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Black, Latino and other minoritized youth need better early psychosis care, SMU anthropologist learns

SMU News – While youth and teens struggling with psychosis benefit the most with early intervention care, 20 to 40 percent of them drop out of care programs, if they begin them at all. But a recent study shows that ethnoracially minoritized youth, especially, are less likely to utilize an early intervention program and are […]

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Dedman College Faculty and Staff Community Mixer

Date: April 13, 2023 Time: 4-7 p.m. Location: Lumen Hotel (6101 Hillcrest Ave.) All Dedman College faculty and staff welcome. RSVP by 6pm on Monday, April 10.

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SMU chemistry professor awarded Wilkinson Prize for innovative software in scientific computing

SMU NEWS – Devin Matthews, an assistant professor of chemistry at SMU, has been awarded the 2023 James H. Wilkinson Prize for Numerical Software. The award is given by the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM) every four years to recognize researchers in the early stages of their careers who have created an outstanding […]

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The Department of English mourns Professor Martha Satz

The Department of English mourns Professor Martha Satz, who passed away January 26, 2023, after teaching at SMU for nearly 47 years. We invite you to read this great tribute to her extraordinary life at Legacy.com.

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

Date: February 18-20, 2023 Location: Hughes-Trigg Student Center Times:  8:00 a.m. – 10.00 p.m. CST Sa/Su 8:00 a.m – 8.00 p.m. CST Mo Contact: Elfi Kraka, ekraka@smu.edu Download the Conference Program The 28th Austin Symposium on Molecular Structure and Dynamics at Dallas (ASMD@D) takes place on the beautiful SMU campus from February 18-20, 2023. The […]

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Fossils reveal single tree species dominated Ethiopia rainforest

SMU News- The dominant tree species belonged within the legume family, which includes  beans, peas, and giant trees in tropical forests. “We have estimated the lake beds that contain the fossils were present for about 50,000 to 60,000 years,” said Bonnie Jacobs, an emeritus professor and paleobotanist at SMU (Southern Methodist University) and a co-author […]

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Ancient Indigenous practice could curtail today’s wildfires

AXIOS – For 400 years, Native Americans appear to have blunted the impact of climate in triggering wildfires. Find out how, through this study led by SMU‘s Christopher Roos. A study published Wednesday in the journal Science Advances found that historical Indigenous “cultural burning” curtailed wildfire patterns on local scales over a period of roughly 400 years […]

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Jeffrey Engel joins Washington Times radio for an episode of History As It Happens

Washington Times It’s a small group no one wants to be a member of. Since the dawn of the republic only 10 elected presidents have been rejected by voters in their bids for a second term. Only one of those, Grover Cleveland, was able to win a non-consecutive term after losing his first re-election campaign. […]

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Seeing You Distorts My Memory: People With Attachment Anxiety More Likely to Create False Memories When They Can See the Person Talking

NeuroScience News– Adults who frequently worry about being rejected or abandoned by those closest to them are more prone to having false memories when they can see who is conveying the information, a new study suggests. The authors, SMU’s Nathan Hudson and Michigan State University’s William J. Chopik, found that adults with attachment anxiety tend to remember details incorrectly […]

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English Professor Emeritus C.W. Smith told D Magazine that teaching at SMU was “the greatest job in the world.”

D Magazine – C.W. Smith Has Yet to Write a Bestseller. He’s Fine With That. His latest, Girl Flees Circus, places the novelist back in New Mexico. There are agents in Hollywood who specialize in selling books to the movies, and I was sitting in the Beverly Hills office of such a person some years […]