Bruce Bullock, Maguire Energy Institute, Cox School of Business, discussed the political fallout from the September 2010 fire on a Mariner Energy drilling rig in the Gulf of Mexico with The Associated Press Sept. 7, 2010.

Bernard Weinstein, Maguire Energy Institute, Cox School of Business, talked about the growing influence of Hispanics in Texas with The Dallas Morning News Aug. 27, 2010.

Cal Jillson, Political Science, Dedman College, discussed the budget rhetoric of Gov. Rick Perry and Democratic gubernatorial candidate Bill White with The Houston Chronicle Aug. 29, 2010. In addition, he discussed the governor’s race debate set by Texas’ five largest newspapers and Austin PBS affiliate KLRU to be held Oct. 19 – whether or not all the candidates show up – with The Daily Texan Aug. 30, 2010. He also provided expertise for a story on an ad by Bill White supporters attacking Rick Perry, run by The Associated Press Aug. 24, 2010. He also talked about how the Democrats are addressing the Ground Zero mosque flap with The Christian Science Monitor Aug. 17, 2010.

Mickey Quiñones, Management and Organizations, Cox School of Business, wrote about a joint effort between SMU and the National Hispanic Corporate Council to help Hispanics develop the skills needed to reach top positions in corporations. The article appeared in Forbes Aug. 23, 2010.

Lackland Bloom, Dedman School of Law, provided expertise for a story about the child of a lesbian couple being denied admittance to a school because of her parents’ sexual orientation. The article appeared in The Dallas Morning News Aug. 25, 2010.

Sean Griffin, Cinema-TV, Meadows School of the Arts, talked about the barriers for openly gay actors to playing straight romantic roles in movies and TV shows with USA Today Aug. 24, 2010.

Jim Hollifield, Tower Center for Political Studies, Dedman College, talked about the debate over birthright citizenship and its effect on the DFW area with The Fort Worth Star-Telegram Aug. 21, 2010.