Faculty in the News: Nov. 17, 2009

Al Armendariz, Environmental and Civil Engineering, Lyle School of Engineering, was profiled as the new head of the Environmental Protection Agency’s Region 6 in The Austin American-Statesman Nov. 16, 2009. In addition, musician Don Henley talked about Armendariz’s EPA appointment for an article that appeared in The Boston Herald Nov. 9, 2009.

Matt Wilson, Political Science, Dedman College, talked about how the abortion issue could split Democrats in the struggle for votes on health care reform in an article for Reuters that appeared in Vision.org Nov. 14, 2009.

R. Gerald Turner, SMU President, and University System of Maryland Chancellor William E. Kirwan wrote as co-chairs of the Knight Commission on Intercollegiate Athletics about the need for reform in college athletics funding in a letter published by USA Today Nov. 13, 2009.

Bernard Weinstein, Maguire Energy Institute, Cox School of Business, wrote about the potential for natural gas to transform the global energy market in a letter published by The Wall Street Journal Nov. 9, 2009.

Gary Keith Brubaker, The Guildhall at SMU, talked about how video games based in history spur interest in learning more about the past for a Reuters article published Nov. 13, 2009.

Cal Jillson, Political Science, Dedman College, talked about why the Obama Administration must be careful about calling the Ft. Hood shootings an act of terrorism in an article that appeared in The San Francisco Examiner Nov. 10, 2009.