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October 20, 2014 -- Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi reports that the first of four new “Sentinels of the Coast” data collection stations has been installed in the water at Surfside. More
October 19, 2014 -- More than 20 researchers from Swansea, Wales will visit Houston, College Station and Austin for the Texas Research Showcase, which begins on Sunday, October 26. More
October 17, 2014 -- The Lone Star College System on Thursday announced that Aldine Independent School District's Victory Early College High School, which operates under a partnership with the college, has been ranked in Newsweek Magazine's listing of schools that perform better than statistically expected for their level of poverty. More
October 17, 2014 -- Rice University's Baker Institute on Thursday announced the release of a new paper discussing the United States' involvement in Iraq, stating that a "sustainable longer-term strategy" is needed for success. More
October 17, 2014 -- Texas A&M University today announced that Mark Lemmon, an associate professor of atmospheric sciences at the university, will supervise capturing images of a comet as it passes over Mars on Sunday. More
October 16, 2014 -- Rice University's Baker Institute for Public Policy today released a report regarding "lessons learned" from Texans who enrolled in a health insurance policy during the rollout of the Affordable Care Act. More
October 16, 2014 -- Alvin Community College today announced that KACC 89.7 FM, the college's radio station, has been named the best station in the Houston area by the Houston Press. More
October 16, 2014 -- The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston today announced that it is prepared to assist in combating the Ebola Virus in Texas. More
Victor Lang Remembered
October 14, 2014 -- University of Houston today announced that the university has been named a finalist for the Innovation & Economic Prosperity University Awards by the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities. More
October 14, 2014 -- San Jacinto College will host the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival October 30-31 at the Central Campus. More
October 14, 2014 -- Rice University-based nonprofit OpenStax College today announced that its free textbooks have saved students more than $30 million, and have been adopted by instructors in more than 1,000 courses worldwide. More
October 13, 2014 -- An official with Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi's Conrad Blucher Institute of Surveying and Science announced that the first of four new “Sentinels of the Coast” data collection stations is going in at Surfside, near Freeport, Texas, beginning on October 15. More
UTMB Health
October 13, 2014 -- Galveston College's Theatre Department will present "The Tragical History of the Life and Death of Doctor Faustus" October 24-25 at the college's Fine Arts Building. More
October 13, 2014 -- Lamar University today announced that the university has joined the Institute of International Education's Generation Study Abroad initiative. More
October 13, 2014 -- Texas A&M University's Texas Sea Grant College Program and the Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative are collaborating to share post-Deepwater Horizon oil spill research findings. More
October 13, 2014 -- Texas A&M University on Friday announced that it has joined a consortium with the Baylor College of Medicine to collaborate on providing care for people with Tourette syndrome. More
October 13, 2014 -- The East Harris County Manufacturers Association recently raised more than $100,000 in scholarship funds for the Lee and San Jacinto college foundations during its inaugural Scholarship Golf Tournament. More
October 13, 2014 -- The San Jacinto College Board of Trustees, in a meeting last week, adopted a property tax rate of $0.185602 per $100 valuation for 2014. More
October 10, 2014 -- Galveston College issued scholarships at the recently revived Ms. Galveston pageant. More
October 10, 2014 -- Texas A&M University on Thursday announced that a study by researchers, including an assistant professor from the university, has found that an elephant has the ability to sense storms from 150 miles away, which may help in protecting them from poachers. More
October 09, 2014 -- The College of the Mainland Jazz Combo and Jazz Ensemble will host a free concert on October 14. More
October 09, 2014 -- The Galveston College Board of Regents on Wednesday voted unanimously to approve an agreement with Alvin Community College for the Texas Workforce Commission Texas Fast Start II Program grant. More
October 08, 2014 -- Galveston College is inviting the public to its annual Scholarship Luncheon on October 24 at 11:30 a.m. More
October 08, 2014 -- A Halloween benefit with proceeds going to the vocational-technical programs at Galveston College's Charlie Thomas Family Applied Technology Center will be held on October 23 from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. More
October 08, 2014 -- Galveston College is hosting EPA Lead Safety training courses on November 15 and 22 at the Charlie Thomas Family Applied Technology Center. More
October 08, 2014 -- Texas Southern University today announced that Edward Pollard, a graduate of the university's Thurgood Marshall Law School, has been elected president of the Houston Black American Democrats. More
October 08, 2014 -- Lamar University will host its Distinguished Faculty Lecture, featuring environmental engineering professor Jerry Lin, on October 20. More
October 08, 2014 -- San Jacinto College's theatre and film department will present its production of "Little Shop of Horrors" October 15-19 at the Central Campus. More
October 08, 2014 -- Texas A&M University today announced that a recent study co-written by researchers at the university has found that a proposed plan to consolidate school districts in Texas' five largest counties would raise costs and not improve student performance. More
October 07, 2014 -- The So Psyched Club at the College of the Mainland raised $1,200 for the nonprofit's Dog Dynasty in Santa Fe and the Pregnancy and Parenting Support Center in Texas City. More
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