Archive for Talks

Willie Baronet – Home. Again. – TEDxSMU Inside SMU 2015

In 2012 I spoke at TEDxSMU about my 20 year art project: WE ARE ALL HOMELESS. It was in that talk that I first mentioned wanting to travel across the US buying signs in cities along the way. In 2014, from July 1- July 31, I did just that. With a 3 person documentary film [...]

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Milan Sevak – Why do I need to learn this? Revisiting the purpose of schools – TEDxSMU Inside SMU 2015

What is the purpose of pre-K to 12 schooling? This talk explores why questions of purpose matter – and how our current approach is insufficient – and proposes a path forward for more purposeful schools. Milan Sevak is currently a faculty member at SMU and directs the Ed.D. program in educational leadership. He has previously [...]

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Ulrike Schultze – How Social Media Shapes Identity – TEDxSMU Inside SMU 2015

With the proliferation of social media, we are increasingly engaged in identity work, that is, the forming, repairing, maintaining and revising our sense of self-worth and personal significance. The key question that this talk will seek to answer is “how are social media shaping our identities, that is, who we are and who we can [...]

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Greg Brownderville – How to Make Up Your Mind (Hint: It Involves Reading Poetry) – TEDxSMU Inside SMU 2015

Brownderville claims that poetry can make one’s mind an interesting place to live. He tells stories about his intense relationship with language, his early experiences of poetry, and his dad’s delight in funny-sounding words. Greg Brownderville has published a book of poems titled Gust (Northwestern University Press/TriQuarterly, 2011) and a book of folkloristic poems titled [...]

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Justin Mueller – Philanthropy on a Student Salary – TEDxSMU Inside SMU 2015

How many students do you know make over $20 an hour? The Independent Sector reported the value of a single hour of volunteer time to be worth $22.55 in 2013. Not only are time and money valuable assets, there are endless ways to get creative and give back to your community! I was blessed as [...]

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Karla del Rosal – 4.4 Million Reasons to Care…Do We Need More? – TEDxSMU Inside SMU 2015

Today, I also want to invite you to get involved in the education of English language learners. If you have time…become a volunteer. Once you know some of these children, you will become their life long advocate. If you have influence…use it to engage others in participating in this urgent matter. You can make the [...]

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Lackland Bloom – Why We Should Protect Hurtful Speech

Focusing on the recent controversy over the Charlie Hebdo cartoons and massacre, I will explain why it is crucial that we protect speech that is clearly hurtful and that may well lead to serious consequences. There are several reasons why hurtful speech should be highly protected including the market place of ideas, the promotion of [...]

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Maya Jones – Freedom IS a choICe – TEDxSMU Inside SMU 2015

We all have the choice to be free. My short talk and performance is what freedom means to me. Maya A. Jones, Soprano, a Texas Native, has been studying voice since the young age of 11. Eager to learn all she could about her love of Voice, Maya participated in regional and state competitions, performed [...]

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Dale Vaughn – How Great Men Think Alike – TEDxSMU Inside SMU 2015

Dale Thomas Vaughn breaks down the crisis of masculinity and shares insight on how great men transcend the big barrier we all experience. In an inspirational, heartfelt talk, he illustrates the 3 steps and 7 simple but powerful words that can build deeper connection, respect, and purpose in your life. Best-selling author of “The Good [...]

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Rochelle Carr – Cornbread, Collard Greens, Chicken and Cake – TEDxSMU Inside SMU 2015

Today only 40% of American families eat meals together, while a generation ago 80% of families ate meals together. Family meals are fundamental gateways to connectedness and imparting life lessons that are building blocks in sustaining our moral sense of purpose and direction. During meals we touch, listen and talk. Rochelle was raised in Dallas, [...]

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