Monthly Archives: June 2013

Where all life is connected

This past week was incredibly busy. On Monday afternoon, the Ecology & Environmental Chemistry team split into three groups so that samples from all of the river sites could be taken in the same day. We used a YSI probe … Continue reading

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The cultural river that is Brick Lane

An update from Thomas: As I walked down Brick Lane, I felt the metaphor of “Brick Lane as a river” swirl around my ankles. The Sanskrit street signs, Jewish buildings, Christian churches, and curry restaurants proved that this was a … Continue reading

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British Museum Scavenger Hunt

An update from Lexi on some of her discoveries during the class scavenger hunt at the British Museum: 1. Elgin Marbles as “metonyms” for the Parthenon: This picture left of one of the remnants can be seen as a metonym for … Continue reading

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Empowering communities in Rio de Janeiro

Kerri is a graduate student in medical anthropology in Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences. She was awarded a Maguire and Irby Family Foundation Public Service Internship for summer 2013 from the Cary M. Maguire Center for Ethics and Public Responsibility at SMU. She is working in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, for a non-governmental organization focused on gender and racial equality. Continue reading

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Drawing reliefs at the duomo

An update from program director Kathy Windrow:

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Tirimbina, Costa Rica

After a long week of classes and presentations, Tirimbina was the perfect day trip and escape from our daily lives in Heredia! A short two-hour drive from Heredia, we arrived just in time for our chocolate tour. However, to get … Continue reading

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Francois Vase in Florence

An update from program director Kathy Windrow:

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At the Etruscan temple ruins

An update from program director Kathy Windrow:

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The wonders of India

As I continue to navigate through daily life in India, I find myself constantly wondering, how did I get here?! I think back to last semester at SMU, and everyone around me was panicking over summer plans. People were constantly … Continue reading

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Triumph of Forgiveness

An update from Georgia, a Perkins School of Theology student studying in South Africa: My trip to South Africa has been truly awesome. The most emotional tour for me was the visit to Robben Island. I had not realized that … Continue reading

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