How are paleontologist Louis Jacobs and a group of student researchers spending the summer? They’re preparing never-before-seen fossils from Angola for the exhibit Sea Monsters Unearthed, which opens at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History on November 9 in Washington, D.C.
A puzzle-solving smartphone game designed by SMU and Literacy Instruction for Texas experts to teach struggling adult readers is among five international finalists in the $7 million XPRIZE competition.
SMU Guildhall and esports firm eGency Global are teaming up to present OP Live Dallas, a two-day gaming extravaganza featuring professional and amateur competitions as well as a showcase for games designed by SMU graduate students.
Honor those who serve through the Seats for Heroes program, and make plans to attend the Salute to Our Heroes football game on September 22 and the first responders appreciation on September 29.
Student-athletes and SMU staff cleared rocks, poured cement, dug post holes and helped build a brand-new sports court in a village in Belize, which they christened with a spirited volleyball tournament.
New research finds that people who deeply grasp the pleasure and pain of others appear to involve social cognitive circuitry to process music like a pleasurable proxy for a human encounter.
MinJun Kim’s research is catching up with the imaginations of science fiction writers. He creates tiny robots that may one help doctors see what’s going on inside the human body’s hardest-to-reach places.
Peng Tao, assistant professor of chemistry, received the prestigious National Science Foundation CAREER Award to support his innovative computational strategy for fighting “superbugs.”
Bonnie Jacobs has been elected a fellow of the international Paleontological Society for her contributions to the field of Cenozoic paleobotany as well as her stellar mentorship of students.
Enjoy this roundup of interesting videos and stories highlighting some of the people and events making news on the Hilltop.