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August 03, 2015 -- Rice University today announced that Amy Dunham, an ecologist with the university, has been selected by the United Nations as lead author of a report on human impact on biodiversity trends in Africa. More
August 03, 2015 -- Rice University's Kinder Institute for Urban Research has completed a new study that finds that women are more likely to smoke during pregnancy when they live in areas where socio-economic resources are lower, but also where smoking is more socially accepted. More
August 03, 2015 -- San Jacinto College Chancellor Dr. Brenda Hellyer has been named Western Region CEO by the Association of Community College Trustees. More
August 03, 2015 -- Lamar University today announced that it is receiving $236,000 in funding from the City of Beaumont to purchase new equipment for the university's television station. More
August 03, 2015 -- Lamar Institute of Technology today announced that it will offer new degrees in business and in criminal justice beginning in the fall semester. More
August 03, 2015 -- Lamar University's athletics department on Saturday launched its new website and social media platform. More
July 31, 2015 -- The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston today announced that the Abe and Annie Seibel Foundation have provided $3 million toward placing a new student center in the new Jennie Sealy Hospital. More
July 31, 2015 -- San Jacinto College on Thursday provided an update on the progress of the construction of its Maritime Technology and Training Center in La Porte. More
July 30, 2015 -- The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston today announced that a new study shows that when plastic surgeons listen to music they prefer, their surgical technique and efficiency when closing incisions is improved. More
July 30, 2015 -- The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston today announced that researchers have found that almost one-third of patients suffering from acute lower back pain receive imaging, which may cause harm to patients. More
July 30, 2015 -- College of the Mainland will host an open house on August 4 for the college's Cosmetology Department. More
July 30, 2015 -- Rice University today announced that a new study by sociologists with the university finds that scientists see many scenarios in the research process as "gray areas" when it comes to ethical decision making. More
July 30, 2015 -- The College of the Mainland Board of Trustees on Monday voted unanimously to appoint Teresa Walker as director of institutional research. More
July 30, 2015 -- Rice University's Baker Institute for Public Policy today released a report finding that Texas' uninsured population is primarily Hispanic, middle-aged, with low incomes and no college degree. More
July 29, 2015 -- Michellee Gutierrez, a student at the University of Houston-Downtown, is one of nine undergraduates selected from across the nation to compete in the Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities’ 2015 Hispanic College Quiz Show in Chicago. More
July 28, 2015 -- The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston will host its first Small Business Health Symposium on September 8. More
July 27, 2015 -- College of the Mainland is hosting its 50 Plus Program Art Exhibit through August 20 at the college's Art Gallery. More
July 27, 2015 -- University of Houston recently launched its "Coogs Get Consent" program to combat sexual misconduct on its campus. More w/Video
July 27, 2015 -- Rice University's Baker Institute for Public Policy today announced that, according to experts with the institute, the United States faces economic costs due to its relatively large and persistent deficits. More
July 27, 2015 -- The Urban Schools Collaborative will host "RoboCampTSU" for students in grades 5-12 at Texas Southern University, August 3-14. More
July 24, 2015 -- Lamar Institute of Technology will host Jeff Bauman, a survivor of the Boston Marathon bombing, as guest speaker for the LIT Foundation Salute to Real American Heroes on September 10. More
July 24, 2015 -- Texas A&M University Baylor College of Dentistry today announced that it has received $5.4 million in funding from the Health Resources and Services Administration of the United States Department of Health and Human Services to expand pre-doctoral and post-doctoral training. More
July 23, 2015 -- Lamar University today announced that it has received more than $100,000 in support from ExxonMobil in 2015 for the university's education programs. More
July 23, 2015 -- College of the Mainland today announced that it has joined the Minority Male Community College Collaborative National Consortium on College Men of Color to help minority men succeed in college. More
July 22, 2015 -- Galveston College recently partnered with the Accelerate Texas Program to offer students General Education Development preparation while concurrently earning certificates in Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning or Medical Coding. More
July 21, 2015 -- College of the Mainland today announced that free safety classes at its Gulf Coast Safety Institute helped one student change his career path. More
July 21, 2015 -- Galveston College today announced that The Music Box Theatre-Houston will entertain at the college's UnGala event on October 10. More
July 20, 2015 -- The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston today announced that a new study finds that there is no link between testosterone therapy and blood clots in veins. More
July 20, 2015 -- College of the Mainland today announced that its Lifespan Service Learning program allows students to earn credit for volunteering at certain locations. More
July 20, 2015 -- Alvin Community College has announced that it will offer courses in Mexican American history beginning in the fall semester. More
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