Tag Archives: Denise Gee

SMU experts join KERA for Freedom Summer 50th anniversary film preview & panel discussion Tuesday, June 17, 2014

During the summer of 1964, more than 700 student volunteers joined with thousands of organizers and local African Americans to register new voters in Mississippi. The violence that followed included the murders of three civil rights workers and the burning … Continue reading

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SMU celebrates human rights heroes and the anniversary of its Civil Rights Pilgrimage on Thursday, April 10, 2014

SMU celebrates civil and human rights at two events on Thursday, April 10 – awarding the Robert O. Cooper Peace and Justice Fellowship to a veteran of the civil rights movement and the William K. McElvaney Peace and Justice Award to … Continue reading

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FAA Deputy Administrator Michael G. Whitaker to deliver keynote at 2014 SMU Air Law Symposium, April 3-4

Federal Aviation Administration Deputy Administrator Michael G. Whitaker will be keynote speaker at the 48th annual SMU Air Law Symposium sponsored by the University’s Dedman School of Law and Journal of Air Law and Commerce. The two-day event will be at the Omni Mandalay Hotel Las … Continue reading

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Embrey Human Rights Program seeks nominees for new award

SMU’s Embrey Human Rights Program will present its first Triumph of the Spirit Award and $25,000 to a person who has dedicated his or her life to social justice and human rights issues on a local, national or global scale. … Continue reading

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Jennifer M. Collins named new SMU law dean

SMU’s new law dean is a scholar at the intersection of criminal and family law whose background includes extensive academic administration experience as well as service as a federal prosecutor. Jennifer M. Collins will begin her duties as the Judge James Noel Dean … Continue reading

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SMU celebrates 50 years of ‘I Have a Dream’ Aug. 28, 2013

To commemorate the 50th anniversary of the March On Washington, SMU students will gather to watch televised anniversary march ceremonies, debate the progress of Martin Luther King, Jr.’s dream with Wiley College students and attend a lecture on the legacy … Continue reading

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SMU examines the costs of capital punishment April 15-18, 2013

As the State of Texas draws closer to executing the 500th death row inmate since capital punishment resumed here in 1982, a multidisciplinary symposium on the SMU campus will address “Death By Numbers: What Moral, Legal and Economic Price Are … Continue reading

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New pope’s age, name, Jesuit history clues to future, says Curran

News that Argentinian Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio would become Pope Francis revealed “two significant surprises,” says Father Charles Curran, SMU’s Elizabeth Scurlock University Professor of Human Values and one of the nation’s foremost experts on Catholic theology. The first surprise? Pope Francis’ age: … Continue reading

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Nancy Ann and Ray L. Hunt receive 2013 Jonsson Ethics Award

Nancy Ann and Ray L. Hunt – whose business, public service and education leadership has helped shape Dallas for more than 40 years – received the 2013 J. Erik Jonsson Ethics Award during a sold-out luncheon Monday, Feb. 25, at the … Continue reading

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Research: Texas public-school Bible courses skirt state law

Most of the 60 public school districts in Texas that offer courses on the Bible aren’t meeting a 2007 state law mandating that those courses be fair as well as academically and legally sound, according to a new study by … Continue reading

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