Monthly Archives: September 2013

New in Town

Again, sorry I haven’t written in a couple days, but I think this might happen quite frequently. Although every day here is something to see, I don’t always have a story to post about. The past couple of days I have spent running more of those errands that I really needed to get done, as well as got some pictures I have been wanting to get for both readers and myself. First off, you should see the back road I have been taking into town lately: I might as well get acquainted with this scene (no problem, really) since I will so often be passing through here on my way from my flat into town. As you can see, although [...]

2013-12-20T14:06:49+00:00 September 10th, 2013|Jordan in Scotland|

From One Kingdom to Another

Hi there! Sorry I didn’t get the chance to post yesterday. I tried my best to enjoy my last day/night in Edinburgh, so I ended up cramming in a couple touristy things and spending an evening out for at least a little while. I managed to finally find my way up to Edinburgh Castle and tour the grounds. I had been wanting to do this all week, but due to time constraints and the tightly managed schedule, it didn’t quite happen until the last day. The castle is really something neat. It is primarily a military castle, displaying cannons, the Scottish flag and the Scottish National War Memorial. This was perhaps my favorite part of the castle. Even though I’m [...]

2013-12-20T13:54:03+00:00 September 8th, 2013|Jordan in Scotland|

Research at the Smithsonian: Investigating Latinos, reproduction, and disability

The 2013 LMSP Fellows at the Smithsonian Castle, Jessica is in the back row, 7th from the left. Taken by Diana Bossa, Smithsonian Latino Center. The final part of my practicum at the National Museum of American History allowed me to further explore intersections of reproductive decision-making and disability among Latinos. As I finished my research on eugenics and coercive sterilization in the U.S. (see previous post for more details), I came upon allegations raised this summer that from 2006-2010 at least 148 female inmates in a California prison underwent coercive sterilizations. Unfortunately, the history I explored is still incredibly relevant today. This poster from the United States Department of Health, Education, and Welfare (year unknown) reminds [...]

2013-09-05T16:56:52+00:00 September 4th, 2013|Jessica in Washington, D.C.|

Day 1: Finally

Jordan is a senior majoring in English in Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, with minors in journalism and fashion media in Meadows School of the Arts. In fall 2013, she is studying abroad at the University of St. Andrews in Fife, Scotland, through SMU Abroad and IFSA-Butler.

2013-12-20T14:25:50+00:00 September 4th, 2013|Jordan in Scotland|

Guildhall grads make good

It’s PAX Day #3, and the attendees are showing no signs of slowing down! It’s always so wonderful seeing our local industry friends out at a show that is so far from the Lone Star State, and Gearbox Software is certainly a good friend of The Guildhall at SMU. Gearbox is collaborating with a great studio called 2K this year at PAX, showcasing the upcoming Borderlands 2 Headhunter Pack add-on: T.K. Baha’s Bloody Harvest. Players are competing to take down the boss, and the attendee with the fastest time will be flown out to Gearbox on September 14 to compete against the Gearbox Software team at their Community Day in Dallas, Texas. Droves of Guildhall alumni have worked on successful [...]

2013-09-03T17:40:31+00:00 September 1st, 2013|Guildhall at PAX 2013|
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