SMU will welcome 'Stars on the Rise' among Fall 2010 students
Recipients of scholarships from The Greater Dallas Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
Hunt for Higgs Boson
Mass of Top Quark Narrows Search
SMU Public Anthropology Award winners
Congratulations to Professor Carolyn Smith-Morris and twelve of her ANTH 2301 students who won Public Anthropology Awards in a recent North American Competition.
Jack Myers, Dedman College English Professor and 2003 Texas Poet Laureate
A memorial celebration will be held Jan. 30 at 3:00 p.m. in Hughes Trigg Theatre. Reception following.
First Ladies Share Memories
Jennifer Boswell Pickens, a Political Science graduate from SMU's Dedman College, has published a coffee table book about Christmas at the White House.
SMU honors Distinguished Alumni
A Christian non-profit founder and Dedman College alumni, along with a minister and a businessman, will receive the Southern Methodist University Distinguished Alumni Award, the highest honor the university bestows upon its graduates.
SMU hosts international energy conference
SMU’s renowned Geothermal Laboratory will share the blueprint for generating geothermal electricity from wastewater produced by oil and gas wells at a conference on the Dallas campus Nov. 3-4.
Geothermal Expert David Blackwell Receives Prestigious Joseph W. Aidlin Award
David Blackwell, SMU’s Hamilton professor of Geothermal Studies and one of the country’s foremost authorities on geothermal energy, was awarded the prestigious Joseph W. Aidlin Award at the annual meeting of the Geothermal Resources Council in early October.
Geothermal lab awarded DOE grant
Southern Methodist University's renowned Geothermal Laboratory has been awarded a $5.25 million grant by the U.S. Department of Energy to provide data for the developing National Geothermal Database.
Economics Department's data mining team wins national prize
The SAS Institute announced Tuesday that SMU’s Data Mining Team is the top data mining team in the nation in the 2009 SAS Data Mining Shootout co-sponsored by SAS, Dow, and Central Michigan University Research Corporation.
SMU student hits 95-yard socer goal.
Southern Methodist University freshman Ryan Rosenbaum still has a lot of collegiate soccer ahead of him, but he'll be hard pressed to ever score as memorable a goal as he did Wednesday night.
SMU economist: Jobs outlook not so rosy
Unemployment is not likely to decline until the first quarter of next year, and a push back to a balanced federal budget will take the kind of fiscal constrain that occurred in the 1990s, according to Dallas economist professor Tom Fomby of Southern Methodist University.
Health Care in Europe
Snigdha, a biology major studying in Copenhagen this fall, explores other health care systems.
Ethiopian fossils define prehistoric ecosystems, human evolution, climate change
Jacobs is part of an international team of researchers hunting scientific clues to Africa's prehistoric ecosystems.
Following the race for Texas governor
At least 10 contenders have announced they want to be the next governor of Texas, and no one knows the candidates, the issues - or public opinion - better than SMU Political Science Professor Cal Jillson
Expert opinions on the Obama administration's challenges
SMU’s experts are ready to weigh in on the Obama administration. Whether it’s how President Obama manages expectations, health care, the economy or foreign relations, we’ve got just the right professor for you.
What's the best prescription for health care?
As the debate over healthcare heats up, SMU’s political, ethical and religious experts are ready to offer opinion and analysis. Whether it's how President Obama is managing the push toward a compromise, how the right and the left are working public opinion, or the moral and ethical obligations involved, we’ve got the right professor for you.
Governor's Race: Hutchison, Perry about even, poll shows
The Republican race for governor tightened in the past two months, leaving U.S. Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison and Gov. Rick Perry in a dead heat with plenty of voters yet to make up their minds, according to a poll released Thursday.
New Mexico "Childhood Archaeology Project" unearths centuries of change
Old restored homes ring the historic and picturesque plaza of Ranchos de Taos in northern New Mexico.
A faculty symposium Saturday on 'The Year of Darwin' will examine evolution's impact on science and society.
Data Mining Team among top in the country
The SAS Institute has announced that SMU’s Data Mining team placed as one of the top three Data Mining Teams in the Nation for the 2009 SAS Data Mining Shootout co-sponsored by SAS, Dow, and Central Michigan University Research Corporation.
Precedent for America's move toward restitution for human rights abuses
A growing global movement to apologize and make restitution to victims of human rights abuses is now gathering steam in the United States, but it won't be the first time reparations were made, says Sherry Smith, associate director of the Clements Center for Southwest Studies at SMU and an SMU history professor.
Polcyn in Discovery Channel's "Mega Beasts: T-Rex of the Deep"
Paleontologist Michael J. Polcyn, director of the Visualization Laboratory in the SMU Huffington Department of Earth Sciences and SMU adjunct research associate, appears as an expert source in Mega Beasts: T-Rex of the Deep. The science documentary will air Sept. 13 on the Discovery Channel.
Data Mining Team Hopes to Win in Las Vegas
SMU Holocaust Series to Spotlight Somber Legacies
A powerful series of lectures, symposiums, films, and exhibits examines the Holocaust's effect on us today.
Angola:Final Frontier for Fossils
In the past, most people who went to Angola were searching for oil, diamonds or landmines.
Now, the country is also proving a big draw for fossil hunters - known in the scientific community as palaeontologists - who have described Angola as a "museum in the ground".
The SMU-in-Oxford Experience
Anthropology Prof. Ronald Wetherington writes about the heady experience of teaching at SMU-in-Oxford.
Dallas News: Where science meets religion
Political Science Professor Matthew Wilson takes part in a discussion on the mutual engagement between science and religion.
Yahoo News: Exploring Angola's 'Jurassic Park'
SMU Paleontologist Louis Jacobs talks about searching for dinosaur fossils in Angolia.
Research: Reducing asthma attacks
As the health care reform debate turns to cutting costs and improving treatment outcomes, two SMU professors are expanding a study that shows promise for reducing both the expense and suffering associated with chronic asthma.
Dallas News: The politics-religion connection
The politics-religion connection
Canadian Press: Protests cause concern
SMU Political Science Professor Cal Jillson talks about concerns raised by the tone of rhetoric in the debate over health care reform.
Denver Post: Buddhism's growing acceptance
SMU Religious Studies Professor Ruben Habito talks about how Buddhism is increasingly be accepted by Christians and Jews who infuse Eastern spiritual insights and practices into their own religions.
Reuters: Religious left joins healthcare fight
SMU Political Science Professor Cal Jillson talks about liberal religious clergy getting into the political battle over healthcare.
What goes down
SMU experts offer historical perspectives and reflections on the economy's plunge.
Dallas News: Faith and the role of play
Three SMU professors are part of a Dallas Morning News discussion in its Texas Faith blog about the role of play in faith.
Dallas News: Hutchison picks Texas issues
SMU Political Science Professor Cal Jillson talks about Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison's strategy in key Senate votes and her race for governor.
Experts: Senate confirms Sotomayor for the Supreme Court
Out-of-the-Beltway political experts with insights into Thursday's Senate confirmation of Sonia Sotomayor to the U.S. Supreme Court are available and ready to help you with quick and astute observations.
Biology Student Christina Paulson hopes worms will protect people
Christina Paulson is using worms to test toxicity, creating an alternative to cells and mice.
Star-Telegram: Hutchison sets political stage
SMU Political Science Professor Cal Jillson talks about Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison's announcement that she will resign soon to devote full time to her race for governor against incumbant Rick Perry.
"Rosetta Stone" of supervolcanoes discovered in Italian Alps
SMU Dean of Graduate Programs and Dedman College professor Dr. James Quick has made a discovery that will give researchers insights into the inner workings of supervolcanoes.
Differences discovered in domestic violence
Anthropologist Victoria Lockwood says there are important differences in domestic violence among South Pacific islanders.
KDFW News: GOP's Tea Party headache
SMU Political Science Professor Cal Jillson talks about the Tea Party's impact on Texas politics.
Déjà vu Fact Sheet
SMU Psychology Professor Alan Brown identified these facts about déjà vu
CS Monitor: Crunch time for Obama agenda
SMU Political Science Professor Cal Jillson talks about how much importance should be assigned to the President achieving his agenda by Congress's August break.
Dallas News: Faith versus loyalty to country
SMU Professors Robin Lovin and Matthew Wilson talk about how believers both celebrate their country and use their prophetic voice to critique and reform their nation?
Is Drilling to Blame for Texas Quakes?
Dedman College professor Dr. Brian Stump is investigating whether natural gas drilling is causing earthquakes near Cleburne, Texas.
SMU Research: New clues about déjà vu
A new study by research psychologists Alan Brown of SMU and Elizabeth Marsh of Duke University provides new clues about déjà vu, that eerie sense of experiencing a moment for the second time.
Star-Telegram: Why have a special session?
SMU Political Science Professor Cal Jillson talks about the politics of the upcoming special session of the Texas Legislature.
What's behind the North Texas earthquakes?
researchers are deploying seismic stations in North Texas to gather data on earthquakes hitting the area.
Recent North Texas Earthquakes Not Unexpected
SMU seismologist Brian Stump says the recent earthquakes that have occurred near Dallas-Fort Worth and Cleburne are not unexpected, they illustrate the earth's natural dynamic nature.
Cleburne Quakes Rattle Some Residents
Brian Stump, a professor and seismologist with SMU's Roy M. Huffington Department of Earth Sciences, talks about recent earthquakes that have hit North Texas, including Cleburne and the Dallas-Fort Worth area.
Forbes: Timing, jobs key to 2010 vote
SMU Political Science Professor Cal Jillson says a recovery of any kind will benefit the Democrats in 2009.
Houston: Politics of using National Guard
SMU Political Science Professor Cal Jillson talks about the politics of Texas Gov. Rick Perry's plan to use the Texas National Guard to guard the border with Mexico against smugglers.
Dallas News: Legislature and governor's race
SMU Political Science Professor Cal Jillson says Kay Baily Hutchison may have been the real beneficiary of the just-finished Texas legislative session.
CS Monitor: Obama wins high court round
SMU Political Science Prof. Cal Jillson talks about the nomination of Sonia Sotomayor to the Supreme Court and the difficulties it presents for Republicans.
Dallas News: Crossing the religious line?
William Lawrence, dean and professor of American Church History in SMU's Perkins School of Theology, and Robin Lovin, Cary Maguire University Professor of Ethics at SMU, talk about the appropriateness of advancing public policy using God's words.
Dallas News: Setting Social Security straight
SMU Political Science Prof. Dennis Ippolito talks about the tough decisions facing those who manage Social Security.
SMU Team at CERN
Physics Prof. Ryszard Stroynowski (left) leads an SMU team at CERN that is unraveling the secrets of the universe's structure.
Fox News: Quake hits North Texas
Professor Brian Stump of SMU's Huffington Department of Earth Sciences talks to Fox News about an earthquake that hit North Texas on May 16, 2009.
Science morphs into science fiction in 'Angels & Demons'
SMU Physics Professor Fredrick Olness says the new action thriller 'Angels & Demons' exaggerates scientific fact to make an exciting story.
SMU joins West Dallas redevelopment project
SMU has announced that it will work in partnership with community organizations in helping to rebuild the urban area of West Dallas.
18 graduates join Teach for America
Eighteen graduating seniors join Teach for America to work in low-income rural and urban public schools.
Fort Worth: Texas party switching unlikely
SMU Political Scientist Cal Jillson talks about the likelihood of Republicans in Texas switching to the Democratic Party.
LA Times: Stopping Obama at Notre Dame
SMU Political Science Professor Matthew Wilson, who has studied the Catholic vote, talks to The Associated Press about the movement to stop Present Obama from making the commencement address at Notre Dame.
USA Today: Incumbents seek higher office
SMU Political Scientist Cal Jillson talks to USA Today about incumbents, especially Republicans, in Congress seeking higher office as a path to better opportunities.