Category Archives: Earth Sciences

‘Magistra doctissima’ Bonnie Wheeler honored with festschrift of essays in medieval studies

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Congratulations to the 2014 Research Day Award Winners

SMU graduate and undergraduate students are invited and encouraged to present results of ongoing and completed SMU-based research. The goal of this event is to foster communication between students in different disciplines, give students the opportunity to present their work … Continue reading

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AP-NBC 5 DFW: Reasearch Conducted to Determine the Cause for Texas Earthquakes

The Associated Press covered the research of SMU seismologist Heather R. DeShon. DeShon is leading the effort to trace the source of a recent sequence of small earthquakes in North Texas and any relationship they may have to the injection of … Continue reading

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KERA: What’s Causing Quakes? SMU Scientists Aim To Finish Seismic Study In Two Years

Researchers from Southern Methodist University say folks shouldn’t rush to conclusions about what’s been causing the swarm of more than 30 earthquakes northwest of Fort Worth since November.  READ MORE HERE

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First dinosaur bones in Saudi Arabia discovered

Louis Jacobs, a vertebrate palaeontologist and professor at Southern Methodist University, explains that the discovery could also help find much sought-after answers about the history of the Earth and its land formations. READ HERE

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The Texas Tribune: Surprise quakes stir up Tarrant County residents

Journalist Jim Malewitz with The Texas Tribune tapped the expertise of SMU geophysicist Brian Stump, whose research has looked at the operation of saltwater injection disposal wells and small earthquakes that have occurred in the Dallas-Fort Worth area. READ MORE  

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Geophysicists Are Placing Monitoring Boxes In North Texas’ Earthquake Epicenter

  Dr. Heather DeShon leads a team of SMU geophysicists in monitoring earthquake activity using NetQuakes in the Azle-Reno area. READ MORE

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Holiday Reading

Dedman College faculty and alumni help populate SMU’s holiday book list. Review and satisfy your gift list with stories ranging from historical to fictional to inspirational. CLICK HERE for more.

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Earthquakes Hit Texas

Brian Stump, the Albritton Professor of Earth Sciences at SMU, talks with reporters about a study of earthquakes in North Texas and their possible relationship to the process of injecting wastewater and other fluids into the ground as part of … Continue reading

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