Researchers ask, how did that leaf get so big?

Dallas Innovates Originally Poster: September 22, 2017 The work of Southern Methodist University paleobotanist Bonnie F. Jacobs to help crack the mystery of leaf size recently got some recognition in Australian Geographic. Jacobs, a professor in SMU’s Roy M. Huffington Department of Earth Sciences, worked with a team of international researchers from — the United Kingdom, Canada, Argentina, Estonia, Spain, China, and the U.S. — and their work was published earlier this month as a cover story in Science. The team looked at 7,600 plant species over the past 20 years and pooled and analyzed the data with new theory in the field. Their goal is to create equations that can predict the maximum viable leaf size anywhere in the world based on two factors — daytime overheating and night-time freezing. That [...]

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Congrats! Dedman College alumna Katie Logsdon and Dr. Smith-Morris, Anthropology, published in Midwifery Journal

Originally Posted: September 22, 2017 "As an undergraduate at SMU, I knew many opportunities existed for me to conduct research... Dr. Smith-Morris immediately encouraged me in my ideas and refined my research."-Katie Logsdon, #DedmanCollege '17, whose manuscript on her undergraduate research in Amsterdam with the SMU Department of Anthropology's Dr. Smith-Morris was published in the October edition of Midwifery Journal. Congratulations on this accomplishment, Katie! Read her research here: http://ow.ly/FWe030fkshV

By | 2017-09-22T10:53:22+00:00 September 22nd, 2017|Anthropology, Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, Dedman College Research, Faculty News|Comments Off on Congrats! Dedman College alumna Katie Logsdon and Dr. Smith-Morris, Anthropology, published in Midwifery Journal

Did y’all hear about SMU physics professor Jeff Chalk?

Dallas Morning News Originally Posted: September 22, 2017 If everybody had a physics teacher like Jeff Chalk, we might already have flying cars and moon colonies. The SMU professor who died earlier this month at age 87 was famous for zany demonstrations in class designed to get non-majors jazzed about science. Lying on a bed of nails while another prof took a sledge hammer to a concrete block on his chest, drinking liquid nitrogen, his students surely remember the physics principles he set out to teach. But he wasn't just a showman. Chalk endeavored to learn the names of all his students, even those in his online classes, and worked hard to help undergrad scientists get into grad school. Cheers to a life well-lived. READ MORE

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Meet the Cast of SMU Family Weekend Musical’s Into The Woods

Broadway World Originally Posted: September 21, 2017 Catch co-creator, director, choreographer, and SMU Dedman College Scholar Sam Weber in the annual Family Weekend Musical, Into The Woods. One night only - Sunday, Sept. 24, 2017 at 8 p.m. on the Dallas Hall Lawn.  https://www.broadwayworld.com/dallas/article/PHOTO-FLASH-Meet-the-Cast-of-SMU-Family-Weekend-Musicals-INTO-THE-WOODS-20170921

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Event: Oct. 30, Porting Applications to MICs and GPUs

Event Date: October 30 Location: Fondren Library E110 Time:12:00 - 2:00 PM The Fall 2017 CSC workshop series provides a hands-on experience that guides researchers from the basics of using SMU’s HPC resources to specific topics in parallelization and debugging. Additionally, the topics will cover information useful for researchers to quickly begin to use the new compute capabilities provided by our new cluster ManeFrame II. New users are encouraged to take advantage of the introductory “Intro. to ManeFrame II” workshop that will be given once monthly during the semester. Link for more information: http://www.smu.edu/Academics/CSC/Education/Workshops  

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Event: Oct. 23, Introduction to Jupyter Notebooks

Date: October 23 Event Location: Fondren Library E110 Time:12:00 - 2:00 PM The Fall 2017 CSC workshop series provides a hands-on experience that guides researchers from the basics of using SMU’s HPC resources to specific topics in parallelization and debugging. Additionally, the topics will cover information useful for researchers to quickly begin to use the new compute capabilities provided by our new cluster ManeFrame II. New users are encouraged to take advantage of the introductory “Intro. to ManeFrame II” workshop that will be given once monthly during the semester. Link for more information: http://www.smu.edu/Academics/CSC/Education/Workshops  

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Event: October 16, Parallel Python

Event Date: October 16 Location: Fondren Library E110 Time:12:00 - 2:00 PM The Fall 2017 CSC workshop series provides a hands-on experience that guides researchers from the basics of using SMU’s HPC resources to specific topics in parallelization and debugging. Additionally, the topics will cover information useful for researchers to quickly begin to use the new compute capabilities provided by our new cluster ManeFrame II. New users are encouraged to take advantage of the introductory “Intro. to ManeFrame II” workshop that will be given once monthly during the semester. Link for more information: http://www.smu.edu/Academics/CSC/Education/Workshops  

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Event: Oct. 9, Debugging Python

Event Date: October 9 Location: Fondren Library E110 Time:12:00 - 2:00 PM The Fall 2017 CSC workshop series provides a hands-on experience that guides researchers from the basics of using SMU’s HPC resources to specific topics in parallelization and debugging. Additionally, the topics will cover information useful for researchers to quickly begin to use the new compute capabilities provided by our new cluster ManeFrame II. New users are encouraged to take advantage of the introductory “Intro. to ManeFrame II” workshop that will be given once monthly during the semester. Link for more information: http://www.smu.edu/Academics/CSC/Education/Workshops  

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Event: Oct. 2, Introduction to ManeFrame II

Event Date: October 2 Location: Fondren Library E110 Time:12:00 - 2:00 PM The Fall 2017 CSC workshop series provides a hands-on experience that guides researchers from the basics of using SMU’s HPC resources to specific topics in parallelization and debugging. Additionally, the topics will cover information useful for researchers to quickly begin to use the new compute capabilities provided by our new cluster ManeFrame II. New users are encouraged to take advantage of the introductory “Intro. to ManeFrame II” workshop that will be given once monthly during the semester. Link for more information: http://www.smu.edu/Academics/CSC/Education/Workshops  

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Pia Orrenius, Tower Center, Effects of E-Verify on Unauthorized Immigrant Employment and Population

Tower Center Blog Originally Posted: September 11, 2017 Tower Center Senior Fellow Pia Orrenius published a new study with the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas, Digital Enforcement, on the effects of the E-Verify system on the employment of immigrants. The E-Verify system requires employers in some states to electronically verify the immigration status of workers before they can be hired. “E-Verify, when it’s mandatory and all employers have to use it, can have very large deterrent effects on the employment of undocumented immigrants and possibly also on the immigration of undocumented immigrants or illegal immigration,” Orrenius said. READ MORE

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