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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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SMU seismologist Brian Stump named Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science

SMU seismologist Brian Stump has been named an American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Fellow for distinguished contributions to his field, particularly in the area of seismic monitoring in support of the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty. AAAS is the … 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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Calendar Highlights: Nov. 12, 2014

Museum Thursday Lecture: Meadows Museum presents “Battlefields to Bullrings: Violence in Goya’s Work on Paper” Thursday, Nov. 13, 6 p.m., in the Bob Smith Auditorium. The lecture will feature Edward Payne, as he draws upon works in the exhibition Goya: A Lifetime of Graphic Invention to … Continue reading

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SMU’s Caruth Institute for Engineering Education names Leanne Ketterlin-Geller director of K-12 STEM Initiatives

SMU’s Caruth Institute for Engineering Education has named Associate Professor Leanne Ketterlin-Geller as its new director of K-12 STEM Initiatives. A faculty member in education policy and leadership and director of research in mathematics education in the Annette Caldwell Simmons School of Education and Human Development, Ketterlin-Geller will … 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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Volcano research shows link between ground deformation and eruption potential

Using satellite imagery to monitor which volcanoes are deforming provides statistical evidence of their eruption potential, according to a new study in Nature Communications. The European Space Agency’s Sentinel-1 satellite, launched from French Guiana in April 3, 2014, should allow scientists to … Continue reading

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Research: To spank or not to spank? SMU studies show research can change minds about corporal punishment

Some parents who spank their children believe it’s an effective form of discipline. But decades of studies have found that spanking is linked to short- and long-term child behavior problems. Is there any way to get parents to change their … Continue reading

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