research update

The Skinny On School Nutrition Programs And Childhood Obesity

Research by SMU economist Daniel L. Millimet shows the childhood obesity epidemic plaguing America has an unwitting accomplice – the school cafeteria.

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Bridging The Cultural Gap In Mental Health Services

Assistant Professor Nia Parson, a cultural and medical anthropologist, is looking at the specific needs of abused Mexican women immigrants seeking mental health care.

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The New Pterosaur

A rare 95 million-year-old flying reptile that made its home over Texas has been rescued from obscurity by SMU paleontologist Timothy S. Myers.

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The Tiny Circuit That Could

A tiny integrated circuit designed by scientists at SMU may help researchers around the world unravel mysteries about the origins of the universe.

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A Glimpse At The Heart Of Dark Matter

The scientific world was all ears Dec. 17 when SMU Assistant Professor of Experimental Physics Jodi Cooley announced the highly anticipated research finding that scientists may have finally caught a glimpse of dark matter.

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Mathematics + Supercomputers = Big Bang Explained

Scientists now have a better chance of finding answers to the mystery of the Big Bang because of the massive computational power of supercomputers, says Daniel R.
Reynolds, assistant professor of mathematics in Dedman College.

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Striking Gold By Digging Into The Data Lode

For the second consecutive year, SMU’s Department of Economics has fielded the first-place team in a prestigious national data mining competition.

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Light Reading: Will High-Density PICs Be The Next Big Thing?

SMU Electrical Engineering Professor Gary Evans is looking for a way to fit billions of lasers and other optical components atop a microscopic chip.

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Reinterpreting A Region’s History, Supporting Unique Scholarship

Postdoctoral fellowships awarded by the Clements Center enable scholars to revise and polish their dissertations into book-length manuscripts while at SMU.

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The Power Of Chemistry In Medicine And Materials

In his Dedman College chemistry laboratory, Brent Sumerlin conducts research that could solve problems in the very different realms of health care and engineering.

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