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Monthly Archives: August 2013
Today was day #1 of PAX, and it was fast and furious. Over 60,000 eager attendees entered the Washington State Convention center to play, interact, and to discover what is on the forefront of the world of board, card, and … Continue reading
An update from René, manager of admissions and alumni affairs for The Guildhall at SMU: Penny Arcade originally became famous as an online web comic about gaming culture. In 2004, the website’s founders launched The Penny Arcade Expo (PAX) in Seattle, Washington, … Continue reading
Just two days after forming my idea for research on TCEDC’s impact in the community, almost everything seems to be in line: TCEDC’s directors have said my research is an important need; Dr. Nibbs, my cultural anthropology professor and mentor … Continue reading
In Taos, poverty rates among high school graduates is almost 10 percent above the state average. For TCEDC, that means that most clients simply cannot afford to pay at cost for the services that TCEDC provides. As a result, TCEDC … Continue reading
Kyle is a junior President’s Scholar majoring in biology, individual studies in applied scientific computing and human rights in Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences. Kyle is participating in Engaged Learning and also was awarded a Maguire and Irby Family Foundation Public Service Internship from the Cary M. Maguire Center for Ethics and Public Responsibility at SMU. During summer 2013, he interned at two nonprofit organizations: Taos County Economic Development Center, where he examined how economic development corporations can help nonprofits empower communities, and Ke Ola Mamo Native Hawaiian Health Services, where he examined how one local nonprofit is able to work directly with the community. Continue reading
An update from Aymen, a biology and Spanish major, and human rights minor: A month ago, all I knew about Australia was from what I had seen in movies and read on the Outback Steakhouse menu. After spending 10 days … Continue reading
I’m back in the States experiencing a disorienting mixture of nostalgia, introspection, and intense Texas heat. My three months in Rio is over, and I can’t stop thinking about the people I met and the things I experienced. My last … Continue reading
An update from Emily, a junior majoring in human rights in Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences:
An update from Kelsey, a junior dance major in Meadows School of the Arts: What is a dance major doing on a human rights trip to Perth, Australia? On day five of our trip, after a long day of lectures, … Continue reading
From my previous work with economically vulnerable single mothers as well as my research in ethics, theology, and economics, I believe single mothers face particular cultural and economic pressures that often mean their realities are mostly invisible and their lives … Continue reading