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Miss Galveston 2014
September 15, 2014 -- University of Houston will break ground on the university's new Multidisciplinary Research and Engineering Building on October 6. More
September 15, 2014 -- Rice University today announced that a team of researchers at the university has created a color display technology with aluminum nanorods, a step in creating camoflaging "metamaterials" which could automatically blend into the background. More
September 15, 2014 -- San Jacinto College will host a career fair on October 1 at the Slovacek Student Center at the college's North Campus. More
September 15, 2014 -- Rice University today announced that scientists have developed a process to create "neat" nanotube fibers. More
Texas Adopt A Beach Fall Clean Up
September 14, 2014 -- Texas A&M University Veteran Resource & Support Center reports that approximately 2,500 military dependents, spouses and survivors are currently enrolled in the program. More
September 14, 2014 -- The San Jacinto College North Campus Science and Allied Health Building has received the Associated General Contractors APEX Award, "based on meeting or exceeding stringent and comprehensive criteria". More
September 14, 2014 -- The University of Houston reports that preliminary fall enrollment, based on the 12th day of classes, is 40,959, the largest in the history of the institution. More
September 12, 2014 -- College of the Mainland today announced that the college's firing range will be renamed in honor of Lem Powell, former range master for COM. More
Victor Lang Remembered
September 12, 2014 -- Alvin Community College today announced the line-up for its 2014-2015 drama season. More
September 12, 2014 -- Lone Star College on Thursday announced that the college system's student enrollment reached a new record of 82,818 credit students. More
September 12, 2014 -- Lamar Institute of Technology and Lamar University will host a Constitution Day program on Tuesday. More
September 11, 2014 -- One-third of men in academic science are willing to scale back their careers to focus on family life, according to a new study from Rice University, Pennsylvania State University and Southern Methodist University that suggests traditional family roles may be shifting. More
UTMB Health
September 11, 2014 -- Rice University on Wednesday announced that a researcher with the university plans to study China's Yellow River for possible new ideas to restore delta landscapes such as the Mississippi River Delta. More w/Video
September 11, 2014 -- The Galveston College Board of Regents on Wednesday voted unanimously to accept the United States Department of Education TRIO – Upward Bound Program Grant award for Project Year 2014-2015. More
September 11, 2014 -- Researchers at Texas A&M University at Galveston have found a use for the hundreds of tons of stinky seaweed that have washed up on Texas and Louisiana beaches. More
September 10, 2014 -- The Lone Star College System Board of Trustees recently voted for a reduced tax rate for the 2014-2015 tax year. More
September 09, 2014 -- Rice University today announced that researchers have found that phosphorus may serve as a stable semiconductor due to it not being affected by defects when formed as a two-dimensional material. More
September 09, 2014 -- Lamar University will host local attorney David Starnes as keynote speaker for the university's Constitution Day conference on September 16. More
September 09, 2014 -- Texas Southern University recently hosted Texas Secretary of State Nandita Berry, who visited the campus to speak with student leaders regarding the importance of registering and voting in the upcoming November elections. More
September 08, 2014 -- The Galveston College Foundation has announced that Yaga's Cafe will host a Halloween Bash on October 23, with proceeds to benefit the Vocational Technical Programs at Galveston College. More
September 08, 2014 -- College of the Mainland Community Theatre will present "Greater Tuna", September 11-28. More
September 08, 2014 -- Rice University today announced that Eugene Zubarev, a chemist at the university, has received the National Science Foundations's "special creativity" grant award extension for his research into producing gold nanorods. More
September 08, 2014 -- Texas A&M University has announced that a research team, which included a professor with the university, has developed a new device to better detect radiation. More
September 05, 2014 -- Galveston College will host Jodi Wright-Gidley, executive director of the Santa Fe Texas Education Foundation, to present "A City on Stilts: The Rebuilding of Galveston After the 1900 Storm" on October 7 as part of the college's lecture series. More
September 05, 2014 -- Texas Southern University has announced that the Sierra Club has named its newest Environmental Justice Award in honor of Dr. Robert Bullard, dean of TSU's Barbara Jordan-Mickey Leland School of Public Affairs. More
September 04, 2014 -- The College of the Mainland will hold a free artist talk and reception in honor of its newest exhibit, "NUU SA DAKAI: A People That Paints", at the COM Art Gallery on September 8 at 2 p.m. More
September 04, 2014 -- UH Energy, the University of Houston’s energy initiative, will tackle some of the top issues facing the industry during its 2014-2015 Energy Symposium Series: Critical Issues in Energy. More
September 04, 2014 -- The College of the Mainland will host its second annual Family Day on September 13 from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. More
September 04, 2014 -- The West Harris County branch of the American Association of University Women will host a meeting featuring Dr. Ann Koci, Associate Professor at the Nelda C. Stark College of Nursing at Texas Women's University, at the Harris County Tracy Gee Community Center on September 23 at 7 p.m. More
September 04, 2014 -- The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston will host its "white coats" ceremony for incoming physician assistant students on Friday. More
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