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Paleontologist Myria Perez Shares Her Passion for Uncovering the Past

AAAS When most kids draw pictures of dinosaurs, they can expect a temporary place of honor on the family refrigerator, but Myria Perez’s early paleontology artwork helped her get a volunteer position at the Houston Museum of Natural Science at the age of twelve. “My mom took me to their special event called Dino Days. I brought […]

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Isabelle Galko’s environmental activism sparked study of policy change

SMU News SMU senior environmental science major Isabelle Galko is one of just 41 American university students named a Marshall Scholar for 2022, a prestigious opportunity to pursue graduate studies in the UK for distinguished young Americans with leadership potential. The only student from a Texas university to receive the honor, Isabelle will use the two-year […]

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New Technology Mapping Landslides Can Save Lives, Mitigate Damage

Inside Sources Originally Posted: January 3, 2022 by Zhong Lu, Yuankun Xu It’s that time of year on the West Coast when emergency managers prepare for a host of catastrophic weather events — everything from Pineapple Express systems that dump intense rains on the regions to the flooding and landslides that often follow. Landslides are […]

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Happy Holidays!

SMU will be closed December 23-31. Have a great holiday and we will see you in 2022!

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Congrats to the Grads!

December Commencement is at 9:00 a.m. Saturday, December 18, 2021. Watch live via smu.edu/live.

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Geothermal energy could mean a renewable future for Colorado’s oil fields

KUNC Originally Posted: December 8, 2021 The grasslands north of Fort Morgan in eastern Colorado are a hive of energy production. Clusters of spinning wind turbines mark the horizon. And, of course, oil and natural gas operations are everywhere. As far as oil fields go, this one is roughly middle-aged. Wells here are still comfortably […]

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SMU professor Brian Stump appointed Chair of TexNet Technical Advisory Committee

SMU News Originally Posted: November 11, 2021 DALLAS (SMU) – Gov. Greg Abbott has named SMU seismologist Brian Stump as chair of the TexNet Technical Advisory Committee, which is charged with providing oversight and advice on the operation of the Texas wide seismic network, TexNet. Research by scientists in SMU’s Roy H. Huffington Department of Earth Sciences and the University of Texas at Austin pioneered the connections […]

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Research Roundup

Collaborative outreach and interdisciplinary research Research on earthquakes in Haiti. Drs. Hornbach, Magnani and Hayward (Earth Sciences) have deployed off-shore of Haiti to collect high-resolution seismic reflection data on the fault linked to the recent Haiti earthquake and the 2010 Haiti earthquake. The work is joint with colleagues at Scripps and other institutions and is funded […]

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Dedman College Community Mixer: Friday, November 5th

Dedman College Community Mixer Date: Nov. 5, 2021 Time: 3-5 p.m. Location: Dallas Hall Rotunda and Dallas Hall Front Steps All Dedman College faculty, staff and students welcome. RSVP date extended : smu.edu/CommunityMixer.

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Dinosaurs once roamed the Arctic. What can they tell us about adapting to a changing climate?

Alaska Public Radio Originally Posted: October 8, 2021 Scientists are learning more about how dinosaurs adapted to the climate in Alaska. Studying what these prehistoric giants left behind may reveal clues to help better adapt to warming temperatures brought on by climate change. Lori Townsend discusses ongoing research with paleontologists Anthony Fiorillo and Patrick Druckenmiller. […]