November 16: Nobel Prize Panel
Looking for a quick and painless way to understand this year’s Nobel Prizes? We’ve asked four SMU professors to give us 10-minute lessons on the new laureates—and what their work means to us. Brian Zoltowski on circadian rhythms (Physiology or Medicine), Steve Sekula on gravitational waves (Physics), Nicolay Tsarevsky on cryo-electron microscopsy (Chemistry) and Robert Lawson on behavioral economics (Economic Science). You’ll walk out of this free event a better, smarter person!
Where: EY Gallery, Fincher Building
When: 4 p.m.-5 p.m.—Reception Follows
November 29: Hypocrisy on Full Display
Think hypocrites are new? In the classic Tartuffe, the French playwright Moliere takes a comic look at a scheming religious fraud out to bamboozle his host by seducing his host’s wife and stealing his fortune. Will he get away with it?—see the play and find out. At our last Faculty Club luncheon of the fall semester, Director Blake Hackler will talk about Tartuffe’s history and meaning. The play opens that night at SMU’s Margo Jones Theater, and we’ll sign you up to see it
Where: Taubman Atrium in Owen Arts Center
When: When: Noon
Cost: Members $12, Non-member $20
December 6: Holiday Cheer
The Faculty Club will celebrate the end of the fall semester and usher in the holiday season with another Gathering of Hearts and Minds. It’ll be a time to relax and enjoy the company of colleagues and friends—no speeches, no program. The Faculty Club will provide complimentary hors d’oeuvres; guests will pay for their drinks at a bar reserved exclusively for our group.
Where: Hotel Lumen on Hillcrest
When: 5 p.m.-7 p.m.