Hundreds of high school students came to campus with their parents for an in-depth look at SMU during Mustang Days in March. The students – all of whom have applied and been accepted to the University – sat in on classes, visited residence halls, met professors and current undergraduates, and got a taste of Hilltop life at its best. Click the YouTube screen to watch a video on the incoming class by Eva Parks Spero of SMU News:
Bruce Bullock, Maguire Energy Institute, discussed the market implications of ConocoPhillips’ recent sale of its remaining gas stations with The Houston Chronicle Aug. 27, 2008.
Ron Moss, Admissions, talked about why the SAT score is still a good indicator of potential success in college in The Dallas Morning News Aug. 27, 2008.
Steve Kardell, Law, talked about how he uses Sarbanes-Oxley regulatory requirements to predict the next wave of corporate scandals with The Dallas Morning News Aug. 27, 2008.
Bonnie Wheeler, English/Medieval Studies, and Mark Roglán, Meadows Museum, were featured in the article “Encountering the Middle Ages: Spain and the Meadows Museum” in The Chronicle of Higher Education (subscription required) June 13, 2008.
Cal Jillson, Political Science, provided expertise for several Election 2008 stories during the summer, discussing:
- the significance of Hillary Clinton’s prime-time speech placement at the Democratic National Convention in The Canadian Press Aug. 24, 2008
- the drama viewers won’t see at the major parties’ political conventions in The Arizona Republic Aug. 18, 2008
- the “mixed bag” for students and universities resulting from the new Higher Education Act in The Fort Worth Star-Telegram Aug. 10, 2008, as well as Texas’ fund-raising importance to both major political parties in the paper’s July 28, 2008 edition
- the reasons why John Cornyn’s campaign press releases are aimed at his Republican colleagues in the U.S. Senate rather than at his Democratic opponent, Rick Noriega, in The Houston Chronicle Aug. 4, 2008
- Texas Democrats’ hopes that Barack Obama’s candidacy can help the state party rebound in the Associated Press July 17, 2008, as well as the lack of a “quick fix” for the foreclosure crisis, now matter who is elected president, with the wire service for its July 5, 2008 edition
- how the gay-marriage issue will play out in the presidential campaign in Reuters June 19, 2008
- the differences in style and substance between Cindy McCain and Michelle Obama in Singapore’s The Electric New Paper June 15, 2008
Bruce Bullock, Maguire Energy Institute, spoke with several media outlets during Summer 2008 about soaring fuel prices and other energy issues, including:
- “the cost of doing nothing” about energy in The Dallas Morning News Aug. 20, 2008
- the shrinking global clout of Western oil companies with The New York Times Aug. 18, 2008
- why West Texas ethanol plants may fail under their current business models in The Lubbock Avalanche-Journal Aug. 10, 2008
- high energy prices as a campaign issue with CBS News July 31, 2008, and with McClatchy Newspapers July 10, 2008
- the merits of Texas oil man T. Boone Pickens’ energy plan proposal with The Dallas Morning News and with KERA Radio July 8, 2008
- whether more oil drilling will mean cheaper gasoline in TIME June 18, 2008
- why institutional investors continue to see upside potential in the oil and gas market with The Earth Times June 18, 2008
- record crude oil prices in The Los Angeles Times, June 7, 2008
Peter Weyand, Simmons School of Education and Human Development, discussed Usain Bolt’s Olympic sprinting performance, and the possibility of humans someday running as fast as the fastest four-legged animals, with The Times of India Aug. 20, 2008.
Suku Nair, Computer Science and Engineering, talked about growing concerns for the security of wireless technology with Fox 4 News Aug. 17, 2008.
Dave Wollman, Track and Field/Cross Country, shared tips on how to train like an Olympian with The Dallas Morning News Aug. 12, 2008.
Fred Moss, Law, discussed recent developments in the Dallas City Hall corruption case with CBS 11 News Aug. 13, 2008. He talked about the merits of hate-crime charges being filed against a man accused of committing random shootings in four Dallas suburbs with The Dallas Morning News July 9, 2008. In addition, he discussed the issues involved in using DNA testing to exonerate those who may have been wrongly convicted of crimes with Reuters July 2, 2008.
Van Kemper, Anthropology, spoke with The Dallas Morning News Aug. 12, 2008, about how the proposed renaming of historic Ross Avenue has put the Dallas City Council in a no-win situation.
Mike Davis, Finance, discussed why the Consumer Price Index may not match a family’s reality with The Dallas Morning News Aug. 4, 2008.
Linda Eads, Law, talked about the merits of searching a defense attorney’s office in a Frisco, Texas murder-for-hire case with The Dallas Morning News July 27, 2008.
Edward Fox, Marketing, discussed the implications of the Minyard supermarket chain’s sale of 37 Carnival stores, along with the Carnival brand itself, with The Dallas Morning News July 24, 2008. He also talked about Wal-Mart’s plans to dramatically scale down a proposed new store in Austin with The Austin American-Statesman June 24, 2008.
Maria Richards, Earth Sciences, discussed geothermal energy as the “lost” component of the alternative-energy push with U.S. News & World Report July 21, 2008.
Patricia Mathes, Institute for Reading Research, talked about North Texas students’ struggles with the written portion of the TAKS test with The Dallas Morning News July 20, 2008.
Mark Chancey, Religious Studies, discussed a decision by the State Board of Education to allow elective Bible courses in Texas high schools with The Dallas Morning News July 11, 2008.
Matt Wilson, Political Science, discussed whether Karl Rove’s criticism of Mitt Romney is aimed at helping Romney become John McCain’s running mate with Salt Lake City’s Deseret News July 16, 2008. He also talked about why both Barack Obama and John McCain need the abortion issue with Reuters May 28, 2008.
Al Armendariz, Environmental and Civil Engineering, discussed the shortcomings of the new North Texas clean-air plan with the Dallas Business Journal July 11, 2008.
Geoff Orsak, Engineering Dean, provided expertise for a Robert Miller column on how North Texas engineering schools are meeting the demand for engineers with state-of-the-art programs and facilities. The column appeared in The Dallas Morning News June 29, 2008.
Alan Brown, Psychology, discussed his research, which may reveal the secret to winning game shows, with Psychology Today for its July/August 2008 issue.
Dan Howard, Marketing, provided expertise for a story on how frugal spenders can buck an economic downturn that appeared in The Arizona Republic Aug. 8, 2008. He talked about how rising ticket prices will affect the future of the airline industry in The Dallas Morning News June 23, 2008. In addition, he discussed how General Motors’ possible discontinuation of the Hummer reflects the restructuring of the North American automotive industry with The Ottawa Citizen June 14, 2008.
Jessica Dixon, Law, discussed the “puzzling” actions of Texas Child Protective Services in the case of the FDLS polygamist cult with The Dallas Morning News June 18, 2008.
Frank Lloyd, Cox Executive Education, discussed the importance of capable leadership in the global petroleum industry with The Earth Times June 18, 2008.
Robin Lovin, Maguire University Professor of Ethics, discussed the changing relationship between religion and politics in an essay published in Religion and Ethics Newsweekly June 12, 2008.
Joseph Dancy, Law, discussed how landowners can test the mineral-rights market through an eBay auction with Platts June 3, 2008
Ron Moss, Admissions, discussed the effects of intense college admission competition among the 2008 high school graduating class with WFAA Channel 8 June 3, 2008.