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“We are making a culture change”: Exhibit hopes to inspire young girls to join the STEM field

SMU News Myria Perez, a 2018 graduate of SMU with degrees in geology and anthropology, was recently featured in a CBS Evening News segment about a new exhibit at the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History in Washington, D.C. #IfThenSheCan – The Exhibit features 120 life-size 3D-printed statues of women who have made an impact in the science, […]

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New research from SMU’s Louis Jacobs, Harvard University, and Japan’s National Museum of Nature and Science

Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution Originally Posted: March 22, 2021 A mystery about evolution is how quickly it happens. SMU’s Louis Jacobs and researchers from Harvard University and Japan’s National Museum of Nature and Science took a closer look at the evolution of fossil rodent teeth to shed some insight on this. READ MORE

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Never-before-seen fossils from Angola were uncovered, thanks in large part to SMU’s Louis Jacobs

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Fossils From Angola Bring Strange Yet Familiar Ocean into View

VOA Originally Posted: November 26, 2018   Some may be familiar with mythical sea monsters. For example, Scotland’s infamous Loch Ness Monster “Nessie,” and Giganto — fictional beasts of comic book fame. But millions of years ago, real-life sea monsters lived and thrived in what we now call the South Atlantic Ocean. South Atlantic Ocean […]

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How an SMU dinosaur hunter’s 72-million-year-old sea monster got to the Smithsonian

Dallas Morning News Originally Posted: November 14, 2018 Three weeks before his team’s fossil finds go on display at one of the world’s most famous natural history museums, Louis Jacobs stands in a basement lab at Southern Methodist University sanding the lower jaw of a 72-million-year-old sea monster. His colleague Michael Polcyn sits nearby, dabbing […]

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Save the Date: Smithsonian to Exhibit SMU Paleontology Research

SMU Research Originally Posted: June 6, 2018 Save Nov. 9, 2018 on your calendar. That’s when the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History opens a new exhibit on never-before-seen fossils from Angola. The never-before-seen fossils were discovered, excavated and prepared by SMU faculty and student researchers. They tell the story of how the South Atlantic […]

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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 […]

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Congratulations to Myria Perez, Recipient of the Frank Crane Memorial Scholarship Award 

The Dallas Paleontological Society (DPS) scholarship committee recently awarded The Frank Crane Memorial Scholarship to Roy M. Huffington Department of Earth Sciences graduate student Myria Perez. “I have had the incredible opportunity to be involved in a research project that will be seen by millions of people from around the globe,” says Myria Perez. “During […]

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SMU alumnus and paleontologist Thomas Adams discovers new prehistoric crocodile

Rivard Report Originally Posted: September 7, 2017 As a paleontologist and the Witte Museum‘s curator of paleontology and geology, Thomas Adams sees his job as being something of an interpreter. “We want to tell the Texas narrative because there’s a story to be told,” Adams said. “It’s already written in rocks. We just need to translate […]

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Myria Perez earns research internship at the Smithsonian Institution National Museum of Natural History

Congratulations to geology major and Gaffney Family Scholar, Myria Perez. She recently began a ten week research internship at the Smithsonian Institution National Museum of Natural History in Washington, D.C. under the tutelage of Dr. Anna K. Behrensmeyer, Curator of Vertebrate Paleontology. Myria will be studying the taphonomy (the branch of paleontology that deals with the processes of fossilization) of marine reptiles […]