Category Archives: Faculty News

Daily Mail: The 17 million-year-old whale that reveals when man first walked on two feet: Mammal’s wrong turn up river sheds light on Africa’s ancient swamplands

Originally Posted: March 17, 2015 London’s Daily Mail covered the research of SMU paleontologist Louis L. Jacobs, a professor in the Roy M. Huffington Department of Earth Sciences of SMU’s Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences. Jacobs is co-author of … Continue reading

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Oldest Whale Fossil Provides Date for East Africa’s Uplift

Laboratory Equipment Originally Posted: March 17, 2015 Uplift associated with the Great Rift Valley of East Africa and the environmental changes it produced have puzzled scientists for decades because the timing and starting elevation have been poorly constrained. Now paleontologists … Continue reading

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Ancient whale fossil helps reveal birthplace of humanity

UPI A fossil lost for nearly 40 years is offering clues as to when and how ancient climate change in Africa spurred human evolution. By Brooks Hays CAMBRIDGE, Mass., March 17 (UPI) — Prehistorians believe the transition from dense, elevated … Continue reading

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SMU professors aim to prevent sexual assault with bystander program

Dallas Morning News By MELISSA REPKO Originally Posted: March 16, 2015 A boyfriend and girlfriend fighting at a party. A couple stumbling around in an alcohol-fueled stupor. A teen getting pressured to kiss someone who gave her a ride. Those … Continue reading

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Dallas mayor gives $10,000 to new Santos Rodriguez scholarship at SMU

Dallas Morning News Originally Posted: March 16, 2015 Mayor Mike Rawlings became the first private donor to the Santos Rodriguez Memorial Scholarship at Southern Methodist University. This weekend, he pledged a personal check of $10,000 for the new SMU endowment … Continue reading

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Deep Vellum Publishing founder gets people to think about literature in a new way

Culture Map Originally Posted: March 17, 2015 New York may be the center of the publishing universe, but not if Deep Vellum founder Will Evans has anything to do with it. Evans has ambitious plans for our city’s role in … Continue reading

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Q&A with author who’ll speak at SMU on Armenian genocide

Dallas Morning News Originally Posted: March 13, 2015 When Peter Balakian was a small boy, his grandmother filled him with stories seeped in magical realism, with mysterious yet baffling lines. “A long time ago there was and there wasn’t,” she’d … Continue reading

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SMU geothermal scientist Maria Richards to guide global energy organization

DALLAS (SMU) – Maria Richards, SMU Geothermal Laboratory Coordinator in the Roy M. Huffington Department of Earth Sciences, has been named president-elect of the Geothermal Resources Council (GRC). She will become the 26th president of the global energy organization beginning … Continue reading

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Lisa Siraganian, English, participates in the conference on the legacy of Armenian genocide held this month in The Hague

Public Radio of Armenia Originally Posted: March 10, 2015 From March 6 to March 7, a conference, entitled “Legacy of the Armenian Genocide 100 years later” was held at the Institute for Global Justice in The Hague. The conference was … Continue reading

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Mustang Minute! Civil Rights Pilgrimage

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