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Nature Portfolio highlights research by Earth Sciences professor, Alexander Chase

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. […]

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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

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Congratulations to Heather DeShon, recently elected president of the Seismological Society of America

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!

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Research pushes back the prehistoric timeline for apes in Africa by more than 10 million years

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 […]

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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 […]

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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.

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SMU Research and Innovation Week to Highlight Student, Faculty Accomplishments

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, […]

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SMU Spring Break is March 13-17

Happy Spring Break. Rest, relax, and enjoy your time away. See you next week.

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SMU Giving Day is March 7

Let’s help shape a brighter future for Dedman College students! Visit the Dedman College Giving Day Page: https://givingday.smu.edu/pages/dedman-college/?appeal_id=63fe445f7b2a06205282d747 The featured Dedman College funds are listed below: Albert Schweitzer Fellowship Anthropology Student Seminar Room Center for Presidential History Dean’s Research Council Dedman College Scholars Dedman College Research and Advanced Studies Department of Political Science Department of World […]

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Mosasaurs and Mardi Gras: Smithsonian’s ancient creature exhibit inspires Chief Shaka Zulu’s Mardi Gras suit

SMU NEWS- Internationally-known for his exquisite Black Masking Mardi Gras suits, Chief Shaka Zulu got his inspiration for this year’s suit from an unlikely source: fossils of ancient creatures discovered in Angola. Chief Shaka saw the remains from the large, prehistoric marine reptiles in an exhibit at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History. The […]