Category Archives: Faculty News

Brian Stump, Earth Sciences, key speaker at the 18th Honors Convocation

Outstanding achievement honored at SMU’s 2014-15 Awards Extravaganza, Honors Convocation. Dedman College faculty, staff and students were recognized with teaching awards, service honors and the University’s highest commendation, the “M” Award, at the 2015 Awards Extravaganza Monday, April 13. > Read … Continue reading

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Physicists tune Large Hadron Collider to find ‘sweet spot’ in high-energy proton smasher

Phys.org Posted: April 15, 2015 Start up of the world’s largest science experiment is underway—with protons traveling in opposite directions at almost the speed of light in the deep underground tunnel called the Large Hadron Collider near Geneva. As protons … Continue reading

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Kimbilio mentioned in NY Times article on author Toni Morrison

NY TIMES Originally Posted: April 8, 2015 By: Rachel Kaadzi Ghansah The Radical Vision of Toni Morrison At 84, she sits comfortably as one of the greatest authors in American history, even as her uncompromising dream for black literature seems farther … Continue reading

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Tim Brys Dinosaur Fossil Dates Back to 100 Million Years Ago

NewsMax Posted: April 10, 2015 Tim Brys and his son made a discovery of their lifetimes on a hill behind a Texas grocery store when they found a dinosaur fossil that paleontologists believe dates back 100 million years. Brys, who … Continue reading

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Rick Halperin, Embrey Human Rights Program, in USA Today

USA TODAY April 8, 2015 Supreme Court gives new life to death penalty debate WASHINGTON — The state that plans to kill Kent Sprouse on Thursday recently received a new supply of pentobarbital, the drug of choice for executioners in … Continue reading

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100 million year old dinosaur bones discovered in Mansfield, headed to SMU

NBC 5 Originally Posted: April 7, 2015 Dinosaur bones estimated to be 100 million years old recently discovered in Mansfield by a 4-year-old boy are now on their way to Southern Methodist University in Dallas for further study. The dinosaur … Continue reading

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Cal Jillson, Political Science, to speak at Austin College this week on his book Lone Star Tarnished

North Texas e-News Sherman, Texas — Austin College’s annual Public Administration Symposium will feature the presentation “Lone Star Tarnished” by political expert Cal Jillson, sharing ideas from his book Lone Star Tarnished: A Critical Look at Texas Politics and Public … Continue reading

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Department of English and Ethnic Studies Program co-sponsor musical tribute to African American author-activist Margaret Walker Alexander on Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Members of the SMU community are invited to a free performance of “For My People: A New Musical Work” on Wednesday, April 8, 2015 at 7 p.m. at the Black Academy of Arts and Letters, Clarence Muse Café Theater, 1309 … Continue reading

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Greg Brownderville, English, Arkansas Poet

KUAR-UALR Public Radio News & Culture for Arkansas Originally Posted: April 1, 2015 On this episode of Arts & Letters, we sit down with poet and folklorist Greg Brownderville, who hails from Pumpkin Bend, Arkansas. He is the author of … Continue reading

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Many in North Texas feel latest quake

Star Telegram Originally Posted: April 2, 2015   Three earthquakes rattled the Irving area Thursday, the second one with a magnitude of 3.3, the U.S. Geological Survey confirmed. It wasn’t the area’s strongest quake to date — that was a … Continue reading

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