Tag Archives: Common Reading

Award-winning author NoViolet Bulaweyo ’07 returns to SMU for 2014 Common Reading discussion Monday, Sept. 15

Acclaimed author NoViolet Bulawayo ’07 returns to the Hilltop to discuss We Need New Names – her award-winning first novel and the University’s 2014 Common Reading – with the Dallas community. Her talk will begin at 5 p.m. Monday, Sept. 15, … Continue reading

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Alumna’s debut novel is SMU’s 2014 Common Reading

For the incoming class of 2018, SMU has chosen an acclaimed first novel that is also the first Common Reading selection to be written by an SMU graduate. We Need New Names by NoViolet Bulawayo tells the story of 10-year-old Darling, a Zimbabwean girl … Continue reading

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Common Reading author Wes Moore visits SMU Aug. 29, 2013

New York Times best-selling author Wes Moore will visit SMU Thursday, Aug. 29, 2013, to discuss his book, The Other Wes Moore: One Name, Two Fates. The free lecture is part of the University’s 2013 Common Reading Program and will take … Continue reading

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Busy weekend in store for SMU’s Class of 2017

Classes begin Monday, Aug. 26 for SMU’s 2013-14 academic year, and new students will have a busy weekend making themselves at home on the Hilltop. Highlights of activities for the Class of 2017, at a glance: Saturday, Aug. 24 4 … Continue reading

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One name, two fates: SMU’s 2013 Common Reading

Two boys with the same name were born within blocks of each other and less than a year apart. Both grew up fatherless in the same poverty-stricken Baltimore ghetto. Both experienced the same hazards of urban youth: racism, violence and trouble with … Continue reading

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The Big Short discussion continues with expert panel Sept. 13

SMU continues its conversation about the 2012 Common Reading with a panel discussion on issues raised in Michael Lewis’ The Big Short: Inside the Doomsday Machine. The discussion, featuring both campus and business leaders, begins at 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 13 in SMU’s DeGolyer … Continue reading

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SMU grad offers investor’s perspective on The Big Short Sept.10

SMU’s 2012 Common Reading discussion continues at 5 p.m. Monday, Sept. 10, with the first Gartner Honors Lecture of the academic year. “The Financial Crisis of The Big Short: An Investor’s Perspective” features University alumnus John Phelan, co-founder and co-managing partner … Continue reading

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Common Reading 2012: Anatomy of a financial disaster

By the time the public learned of the 2008 U.S. stock market crash, it had been happening for more than a year. Author and journalist Michael Lewis sought out a relatively obscure handful of Wall Street hedge-fund managers – minor … Continue reading

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Calendar Highlights: Sept. 21, 2011

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Calendar Highlights: Sept. 13, 2011

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