Archive for November, 2013

Joseph Takahashi – The Clock in Our Genes & in Every Cell of Your Body – TEDxSMU 2013

Joseph S. Takahashi, Ph.D. is the Loyd B. Sands Distinguished Chair in Neuroscience, an Investigator of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, and Chair of the Department of Neuroscience at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas. His research interests are the molecular mechanism of circadian clocks, neuroscience, and the genetic basis of behavior. [...]

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Dan Goods – Seeing the Unseen – TEDxSMU 2013

Dan is passionate about creating moments in peoples lives where they can interact with something beautiful, meaningful, and/or possibly profound. During the day he is the “Visual Strategist” at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory where he develops creative ways of communicating, and works to transform complex concepts into meaningful stories that can be universally understood. His work is seen in [...]

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Pamela Nelson – When Caregiving Comes Your Way – TEDxSMU 2103

Pamela Nelson is an artist living in Dallas, working in painting, mixed media, and public art installations.  Pamela has exhibited in over 100 national venues, including the Dallas Museum of Art, Austin Museum of Art, Arkansas Art Center in Little Rock, Beaumont Museum of Art, Texas, National Museum of Women in the Arts in Washington [...]

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Katie Spotz – TEDxSMU 2013

24-year old Katie Spotz, from Mentor, Ohio, describes herself as having been the “benchwarmer” throughout her life. However, there came a time when she made a discovery: you don’t have to be extraordinary to achieve incredible things. And she set about achieving them, one by one. The list of accomplishments to her name is long, [...]

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Afshan Khan – The Missing Peace – TEDxSMU 2013

Afshan Khan serves as President & CEO of Women for Women International (WfWI), where she sets the strategic vision, mobilizes resources to execute that vision, and leads innovations in WfWI’s work that enable women affected by war and conflict to transform their own lives, their families, and communities.  She is also the primary spokesperson for [...]

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Eric Bing – Simple Things Save Lives: A Mother’s Legacy – TEDxSMU 2013

Eric G. Bing is a medical doctor and global health researcher committed to saving lives among the world’s most vulnerable populations using low cost, innovative, and market-orientated solutions.   For more than two decades he has provided care, developed programs and conducted research in some of the poorest areas of Africa, the Caribbean and the United [...]

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Judith Allen – Because I Said So, That’s Why – TEDxSMU 2013

Dr. Judith Allen joined Communities In Schools Dallas Region in 2005 as a campus service provider and currently oversees programmatic operations of the organization and its 69 school sites. The daughter of Haitian immigrants, she is originally from the Chicagoland area, eventually finding herself NYC, working with child service based non-profits and the mental hygiene [...]

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Rena Pederson – Who is Aung San Suu Kyi? – TEDxSMU 2013

Ask Rena Pederson how to say hello in Burmese and she can tell you – Mingalabar!” A world traveler and award-winning writer, Pederson teaches persuasive writing at SMU. She previously worked as a speechwriter and Strategic Communications Advisor at the U.S. Department of State.  She also received national recognition as Vice President and Editorial Page [...]

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Ken Berry – Sports of the Mind – TEDxSMU 2013

Dr. Kenneth Berry is the Assistant Director of the University of Texas at Dallas Science and Engineering Education Center (SEEC). Dr. Berry has been an educator for over 25 years. During his career he has taught middle school and high school science in downtown Los Angeles, been an Education Specialist for NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, [...]

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DaVerse Lounge – TEDxSMU 2013

Will Richey is an award winning Spoken Word Artist and creative arts educator who over the last decade has left an imprint across North Texas mixing and melding original poetry performances in workshops, speaking engagements and the production of interactive art events.  From school districts to the arts district, drug and alcohol prevention and recovery [...]

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