Colossal Cretaceous Marine Reptiles Prepared By SMU Scientists And Students Will Be On Display At The Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History Nov. 9

Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History Originally Posted: May 30, 2018   The Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History will open a new exhibition Nov. 9 revealing how millions of years ago, large-scale natural forces created the conditions for real-life sea monsters to thrive in the South Atlantic Ocean basin shortly after it formed. “Sea Monsters Unearthed: Life in Angola’s Ancient Seas” will offer visitors the opportunity to dive into Cretaceous Angola’s cool coastal waters, examine the fossils of striking marine reptiles that once lived there and learn about the forces that continue to mold life in the ocean and on land. Over 134 million years ago, the South Atlantic Ocean basin did not yet exist. Africa and South America were one contiguous landmass on [...]

By | 2018-05-30T12:27:39+00:00 May 30th, 2018|Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, Dedman College Research, Earth Sciences, Events, Faculty News, Graduate News, Institute for the Study of Earth and Man, Undergraduate News|Comments Off on Colossal Cretaceous Marine Reptiles Prepared By SMU Scientists And Students Will Be On Display At The Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History Nov. 9

Zhong Lu, Earth Sciences, featured in Fortune Magazine

Fortune Magazine Originally Posted: May 25, 2018 Excerpt from an article titled Lone Star Rising in the May 2018 issue of Fortune Magazine: Zhong Lu, a geophysics professor at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, is part of a scientific team that has used satellite imagery to study what it regards as alarming land subsidence throughout the Permian. Over time, he believes, water from decaying oil-and-gas-related wells has leaked, dissolving subterranean salt layers and causing the ground to shift and ultimately, in places, to cave in. He warns that the industry needs to better shore up its aging wells against leaks. “We’re not trying to point fingers,” he tells me. “Everybody is enjoying the prosperity of oil and gas. But there’s technology we can use to [...]

By | 2018-05-30T09:20:08+00:00 May 30th, 2018|Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, Earth Sciences, Faculty News|Comments Off on Zhong Lu, Earth Sciences, featured in Fortune Magazine

Cal Jillson, Political Science, two weeks after the shooting, Santa Fe High School seniors prepare for graduation day

Cosmopolitan Originally Posted: May 29, 2018 On Friday, May 18, Tyler Cruz was running 15 minutes late. With exactly two weeks left until his graduation, the Santa Fe High School student was suffering from severe senioritis. He slid into his first-period class, video technology, at 7:25 a.m. His classmates made their first calls to 911 at 7:32am, according to Galveston County authorities. A shooter had opened fire in an arts classroom elsewhere on campus, eventually killing eight students and two teachers. Cruz and the confused and crying students around him were ushered outside, where he heard his principal screaming "Run! Run!" as they sprinted to a nearby auto shop for safety. "I was calm, but numb," Cruz says now. "I actually still feel like that. [...]

By | 2018-05-30T09:01:48+00:00 May 30th, 2018|Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, Political Science|Comments Off on Cal Jillson, Political Science, two weeks after the shooting, Santa Fe High School seniors prepare for graduation day

From her green childhood to our sustainable future

SMU News Originally Posted: May 23, 2018 Congratulations to Adrienn Sánta ‘18 who left SMU with two bachelor’s degrees – one in mechanical engineering from the Lyle School of Engineering and another in math from Dedman College of Humanities and Science. Championship swimming skills and a certain fearlessness brought Adrienn Sánta from a small town in Hungary to Dallas and SMU, but it’s a little mobile greenhouse called “Evie” that has helped her find her passion. Adrienn grew up in the 2000-year-old town of Pecs in southwest Hungary, near the border with Croatia.  She started swimming at 4, and was doing so competitively by the time she was 8. And she was good – very good – ultimately winning both Hungarian and Croatian national championships. “Honestly, [...]

By | 2018-05-29T06:48:27+00:00 May 29th, 2018|Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, Dedman College Research, Mathematics, Undergraduate News|Comments Off on From her green childhood to our sustainable future

Watch: Congratulations SMU Class of 2018

SMU News Originally Posted: May 21, 2018 The Class of 2018 has experienced incredible moments and outstanding opportunities during their four years on the Hilltop. See what made their time at SMU special and memorable. https://youtu.be/UIJlWZpoyps  

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SMU hosts Dallas ISD middle schoolers for a day

WFAA Originally Posted: May 24, 2018 About 200 of Dallas ISD's Rusk Middle School eighth-graders took over SMU's campus on Thursday for an end of the year field trip rewarding their academic success. DALLAS -- About 200 of Dallas ISD’s Rusk Middle School eighth-graders took over SMU’s campus on Thursday for an end of the year field trip rewarding their academic success. Exposing students to a college campus, early on, can have a major impact. That is why teachers say it was so significant when Southern Methodist University extended an invitation to Rusk Middle School "We’ve walked around campus to see if we’re comfortable here,” said Kelli Colli. The SMU campus was busy with excited middle school students who were getting a sneak-peek into the [...]

By | 2018-05-25T08:07:50+00:00 May 25th, 2018|Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, Events, Physics|Comments Off on SMU hosts Dallas ISD middle schoolers for a day

SMU Alumnus Edward Allegra Receives ELITE 2018 Entrepreneur Award

PM 360 Originally Posted: May 23, 2018 Congratulations to Dedman College alum Edward Allegra who recently received an ELITE 2018 Entrepreneur award from PM360. The award recognizes the most influential people in the healthcare industry. READ MORE Edward C. Allegra Chief Executive Officer & Co-founder BioLum Sciences Innovating Asthma Management Having suffered with childhood asthma, Edward C. Allegra is all too familiar with the challenges of living with the disease and the feeling of suffocation and panic asthmatics experience when symptoms become overwhelming. Coming from a family of altruistic doctors, Edward’s mission in life has always been to provide the biggest positive impact possible on humanity and the health of patients around the world. And while he set out on a pre-med track at Southern Methodist University [...]

By | 2018-05-24T14:32:07+00:00 May 24th, 2018|Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, Dedman College Research, Graduate News|Comments Off on SMU Alumnus Edward Allegra Receives ELITE 2018 Entrepreneur Award

SAPIENS publishes article by SMU doctoral candidate Ashvina Patel

Sapiens Originally Posted: May 18, 2018 Below is an excerpt from SMU research: SAPIENS: Why Aid Remains Out of Reach for Some Rohingya Refugees Even with the right to health care secured, medical assistance is elusive for urban refugees in India. The anthropology publication SAPIENS has published an article by SMU doctoral candidate Ashvina Patel. SAPIENS is an editorially independent publication of the Wenner-Gren Foundation for Anthropological Research Inc., which is dedicated to popularizing anthropology to a broad audience. The article, “Why Aid Remains Out of Reach for Some Rohingya Refugees,” published May 17, 2018. The article resulted from Patel’s 11-month stay in New Delhi, India, in which she interviewed residents of three urban refugee settlements. The purpose was to understand how issues of geopolitics and domestic policy inform [...]

By | 2018-05-23T19:09:00+00:00 May 23rd, 2018|Anthropology, Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, Dedman College Research, Graduate News|Comments Off on SAPIENS publishes article by SMU doctoral candidate Ashvina Patel

SMU Aiming for State Approval to House Local Archaeological Artifacts

D Magazine Originally Posted: May 22, 2018 Archaeology is an exciting topic. There’s the digging, the unearthing of evidence, and the exercise of imagination in reconstructing life on Earth hundreds and thousands of years ago, often based on fragmentary information. Currently there’s a sort of synchronicity occurring around the topic among the Dallas’ academic, cultural, and scientific institutions. At the beginning of the year, the Nasher Sculpture Center mounted an exhibition titled “First Sculpture: Handaxe to Figure Stone.” The show was comprised of stone artifacts, some dating back more than 2 million years. Director Jeremy Strick said public response to the show was marked by “high visitation, significant repeat visitation, as well as an unusually high number of visitors who had traveled to Dallas expressly [...]

By | 2018-05-23T08:22:09+00:00 May 23rd, 2018|Anthropology, Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, Dedman College Research, Faculty News|Comments Off on SMU Aiming for State Approval to House Local Archaeological Artifacts
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