Monthly Archives: June 2014

Gaining new understanding at Nexus

Nazia 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 Fellowship for summer 2014 from the Cary M. Maguire Center for Ethics and Public Responsibility at SMU. She is conducting research with Nexus Recovery in Dallas to develop a research protocol.

2014-06-12T17:13:01+00:00 June 12th, 2014|Nazia, Maguire Fellow in Dallas|

Views of the Scottish Highlands

Students in the SMU-in-London: Arts program toured the Highlands of Scotland: In Scotland: Bailee, a senior majoring in applied physiology/sport management; Melissa, a senior majoring in English with minors in psychology and education; and Kinga, a sophomore majoring in biochemistry. Photo by Melissa/SMU Adventures Photo by Melissa/SMU Adventures

2014-06-11T17:49:41+00:00 June 11th, 2014|SMU-in-London: Arts 2014|

Big data for the first time

This is my first time to analyze a data set with 1,176,108 records. Any data manipulating step would take more than 1 minute on my really advanced laptop. Right now I am trying to assign the registered voter records to their closest polling office. I need to convert the information in the polling office location list PDF into Excel and then into SAS.

2014-08-11T15:22:17+00:00 June 9th, 2014|Yusun, Maguire Fellow in Dallas|

Horses, healing and high-fives

Erica is a senior majoring in psychology and sociology in Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences. She was awarded a Maguire and Irby Family Foundation Public Service Fellowship for summer 2014 from the Cary M. Maguire Center for Ethics and Public Responsibility at SMU to intern at ManeGait Therapeutic Horsemanship in McKinney, Texas. Erica plans to focus on fundraising, grants and event planning, while also volunteering in the nonprofit's lesson program.

2014-06-09T10:46:08+00:00 June 6th, 2014|Erica, Maguire Fellow in North Texas|

Understanding the problem

My first meeting with the clients This afternoon we had our first meeting with our client, the League of Women Voters. During the discussion, I began to realize the nature of the problem. The new regulation defines "ID" as: Texas Department of Public Safety issued driver's license or personal ID card, a concealed carry license, an election identification certificate, or a U.S. government issued passport, military ID, citizenship or naturalization certificate. There exist people in resource-poor situations who do not drive, do not carry ID and do not know how to register to vote. As a "Republican" state, this could potentially help the party in an election, especially if there is a tie. There are other people who [...]

2014-08-11T14:17:23+00:00 June 6th, 2014|Yusun, Maguire Fellow in Dallas|

High tea and ‘King Lear’

SMU-in-London Arts students at high tea. Photo credit: Melissa/SMU Adventures Seeing "King Lear" at the Olivier Theatre: Melissa, a senior majoring in English with minors in psychology and education; Bailee, a senior majoring in applied physiology/ sport management; Aymen, a senior majoring in biology; and Kate, a senior majoring in business, film and media. Photo credit: Melissa/SMU Adventures

2014-06-03T14:18:24+00:00 June 3rd, 2014|SMU-in-London: Arts 2014|

Born in the U.S.A. (O.)

Jade is a Juris Doctor candidate at Dedman School of Law. She was awarded a Maguire and Irby Family Foundation Public Service Fellowship for summer 2014 from the Cary M. Maguire Center for Ethics and Public Responsibility at SMU to intern at the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Northern District of Texas. Her work will include both civil and criminal litigation work for the principal federal prosecution authority for North Texas.

2014-06-02T18:01:56+00:00 June 2nd, 2014|Jade, Maguire Fellow in Dallas|

Scenes from London

SMU-in-London: Arts at Tower Bridge. Photo credit: Becca/SMU Adventures Emily, a junior majoring in dance; Parker, a junior majoring in theater; and Emily, a junior majoring in dance and chemistry; at Tower Bridge. Photo credit: Emily R/SMU Adventures Bailee (BS Sports Management ’15) and Melissa (BS English ’15) at St. James' Palace. Photo credit: Bailee/SMU Adventures

2014-06-03T11:57:11+00:00 June 2nd, 2014|SMU-in-London: Arts 2014|

Mussolini’s rhetoric of space: Locating discourse within the city

Alice is a graduate student in the Meadows School of the Arts’ Ph.D. program in art history, RASC/a (Rhetorics of Art, Space, and Culture). She was awarded a Maguire and Irby Family Foundation Public Service Fellowship for summer 2014 from the Cary M. Maguire Center for Ethics and Public Responsibility at SMU to conduct research in Italy. At archives including the Archivio Centrale dello Stato di Rome and the UN archives in Florence, she intends to investigate Mussolini’s aspirations for Rome and the changes he wished to make to its spatial structure.

2014-06-02T18:03:32+00:00 June 2nd, 2014|Alice, Maguire Fellow in Italy|
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