The following is from the Jan. 14, 2007, edition of The Dallas Morning News.

For taste of Southwest, try SMU's Taos Institute

The Cultural Institute at SMU's campus in Taos, N.M., has become so popular that a second weekend has been added for 2007.

Offering weekend classes taught by SMU's faculty as well as local experts, the cultural institute, now in its third year, provides adults the opportunity to learn about the Southwest.

Courses for the July 12-15 weekend include seminars on Taos artists, traditional Pueblo pottery, the Los Alamos nuclear project, archaeological field study, digital photography and fly fishing.

Courses for the July 19-22 weekend include seminars on D.H. Lawrence, religious art and architecture, fine-art photography, the geology of the northern New Mexico region, New Mexico wines and Latino politics of the Southwest.

Contact: Jana Rentzel, 214-768-1303;

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