Category Archives: Earth Sciences

Maria Richards, Earth Sciences, Elected to Geothermal Resources Council Board of Directors

The Geothermal Resources Council (GRC) is governed by a Board of Directors, elected by the general membership to 2-year terms. To provide continuity, half of the Board is elected every year. All GRC members are eligible for election to the … Continue reading

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Zhong Lu, Earth Sciences, part of a research team whose principle won a Science of Risk award from Lloyd’s

A research paper published earlier this year in Nature Communications has been awarded a Science of Risk prize by Lloyd’s at a ceremony last week [27 November]. The research, led by Dr Juliet Biggs of the University of Bristol, looked … Continue reading

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Timothy Myer, Earth Sciences, Jurassic climate for part of western U.S. more complex

The climate 150 million years ago of a large swath of the western United States was more complex than previously known, according to new research from Southern Methodist University, Dallas. It’s been held that the climate during the Jurassic was … Continue reading

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Seismologist Brian Stump named AAAS Fellow

Seismologist Brian Stump has been named an American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Fellow for distinguished contributions to his field, particularly in the area of seismic monitoring in support of the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty. Professor Brian Stump AAAS is … Continue reading

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Seismologist Brian Stump joins four Dedman College faculty members as the newest AAAS Fellow

Congratulations to seismologist Brian Stump who has been named an American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Fellow for distinguished contributions to his field, particularly in the area of seismic monitoring in support of the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty. AAAS … Continue reading

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Paleontologist Louis L. Jacobs is receiving worldwide coverage for discovery of the first dinosaur tracks in Angola

The research of an international team co-led by SMU paleontologist Louis L. Jacobs is receiving worldwide coverage for discovery of the first dinosaur tracks discovered in Angola, including those of a mysterious mammal from 118 million years ago. Reporter Hannah … Continue reading

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SMU seismologists, Texas Railroad Commission says oil companies must check seismic data before drilling

Dallas Morning News Originally posted: Oct. 28, 2014 The Texas Railroad Commission ruled Tuesday that oil and gas companies must check local seismic data from the U.S. Geological Survey before opening a new waste disposal well. The new rule follows … Continue reading

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Benjamin Phrampus, Earth Sciences, could methane gas explain Bermuda Triangle?

Discovery Published Oct. 16, 2014 …”Gas hydrate is known to exist along the U.S. North Atlantic continental margin, with a very large province on Blake Ridge (north of the Bermuda Triangle),” Benjamin Phrampus, an Earth scientist at Southern Methodist University in … Continue reading

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Joseph Batir awarded GRC Scholarship

Source: Geothermal Resources Council Published: Oct. 20, 2014 …A highlight of the Annual Meeting, the Student Leadership Luncheon attracted more than 60 students and geothermal leaders to discuss job opportunities in the industry. In addition, the second annual GRC Scholarships … Continue reading

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Alumnus David Craig Pearson, new seismologist for the Texas Railroad Commission

Houston Chronicle, October 3, 2014 …After high school, he found work with the oil field services firm Halliburton, according to his résumé. He earned a geology degree at the University of Texas of the Permian Basin, then enrolled in a … Continue reading

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