Calendar Highlights: Oct. 24, 2008

Bringing Bach to life: SMU’s Meadows Chorale performs Johann Sebastian Bach’s setting of The Magnificat, led by internationally known conductor and scholar Fiora Contino, at 2 p.m. Oct. 26 in Perkins Chapel. For more information, call 8-1951.

I am a camera: Visiting Artist and recent Guggenheim Fellow Marco Breuer, who specializes in making “camera-less photographs,” exhibits his work in “Marco Breuer: Principles of Extraction” Oct. 27-Dec. 6 in the Pollock Gallery, Hughes-Trigg Student Center. Breuer will lecture on his work at 6:30 p.m. Nov. 6 in the Dr. Bob Smith Auditorium, Meadows Museum.

Leading by example: Sewell Automotive Companies Chair Carl Sewell, chair of the SMU Board of Trustees, will share his insights with students in President R. Gerald Turner’s Fall 2008 Leadership Summit at 5 p.m. Oct. 29 in the Hughes-Trigg Student Center Forum.

'The End of the Straight and Narrow' coverGilbert Lecture Series: Joycelyn Moody, Sue E. Denman Chair of American Literature at UT-San Antonio and author of Sentimental Confessions: Spiritual Narratives of Nineteenth-Century African American Women, speaks on “Re-mapping Sex, Texts and Work: Black Women Writers and the Slave Trade” Oct. 29 in DeGolyer Library. Reception at 6 p.m. in the Texana Room, lecture at 6:30 p.m. in the Stanley Marcus Reading Room.

Gilbert Lecture Series: Writer David McGlynn – whose first story collection, The End of the Straight and Narrow, has just been published by SMU Press – will participate in a conversation on “Flirting with Disaster – Turning Obsession Into Fiction” at 3 p.m. Oct. 30 in the Texana Room, DeGolyer Library. Cosponsored by SMU Press.