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SMU contributes fossils, expertise to new Perot Museum in ongoing scientific collaboration

From dinosaurs to sea turtles, and from technical assistance to advisory roles, SMU faculty and students, the SMU Shuler Museum, and the SMU Innovation Gymnasium, team with the nation’s new premier museum of nature and science.

Fossils on loan by SMU to the new Perot Museum of Nature and Science include those of animals from an ancient sea that once covered Dallas. Continue reading

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The Taos News: Ft. Burgwin founder, SMU’s Fred Wendorf, leads off lecture series

Fred%20Wendorf.jpgThe work of SMU archaeologist Fred Wendorf was featured in the Sept. 8, 2010, edition of The Taos News. Fred Wendorf is Emeritus Professor of Anthropology at SMU and the author of Desert Days: My Life as a Field Archaeologist, as well as more than 30 other books. In 1987, he became the first SMU faculty member elected to the National Academy of Sciences.

The article “Dr. Fred Wendorf leads off UNM-Taos/SMU lecture series” retells Wendorf’s contribution to preserving the history of Ft. Burgwin.
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