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Spring Degree Recognition Ceremony: May 11, 2024

Join us in the Moody Coliseum or live on YouTube this Saturday at 5:30 PM to watch as we honor graduating students from Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences. No tickets required! Congratulations to the Class of 2024!

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Dedman College Faculty and Staff Mixer

Date: Thurs. April 11, 2024 Time: 4-7 p.m. Location: Lumen Hotel (6101 Hillcrest Ave.) All Dedman College faculty and staff welcome. Click here to RSVP by 6pm on Monday, April 8.

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Earth Sciences: Fall 2023 Job Postings

• The Department of Earth Sciences invites applications to a fully endowed professorship named in honor of C.W. Matthews to be filled at the Associate or Full Professor level. We are seeking applicants who conduct innovative, interdisciplinary and quantitative research programs across all fields of geology. Please visit this site for additional information and to […]

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Mass Of Earth-Like Rock Found Under The Far Side Of The Moon, Say Scientists

Forbes Scientists using data from Chinese lunar orbiters have discovered what they think is a mass of granite 30 miles wide deep under the surface of the moon. Located under the moon’s far side, it’s unlike anything found before. Presented today at the at the Goldschmidt Conferencein Lyon, France, a paper has also been published […]

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Welcome to the Hilltop, Class of 2027!

We hope everyone has a great first week of classes! Pony Up!

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SMU scientists find possible evidence of ancient giant volcano on the moon

Dallas Morning News Matt Siegler, a planetary scientist at SMU, was digging into old data to figure out how hot it is under the moon’s surface when he came upon something surprising: evidence of a massive, ancient volcano. The moon has always sparked the human imagination — the first known story of explorers landing on […]

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Large sub-surface granite formation signals ancient volcanic activity on Moon’s dark side

Nature– A large formation of granite discovered below the lunar surface likely was formed from the cooling of molten lava that fed a volcano or volcanoes that erupted early in the Moon’s history – as long as 3.5 billion years ago. A team of scientists led by Matthew Siegler, an SMU research professor and research […]

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Oldest Fossil of Sea Reptile Dating Back 94 Million Years Found in Utah

Newsweek – I knew right away we had something special, especially considering it was so old,” said Michael Polcyn, a vertebrate paleontologist and mosasaur expert at the Southern Methodist University in Dallas. The discovery of the oldest fossil of a marine reptile, dating back 94 million years, is shedding new light on the evolution of […]

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SMU’s Supercomputer Boosts Graduate Research

SMU YouTube – SMU is making big investments in technology to advance research and scholarship. Already empowered by Ph.D. fellowships through the Moody School, SMU graduate students also have access to cutting-edge supercomputing capabilities at the Center for Research Computing. Watch how SMU supercomputing is powering the next generation of forward-thinking researchers. Learn more: smu.edu/investingforimpact […]

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SMU team helping NASA map the effects of natural and human impact on Earth’s water, ecosystem and land surface

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 […]