Faculty in the News: Nov. 16, 2010

Bruce Bullock

Faculty in the News: Nov. 16, 2010

Henry Arthur McArdle, 'The Battle of San JacintoEric White, curator at SMU’s Bridwell Library, discussed James G. Pepper’s work creating a hand-lettered, hand-illustrated Bible with The United Methodist Church’s Interpreter Magazine. The article appeared in the November-December 2010 edition.

Sam Ratcliffe, head of special collections in SMU’s Hamon Arts Library, talked with The Houston Chronicle about the recent discovery of a smaller version of Texas artist Henry Arthur McArdle’s famed painting The Battle of San Jacinto (right) – a canvas previously thought to have been destroyed in a 1918 house fire. The article appeared in the paper’s Nov. 8, 2010 edition.

Matt Wilson, Political Science, Dedman College, talked about Sarah Palin’s visit to Dallas and its potential impact on other politicians’ aspirations with The Dallas Morning News Nov. 10, 2010.

Cal Jillson, Political Science, Dedman College, talked about how – and whether – President Obama can adapt to the new political realities of Washington with The Christian Science Monitor Nov. 6, 2010. In addition, he discussed the 2010 midterm elections with The Houston Chronicle and USA Today in articles that appeared Nov. 3, 2010.

Peter Raad on 'Ideas in Action with Jim Glassman'Peter Raad (right), Executive Director, The Guildhall at SMU, discussed the future landscape of video games on the nationally syndicated PBS series “Ideas in Action with Jim Glassman.” The show aired Nov. 4, 2010. Watch it online. video

Dennis Simon, Political Science, Dedman College, talked about Democratic successes in Dallas County elections despite Republican dominance of national races with The Dallas Morning News Nov. 3, 2010.

Anastasia Suen, Creative Writing, Continuing and Professional Studies, was featured in an article on the “Frisco Reads” program that appeared in The South Lake Times Oct. 27, 2010.

Bruce Bullock, Maguire Energy Institute, Cox School of Business, talked with The Wall Street Journal about how cement used in oil drilling is prone to failure. The article appeared in the Oct. 30, 2010 edition.

Dan Howard, Marketing, Cox School of Business, discussed Halloween sales of candy, costumes and decorations as a barometer for general economic recovery with The Dallas Business Journal Oct. 29, 2010.

Mark Chancey, Religious Studies, Dedman College, talked about a Bible-based history curriculum being sought by a member of Louisiana’s Caddo Parish School Board with The Shreveport Times Nov. 2, 2010.

November 16, 2010|Faculty in the News|

University to play key role in Gulf Project

Platform drilling rigTexas Gov. Rick Perry announced at SMU in July the formation of the Gulf Project – a coalition of university and industry scientists, government officials, policy experts and stakeholders who will work to protect Texas against another environmental and economic disaster like that stemming from the British Petroleum rig explosion in the Gulf of Mexico.

“I think we have all watched with great frustration as one attempt after another failed to stem the oil. We must do better,” Perry said, adding that industry needs better technology, better monitoring and trained spill management teams.

“The Maguire Energy Institute at SMU Cox has been a leader in the study of management, policy, workforce development and other issues,” says Bruce Bullock, the institute’s director. “We are delighted to participate in this initiative.”

SMU, the University of Texas, Texas A&M University, the University of Houston, Rice University, Texas Tech University, the Research Partnership to Secure Energy for America (RPSEA), Texas General Land Office and Texas Railroad Commission are participating and may be joined later by other experts and institutions of higher education.

The initiative’s goal “is to make drilling in Texas, both onshore and offshore, safer and to protect the health, safety and environment of the citizens and the state,” Bullock says. “Texas is the energy capital of the world. We hope this effort will help us to continue that status.”

> Read a Q&A with Bruce Bullock from SMU News

September 8, 2010|News|

Faculty in the News: May 11, 2010

Bruce Bullock, Maguire Energy Institute, Cox School of Business, provided expertise for a story on what went wrong in the Gulf of Mexico that led to the Deepwater Horizon oil rig disaster. The article appeared in The Washington Post May 9, 2010.

David Meltzer, Anthropology, Dedman College, was one of 255 members of the National Academy of Sciences who signed a letter to Science magazine in response to criticism of climate scientists. The letter appeared May 7, 2010.

Robert Krout, Music Therapy, Meadows School of the Arts, talked about the power of music to comfort hospitalized children with CBS 11 News May 6, 2010. video

Bernard Weinstein, Maguire Energy Institute, discussed the impact of the Gulf of Mexico oil spill on the price of gasoline with The Fort Worth Star-Telegram May 3, 2010.

Cal Jillson, Political Science, Dedman College, discussed the Obama Administration’s actions and rhetoric in the wake of the BP oil spill and the failed Times Square bombing plot with The Christian Science Monitor May 3, 2010.

May 11, 2010|Faculty in the News|

Faculty in the News: May 4, 2010

Cal Jillson, Political Science, Dedman College, talked about the potential impact of the immigration debate on the 2010 elections with USA Today May 3, 2010. He also discussed U.S. Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison’s efforts on behalf of Houston’s Johnson Space Center to win a two-year extension of space shuttle flights for an article that appeared in The Houston Chronicle May 1, 2010.

Bruce Bullock, Maguire Energy Institute, Cox School of Business, discussed the economic outlook for energy and gas exploration in Pennsylvania with The Dallas Business Journal April 30, 2010.

Peter Raad, The Guildhall at SMU, discussed current job and salary prospects in the video game industry with Reuters April 29, 2010.

Alan Bromberg, Dedman School of Law, talked about the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission’s newly aggressive posture in its fraud litigation against Goldman Sachs with The Los Angeles Times April 22, 2010.

Dan Howard, Marketing, discussed how companies use Earth Day to promote their brands with giveaway items for an article that appeared in USA Today April 22, 2010.

May 4, 2010|Faculty in the News|

Faculty in the News: Feb. 23, 2010

Bruce Bullock, Maguire Energy Institute, Cox School of Business, discussed about Anadarko Petroleum Corp.’s natural gas discovery off the shores of Mozambique with The Houston Chronicle Feb. 17, 2010.

Bernard Weinstein, Maguire Energy Institute, Cox School of Business, wrote about the Obama administration’s approach to energy policy in The Fort Worth Star-Telegram Feb. 10, 2010. In addition, he commented on the Maguire Institute’s report on cement plants and pollution for an article in The Dallas Morning News Feb. 17, 2010.

Cal Jillson, Political Science, Dedman College, talked about Republican efforts to make a comeback with voters in The Christian Science Monitor Feb. 17, 2010.

February 23, 2010|Faculty in the News|
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