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Cary M. Maguire Center for Ethics and Public Responsibility

News Archive 2020

 

A selection of articles, op-eds, TV segments, and other media featuring Center staff.


 

Texas Women’s Foundation Honors Seven Female Leaders Helping Other Women

The Texas Women’s Foundation honored seven women Thursday during their 2019 Maura Women Helping Women and Young Leader Awards.

The event, which was presented by AT&T, recognized leaders who have positively impacted the lives of women and girls across Texas.

Texas Women’s Foundation, formerly the Dallas Women’s Foundation, aims to ‘Transform Texas for Women and Girls,’ and is one of the largest women’s funds in the nation, reaching communities all across the state. The foundation has over $35 million in assets, which goes towards research on issues currently affecting women and girls and raises approximately $8 million each year. Additionally, the foundation sustains $5 million to support programs dedicated to helping the women of Texas thrive, as well as providing annual grants and mission-focused gendered asset investments. 

ETHICS CENTER ADVISORY BOARD MEMBER ASHLEE HUNT KLEINERT FEATURED IN AN ARTICLE BY DALLAS INNOVATES | 5/2/2019

 

A Simple Rule: ‘Kindness Is Everything In Life’

Nancy Strauss Halbreich, the 23rd J. Erik Jonsson Ethics Award winner, was taught early in life how to act towards others.

2019 J. ERIK JONSSON ETHICS AWARD RECIPIENT NANCY HALBREICH FEATURED IN AN ARTICLE BY PEOPLE NEWSPAPERS | 4/302019
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Civic engagement is the key to making our democracy ‘glow with justice and shine with beauty’

If there is one thing even dyed-in-the-wool Democrats and Republicans should agree on, it is this: If our 242-year American experiment in self-government is to continue, civic engagement and exercising one’s right to vote must not be privileges for the few but responsibilities for the many.

Nowhere is this truer than in the upcoming May 4 Dallas and Fort Worth general elections for mayor and city council. In the 2015 mayoral election only 6 percent of eligible voters cast a ballot, dead last in a ranking of America’s 30 largest cities. The median age of voters was 62 for Dallas and 66 for Fort Worth.

DR. RITA KIRK FEATURE IN AN ARTICLE BY THE DALLAS MORNING NEWS | 4/28/2019

 

Three High Profile Energy Industry Leaders Honored At SMU Cox

The Maguire Energy Institute at SMU Cox School of Business presented Tim Leach, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Concho Resources Inc., with the L. Frank Pitts Energy Leadership Award at a sold-out luncheon ceremony on Tuesday, April 9 on the SMU campus. At the same event, two iconic oil industry entrepreneurs and longtime supporters of SMU, Bobby B. Lyle and Cary M. Maguire, were honored with the Maguire Energy Institute Pioneer Award.

MAGUIRE ETHICS CENTER FOUNDER CARY M. MAGUIRE | 4/9/2019
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Pioneer Natural Resources Company Announces CEO Tim Dove to Retire; Chairman Scott Sheffield to Return as CEO

Pioneer Natural Resources Company (NYSE:PXD) (“Pioneer” or “the Company”) today announced that Timothy L. Dove will retire as CEO and a Board Director effective immediately. Scott D. Sheffield, Chairman of the Board, will return to his former role as Chief Executive Officer. Scott was Pioneer’s founding CEO, serving from 1997 to 2016, and has served as Chairman since 1999. Lead Director, J. Kenneth Thompson, will become Chairman of the Board, also effective immediately.

ETHICS CENTER ADVISORY BOARD MEMBER SCOTT SHEFFIELD | 2/21/2019
   

SMU To Honor Philanthropist Nancy Strauss Halbreich

Nancy Strauss Halbreich, a dedicated philanthropist in the Dallas community (and daughter of former Dallas mayor Annette Strauss), will be the recipient of the 2019 J. Erik Jonsson Ethics Award from SMU’s Maguire Center for Ethics & Public Responsibility.

2019 J. ERIK JONSSON ETHICS AWARD RECIPIENT NANCY HALBREICH FEATURED IN AN ARTICLE BY PEOPLE NEWSPAPERS | 2/21/2019
   

JUST IN: Nancy Halbreich To Receive the 2019 J. Erik Jonsson Ethics Award

After earning her bachelor of Arts degree at the University of Texas, Nancy Halbreich added SMU to her education dossier when she went after her Masters of Liberal of Arts at the Hilltop institution. Good thing that she got to know the campus because she’s returning to Umphrey Lee Center’s Mack Grand Ballroom on Thursday, March 28, to receive 2019 J. Erik Jonsson Ethics Award.

 

2019 J. ERIK JONSSON ETHICS AWARD RECIPIENT NANCY HALBREICH FEATURED IN AN ARTICLE BY MY SWEET CHARITY | 2/18/2019

 

JUST IN: Bobby B. Lyle To Receive 90th Annual Linz Award

It was just announced that Bobby will receive the 90th Annual Linz Award on Wednesday, April 17, at the Hilton Anatole.

For the past 90 years, the prestigious award has recognized “individuals whose community and humanitarian efforts have created the greatest benefit to Dallas during the last decade.”

ETHICS CENTER ADVISORY BOARD CHAIR BOBBY B. LYLE FEATURED IN AN ARTICLE BY MY SWEET CHARITY | 2/1/2019
 Bobby Lyle (right), shown at a luncheon at Southern Methodist University, has been a prominent figure in the oil and gas industry and played a major role in development in Dallas.

Dallas entrepreneur, educator and philanthropist Bobby Lyle to receive 90th Linz Award

Bobby Lyle has never forgotten his humble beginnings and the importance of kindness, his colleagues say.

The businessman, startup investor, educator and philanthropist has given back to his community for more than 50 years.

For his commitment to Dallas, Lyle has been chosen to receive the 2019 Linz Award, an annual honor recognizing enduring civic or humanitarian efforts benefiting the city.

ETHICS CENTER ADVISORY BOARD CHAIR BOBBY B. LYLE FEATURED IN AN ARTICLE BY THE DALLAS MORNING NEWS | 2/1/2019