Maguire Energy Institute

Faculty in the News: Oct. 30, 2008

Bruce Bullock, Maguire Energy Institute, talked about why the recent drop in gas prices probably will not jump-start consumer spending with The Los Angeles Times Oct. 28, 2008.

Scott MacDonald, Southwest Graduate School of Banking, compared the current financial crisis with difficult times in the past and discussed how loss of confidence has affected markets in a Fort Worth Business Press article published Oct. 20, 2008.

Cal Jillson, Political Science, discussed the structural challenges faced by the Republican Party with The Canadian Press Oct. 23, 2008. He also talked about whether the Texas Democratic Party’s new energy can translate to winning races in the North Texas suburbs with The Dallas Morning News Oct. 19, 2008.

In addition, Jillson provided expertise for a story on national scrutiny of voter registration efforts by the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now (ACORN) in The Fort Worth Star-Telegram Oct. 19, 2008.

Faculty in the News: Oct. 17, 2008

William Lawrence, Theology Dean, and Matthew Wilson, Political Science, contributed to “When Moral Principles Clash With Economic Needs” for The Dallas Morning News‘ “Texas Faith” blog Oct. 6, 2008.

Bruce Bullock, Maguire Energy Institute, talked about the possibility of OPEC reducing oil production to offset recent price declines with USA Today Oct. 10, 2008. He also discussed the drop in gas prices and whether it will last with the Lubbock Avalanche-Journal Oct. 11, 2008.

Robin Lovin, Maguire University Professor of Ethics, discussed the ethical and practical issues involved with charging admission to large traveling worship services such as those of Joel Osteen with The Dallas Morning News Oct. 11, 2008.

Al Armendariz, Environmental and Civil Engineering, discussed recent scrutiny of the amount of air pollution produced by natural gas extraction in the Barnett Shale field with the Fort Worth Star-Telegram Oct. 12, 2008.

Kumar Venkataraman, Finance, spoke on the link between financial markets and “the real economy” – consumer and business spending – with The Atlanta Journal-Constitution Oct. 14, 2008.

Cal Jillson, Political Science, discussed the possibility of Democrats retaking a majority in the Texas House with The Houston Chronicle Oct. 15, 2008.

Rita Kirk and Dan Schill, Corporate Communications and Public Affairs, discussed their viewer response research – conducted live for CNN throughout the four 2008 presidential and vice-presidential debates – with The Dallas Morning News Oct. 15, 2008. A replay of the final debate, with a full transcript and moment-to-moment results, is available online at CNN.com.

Faculty in the News: Oct. 10, 2008

Cal Jillson, Political Science, talked about the unusually high stakes in the Oct. 2 vice presidential debate with The Christian Science Monitor Oct. 2, 2008. He also discussed the significance of this year’s increased voter registration in North Texas with The Dallas Morning News Oct. 6, 2008.

In addition, Jillson discussed how Republican vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin is galvanizing base voters from both major political parties with Reuters Oct. 8, 2008.

Bruce Bullock, Maguire Energy Institute, discussed why a recent drop in fuel prices may not mean that consumers will return to their old driving habits with The Los Angeles Times Oct. 7, 2008.

Scott MacDonald, Southwest Graduate School of Banking, discussed why the banking industry continues to build branch banks, even as more customers do their banking online, with WFAA News Oct. 9, 2008.

Bonnie Wheeler, English, spoke with The Chronicle of Higher Education for its Oct. 10, 2008 edition about the controversy over a large-scale, multinational attempt in Europe to rank humanities journals. She is director of SMU’s Medieval Studies Program, editor of the journal Arthuriana and president of the Council of Editors of Learned Journals.

Rita Kirk and Dan Schill, Corporate Communications and Public Affairs, talked about the potential for “bandwagon effect” resulting from political polls and live audience feedback with The Wall Street Journal Oct. 10, 2008. Kirk and Schill are conducting CNN’s live focus groups for all four 2008 presidential and vice-presidential debates.

For the Record: Nov. 1, 2007

fitzgerald-gnomen-200.jpgPresident R. Gerald Turner, co-chair of the Knight Commission on Intercollegiate Athletics, talked about private money and “booster interference” in college sports with The Chronicle of Higher Education Oct. 26, 2007.

Barnaby Fitzgerald, Art, has created a new exhibition, …complexions of the avatars…, which will open with a reception 6:30-8 p.m. Nov. 9 at Valley House Gallery & Sculpture Garden. The exhibition runs through Dec. 8. (Left, Fitzgerald’s Gnomen (2006).)

Patricia Alvey, Advertising, on how ad makers attempt to tap into viewers’ visceral responses in The Dallas Morning News Oct. 30, 2007

Jeorg Rieger, Theology, discussed the United States and “empire theology” in William McKenzie’s column in The Dallas Morning News Oct. 24, 2007.

Bruce Bullock, Maguire Energy Institute, discussed the implications of the price of crude oil hitting above $92 a barrel in Asia in USA Today Oct. 26, 2007

For the Record: Oct. 26, 2007

Jeffrey Kahn, Law, provided commentary for an article on the mistrials in the Holy Land Foundation prosecutions in The Houston Chronicle Oct. 22, 2007.

Bruce Bullock, Maguire Energy Institute, discussed the implications of steady prices for gas at the pump even as crude oil prices rise in The Chicago Tribune Oct. 17, 2007.

George Martinez, Law, discussed an unusual twist in a recent North Texas head-injury case with The Dallas Morning News Oct. 16, 2007.

For the Record: Sept. 20, 2007

Hector Rivera, Teacher Education, has received a research grant from the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of English Language Acquisition (OELA) to address the needs of at-risk newcomer adolescents with limited English proficiency through professional development and English as a Second Language certification for middle and high school math and science teachers. Read more.

Paige Ware, Teacher Education, has received a research grant from the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of English Language Acquisition (OELA) for Project Connect, a collaboration with the Irving and Grand Prairie Independent School Districts to create a model of integrated professional development that trains teachers to provide higher-quality education for students with limited English proficiency. Read more.

Dennis Grindle, Cox Career Center, discussed “How an MBA Mom Can Return to the Work Force” in the Sept. 11, 2007 edition of The Wall Street Journal.

Bruce Bullock, Maguire Energy Institute, discussed the trends that helped oil prices on Sept. 12 briefly reach historic highs of $80 per barrel. His comments appeared in the Sept. 13, 2007 edition of the Chicago Tribune.

Cal Jillson, Political Science, discussed Congressional Democrats’ plans to revise the alternative minimum tax in the Sept. 17, 2007 edition of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram.

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