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March 03, 2015 -- University of Texas Medical Branch researchers who helped assess the effectiveness of a new rapid test kit to diagnose Ebola learned this week it has received emergency use authorization from the Food and Drug Administration. More
March 03, 2015 -- College of the Mainland today announced that it has introduced free OpenStax College textbooks, part of an initiative developed by Rice University, for use in some of its courses. More
March 03, 2015 -- Texas A&M University today announced that a new study suggests that metropolitan areas will increase their exposure of floods even in the absence of climate change. More
March 03, 2015 -- University of Houston today announced that researchers have created a new thermoelectric material intended to generate electric power from waste heat. More
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March 03, 2015 -- Texas A&M University at Galveston Chief Executive Officer Rear Admiral Robert Smith III, USN (Retired) on Tuesday announced the death of Pat McCloy, wife of the late Dr. James McCloy, a longtime member of the A&M staff and namesake of the Jim and Pat McCloy Arena. More
March 02, 2015 -- Jonathan Burns, a College of the Mainland graduate, was recently honored by the Santa Fe Chamber of Commerce as public servant of the year. More
March 02, 2015 -- University of Houston-Clear Lake President William A. Staples recently hosted his annual President's Cabinet dinner. More
March 02, 2015 -- The Texas State University System today announced that it anticipates savings of more than $27 million through a recent debt refinancing transaction. More
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March 02, 2015 -- Rice University today announced that scientists have found that an aerogel catalyst shows it may be an effective catalyst for fuel cells. More
March 02, 2015 -- Texas A&M University Libraries on Friday acquired its five millionth volume, a rare first-edition of J.R.R. Tolkien's "The Hobbit", which was gifted to the university by author George R. R. Martin. More
February 28, 2015 -- Galveston College will host Galveston native Harris L. Kempner, Jr., president of Kempner Capital Management, Inc., on April 9 to deliver the final lecture of the 2014-2015 Galveston College Lecture Series, "Discovering Galveston's History". More
February 27, 2015 -- Eight Lamar University students have been chosen to be part of a select group of college students to participate at the 2015 Clinton Global Initiative University. More
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February 27, 2015 -- Lamar University will host saxophonist Justin Pierce on Wednesday as guest artist in the Mary Morgan Moore Department of Music. More
February 27, 2015 -- The Alvin Community College Board of Regents on Thursday voted to approve early exit incentive offers for 29 of the college's employees. More
February 27, 2015 -- Baylor University today announced that researchers have found direct evidence of gene-exposure link in Gulf War Illness, a condition affecting veterans of Operation Desert Storm. More
February 27, 2015 -- University of Houston-Clear Lake was recently named to the 2014 President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll. More
February 27, 2015 -- Texas State Representative Wayne Faircloth today announced that he has filed legislation seeking tuition revenue bond support for the construction of a new Inter-Professional Education Building at the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. More
February 26, 2015 -- Sea Scout Base Galveston recently launched a partnership with the Galveston College Culinary Arts Program. More
February 26, 2015 -- Rice University today announced that the Welch Foundation has awarded the Norman Hackerman Award in Chemical Research to Stephan Link, a scientist with the university. More w/Video
February 26, 2015 -- The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston today announced that researchers have identified mechanisms involved in the antibody response to the Marburg virus, a step in developing immunity to the disease. More
February 26, 2015 -- Galveston College will participate in the Oceans of Opportunity Job Fair on March 10 at the Galveston Island Convention Center. More
February 25, 2015 -- Lamar University will recognized four recipients of the 2015 Lamar University Distinguished Alumni Awards on Friday. More
February 25, 2015 -- University of Houston will host a roundtable discussion on March 3 regarding immigration policy and America's foreign relations. More
February 25, 2015 -- Texas A&M University today announced that the university has received a $2.5 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to support research aimed at treating potentially fatal brain aneurysms. More
February 25, 2015 -- The Galveston College Foundation will host "Encore! Five Fabulous Chefs Le Beau Printemps 2015" on April 8-9, with proceeds from the event to benefit the Universal Access Program Endowment. More
February 24, 2015 -- The Lamar University Foundation today announced the establishment of the James M. and Sue Gilbert Mellard Endowment for the College of Arts and Sciences. More
February 24, 2015 -- The College of the Mainland Board of Trustees on Monday voted unanimously to approve the purchase of simulation equipment for the Nursing Department. More
February 23, 2015 -- Guidry News Service recently visited with Dr. Rana Bonds, lead author on a University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston study that found that most patients do not use medically prescribed inhalers and epinephrine autoinjectors correctly. More
February 23, 2015 -- Rice University today announced that scientists have discovered that motor proteins, which move cargo in cells, collaborate to regulate cell-transport system. More
February 23, 2015 -- Texas A&M University today announced that a new study shows that the American Northeastern seaboard has been struck by dozens of "monster" hurricanes during the past 2,000 years, many larger than recent storms such as Sandy, which hit in 2012. More
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