Category Archives: Institute for the Study of Earth and Man

Louis Jacobs, Earth Sciences, why land animals moved to the seas

Smithsonian Magazine Originally Posted: April 16, 2015 Take a Deep Dive Into The Reasons Land Animals Moved to the Seas Synthesizing decades of discoveries, scientists have revealed links between changing environments and animal movements The movement of animals from the … Continue reading

Posted in Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, Dedman College Research, Earth Sciences, Faculty News, Institute for the Study of Earth and Man | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, Dedman College Research, Earth Sciences, Faculty News, Institute for the Study of Earth and Man | Tagged | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, Dedman College Research, Earth Sciences, Faculty News, Institute for the Study of Earth and Man | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Heartland Daily Podcast with ISEM Board Chairman H. Leighton Steward

Heartland Daily Podcast Originally Aired: Jan. 12, 2015 Geologists H. Leighton Steward is chairman of Plants Need CO2. He is a New York Times best-selling author and Chairman of the Board of The Institute for the Study of Earth and … Continue reading

Posted in Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, Dedman College Research, Faculty News, Institute for the Study of Earth and Man | Tagged | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, Dedman College Research, Earth Sciences, Faculty News, Graduate News, Institute for the Study of Earth and Man | Tagged | Leave a comment

Graduate student reception scheduled for September 25

Posted in Anthropology, Biology, Chemistry, Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, Dedman College Research, Earth Sciences, Economics, English, Events, Graduate News, History, Institute for the Study of Earth and Man, Mathematics, Philosophy, Physics, Political Science, Psychology, Religious Studies, Sociology, Statistical Science, World Languages and Literatures | Tagged | Leave a comment

Bonnie Jacobs Is Searching for History Beyond Ancient in the Trinity River Bottoms

Dallas Observer: Bonnie Jacobs studies plant fossils found in ancient rocks and deeply cored soil samples — bits of ancient leaf, specks of prehistoric pollen, other fragments that provide scientific windows into what was going on in a given spot thousands … Continue reading

Posted in Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, Dedman College Research, Earth Sciences, Faculty News, Institute for the Study of Earth and Man | Tagged , | Leave a comment

The Seismologist: SMU’s Heather DeShon Studies The Shaking In Azle And Reno

KERA: Heather DeShon is a geophysicist at SMU. She’s studied earthquake sequences in Indonesia, Nicaragua, but also in North Texas — in Cleburne. Now she leads a team collecting data in towns northwest of Fort Worth. READ MORE HERE.

Posted in Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, Dedman College Research, Earth Sciences, Faculty News, Institute for the Study of Earth and Man | Tagged | Leave a comment

Light from huge explosion 12 billion years ago reaches Earth

Known as a gamma-ray burst, the intense light captured in the night sky resulted from one of the biggest and hottest explosions in the universe, occurring shortly after the Big Bang.Intense light from the enormous explosion of a star more … Continue reading

Posted in Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, Dedman College Research, Institute for the Study of Earth and Man, Physics | Tagged | Leave a comment

Satellite view of volcanoes finds the link between ground deformation and eruption

Using satellite imagery to monitor which volcanoes are deforming provides statistical evidence of their eruption potential, according to a new study in Nature Communications. READ MORE HERE

Posted in Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, Dedman College Research, Earth Sciences, Institute for the Study of Earth and Man | Tagged | Leave a comment