A new giant bird-like dinosaur discovered in China has been named for SMU paleontologist Louis L. Jacobs, Corythoraptor jacobsi, by the scientists who identified the new oviraptorid.
The state of West Virginia has been home to coal-driven energy for nearly two centuries. Now SMU has discovered it's home to a vast source of geothermal energy.
Vulcanologist James E. Quick, SMU’s associate vice president for research and dean of Graduate Studies is quoted for his expertise in the magazine National Geographic.
SMU paleontologist Timothy Scott Myers analyzed an ancient sea turtle whose ancestors may have survived an asteroid strike, the world's largest mass extinction event.
Answers to these questions can be supplied in part because there’s a fossil record, thanks to the efforts of Winkler, Slaughter, and Ellis W. Shuler, the person for whom the museum is named. Journalist Laray Polk wrote about the Shuler Museum of Paleontology at SMU in the Roy M. Huffington Department of Earth Sciences as [...]
Independent science journalist Sarah Puschmann covered the research of SMU Earth Sciences Professor Louis L. Jacobs in a post on her blog "Armored Dinosaur May Have Relied Most on Sense of Smell." A professor in Dedman College's Roy M. Huffington Department of Earth Sciences, Jacobs is co-author of a new analysis of the Cretaceous Period dinosaur Pawpawsaurus based on the first CT scans ever taken of the dinosaur’s skull.
The Texas Tribune journalist Jim Malewitz covered the research of SMU geophysicists Zhong Lu, professor, Shuler-Foscue Chair, and Jin-Woo Kim research scientist, both in the Roy M. Huffington Department of Earth Sciences at SMU. Malewitz's article, "Sinkhole Warnings Don't Faze West Texas," published July 12, 2016.
KERA public radio news covered the research of SMU geophysicists Zhong Lu, professor, Shuler-Foscue Chair, and Jin-Woo Kim research scientist, both in the Roy M. Huffington Department of Earth Sciences at SMU. KERA's article, "Near Wink, Texas, The Sink Holes Are Getting Bigger And Bigger," published June 28, 2016.
"There's no relationship between dinosaurs and armadillos, which are mammals, but it is interesting that something that looked like an armadillo was here in Texas 100 million years before highways." — Jacobs