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May 27, 2016 -- The Texas State University System Board of Regents on Thursday approved campus-specific policies regarding the possession of concealed handguns at the system's eight member institutions. More
May 27, 2016 -- The College of the Mainland Board of Trustees, in a special meeting today, voted unanimously to name Dr. Clen Burton, vice president for fiscal affairs, as the college's acting president. More
May 27, 2016 -- College of the Mainland's Police Department recently promoted Officer Vanessa Walker to sergeant, and presented Top Gun Awards to two officers. More
May 26, 2016 -- University of Houston-Clear Lake recently hosted a ceremony to unearth a time capsule that had been buried in 1966. More
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May 26, 2016 -- College of the Mainland's Gulf Coast Safety Institute will host no-cost classes on avoiding injuries on June 8 and June 24. More
May 25, 2016 -- The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston today announced that Joan Nichols, a professor in the Department of Internal Medicine and the Department of Microbiology and Immunology, has been selected as a 2016 Piper Professor by the Minnie Stevens Piper Foundation. More
May 25, 2016 -- Rice University's Kinder Institute for Urban Research today announced that a new report shows that construction in Harris County has "far outpaced" demolition during the past 10 years. More
May 24, 2016 -- Alvin Community College has reported that the school has graduated another record number of dual degree graduates. More
May 24, 2016 -- Rice University's Baker Institute for Public Policy will host health economist Vivian Ho on June 3 to discuss the current status of the country's health care system under the Affordable Care Act. More
May 24, 2016 -- The College of the Mainland Board of Trustees on Monday voted 6-1, with Alan Waters opposed, to accept a resignation and separation agreement from COM President Dr. Beth Lewis, as discussed in closed session. More
May 23, 2016 -- Texas A&M University at Galveston recently received a massive $500,000 engine from Finland-based company Wartsila. More
May 23, 2016 -- Rice University today announced that scientists have advanced a graphene-based de-icer to include water-repelling capabilities to prevent ice from forming at low temperatures, as well as removing ice at extreme temperatures when electrical current is applied. More
May 23, 2016 -- Galveston College recently held a ceremony recognizing Accelerate Texas graduates in HVAC, medical coding and welding programs. More
May 23, 2016 -- Rice University today announced that researchers have streamlined the synthesis of a molecule that could be used to combat cancer. More
May 20, 2016 -- San Jacinto College recently held its spring commencement exercises. More
May 20, 2016 -- The Port of Galveston hosted its annual National Maritime Day Commemoration Ceremony on Thursday afternoon. The event was moved to the Texas Cruise Terminal I, from the usual location at Pier 21 due to thunder showers, lightning, downtown street flooding and a tornado warning. More
May 20, 2016 -- The College of the Mainland Community Theatre is currently showing "Bleacher Bums" through June 5. More
May 19, 2016 -- Verizon and Texas Southern University have announced a partnership focused on exposing middle-school minority boys across Houston to coding, application development, 3D printing, science, technology, engineering and math programs and related career opportunities. More
May 19, 2016 -- Researchers at Rice and Temple universities have determined that a drop in childhood obesity among American children cannot be explained by health behaviors. More
May 18, 2016 -- Three new members of the Alvin Community College Board of Regents on Tuesday were administered the oath of office by Brazoria County Judge Matt Sebesta. More
May 18, 2016 -- College of the Mainland has posted an article about Drew Rogers, a stroke survivor who marked the end of 11 years of physical therapy by enrolling at the school. More
May 18, 2016 -- Lone Star College has announced that a record number 7,032 students were eligible to take part in commencement ceremonies to receive their associate degrees or certificates this year representing a nine percent increase from 2014-15. More
May 18, 2016 -- The University of Houston-Clear Lake has posted an article about a father-son duo who recently graduated together. More
May 18, 2016 -- Galveston College has announced the winners of the J.W. and Suzanne Little $10,000 Nursing and Radiography Scholarships. More
May 17, 2016 -- The Board of Regents of the Texas State University System on Tuesday approved the appointment of Lonnie L. Howard, Ph.D., as the next president of Lamar Institute of Technology. More
May 17, 2016 -- The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston has announced that Dr. James M. Vanderploeg, professor of Aerospace Medicine in the Department of Preventive Medicine and Community Health, has received the 2016 Joe Kerwin Award from the Aerospace Medical Association. More
May 17, 2016 -- Texas Southern University has announced that Dr. Austin A. Lane has been named the sole finalist to become its 12th president. More
May 16, 2016 -- Scientists at the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston have genetically engineered the world's first clone of the Zika virus strain. More
May 16, 2016 -- Lone Star College and Lamar University have formed a partnership to offer courses which can lead to a Bachelor of Arts and a Masters of Arts degree at LSC-University Center at The Woodlands. More
May 14, 2016 -- Galveston College recently presented several staff members with service awards. More
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