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Pennsylvania Humanities Council Celebrates Playwright August Wilson In New Initiative

Pennsylvania Humanities Council Originally Posted: October 8, 2021 Brittany Levingston is a 2014 graduate in the SMU Department of English Pennsylvania Humanities Council (PHC) is pleased to announce its partnership with Dr. Brittany Levingston, one of the 41 newest Leading Edge Fellows, who will develop a series of statewide programs centered on the renowned works […]

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SMU alumna wins prestigious Academy of American Poets University & College Poetry Prize

Dedman College News Originally Posted: August 27, 2021 Congratulations to Ashley Durrance ’16! She won a 2021 Academy of American Poets University & College Poetry Prize. Her winning poem, titled “Affair,” can be found here. Ashley is a former SMU creative writing program student. The Academy of American Poets sponsors over two hundred annual poetry prizes at […]

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A Q&A with two-time intern of the Mickey Leland Environmental Internship Program Cristina Barrera

WE WERE WONDERING: A TCEQ BLOG Originally Posted: August 4, 2021 Cristina Barrera graduated in 2017 from Southern Methodist University with a bachelor’s degree in business administration and a bachelor’s degree in environmental studies. She interned with TCEQ’s Mickey Leland Environmental Internship Program in 2015 and 2016 and is currently attending the Yale School of […]

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Environmental education isn’t always elementary

WE WERE WONDERING: A TCEQ BLOG June 14, 2021 HOW FORMER MLEIP INTERN TURNED TCEQ STAFFER ALISON WENZEL DEVELOPED HER LOVE FOR THE ENVIRONMENT INTO A FULL-TIME CAREER Growing up in Texas, Alison Wenzel learned to love the environment from a young age from her parents. Because her mom was an environmental educator and her […]

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SMU alumna and Bumble CEO leads the way on employee wellness

CNBC Originally Posted: July 29, 2021 Dating app Bumble to give employees a collective week-long holiday twice a year Dating app Bumble on Thursday announced the company-wide week off that it implemented last month will become a permanent perk, now giving all workers the same two weeks’ paid vacation each year. Bumble said it was […]

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Texas Highways publishes article by history alumnus Roberto Franco

Texas Highways Originally Posted: April 2021 issue Growing up along the El Paso-Juárez border, I was a long drive from where much of the prevailing stories of Texas history took place. El Pasoans’ revolutionary heroes came from Mexico. Our cowboys were vaqueros, and our missions mainly told the history of Native Americans. Even if some […]

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Whitney Wolfe Herd to speak at Commencement

SMU News Originally Posted: Marche 21, 2021 DALLAS (SMU) – Whitney Wolfe Herd, founder and CEO of Bumble Inc., became the youngest woman to take a company public when she celebrated the initial offering of her dating app shares on the Nasdaq Stock Market in February. The 31-year-old entrepreneur and SMU alumna will draw lessons from […]

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After battling impostor syndrome, a young Dallas scientist encourages more women to enter science Perot Museum paleontologist Myria Perez says failure is a part of the scientific process.

Dallas News Originally Posted: July 16, 2020 Myria Perez had no trouble finding her passions, however, she needed an extra hand along the way. When a mentor at SMU connected her with “Sea Monsters Unearthed: Life in Angola’s Ancient Seas,” those passions were connected with purpose. READ MORE

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Carl Dorvil shares what he’s learned about creating something from nothing — and thriving even in hard times.

Dallas Morning News Originally Posted: June 25, 2020 Carl Dorvil attended SMU on scholarships and graduated with degrees in public policy, economics and psychology, and then got his MBA. The DEC Network’s Fridays Are for Founders is a weekly virtual forum that gives entrepreneurs opportunities to learn from each other while struggling with the impacts […]

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Thursday at 6pm: A Conversation with Human Rights Alumna Dominique Earland ’17