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Languages Across the Curriculum @ SMU: Faculty Research

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Top Debaters in Novice and Professional Divisions at the LSUS debate tournament

SMU debate attended the largest tournament of the fall semester at Louisiana Statue University Shreveport this weekend (November 4-6) and had two of the top two competitors in novice and professional divisions. Sarah Mende was the top novice competitor among 69 student competitors from 20 different universities. SMU had a 57% win/loss rate in 42 […]

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The SteadiSpoon™ story: How a grandmother’s inspiration is driving SMU student entrepreneurs Raleigh Dewan and Mason Morland

SMU News – DALLAS (SMU) – Raleigh Dewan arrived at SMU weighed by personal experience with neurologic disease progression. After his grandmother was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease, Dewan had witnessed the debilitating hand tremors that would not allow her to eat without spilling food everywhere, preventing her from enjoying with family the extravagant Southern dinners […]

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SMU has two semifinalists at Lee College Debate Tournament

SMU debaters advanced to the semifinals of novice and junior varsity levels of the International Public DebateAssociation tournament at Lee College this weekend (September 23-25). Hailey Hazen advanced to the semifinals ofjunior varsity and Yazan Naseef advanced to the semifinals of novice. Eric Ryan and Hailey Hazen advanced to thequarterfinals of team debate on Friday. […]

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The SMU Student Using Origami to Bring Dinosaurs to Life

D Magazine: Travis Nolan is the only person making show-quality origami dinosaurs in the university’s department of earth sciences. The Walt Disney movie Dinosaur wasn’t well received when it premiered in 2000, but it did change Travis Nolan’s life. He was 3 years old when his father gave him a gray and red rubber hand puppet of […]

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Folding his way to gold: SMU paleontology student is an origami Olympian

KERA: Travis Nolan attends Southern Methodist University and ranked 5th in the world last year after taking gold in the IOIO, the International Origami Internet Olympiad. He’s a 20-year-old paleontology student who’s been into dinosaurs since the time he could talk. Travis Nolan, SMU paleontology student, likes to hang in the basement of Southern Methodist […]

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SMU Students Earn Prestigious Fulbright, Boren Awards

SMU News: Eight SMU students have accepted Fulbright and Boren awards for international study, research and teaching in Belgium, Bulgaria, Germany, Kazakhstan, Taiwan, Singapore and South Korea. Five will be headed across the world as Fulbright finalists to conduct research and teach abroad for the 2022-2023 academic year, while three will travel as Boren fellows […]

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Meet the SMU student who is an international dinosaur origami champion

Dallas Morning News: In the basement of SMU’s Heroy Science Hall, Travis Nolan cups an origami reptile in the palm of his hand. Technically, it’s not a dinosaur, though it looks like one. Nolan says the reptile, called a dimetrodon, walked the earth before dinosaurs even existed. The dimetrodon he’s holding has a small beige […]

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Paleontology and origami? Yes, an SMU student is building a career with both

WFAA To build a successful career in paleontology, you need a passion for fossils, geology and physiology. And, if you’re SMU student Travis Nolan, you bring the secret weapon of origami to the table, too. “Being surrounded by bones and fossils and natural history is always just kind of fun for me,” the SMU junior […]