Category Archives: Research

Research: Rare inscription names mysterious Etruscan goddess

Archaeologists translating a very rare inscription have discovered the name of a goddess in a sacred text that is possibly the longest such Etruscan inscription ever discovered on stone. The discovery indicates that Uni – a divinity of fertility and possibly a … Continue reading

Posted in News, Research | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Research: Rare inscription names mysterious Etruscan goddess

SMU announces five 2016 Ford Research Fellows

Five distinguished SMU professors received awards for their scholarship and support for their research when there were named 2016 Ford Research Fellows during the Board of Trustees meeting Thursday, May 5. This year’s recipients are Ali Beskok, Mechanical Engineering, Lyle School of Engineering; Mark Chancey, … Continue reading

Posted in For the Record, News, Research | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on SMU announces five 2016 Ford Research Fellows

Student achievement in the spotlight during SMU Engaged Learning Week, Feb. 8-12, 2016

SMU’s Engaged Learning Week expands its schedule for 2016 and features a growing undergraduate presence at the University’s annual Research Day as well as presentations from McNair Scholars and Summer Research Fellows. This year’s event takes place Feb. 8-12 and will help students learn more about … Continue reading

Posted in Calendar Highlights, News, Research | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Student achievement in the spotlight during SMU Engaged Learning Week, Feb. 8-12, 2016

SMU NCAR publishes white paper on measuring strength, effectiveness of culturally specific arts organizations

SMU’s National Center for Arts Research (NCAR) has released a white paper that examines the distinguishing characteristics of arts organizations that primarily serve Asian American, African American, and Hispanic/Latino communities. The study is designed to provide insights, based on measurable data, about the … Continue reading

Posted in News, Research | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on SMU NCAR publishes white paper on measuring strength, effectiveness of culturally specific arts organizations

Research: SMU study shows intensive (and immediate) intervention is crucial in helping struggling readers succeed

Instructors who give struggling readers intensive and immediate help will enjoy “significantly” improved learning outcomes over those who adhere to the traditional “fail first” model, according to a new study by SMU researchers. The study found that reading skills improve very little when … Continue reading

Posted in Faculty in the News, News, Research | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Research: SMU study shows intensive (and immediate) intervention is crucial in helping struggling readers succeed

Research: Computer model of key protein helps predict how cancer drugs will work

Drugs important in the battle against cancer behaved according to predictions when tested in a computer-generated model of P-glycoprotein, one of the cell’s key molecular pumps. The new model allows researchers to dock nearly any drug in the P-gp protein and … Continue reading

Posted in Faculty in the News, Research | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Research: Computer model of key protein helps predict how cancer drugs will work

Four named 2015 SMU Ford Research Fellows

Four distinguished SMU professors were named 2015 Ford Research Fellows during the Board of Trustees meeting Thursday, May 7. This year’s recipients are Nathan Cortez, Dedman School of Law; Ping (Peggy) Gui, Electrical Engineering, Lyle School of Engineering; Robert Howell, Philosophy, Dedman College of Humanities and … Continue reading

Posted in Faculty in the News, For the Record, News, Research | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Four named 2015 SMU Ford Research Fellows

SMU geothermal scientist Maria Richards named 2016 president-elect of the Geothermal Resources Council

Maria Richards, coordinator of the SMU Geothermal Laboratory in the Huffington Department of Earth Sciences, has been named president-elect of the Geothermal Resources Council. She will become the 26th president of the global energy organization beginning in 2017, and the first woman … Continue reading

Posted in For the Record, News, Research | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on SMU geothermal scientist Maria Richards named 2016 president-elect of the Geothermal Resources Council

Research: Whale fossil provides key to unlock date of East Africa’s mysterious uplift

Paleontologists have used a fossil from the most precisely dated beaked whale in the world to pinpoint for the first time a date when East Africa’s mysterious elevation began. The 17 million-year-old fossil is from the Ziphiidae family. It was discovered 740 kilometers … Continue reading

Posted in For the Record, News, Research | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Research: Whale fossil provides key to unlock date of East Africa’s mysterious uplift

Star students show their work on SMU Research Day, Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2015

SMU graduate students, and select undergraduates, from a wide variety of disciplines will share their work as part of the University’s 2015 Research Day. All SMU faculty, staff members and students are invited to visit the Hughes-Trigg Student Center Ballrooms from 2-5 p.m Wednesday, … Continue reading

Posted in Calendar Highlights, News, Research, Year of the Student | Tagged , , , , | Comments Off on Star students show their work on SMU Research Day, Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2015