SMU study finds earthquakes continue for years after gas field wastewater injection stops

EurekaAlert Originally Posted: Feb. 13, 2018 High rates of injection and large volumes can perturb critically stressed faults, triggering earthquakes years after wastewater wells are shut in IMAGE: STUDY AREA FOR THE DFW AIRPORT EARTHQUAKE SEQUENCE. YELLOW TRIANGLES ARE THE 2008-2009 SMU OPERATED STATIONS. BLUE ASTERISKS ARE THE EARTHQUAKES REPORTED BY THE 2013-2016 SMU EARTHQUAKE CATALOG, INDICATING CONTINUED... view more  CREDIT: SMU Efforts to stop human-caused earthquakes by shutting down wastewater injection wells that serve adjacent oil and gas fields may oversimplify the challenge, according to a new study from seismologists at Southern Methodist University, Dallas. The seismologists analyzed a sequence of earthquakes at Dallas Fort Worth International Airport and found that even though wastewater injection was halted after a year, the earthquakes continued. The sequence [...]

By | 2018-02-14T09:27:14+00:00 February 14th, 2018|Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, Dedman College Research, Earth Sciences, Faculty News|Comments Off on SMU study finds earthquakes continue for years after gas field wastewater injection stops

Event: Today! Feb 14, Major and Minor Fair 10am-3pm

Event: Feb 15-16, Understanding Global Migration

Date: Feb. 15-16 Location: Crum Auditorium, 3150 Binkley Ave Time: Feb. 15 7:30am-5pm, Feb. 16 7:30am-1:15pm The SMU Tower Center and Clements Center for Southwestern Studies are holding a two-day international conference Feb. 15-16 to dissect global migration with support from the Center for Presidential History and the Cox School of Business. The conference features migration experts from all over the world separated into different panels. LEARN MORE

By | 2018-02-13T11:08:23+00:00 February 13th, 2018|Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, Dedman College Research, Events, History, Tower Center|Comments Off on Event: Feb 15-16, Understanding Global Migration

Event: Feb 22, Carolyn Smith-Morris presents a free public lecture, “The 1918 Flu Epidemic: A 2018 Perspective”

SMU News Originally Posted: Feb. 9, 2018 SMU Lecture: Lessons from the 1918 flu epidemic Feb. 22, at the Gene and Jerry Jones Great Hall in SMU's Meadows Museum Scientists have learned much about the flu since the 1918 flu pandemic that killed an estimated 50 to 100 million people worldwide, says SMU medical anthropologist Carolyn Smith-Morris: "We have a strong arsenal - medicinal, mechanical and social - against infectious disease and its ravages. But as historians of this epidemic are fond of saying, we would be wise to remain cautious." Smith-Morris will present a free public lecture, "The 1918 Flu Epidemic: A 2018 Perspective," at 6 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 22, at the Gene and Jerry Jones Great Hall in SMU's Meadows Museum, 5900 Bishop [...]

By | 2018-02-12T08:45:24+00:00 February 12th, 2018|Anthropology, DCII, Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, Dedman College Research, Events, Faculty News|Comments Off on Event: Feb 22, Carolyn Smith-Morris presents a free public lecture, “The 1918 Flu Epidemic: A 2018 Perspective”

SMU Debate Wins Texas State Championship

Meadows News Originally Posted: Feb. 6, 2018 Congrats to the SMU debate team and specifically to Dedman College team members: Maggie Cook-Allen (B.A. Political Science, B.A. Philosophy ’21), Mark “Chip” Myers (B.A. History ’21), and Darcy Wyatt (B.S. Biochemistry ’21). Below is an excerpt from Meadows School of the Arts news: The team may have been small, but their awards were many. Over the February 3-4 weekend, four members of the SMU Debate team traveled to Bryan, Texas, for the Texas Intercollegiate Forensics Association (TIFA) state championships at Blinn College. Competing against 13 other Texas universities and colleges, they took home top speaker, top scoring school, top novice debater and more in the International Public Debate Association (IPDA) division. The accolades continue a long winning streak for [...]

By | 2018-02-09T08:11:10+00:00 February 9th, 2018|Biology, Chemistry, Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, Dedman College Research, Events, History, Philosophy, Political Science|Comments Off on SMU Debate Wins Texas State Championship

Event: Feb. 22, Before Stonehenge: New Results form the Ness of Brodgar in the Orkney Islands, Scotland

Event Date: Thursday, February 22 Location: Dedman Life Science building 131 Time: 7:00 pm Standing stones! Sacrificed cattle! Deliberate destruction of temple sites! Martin Carruthers will discuss current excavations at the World Heritage Sites in the Orkney Islands. For more information contact Melissa Barden Dowling    

By | 2018-02-08T19:54:39+00:00 February 8th, 2018|Anthropology, Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, Events|Comments Off on Event: Feb. 22, Before Stonehenge: New Results form the Ness of Brodgar in the Orkney Islands, Scotland

Women’s health advocate Judy Norsigian, author of Our Bodies Ourselves, will speak at SMU, Thursday, February 22

SMU News Originally Posted: Feb. 6, 2018 Author of Our Bodies Ourselves classic to speak at SMU 1970s book prompted dramatic changes in the treatment of women's health issues DALLAS (SMU)– Women's health advocate Judy Norsigian, author of Our Bodies Ourselves, will speak at SMU, Thursday, February 22 at a free lecture open to the public. Our Bodies Ourselves, first published in 1970, prompted dramatic changes in the treatment of women's health issues. Journalist Lee Cullum will moderate a discussion of the book's long history and its continuing relevance. Norsigian will speak at 3:30 p.m. in the Great Hall in Prothro Hall, 5915 Bishop Blvd in SMU's Perkins School of Theology.  Public parking is available. Reservations are requested at smuourbodiesourselves@eventbrite.com. The Library of Congress in [...]

By | 2018-02-08T08:14:49+00:00 February 8th, 2018|DCII, Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, Events|Comments Off on Women’s health advocate Judy Norsigian, author of Our Bodies Ourselves, will speak at SMU, Thursday, February 22

Exploring the mysteries of the universe: Reality in the Shadows

SMU Research Originally Posted: December 21, 2017 New knowledge has caused us to reconsider many previous conclusions about what the universe is and how it works. Despite centuries of scientific advancements, there is much about the universe that remains unknown. New knowledge and discoveries in the last 20 years have challenged previously accepted ideas and theories that were once regarded as scientific truth and have subjected them to increasing scrutiny. These additions to our knowledge have caused scientists to reconsider many previous conclusions about what the universe is and how it works. “Reality in the Shadows” or “What the Heck’s the Higgs?” is a new book that explores the concepts that shape our current understanding of the universe and the frontiers of our knowledge of the [...]

By | 2018-02-08T08:11:37+00:00 February 8th, 2018|Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, Dedman College Research, Faculty News, Physics|Comments Off on Exploring the mysteries of the universe: Reality in the Shadows

Brief Exposure To Charismatic Career Women Inspires Young Women To Choose Male-Dominated Field

University Network Originally Posted: Feb. 8, 2018 Top female college students were more likely to consider majoring in economics when exposed briefly to inspiring and charismatic women in the field, according to an easy and inexpensive study led by Danila Serra, assistant professor of economics at the Southern Methodist University (SMU). The study was funded by the Undergraduate Women in Economics Challenge, which was created by Harvard University economics professor Claudia Goldin to address the the gender gap in economics majors. Currently, the national average is just one female student for every three male students, with SMU falling below at one female student for every four male students. The study was conducted by Serra and Catherine Porter, associate professor of economics at Heriot-Watt University in [...]

By | 2018-02-08T08:01:47+00:00 February 8th, 2018|Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, Dedman College Research, Economics, Faculty News|Comments Off on Brief Exposure To Charismatic Career Women Inspires Young Women To Choose Male-Dominated Field

Event: Feb. 22, Judy Norsigian: Co-Author of Our Bodies, Ourselves

Event Date: Feb. 22 Location: Perkins School of Theology 5915 Bishop Boulevard The Great Hall in Prothro Hall Time: 3:30 PM Join the DCII's New Feminist Discourses and Social Change research cluster for the third event in the Excavate, Energize, Equalize: Propelling American Women in Thought and Deed series, a conversation with speaker Judy Norsigian moderated by distinguished journalist Lee Cullum. Our subjects are women’s bodies and current women’s health issues. RSVP: https://smuourbodiesourselves.eventbrite.com  

By | 2018-02-08T19:59:38+00:00 February 7th, 2018|DCII, Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, Events|Comments Off on Event: Feb. 22, Judy Norsigian: Co-Author of Our Bodies, Ourselves
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