Current Adventures

  • Abigail in Cophenhagen. (Fall 2016) Abigail, a senior double majoring in human rights, and public relations and strategic communications, is spending the fall semester in Copenhagen, Denmark participating in the Danish Institute for Study Abroad Justice and Human Rights program.
  • Alternative Breaks Fall 2015. SMU Alternative Breaks and SMU Community Engagement & Leadership Center took students, faculty and staff to seven locations in Texas, Oklahoma and Florida to serve community organizations that address hunger, child abuse, homelessness, women’s rights and environmental restoration.
  • Alternative Breaks Spring 2015. SMU Alternative Breaks took students, faculty and staff to 10 cities during spring break 2015 to serve community organizations.
  • American West Human Rights (Summer 2015) Thirteen SMU students and faculty and staff members will travel the American West June 2–12 to visit Native American reservations and historic sites.
  • Amy in Washington D.C. (Summer 2015) Amy is pursuing a joint degree MA/MBA in business and arts management from the Cox School of Business and Meadows School of the Arts, and a participant this summer in the Summer Internship Program at the National Gallery of Art.
  • Art History in Germany and Poland 2016. (Spring 2016) Students in the art history graduate seminar “Rhetorics of Art, History and Memory After The Second World War” traveled to Berlin and Warsaw during spring break to research the intersection of art history with the fields of trauma and memory studies in the last two decades, by analyzing museums, monuments and memorials in the two European cities.
  • Austin, Maguire Fellow in London. (Summer 2015) Austin is a junior, double majoring in accounting and communications. He was awarded a Maguire and Irby Family Foundation Public Service Fellowship for summer 2015 from the Cary M. Maguire Center for Ethics and Public Responsibility at SMU. He spent the summer in London studying immigrant culture and working at community center.
  • Christopher in Italy. (Summer 2015) Christopher Kiahtipes is a Ph.D. candidate in anthropology at SMU’s Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences working on reconstructing past environments in tropical Central Africa to better understanding the links between culture, ecology and climate.
  • Clinton Global Initiative University. (Spring 2016) Eight SMU students traveled to Berkeley, Calif., to attend the 9th annual Clinton Global Initiative University, hosted by former President Bill Clinton and daughter Chelsea Clinton, vice chair of the Clinton Foundation. The CGI U connects college students with innovators, thought leaders and engaged celebrities to address challenges facing their campuses and communities.
  • Civil Rights Pilgrimage 2015. (Spring 2015) SMU students, faculty and staff visited the American South’s civil rights landmarks and met people who participated in and witnessed the movement.
  • Civil Rights Pilgrimage 2016. (Spring 2016) SMU students, faculty and staff visited the American South’s civil rights landmarks and met people who participated in and witnessed the movement.
  • Claire, Maguire Fellow in Dallas (Summer 2016) Claire W. is a senior majoring in biology. She was awarded a Maguire and Irby Family Foundation Public Service Fellowship for summer 2016 from the Cary M. Maguire Center for Ethics and Public Responsibility at SMU. She is spending the summer volunteering at Dallas-based Bryan’s House, a non-profit organization that provides medically managed child care and support services.
  • Communication Studetns, National Conventions. (Summer 2016) SMU students are attending the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, and the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia, as part of a political communication studies program in Meadows School of the Arts.
  • Communication Studies 2016. SMU communication students served as research assistants during the presidential primaries. They assisted Rita Kirk, SMU communications professor and director of the Maguire Center for Ethics and Public Responsibility, who also serves as a CNN consultant.
  • Dan, Maguire Fellow in India. (Summer 2016) Dan M. is a senior majoring in applied physiology and health management. He was awarded a Maguire and Irby Family Foundation Public Service Fellowship for summer 2016 from the Cary M. Maguire Center for Ethics and Public Responsibility at SMU. He is spending the summer volunteering with regional health clinics in Delhi, India.
  • Geophysics in Alaska 2016. (Fall 2016) Two SMU graduate student researchers, with SMU Professor of Geophysics Matthew Hornbach, traveled to the Beaufort Sea, north of Alaska, to participate in a research project sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL) to chart heat flow and chirp data on the ocean floor.
  • Hilltop on the Hill. (Fall 2015) Eleven students traveled to Washington, D.C., in October 2015 as part of SMU’s Hilltop on the Hill program. In Washington, D.C., the  students met visited media and government sites, and met with political communicators, journalists and SMU alumni.
  • Hope, Maguire Fellow in Washington D.C. (Summer 2015) Hope, a junior majoring in human rights and history, and minoring in Spanish and sociology, received a Maguire and Irby Family Foundation Public Service Fellowship for summer 2015 from the Cary M. Maguire Center for Ethics and Public Responsibility at SMU for her work in social justice.
  • Human Rights, Austria and the Czech Republic. (Winter 2016) SMU students, faculty and staff are visiting Prague and Vienna with SMU’s Embrey Human Rights Program.
  • Human Rights, Budapest. (Winter 2015) SMU students, faculty and staff are visiting Budapest, Hungary, with SMU’s Embrey Human Rights Program.
  • Human Rights, Italy. (Spring 2016) Eighteen SMU students alums, faculty and community members are visiting Italy with SMU’s Embrey Human Rights Program to learn about victims of the Holocaust.
  • Human Rights in Poland. (Winter 2015) Twenty members of the SMU community took a study tour of Holocaust sites in Poland Dec. 18-30, led by SMU Embrey Human Rights Program Director Rick Halperin, to visit cities and death camps throughout Poland, where, during World War II, some 6,000, 000 people were murdered during the Nazi, Germany, occupation.
  • Human Rights, Rwanda. (Summer 2016) Thirteen SMU students, faculty and staff are in Rwanda from August 4-13, 2016 with SMU’s Embrey Human Rights Program.
  • Jennifer, Maguire Fellow in Guatemala. (Summer 2015) Jennifer is a senior majoring in human rights and public policy. She was awarded a Maguire and Irby Family Foundation Public Service Fellowship for summer 2015 from the Cary M. Maguire Center for Ethics and Public Responsibility at SMU for her work in community development.
  • Jessica, Maguire Fellow in Costa Rica. (Summer 2016) Jessica J. is a junior on the pre-med track, majoring in human rights and health and society and minoring in women’s and gender studies. She was awarded a Maguire and Irby Family Foundation Public Service Fellowship for summer 2016 from the Cary M. Maguire Center for Ethics and Public Responsibility at SMU. She is spending the summer in Costa Rica.
  • Jordan, Maguire Fellow in Paris. (Summer 2015) Jordan is a second year M.A./Ph.D. student studying cultural anthropology. She was awarded a Maguire and Irby Family Foundation Public Service Fellowship for summer 2015 from the Cary M. Maguire Center for Ethics and Public Responsibility at SMU.
  • Justin, Maguire Fellow in Dallas. (Summer 2015) Justin is a senior, double majoring in biology and Spanish. He was awarded a Maguire and Irby Family Foundation Public Service Fellowship for summer 2015 from the Cary M. Maguire Center for Ethics and Public Responsibility at SMU. This summer he interned in Dallas at the International Rescue Committee, a resettlement agency for refugees.
  • Katherine, Maguire Fellow in San Francisco. (Summer 2015) She was awarded a Maguire and Irby Family Foundation Public Service Fellowship for summer 2015 from the Cary M. Maguire Center for Ethics and Public Responsibility at SMU for her research on struggles for LGBTQ immigrants in the San Francisco Bay area.
  • Kenny at AARO 2015. (Summer 2015) Kenny Ryan, a new public information officer in SMU’s Office of News and Communications, attended an AARO session to get acquainted with SMU.
  • Lindsay, Democratic Republic of Congo. (Summer 2016) Lindsay G. is a rising senior majoring in international studies and human rights. She travelled to the Democratic Republic of the Congo this summer with Army ROTC for closer study of the country’s culture and language.
  • Mary Leah, Maguire Fellow in Dallas. (Summer 2016) Mary Leah is a Ph.D. candidate studying religion and ethics. She was awarded a Maguire and Irby Family Foundation Public Service Fellowship for summer 2016 from the Cary M. Maguire Center for Ethics and Public Responsibility at SMU. She is spending the summer interning with Dallas Area Interfaith, a non-profit coalition of organizations that helps ordinary.
  • Namita, Maguire Fellow in Nepal. (Summer 2015) Namita is a senior majoring in accounting in the Cox School of Business. During summer 2015 she is volunteering with the Bo M. Karlsson Foundation in Nepal to provide emergency assistance after the devastating earthquake there in April. For her work, she was awarded a Public Service Fellowship from SMU’s Cary M. Maguire Center for Ethics and Public Responsibility, with financial assistance from the Irby Family Foundation.
  • Nayelly, Maguire Fellow in Indonesia (Summer 2015) Nayelly is a senior studying engineering, management, information and systems (EMIS), economics and French. She was awarded a Maguire and Irby Family Foundation Public Service Fellowship for summer 2015 from the Cary M. Maguire Center for Ethics and Public Responsibility at SMU for her work pertaining to international citizen diplomacy with American and international high school students.
  • Parker, Maguire Fellow in Dallas. (Summer 2016) Parker M. is a senior majoring in biochemistry and philosophy. He was awarded a Maguire and Irby Family Foundation Public Service Fellowship for summer 2016 from the Cary M. Maguire Center for Ethics and Public Responsibility at SMU. He is spending the summer volunteering at Texas Health Presbyterian hospital and the Texas Instituted for Surgery, both in Dallas.
  • Perkins School of Theology El Salvador Immersion Trip. (Spring 2016) Dr. Harold J. Recinos, Professor of Church and Society at Perkins School of Theology, is leading students to El Salvador during spring break 2016. The group is examining Christian mission in cultural context as part of Perkins’ Global Theological Education program.
  • Perkins School of Theology Palestine-Israel Immersion Trip. (Winter 2016) A group of students and alumni/ae from Perkins School of Theology-SMU is participating in a global immersion trip to Palestine and Israel from Jan. 3-16, 2016. Led by Dr. Jaime Clark-Soles, associate professor of New Testament at Perkins School of Theology, participants will experience Palestine and Israel through various different themes.
  • Perkins School of Theology Palestine-Israel Immersion Trip. (Winter 2015) The Palestine-Israel Immersion Trip for alumni/ae and students of Perkins School of Theology-SMU — sponsored by the school’s Global Theological Education Program — includes 17 participants. Each day, participants will experience Palestine and Israel through various different themes.
  • Perkins School of Theology South Africa. (Summer 2015) Eleven students from SMU’s Perkins School of Theology with faculty leader Dr. Evelyn L. Parker, associate dean for Academic Affairs and professor of Practical Theology, are participating in a May 17-31 South Africa immersion course through the Perkins Global Theological Education Program (GTE).
  • Political Science in Washington. (Spring 2015) Students in the University Honors Program political science class “The Supreme Court Seminar” spent six days in Washington, D.C., doing original research in the papers of former Supreme Court Justices housed in the Library of Congress.
  • Residential Commons Leadership Corps. The Residential Commons Leadership Corps (RCLC) is made up of students who are shaping and promoting the Residential Commons experience at SMU. The RCLC works with Faculty in Residence, Resident Community Directors and resident assistants to develop unique traditions for each commons that will foster community and long-term bonds among residents.
  • Roy, Maguire Fellow in Dallas. (Summer 2016) Roy is a third-year graduate student working toward a Master of Divinity degree from SMU’s Perkins School of Theology. He was awarded a Maguire and Irby Family Foundation Public Service Fellowship for summer 2015 from the Cary M. Maguire Center for Ethics and Public Responsibility at SMU for his work with homeless children in Dallas.
  • Roy, Maguire Fellow in Dallas. (Summer 2015) Roy is a second year graduate student working toward a Master of Divinity degree from SMU’s Perkins School of Theology. He was awarded a Maguire and Irby Family Foundation Public Service Fellowship for summer 2015 from the Cary M. Maguire Center for Ethics and Public Responsibility at SMU for his work with homeless children in Dallas.
  • Sha’ron, Maguire Fellow in Dallas. (Summer 2015) Sha’ron is a senior majoring in English and minoring in international studies. She was awarded a Maguire and Irby Family Foundation Public Service Fellowship for summer 2015 from the Cary M. Maguire Center for Ethics and Public Responsibility at SMU for her work in literacy intervention with children attending summer camp at the Wesley-Rankin Community Center in Dallas.
  • SMU-in-London 2016: Communication Internship Program. (Summer 2016) Fifteen students traveled to London for the SMU-in-London Communication Internship Program.
  • SMU-in-London: Arts and Culture. (Summer 2015) Students in SMU-in-London: Arts and Culture spend five weeks in the city, becoming 21st-century explorers while taking two courses.
  • SMU Faculty in Residence. As live-in faculty members in SMU’s Residential Commons, Faculty in Residence (FiRs) serve as the intellectual leaders of their commons. The FiR program creates opportunities for students to know faculty members outside of the classroom and emphasizes a culture of mentorship, intellectual discourse and community.
  • SMU Outdoor Adventures. SMU Outdoor Adventures offers recreational trips and outdoor skills workshops from its “base camp” at the Dedman Center for Lifetime Sports.
  • SMU Service House. SMUSH is a residence hall for 28 students dedicated to service and social change. The Office of Residence Life & Student Housing and the Community Engagement and Leadership Center jointly sponsor the Service House and its programs.
  • Stephany, Maguire Fellow in Dallas. (Summer 2016) Stephany is a graduate student in SMU’s counseling program. She was awarded a Maguire and Irby Family Foundation Public Service Fellowship for summer 2016 from the Cary M. Maguire Center for Ethics and Public Responsibility at SMU. She spent the summer in Dallas volunteering with the North Texas Chapter of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP).
  • Student Leadership Initiative (SLI), Costa Rica. (Winter 2015) 12 students in SLI, sponsored by the Embrey Human Rights Program, participated in a service-learning trip to Costa Rica Jan. 2-12, 2015.
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