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August 25, 2016 -- The Federal Bureau of Investigation is seeking college students as recruits for its Honors Internship Program. More
August 25, 2016 -- University of Houston today announced that Tilman J. Fertitta, entrepreneur and chair of the UH System Board of Regents, today presented a $20 million gift to the university for renovation of the UH basketball arena. More
August 25, 2016 -- Lone Star College today announced that it has joined the ALL IN Campus Democracy Challenge to improve, measure and celebrate efforts to change campus climate and encourage informed participation in democracy. More
August 25, 2016 -- The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston today announced that a new paper finds that digital forms of dating violence are increasing among teens, and provides school nurses information on how to prepare and respond to incidents. More
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August 25, 2016 -- The Galveston College Board of Regents, in a special meeting on Wednesday, voted unanimously to approve a motion to accept the submission of the 2016 Certified Appraisal Roll and to propose a property tax rate of $0.17 per $100 valuation for the 2016 Tax Year. More
August 24, 2016 -- The College of the Mainland board of trustees will host three public forums on the COM presidential search on September 6. More
August 24, 2016 -- Lone Star College today announced that Alicia B. Harvey-Smith has been named the college system's executive vice chancellor. More
August 24, 2016 -- The College of the Mainland Board of Trustees on Monday voted to approve the Child Development/Education Department's continued participation in the Child and Adult Care Food Program. More
August 24, 2016 -- Lone Star College has announced that three of the college's students have been awarded scholarships through the Community College Petrochemical Initiative. More
August 24, 2016 -- The College of the Mainland Foundation today announced that tickets are available for the foundation's 50th Anniversary Gala, which takes place September 15 in Texas City. More
August 23, 2016 -- Alvin Community College today announced that four ACC students recently received scholarships through the Community College Petrochemical Initiative. More
August 23, 2016 -- Rice University today announced that, according to a new report by the university's Baker Institute for Public Policy and the Episcopal Health Foundation, the percentage of young adult Texans without health insurance has dropped by 35 percent since the Affordable Care Act went into effect. More
August 22, 2016 -- Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton on Monday announced that the United States District Court for the Western District of Texas sided with him and denied a request by three University of Texas professors to block enforcement of the state's new campus carry law. More
August 22, 2016 -- Rice University today announced that researchers have developed a "map" of how changes in porous carbon materials and the conditions in which they're synthesized affect carbon capture, which could maximize sequestration of greenhouse gases while simplifying the processing or "sweetening" of natural gas. More
August 22, 2016 -- The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston today announced that researchers have demonstrated a treatment as effective in protecting nonhuman primates against Ebola Sudan four days following exposure to the virus. More
August 22, 2016 -- Galveston College is continuing registration for the fall semester through August 27. More
August 22, 2016 -- College of the Mainland graphic arts students were recently recognized by the Texas City Mayor Matt Doyle for their work on projects. More
August 19, 2016 -- The Northern Third Ward Consortium has received a $100,000 planning grant from the Wells Fargo Foundation to develop a revitalization plan. More
August 19, 2016 -- Galveston College today announced that Nancy Manlove, a graduate of the college's culinary arts program and a chef featured on Food Network's "Cutthroat Kitchen", will serve summer fare to top sponsors of the college's 50th Golden Anniversary Gala. More
August 19, 2016 -- Alvin Community College on Thursday recognized several employees during the college's annual service awards ceremony. More
August 19, 2016 -- University of Houston System Chancellor and President of UH Renu Khator has been inducted into the Texas Women's Hall of Fame. More
August 18, 2016 -- Rice University, along with the University of Colorado-Boulder and the University of California-San Diego, have received a four-year, $1 million grant to apply the latest techniques from machine learning and cognitive learning to make textbook highlighting more effective. More
August 18, 2016 -- Galveston College student and baseball player Blake Pflughaupt and former Galveston College student Pete Orr both recently played at the NBC World Series. More
August 17, 2016 -- The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston today announced that the university has received a nearly $1.5 million grant to provide doses of the HPV vaccine to young mothers during checkups for their newborn children. More
August 17, 2016 -- College of the Mainland today announced that 34 area students were recently presented with scholarships by ExxonMobil as part of the Community College Petrochemical Initiative. More
August 17, 2016 -- Rice University today announced that a team from the Rice 360 Institute for Global Health has received grant funding for a low-cost, rugged syringe pump. More w/Video
August 16, 2016 -- Texas Southern University on Sunday welcomed its freshmen class to campus. More
August 16, 2016 -- Galveston College today announced that the organizers of its 50th Anniversary Gala, which takes place on October 15, have completed auction packages and other items for the event. More
August 15, 2016 -- On Friday, September 16 at 12:30 p.m., Lamar Institute of Technology (LIT) will celebrate the Installation of Dr. Lonnie L. Howard. The event will be held in Beaumont, Texas at the Multi-Purpose Center on the LIT campus. More
August 15, 2016 -- Galveston College on Friday announced that the college's Applied Technical Center is offering Associate degree programs in Electrical and Electronics Technology with an Instrumentation option. More
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