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May 05, 2016 -- University of St. Thomas today announced that the university has been awarded a $170,000 grant from Taiwan's Ministry of Education to support ongoing and future expansion of Taiwan Studies. More
May 05, 2016 -- Galveston College's Sigma Gamma Chapter of the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society recently inducted several new members. More
May 05, 2016 -- Rice University will host German ambassador to the United States Peter Wittig on May 11 to speak on "The Importance of Trans-Atlantic Relations: Challenges of a World in Turmoil". More
May 05, 2016 -- The League City Regional Chamber of Commerce on Tuesday hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the University of Texas Medical Branch’s League City Campus Hospital. More
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May 04, 2016 -- The Texas Southern University Board of Regents Presidential Search Committee has announced that it has narrowed down its pool of applicants to two and has forwarded those candidates’ names to the board for consideration. More
May 04, 2016 -- San Jacinto College today announced that its Continuing and Professional Development division is partnering with the Global Corporate College network to expand its workforce training. More
May 04, 2016 -- Rice University today announced that biochemist and plant biologist Bonnie Bartel has been elected to the National Academy of Sciences. More
May 04, 2016 -- The Lone Star College Foundation today announced that its recent StarGala 2016 event raised more than $1 million in donations, an all-time fundraising record. More
May 04, 2016 -- Rice University's Baker Institute for Public Policy today announced that a new issue brief finds that energy subsidies in the Persian Gulf are being reduced through recent reforms by countries in the gulf. More
May 04, 2016 -- College of the Mainland's Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society recently inducted 18 students as new members. More
May 04, 2016 -- The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston today announced that the university will embark on a two-year research development program to collaborate with Cuban scientists to better fight infectious diseases, particularly those in the Gulf of Mexico and Caribbean regions. More
May 03, 2016 -- Lone Star College today formed a partnership with Stephen F. Austin University to offer courses leading to a Bachelor of Arts and a Masters of Arts degree at LSC-University Center at The Woodlands. More
May 03, 2016 -- Rice University Nobel Price laureate Robert Curl today issued statements on the recent passing of Sir Harold Kroto, part of the team that discovered the carbon-60 molecule, commonly known as the "buckyball" in 1985. More
May 03, 2016 -- Rice University today announced that a team of engineering students has developed a new fish-rewarding enrichment device to provide mental and physical stimulation for sea lions at the Houston Zoo. More w/Video
May 03, 2016 -- Lone Star College today announced that it has become the first community college to be accredited by the International Association of Drilling Contractors. More
May 03, 2016 -- Lamar University today announced that it has been awarded a $1.25 million grant from the United States Department of Education to fund a project to prepare teachers for deaf and hard of hearing students who have additional disabilities. More
May 03, 2016 -- The Alvin Community College Board of Regents, in its April board meeting, voted unanimously to approve an energy contract with TXU. More
May 03, 2016 -- The Lone Star College Small Business Development Center Advisory Council is accepting nominations through June 30 for the 30th Annual Small Business of the Year awards. More
May 02, 2016 -- Guidry News Service recently spoke with Amitesh Agarwal, a researcher at the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston who led a study finding that, in most cases, treatments for pulmonary disease are not compromised when patients are treated by advanced practitioners rather than by physicians. More
May 02, 2016 -- University of Houston today announced that Ricardo Sosa, an engineering student at the university, has received a graduate research fellowship from the National Science Foundation to continue his work on kidney stone prevention and treatment. More
May 02, 2016 -- Alvin Community College held a ceremony on Friday to receive a $1.4 million grant from the Texas Workforce Commission to help fund workforce training courses. More
May 02, 2016 -- Rice University today announced that former Houston Mayor Annise Parker has returned to teach at the university's Doerr Institute for New Leaders. More
May 02, 2016 -- The College of the Mainland Board of Trustees today held a special meeting to discuss the contract of the college president, but took no action on the item. More
May 02, 2016 -- Rice University today announced that researchers with the university have received $1.8 million in grants to assist NASA in astronaut selection and training for long-term missions. More
April 29, 2016 -- The College of the Mainland Concert Band will host "From Broadway to Bond", a free concert on Monday at the COM Fine Arts Building. More
April 29, 2016 -- The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston today announced that Dr. Ben Raimer, senior vice president of Health Policy and Legislative Affairs, has been named a recipient of the 2016 C. Frank Webber, M.D. Award by the Texas Medical Association's Medical Student Section. More
April 29, 2016 -- The College of the Mainland Board of Trustees on Monday voted unanimously to authorize the analysis and development of a timeline for a bond election to be held in 2017. More
April 29, 2016 -- Texas A&M University at Galveston today announced that Douglas J. Palmer has been named interim chief operating officer for the campus, effective June 1. More
April 28, 2016 -- The Center for International Studies at the University of St. Thomas is marking its 35th anniversary this year. More
April 28, 2016 -- College of the Mainland will host a celebration on May 3 in observance of Asian/Pacific-American Heritage Month. More
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