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August 20, 2014 -- Tilman J. Fertitta has been elected chair of the University of Houston System Board of Regents. More
August 20, 2014 -- Lamar University today announced that the university has been accepted into the Gulf Coast Cooperative Ecosystem Studies Unit. More
August 20, 2014 -- Rice University today announced that Andriy Nevidomskyy, a theoretical physicist at the university, has been named a recipient of a CAREER Award from the National Science Foundation and a Cottrell Scholar Award from the Research Corporation for Science Advancement. More
August 20, 2014 -- The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston today announced that researchers with the university, working in collaboration with Tekmira Pharmaceuticals, have developed a treatment effective against the Marburg virus. More
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August 20, 2014 -- University of Houston today announced that George E. Fox, a professor of biology and biochemistry at the university, has been named a fellow in the International Society for the Study of the Origin of Life. More
August 20, 2014 -- Texas A&M University storm expert Robert Korty today reported that unfavorable conditions in the tropical Atlantic Ocean, such as dry air and wind shear, has contributed to few hurricanes forming this year. More
August 20, 2014 -- Rice University today announced that K.C. Nicolaou, an organic chemist at the university, has been named a recipient of the Nemitsas Prize, which is also referred to as the "Nobel Prize of Cyprus". More
August 20, 2014 -- Texas A&M University today announced the launch of a dedicated Spanish radio network for Aggie football, featuring radio stations in San Antonio, Houston, El Paso and McAllen. More
August 20, 2014 -- College of the Mainland today announced that it is offering scholarships in science, technology, engineering and math, as well as safety and health care through a grant awarded to the college by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board. More
August 19, 2014 -- University of Houston-Clear Lake has announced the line-up for its 2014-2015 Autism Speaker Series. More
August 19, 2014 -- Texas A&M University will host its "College Colors Day" on August 28 to coincide with the football season opener with the University of South Carolina. More
August 18, 2014 -- Lamar University will host various activities starting Friday for its "Week of Welcome" for new and returning students. More
August 18, 2014 -- The San Jacinto College Foundation recently held a membership drive to kick off its Alumni Association. More
August 18, 2014 -- Rice University today announced that scientists with the university have found the crystal structure of the first virus known to infect a certain type of nematode, which are worms that are the most abundant animal on Earth. More
August 18, 2014 -- Texas A&M University presented 1,870 students with degrees during commencement ceremonies on Friday. More
August 18, 2014 -- University of Houston has announced that freshman students will be required to live on campus beginning in the fall semester of 2015. More
August 15, 2014 -- The University of Houston-Clear Lake has renamed its Alumni Association Leadership Service Award as the Marilyn S. Sims Leadership Service Award. More
August 15, 2014 -- The San Jacinto College theater and film department has set open public auditions for "Little Shop of Horrors", a popular, large-cast musical comedy written by the award-winning team of Howard Ashman and Alan Menken. More
August 15, 2014 -- University of Houston-Downtown has named Leigh Van Horn as interim dean of the College of Public Service. More
August 15, 2014 -- Rice University today reported that Baker Institute's Gary Hale, a nonresident fellow in drug policy and Mexico studies, has issued a new policy brief regarding the legalization of marijuana. More
August 15, 2014 -- The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston today announced that the Sealy Center for Vaccine Development has been named a World Health Organization Collaborating Center for Vaccine Research, Evaluation and Training on Emerging Infectious Diseases. More
August 14, 2014 -- Texas A&M University has announced that TAMU mathematician Yalchin Efendiev will deliver a public lecture on multiscale modeling and methods on Friday at the International Congress of Mathematicians in Seoul, South Korea. More
August 14, 2014 -- The Galveston College Board of Regents on Wednesday voted unanimously to approve a proposed budget for FY2015. More
August 14, 2014 -- Lamar University will host its summer commencement ceremony on Saturday. More
August 14, 2014 -- The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston today announced that six UTMB faculty have been presented Regents' Outstanding Teaching Awards from the UT System Board of Regents. More
August 14, 2014 -- Texas A&M University at Corpus Christi today announced that researchers have developed a new method for detecting oil in subsurface water. More
August 14, 2014 -- The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston today announced that Cheryl Sadro has been named chief business and finance officer. More
August 13, 2014 -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency has awarded $1.5 million in preparedness funding to the University of Texas Health Science Center Houston to address the health of volunteer firefighters. More
August 13, 2014 -- The West Harris County branch of the American Association of University Women will host a coffee for prospective members on August 23 at Memorial Drive United Methodist Church. More
August 13, 2014 -- Rice University on Tuesday announced that experiments at one of the university's laboratories has provided proof that foam may be used in methods to recover additional oil from wells. More w/Video
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