Category Archives: Research

Mysteries of the Forest

If I could be a little presumptuous, I would award Shannon and myself ribbons for being dauntless. The forest is lovely, yes, but it’s also wild. We’ve encountered a pack of feral hogs, thickets of thorns, poison ivy, bugs, and … Continue reading

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Tree Hugging

Essentially, my job is to hug trees. I love it! In the video I show what I do for my research. I repeat this for hundreds of trees! Finding the tree’s diameter at breast height (DBH) is a standard, important … Continue reading

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Trail Blazing

Let’s make something clear- the Trinity River Audubon Center has a lot of forest land. To give you an idea, I’ll tell you a little about my experience designing my project. I spent months on background research, just reading forestry … Continue reading

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Finding the Forest in the City

First, you need to leave Southern Methodist University. Drive south on North Central Expressway. Pass downtown Dallas. Merge onto Interstate 45 and soon you’ll see bright green treetops on both sides of the highway. Take Exit 179 to travel east … Continue reading

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How I Became I Human Rights Major

Senior Emily Mankowski is researching the historical racism of the Aboriginal people in Australia to shed light on present-day discrimination as well as efforts to remediate discrimination. (Major: HRTS; PLSC; Mentor: Dr. Rick Halperin). Follow her blogs at http://smuhumanrightsboorloo.blogspot.com/  This is … Continue reading

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London Bound

Junior Lauryn Bodden has begun a food as culture project locally and, while studying in London, will expand her knowledge of the glocal food movement, comparing Londoners’ attitudes about food and eating habits with Americans. Follow Lauryn’s food blog http://bitemeworld.wordpress.com/ As … Continue reading

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No Easy Task!

As I sit here starring at my laptop screen, I know I have entered a long and challenging journey into the world of research. While I am no blogger, I hope to share my Unbridled Project experience with you, conducting … Continue reading

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With all the awful things happening in the world, you’ve gotta wonder: Who’s doing anything about it?!

I decided to research human rights campaigns in relation to the Olympics simply because I learned a ton about human rights abuses in the History of Human Rights course I took last semester. I left Dr. Halperin’s class thinking, “OK … Continue reading

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My Suspicious yet Informative Interviews!

Hello! My name is Brittany Dickey, I am a senior at SMU, and this summer I am in London studying how human rights campaigns use the Olympics as a platform to raise awareness. I am particularly studying Green Wash Gold … Continue reading

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Asian Carp could help us solve hunger problems

My name is Michael Tran, majoring in Applied Mathematics at Southern Methodist University. I became a part of Unbridled Learning Project, doing research about Asian Carp which are known as an invader species on the Mississippi and Illinois Rivers. The … Continue reading

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