SMU physicist Jodi Cooley will receive the 2019 Klopsteg Memorial Lecture Award

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SMU physicist Jodi Cooley will receive the 2019 Klopsteg Memorial Lecture Award

SMU physicist Jodi Cooley has been named the 2019 Klopsteg Memorial Lecture Award recipient. The award, given by the American Association of Physics Teachers (AAPT), recognizes educators who have made notable and creative contributions to the teaching of physics. Cooley will be honored in July during the AAPT Summer Meeting in Provo, Utah. Past recipients [...]

2019-04-18T09:09:51+00:00 April 15, 2019|Categories: Feature, Researcher news, Subfeature|

New Texas Dinosaur Identified by SMU Scientists

Discovery suggests a nesting site for dinosaurs in early Cretaceous Convolosaurus photo courtesy of the Perot Museum of Nature & Science. DALLAS (SMU) – There’s a new Texas dinosaur on the books. SMU postdoctoral fellow Kate Andrzejewski, with University paleontologists Dale Winkler and Louis Jacobs, have identified Convolosaurus marri from fossils collected at [...]

2019-04-08T13:13:18+00:00 April 8, 2019|Categories: Feature, Fossils & Ruins, Plants & Animals, Researcher news|

Research: Migration Restrictions Limit Long-Term Economic Growth

SMU economist and colleagues use model to predict East Asia and sub-Saharan Africa will become global productivity leaders  DALLAS (SMU) – Relaxing migration restrictions globally could deliver a threefold increase in global GDP, according to prize-winning research by SMU economist Klaus Desmet. In contrast, areas like the United States and Europe that restrict migration will [...]

2019-04-12T14:25:21+00:00 March 20, 2019|Categories: Economics & Statistics, Feature, Researcher news|

New Psychological Study: Teaching People to Experience and Recognize Joy

DALLAS (SMU) – Researchers at SMU and UCLA are enrolling subjects for a five-year study of a treatment for a psychological condition known as anhedonia – the inability to find pleasure in any aspect of life. A grant of approximately $4 million from the National Institute of Mental Health will allow professors Alicia Meuret and [...]

Alcohol use may increase among Hispanic Americans as they become more ‘Americanized’

SMU professor Priscilla Lui and co-author find that ‘Americanization’ of alcohol use affects women more than men DALLAS (SMU) – Higher rates of alcohol use and drinking consequences are found among Hispanic American adolescents and adults who are more “Americanized,” according to a new study authored by Southern Methodist University (SMU) professor Priscilla Lui and [...]

2018-11-28T12:49:08+00:00 November 21, 2018|Categories: Culture, Society & Family, Feature, Health & Medicine, Researcher news, Subfeature|

NIH Funds Collaborative Study of Cognitive Impairment in Older Asthma Patients

Led by SMU psychologist and UTSW psychiatrist, Dallas Asthma Brain and Cognition Study will use brain scans to explore relationship between inflammatory lung disease and brain function in older adults DALLAS (SMU) – SMU psychologist Thomas Ritz and UT Southwestern Medical Center psychiatrist Sherwood Brown will lead a $2.6 million study funded over four years [...]

2018-11-21T12:01:38+00:00 November 20, 2018|Categories: Feature, Global, Health & Medicine, Mind & Brain, Researcher news, Subfeature|

New Smithsonian Exhibit Reflects the Passion of SMU Professor and an Army of Student Fossil Hounds

Sea Monsters Unearthed: Life in Angola’s Ancient Seas opens Nov. 9 at National Museum of Natural History DALLAS (SMU October 15, 2018) – Once the exhibit opens, “Sea Monsters Unearthed: Life in Angola’s Ancient Seas” will allow visitors to visually dive into the cool waters off the coast of West Africa as they existed millions [...]

SMU Engineering Profs Receive NSF Grant to Build Multi-Dimensional Drone Communication Framework

DALLAS (SMU) – Faculty and students in SMU’s Lyle School of Engineering will use an $849,839 grant from the National Science Foundation to improve unmanned aerial vehicle (drone) communications, with the potential to enable the next wave of drone applications ranging from delivery of consumer goods to supporting autonomous combat and search and rescue efforts. [...]

2018-09-26T12:44:00+00:00 September 26, 2018|Categories: Feature, Learning & Education, Researcher news, Subfeature, Technology|

SMU Physicist Explains Significance of Latest Cern Discovery Related to the Higgs Boson

Stephen Sekula says observation of the Higgs particle transforming into bottom quarks confirms the 20th-century recipe for mass DALLAS (SMU) – Scientists conducting physics experiments at CERN’s Large Hadron Collider have announced the discovery of the Higgs boson transforming, as it decays, into subatomic particles called bottom quarks, an observation that confirms that the "Standard [...]

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