DPS will be held at 7:30pm on January 11th

The January meeting for the DPS will be held at 7:30pm on January 11th at Brookhaven College, Building H, Ellison Miles Geotechnology Institute, 3939 Valley View Lane, Farmers Branch, TX  75244. Our special speaker is Dr. Louis Jacobs, professor of geology and president of the Institute for the Study of Earth and Man at Southern Methodist University. Earning his BS degree from the University of Southwestern Louisiana, he then went to the University of Arizona for his Masters and PhD degrees, specializing in rodent fossils.  He was then the head of the Division of Paleontology, National Museums of Kenya, before he began at SMU in 1983.  He has branched out from rodents with studies of mosasaurs, turtles, marine mammals, and of course dinosaurs.  Author of 3 popular [...]

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Memorial Service for A. Lee McAlester on Tuesday, January 3, 2017, at 3 pm

It is with great sadness that we write to inform you that A. Lee McAlester, former Dean of Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences and long-time member of the Department of Earth Sciences and Professor Emeritus, passed away on December 27, 2016 in Tyler, Texas. Arrangements are pending at this time. We send our heartfelt condolences to the family and friends of Lee McAlester. Additionally, all are invited to the Memorial Service on Tuesday, January 3, 2017, at 3 pm in McCord Auditorium, 306 Dallas Hall, followed by a reception in The Rotunda. The following is from the Jan. 1, 2017, edition of The Dallas Morning News.

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Need a last minute gift? How about a book?

SMU News Originally Posted: Complete your holiday gift list with books published in 2016 by the SMU community, including faculty, staff, alumni, libraries and museum. Need to satisfy a history buff? This list has it covered in genres from art to science to the Southwest. Find selections for readers of poetry, personal and spiritual enrichment, young adult fiction and celebrity memoir. There’s a southern-themed cookbook for foodies, a literary Shakespearean riff in the form of a card game, and an arty crime caper filled with mystery and intrigue to the end. This collection has something for all reading preferences, from light to serious. Some selections are available at the SMU bookstore, but all are available via online booksellers unless otherwise noted. Authors are listed alphabetically. [...]

SMU to celebrate Rotunda Recessional and December Commencement on Dec. 16 and 17

SMU News Originally Posted: December 12, 2016 One of SMU's most symbolic traditions is Rotunda Recessional, which will be celebrated at 5:15 p.m. Friday, Dec. 16, the evening before Commencement. Undergraduate candidates are welcomed by the Student Body President and the Chief Marshal of Academic Ceremonies. After brief remarks, the Chief Marshal leads the students through the front doors of Dallas Hall for a walk through the Rotunda, then exiting through the back doors. This is a symbolic departure from campus as well as a welcome to the SMU Alumni family. On Saturday morning, the all-University Commencement Convocation assembles some 536 degree candidates from all of SMU's schools and professional programs. The ceremony will take place in Moody Coliseum at 10 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 17, [...]

A look back at the top SMU news stories of 2016

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Dr. Magnani, SMU seismologist and Earth Sciences professor will speak at The Story Collider

Story Collider Originally Posted: December 8, 2016 M. Beatrice Magnani, a SMU seismologist and Associate Professor in the Roy M. Huffington Department of Earth Sciences will be speaking at The Story Collider on Thursday, December 15 in California. Dr. Magnani and four additional speakers from around the country will share stories about earth and space sciences. Read about the speakers and conference here: http://www.storycollider.org/shows/2016/12/15/san-francisco-geosciences

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New books for SMU holiday-roundup

Faculty, staff, students and alumni: Did you publish a general-interest book in 2016? SMU News is seeking information on your publications for possible inclusion in its end-of-year holiday book list. Please complete the brief web form at www.smu.edu/news/books to submit your book information, and send a high-resolution electronic cover image to smubooks@mail.smu.edu. Please include in the web form a web address where News and Communications can find more information. Questions? Contact the book list editor Cherri Gann at cgann@smu.edu or 214-768-7657. The deadline is Friday, Dec. 9, 2016.  

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