Elira Kuka, SMU economics professor, appointed to prestigious national research organization

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Elira Kuka, SMU economics professor, appointed to prestigious national research organization

The National Bureau of Economic Research, the nation's leading nonprofit economic research organization, has appointed SMU Assistant Professor Elira Kuka a faculty research fellow.

Nation’s electric grid — a complex mathematical system — is dramatically changing

Our nation's electric grid is changing dramatically due to deregulation of electric markets, the introduction of renewable sources of energy such as solar and wind power, and the emergence of new technologies such as the smart grid and electric cars, according to SMU Math Professor Barry Lee.

Huffington Post: A New Physics Discovery Could Make You A Faster Runner

The Huffington Post covered the research of Peter Weyand and the SMU Locomotor Laboratory, who have developed a concise approach to understanding the mechanics of human running.

Daily Mail: Researchers reveal the mechanics of running is simpler than thought – and it could revolutionise shoe design

London's Daily Mail newspaper covered the research of Peter Weyand and the SMU Locomotor Laboratory. Weyand, who is Glenn Simmons Professor of Applied Physiology and professor of biomechanics in the Department of Applied Physiology and Wellness in SMU’s Simmons School, is director of the Locomotor Lab.

New York Observer: Is Bigger Always More? How U.S. Museums Fared in 2016

The New York Observer newspaper relied on the expertise of Zannie Voss, director of SMU's National Center for Arts Research, for an article on how museums are faring at a time with tighter budgets and less revenue.

Research: Women hit harder by the pressures of elite academic science

Work life in academia might sound like a dream: summers off, year-long sabbaticals, the opportunity to switch between classroom teaching and research. Yet, when it comes to the sciences, life at the top U.S. research universities is hardly idyllic. Based on surveys of over 2,000 junior and senior scientists, both male and female, as well as in-depth interviews, the new book "Failing Families, Failing Science" by SMU sociologist Anne Lincoln and Rice University sociologist Elaine Howard Ecklund examines how the rigors of a career in academic science makes it especially difficult to balance family and work.

Times Higher Education: How work and family life conflict in the modern university

Academic science still operates on assumptions that have failed to catch up with the realities of today’s family lives, argue scholars Times Higher Education covered the new book of SMU sociologist Anne Lincoln in a Sept. 29 article "How work and family life conflict in the modern university." The book, Failing Families, Failing Science (NYU Press, [...]

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