Global News Blog: A Kool Way to Spend Your Summer

November 30, 2010 · Comments Off 

Posted by Elyse Murphy

Want to enjoy summer school with some truly wild animals? Well then SMU’s newest study aboard program in South Africa is for you.

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Global News Blog: SMU Students in Spain

November 30, 2010 · Comments Off 

Posted by Elizabeth Langdon

SMU is one of many universities that offer study abroad programs around the world. One of the most popular here on campus is the SMU-in-Spain program.

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Global News Blog: The Ugandan Anti-Homosexuality Bill

November 30, 2010 · Comments Off 

Posted By Nancy Weaver

In 2009, the Ugandan government proposed a bill outlawing homosexuality enforcing the death penalty for those with previous convictions.

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Global News Blog: “Language Reflects Lifestyle”

November 29, 2010 · Comments Off 

Posted by Emily Langille

One really interesting aspect of youth culture in Indonesia today is the evolution of language. Intriguing connections are being made between jargon used among young friends and the shift away from conservative lifestyles.

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Global News Blog: Switzerland’s Secret Ingredient

November 29, 2010 · Comments Off 

Posted By Laura Schur

Last week in Switzerland, a breakthrough in drug-trafficking has allowed for detection of cocaine in wine, without even uncorking the bottles. What technological machine could possibly find such a small substance?

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Global News Blog: The Guatemala Times

November 23, 2010 · Comments Off 

Posted By Lauren Macias

The Guatemala Times is very critical of the Guatemalan government, and these people risk their freedom to get the truth to anyone who could possibly listen. 90 percent of the internet is in English, so this newspaper has the potential of reaching millions of English-speaking people.

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Global News Blog: UAE-India Mark New Chapter

November 23, 2010 · Comments Off 

Posted By Rebecca Bryant

The Khaleej Times reported on November 23, 2010 that relations between the UAE and India have recently strengthened.

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Global News Blog: Tackling Cyber Threats

November 23, 2010 · Comments Off 

Posted By Rebecca Bryant

Unfortunately, the UAE faces cyber security issues. The UAE Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA) currently reports “attacks on phone privacy, international cyber jurisdiction and child exploitation via Internet,” according to The Gulf Today.

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Global News Blog: A New Golden Ticket

November 23, 2010 · Comments Off 

Posted by Bella Geyvandova

Salons seem to be an important staple in monthly routines for women of all ages. This holds true for many students at SMU, where touch-ups are important in maintaining appearances. So much money is spent on these services and yet no one thinks about how these jobs provide a means of living for the people that supply items from nail polish to hair extensions.

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Global News Blog: Indian Tycoon Builds World’s First Billion-Dollar Home

November 22, 2010 · Comments Off 

Posted By Sana Merchant

Our very own Highland Park may be home to some of the most expensive houses in Texas, but India’s Mukesh Ambani is giving every house in the world a run for their money.

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