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SMU Scientists seek cause of Irving earthquakes

Dallas Morning News By ANNA KUCHMENT, RANDY LEE LOFTIS, JAMES OSBORNE and AVI SELK Staff Writers Published: 10 January 2015 11:23 PM Updated: 11 January 2015 07:25 PM The earth under North Texas barely stirred for at least a century, until something down there snapped in 2008. Swarms of small quakes rippled up from unknown […]

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22 new seismographs to be deployed in Irving

WFAA Originally Posted: 10:04 p.m. CST January 7, 2015 By: David Schechter, Demond Fernandez and Josh Davis IRVING – SMU’s seismology team deployed 15 new seismographs in Irving Wednesday after 12 earthquakes shook the town and surrounding areas in the last day. They are part of 22 total seismographs that will be deployed in Irving this week. […]

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Junior Bryson Dechambeau finds symmetry in physics, college golf

GolfWeek By Andy Zunz Bryson Dechambeau could barely turn his neck to see the PowerPoint slides as he elaborated on the finer points of proton decay. That’s right, proton decay. Just three days after the SMU junior smoked it 348 yards off the tee to win the Western Refining College All-America Golf Classic long drive […]

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KERA Think: Tiny Particles, Big Impact with Physicist Thomas Coan

KERA public radio 90.1 hosted physicist Thomas E. Coan on Krys Boyd‘s “Think” program Oct. 29. Coan and Boyd discussed neutrinos, one of the most elusive particles in the Standard Model’s “particle zoo.” Listen to the Podcast  

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North Texas High School Students Discovered New Stars During Summer Physics Program

KERA News Instead of a summer job at the mall, two North Texas high schoolers spent their time off with a telescope. And it was time well spent. For these astrophysicists-in-training, stargazing over the summer led to five unusual discoveries: new stars. In some respects, Dominik Fritz and Jason Barton are typical high-schoolers. Jason’s haircut […]

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Experimental particle physicist Jodi Cooley hunts for dark matter

Dark matter makes up much of the universe, and surrounds us all like an invisible soup. Physicists have hunted dark matter particles for decades, but they continue to elude observation.   Now a major international experiment aimed at discovering dark matter could be constructed and operational by 2018, according to the consortium of scientists on […]

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SMU names new dean of Dedman College, its largest school

Dallas Morning News: Thomas DiPiero is Southern Methodist University’s new dean of Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, university officials announced Tuesday. READ MORE HERE

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Congratulations to the 2014 Dedman College Engaged Learning Fellows

This past spring, 69 Engaged Learning projects were approved. Below are the 40 Engaged Learning Fellows with Dedman majors and the 26 Dedman faculty and staff are serving as mentors. READ MORE HERE

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Interdisciplinary leader named dean of SMU’s Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences

DALLAS (SMU) – Thomas DiPiero, whose academic interests range from the psychoanalysis of race and gender to French literature, is the new dean of SMU’s Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences and professor in the Departments of English and World Languages and Literatures. READ MORE HERE