Cal Jillson (right), Political Science, provided expertise on several state and national election-year stories during the summer, including:
- The Christian Science Monitor, Aug. 17, 2010: Ground Zero mosque flap: How Democrats can recover
- The Daily Texan, Aug. 9, 2010: Perry, Obama to talk border security
- The Washington Examiner, Aug. 6, 2010: Gay marriage ruling creates political trap for Obama
- The Fort Worth Star-Telegram, July 29, 2010: Texas Democratic candidates distance themselves from Obama
- The Fort Worth Star-Telegram, July 12, 2010: Fort Worth 12-year-old is trying to start political party
- The San Antonio Express-News, July 6, 2010: Perry, White trading video jabs
- The Christian Science Monitor, July 1, 2010: Why busy Obama is focusing on long-shot issue of immigration reform
- Corpus Christi Caller-Times, June 24, 2010: Education, transportation are pillars of White’s platform
- The San Francisco Examiner, June 18, 2010: Democrats fates will hinge on Obama’s handling of spill
- The Associated Press, June 5, 2010: Guns could be a tough topic for Texas candidate
- The Houston Chronicle, May 30, 2010: EPA provides talking point for both candidates
Bruce Bullock, Maguire Energy Institute, Cox School of Business, spoke with several media outlets about BP’s Deepwater Horizon disaster in the Gulf of Mexico and other energy issues for these stories:
- McClatchy Newspapers, Aug. 2, 2010: Could better corporate ethics have prevented BP oil spill?
- The Houston Chronicle, July 29, 2010: Disaster in the Gulf: Spill marks turning point for offshore oil, not demise
- The Houston Chronicle, “Barrels and BTUs,” July 13, 2010: Drilling moratorium: If it looks like a duck, swims like a duck, and quacks like a duck, then it probably is a duck
- USA Today, July 6, 2010: Relief well is last best hope to contain gusher
- The Miami Herald, June 26, 2010: Relief may not come soon for BP’s runaway well
- The Los Angeles Times, June 4, 2010: BP debt rating is cut as gulf oil leak costs mount
- The Washington Post, June 18, 2010: Experts see how-not-to book emerging from gulf oil spill cleanup
- The New York Times, June 14, 2010: For BP, toll likely to extend past cleanup
- The Washington Post, May 27, 2010: BP says effort to plug well ‘proceeding as planned,’ but success still uncertain
Bernard Weinstein (right), Maguire Energy Institute, Cox School of Business, discussed local, state and national economic issues with the media for stories including:
- The Houston Chronicle, July 14, 2010: Tapped-out Texas tech fund halts applications
- Fortune, July 13, 2010: 4 reasons why Texas beats California in a recession
- The Town Talk (Alexandria, Louisiana), July 11, 2010: Drilling ban wrong response to company’s recklessness
- NBC 5 News, July 9, 2010: Spending less on back-to-school items?
- Reuters, June 3, 2010: Drilling halt may be worse than oil spill
- The Dallas Morning News, May 21, 2010: Texas employers add 32,500 jobs in April
- The Waco Tribune, May 13, 2010: Drill ban bad for economy
Mike Davis, Finance, Cox School of Business, talked about topics ranging from problems of predicting sales tax revenue to the forecasted economic impact of the 2010 NBA All-Star Game with these media outlets:
- The Dallas Morning News, July 22, 2010: Now what about Dallas’ sales tax forecast?
- NBC 5 News, July 10, 2010: What is Blockbuster’s future?
- WFAA News, June 2, 2010: Economic impact of NBA All-Star Game ‘hugely inflated’
José Bowen, Dean, Meadows School of the Arts, and Zannie Voss, professor and chair of arts administration in the Meadows School and Cox School of Business, wrote a letter to the editor of The Dallas Morning News about funding for the arts in Dallas. The letter appeared July 18, 2010.
Geoffrey Orsak (right), Dean, Lyle School of Engineering, and Associate Dean Tammy Richards discussed teaching how to teach engineering in a feature story on SMU’s Infinity Project that appeared in The Fort Worth Star-Telegram Aug. 5, 2010. Orsak also discussed assessing the blame for the Gulf oil spill with The Dallas Morning News May 26, 2010.
Tom Fomby, Economics, Dedman College, discussed the impact of corporations maintaining productivity with fewer workers with The Philadelphia Daily News Aug. 10, 2010.
Jasper Smits, Psychology, Dedman College, discussed the psychological benefits of exercise for a feature on the exercise boot camp at the Genesis Women’s Shelter that appeared in The Dallas Morning News Aug. 9, 2010.
Rita Kirk, Corporate Communications and Public Affairs, Meadows School of the Arts, talked about the increasing use of social media to help people find housing, education, health care, and jobs with The Christian Science Monitor Aug. 5, 2010.
Pia Orrenius, Tower Center for Political Studies, Dedman College, discussed immigration and her new book, Beside the Golden Door: U.S. Immigration Reform in a New Era of Globalization, with CNN July 31, 2010.
George Martinez, Dedman School of Law, talked about the deployment of National Guard troops along the U.S.-Mexico border with The Dallas Morning News Aug. 1, 2010.
William Lawrence, Dean, Perkins School of Theology, discussed the superficiality of social networking with KERA Public Radio July 28, 2010.
Ben Voth (right), Corporate Communications and Public Affairs, Meadows School of the Arts, wrote about the long history of uncivil discourse in American public society for The Dallas Morning News July 28, 2010.
Meghan Ryan, Dedman School of Law, discussed the potentially far-reaching impact of an upcoming Supreme Court ruling in a Texas DNA evidence case with The Amarillo Globe-News July 18, 2010.
Al Armendariz, regional administrator for the Environmental Protection Agency and an engineering professor at SMU, appeared on KERA Public Radio with Bruce Bullock, director of SMU’s Maguire Energy Institute, to discuss the deepwater drilling moratorium in a program that aired July 9, 2010.
Michael Cox, O’Neil Center for Global Markets and Freedom, Cox School of Business, discussed the importance of exports in revitalizing the economy with The Dallas Morning News July 22, 2010. In addition, he wrote about the potential benefits of inflation for the July 1, 2010 edition of Investor’s Business Daily.
Misty Solt, Center for Family Counseling, Annette Caldwell Simmons School of Education and Human Development, talked about the importance of a calm approach to disciplining children in public with The Dallas Morning News May 29, 2010.
Maria Richards, Huffington Department of Earth Sciences, Dedman College, discussed the potential of geothermal energy with The Austin American-Statesman July 13, 2010.
Michael Corris, Art, Meadows School of the Arts, wrote in praise of the art in Cowboys Stadium in a piece that appeared in The Dallas Morning News July 13, 2010. See a slideshow of the stadium’s art. (Right, Matthew Ritchie’s Line of Play in Cowboys Stadium’s Main Concourse.)
Jim Hollifield, Political Science, Dedman College, talked about the global politics of immigration with The New York Times June 25, 2010. He also discussed Britain’s new coalition government with the BBC in late June 2010.
Frank Lloyd, Executive Education, Cox School of Business, wrote about the need for companies to adopt a comprehensive new approach to developing leadership competencies in an article for B&P Magazine that appeared July 1, 2010.
Linda Eads, Dedman School of Law, talked about the U.S. Department of Labor extending some benefits allowed under the Family Leave Act to gay and lesbian workers and the separation of powers within the federal government with Fox 4 News June 23, 2010.
Al Niemi, Dean, Cox School of Business, discussed the state of the North Texas economy with The Dallas Morning News June 27, 2010.
David Meltzer, Anthropology, Dedman College, discussed the search for the earliest Americans and how they lived in an article that appeared in Parade Magazine June 13, 2010.
Eric White, curator of special collections in SMU’s Bridwell Library, talked about the Bible-buying spree undertaken by members of the family that founded Hobby Lobby for an article that appeared in The New York Times June 11, 2010.
Peter Raad (right), The Guildhall at SMU, talked about the emerging trend of digital distribution of video games with Fox Business June 11, 2010.
Tom Siems, Engineering Management, Information and Systems, Lyle School of Engineering, talked about the trend of people, companies and the nation “borrowing to live” with The Dallas Morning News June 13, 2010.
Charles Curran, Elizabeth Scurlock University Professor of Human Values, wrote about his concerns for the Catholic Church in the “My Turn” column in the June 5, 2010, edition of Newsweek.
Dennis Grindle, M.B.A. Career Management Center, Cox School of Business, talked about the importance of an M.B.A. when hunting for a job – or another job – in a tight economy with CNN June 9, 2010.
Rick Worland, Cinema-Television, Meadows School of the Arts, discussed the legacy of horror film icon George Romero with USA Today June 8, 2010.
Marsh Terry, E.A. Lilly Professor Emeritus of English in Dedman College wrote about SMU’s role in making Dallas a great city in the May 30, 2010 edition of The Dallas Morning News.
Robin Lovin, Cary Maguire University Professor of Ethics, talked about the difference between how religion is viewed in the United States and in Europe with The Dallas Morning News May 29, 2010.
Brian Stump, Huffington Department of Earth Sciences, Dedman College, discussed a recent cluster of earthquakes in Oklahoma with KOTV News May 26, 2010.