Tag Archives: Tate Distinguished Lecture Series

Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson is topic of SMU’s 2016 Common Reading discussion Sunday, Aug. 21

A community discussion and two SMU appearances by author Bryan Stevenson are highlights of the events surrounding the University’s 2016 Common Reading, Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption. Continue reading

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SMU’s 2016-17 Tate Lecture Series opens Tuesday, Sept. 20 with Doris Kearns Goodwin, Tom Brokaw and David Gergen

Presidential historian Doris Kearns Goodwin, veteran journalist Tom Brokaw and political analyst David Gergen will discuss the historic 2016 election to kick off the 35th season of SMU’s Willis M. Tate Distinguished Lecture Series Tuesday, Sept. 20. Continue reading

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SMU Tate Series to feature two political legends May 2, 2016

Veteran journalist Jim Lehrer will moderate a discussion between political legends James Carville and Karl Rove for the The Ebby Halliday Companies Lecture of SMU’s Willis M. Tate Distinguished Lecture Series Monday, May 2. All SMU student, faculty and staff are invited … Continue reading

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Actor Rob Lowe to deliver SMU Tate Distinguished Lecture Tuesday, Feb. 23, 2016

Rob Lowe, actor, producer, writer, director and activist, will be the featured speaker at The Tolleson Lecture of the Willis M. Tate Distinguished Lecture Series at SMU Tuesday, Feb. 23. The Tolleson Lecture will begin at 8 p.m. Tuesday in SMU’s McFarlin … Continue reading

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Poet, performance artist Sarah Kay to give SMU Tate Distinguished Lecture Jan. 26, 2016

Poet and performance artist Sarah Kay – a writer, educator, and co-director of an organization dedicated to improving children’s lives through poetry – will visit SMU Tuesday, Jan. 25 to speak in the 2015-16 Tate Distinguished Lecture Series. She will speak at 8 p.m. in McFarlin Auditorium Kay is … Continue reading

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Documentary filmmaker Ken Burns returns to SMU’s Tate Distinguished Lecture Series Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2015

Renowned director and documentary filmmaker Ken Burns, creator of Baseball, The War and The Roosevelts, will return to SMU Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2015 for another engagement with the Tate Distinguished Lecture Series. Burns will present The Oncor Lecture at 8 p.m. in McFarlin Auditorium … Continue reading

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NPR’s Shankar Vedantam to give Tate Distinguished Lecture Tuesday, Nov. 10, 2015

Shankar Vedantam, NPR science correspondent reporting on human behavior and social sciences, author of The Hidden Brain and former reporter and columnist for The Washington Post, will be the featured speaker at The Jones Day Lecture of the 2015-16 Willis … Continue reading

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Statistician and data-journalism pioneer Nate Silver to speak in SMU’s Tate Distinguished Lecture Series May 5, 2015

Statistician, author and blogger Nate Silver – who has earned a national spotlight with his innovative analyses of political polling – will deliver the next Willis M. Tate Distinguished Lecture of 2015. Silver gives the Jones Day Lecture at 8 p.m. Tuesday, May 5 in McFarlin Auditorium. > Follow Nate Silver on … Continue reading

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Calendar Highlights: April 29, 2015

Engaged Learning Meet-Up: Engaged Learning invites SMU community members to their Engaged Learning Meet-Up event on Thursday, April 30, at 6 p.m., in the Hughes-Trigg Commons. Held each April, the event is designed to introduce new Engaged Learning projects. To learn … Continue reading

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Co-anchor of ABC News’ “Good Morning America” delivers Tate Lecture April 7, 2015

After a delay due to inclement weather earlier this semester, co-anchor of ABC News’ “Good Morning America” and author of recently released Everybody’s Got Something Robin Roberts will visit SMU Tuesday, April 7 to deliver the Willis M. Tate Distinguished Lecture. Continuing the … Continue reading

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