Selected Events Around Dallas

Nov. 19, 5:30 p.m., UT Southwestern Library special program

Remembering JFK

Dr. Robert McClelland’s lecture is titled“From Memory to History: Reflections on the Assassination of President John F. Kennedy.” A reception in the Library for the Professor Emeritus of Surgery will be held before the lecture, which begins at 6 p.m. in the Jones Memorial Lecture Hall (D1.602). Dr. Daniel K. Podolsky, President of UT Southwestern, will give the introduction. Dr. Michael Choti, Chairman of Surgery, is host of the event.

Nov. 20, 9 a.m., UT Southwestern

Surgical Grand Rounds in Richardson Lecture Hall (D1.502)

Dr. Robert McClelland, Professor Emeritus of Surgery, and Dr. Ronald Jones, Chairman of Surgery at Baylor University Medical Center, will present “JFK: From Inside Parkland Hospital.” Program Director is Dr. Herb Phelan, Associate Professor of Surgery.

Nov. 22, 11:45 a.m., Dealey Plaza (sold out)

Dallas's official commemoration of the 50th anniversary, “The 50th: Honoring the Memory of President John F. Kennedy”

The public event is expected to draw more than 5,000 ticketed and credentialed guests for an understated and respectful program. The televised ceremony will be shown at two campus locations – the Tom and Lula Gooch Auditorium on South Campus and the T. Boone Pickens Biomedical Building Auditorium (NG3.112) on North Campus. “The 50th” is led by Mayor Michael S. Rawlings and the President John F. Kennedy Commemorative Foundation in cooperation with the city of Dallas. “The 50th” committee is chaired by Ruth Sharp Altshuler.

Nov. 23, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m., Sixth Floor Museum

Part of the Author Series, with Clint Hill and Lisa McCubbin

Author and former Secret Service Agent Clint Hill and co-author Lisa McCubbin will sign their new book, Five Days in November. Admission to the book signing is free, but tickets are required.

Nov. 24, 2 p.m., Sixth Floor Museum

Soundings: One Red Rose by Steven Mackey, featuring the Brentano String Quartet

The Nasher Sculpture Center will present an encore performance of its commemorative concert. The work was written by internationally renowned composer Steven Mackey in honor of the anniversary of President Kennedy’s death. It was commissioned by the Nasher with Carnegie Hall (New York) and Yellow Barn (Putney, Vt.). A discussion will follow. The title of the piece comes from a blood-soaked rose that fell from the bouquet of First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy. Seating is limited. Tickets are $10 for Nasher members; $15 for the general public.

Dec. 6, 11:30 a.m.; Dec. 7, 2 p.m., Sixth Floor Museum

Kari-Mette Pigmans was a Pan Am flight attendant aboard the White House press plane in the early 1960s and had met President Kennedy several times. She was at Dallas Love Field at the time of the assassination. Part of the Living History series presented by the museum. Ticket is included with museum admission.