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July 22, 2014 -- Rice University today announced that a new study has found that African-Americans are 45 percent more likely than whites to switch from owning their homes to renting them. More w/Video
July 22, 2014 -- Rice University on Monday announced that Dean Becker, a member of the Drug Policy Program at the university's Baker Institute for Public Policy, has written a new book in which he calls for an end to the "war on drugs". More
July 21, 2014 -- Lamar University’s Department of Computer Science is offering a new course, Introduction to Computer Game Development, designed for students interested in learning more about the game development industry. More
July 21, 2014 -- Texas A&M University announced that it is in possession of an anchor believed to have been lost during the Northwest Expedition. More
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July 21, 2014 -- Lone Star College today issued a reminder that August 1 is the deadline to submit nominations for the Lone Star College System Small Business Development Center Advisory Council's 28th Annual Small Business of the Year awards. More
July 21, 2014 -- Lamar Institute of Technology will host an orientation session on Wednesday for new students. More
July 21, 2014 -- The Texas City Small Business Fair, an event launching Texas City Small Business Week, will take place on August 4 at College of the Mainland. More
July 21, 2014 -- Rice University today announced that scientists with the university have discovered that by stretching Carbyne, a one-dimensional chain of carbon atoms, the material's properties change in ways that may be useful for nanoscale electronics and optics. More
July 18, 2014 -- The Baylor University Board of Regents recently voted to approve renovations of the campus's historic Fifth Street, including the addition of a fountain, through a major gift provided by Baylor alumnus Dr. Thomas Rosenbalm. More
July 18, 2014 -- San Jacinto College will host auditions July 30-31 at the Central Campus for its production of "Dirty Work at the Crossroads". More
July 18, 2014 -- College of the Mainland has announced that Karen Brasier, an artist and alumnus of the college, will display works at the "Sunday Matinee: Unlimited Viewing" exhibit at Houston Community College's Wedge Gallery in September. More
July 17, 2014 -- Rice University will be sending a team of Earth scientists to Mount Saint Helens in Washington State to participate in a massive ultrasound and CAT scan of the famous volcano's internal plumbing. More
July 17, 2014 -- Texas A&M University today delivered a restored French ship to the Bullock Texas State History Museum in Austin, where it will be on display beginning October 25. More
July 17, 2014 -- University of Houston Chancellor Dr. Renu Khator recently received an honorary degree from Swansea University in the United Kingdom. More
July 17, 2014 -- Rice University today announced that scientists have succeeded in analyzing transmembrane protein, providing a technique that should assist researchers who study proteins implicated in diseases. More w/Video
July 16, 2014 -- Lone Star College System and FMC Technologies have opened a lab to train service technicians. More
July 16, 2014 -- College of the Mainland Community Theatre will launch its production of "9 to 5: The Musical" on Thursday. More
July 16, 2014 -- The Texas Workforce Commission has awarded $4.5 million to Texas A&M University for the new Texas Research-based Adult Instruction Network Professional Development Consortium. More
July 15, 2014 -- Researchers at Rice University predicted that a three-dimensional porous nanostructure could benefit nanoelectronics and gas storage. More
July 15, 2014 -- Texas A&M University today reported that the "dead zone" in the Gulf of Mexico is much smaller than usual this year. More
July 15, 2014 -- The College of the Mainland Art Gallery will open an exhibit on Thursday featuring works from students in COM's Senior Adult Program. More
July 15, 2014 -- The San Jacinto College Foundation recently received $25,000 from the North Shore Rotary Club Foundation for the creation of an endowed scholarship. More
July 14, 2014 -- An expert with Rice University's Baker Institute for Public Policy said on Monday that the United States' immigration crisis is likely to get worse before it gets better if Congress and President Barack Obama do not act on immigration reform. More
July 14, 2014 -- Psychologists at Rice University recently conducted a study which determined that older adults are nearly twice likely to have their memories affected by environmental distractions. More
July 14, 2014 -- The University of Houston reports that a study ranked the Houston metro area fourth in a new listing of the nation's top places for graduates working in fields related to science, technology, engineering and math. More
July 14, 2014 -- Rice University today announced that a theoretical model has been developed that could benefit lithium-ion batteries by predicting how carbon components will perform. More
July 14, 2014 -- Lamar University today announced that Stephanie Molina has been named president of the university's Alumni Advisory Board. More
July 13, 2014 -- Approximately 120 high school students from Houston Independent School District, as well as other local school districts and private schools, convened at the University of Houston-Downtown on July 9 in a celebration of diversity, manhood, culture and community, as championed in Ernest J. Gaines’ classic book, A Lesson Before Dying. More
July 13, 2014 -- Rice University reports progress that may lead to mass production of the university's breakthrough silicon oxide technology for high-density, next-generation computer memory. More
July 11, 2014 -- Galveston College, in partnership with the Galveston Chamber of Commerce, has set dates for the new Leadership Galveston course for the 2014-2015 class. More
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