Category Archives: Dedman College Research

Andrea Meltzer, Psychology, contraception may affect how happy women are with their husbands

Medical Xpress by Kathleen Haughney Originally Posted: December 3, 2014 Choosing a partner while on the pill may affect a woman’s marital satisfaction, according to a new study from Florida State University and Southern Methodist University. In fact, the pill … Continue reading

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Santanu Roy, Chair, Economics, appointed University Distinguished Professor

Paul Ludden, SMU Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs announced the appointment of three new University Distinguished Professors. Congratulations to the following: Professor Randall Griffin, Art History, Meadows School of the Arts Professor Suku Nair, Chair, Computer Science and Engineering, Lyle School … Continue reading

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Brian D. Zoltowski, Chemistry, Study funded by NIH is decoding blue light’s mysterious ability to alter body’s natural clock

Blue light from artificial lighting and electronic devices knocks circadian rhythms off-kilter, resulting in health problems, sleep, cancer development, mood disorders, drug addiction, crop disease and even confused migratory animals Arabidopsis thaliana is a small flowering plant that is widely … Continue reading

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Timothy Myer, Earth Sciences, Jurassic climate for part of western U.S. more complex

The climate 150 million years ago of a large swath of the western United States was more complex than previously known, according to new research from Southern Methodist University, Dallas. It’s been held that the climate during the Jurassic was … Continue reading

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Kathleen Wellman, History, Texas State Board of Education allows conservatives to decide content in textbooks

The Atlantic Originally posted: Nov. 25, 2014 Last Tuesday, the Texas State Board of Education held a public hearing to choose which new social studies textbooks will be recommend to school districts in the state. The board was expected to … Continue reading

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Seismologist Brian Stump named AAAS Fellow

Seismologist Brian Stump has been named an American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Fellow for distinguished contributions to his field, particularly in the area of seismic monitoring in support of the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty. Professor Brian Stump AAAS is … Continue reading

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Seismologist Brian Stump joins four Dedman College faculty members as the newest AAAS Fellow

Congratulations to seismologist Brian Stump who has been named an American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Fellow for distinguished contributions to his field, particularly in the area of seismic monitoring in support of the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty. AAAS … Continue reading

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English Doctoral Lecture Series featuring Julianne Sandberg

EVENT: December 5, 2014 Doctoral Lecture Series featuring Julianne Sandberg. On December 5 Julianne Sandberg will give a talk on “John Donne’s Body and Eucharistic Allegory.” The lecture will be at 3:30pm in 101 Dallas Hall

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College is it good for you?

EVENT: December 4, 2014 College is it good for you? An honest question and an open conversation with panelists: Preston Hutcherson (SMU Senior) and Thomas August (NYU Professor). This event will be moderated by Tim Cassedy (SMU Professor) at 6:30pm in … Continue reading

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Department of Psychology congratulates new Phi Beta Kappa members

The Department of Psychology congratulates 3 of its undergraduate majors for being chosen for membership in Phi Beta Kappa. The 3 students are: Jiani Zhu Ashley Schneider Emaan Rangoonwala This is an outstanding achievement and the highest academic honor one … Continue reading

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