Category Archives: Research

Calendar Highlights: Feb. 18, 2015

The Cultural Realities of Cancer: Visiting SMU under the Department of Anthropology, Dr. Deborah O. Erwin, Director of the Office of Cancer Health Disparities Research at the Roswell Park Cancer Institute, will explore “The Cultural Realities of Cancer” and how individuals are … Continue reading

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No means no: SMU study shows that teen girls report less sexual victimization after virtual-reality assertiveness training

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, according to a new SMU-led study. The effects persisted over a three-month period following the … Continue reading

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Faculty in the News: January 2015

Andrea Meltzer, Psychology, Dedman School of Humanities and Sciences, was featured on the Science Codex for her self-image research. Meltzer conducted three independent studies, resulting in the conclusion that woman’s body image is strongly linked to their perception of what … Continue reading

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Maguire Energy Institute celebrates 40th anniversary

The Maguire Energy Institute in SMU’s Cox School of Business joined with the Institute’s founders to mark its 40th anniversary in late November, in a private celebration at the Cox School. The event also honored the Institute’s namesake, SMU Trustee Emeritus and … Continue reading

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SMU-record 14 professors receive 2014-15 Sam Taylor Fellowships

Fourteen SMU faculty members – a University-record number – have received 2014-15 Sam Taylor Fellowships from the Sam Taylor Fellowship Fund of the Division of Higher Education, United Methodist General Board of Higher Education and Ministry. The Fellowships, funded by income from … Continue reading

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Research: Blue-light blues – SMU study shows how artificial lighting can interfere with health, sleep, even animal migration

An SMU study funded by the National Institutes of Health is unraveling the mystery of how blue light from residential and commercial lighting, electronic devices and outdoor lights can interfere with the natural body clocks of humans, plants and animals – … Continue reading

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Research: Learning algebra from Instagram

Can students learn algebra from Instagram and video games? SMU teaching researcher Candace Walkington thinks so. And her new study, funded by the National Academy of Education, will test the idea. “In previous work, I found that students draw upon rich algebraic … Continue reading

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Faculty in the News: Oct. 7-20, 2014

George Holden, Psychology, Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, was featured in The Christian Science Monitor in an article examining corporal punishment. The article appeared on Oct. 20, 2014. Bernard Weinstein, Maguire Energy Institute, Cox School of Business, published a news article regarding … Continue reading

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Research: The speed secrets of super sprinters

The world’s fastest sprinters have unique gait features that account for their ability to achieve fast speeds, according to two new studies from SMU’s Annette Caldwell Simmons School of Education and Human Development. The new findings indicate that the secret to … Continue reading

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Four SMU professors honored with 2014 Ford Research Fellowships

Four distinguished SMU professors were named 2014 Ford Research Fellows at the meeting of the University’s Board of Trustees Thursday, May 8. This year’s recipients are Anthony Colangelo, Dedman School of Law; Dieter Cremer, Chemistry, Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences; Alexis McCrossen, History, Dedman … Continue reading

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