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Teen girls report less sexual victimization after virtual reality assertiveness training

Medical Xpress Originally Posted: Jan. 21, 2015 Teen girls were less likely to report being sexually victimized after learning to assertively resist unwanted sexual overtures and practicing resistance in a realistic virtual environment, finds a new study. The effects persisted … Continue reading

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Ezra Greenspan, English professor, nominated for a National Book Critics Circle award

Dallas Morning News Arts Blog Originally Posted: Jan. 20, 2015 Ezra Greenspan, a professor at Southern Methodist University, has been nominated for a National Book Critics Circle award in biography for William Wells Brown: An African American Life. He’ll be … Continue reading

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Women’s body image tied to what they think men like: study

NY Daily News Originally posted: Jan. 15, 2015 When told that men desire full-bodied, voluptuous figures, women felt better about their own weight, say researchers at Southern Methodist University in Texas. “A woman’s body image is strongly linked to her … Continue reading

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What’s Causing Texas Earthquakes?

BY TRIBUNE NEWS SERVICE Posted: JANUARY 14, 2015 By Anna Kuchment, Randy Lee Loftis, James Osborne and Avi Selk Swarms of small quakes rippled up from unknown faults beneath the soil. They rustled Cleburne, Azle and Irving. Fifteen recent earthquakes … Continue reading

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Ezra Greenspan, English, on “Think”

KERA Originally Posted: January 7, 2015 A Voice For Civil Rights William Wells Brown was one of the most important American literary figures of the 19th Century, publishing everything from novels to plays to travelogues. This hour, we’ll get to … Continue reading

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Mustang Minute: Irving Earthquakes Media Briefing

SMU’s seismology team held a news briefing on Jan. 6, 2015, to explain what was known and what information is being sought about a series of recent earthquakes in Irving, Texas. The team announced Jan. 7 that it will deploy … Continue reading

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Women who are told men desire women with larger bodies are happier with their weight

Results of three independent studies suggest a woman’s body image is strongly linked to her perception of what she thinks men prefer Originally Posted: Jan. 12, 2015 SMU Research Blog Telling women that men desire larger women who aren’t model-thin … Continue reading

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SMU Scientists seek cause of Irving earthquakes

Dallas Morning News By ANNA KUCHMENT, RANDY LEE LOFTIS, JAMES OSBORNE and AVI SELK Staff Writers Published: 10 January 2015 11:23 PM Updated: 11 January 2015 07:25 PM The earth under North Texas barely stirred for at least a century, … Continue reading

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22 new seismographs to be deployed in Irving

WFAA Originally Posted: 10:04 p.m. CST January 7, 2015 By: David Schechter, Demond Fernandez and Josh Davis IRVING – SMU’s seismology team deployed 15 new seismographs in Irving Wednesday after 12 earthquakes shook the town and surrounding areas in the last day. … Continue reading

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10 Earthquakes Have Rattled North Texas Since Tuesday Morning. SMU Seismologists Study Irving Earthquakes.

KERA NEWS Update, 9:56 a.m. Wednesday: A 10th earthquake has shaken North Texas since Tuesday morning. The U.S. Geological Survey says the 10th quake struck at 8:34 a.m. Wednesday in Irving, near the old Texas Stadium site. That’s where most … Continue reading

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