Monthly Archives: March 2014

STEMPrep in San Juan

Thirty-five SMU science and engineering students are spending spring break 2014 in San Juan, Puerto Rico, where they are attending the Minority Trainee Research Forum. Students will present 15-minute research presentations at the scientific meeting. Participants are members of the STEMPREP Project at SMU, a mentorship and internship program for minority students interested in S.T.E.M, medicine and biomedical research careers. The trip is led by Charles Knibb and Moses Williams, research professors of teaching and learning at the Annette Caldwell Simmons School of Education and Human Development. Continue reading

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Recharged and Inspired

An update from Karma, a junior human rights and political science double major with a minor in law and legal reasoning: As I return from the 10th Annual SMU Civil Rights Pilgrimage, I have a shadow lingering over my head, … Continue reading

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A new National Historic Landmark

An update from Kayla, a sophomore human rights and economics double major:

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Little Rock Central High School

An update from Lisa, senior human rights and psychology double major:

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‘Thank you’ to those who led the way

An update from Denice, a graduate student in Liberal Studies, with an emphasis on social justice and human rights: The poem “Hands,” by previous SMU Civil Rights Pilgrim Chrysta Brown, brought the events of the past to the forefront of … Continue reading

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Our journey home

I thought the adventure was supposed to be in Cuba. Although reflections on my last night in Cuba kept me awake until after 1:30 a.m., my energy was not diminished when I awoke at 6:30 a.m. My friends across the … Continue reading

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Beyond boundaries, a larger world view

Tomorrow we head back to the U.S., which means this is our last full day in Cuba (and I do mean full day!). Notwithstanding the many activities in our schedule, I have from time to time been enjoying short forays … Continue reading

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Seeing the sights in DC

The next morning Lucy and I woke up for breakfast with some of our classmates. She was more than a little disgruntled, though, because the hot water in our hotel room didn’t seem to be working! The Tabard Inn continental … Continue reading

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Travel Break One

It’s been a while since I last wrote; this is because we had our first travel break! I went to London, Paris, and Málaga for the first travel break and had an amazing time! London: I flew to London with … Continue reading

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France and the Holocaust

An update from Candice Bledsoe, the founder and director of the Cutting Edge Youth Summit and a fellow for the Texas Project for Human Rights Education: The pilgrimage to experience learning about France and the Holocaust has been profound and … Continue reading

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