Category Archives: Earth Sciences

SMU seismologists, Texas Railroad Commission OKs new rules for injection wells

Star Telegram- State agency OKs new rules for injection wells …Southern Methodist University researchers said this year that they had detected more than 300 quakes large enough to be recorded by multiple seismic monitors the school has deployed in the Azle … Continue reading

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Graduate student reception scheduled for September 25

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Cindy Yeilding, 82′ geology graduate, now a BP executive

Cindy Yeilding earned her MSc from the University of North Carolina after receiving a BS in Geology from Southern Methodist University. She has worked as an exploration, production, appraisal and well-site operations geoscientist and is currently BP’s Vice President, Gulf … Continue reading

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Bonnie Jacobs Is Searching for History Beyond Ancient in the Trinity River Bottoms

Dallas Observer: Bonnie Jacobs studies plant fossils found in ancient rocks and deeply cored soil samples — bits of ancient leaf, specks of prehistoric pollen, other fragments that provide scientific windows into what was going on in a given spot thousands … Continue reading

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The Seismologist: SMU’s Heather DeShon Studies The Shaking In Azle And Reno

KERA: Heather DeShon is a geophysicist at SMU. She’s studied earthquake sequences in Indonesia, Nicaragua, but also in North Texas — in Cleburne. Now she leads a team collecting data in towns northwest of Fort Worth. READ MORE HERE.

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SMU names new dean of Dedman College, its largest school

Dallas Morning News: Thomas DiPiero is Southern Methodist University’s new dean of Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, university officials announced Tuesday. READ MORE HERE

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Congratulations to the 2014 Dedman College Engaged Learning Fellows

This past spring, 69 Engaged Learning projects were approved. Below are the 40 Engaged Learning Fellows with Dedman majors and the 26 Dedman faculty and staff are serving as mentors. READ MORE HERE

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Interdisciplinary leader named dean of SMU’s Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences

DALLAS (SMU) – Thomas DiPiero, whose academic interests range from the psychoanalysis of race and gender to French literature, is the new dean of SMU’s Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences and professor in the Departments of English and World … Continue reading

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Tenure, promotion for 11 Dedman College professors effective for 2014-15 academic year

Eleven Dedman College faculty members will begin the 2014-15 academic year with promotions after receiving tenure as associate professors or being named to full professorships. The following individuals received tenure or promotion effective Monday, Sept. 1, 2014: Recommended for tenure and … Continue reading

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Satellite view of volcanoes finds the link between ground deformation and eruption

Using satellite imagery to monitor which volcanoes are deforming provides statistical evidence of their eruption potential, according to a new study in Nature Communications. READ MORE HERE

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