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.
The director of the National Institutes of Health, known for leading the Human Genome Project, will speak during SMU’s 102nd all-University Commencement May 20.
The best in SMU undergraduate and graduate research work was on full display at Research Day in the Hughes Trigg Student Center.
SMU scientists and their research have a global reach that is frequently noted, beyond peer publications and media mentions. It was a good year for SMU faculty and student research efforts. Here's a small sampling of public and published acknowledgements during 2015, ranging from research modeling that made the cover of a scientific journal to research findings presented as evidence at government hearings.
1st proton collisions at the world’s largest science experiment expected to start the first or second week of June
The schedule announcement came during an international physics conference on the SMU campus from senior research scientist Albert De Roeck, a staff member at CERN and a leading scientist on one of the Large Hadron Collider's key experiments in Geneva. “It will be about another six weeks to commission the machine, and many things can still happen on the way,” said De Roeck. The LHC in early April was restarted for its second three-year run after a two-year pause to upgrade the machine to operate at higher energies. At higher energy, physicists worldwide expect to see new discoveries about the laws that govern our natural universe.
SMU Geothermal Lab students are finalists in U.S. Department of Energy’s National Geothermal Student Competition
A group of SMU graduate students in the SMU Geothermal Laboratory has been selected as one of three finalist teams in a prestigious national geothermal energy competition sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy. The DOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy competition challenges student teams to conduct research aimed at breakthroughs in geothermal energy development.
The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) has awarded the Community College Humanities Association a grant of $201,415, which will allow the association to sponsor the 2012 NEH Summer Institute "The Legacy of Ancient Italy: The Etruscan and Early Roman City."
P. Gregory Warden, University Distinguished Professor of Art History and associate dean for academic affairs in SMU's Meadows School of the Arts, is the major professor and co-director of the Institute, which will be held June 5-25, 2012, in Italy. The NEH grant makes it possible for 24 college and university teachers to participate in the three-week project in Italy exploring the legacy of Etruscan and early Roman culture.
SMU Anxiety Research & Treatment Program researchers Jasper Smits and Mark Powers will explain how new science is affecting the treatment of common anxiety disorders at the Godbey Lecture Series "lunch-and-learn" sessions April 12 and April 19.