SMU News – SMU geophysicist Zhong Lu is part of a team working on a new NASA program to make free satellite-based observations of Earth’s water, ecosystem and land surface available to anyone with an internet connection. Scientists routinely rely on data-intensive analysis and visualization of satellite observations to track Earth’s ever-changing surface. The open-sourcing of the information […]
Category: Earth Sciences
Congratulations to the following: Ryszard Stroynowski Dedman Family Distinguished Professor Elizabeth Russ Caren Prothro Award Robert Gregory and Joe Kobylka Perrine Prize
Heather DeShon, Professor and Chair of the Roy M. Huffington Department of Earth Sciences, described a recent geophysics field study in California led by Beatrice Magnani and Chris Hayward. Describe the field study in Mono Lake. The Spring Field Studies to Mono Lake, CA was an outstanding success. We took 18 undergraduates, four graduate students, […]
Nature Portfolio – Chemical Communication Drive Microbial Community Structure Microbial communities are assemblages organized by various ecological and evolutionary processes that contribute to the different types and number of species across environments. At broad biogeographic patterns, certain microbial taxa are largely associated with particular environments (e.g., Cyanobacteria in marine systems) due to conserved phylogenetic traits. […]
Congratulations to the SMU Class of 2023!
Congratulations to all of the graduates. We are so proud of you! Check out the events schedule by visiting: smu.edu/commencement Can’t make it to the festivities? Join the live webcast of SMU’s Baccalaureate and All-University May Commencement Saturday, May 13 at 8:30 a.m. CDT. https://www.smu.edu/live
Dedman College News – Heather DeShon, Department Chair and Professor in Dedman College’s Roy M. Huffington Department of Earth Sciences, was elected SSA president and has already assumed duties as president-elect. According to the website, SSA is “committed to advancing seismology and sharing research with the public to help build an earthquake-aware world.” Congratulations!
SMU News – Evidence of an early savannah grass growing millions of years earlier than previously known may fundamentally change the understanding of life in the prehistoric world. A pair of studies funded by the National Science Foundation and published in the journal Science document the earliest evidence for locally abundant open-habitat grasses in eastern Africa and how those environments […]
McKesson Corporation CEO Brian Tyler to keynote May 13 SMU Commencement Convocation
SMU News – Brian Tyler, CEO of McKesson Corporation, a Top 10 Fortune 500 healthcare services company, will be the featured speaker at SMU’s May Commencement Convocation on Saturday, May 13. The ceremony, scheduled for 8:30 a.m. at Moody Coliseum, will be streamed live at https://www.smu.edu/live. Since joining McKesson more than 25 years ago, Tyler has […]
Dedman College Faculty and Staff Community Mixer
Date: April 13, 2023 Time: 4-7 p.m. Location: Lumen Hotel (6101 Hillcrest Ave.) All Dedman College faculty and staff welcome. RSVP by 6pm on Monday, April 10.
Dallas Innovates – Research and Innovation Week will be held March 20-25 on the SMU campus. With STEMuli Studios Founder and CEO Taylor Shead as keynote speaker, the week-long event will share the explorations of SMU students and faculty members as well as the contributions of other regional universities in a series of presentations, panels, […]