William May, Ethics (emeritus), has been named Cary and Ann Maguire Chair in American History and Ethics at the John W. Kluge Center, Library of Congress. Librarian of Congress James H. Billington appointed May for a three-month tenure from September to December 2007.
Rita Kirk, Corporate Communications and Public Affairs, discussed the media campaigns that will determine the fate of a planned toll road inside the Trinity River Corridor’s levee walls in The Dallas Morning News Sept. 18, 2007.
Matthew Wilson, Political Science, discussed the politics behind Texas State Rep. Kirk England’s switch to the Democratic Party in The Dallas Morning News Sept. 20, 2007.
William J. Bryan III, Theology, talked about the “Sunday-night slump” in church attendance that has led to growing cancellations of evening services in the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette Sept. 21, 2007.
Rick Worland, Cinema-TV, talked about the history and legacy of the film Easy Rider in The Dallas Morning News Sept. 12, 2007.
The men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams volunteered Sept. 22 at the 2007 Tour des Fleurs, a 10K/20K run benefiting the Dallas Arboretum. Nearly 50 student-athletes manned 6 water stations along the race route.