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Sampling Simmons 2013/2014 Guide

Please accept our invitation to experience the Sampling Simmons academic program series. It has been designed for you, to take part in classroom instruction and personal interactions with our exceptional faculty and special guest speakers. We hope you will join us for activities that suit your interests.

PROGRAM GUIDE

 
January 11, 2014
Annette Caldwell
Simmons Hall
3 pm - 5 pm

   

"Bella Italia - Art from the City of Venice"


Department of Graduate Liberal Studies
Featuring Adjunct Professor Dr. Dianne Goode
Immerse yourself in the art and culture of Italy without leaving SMU campus! The first of three lectures, focusing on the art and ambience of the city of Venice. 
       
January 23, 2014
Annette Caldwell
Simmons Hall
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
   

Simmons School Annual Luminary Awards Ceremony

   

Dinner and awards ceremony honoring individuals or organizations that have shown an extraordinary commitment to improving lives through education. This year's recipients are Terry Ford '74 (East Dallas Community Schools), Madeline DuHaime McClure (TexProtects, The Texas Association for the Protection of Children) and Marian Wright Edelman (Children's Defense Fund) and Jonah Edelman (Stand for Children). 
       
February 8, 2014
Annette Caldwell
Simmons Hall
3 pm - 5 pm


   

"Bella Italia - Art from the City of Venice"

 
Department of Graduate Liberal Studies
Featuring Adjunct Professor Dr. Dianne Goode
Immerse yourself in the art and culture of Italy without leaving SMU campus! The second of three lectures, focusing on the art and ambience of the city of Florence. 
       
February 19, 2014
Annette Caldwell
Simmons Hall
Noon - 1:30 pm


   

"Changing Minds: How Technology is Changing Classroom Learning"

 
Department of Teaching and Learning
Featuring Associate Professor Dr. Paige Ware
The interactive session will showcase a range of technology-rich projects that SMU Simmons students have used to connect with language educators and learners, both in the local Dallas area as well as across the globe in Europe, Asia, and South America. We invite you to join us in exploring how new technologies help create enriching learning opportunities that support better language teaching, stronger peer mentoring, and deeper cross-cultural understanding. 
       
March 8, 2014
Annette Caldwell
Simmons Hall
3 pm - 5 pm


   

"Bella Italia - Art from the City of Venice"

 
Department of Graduate Liberal Studies
Featuring Adjunct Professor Dr. Dianne Goode
Immerse yourself in the art and culture of Italy without leaving SMU campus! The final lecture of this series, focusing on the art and ambience of the city of Rome. 
       
March 27, 2014
Perot Museum of Nature and Science
6:30 pm - 9 pm





   

"Will Science Ruin Sports"

  
Department of Applied Physiology and Wellness
Featuring Associate Professor Dr. Peter Weyand
From performance-enhancing drugs to concussions and brain health, the influence of science and technology on organized sports has never been greater than at present. This lecture will examine the sport-science relationship as we move into an era of performance-enhancing prosthetic limbs and potential gene doping. A prospective view of enhancement techniques and state of organized sport in the latter 21st century will be offered. 
       
April 11, 2014
Annette Caldwell Simmons Hall
6 pm - 9 pm




   

"Writer's Feast"

  
Department of Graduate Liberal Studies
Featuring students of the Graduate Liberal Studies Program
Fifth Annual MLS Writer's Feast, previously featured a famous author like Mark Medoff, BK Loren, and Ed Hirsch each year to share his or her work with the larger SMU community in a public lecture at the Simmons School. This year, the MLS Writer's Feast will feature MLS students from the creative writing concentration reading their own original work.  
       
April 23, 2014
Annette Caldwell Simmons Hall
Noon - 1:30 pm



   

"The Brain on Conflict"

  
Department of Dispute Resolution and Counseling
Featuring Lecturer and Dispute Resolution Director Dr. Betty Gilmore
The seminar will provide insight into the critical role that the brain plays in conflict. Learn how instinctual responses can be tempered by connecting the knowledge gained from neuroscience with strategies that can be applied to resolving conflicts and enhancing collaboration. 
       
May 15, 2014
Annette Caldwell Simmons Hall
5:30 pm- 6:30 am
    Dean's Spring Awards Ceremony   
Honoring outstanding students