News Archive 2011

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

Leadership in Government Ethics

(12/1/2011)

Third panel discussion at the conference on "Ethics, Trust & Transparency: Business, Government and the Case for Voter Concern," presented by the Cary M. Maguire Center for Ethics & Public Responsibility in collaboration with the SMU Cox School of Business on November 2, 2011. The panel was moderated by Mike Davis, Senior Lecturer at the SMU Cox School of Business, and included Arthur Athens, director of the Stockdale Center for Ethical Leadership at the U.S. Naval Academy; Judy Nadler, senior fellow in Government Ethics at the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics at Santa Clara University; and Don W. Fox, director of the United States Office of Government Ethics.

 

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The Trust Barometer": Why we should care? (11/23/2011) -Video 

Opening keynote remarks by Matthew J. Harrington, CEO of Edelman, at the conference on "Ethics, Trust & Transparency: Business, Government and the Case for Voter Concern," presented by the Cary M. Maguire Center for Ethics & Public Responsibility in collaboration with the SMU Cox School of Business on November 2, 2011.

 

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Tell it like it is: The Ethics of Financial Transparency (11/23/2011) -Video

First panel discussion at the conference on "Ethics, Trust & Transparency: Business, Government and the Case for Voter Concern," presented by the Cary M. Maguire Center for Ethics & Public Responsibility in collaboration with the SMU Cox School of Business on November 2, 2011. The panel was moderated by: Mark Vamos, the William J O'Neil Chair of Journalism in SMU's Cox School of Business and Meadows School of the Arts, and included Terry Smith, president and CEO of the Federal Home Loan Bank of Dallas; and Allan Sloan, senior editor-at-large of Fortune.

 

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Responsible Business Leadership (11/23/2011) -Video

Second panel discussion at the conference on "Ethics, Trust & Transparency: Business, Government and the Case for Voter Concern," presented by the Cary M. Maguire Center for Ethics & Public Responsibility in collaboration with the SMU Cox School of Business on November 2, 2011. The panel was moderated by Keven Ann Willey, vice president and editorial page editor of The Dallas Morning News, and included Mike Boone, founding partner of Haynes and Boone, LLP; Kathleen Edmond, chief ethics officer at Best Buy; and Doug Levy, CEO of imc2.

 

 

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Ethical Leadership in Government (11/23/2011) -Video

Third panel discussion at the conference on "Ethics, Trust & Transparency: Business, Government and the Case for Voter Concern," presented by the Cary M. Maguire Center for Ethics & Public Responsibility in collaboration with the SMU Cox School of Business on November 2, 2011. The panel was moderated by Mike Davis, Senior Lecturer at the SMU Cox School of Business, and included Arthur Athens, director of the Stockdale Center for Ethical Leadership at the U.S. Naval Academy; Judy Nadler, senior fellow in Government Ethics at the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics at Santa Clara University; and Don W. Fox, director of the United States Office of Government Ethics.

 

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Campaign 2012 SMU's Experts Weigh in on The Big Issues 

(Fall/Winter 2011)

THE BUMPY PRESIDENTIAL CAMPAIGN SEASON WILL ONLY BECOME MORE TURBULENT AS THE NOVEMBER 6, 2012, ELECTION DRAWS CLOSER. THE DALLAS MORNING NEWS, USA TODAY, THE CHRISTIAN SCIENCE MONITOR AND THE WASHINGTON POST ARE AMONG THE MEDIA OUTLETS THAT RECENTLY HAVE CALLED ON SMU EXPERTS TO HELP UNRAVEL THE RHETORIC. BELOW, SMU MAGAZINE QUOTES FROM THE SCHOLARS WHO ARE DROWNING OUT THE POLITICAL NOISE AND AMPLIFYING THE SALIENT ISSUES:

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Engaged Learning

(Fall/Winter 2011)

Teaching mentally handicapped children in India this past summer, SMU sophomore Meera Nair used her ingenuity to handle situations that challenged her understanding of “classroom norms.” In doing so, she achieved success in small steps.

In one class, Nair taught 8-year-old students with cerebral palsy, who, because of a lack muscle control, found it difficult to copy simple words like “cat” and “dog.” Instead of relying on the written word to teach language skills, she structured two-minute conversations in English for them. “It was rewarding to know that for those three hours I worked with them, they were actively learning and applying their knowledge,” she says.

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To commemorate the 10th anniversary of 9/11, SMU Hosted a range of public events 

(Fall/Winter 2011) -Video

To commemorate the 10th anniversary of 9/11, SMU hosted a range of public events Sept. 7 – 11 to help the community find peace and meaning after that devastating day.

"It was gratifying to see so many programs within the University come together to consider how the events of 9/11 affected our national character," said Rita Kirk, director of SMU's Cary M. Maguire Center for Ethics & Public Responsibility, overall sponsor of the events.

 

 

 

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Kimberly-Clark Wins Greater Dallas Business Ethics Award for Commitment to Exemplary Ethical Business Practices 

(11/28/2011) 

Kimberly-Clark Corporation (NYSE: KMB) announced today that is has been selected as the winner of a 2011 Greater Dallas Business Ethics Award. The company was celebrated for its commitment to exemplary ethical business practices because its employees understand how important it is to behave ethically and comply with the law.

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Earning Trust: A Demand for Ethical Leadership 

(11/23/2011) -Video

The Ethics, Trust & Transparency conference video can be found here.

 

 

 

 

 

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John Yoo debates BORDC's Chip Pitts 

(11/17/2011) 

Author of the “torture memos” and former Department of Justice (DOJ) lawyer John Yoo faced questions in a debate with Chip Pitts, former president of BORDC’s board of directors, about his role in detainee treatment and torture.

 

 

 

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Edelman PR chief sees American Cynicism on the Rise 

(11/8/2011)

The United States has become a nation of cynics, and our communal distrust is deepening daily.

Those are the conclusions of the chief executive of the world’s largest independent public relations firm. Matt Harrington, 49, president of Edelman, is referring to his firm’s 2011 Trust Barometer, which indicates that six in 10 Americans doubt that the government will do the right thing.

 

 

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Report on an SMU Ethics Program

 (11/4/2011) 

Thanks to the IEC member who tipped us off to a Dallas Observer article about "Ethical Leadership in Government," a symposium on ethics held at SMU. It was moderated by Mike Davis, a senior lecturer at SMU's Cox School of Business.

 

 

 

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Strong Ethics must start at the top, Dallas Council told 

11/2/2011 

The Dallas City Council listened for an hour this morning to a discussion of ethics in government, something many residents see as lacking in the behavior of some local officials.

Creating an ethical culture in an organization takes courage, conviction and leadership, panel members said during a conference on ethics, trust and transparency sponsored by the Cary M. Maguire Center for Ethics and Public Responsibility at Southern Methodist University.

 

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Dallas Council to Attend Ethics Class 

(11/2/2011) 

A "makeover" for the Dallas City Hall "ethics" policy is in the works. KERA's BJ Austin says City Council members got a few ideas at an SMU ethics forum Wednesday.

Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings has made changing the "culture" of ethics at City Hall a priority.

Rawlings: You know one of the most important things that we can do for the city of Dallas is send a signal that we care about ethics. It's the foundation of everything we do: how we treat each other, how we treat suppliers, how we treat citizens.

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Council Field-Trips to SMU For a Lecture on Ethics From 

(11/2/2011) 

Ethics reforms, or at least the earnest discussion thereof, are in the air over at City Hall lately. Mayor Rawlings won his seat, after all, at least partially based on a "pro-ethics" platform (not something many people come out against, but still). Then a couple weeks back, council member Jerry Allen rang in the Budget, Finance and Audit Committee by declaring that city has been "tainted by ethical acts," by which we are sure he meant unethical. And despite all that business back in May with the city council loosening the rules on when, exactly, lobbyists can give them money, the council members seem to want to signal they've turned over a brand-spanking-new leaf.

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File this under "can't hurt", I guess.

(10/30/2011) 

Come Wednesday, Mayor Mike Rawlings wants the Dallas City Council to pile into the big white vans and head up to SMU for an ethics conference.

Rawlings mentioned it a couple of weeks ago at the council’s annual retreat, and SMU confirmed they are expecting a large contingent of council members.

Specifically, the council will attend “Ethics, Trust & Transparency: Business, Government and the Case for Voter Concern.”

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Report back: Yoo v. Pitts debate in Dallas 

(10/30/2011) 

The topic was the CIA's "enhanced interrogation techniques" and detainee treatment, when John Yoo, former Department of Justice official and author of the "Torture Memos" debated Chip Pitts, Stanford University law professor and former Chairman of Amnesty International, at the Meadows Museum at Southern Methodist University in Dallas.

 

 

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Excerpt: Frito-Lay Plano Public Library a Possibility 

(10/28/2011) 

Money is tight for many municipalities. So some cities including Frisco, Lewisville, Plano and others are getting creative by selling naming rights.

Specifically in Plano, leaders are considering allowing Plano-based business to pay about $25,000 to put their names on buildings such as recreation centers and inside libraries....

While many residents said they were okay with the idea, Southern Methodist University ethics professor Dr. Rita Kirk said it disturbs her.

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Ethics, Trust, Transparency' examined at Nov. 2 Conference at SMU 

(10/27/2011) 

As demonstrators gather in cities across America to protest a range of woes, from economic inequity and corporate greed to the power of lobbyists, SMU’s Cary M. Maguire Center for Ethics & Public Responsibility — in conjunction with the Cox School of Business — will explore the ethical practices of big business and government in a Nov. 2 conference.

Leading business analysts, financial journalists and government watchdogs will be featured during the event, “At Issue: Ethics, Trust and Transparency: Business, Government and the Case for Voter Concern.”
The conference is set for 7:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the James M. Collins Executive Center’s Crum Auditorium on the SMU campus.

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Allan Sloan on Marketplace Morning Report 

(10/26/2011) - Audio

You’ll probably recognize his voice from his weekly appearance on the Marketplace Morning Report’s Sloan Sessions. We discuss the state of the economy this hour with Allan Sloan, Senior Editor-at-Large for Fortune Magazine. He’ll be in town next week for the symposium “At Issue: Ethics, Trust & Transparency” presented by SMU’s Cary M. Maguire Center for Ethics and Public Responsibility in collaboration with the Cox School of Business.

 

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SMU conference examines national security and civil liberties

 (10/20/2011) 

Ten years after Congress passed the USA Patriot Act in response to the 9-11 terror attacks, nationally recognized speakers related to the still-controversial law will be featured at SMU’s “Conference on National Security and Civil Liberties” on Oct. 22.

A 1 p.m. debate will feature John Yoo, former U.S. Department of Justice official and author of the “Torture Memos” with Joe “Chip” Pitts, a Stanford University law lecturer and former Amnesty International board chair. They will be discussing the CIA’s “enhanced interrogation techniques” and detainee treatment.

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GOP debate gets physical between Perry and Romney 

(10/19/2011) -Video

It started with a verbal attack by Rick Perry, followed by Mitt Romney's mocking laugh. Seconds later, the GOP debate in Las Vegas Tuesday night got physical.

It is that body language making headlines 24 hours later.

About 30 minutes into the debate, Romney reached out to put his hand on Perry's shoulder, to tell him to be quiet.

"It could be considered by many to be a demeaning moment where he was literally saying here, 'I'm in charge and control and I'm going to take care of you,'" explained Rita Kirk, director of SMU's ethics center.

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Annual Conference of the professions discusses ethics, social media 

(10/15/2011) 

A roomful of doctors, lawyers and clergy gave their rapt attention to the research director of the Harvard Graduate School of Education's "Project Zero" on Friday morning.

The 26th annual Conference of the Professions met in Prothro Hall to discuss ethics and social media for professionals. The conference was geared toward lawyers, doctors and clergy.

The conference began with a keynote address by Dr. Carrie James. She presented the findings of her research with Project Zero.

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Brave new world: SMU to examine social media ethics in law, medicine and religion

 (10/6/2011) 

How doctors, lawyers and clergy can ethically en- list such social media tools as Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn will be the focus of SMU’s annual Conference of the Professions: Ethics and Social Media on Oct. 14.

The event, set for 8:30 – 11:45 a.m. in the Great Room of SMU’s Prothro Hall, is sponsored by the Cary M. Maguire Center for Ethics & Public Responsibility, the Dedman School of Law and the Perkins School of Theology along with the Dallas County Medical Society, Dallas Bar Association and the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center. Tickets, $15, are available by registering here.

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Is it okay for women to curse at work?

 (9/16/2011) -Video

It’s not every day that you hear a corporate CEO swearing like a sailor. But after Yahoo!’s female chief was fired, the public got an earful from her penchant for profanity, which has led some to wonder if it is okay for women to swear in the workplace.

An interview, posted on YouTube, between the recently fired Yahoo! CEO Carol Bartz and TechCrunch founder Michael Arrington  shows just how sharp, and salty, the ex-chief can be when pressed.

 

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American Dream Shattered: Life of a Muslim Man Post-9/11 

(9/12/2011) -Video

Rais Bhuiyan was an air force officer at home in Bangladesh, but quit his job and moved to New York City to further his education and experience the "American Dream."

After only a short period in NYC, Bhuiyan moved to Dallas with family in mind.

His fiancé was still in Bangledesh waiting for her visa while they saved for their wedding and the opportunity to start a family in America.

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Looking Back and Ahead, America Remembers 9/11 

(9/12/2011) 

 

 

 

 

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Muslims fight for acceptance 

(9/12/2011)

Sept. 11, 2001 is a day that will live on in infamy. The anger, violence and fear that day created continue to seep through the fabric of American life.

As the 10th anniversary of 9/11 approached, the Cary M. Maguire Center for Ethics and Public Responsibility held a series of events reflecting on the anniversary and what it means today.

On Sept.9, approximately 50 people gathered in Dallas Hall's McCord Auditorium to listen to a panel of community and interfaith leaders discuss the "violence that began on 9/11 and the need for national and global healing."

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On 9/11 Vows of Rememberance 

(9/12/2011) 

They played the bagpipes again and recited the names of the dead like poetry. Bells tolled, and requiems by President Obama and other dignitaries filled the amphitheater of ground zero on Sunday as America looked back upon a contagion of terrorism and war and renewed its vows of remembrance.

On the 10th anniversary of Sept. 11, 2001, as the nation reflected on its losses, thousands of families gathered at the new World Trade Center rising in Lower Manhattan, at the Pentagon and on a field of wildflowers in Pennsylvania to commemorate nearly 3,000 killed on that infamous morning when jetliners were turned into missiles and a new age of terrorism was born.

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Panel Discusses civil liberties, security in post 9/11 world 

(9/12/2011)

A panel convened Sunday in front of a small crowd to discuss how the U.S. has changed since 9/11, specifically honing in on the willingness of American citizens to sacrifice civil liberties in favor of higher security measures.

"Preoccupation with avoiding another 9/11 has caused us to transform our state, previously known as the cradle of liberty into a Big Brother state of the Orwellian nature," said Seyom Brown, professor of political science at SMU, who used the Patriot Act as an example, saying that though its constitutionality had been challenged it was still defended on the grounds of security.

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University Ceremony Remembers Victims

 (9/12/2011) 

The sounds of "God Bless America" floated over the Dallas Hall lawn Sunday evening as students and community members lit candles in remembrance of the victims of 9/11.

"So tonight we gather to remember, to honor, to pray and to promise," Chaplain Stephen Rankin said. "We promise here at SMU to practice what we desire, for all the world to prevail in peace."

 

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What Went Wrong 

(9/12/2011)

These remarks were presented at a 9/11 memorial symposium sponsored by the Maguire Center for Ethics and Public Responsibility at Southern Methodist University. A version also appeared in the August 23, 2011 issue of The Christian Century.

The striking thing about 9/11 was the sense of unity it produced. In the immediate aftermath of 9/11, Americans were united. We had the sense that we had all been attacked, that we were all in this together, and that we all knew what we were defending.

 
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What Went Wrong?

 (9/12/2011) 

These remarks were presented at a 9/11 memorial symposium sponsored by the Maguire Center for Ethics and Public Responsibility at Southern Methodist University. A version also appeared in the August 23, 2011 issue of The Christian Century.

The striking thing about 9/11 was the sense of unity it produced. In the immediate aftermath of 9/11, Americans were united. We had the sense that we had all been attacked, that we were all in this together, and that we all knew what we were defending.

 

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Across the Nation, Tragedy Spawned Inspiration 

(9/11/2011) 

The Sunday after the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, several dozen friends climbed a mountain to make a declaration, and to do something to work off their awful, anxious energy.

It was partly a statement of brawn and youth: they carried a 10-by-16-foot American flag, along with 20 feet of steel pipe for a pole, up 10 miles of trail to a nearly 13,000-foot summit. There, they gathered thousands of pounds of rocks to anchor the flag against the ferocious winds that can scour the peaks here. And then it was done.

 

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In Public & Private, Dallas-Fort Worth Residents Remember 9/11

 (9/11/2011) 

Throughout North Texas on Sunday, on the 10th anniversary of an unforgettable day of terrorist attacks half a continent away, people commemorated heroes and honored the dead.

Paul Copley, a Boy Scout from Plano, stood guard at a memorial in Grapevine dedicated to the flight crew members who died in four hijacked airplanes.

Capt. Joe Krais of the Allen Fire Department twice climbed the 56 floors of the Renaissance Tower in downtown Dallas, carrying the helmet of a New York firefighter who died in the collapse of the World Trade Center.

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At SMU, Commemorating the 9/11 Anniversary 

(9/10/2011) 

"Thought-provoking events" -- that's how SMU said it wanted to honor the 10th anniversary of September 11, with a series of "thought-provoking events." There would be lectures, speeches, prayer services and, tonight, a half-time tribute at Gerald J. Ford during SMU-UTEP -- events political and spiritual, a few attended by those directly affected by the terror attacks, among them SMU student Christina Rancke, whose father was in the World Trade Center, and Rais Bhuiyan, the victim of a hate crime perpetrated by a white supremacist seeking vengeance. So yesterday we trekked to the Hilltop to see what was going on. SMU may exist in The Bubble, but on a lovely fall Friday it was also very much a microcosm of responses and reactions, a well-groomed town square filled with kids weaned on The War on Terror.

 

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SMU Student Remembers Dad Who Died in 9/11

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Student honors, volunteers in memory of her father 

(9/9/2011) 

As Christina Rancke planted small American flags in the Meadows Museum sculpture garden alongside her aunt and three young cousins, a smile was on her face.

Holding one of the flags, she crouched down near her cousin's crawling body and took a picture.

She directed other student volunteers in the placement of the 2,977 symbolic markers on the hot and sunny September day.

Rancke did this in honor of her father, Todd Rancke, who died on Sept. 11, when she was just 11 years old.

 

 

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Turner reflects on Sept. 11, 2001 

(9/9/2011) 

Nearly 10 years ago, President R. Gerald Turner held an all community meeting at the flagpole to discuss the horrific events that unfolded that morning.

"When you have a university community in crisis, they want to gather," Turner said in a recent interview. "It was crucial that we provided that opportunity."

The day was Sept. 11, 2001 and Turner had a full day of meetings planned.

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Rais Bhuiyan of Dallas speaks message of forgiveness 

(9/8/2011) 

In the months leading up to the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, 2001, Bangladesh native Rais Bhuiyan left his New York City home to build a life in Dallas. But in the wake of those attacks, his life here was shattered when he became one of the victims – not of a terrorist attack, but of a hate crime that sent him on a 10-year journey.

Shortly after noon Sept. 21, 2001, Mark Stroman walked into Bhuiyan’s gas station on Buckner Boulevard. Wearing sunglasses, a bandana and a baseball cap, Stroman pointed a double-barrel shotgun in Bhuiyan’s face and asked him a chilling question: “Where are you from?”

 

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Sandie's Arts Blog: 9/11 Memorials 

(9/8/2011) 

There are many area 9-11 memorial events throughout the Dallas Fort Worth area this weekend. Two free events are at The Red Cross and SMU in Dallas. Never Forget: 9/11 10th Anniversary Commemoration will be heldSunday at 2:00p at American Red Cross Dallas Area Chapter. There is no cost to the public. Say thanks to firefighters, police officers and members of the military for all they do to keep us safe, and hear how the Red Cross North Texas ran the nationwide 9/11 call center. Civic leaders including Dallas Mayor Pro Tem Pauline Medrano will be on hand and complimentary refreshments will be served.

 

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SMU 9/11 journal helps students cope a decade later 

(9/8/2011) 

Former SMU student body vice president Michael Waters was looking for a way to help the student body cope after September 11th a decade ago. He complied a journal of students' raw feelings and emotions about that day, and now it is being used to teach current students.

 

 

 

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Theology of Terrorism Discussed 

(9/8/2011) 

Even ten years after 9/11, people across the country still have questions.
What is terrorism, really? Why does it occur? How can such inherently evil acts such as the one that occurred on 9/11 possibly have anything to do with theology?

Dr. William Abraham, a professor of theology, tackled some of these questions from a philosophical and theological perspective Thursday in his lecture, "Haunted Memories and Complex Loyalties."

 

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9/11 Re-Shaped Lives of Dallas-Fort Worth Muslims Features Rick Halperin and Rais Bhuyian, with list of SMU 9/11 accompanying story 

(9/7/2011) 

For Rais Bhuiyan, a shooting victim turned peace activist, the aftermath of the 9/11 attacks led to forgiveness — and a mission.

For Imam Zia ul Haque Sheikh, it meant serving as a liaison between Muslims and law enforcement.
And for Nia MacKay, discrimination and hate led her to champion religious tolerance. Here are the stories of three North Texas Muslims whose lives were reshaped by the events of 9/11.

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Story on Christina Rancke

 (9/7/2011) 

A student at Southern Methodist University is honoring her father and the thousands of other victims of the Sept. 11 attacks.

Christina Rancke is coordinating events to remember the victims of the attacks. She and several volunteers planted an American flag to honor her father and the other 2,976 victims.

At just 11 years old, the world Rancke knew changed forever.

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Dallas-Fort Worth 9/11 Events 

(9/6/2011) 

DALLAS: Southern Methodist University will hold several free public events to commemorate the 10th anniversary of 9/11. The first event is a program with political science professor Seyom Brown at 3 p.m. in Dallas Hall, 3225 University Blvd. He will talk about “What Happened? A Historic Account.” 214-768-4255. smu.edu/ethicscenter.

 

 

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The Legacies of 9/11 Ten Years Later 

(9/6/2011) - Audio

Where were you on 9/11 and what is the legacy of the tragic terrorist attacks of that day? We’ll spend this hour with Chip Pitts, Stanford Law School lecturer and former chair of Amnesty International USA and Seyom Brown, the John Goodwin Tower Distinguished Chair in International Politics and National Security in the Department of Political Science at SMU, and Director of Studies at the Tower Center for Political Studies. They’ll both participate in a Press Club of Dallas panel discussion this evening.

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The Legacies of 9/11 Ten Years Later 

(9/6/2011) 

Panel discussion examining the outcome of the 9/11 terrorist attacks, moderated by Tod Robberson of the Dallas Morning News. Panelist include:

Dr. Seyom Brown, John Goodwin Tower Distinguished Chair in International Politics and National Security at the Southern Methodist University (SMU) Tower Center on Political Affairs

Dr. Robin Lovin, Cary M. Maguire Professor of Ethics at SMU's Perkins School of Theology
Joe W. "Chip" Pitts III, Lecturer in Law at Stanford Law School and Oxford University and former chair of Amnesty International

J. Matthew Wilson, PhD, Associate Professor of Political Science at SMU.

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DFW International Community Alliance features all calendar listings

 (9/3/2011) 

SMU Service of Remembering for 9 - 11
Dr. R. Gerald Turner and Chaplain Stephen Rankin, Presiding; Christina Rancke, Student Event Chair, whose father perished in one of the World Trade Center towers on Sept. 11, 2001.
Location: Dallas Hall, SMU, 3225 University Blvd.
Presented by: SMU & the Dallas Peace Center of Peace House Dallas
7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

 

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In online journal, SMU students share memories of 9/11 (9/11 Blog)

 (9/3/2011) 

Colleague Bruce Tomaso has the info about how students at Southern Methodist University are reflecting on the events a decade ago.

Today's college students were 10 or so when foreign terrorists struck on U.S. soil on Sept. 11, 2001.

That means they were old enough to have vivid memories of that day -- what they did, how they felt, what they saw on TV, what their parents and teachers told them.

At Southern Methodist University, students -- along with faculty, staff and alumni -- are invited to share their recollections of 9/11 on a web page maintained by the Cary M. Maguire Center for Ethics & Public Responsibility.

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SMU, Park Cities, Remember, Honor 9/11 

(9/3/2011) 

It’s been 10 years since the horrific events of September 11th rocked New York, the United States and the entire world. Stop any random person on the street and ask them to recount what they were doing at the time of the attack and it’s likely they can recount it in vivid detail. It is a memory that anyone who witnessed it, either in person or on television, will never forget.

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9/11 Memorial Events at SMU

 (9/2/2011) 

With the tenth anniversary of 9/11 approaching, the Cary M. Maguire Center for Ethics & Public Responsibility at SMU has planned a series of commemorative events to help people remember and reflect. Join professors, terrorism experts, and peace leaders for lectures and discussion. At the Meadows Museum Sculpture Garden, flags will be planted in the plaza for each of the 2,977 9/11 victims and their families, and will remain on view from Sept. 8-11.

 

 

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In online journal, SMU students share memories of 9/11 (Scoop Blog)

 (9/2/2011) 

Today's college students were 10 or so when foreign terrorists struck on U.S. soil on Sept. 11, 2001.

That means they were old enough to have vivid memories of that day -- what they did, how they felt, what they saw on TV, what their parents and teachers told them.

At Southern Methodist University, students -- along with faculty, staff and alumni -- are invited to share their recollections of 9/11 on a web page maintained by the Cary M. Maguire Center for Ethics & Public Responsibility.

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SMU Student honors 9/11 victim Father 

(9/2/2011) -Video 

SMU student Christina Rancke was 11 years old when she lost her father in the September 11th attacks. Today, she is organizing 9/11 events on campus as a way to honor her dad and find peace herself.

 

 

 

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Pegasus News: SMU 9/11 Week 

(9/1/2011) 

To commemorate the 10th anniversary of 9/11, SMU will host a range of public events Sept. 7–11 to help the community find peace and meaning after the worst recorded act of violence on American soil. For more details on the events, visit smu.edu/ethicscenter and see “Events” or contact 214-768-4255 or maguire_ethics@smu.edu.

 

 

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About.com: SMU's Home Opener on 9/11 to Feature Patriotic Theme, Special Military Tribute

 (8/31/2011) 

On the ninth anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, SMU will celebrate its 2010 home football season opener by hosting Conference USA rival UAB. SMU is asking all fans coming to the game to wear red, white or blue to show their support for the United States and the Mustangs. The game will have a patriotic theme, with the Mustang Band playing a special Military tribute.

SMU will also offer a free ticket to the game to all first-responders -- fire, police, and emergency medical personnel -- and anyone with a Military ID.

 

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SMU Honors 9/11 with Thought-Provoking Events 

(8/31/2011) 

To commemorate the 10th anniversary of 9/11, SMU will host a range of public events Sept. 7 – 11 to help the community find peace and meaning after that devastating day. (See the Schedule of Events below.)

“Only by bringing our thoughts, feelings, prejudices and knowledge to the forefront can we resist those who would manipulate us,” says Rita Kirk, director of SMU's Cary M. Maguire Center for Ethics & Public Responsibility, overall sponsor of the events. “How we remember the events of that day is an important ethical choice.”

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Share your 9/11 Story 

(8/30/2011) 

"The whole story cannot be told by any one person or from any single perspective," Cary Maguire University Professor of Ethics Robin W. Lovin said. The Daily Campus and the SMU Maguire Center for Ethics and Public Responsibility invite all students, alumni, faculty and staff to share with us your memories of that fateful day. Share your story here.

 

 

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Park Cities BubbleLife: SMU to honor tenth anniversary of 9/11 

(8/25/2011) 

It’s been 10 years since the horrific events of September 11th rocked New York, the United States and the entire world. Stop any random person on the street and ask them to recount what they were doing at the time of the attack and it’s likely they can recount it in vivid detail. It is a memory that anyone who witnessed it, either in person or on television, will never forget.

 

 

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World Trade Center Complex website: To Mark September 11Anniversary SMU Launches Website, Plans Series of Events 

(8/25/2011) 

After the jump is a video just posted by SMU and the school's Maguire Center for Ethics & Public Responsibility in which student Christina Rancke, Class of 2013, talks about losing her father in the collapse of the World Trade Center's south tower on September 11, 2001. She was in seventh grade at the time, and was pulled aside in gym class, she says, and told "there was an accident at the World Trade Center." It would take months before her father was officially pronounced dead.

 

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BART Controversy Centers on Social Media Regulation 

(8/17/2011) 

Ongoing clashes between the Bay Area Rapid Transit authority and protesters rallying against the shooting death of a homeless man by BART police July 3 are raising new questions about where society can draw the line between free speech and public safety in a high-tech world.

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BART puts social media crackdown in 'uncharted' legal territory 

(8/17/2011) 

Ongoing clashes between the Bay Area Rapid Transit authority and protesters rallying against the shooting death of a homeless man by BART police July 3 are raising new questions about where society can draw the line between free speech and public safety in a high-tech world.

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Dallas Philanthropist, Cox Executive Board Member Dies 

(8/17/2011) 

Dallas leader and philanthropist Charles Wyly died Aug.7 in a car accident in Colorado.

At SMU, Wyly served on the Executive Board of the Cox School of Business since 1998.

He was also a founding member of the Board of Directors of the John Goodwin Tower Center for Political Studies in SMU's Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences.

 

 

 

 

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Roundup: SMU Experts on Perry's Campaign 

(8/16/2011) 

SMU experts are providing sharp, focused political analysis of Texas Gov. Rick Perry to the news media in the wake of the long-anticipated announcement that he is running for President. From The New York Times, to The Washington Post, to KERA Radio here in North Texas, reporters are turning to SMU analysts from Perry's geographic back yard to put his race into context against questions about the Texas economy, Perry's relations with the news media, and Texas public policy in the Perry era.

 

 

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Rick Perry Announces Presidential Run 

(8/12/2011) 

Texas Gov. Rick Perry wants to be the next president of the United States. SMU experts in communications and ethics, political science and religion analyze what his race holds for the GOP and the nation.

 

 

 

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Governor Perry Hits Presidential Campaign Trail

 (8/11/2011) - Audio

Governor Rick Perry is in Iowa today, talking to voters at the Iowa State Fair. Saturday, the Governor officially announced he is running for President. KERA'sBJ Austin says some political analysts believe the Governor will find a run for President a much tougher king of campaign.

 

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Practical Advise from Communications Experts 

(8/11/2011) 

With Labor Day approaching, we’re already seeing political rhetoric heating up in advance of the 2012 elections. How can we tell the difference between what’s significant and what’s not? We asked communication scholars to weigh in on the question of how the average voter can make sense of what they're seeing and hearing from those vying for the political spotlight. Here’s what they told us….

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