For the Record: March 26, 2009

Ben Manthey

For the Record: March 26, 2009

Bonnie Wheeler, English/Medieval Studies, Dedman College, spoke in the Conference of Historical Journals at the American Historical Association’s 2009 meeting in January. Her lecture on emerging challenges to the identities of traditional humanities journals was covered by The Chronicle of Higher Education in an article published in the March 27, 2009 issue. She is editor of the journal Arthuriana and president of the Council of Editors of Learned Journals.

Cody Meador, a rising senior political science major in Dedman College, has been selected as SMU’s 2009-10 Presidential Fellow to the Center for the Study of the Presidency and Congress in Washington, D.C. The University names one Fellow each year who attends two conferences in Washington and writes a policy paper for the Center. Read Cody’s summer 2008 service blog at SMU’s Student Adventures site.

Ben Manthey, a graduating senior history major and Chinese minor in Dedman College, has received a 2009-10 Fellowship to the Princeton in Asia Program. He will spend the academic year in Beijing. Founded in 1898, Princeton in Asia’s mission is to foster cross-cultural understanding between Asians and Americans by giving young people opportunities to live and work in Asia. Read Ben’s spring 2008 China blog at SMU’s Student Adventures site.

March 26, 2009|For the Record|

Tune In: An SMU student in China

Houhai district, Beijing, ChinaBen Manthey, a junior from Dallas majoring in history with minors in Chinese and business, has spent Spring 2008 in Beijing at the Capital University of Economics and Business. He shares his perspective on life and learning in the People’s Republic – including the deadly Sichuan earthquake that has devastated the nation – at his Student Adventures blog. (Right, Ben’s photo of night life in Central Beijing’s Houhai district.)

The SMU Athletic Department, in conjunction with the SMU Lettermen’s Association, inducted the 2008 inaugural class of the SMU Athletics Hall of Fame during ceremonies May 2. Forrest Gregg, Lamar Hunt, Martina Moravcova and Payne Stewart were honored, with Don Meredith serving as honorary chair. See Athletics Hall of Fame video online. video

May 30, 2008|Tune In|
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