Calendar Highlights: Oct. 10, 2008

Image from George Clinton Gardner letterBreak for fall: Fall Break 2008 is Oct. 13-14. No classes will be held; University offices will remain open.

Perkins Interdisciplinary Dialogue: The growth of the U.S. Latino Muslim community is the subject of “Latinos and Islam: A Conversation on a Dimension of Latino Religious Pluralism,” moderated by TCU’s Hjamil A. Martinez-Vazquez, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Oct. 14 in Umphrey Lee Center. Presented by The Center for the Study of Latino/a Christianity and Religions in SMU’s Perkins School of Theology.

Clements Center Brown Bag Lecture: Robert H. and Nancy Dedman Professor of History and Clements Center Director David Weber will discuss “The Risky Business of Editing Historical Documents: Letters from the U.S.-Mexico Boundary Survey, 1849-1854” at noon Oct. 15 in the Texana Room, DeGolyer Library. Bring your lunch. (Right, an image from George Clinton Gardner’s personal letters courtesy of SMU’s DeGolyer Library.)

Gilbert Lecture Series: University of Nevada-Reno Professor Scott Casper, author of Constructing American Lives: Biography and Culture in Nineteenth-Century America and Sarah Johnson’s Mount Vernon: The Forgotten History of an American Shrine discusses “The Selling of the President – 19th-Century Style” Oct. 16 in DeGolyer Library. Reception at 6 p.m. in the Texana Room, lecture at 6:30 p.m. in the Stanley Marcus Reading Room.