Cal Jillson

Faculty in the News: Winter 2009-10

Chee-Yun, Music, Meadows School of the Arts, was profiled in The Sarasota (FL) Herald-Tribune Jan. 11, 2010, the day before her recent performance with the Sarasota Concert Association.

Edward Countryman, Clements Department of History, Dedman College, discussed the implications of the Texas State Board of Education’s possible revisions to the state’s social studies curriculum with The Austin American-Statesman Jan. 10, 2010.

Paul Phillips, Music, Meadows School of the Arts, displayed “exquisite mastery” in his conducting debut with the Dallas Symphony Orchestra, as written in a concert review in The Dallas Morning News Jan. 8, 2010.

Cal Jillson, Political Science, Dedman College, talked about the political fallout of efforts to protect an endangered bird and their impact on oil, natural gas and wind energy development with CNN Money Jan. 6, 2010. He also discussed the stakes in the recent Republican gubernatorial debate with KERA Radio News Jan. 11, 2010. Read the full story and listen to the broadcast. audio

bernard-weinstein-kxas-200.jpgBernard Weinstein, Maguire Energy Institute, Cox School of Business, wrote about the Barnett Shale and the potential economic and national security benefits of its natural gas deposits for The Houston Chronicle Dec. 16, 2009. In addition, he talked with with KXAS Channel 5 News about growth expectations for the North Texas area in a segment broadcast Jan. 3, 2010. Read the full report and watch the video. video

Al Armendariz, Environmental and Civil Engineering, Lyle School of Engineering, was profiled as the new U.S. Environmental Protection Agency chief for Region 6 in The Houston Chronicle Jan. 3, 2010.

Robin Lovin, Cary Maguire University Professor of Ethics, discussed President Obama and Christian realism with The Dallas Morning News Dec. 31, 2009. Lovin has written a book on the subject, Christian Realism and the New Realities, published by Cambridge University Press.

Scott MacDonald, Southwestern Graduate School of Banking, Cox School of Business, talked about how small businesses have felt the pinch as banks cut back on lending in the wake of the financial crisis with The Fort Worth Star-Telegram Dec. 27, 2009.

Christine Buchanan on Fox 4 NewsChristine Buchanan (left), Biological Sciences, Dedman College, discussed the dangers of catching salmonella from illegally sold baby turtles with Fox 4 News Nov. 11, 2009. Watch the video. video

Faculty in the News: Dec. 8, 2009

Cal Jillson, Political Science, Dedman College, spoke with KERA 90.1‘s Shelley Kofler about how Houston Mayor Bill White’s candidacy could change the race for governor. The broadcast took place Dec. 3, 2009. audio

Peter Raad, Executive Director, The Guildhall at SMU, was interviewed for a Fort Worth Weekly story on the emergence of the highly profitable game industry. Sandy Petersen and Elizabeth Stringer were among the Guildhall faculty members featured in the story, which appeared in the Weekly‘s Dec. 2, 2009 edition. In addition, Raad participated in a video interview about game development in academia with Visualize This! for the Intel Software Network Dec. 4, 2009. video

Faculty in the News: Dec. 1, 2009

Cal Jillson, Political Science, Dedman College, talked about Houston Mayor Bill White’s ability to rekindle Democrats’ hopes for 2010 success in Texas with The Houston Chronicle Nov. 28, 2009.

Eva Oberdörster, Biological Sciences, Dedman College, discussed the potential pitfalls of nanotechnology with The Fort Worth Star-Telegram Nov. 28, 2009.

David Chard, Dean, Annette Caldwell Simmons School of Education and Human Development, discussed a report by The National Council on Teacher Quality that is critical of teacher education in Texas for an article that appeared in The Houston Chronicle Nov. 23, 2009.

Jean Kazez, Philosophy, Dedman College, wrote about the ethics of what we eat in a letter to The New York Times published Nov. 23, 2009.

Dan Howard, Marketing, Cox School of Business, talked with the Associated Press about the multilevel marketing behind Donald Trump’s decision to put his name on a vitamin and health products business. The resulting article appeared in several publications, including The Reading Eagle on Nov. 22, 2009.

Steven Dennis, JC Penney Center for Retail Excellence, Cox School of business, discussed with Agence France Presse the possibility that 2009 holiday price cuts will be deep but not broad. The resulting article appeared in Yahoo! News Nov. 21, 2009.

Faculty in the News: Nov. 17, 2009

Al Armendariz, Environmental and Civil Engineering, Lyle School of Engineering, was profiled as the new head of the Environmental Protection Agency’s Region 6 in The Austin American-Statesman Nov. 16, 2009. In addition, musician Don Henley talked about Armendariz’s EPA appointment for an article that appeared in The Boston Herald Nov. 9, 2009.

Matt Wilson, Political Science, Dedman College, talked about how the abortion issue could split Democrats in the struggle for votes on health care reform in an article for Reuters that appeared in Vision.org Nov. 14, 2009.

R. Gerald Turner, SMU President, and University System of Maryland Chancellor William E. Kirwan wrote as co-chairs of the Knight Commission on Intercollegiate Athletics about the need for reform in college athletics funding in a letter published by USA Today Nov. 13, 2009.

Bernard Weinstein, Maguire Energy Institute, Cox School of Business, wrote about the potential for natural gas to transform the global energy market in a letter published by The Wall Street Journal Nov. 9, 2009.

Gary Keith Brubaker, The Guildhall at SMU, talked about how video games based in history spur interest in learning more about the past for a Reuters article published Nov. 13, 2009.

Cal Jillson, Political Science, Dedman College, talked about why the Obama Administration must be careful about calling the Ft. Hood shootings an act of terrorism in an article that appeared in The San Francisco Examiner Nov. 10, 2009.

Faculty in the News: Nov. 10, 2009

Brian Bruce, ENCAP Investments & LCM Group Alternative Asset Management Center, Cox School of Business, talked about rebuilding a retirement portfolio in a tumultuous economic climate with The Fort Worth Star-Telegram Nov. 8, 2009.

Cal Jillson, Political Science, Dedman College, discussed the confusing language of Texas’ constitutional amendment propositions and its impact on voters with The Wall Street Journal Nov. 4, 2009.

Al Armendariz, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Lyle School of Engineering, discussed pollution and health concerns raised by natural gas drilling in Texas’ Barnett Shale as part of a segment for National Public Radio’s “Morning Edition” Nov. 3, 2009. audio

Faculty in the News: Sept. 29, 2009

Mitch Thornton and Suku Nair on NBC 5 NewsBruce Bullock, Maguire Energy Institute, Cox School of Business, discussed the potential for extracting more oil from old wells with The Los Angeles Times Sept. 24, 2009.

Mitch Thornton and Suku Nair (left to right in photo), Computer Science and Engineering, Lyle School of Engineering, questioned the security of new digital electric meters being installed in the North Texas area in a segment for NBC 5 News broadcast Sept. 21, 2009. video

Cal Jillson, Political Science, Dedman College, discussed U.S. Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison’s new momentum in the Texas governor’s race with The Austin American-Statesman Sept. 18, 2009.

Mike Davis, Finance, Cox School of Business, talked about Texas’ August unemployment rate and the state’s near-term job creation forecast with The Dallas Morning News Sept. 19, 2009.

Marcia Armstrong, Graduate Programs, Cox School of Business, provided expertise for an article on how the recession has affected M.B.A. enrollment that appeared in The Wall Street Journal Sept. 16, 2009.

Faculty in the News: Aug. 25, 2009

Geoff Orsak on KERA's 'Think'Nathan Cortez, Dedman School of Law, discussed the legal implications of insurers offering overseas networks for cheaper health and dental care with USA Today Aug. 24, 2009.

Matt Wilson, Political Science, took part in an online discussion of the mutual engagement between science and religion in the Dallas Morning News‘ Texas Faith blog Aug. 24, 2009. He also participated in a Texas Faith conversation on the connection between religion and politics with Theology Dean William Lawrence and Maguire Professor of Ethics Robin Lovin Aug. 18, 2009.

Louis Jacobs, Huffington Department of Earth Sciences, Dedman College, talked about how the end of the Angolan civil war has affected the search for dinosaur fossils in that country with Yahoo! News Aug. 21, 2009.

Geoffrey Orsak (above), Dean, Lyle School of Engineering, took part in a discussion about whether the design controversy around the Trinity toll road project can be solved by good engineering on KERA Channel 13’s “Think” Aug. 14, 2009.

Cal Jillson, Political Science, Dedman College, moderated a town hall debate on health care that included Texas Congressional representatives Eddie Bernice Johnson (D-Dallas) and Pete Sessions (R-Dallas) at Cityplace Conference Center Aug. 17, 2009. It was one of the few meetings nationwide where a Democrat and Republican have appeared together. Coverage appeared in The Fort Worth Star-Telegram Aug. 18, 2009.

Faculty in the News: Summer 2009

Brian StumpScientists in SMU’s Seismology Research Program deployed monitoring stations in North Texas during summer 2009 to gather data on a series of earthquakes that began hitting the area in May. Brian Stump (right) and Chris Hayward, Huffington Department of Earth Sciences, Dedman College, are providing expertise to local and national media outlets for ongoing coverage, including the following stories:

Cal Jillson, Political Science, Dedman College, talked with the media regarding several state and national political stories during the summer, including:

William LawrenceWilliam Lawrence (right), Dean, Perkins School of Theology, provided commentary on the health care reform debate and other issues, including:

Bruce Bullock, Maguire Energy Institute, Cox School of Business, spoke with several media outlets about fuel prices, the Congressional climate change bill and other energy issues for these stories:

Scott MacDonald, Southwest Graduate School of Banking, Cox School of Business, talked about distressed banks taking the cost-cutting measure of closing branch locations with CNNMoney.com Aug. 12, 2009.

Ruben Habito, World Religions, Perkins School of Theology, talks about the increasing acceptance of Buddhism among Christians and Jews who infuse Eastern spiritual insights and practices into their own religions with The Denver Post Aug. 9, 2009.

Kathy Hargrove, Gifted Students Institute, Annette Caldwell Simmons School of Education and Human Development, spoke about the need for specialized training for teachers of the gifted and talented with The Dallas Morning News Aug. 9, 2009.

Al Armendariz, Environmental and Civil Engineering, Lyle School of Engineering, discussed air quality problems in Denton County with The Denton Record-Chronicle Aug. 2, 2009. In addition, he wrote an op-ed on the failure of the North Texas clean-air plan and its consequences for The Dallas Morning News, published July 13, 2009.

Jeff TalleyJeff Talley (at right in photo, with Gen. David Petraeus), Environmental and Civil Engineering, Lyle School of Engineering, was the subject of a feature detailing his ideas for using engineering to fight global poverty. It appeared in The Fort Worth Star-Telegram July 29, 2009.

Tom Mayo, Maguire Center for Ethics and Public Responsibility, provided expertise for a story on health care rationing and the author’s 91-year-old father that appeared in Politics Daily July 29, 2009.

William Maxwell, Finance, Cox School of Business, talked about the state of the American auto industry with The Dallas Morning News July 13, 2009.

John Attanasio, Dean, Dedman School of Law, discussed why Dallas’ law practices have managed to avoid the downsizing occurring at many large national practices with The Dallas Morning News July 6, 2009.

Nathan Cortez, Dedman School of Law, discussed the legal and regulatory uncertainties of “medical tourism” – seeking affordable health care abroad – with Diversity: Issues in Higher Education June 25, 2009.

Darab Ganji and Robert Jordan, Tower Center for Political Studies, Dedman College, wrote an op-ed on the post-election uprising in Iran that was published in The Dallas Morning News June 22, 2009.

Fred Schmidt, Christian Spirituality, Perkins School of Theology, discussed the June 2009 meeting of representatives from Episcopal congregations and dioceses to create a new denomination for a story published by The Fort Worth Star-Telegram June 22, 2009.

Glenn Griffin, Advertising, Meadows School of the Arts, discussed the advantages and drawbacks of the state opening its new “Don’t Mess With Texas” video contest to the public with The Dallas Morning News June 17, 2009

Faculty in the News: May 27, 2009

Brian Stump on Fox 4 NewsMaria Minniti, Strategy and Entrepreneurship, Cox School of Business, provided expertise for a BusinessWeek story on her research with Moren Levesque of the University of Waterloo and Dean Shepherd of Indiana University, which uses a mathematical model to weigh the risks and benefits of entering the market early. The article appeared in the May 19, 2009 edition.

Brian Stump (left), Huffington Department of Earth Sciences, Dedman College, talked with Fox 4 News about an earthquake that hit North Texas May 16, 2009. video

Dan Howard, Marketing, Cox School of Business, talked about the chances of success for Hallmark’s new singing envelopes for greeting cards with The Cleveland Plain Dealer May 15, 2009.

Fred Moss, Dedman School of Law, provided expertise to The Dallas Morning News for a story about a Frisco man being tried on assault charges for allegedly knowingly infecting women with HIV. The article was published May 19, 2009.

Cal Jillson, Political Science, Dedman College, discussed why Texas Republican politicians are unlikely to switch to the Democratic Party to hold onto elected office in an article published in The Fort Worth Star-Telegram May 10, 2009.

Faculty in the News: May 11, 2009

Matt Wilson, Political Science, Dedman College, discussed the movement to stop President Obama from making the commencement address at Notre Dame with The Associated Press. The resulting article appeared in The Los Angeles Times May 10, 2009.

Cal Jillson, Political Science, Dedman College, talked about incumbents, especially Republicans, in Congress seeking higher office as a path to better opportunities with USA Today May 4, 2009.

James Hollifield, Tower Center for Political Studies, Dedman College, provided expertise on the tight connection between Texas and Mexico in a story about the H1N1 flu’s impact on Mexico’s economy that appeared in The San Francisco Chronicle May 3, 2009.

Tom Mayo, Dedman School of Law and Maguire Center for Ethics and Public Responsibility, was interviewed for a feature story on Poem In Your Pocket Day that appeared in The Dallas Morning News April 30. 2009. Also featured in the article was SMU senior Jesse Smith, an English/creative writing major in Dedman College.

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