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An update from Laura, a junior communication studies and political science major: “That is really ugly…” I thought as the bus pulled up to the Belzec Extermination Camp. Dr. Halperin had prepared us that Belzec was a walled-off hill, but … Continue reading
An update from Alyssa, a first-year biochemistry major: Friday December 26, 2014 Auschwitz Concentration Camp If we could but grasp at the gauntest straws of what truly happened, the ghosts would never leave our eyes. Auschwitz is not a concentration camp. … Continue reading
Eva lists her top 10 reasons to study in Moscow, including Moscow’s museums, culture and ice cream. Read her blog here.
Eva is a senior double majoring in theatre and world languages. She spent Summer 2014 in Moscow with the SMU-in-Moscow program to continue her Russian studies and to do international theatre research for an Engaged Learning Project and a Robert Mayor Interdisciplinary Research Project. Continue reading
An update from Hope, a sophomore majoring in human rights and history, on the Student Leadership Initiative’s last day in Costa Rica, January 11: What next? The end of any worthwhile journey always seems to beg this simple question. After … Continue reading
An update from Asia, a senior majoring in human rights, with a minor in women’s and gender studies and international relations: I believe we all have a song. Our songs are our stories. All of our songs connect when we … Continue reading
Twelve students in SMU’s Student Leadership Initiative (SLI), sponsored by the Embrey Human Rights Program, participated in a service-learning trip to Costa Rica Jan. 2-12, 2015. The SLI students were led by Dr. Howard J. Recinos, Professor of Church and Society at SMU Perkins School of Theology, and Dr. Joci Caldwell Ryan, a lecturer in the women’s and gender studies program of SMU’s Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences. Continue reading
An update from Richard, a graduate student in the Master of Liberal Studies program: On Saturday, January 10, the group visited the Holocaust Memorial Center, which commemorates the 1,441 lost Jewish communities and more than 500,000 victims, Jews and Roma, … Continue reading
An update from Joseph, a graduate student in the Perkins School of Theology: Landing in Budapest, Hungary, I was amazed by the beauty of the city as I looked through the window of the plane. Arriving a day before my fellow … Continue reading
Another wonderful day at the Shalom Hartman Institute in Jerusalem, studying “Israel: Jewish and Democratic” with Marcie Lenk, Donniel Hartman, Leon Weiner Dow and Ezra Korman of the SHI staff. Our afternoon included a walking tour of Jerusalem neighborhoods, followed … Continue reading