Monthly Archives: May 2013

Culture Maintenance: The Pueblo and the Puye Cliff Dwellings

In my CFA class we have learned that culture is not static and is, in fact, quite dynamic – evolving all of the time in response to outside influences and events. Today we visited the Taos Pueblo and the Puye … Continue reading

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A Whole New World

Julia is a senior finance major with a specialization in alternative asset management, a concentration in risk management & insurance, and a minor in economics. During summer 2013, she is studying at SMU-in-Taos. Continue reading

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Kay Tea Way and the Dancing Noodles

By: Elizabeth Bauman Last day in Xi’an went well. It warmed up but was still a very pleasant temperature. We visited two companies – Siemens and Shaanxi Auto Group. At Shaanxi, it was interesting how obviously tied to the government … Continue reading

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Technology in an Ancient City

By: Elizabeth Bauman Today – Thursday we visited our first two companies. XHTZ and Applied Materials. XHTZ is the Xi’an Hi-Tech industries Zone. The tour was pretty neat and very well organized. There were interactive models of the zone and … Continue reading

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Presenting physics research in Italy’s mountains

The 2013 Low Radioactivity Techniques conference was held at the Laboratori Nazionali del Gran Sasso, which is about an hour and a half northeast of Rome. The conference center is an above-ground facility in the middle of the beautiful snowcapped Apennine … Continue reading

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Of Monsoons and Karoake

By: Elizabeth Bauman What wonderful sleep occurs on a bed instead of an airline seat! Ahhhh. Woke up (apparently much later than all the other rooms) and ate a very big breakfast. Part of our group (8 guys I think) … Continue reading

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28 Hours and It’s 41 Hours Later

By: Elizabeth Bauman We left Chicago and landed in Shanghai for a 4 hour layover – perfect for customs and immigration, quick bite to eat (practicing my goal for the China trip- to be ambidextrous with chopsticks), and a drink … Continue reading

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Up Up and Away

By: Elizabeth Bauman We have survived leg # 1 of 3 of this trip to Xi’an and now waiting at Chicago for leg #2 to Shanghai. My attempt, along with most everyone else, to stay awake that last flight fell … Continue reading

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Sightseeing in Sydney

Last week we had another week off of school so I took a trip to Sydney with two friends. Thursday was a holiday called ANZAC Day; it is the equivalent of Memorial Day in the United States. There was a … Continue reading

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