Guatemala

On the Road Again

I look back and there fading in the distance is the SMU-In-Taos campus. I look at the rearview mirror and the campus becomes smaller and smaller until it finally fades in the distance. While I made unforgettable moments in Taos … Continue reading

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Packing

Time has passed by so quickly that I cannot believe I have spent a month in Taos. I have had the most wonderful time in Taos and I am so glad I decided to come and complete my research here. … Continue reading

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The finish line

As my time in Taos grows closer to the end finally I can see the finish line. When I first arrived on campus, the finish line seemed so far in the distance that I thought it would take forever to … Continue reading

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Chocolate, Chocolate and more Chocolate

Just this past week Laura, Vanessa and I went shopping at Taos Plaza. I must admit I had a hard time controlling myself from buying everything I saw. I tend to get easily distracted with shiny objects and jewelry. In … Continue reading

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On to Mordor!

One of my favorite movie trilogies to watch is Lord of the Rings. In the film, The Fellowship of the Ring, there is a scene where the Fellowship, who accompanying Frodo to the land of Mordor cross through the Misty … Continue reading

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Mice, Chipmunks and Rattlesnakes…Oh My!

When I initially attended orientation for SMU-in-Taos, I was in awe with the beauty of the pictures that showed the landscape of the country. The mountains, trees, forest and sunset was absolutely beautiful. Even the wildlife is amazing, from beaver, … Continue reading

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Somebody you used to know?

As part of the Parasitology course, Dr. Ubelaker takes us on the most amazing field trips ever. While the field trip location is astonishing, the most fun we have is on the car ride. Just this past field trip, Vanessa, … Continue reading

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Smarty Plants

On Wednesday, Dr. Ubelaker took me and a few other students (Vanessa and Laura) to the New Mexico Native Plant Society Meeting. Initially when we arrived with Dr. Ubelaker at the convention center, we could not find the meeting, but … Continue reading

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Fleas, ticks and parasites: Taos in June

I first decided to study at the SMU-in-Taos campus during the spring. I remember seeing so much information on the classes that were offered and the overall environment. Upon arriving at Taos I could hardly believe how beautiful the land … Continue reading

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Preparing for my journey to Central America

Kimberly is a junior double major in biological sciences and chemistry in Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences. As part of SMU Engaged Learning, she is conducting an Unbridled Project in Guatemala during 2012-13. She plans to research health-related traditions, beliefs and practices in the indigenous Mayan community and evaluate how these values and beliefs occasionally clash with Western medicine. Continue reading

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