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.
3-D digital dinosaur track download: A roadmap for saving at-risk natural history resources
Portable laser scanning technology allows researchers to tote their latest fossil discovery from the field to the lab in the form of lightweight digital data stored on a laptop. But sharing that data as a 3D model with others ...
Geothermal mapping project reveals large, green energy source in coal country
(PhysOrg.com) -- New research produced by Southern Methodist University's Geothermal Laboratory, funded by a grant from Google.org, suggests that the temperature of the Earth beneath the state of West Virginia is significantly ...
Taking a new look at old digs: Trampling animals may alter Stone Age sites
Archaeologists who interpret Stone Age culture from discoveries of ancient tools and artifacts may need to reanalyze some of their conclusions.
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.