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SMU will host the 28th Austin Symposium on Molecular Structure and Dynamics

Date: February 17-20, 2023 Location: SMU Campus Contact: Elfi Kraka, ekraka@smu.edu The 28th Austin Symposium on Molecular Structure and Dynamics at Dallas (ASMD@D) takes place on the beautiful SMU campus from February 17-20, 2023. The meeting will be organized in the spirit of previous symposia: Meet international experts – Listen and discuss – No parallel […]

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SMU biotech research moving into Pegasus Park

SMU News – SMU is expanding its opportunities for collaboration in innovative biotech research by joining Pegasus Park’s growing Biotech+ Hub. SMU will have space in the fully-equipped 37,000-square-foot biotech facility that offers shared and private laboratory and office spaces for early-stage scientific ventures. Within minutes of downtown Dallas and the UT Southwestern Medical District, Pegasus […]

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Too much blue light can accelerate aging … at least for flies

NBC News: Although there’s great interest in discussing the potential downsides of blue light, the explosion of the number of personal screens is still outpacing what’s known about its effect on human health. Excessive blue light can cause accelerated aging in flies because this exposure can cause cellular damage, according to a study released Wednesday. […]

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Save the date: March 1, Lab Hopping

Tuesday, March 1 from 4-6pm Visit labs all over campus and find out how to get involved! Map of participating labs : https://bit.do/labhopping Event contact: asneal@smu.edu

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Dedman Faculty Win Prestigious Teaching Awards

Dedman College News Congratulations to the following Dedman College faculty: Altshuler Distinguished Teaching Professor Award Hervé Tchumkam, Associate Professor of French, Department of World Languages and Literatures President’s Associate Award Alex Lippert, Associate Professor, Department of Chemistry   Golden Mustang Award Gianna Englert, Assistant Professor, Department of Political Science

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Nobel Prize Panel, Jan. 26

SMU Faculty Club Originally Posted: December 7. 2021 Date/Time: Wednesday, January 26, 2022 from 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM Location: EY Gallery, Fincher Building, Dallas, TX 75205 Looking for a quick and painless way to understand this year’s Nobel Prizes? We’ve asked for SMU professors to give us 10-minute lessons on the new laureates – […]

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SMU research aims to better understand how molecules interact and bond

SMU News Originally Posted: Nov. 17, 2021 Researchers and students in the Computational and Theoretical Chemistry Group (CATCO) at Southern Methodist University (SMU) are using vibrational spectroscopy to gain new insights into molecules with the help of SMU’s powerful high performance computer. CATCO is led by Elfi Kraka, the Dedman Family Distinguished Professor and chair […]

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Titan-in-a-Test-Tube: Earthbound Chemists Search for Alien Life

Discover Magazine Originally Posted November 22, 2021 If all the worlds in our solar system entered an Earth impersonation contest, Titan would steal the show. Sure, human visitors to Saturn’s largest moon would die instantly without supplemental oxygen and protection against the cold — a frigid -290 degrees Fahrenheit — but the similarities shouldn’t be […]

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Titan’s Strange Chemical World Gets Simulated in Tiny Tubes

Wired Originally Posted: August 27, 2021 A research chemist mixed nitrogen, methane, and other molecules to re-create the conditions that might harbor life on one of Saturn’s moons. THE LANDSCAPE OF Titan, Saturn’s largest moon, is both familiar and strange. Like Earth, Titan has rivers, lakes, clouds, and falling raindrops, as well as mountains of […]

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Team Building Spirit

Diversity in Action Magazine Originally Posted: May/June 2021 issue