Archive for Talks

Dennis E. Murphree – The Importance of Persistence – TEDxSMU Spring 2014

Mr. Murphree is principal of Murphree Venture Partners. He earned a B.A. degree in economics from SMU in 1969 and an M.B.A. from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania in 1971. A former member of SMU’s Board of Trustees and Alumni Board, Mr. Murphree serves on the Dedman College Executive Board, and the [...]

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Christopher Carrillo – The (Non) Technical Development of Humanity – TEDxSMU Spring 2014

Christopher is a Junior at SMU from San Antonio, Texas. He is interested in pursuing a degree in Environmental Engineering.

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Stephen Rankin – The World Changers We Shape – TEDxSMU Spring 2014

The Reverend Dr. Stephen Rankin has been involved in higher education for nearly 20 years, as a professor, and a campus minister at Southwestern College in Winfield, Kansas, and now, as Chaplain to the SMU Community. Prior to this work, he served as pastor in three United Methodist congregations. He and his wife, Joni, provided [...]

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Two Bit Circus – TEDxKids@SMU 2013

http://youtu.be/JClJYT8Vueg Eric Gradman, CTO & Mad Inventor, Two Bit Circus USC Computer Science, USC Master of Computer Science Eric Gradman is an inventor & entertainer who makes others see technology as magic. He has a colorful history as a circus performer, professional whistler & roboticist. For 15 years he has designed and built cutting-edge technology [...]

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Pat Walsh – TEDxKids@SMU 2013

Admiral Patrick Walsh, President of Strategic Programs, Academic Partnerships, retired on 1 March 2012, as commander of the U.S. Pacific Fleet, where he led the US military response to the Great Eastern Japan Earthquake. During his career, Admiral Walsh flew with the “Blue Angels,” was the operations officer and commander of Strike-Fighter Squadrons, commanded Carrier [...]

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Nicole Stewart – TEDxKids@SMU 2013

Nicole Stewart is sixth generation Dallasite. She attended The Hockaday School then graduated summa cum laude and with honors in theatre from Northwestern University in 2001. She pursued a professional acting career in New York City and then Los Angeles, where her passion for true, personal storytelling was ignited. After twelve years away, Nicole moved [...]

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Vanessa Ramirez – TEDxKids@SMU 2013

Vanessa Ramirez currently serves as the Director of the KIPP Alumni Association.  In this role, she provides an extra layer of support to guarantee her college-age alumni are equipped with and are using the skills necessary to get to and through college, with special focus on ensuring they celebrate their accomplishments, are committed to empowering [...]

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Blayke Drury – TEDxKids @SMU 2013

Blayke Drury is a senior at Keller High School, where she is active in choir, Mock Trial, and Academic Decathlon. Outside of school, she enjoys competing in choral competitions, reading, and spending time with her family. This is her first TED experience but she is thrilled to share the stage with such talented and innovative [...]

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Isabella Page – TEDxKids @SMU 2013

Isabella Page is a 5th grader with big dreams and wide interests.  When not at school, she enjoys reading (particularly fantasy and science fiction); playing Minecraft, playing on her recreational soccer and volleyball teams, listening to music and spending time with family and friends.  She is a fan of science and math and learned about [...]

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Adithya Ganesh & Vinjai Vale – Open Innovation: A Mind-Reading Bionic Glove – TEDxKids @SMU 2013

The Internet’s vast information and open-source projects have enabled innovators to stand on the shoulders of others.  Nine months ago, Vinjai and Adithya – two students with an interest in electronics – came up with an idea to help with a major problem: finger amputations. Join them on their journey of creating, publishing, and open-sourcing [...]

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