Archive for November, 2015

Jake Minton – Men & Children: The Final Frontier for Feminism – TEDxSMU 2015

Men make up less than three percent of Preschool and Kindergarten teachers in the U.S., a number that hasn’t budged for at least 15 years. That isn’t just bad news for the men who would be great at this job. It’s bad for anyone who wants gender equality in any other field. Kindergarten teacher Jake [...]

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McKinney Boyd High School Living Roof Team – Leaving a Leagacy on a New Level – TEDxSMU 2015

We as a group of 16 high school students have found a way to leave a legacy on a totally different level. Team members: Sophie Alderete, Nathan Bray, Connor Campbell, Jody Chen, Adam Emerich, Jennifer Helmer, Jeremy Muniz, Emem Okan, Sagar Patel, Vanessa Pearl, Zach Post, Jessie Searles, Henry Werner, Austin Williams, Maddie Williams & [...]

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Julia R. Barton – Port of Dallas – TEDxSMU 2015

From its founding, Dallas fully intended to become a port city with river access to the Gulf of Mexico. We’ll hear the story of that quest, which reached epic proportions before it failed, and why it shouldn’t be forgotten. Music: Zachary Sarantitis, Podington Bear Photos: Library of Congress, Dallas Public Library, SMU’s DeGolyer Library, LBJ [...]

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Mike Baughman – What We Didn’t Expect While Expecting – TEDxSMU 2015

When an unexpected pregnancy develops unexpected complications, a young father learns how brokenness can help heal brokenness and reveal the precious fragility of life. Rev. Mike Baughman is a United Methodist pastor serving as the Community Curator at Union, a new kind of non-profit coffee shop in Dallas that exists to care for the well-being [...]

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Kristina Newman-Scott – What is fi yu cyan un fi yu – TEDxSMU 2015

My unexpected journey from painting student at Edna Manley College in Jamaica, to Director of Culture for the State of Connecticut. Kristina Newman-Scott is the Director of Culture for the State of Connecticut where she oversees all aspects of the state’s programs and services related to art, culture and historic preservation. Prior to this role, [...]

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Noelle LeVeaux – Asleep at the Wheel – TEDxSMU 2015

You’d think that being diagnosed with breast cancer would open your eyes and help you realize what’s important in life, but it took more than that to wake up this single working mom. Sometimes it takes crashing into something! Now she’s focused on living her best day ever – everyday and living with intent. She [...]

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Ann Ranson – Celebrating Age – TEDxSMU 2015

While baby boomers may deny they are aging, that denial robs them of the very perks that aging brings, such as permission to be authentic. With age comes wisdom, freedom and an understanding of what is truly important in life. Embracing age is an art to be savored and celebrated lest we reach our end [...]

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Mant Hawkins – What Would You Do If You Could Make Buildings Talk? – TEDxSMU 2015

4D Circle has created a new system of digitizing commercial real estate that allows people, business and natural resources to profit better together than apart. Mant Hawkins explains the remarkable results of 4D Circle’s work that rapidly increases commercial real estate value (the economic engine). Partnering with innovative thinkers like the Fort Worth Police Officer’s [...]

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Seth Fairchild – Native American Oral Storytelling & History – TEDxSMU 2015

Through this initiative we share the history of our people in their voice, as seen through their eyes. We focus on everyday lives of Choctaws through pivotal moments in history, exploring topics such as the Civil Rights movement, boarding school initiatives, and relocation efforts. We gather oral accounts of what it was like to be [...]

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Tania Luna – The Wonder Habit – TEDxSMU 2015

As a society, we’re very good at knowing but not very good at not knowing – being comfortable with surprise and uncertainty. What are the dangers of certainty and the benefits of embracing uncertainty? And how do we get better at cultivating a habit of wondering? Tania Luna is a leadership trainer at LifeLabs New [...]

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