Archive for October, 2012

Kevin Lavelle: No = Go – TEDxSMU Salon 2012

Kevin just launched his first company: Mizzen+Main. Mizzen+Main does things differently – things others say are impossible. The goal of Mizzen+Main is to bring jobs back to America with quality, style, and superior functionality. The company believes in inspiring others and measures success in ways other than just profit. Mizzen+Main has designed the premier moisture [...]

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Hank Hammett – Opera In and Out of the Box – TEDxSMU Salon 2012

Hank is an artist teacher, award-winning director and acting coach who has trained singing actors in the organic fields of music, voice, theatre arts, acting technique, opera, musical theatre and strategic performance skills for over two decades. Hammett has worked on Broadway, Off-Broadway, in television and film, and continues to work at the world’s most [...]

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Rick Halperin – The Current Status of Human Rights – TEDxSMU Salon 2012

Rick Halperin is the director of the SMU Embrey Human Rights Education Program. Rick holds degrees from George Washington University, SMU and Auburn University. He has also studied at The Sorbonne in Paris. Rick has held numerous positions of importance in organizations concerned with human rights and social justice. He is a past chair of [...]

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Christian Genco – You Should Learn to Program – TEDxSMU Salon 2012

Christian is an SMU President’s Scholar majoring in Computer Science with a premedical specialization. He has an affinity for tech startups, a knack for web development, and a fascination with the rapid progress of technology and its implications on the future of human society. Christian is on a mission to inspire the world to learn [...]

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Carl Dorvil – The Four P’s of Success – TEDxSMU Salon 2012

Carl grew up in Garland, the son of Haitian immigrants who instilled in their children the importance of education at an early age. With his parents’ influence, and having developed his own passion for education, in 2004 Dorvil founded a tutoring/mentoring company, Group Excellence. He first started the company out of his dorm room at [...]

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Erin Crosby – The Bridge to Nowhere – TEDxSMU Salon 2012

Erin is the communications director for the Center on Communities and Education and also oversees student engagement, collaborating with SMU faculty and students to design civic engagement projects at schools and community organizations in The School Zone, West Dallas. She holds a Master’s degree in print journalism from Boston University and a Bachelor’s degree in [...]

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Kate Canales – Empathy and Innovation – TEDxSMU Salon 2012

Kate is the director of Design and Innovation Programs at the Lyle School of Engineering. She has a background in product design, design research and design strategy. Her area of focus is innovation through an understanding of human needs and behavior. Kate has worked as a designer and researcher at IDEO and as a creative [...]

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Christopher Bhatti – Benefit of Being Comfortable with the Uncomfortable – TEDxSMU Salon 2012

Chris is director of External Affairs and Alumni Relations in the Office of the Dean at SMU’s Simmons School. Prior to SMU, Chris was a science instructor at The Hockaday School for six years. Chris also serves as an executive coach/consultant to Group Excellence, the largest tutoring company in Dallas which works with over 12,000 [...]

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Willie Baronet – Rethinking Home – TEDxSMU Salon 2012

Willie is an artist, professor, and life/business coach living in Dallas, TX. For 15 years he owned and managed an advertising design firm, which he sold in 2006. He graduated in 2011 with an MFA in Arts & Technology from UTD. He currently teaches full time in the Temerlin Advertising Institute at SMU. Willie has [...]

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Adam A. Anderson – Spoken Word Performance – TEDxSMU Salon 2012

Adam is pursuing a BFA in theater with a specialization in acting from the Meadows School of the Arts at SMU. Though currently studying acting, as a child he never thought he would have a future in the arts. Born in Englewood, NJ, his childhood passion was architectural design. But, after moving to Florida and [...]

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