Public Service Fellow in Rwanda

While most juniors in college are happy just to find a summer job or an unpaid internship that will pay off in the long run, SMU junior Sienna Dugan is working for the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees in Rwanda (UNHCR). Under the guidance of SMU Associate Professor Andrew Quicksill from the Lyle School of…

Cartago, Costa Rica: #SummerofService

We’re travelling to Central America for this week’s Public Service Fellowship Spotlight! Rising SMU junior Jessica Jancose is spending her summer volunteering in Cartago, Costa Rica on a project offered by UBELONG at a government-supported community center for the elderly. While the majority of our Public Service Fellows are serving right here in DFW, a…

Texas Health, Dallas Medicine: #SummerofService

Thanks for joining us for the second Maguire Fellow Spotlight. This week we’re hearing from Parker Miller, an SMU rising senior serving the doctors, nurses and staff at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas and the Texas Institute for Surgery. Close your eyes (and internet browser) and try to name the hospitals in Dallas. Go ahead, try it. You…

Bryan’s House: #SummerofService

June 24 begins an exciting weekly profile from the Ethics Center targeting a Maguire Public Service Fellow who is dedicating time this summer to public service or ethical research. This week we’ll be visiting with undergraduate senior Claire Wilt who is volunteering with Bryan’s House, a non-profit caring for Dallas children diagnosed with HIV/AIDS and…

Our Financial System is only as Strong as Our Confidence, says Terry Smith, CEO of Federal Home Loan Bank of Dallas

“Tell It Like It Is: The Ethics of Financial Transparency” is the first panel session today at the Ethics, Trust & Transparency  conference and features Terry Smith, President and CEO, Federal Home Loan Bank of Dallas, with Allan Sloan, Senior Editor-at-Large, Fortune. “I believe the most important lesson the recent financial crisis taught us is that our financial…

“Ethics, Trust & Transparency” Conference Will Be Streamed

Next weeks Ethics, Trust & Transparency conference on the SMU campus just got easier to attend with the announcement that the entire event will be streamed on the web. Every minute of the conference, beginning at 8:20 am, Wednesday, November 2, 2011 will be video streamed free-of-charge on the main page of the Maguire Center’s…

Twins Try to Reopen Facebook Lawsuit

Have you ever stolen someone else’s idea? Does it matter if the idea has monetary value or not? According to the Wall Street Journal, “Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg stole the idea for the influential social-networking site. Three judges from the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals questioned lawyers about whether to toss out a 2008 settlement…

RI Governor: First Order is Ethics

Rhode Island governor Lincoln Chaffee makes ethics oversight his first executive order. Do people need to be monitored to do the right thing?