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Getting Comfortable in Berkeley

Katherine is a graduate student in the medical anthropology program. 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 research on struggles for LGBTQ immigrants in the San Francisco Bay area. Continue reading

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Summer Learning

Sha’ron is a senior majoring in English and minoring in international studies. 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 literacy intervention with children attending summer camp at the Wesley-Rankin Community Center in Dallas. Continue reading

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Presenting Research in Italy

Christopher Kiahtipes is a Ph.D. candidate in anthropology at SMU’s Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences working on reconstructing past environments in tropical Central Africa to better understanding the links between culture, ecology and climate. Continue reading

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Departing to Indonesia

Nayelly is a senior studying engineering management, information, and systems (EMIS) at the Lyle School of Engineering and economics and French at Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences. 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 pertaining to international citizen diplomacy with American and international high school students both in Indonesia and Brazil. Continue reading

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Little Bighorn

An update from Katie, a Master of Liberal Arts student at SMU: At the site of the battle of Little Bighorn battlefield were hundreds of tourists from all over the world. Everyone seemed eager to see the cemetery where the … Continue reading

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Heavenly Beauty at Devils Tower

An update from Karly Z., a sophomore majoring in human rights and anthropology: The phrase “when nature calls” took on an entirely new meaning during our spontaneous visit to Devils Tower in Wyoming. It also proved that some of the … Continue reading

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Picture Us In London

A pictorial update sent by Meadows School of the Arts Dance Professor Shelley Berg:  

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Welcome to London!

Students in the SMU-in-London: Arts and Culture program spend five weeks in the city, becoming 21st-century explorers while taking two courses. Associate Theatre Professor Gretchen Smith in the Meadows School of the Arts teaches London theatre history from the era of Shakespeare to the present. Dance Professor Shelley Berg uses the city of London itself as a metropolis filled with myriad “performance” experiences – cultural, social, historical and political. Continue reading

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Denver Museum of Art

Shared by graduate student Denise N., studying human rights & social justice and American studies:     Spent time in the Denver Museum of Art this morning.  The Native American art and artifact collection is fantastic! Viewing the beautifully crafted … Continue reading

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Memories of a Tragedy

An update from Katie A., a graduate student in the Liberal Studies program: Yesterday we went to the site of the Washita Massacre in western Oklahoma. The site is surrounded by a beautiful landscape of tall prairie grasses and beautiful … Continue reading

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