Students in the MBA course “Doing Business in China” traveled to Hong Kong and Shenzhen during winter break to study how business is done on China’s doorstep and within the rapidly growing economy of the communist regime.
Angela W. is a senior studying biochemistry and human rights. She was awarded a Maguire and Irby Family Foundation Public Service Fellowship for summer 2017 from the Cary M. Maguire Center for Ethics and Public Responsibility at SMU. She is spending the summer volunteering in Chennai, India, with Unite for Sight, an NGO that supports eye clinics.
MBA students of the “Emerging Markets” course traveled to the United Arab Emirates, visiting Dubai and Abu Dhabi, during spring break to study how a variety of companies survived and thrived by adopting to the rapidly evolving business environments of the Arabian gulf states.
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.
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 a different theme, including: • The World of Jesus • The Birth of Jesus • Orthodox Christmas • Jesus in Galilee, Jesus in Judea • Contemporary Palestine • Contemporary Israel Be sure to check back frequently for information about the group’s experiences!
Nayelly is a senior studying engineering management, information, and systems (EMIS) at the Lyle School of Engineering and economics and French at Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences. 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 both in Indonesia and Brazil.
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.
An update from Mabrie, a graduate student in the Master of Liberal Studies program studying Global Studies: The enduring reverence the Vietnamese people have for this leader is quite touching. Their dedication continues in their annual pilgrimage to pay respects at his mausoleum. Honor and loyalty to country is a thread that runs through the cultural fabric here.
The January 3-14, 2015, 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. The first-ever Perkins immersion experience for alums will be led by Dr. Jaime Clark-Soles, associate professor of New Testament at Perkins School of Theology. Each day, participants will experience Palestine and Israel through a different theme.
Katelyn is a senior majoring in political science in Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences and journalism and theatre in Meadows School of the Arts. During fall 2014, as part of her Engaged Learning project, she visited Jordan to research the Syrian refugee crisis within the context of Jordanian security and international affairs.