Southern Methodist University (SMU) was established in 1911 in the Dallas, Texas area. The current enrollment is around 11,000 students. The Lyle School of Engineering is noteworthy and other schools and research labs have a good standing. SMU is in the top 100 of similar institutions of higher learning. It is a private institution owned by the United Methodist Church.
Ancient tree-ring records from southwest U.S. suggest today's megafires are truly unusual
Todays mega forest fires of the southwestern U.S. are truly unusual and exceptional in the long-term record, suggests a new study that examined hundreds of years of ancient tree ring and fire data from two distinct ...
When human ancestors evolved in prehistoric Africa, rodents were abundant, diverse
(PhysOrg.com) -- Rodents get a bad rap as vermin and pests because they seem to thrive everywhere. They have been one of the most common mammals in Africa for the past 50 million years.
Scientists to deploy seismic monitors near Azle in North Texas
Seismologists from SMU will deploy a variety of seismic monitors in and around Azle, Texas, to study the recent burst of small earthquakes that have been occurring in the area northwest of Fort Worth.
Rare 95 million-year-old flying reptile Aetodactylus halli is new genus, species of pterosaur
(PhysOrg.com) -- A 95 million-year-old fossilized jaw discovered in Texas has been identified as a new genus and species of flying reptile, Aetodactylus halli.
Newly discovered letters and translated German ode expand Texas link to infamous Bone Wars
In the late 1800s, a flurry of fossil speculation across the American West escalated into a high-profile national feud called the Bone Wars.
Middle school boys who are reluctant readers value reading more after using e-readers: study
Middle school boys rated reading more valuable as an activity after two months of using an e-reader, according to a new study.
Academic achievement improved among students active in structured after-school programs
(Phys.org)—School-age children who participate in structured after-school activities improve their academic achievement, according to a new study from Southern Methodist University, Dallas.
New high-speed integrated circuit for world's biggest physics experiment is fastest of its kind
A new high-speed integrated circuit to reliably transmit data in the demanding environment of the world's largest physics experiment is the fastest of its kind.
SMU biochemists super-compute a cancer drug
When chemotherapy fails to halt the spread of cancer, it is typically because new super cells develop resistance to the chemotherapy. Instead of dying off, the cells reject the medicine, are able to pump it out and continue ...
Neutrino data to flow in 2010; NOvA scientists tune design
(PhysOrg.com) -- Physicists may see data as soon as late summer from the prototype for a $278 million science experiment in northern Minnesota that is being designed to find clues to some fundamental mysteries of the universe.