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BFKS 2014
July 29, 2014 -- The College of the Mainland was invited by Texas A&M University to join the Adult Instruction Network Professional Development Consortium, which is covered under a $4.5 million grant from the Texas Workforce Commission. More
July 29, 2014 -- Houston Mayor Annise Parker has proclaimed Friday, August 1, as Houston Shakespeare Festival Day in recognition of University of Houston's annual festival. More
July 29, 2014 -- University of Houston-Clear Lake recently signed an agreement with Vietnam National University, Hanoi to allow students in VNU's University of Engineering and Technology to complete their first two years in Vietnam before completing their education at UHCL. More
July 29, 2014 -- The College of the Mainland Board of Trustees on Monday voted unanimously to appoint Charles King as director of the college’s Facilities and Maintenance Department. More
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July 28, 2014 -- The University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston today announced that a grant through the Health Resources and Service Administration has funded a program that has assisted in a program offering student teams to provide collaborative care for children and families through Child Protective Services. More
July 28, 2014 -- Rice University's Energy and Environment Initiative Executive Director Chuck McConnell will testify before the House of Representatives committee on Science, Space and Technology on Wednesday. More
July 25, 2014 -- Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Gulf Coast held its fourth annual Bowl For Kids’ Sake Kick Off Party at the Moody Mansion on Wednesday. More
July 25, 2014 -- The Texas A&M University System today announced that it has joined the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations in an effort to build capacity for sustainable agriculture and natural resource management in developing countries. More
July 25, 2014 -- The College of the Mainland Board of Trustees, in a special meeting on Thursday, voted to approve a four percent pay increase for FY2014 for current employees hired prior to February 28. More
July 24, 2014 -- A researcher at Texas A&M University asserted that companies are worth less on Wall Street when their CEOs are perceived as "greedy". More
July 24, 2014 -- Alvin Community College recently hosted a Legos and Minecraft-themed crafts lesson as part of the college's Busy Bodies Kids' College for the summer. More
July 24, 2014 -- Texas A&M University has announced that a documentary celebrating the life of TAMU graduate and energy pioneer George P. Mitchell will debut on August 3 on Houston's Channel 8. More w/Video
July 24, 2014 -- Texas A&M University will host its "Fish Camp" sessions beginning August 1. More
July 24, 2014 -- College of the Mainland will hold auditions August 11-13 for a music scholarship at the college. More
July 23, 2014 -- Two Texas A&M University economists reported that the Affordable Care Act will not likely slow healthcare growth and spending. More
July 23, 2014 -- The Texas Workforce Commission has awarded 14 grants totaling almost $1 million to Texas universities and community colleges for summer youth camps focusing on science, technology, engineering and math. More
July 23, 2014 -- The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston today announced that researchers have shown that "brown fat", or brown adipose tissue, protects against diabetes and obesity. More
July 23, 2014 -- The Lone Star College System Board of Trustees will host a budget workshop meeting on July 28. More
July 22, 2014 -- Rice University today announced that a new study has found that African-Americans are 45 percent more likely than whites to switch from owning their homes to renting them. More w/Video
July 22, 2014 -- Rice University on Monday announced that Dean Becker, a member of the Drug Policy Program at the university's Baker Institute for Public Policy, has written a new book in which he calls for an end to the "war on drugs". More
July 21, 2014 -- Lamar University’s Department of Computer Science is offering a new course, Introduction to Computer Game Development, designed for students interested in learning more about the game development industry. More
July 21, 2014 -- Texas A&M University announced that it is in possession of an anchor believed to have been lost during the Northwest Expedition. More
July 21, 2014 -- Lone Star College today issued a reminder that August 1 is the deadline to submit nominations for the Lone Star College System Small Business Development Center Advisory Council's 28th Annual Small Business of the Year awards. More
July 21, 2014 -- Lamar Institute of Technology will host an orientation session on Wednesday for new students. More
July 21, 2014 -- The Texas City Small Business Fair, an event launching Texas City Small Business Week, will take place on August 4 at College of the Mainland. More
July 21, 2014 -- Rice University today announced that scientists with the university have discovered that by stretching Carbyne, a one-dimensional chain of carbon atoms, the material's properties change in ways that may be useful for nanoscale electronics and optics. More
July 18, 2014 -- The Baylor University Board of Regents recently voted to approve renovations of the campus's historic Fifth Street, including the addition of a fountain, through a major gift provided by Baylor alumnus Dr. Thomas Rosenbalm. More
July 18, 2014 -- San Jacinto College will host auditions July 30-31 at the Central Campus for its production of "Dirty Work at the Crossroads". More
July 18, 2014 -- College of the Mainland has announced that Karen Brasier, an artist and alumnus of the college, will display works at the "Sunday Matinee: Unlimited Viewing" exhibit at Houston Community College's Wedge Gallery in September. More
July 17, 2014 -- Rice University will be sending a team of Earth scientists to Mount Saint Helens in Washington State to participate in a massive ultrasound and CAT scan of the famous volcano's internal plumbing. More
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