Sept. 30, 2003

New Changes Announced To The Tate Lecture Series

DALLAS (SMU) -- SMU’s Willis M. Tate Distinguished Lecture Series has made some changes to its 2003-2004 lecture series:

  • The TXU Lecture with Egyptian archaeologist Zahi Hawass originally scheduled for Tuesday, Oct. 21, is now Monday, Oct. 20.

  • At the Lacerte Family Lecture Tuesday, Nov. 11, Rena Pederson, editor-at-large for The Dallas Morning News, will interview best-selling author Tom Clancy.

  • At the William H. Lively Lecture with award-winning actress Stockard Channing on Tuesday, March 16, playwright John Guare, who wrote “Six Degrees of Separation” and “The House of Blue Leaves,” will interview Channing.

  • The Jones Day Lecture, Tuesday, April 13, originally featuring historian Michael Beschloss will now have historian Robert Caro, two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Power Broker: Robert Moses and the Fall of New York and The Years of Lyndon Johnson.

  • At the Tolleson Lecture, Monday, May 10, Alan Webber, co-founder of Fast Company magazine, will interview Michael Dell, chairman and CEO of Dell Computer Corp.

A complete schedule of this season’s Tate lectures is available at