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‘Magistra doctissima’ Bonnie Wheeler honored with festschrift of essays in medieval studies

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AP-NBC 5 DFW: Reasearch Conducted to Determine the Cause for Texas Earthquakes

The Associated Press covered the research of SMU seismologist Heather R. DeShon. DeShon is leading the effort to trace the source of a recent sequence of small earthquakes in North Texas and any relationship they may have to the injection of … Continue reading

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KERA: What’s Causing Quakes? SMU Scientists Aim To Finish Seismic Study In Two Years

Researchers from Southern Methodist University say folks shouldn’t rush to conclusions about what’s been causing the swarm of more than 30 earthquakes northwest of Fort Worth since November.  READ MORE HERE

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First dinosaur bones in Saudi Arabia discovered

Louis Jacobs, a vertebrate palaeontologist and professor at Southern Methodist University, explains that the discovery could also help find much sought-after answers about the history of the Earth and its land formations. READ HERE

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The Texas Tribune: Surprise quakes stir up Tarrant County residents

Journalist Jim Malewitz with The Texas Tribune tapped the expertise of SMU geophysicist Brian Stump, whose research has looked at the operation of saltwater injection disposal wells and small earthquakes that have occurred in the Dallas-Fort Worth area. READ MORE  

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Earthquakes Hit Texas

Brian Stump, the Albritton Professor of Earth Sciences at SMU, talks with reporters about a study of earthquakes in North Texas and their possible relationship to the process of injecting wastewater and other fluids into the ground as part of … Continue reading

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