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Opinion: Got geothermal? Texas does and ought to tap the resource

Austin American Statesman Originally Posted: March 29, 2021 It is easy to look back at the recent Texas cold snap and identify the fixes needed in the energy grid. The oil and gas industry will also play a role in addressing the financial impact from COVID-19. Thus, the question becomes: How can we diversify our Texas energy portfolio while providing affordable and reliable heat, electricity and cooling? One answer: Tap the Texas geothermal resources. Geothermal energy is always on, rising within the Earth. This baseload, inexhaustible resource is below us everywhere. In fact, every oil and gas well already brings geothermal heat to the surface as a byproduct. During the 1970s and ‘80s, geothermal resources along the Gulf Coast were catalogued and proven extractable. Then initiatives to put [...]

By | 2021-03-29T07:37:12-07:00 March 29th, 2021|Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, Dedman College Research, Earth Sciences, Faculty News|Comments Off on Opinion: Got geothermal? Texas does and ought to tap the resource

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A year without: How Texas survived the challenges brought by the coronavirus pandemic

Dallas Morning News Originally Posted: March 10, 2021 Several Dedman College professors were quoted in this March 10, 2021 Dallas Morning News article. Stacey Monroe barely flinched as the nurse jabbed a needle into her right arm. Wearing a N95 mask and a clear face shield, she looked straight ahead as the nurse pressed her thumb against the syringe’s plunger injecting a second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. That’s it, the nurse said after slapping on a bandage. For the next 15 minutes Monroe, 26, sat in the lobby, fiddling with her vaccine card that she placed on her lap and reflected on nearly a year’s worth of pandemic memories: The lockdown that forced her out of work. An apartment without food, cleaning supplies or toilet [...]

By | 2021-03-24T09:46:05-07:00 March 24th, 2021|Anthropology, Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, Dedman College Research, Faculty News, History|Comments Off on A year without: How Texas survived the challenges brought by the coronavirus pandemic

New research from SMU’s Louis Jacobs, Harvard University, and Japan’s National Museum of Nature and Science

Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution Originally Posted: March 22, 2021 A mystery about evolution is how quickly it happens. SMU's Louis Jacobs and researchers from Harvard University and Japan's National Museum of Nature and Science took a closer look at the evolution of fossil rodent teeth to shed some insight on this. READ MORE

By | 2021-03-22T11:27:25-07:00 March 22nd, 2021|Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, Dedman College Research, Earth Sciences, Faculty News, Institute for the Study of Earth and Man|Comments Off on New research from SMU’s Louis Jacobs, Harvard University, and Japan’s National Museum of Nature and Science

March 25, Diverse Women in the Workforce

Thursday, March 25, 2021 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM (CT) Zoom: https://smu.zoom.us/s/92504134650 In honor of International Women’s History Month, Dedman College’s Office of Diversity and Inclusion is partnering with the Hegi Career Center and the Women & LBGT Center to present this exciting Zoom panel of accomplished women professionals. They will discuss trends and challenges throughout various industries, share personal and professional experiences and insights, and field questions from the SMU community. The panel includes: Tammy Suh Meinershagen, Chief Creative Officer of MedinaUSA and Chair of Frisco Arts Foundation; Marty Overman, Regional Vice President at Palo Alto Networks; Kristol Johnson, Global Sales Productivity Manager at McAfee; Hana Elliott, Head of Sales and Marketing at Civic Dinners; and Elisa Klein, Co-Founder and COO of MKC Create [...]

By | 2021-03-22T06:37:03-07:00 March 22nd, 2021|Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, Diversity and Inclusion, Events|Comments Off on March 25, Diverse Women in the Workforce

Watch: Dallas Literary Festival Returns

NBC-5 Originally Posted: March 22, 2021 Southern Methodist University will present the Dallas Literary Festival March 26-28. The theme of the weekend-long event: Turbulence. “I thought that was a really appropriate theme for the revitalization of this event considering where we are in this country right now,” said Sanderia Faye Smith, Executive Director of the festival and SMU assistant professor. “I want the people to see how the community has come together to bring people these well-renowned and prized authors.” The weekend’s events will include panel discussions, virtual readings and author interviews featuring: Charles M. Blow, New York Times columnist, author of "The Devil You Know: A Black Power Manifesto." Joy Harjo, the first Native American Poet Laureate of the United States, author of the [...]

By | 2021-03-22T06:14:37-07:00 March 22nd, 2021|Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, Dedman College Research, English, Events, Faculty News|Comments Off on Watch: Dallas Literary Festival Returns

Dallas Literary Festival kicks off next week with a star-studded lineup

Dallas Morning News Originally Posted: March 21, 2021 The Dallas Literary Festival will bring together a bevy of writers, from here and elsewhere, on March 26 to 28 for diverse programs focusing on a topical theme: turbulence. Presented by Southern Methodist University, the online event will consist of panel discussions, author readings and one-on-one conversations. Dallas author Sanderia Faye Smith, the director of the festival, says the pandemic and systemic racism in America collided in “a perfect storm … Now we’re trying to figure out how we’re going to deal with them.” Many of the participating authors have written about systemic racism or being incarcerated. Alice Marie Johnson, an advocate for criminal justice reform, will be in conversation with Mitchell S. Jackson, author of Survival [...]

By | 2021-03-21T13:40:07-07:00 March 21st, 2021|Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, English, Events|Comments Off on Dallas Literary Festival kicks off next week with a star-studded lineup

Presidential historian Jeffrey Engel quoted in Business Insider and Texas Standard

Originally Posted: March 21, 2021 Presidential historian Jeffrey Engel is quoted in Business Insider saying that after two impeachments, former President Trump is unlikely to ever be elected president again. He also told Texas Standard that Trump’s second impeachment trial demonstrated a remarkable disconnect between reality and senators’ votes.

By | 2021-03-21T13:35:16-07:00 March 21st, 2021|Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, Dedman College Research, Faculty News, History|Comments Off on Presidential historian Jeffrey Engel quoted in Business Insider and Texas Standard

Virtual International Film Festival, RESISTANCE, Will Run through March 25

The World Languages and Literatures 6th Annual International Film Festival, RESISTANCE, will take place from February 16 - March 25, 2021 Because of COVID-19, this year’s festival will be virtual The list of tentative dates and films can be found here. Films marked with an asterisk are scheduled to be live-streamed at 7 pm. All other titles can be viewed throughout the festival via streaming links provided to registrants. Register using the links below to access the films and attend the introductions (pre-recorded or live Zoom presentations at 7 pm CT unless otherwise noted). For more information visit: https://www.smu.edu/Dedman/Academics/Departments/World-Languages/About/Events/FilmFestival

By | 2021-03-10T13:33:25-08:00 March 18th, 2021|Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, Events, World Languages and Literatures|Comments Off on Virtual International Film Festival, RESISTANCE, Will Run through March 25
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