Renowned geologist James Quick named inaugural dean of SMU Moody School of Graduate and Advanced Studies

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Renowned geologist James Quick named inaugural dean of SMU Moody School of Graduate and Advanced Studies

Distinguished geoscientist James Quick will open the doors to a new era of research and interdisciplinary collaboration. DALLAS (SMU) – Distinguished geoscientist James Quick will open the doors to a new era of research and interdisciplinary collaboration as the inaugural dean of SMU’s newly created Moody School of Graduate and Advanced Studies. SMU announced the [...]

2020-02-21T16:39:51-06:00 February 14, 2020|Categories: Feature|

New leaf fossils found in Ethiopia’s Mush Valley

DALLAS (SMU) – Leaf fossils from Ethiopia’s Mush Valley that date back nearly 22 million years have been found by SMU’s Earth Science professors Bonnie Jacobs and Neil J. Tabor and a dozen other international scientists. The Mush Valley is the first site in Africa to produce an assemblage of some 2,400 leaves from that time [...]

2020-02-24T09:40:50-06:00 February 12, 2020|Categories: Earth & Climate, Fossils & Ruins, Plants & Animals, Researcher news, SMU In The News, Subfeature|

SMU robotic arm is helping Beaumont boy make a remarkable recovery after polio-like condition

DALLAS (SMU) – A robotic arm built by mechanical engineering professor Edmond Richer at SMU's Lyle School of Engineering is delivering a stronger future for young Braden Scott, helping re-create connections between his brain and muscles. Braden was 5 years old when he came down with acute flaccid myelitis, a rare condition that affects [...]

2020-05-01T11:19:26-05:00 January 24, 2020|Categories: SMU In The News, Videos|

Smithsonian has extended Sea Monsters Unearthed exhibit one more year to 2021

DALLAS (SMU) – "Sea Monsters Unearthed: Life in Angola's Ancient Seas" was given an additional year at the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History. It will now be on display until 2021. The exhibit has been viewed by 6 million visitors since it opened last year, leading to Smithsonian granting a longer stay for the [...]

2020-02-18T11:44:51-06:00 December 19, 2019|Categories: Feature, Fossils & Ruins, Researcher news, SMU In The News, Student researchers, Subfeature|

SMU develops efficient methods to simulate how electromagnetic waves interact with devices

DALLAS (SMU) – It takes a tremendous amount of computer simulations to create a device like an MRI scanner that can image your brain by detecting electromagnetic waves propagating through tissue. The tricky part is figuring out how electromagnetic waves will react when they come in contact with the materials in the device. SMU researchers have [...]

2020-02-21T17:05:43-06:00 December 18, 2019|Categories: Energy & Matter, Researcher news, SMU In The News, Student researchers, Subfeature|

Drug oleandrin may be an effective new way to treat HTLV-1 virus, SMU study shows

An estimated 10 to 15 million people are infected with HTLV-1, which is a cousin of HIV DALLAS (SMU) – A study led by SMU suggests that oleandrin – a drug derived from the Nerium oleander plant – could prevent the HTLV-1 virus from spreading by targeting a stage of the reproduction process that is [...]

2020-02-18T11:44:52-06:00 December 6, 2019|Categories: Health & Medicine, Researcher news, SMU In The News, Subfeature|

Wastewater leak in West Texas revealed by satellite radar imagery and sophisticated modeling

Leakage in Ken Regan field could have contaminated groundwater for livestock and irrigation between 2007 and 2011 DALLAS (SMU) – Geophysicists at SMU say that evidence of leak occurring in a West Texas wastewater disposal well between 2007 and 2011 should raise concerns about the current potential for contaminated groundwater and damage to surrounding infrastructure. [...]

2020-04-29T13:44:00-05:00 November 25, 2019|Categories: Earth & Climate, Researcher news, SMU In The News, Subfeature, Technology|

NYT: Bickering more after kids?

DALLAS (SMU) – Feel like your fighting more with your spouse after having kids?  That's not surprising, given that you have new responsibilities to tackle and you're probably not getting the sleep you need. Stephanie Wilson, an SMU assistant psychology professor, told The New York Times that "that lack of sleep is one of the reasons [...]

2020-04-29T13:42:21-05:00 November 20, 2019|Categories: Culture, Society & Family, SMU In The News, Subfeature|
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