Jo Guldi and Sanderia Faye Smith, Festival of Books and Ideas serves up 5-day buffet of ideas for Dallas

Dallas Morning News Originally Posted: June 6, 2019 The fifth annual Dallas Festival of Books and Ideas delivered an extravagant buffet of thought. Ideas overflowed, like the flash floods caused by downpours during the festival's final day on June 1. The talking points flitted from caring for the city's elderly to Dallas' cultural and racial diversity, to its need to be more welcoming, to its emerging status as a beacon of science and technology. As a kind of dessert to the main course, the festival also treated us to a candid look at Dallas' growing identity as a haven for people who write books. Speakers ranged from poets and novelists to scientists and architects, who over five days pondered a range of topics, underscoring the theme "The Open City." [...]

By | 2019-06-17T09:29:39-07:00 June 14th, 2019|Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, Dedman College Research, Events, Faculty News, History|Comments Off on Jo Guldi and Sanderia Faye Smith, Festival of Books and Ideas serves up 5-day buffet of ideas for Dallas

Jeffrey Engel: The lesson of D-Day for Americans today

Twin Cities Originally Posted: June 6, 2019 Jeffrey Engel is director of Southern Methodist University’s Center for Presidential History and co-author of “Impeachment: An American History.” He wrote this column for the Washington Post. The views here are his own. “Lest we forget.” Expect to hear those words often as we mark the 75th anniversary of D-Day this week. More than half a million Allied airmen, soldiers and sailors invaded France that cold and blustery morning. More than 4,000 would be dead by day’s end. So, too, a thousand German soldiers and an estimated 3,000 French civilians. It was carnage. Lives were lost every day of the war — in the Soviet Union, one life every four seconds — but D-Day holds a special place [...]

By | 2019-06-13T08:38:39-07:00 June 13th, 2019|Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, Dedman College Research, Faculty News, History|Comments Off on Jeffrey Engel: The lesson of D-Day for Americans today

Virtual Reality Brings Cervical Cancer Surgery Training to Physicians

Watch "Surgeons in developing countries can more easily get training on the procedure, potentially saving women’s lives," said Dr. Eric G. Bing, who co-authored a study on the simulation and is a global health professor at Southern Methodist University (SMU). Watch SMU’s Lifesaving VR video to learn more.  

By | 2019-06-10T09:21:32-07:00 June 10th, 2019|Anthropology, Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, Dedman College Research, Faculty News|Comments Off on Virtual Reality Brings Cervical Cancer Surgery Training to Physicians

DNA From 31,000-Year-Old Human Teeth Reveals New Ethnic Group Living in Siberia During Last Ice Age

SMU Research Originally Posted: June 6, 2019 An international team of researchers, including SMU anthropologist David J. Meltzer, discovered a new group of ancient Siberians. The research was published June 5, 2019 as a story in Nature Two children’s milk teeth buried deep in a remote archaeological site in north eastern Siberia have revealed a previously unknown group of people lived there during the last Ice Age. The finding was part of a wider study, which also discovered 10,000 year-old human remains in another site in Siberia are genetically related to Native Americans – the first time such close genetic links have been discovered outside of the US. The international team of scientists, led by Professor Eske Willerslev who holds positions at St John’s College, University [...]

By | 2019-06-06T08:45:55-07:00 June 6th, 2019|Anthropology, Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, Dedman College Research, Faculty News|Comments Off on DNA From 31,000-Year-Old Human Teeth Reveals New Ethnic Group Living in Siberia During Last Ice Age

Research shows Permian Basin sinkholes are growing

CBS7 Originally Posted: May 20, 2019 Research by geophysics has shown the Permian Basin may be booming economically, it’s also sinking physically. Wink is known for its massive sinkhole, but new research suggests that in the coming years that sight might not be so uncommon. It turns out wink isn’t the only spot prone to sinkholes. Researchers at Southern Methodist University have found points all over the Permian Basin where the ground is sinking at 5 to 53 centimeters every year. But why? CBS7 spoke to a Dr. Zhong Lu, a geophysics professor at SMU who has been studying sinkholes patterns in the Permian Basin. He explained the Permian Basin has a layer of salt below the ground surface and in many instances oil and [...]

By | 2019-05-22T06:38:38-07:00 May 29th, 2019|Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, Dedman College Research, Earth Sciences, Faculty News|Comments Off on Research shows Permian Basin sinkholes are growing

SMU economist wins best paper prize in the Journal of Political Economy

Dedman College News Originally Posted: May 6, 2019 SMU Department of Economics professor, Klaus Desmet's paper analyzes how immigration restrictions affect where people live today, and more importantly, how they shape the global economy of the future. READ MORE

By | 2019-05-05T18:34:45-07:00 May 6th, 2019|Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, Dedman College Research, Economics, Faculty News|Comments Off on SMU economist wins best paper prize in the Journal of Political Economy

Event: May 1, ManeFrame II (M2) Introduction

Event Date: May 1 Location: Fondren Library East Room 110 Time: 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM The Spring 2019 CSC workshop series will provide a hands-on experience that will guide researchers from the basics of using SMU’s supercomputing resources to advanced parallelization and application specific usage. The topics will cover information useful for researchers to quickly begin to use the advanced compute capabilities provided with the cluster. Registration: https://smu.az1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_6fm6rdPms69kvgV Link for more information: http://faculty.smu.edu/csc/documentation/workshops.html  

By | 2019-01-24T06:02:48-07:00 April 28th, 2019|Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, Dedman College Research, Events, Faculty News, Graduate News, Mathematics, Statistical Science, Undergraduate News|Comments Off on Event: May 1, ManeFrame II (M2) Introduction

Event: April 24, ManeFrame II Open Help Session

Event Date: April 24 Location: Fondren Library East Room 110 Time: 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM The Spring 2019 CSC workshop series will provide a hands-on experience that will guide researchers from the basics of using SMU’s supercomputing resources to advanced parallelization and application specific usage. The topics will cover information useful for researchers to quickly begin to use the advanced compute capabilities provided with the cluster. Registration: https://smu.az1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_6fm6rdPms69kvgV Link for more information: http://faculty.smu.edu/csc/documentation/workshops.html  

By | 2019-01-24T06:00:21-07:00 April 22nd, 2019|Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, Dedman College Research, Events, Faculty News, Graduate News, Mathematics, Undergraduate News|Comments Off on Event: April 24, ManeFrame II Open Help Session
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