Author Archives: Kathleen Tibbetts

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A uniquely unique experience

We left for Nowga, a district in western Bangladesh, six days ago. It was the drive of my life. While Bangladesh has a fairly decent national highway system, no one follows any rules or regulations. Imagine a two lane highway … Continue reading

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Uganda: Rural life (Part 1)

An update from Katie, a sophomore majoring in dance, international studies and human rights: This has certainly been an adventure… I have had the time of my life. Africa has far exceeded my expectations – my time here has been … Continue reading

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Borrowing and barriers

I made a visit to a Grameen Bank branch office today around the district of Gazipur (not further than 30 to 40 kilometers from the capital city of Dhaka). I learned a few important things about the bank today that … Continue reading

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Banana-dogs for lunch

Graduate students in SMU’s Roy M. Huffington Department of Earth Sciences, along with Professor Louis L. Jacobs, are conducting research in Angola in southern Africa during summer 2012. They are members of an international scientific program called the PaleoAngola Project. Continue reading

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Botany with a touch of Taos scenery

Vanessa is a senior majoring in biology and anthropology in Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences. During summer 2012, she is studying at SMU-in-Taos.
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Uganda: City life

An update from Katie, a sophomore majoring in dance, international studies and human rights: Today was a nice transition into Uganda. We got to meet up with Frank (CEO of Empower African Children, the non-profit we will be partnering with … Continue reading

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Last day in Rwanda (Part 2)

An update from Katie, a sophomore majoring in dance, international studies and human rights: Leaving Urukundo was tough – I wish we had been able to stay longer… I have a feeling that I may be back sometime in the future. Those … Continue reading

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Last day in Rwanda (Part 1)

An update from Katie, a sophomore majoring in dance, international studies and human rights: I woke up at 5:45 am beneath my mosquito net, really not feeling well. Apparently I had been moaning and coughing in my sleep. It stormed … Continue reading

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Day 3 in Rwanda – Urukundo (“Love”)

An update from Katie, a sophomore majoring in dance, international studies and human rights: We went to the last and most sickening genocide memorial this morning, Murambi, a 2-and-a-half drive from Kigali. I don’t care to write or reflect on … Continue reading

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Day 2 in Rwanda

An update from Katie, a sophomore majoring in dance, international studies and human rights: Exhausted – emotionally and physically. I can’t believe we’ve only been here 2 days, I’ve already seen so much, learned so much.… Today was a bit … Continue reading

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