Category Archives: Dedman College Research

Using Geothermal Solutions to Desalinate Oil Field Water

RenewableEnergyWorld.com Originally Posted: April 22, 2015 By: Cathy Chickering Pace, SMU Geothermal Lab Clean water — it’s a precious resource in hot demand right now, for more than taking a shower or watering our crops. The United Nations projects the … Continue reading

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1st proton collisions at the world’s largest science experiment expected to start the first or second week of June

Originally Posted: April 28, 2015 “No significant signs of new physics with the present data yet but it takes only one significant deviation in the data to change everything.” — Albert De Roeck, CERN First collisions of protons at the … Continue reading

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Uber’s Leandre Johns to Discuss His Drive to Succeed April 28

Originally Posted: April 27, 2015 Dallas Morning News- Park Cities Blog DALLAS — Learn why SMU alumnus Leandre Johns is driven to succeed as general manager for the ride-sharing service Uber, one of the world’s fastest-growing technology companies, when he … Continue reading

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Physics Department hosts more than 300 of the world’s leading experts on particle physics

Originally Posted: April 24, 2014 Global physics talks at SMU star the tiny proton: a key to unlocking cosmic mysteries & cancer’s enemy Why does physics matter? World’s scientists convene for ‘State of the Proton’ Starting Monday, the SMU Physics … Continue reading

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Call Jillson, Political Science, in Bloomberg Politics

Bloomberg America’s Gay Corporate Warrior Wants to Bring Full Equality to Red States Excerpt from article: “Conservative Republican control has allowed them to dilute that urban strength,” says Cal Jillson, a political science professor at Southern Methodist University …   … Continue reading

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Emergency officials study Dallas-Fort Worth area’s growing quake risk

Dallas Morning News April 24, 2015 The U.S. Geological Survey reported Thursday that North Texas’ risk of damaging earthquakes has more than tripled since 2008, the year the region first began experiencing more frequent ground-shaking. The Dallas-Fort Worth area’s earthquake … Continue reading

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David Haynes, English, one of three fiction jury members, asked by Pulitzer Prize Board to submit a fourth nominee

Wall Street Journal Originally Posted: April 21, 2015 Pulitzers Added a Fourth Novel to Find Fiction Winner Board asked jury to submit another book before selecting ‘All the Light We Cannot See’ The Pulitzer Prize Board this year asked its … Continue reading

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Matthew Hornbach and Heather DeShon, both associate professors of geophysics featured in KERA article on earthquake findings

Associated Press and KERA News Originally Posted: April 21, 2015 SMU Study Links Azle Earthquake Swarm To Natural Gas Drilling What’s causing the Azle earthquakes? SMU researchers say that wastewater injection and saltwater extraction from natural gas wells is the … Continue reading

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Nazi death camps survivor & liberator to discuss Holocaust experiences for 70th anniversary commemoration at SMU on April 23

  With this year marking the 70th anniversary of the liberation of concentration camps at the end of World War II, SMU’s Embrey Human Rights Program will sponsor “Reflections from Survivors & Liberators of Nazi Death Camps” on Thursday, April … Continue reading

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SMU-led seismology team reveals Azle findings

Combination of gas field fluid injection and removal is most likely cause of 2013-14 earthquakes An SMU-led seismology team finds that high volumes of wastewater injection combined with saltwater (brine) extraction from natural gas wells is the most likely cause … Continue reading

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