Senior Moments

An Evening with Author Willard Spiegelman [bio]

“A wide-ranging collection of essays reflecting the septuagenarian author’s rejection of the more hysterical predictions of cultural doom.”
—Kirkus Magazine
Willard Spiegelman has had an illustrious and varied career as a university professor at SMU, a writer of books and articles, and editor of The Southwest Review, among numerous other achievements. Now at the end of that career, he has arrived at another milestone—the role of elder, the ideal prerequisites for which are wit, …


Hillman 2016

The 5th Annual James Hillman Symposium

“It is not the literal return to alchemy that is necessary but a restoration of the alchemical mode of imagining. For in that mode we restore matter to our speech – and that is our aim: the restoration of imaginative matter, not of literal alchemy.”
—James Hillman, Alchemical Psychology

The 5th Annual James Hillman Symposium Alchemical Psychology

Friday and Saturday, October 28-29, 2016
at The Dallas Institute of Humanities and Culture (2719 Routh Street)
Members $75, Nonmembers …


Alia Malek

Congratulations to the 2016 Hiett Prize in the Humanities recipient: Alia Malek, Syrian-American Civil Rights Lawyer and Journalist.
Malek was born in the U.S. of Syrian parents who planned to return to their homeland but instead began an unplanned life in diaspora as immigrants. Malek earned a Bachelor of Arts degree at Johns Hopkins and a Juris Doctorate at Georgetown University Law Center. For several years her legal work in civil rights took her to Washington, the West Bank, and Lebanon.
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Remembering Louise Cowan

Remembering Our Teacher, Dr. Louise S. Cowan

The Louise S. Cowan Memorial Fund

In response to gifts received honoring Dr. Louise Cowan, who passed away on November 16th, the Dallas Institute has established the Louise S. Cowan Memorial Fund.
We are deeply grateful to those who have made contributions and invite others who would like to do so to contact us at 214-871-2440 or Or you may make your gift directly by clicking here.


A memorial mass was held Monday, November 23, at …

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