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August 28, 2015 -- Lamar University's Texas Academy of Leadership in the Humanities will host a fall preview day on October 3 at the Marry and John Gray Library. More
August 28, 2015 -- College of the Mainland's Center for Risk Management will host no-cost classes in September at the Gulf Coast Safety Institute. More
August 27, 2015 -- The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston today announced that it has received a $22 million grant from the National Center for Advancing Translational Services. More
August 27, 2015 -- Rice University on Wednesday announced that a new study by management experts has found that companies can promote creativity in employees by encouraging them to network beyond their immediate business networks. More
August 27, 2015 -- Lamar University on Tuesday announced that ExxonMobil has provided nearly $250,000 in support of educational programs at the university. More
August 27, 2015 -- The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston will host its inaugural White Coat Ceremony for the university's new students in the School of Nursing. More
August 27, 2015 -- Texas A&M University on Wednesday announced that a team of scientists, including a researcher with the university, has found that parts of the deep trenches in the Pacific Ocean are much "younger" than believed. More
August 27, 2015 -- The College of the Mainland Foundation will honor University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston and UTMB President David Callender during the foundation's gala on September 10. More
August 26, 2015 -- The Lone Star College Foundation today announced that Fred Caldwell and Lori Klein Quinn have been appointed to the foundation's board of directors. More
August 26, 2015 -- The College of the Mainland Board of Trustees on Monday voted unanimously to adopt the college's FY2016 Budget. More
August 25, 2015 -- Rice University's Kinder Institute for Urban Research and non-profit organization Shape Up Houston will host a mayoral forum on urban health and wellness on September 17. More
August 25, 2015 -- The Galveston College Board of Regents, in a special meeting on Monday, voted unanimously to adopt the college's $20,235,174 FY2016 Budget. More
August 24, 2015 -- Lamar University today announced that 32 students graduated with honors during Saturday's summer commencement ceremonies. More
August 24, 2015 -- The Dishman Art Museum at Lamar University will present the university's annual Art Faculty Exhibition through September 18. More
August 24, 2015 -- College of the Mainland today announced that it is offering CPR courses for health care providers and other professionals. More
August 24, 2015 -- University of Houston-Clear Lake today announced that it has been selected by the John N. Gardner Institute for Excellence in Undergraduate Education to participate in a national higher education project. More
August 21, 2015 -- The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston today announced that a research team at the university has developed a new drug that can counter the effects of radiation exposure. More
August 21, 2015 -- Rice University today announced that new software developed by bioengineers could speed the diagnosis of breast cancer. More
August 20, 2015 -- The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston and The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center have signed a first-ever clinical collaboration agreement, which was approved Thursday by The University of Texas System Board of Regents. More
August 20, 2015 -- Rice University will launch a new Indo-American Business Club on September 2. More
August 20, 2015 -- Rice University today announced that chemists have developed a form of graphene that may be embedded with metallic nanoparticles that turn the material into a useful catalyst for fuel cells and other applications. More
August 19, 2015 -- Texas Governor Greg Abbott today appointed Nelda Luce Blair of The Woodlands to the Stephen F. Austin University Board of Regents. More
August 18, 2015 -- College of the Mainland today announced that Raquel Balderas has been named recipient of the Terry Foundation Scholarship. More
August 18, 2015 -- Texas A&M University today issued a news release on the upcoming anniversaries of hurricanes Katrina and Rita, noting that there are clear lessons to be learned from both storms. More
August 18, 2015 -- The Texas Workforce Commission today presented a $334,648 job training grant to South Texas College for work force training associated with Worldwise, Inc., Troste LTD and Woodcrafters Home Products, LLC. More
August 18, 2015 -- Rice University today unveiled three new textbooks through its non-profit OpenStax College online book publisher, which is estimated to save students approximately $25 million in the next academic year. More w/Video
August 18, 2015 -- The San Jacinto College Board of Trustees last week voted unanimously to call for a $425 million bond referendum to be placed on the November 3 Election ballot. More
August 17, 2015 -- University of Houston will host John Kuhn, superintendent of the Perrin-Whitt Consolidated School District and education activist, to speak at the college's annual "First Lecture" on Friday. More
August 13, 2015 -- Galveston College today announced that it has received re-accreditation from the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. More
August 13, 2015 -- Rice University today announced that it and Pennsylvania State University have opened a center for the study of the development of atom-thin, two-dimensional coatings for a variety of uses. More
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