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.
Gender gap: Selection bias snubs scholarly achievements of female scientists
(PhysOrg.com) -- Women scientists must confront sexism when competing for scholarly awards, according to a new analysis.
Mathematics + Supercomputers = Big Bang Explained
(PhysOrg.com) -- Mathematician Daniel Reynolds is using supercomputers to unravel the mysteries of the Big Bang.
Novel compounds show early promise in treatment of Parkinson's, Huntington's, Alzheimer's
Investigators at Southern Methodist University and The University of Texas at Dallas have discovered a family of small molecules that shows promise in protecting brain cells against nerve-degenerative diseases such as Parkinson's, ...
Evidence is weak for tropical rainforest 65 million years ago in Africa's low-latitudes
(PhysOrg.com) -- The landscape of Central Africa 65 million years ago was a low-elevation tropical belt, but the jury is still out on whether the region's mammals browsed and hunted beneath the canopy of a lush rainforest.
Archaeological sites threatened by rising seas, urban development
Should global warming cause sea levels to rise as predicted in coming decades, thousands of archaeological sites in coastal areas around the world will be lost to erosion.
Study: Exercise should be prescribed more often for depression, anxiety
(PhysOrg.com) -- Exercise is a magic drug for many people with depression and anxiety disorders, according to researchers who analyzed numerous studies, and it should be more widely prescribed by mental health care providers. ...
Mad? Sad? Glad? People with severe mental illness can't easily 'read' their partner's feelings
(PhysOrg.com) -- For a healthy couple in a romantic relationship, getting along can be hard enough. But what if one person has been diagnosed with schizophrenia, bipolar disorder or major depression?
Cockpit audio: Listen as volcanic ash plume causes 1989 engine failure of KLM flight 867
(PhysOrg.com) -- Floating ash plumes from Iceland's Eyjafjallajokull volcano have caused massive disruption to the world's air traffic, highlighting the danger that volcanic ash plumes pose to aircraft.
SMU's expert touts nationwide geothermal energy potential at Capitol Hill science briefing
SMU Geothermal energy expert David Blackwell gave a Capitol Hill briefing Tuesday, March 27, on the growing opportunities for geothermal energy production in the United States, calling "unconventional" geothermal techniques ...
Will high-density PICs be the next big thing?
(PhysOrg.com) -- Lasers have the potential to improve and revolutionize human lives in many ways, from consumer electronics and communications to medical equipment and homeland security. Helping unlock the barriers to these ...