Author Archives: Cherri Gann

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Bittersweet Ending

This is the last week of the summer program and it is bittersweet. I will miss the craziness that comes with any summer camp, and the connections I made with the kids. But the gains made were significant. Using IStation, … Continue reading

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The Importance of Interpreters

This week, I attended, along with two medical anthropologists, a meeting with interpreters at a French association. Interpreters work with various social institutions in the city, such as the post office or hospital, to assist in situations in which language … Continue reading

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Aggie Goes to AARO

Kenny Ryan recently started a new position as a public information officer in SMU’s Office of News and Communications. Thinking an AARO session would speed up his getting acquainted with SMU, he decided to attend session seven , which was held July 27 and 28. Continue reading

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Family, Friends and Fun

I’m beginning to feel as though I’m cheating on D.C. with friends from home. Or possibly I’ve become its greatest ambassador with astounding alacrity. I’ve been fortunate enough to host visiting friends or family for the past three weekends, and … Continue reading

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Summer in Paris

Jordan is a second year M.A./Ph.D. student studying cultural anthropology. She was awarded a Maguire and Irby Family Foundation Public Service Fellowship for summer 2015 from the Cary M. Maguire Center for Ethics and Public Responsibility at SMU. Continue reading

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Preparation Before the Trip

7-10-15 Planning a project domestically with a team can be difficult to begin with, but when you add 1,812 miles of distance that difficulty can multiply exponentially. However, when you have an amazing team here in the U.S., and a … Continue reading

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Project Background

7-9-15 In 2012 Dr. Héctor Rivera and the SMU Center for Child and Community Development made their first trip to Guatemala for their Global Educator Project. This project manifested itself as a summer immersion program that provides educators from the … Continue reading

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Summer Reading Club

When beginning this fellowship I knew I wanted to make a connection with other entities in the community that focus on promoting literacy and a love of reading. I contacted the Dallas Public Library and expressed my desires and goal, … Continue reading

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On Politics and Parades

An update from Katherine, a graduate student studying medical anthropology: When I decided to focus on LGBTQ immigration issues for my doctoral work I knew it would be a very contemporary topic that would be constantly evolving over the course … Continue reading

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Justice: from Abstract to Reality

Hope is a junior majoring in human rights and history, and minoring in Spanish and sociology. She was awarded a Maguire and Irby Family Foundation Public Service Fellowship for summer 2015 from the Cary M. Maguire Center for Ethics and Public Responsibility at SMU for her work in social justice. Continue reading

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