How Stuff Works: Unfortunately, NASA scrubbed today’s Artemis launch due to engine issues. SMU’s Matt Siegler explains why this mission would have been so historic. https://science.howstuffworks.com/artemis-news.htm
Texas Monthly: A popular joke in the Soviet Union went like this: “The future is certain. Only the past is unpredictable.” The quip poked fun at both the Communist party’s confidence that socialism would soon rule the world and the way that its leaders, such as Joseph Stalin, demanded frequent rewrites of history. Onetime allies of Stalin […]
Dallas Morning News: Word came recently about an upcoming literary event that you won’t want to miss. Presented at the Dallas Museum of Art, Texas Bound brings together Texas-connected actors to read works by Texas-connected authors. In the next installment of the series, on Nov. 7, Dallas writers will be well represented. Sanderia Faye, who’s […]
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Texas Standard: Travis Nolan, SMU paleontology student, likes to hang in the basement of Southern Methodist University’s Heroy Hall. When he’s there, he’s his element; surrounded by fossils in the university’s Shuler Museum of Paleontology. He’s been obsessed with dinosaurs since he was barely able to talk. One recent summer day in that very basement, […]
Dallas Morning News: As voters, we elect the people who represent us. If only that were completely true. Political gerrymandering, which courts have upheld as legal, allows politicians to pick their voters, in essence seeding districts with voters of like mind and creating safe districts that minimize competition, encourage elected officials to pay less attention […]
KERA: Travis Nolan attends Southern Methodist University and ranked 5th in the world last year after taking gold in the IOIO, the International Origami Internet Olympiad. He’s a 20-year-old paleontology student who’s been into dinosaurs since the time he could talk. Travis Nolan, SMU paleontology student, likes to hang in the basement of Southern Methodist […]
WFAA: Math for Unbiased Maps created 1.5 million random redistricting maps and none were as biased as the one lawmakers approved Researchers at Southern Methodist University say new congressional maps passed by Texas lawmakers are significantly biased and engineered to create a Republican advantage. Andrea Barreiro is an associate professor of mathematics at SMU and part of […]
SMU News: Eight SMU students have accepted Fulbright and Boren awards for international study, research and teaching in Belgium, Bulgaria, Germany, Kazakhstan, Taiwan, Singapore and South Korea. Five will be headed across the world as Fulbright finalists to conduct research and teach abroad for the 2022-2023 academic year, while three will travel as Boren fellows […]