SMU economist wins $50,000 “budding genius” prize with highly cited corruption research

Economics & Statistics

Commerce Department selects scientific team to conduct independent abundance estimate of red snapper in Gulf of Mexico

An expert team of university and government scientists will determine the abundance of red snapper in the U.S. waters of the Gulf of Mexico, as availability of the fish is vital to the region's economy.

Elira Kuka, SMU economics professor, appointed to prestigious national research organization

The National Bureau of Economic Research, the nation's leading nonprofit economic research organization, has appointed SMU Assistant Professor Elira Kuka a faculty research fellow.

Nation’s electric grid — a complex mathematical system — is dramatically changing

Our nation's electric grid is changing dramatically due to deregulation of electric markets, the introduction of renewable sources of energy such as solar and wind power, and the emergence of new technologies such as the smart grid and electric cars, according to SMU Math Professor Barry Lee.

Huffington Post: A New Physics Discovery Could Make You A Faster Runner

The Huffington Post covered the research of Peter Weyand and the SMU Locomotor Laboratory, who have developed a concise approach to understanding the mechanics of human running.

Daily Mail: Researchers reveal the mechanics of running is simpler than thought – and it could revolutionise shoe design

London's Daily Mail newspaper covered the research of Peter Weyand and the SMU Locomotor Laboratory. Weyand, who is Glenn Simmons Professor of Applied Physiology and professor of biomechanics in the Department of Applied Physiology and Wellness in SMU’s Simmons School, is director of the Locomotor Lab.

New York Observer: Is Bigger Always More? How U.S. Museums Fared in 2016

The New York Observer newspaper relied on the expertise of Zannie Voss, director of SMU's National Center for Arts Research, for an article on how museums are faring at a time with tighter budgets and less revenue.

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