SMU professor featured in APM Reports’ documentary, Students on the Move

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Attackers could be listening to what you type

SMU researchers were able to detect what is typed with remarkable accuracy using just a smartphone DALLAS (SMU) – You likely know to avoid suspicious emails to keep hackers from gleaning personal information from your computer. But a new study from SMU (Southern Methodist University) suggests that it’s possible to access your information in a [...]

2019-08-12T14:36:56-05:00 August 12, 2019|Categories: Researcher news, SMU In The News, Subfeature, Technology|

SMU professor David J. Meltzer talks about the first people in the New World with MeatEater

DALLAS (SMU) – Imagine being one of the first Ice Age people in the New World and seeing a rattlesnake for the first time. Or encountering a plant you'd never seen before and wondering if it is a food source or something that could poison you. Professor David J. Meltzer from SMU (Southern Methodist University) [...]

2019-07-29T10:26:51-05:00 July 24, 2019|Categories: SMU In The News, Subfeature|

New map outlines seismic faults across DFW region

Study by SMU, UT Austin and Stanford scientists rates faults for potential earthquakes; Faults under DFW urban area viewed as lower quake hazard   DALLAS (SMU) – Scientists from SMU, The University of Texas at Austin and Stanford University found that the majority of faults underlying the Fort Worth Basin are as sensitive to forces [...]

2019-07-29T09:50:11-05:00 July 23, 2019|Categories: Earth & Climate, Feature, Researcher news, SMU In The News, Subfeature|

Texas’ strategic goal for students’ debt burden shows potential promise and pitfalls

SMU professor found black and Latinx college graduates had some of the highest debt-to-income ratios  DALLAS (SMU) –College students in Texas who graduated from public universities with a bachelor’s degree had, on average, student loan debts that equaled 74 percent of what they earned in their first-year wages, according to a new study from SMU [...]

2019-07-29T10:34:47-05:00 July 22, 2019|Categories: Learning & Education, Researcher news, SMU In The News, Subfeature|

White House recognizes Walkington with Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers

DALLAS (SMU) – Candace Walkington, an associate professor in Teaching and Learning at SMU (Southern Methodist University), is a recipient of the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE). Announced by the White House, the award is the highest honor bestowed by the U.S. government to outstanding scientists and engineers who are beginning their independent [...]

2019-07-24T13:06:26-05:00 July 8, 2019|Categories: Researcher news, SMU In The News|

SMU’s ‘Titans in a Jar’ could answer key questions ahead of NASA’s space exploration

NASA headed to Saturn’s ‘Titan’ moon in 2026 to look for signs of past or present life  DALLAS (SMU) – Researchers from Southern Methodist University (SMU) could help determine if Saturn’s icy moon – Titan – has ever been home to life long before NASA completes an exploratory visit to its surface by a drone [...]

2019-07-29T09:47:36-05:00 July 3, 2019|Categories: Researcher news, SMU In The News, Subfeature|

Inside Higher Ed: The truth about bias response teams is more complex than often thought

DALLAS (SMU) – Are bias response teams political correctness police on college campuses? Or are they a quick fix for dealing with prejudice and bias? In an opinion piece in Inside Higher Ed, a team of professors, including Southern Methodist University's S. Kiersten Ferguson, argues that the truth is more complex. They note that bias [...]

2019-06-28T13:13:02-05:00 June 26, 2019|Categories: Learning & Education, SMU In The News, Subfeature|

New power generation technology using waste heat from geothermal plants tested by SMU

The Geothermal Laboratory at Southern Methodist University (SMU) has just completed a research project that aims to use ultra-low-grade heat (150 °F to 250 °F) normally discarded by geothermal facilities to generate additional electricity. A central component of this project was the proprietary bottoming cycle technology of PwrCor, Inc., an advanced technology company that focuses [...]

2019-06-27T09:25:20-05:00 June 18, 2019|Categories: Energy & Matter, Researcher news, SMU In The News, Subfeature|
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