Monthly Archives: December 2012

Cruel Beauty

Eighteen professors, academic professionals, students and community members from SMU, Dallas and across Texas will be traveling through Poland Dec. 19-29 to study the Holocaust. Led by SMU Embrey Human Rights Program Director Rick Halperin, the group will visit cities and death camps where, during World War II, some 4,375,000 people were murdered during the country’s Nazi, Germany, occupation. Professor Halperin also will lead six Texas professors serving as 2012 fellows for the Texas Project for Human Rights Education, and a member of SMU’s News & Communications team, to Berlin, Dec. 16-19, to explore the origins of Adolf Hitler’s “Final Solution.” Continue reading

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Flood lines and hard work

Students made chocolate-chip pancakes for breakfast this morning, and then we headed to the S. Salcedo house by 9am. All of us worked on this one house – some inside and some outside, and we worked in teams of two. … Continue reading

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A day off in the French Quarter

Day 3 in NOLA is Sunday, and this is our one day to tour the city and enjoy ourselves by taking in the sights rather than doing service. Some of the group headed off to church in the morning, and … Continue reading

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Preparing a house for its new owner

On day 2 we were split between two houses. Three students stayed at the house we worked on yesterday – the house on S. Salcedo Street. These three were helped by two different shifts of NOLA Jesuit HS students; one group … Continue reading

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Rebuilding homes in NOLA

The Dedman College Center for Academic-Community Engagement (ACE) is participating in the Alternative Breaks trip to New Orleans in December. Participants in the trip, which is co-sponsored by ACE and the office of Community Engagement and Leadership, are working with Youth Rebuilding New Orleans. Continue reading

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Ahoj, Praha!

That’s hello in Czech, by the way! Well where do I begin? My trip to Prague was a dream come true. It was full of fun, memories, Christmas, cold (that’s putting it lightly), friends and even a castle. My last … Continue reading

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Travels to Spain and Italy

If my time in Copenhagen has taught me anything, it is the value of experiential learning.  Here at DIS, Europe truly is our classroom; two weeks after my trip to Kosovo and Vienna, I traveled with several friends, two of whom … Continue reading

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Class trip to Kosovo

I am way overdue on my blog updates, so I will try my best to catch up my readers on the past two months. Since my semester will be ending in about two weeks, I figured it’s either now or … Continue reading

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Final presentation at Jubilee Park

An update from Lahela, a junior studio art major: The project that we signed up for in this class involves the Jubilee Park Community Center. As you may have read from my classmates, we’ve made some progress. As of late, … Continue reading

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