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Minimum wage hike to minimize opportunities

Posted: 07/09/2009 - Though 70 cents an hour doesn’t sound like much, it could have widespread effects on hiring and shopping when the minimum wage increases July 24 to $7.25 per hour, say two experts from Texas A&M University.

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Texas A&M prof examines Obama, Mayo connection

Posted: 07/08/2009 - An author of the book about how Mayo Clinic wrote the book on customer service is available to talk about why President Obama possibly will use the renowned clinic as a model for overhauling the nation’s health care program.

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Senator Hutchison Secures $6.87 Million for Texas A&M Agriculture Projects

Posted: 07/08/2009 - .S. Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison (R-TX), Texas’ senior Senator and a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced that the committee has approved $6.87 million for important agriculture research at Texas A&M University. The bill is now ready to be considered by the full Senate.

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Disaster Recovery Leaders Recognize Texas A&M Hazard Reduction Center Director

Posted: 07/07/2009 - In recognition of what is described as his “notable and significant” theoretical work studying natural hazards and disasters, Walter Gillis Peacock, director of the Hazard Reduction and Recovery Center at Texas A&M University, will receive the 2009 E.L. Quarantelli Award for Social Science Disaster Theory from the International Research Committee on Disasters.

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A&M Scientist Says Parts of Mars Closely Resemble Parts of Earth

Updated: 07/02/2009 - COLLEGE STATION, July 2, 2009 – Mars gets as far as 250 million miles away, but many parts of it closely resemble places on Earth, including its landscape, history of water, soil and even its weather, says a Texas A&M University researcher in the current issue of "Science" magazine.

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Title Trophies To Be Displayed At Bush Library Saturday

Updated: 07/01/2009 - The three national championship trophies won by Texas A&M University athletic teams this spring, men’s golf, women’s and men’s track and field, will be on display at the George Bush Presidential Library and Museum this Saturday.

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Popular culture comes home when celebrities die

Posted: 06/26/2009 - We grieve together when celebrities die because our social identities and social bonds are intertwined with them, says Eric W. Rothenbuhler, a professor of communication who teaches courses at Texas A&M University on popular music and the anthropology and sociology of communication and media.

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Thirty Texas Teachers Discover Experiential Learning At G-Camp

Posted: 06/26/2009 - As hoards of school children head to camp this summer, 30 Texas teachers will be doing the same. But instead of spending two weeks canoeing or weaving baskets, these teachers will be balancing on an outcrop, scrambling up the slope of a volcano, exploring the footwall of a fault and hiking in spectacular glacial valleys along pristine flowing streams.

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Houston Businessman Is Texas A&M Foundation’s New Trustee

Posted: 06/26/2009 - Charles H. Gregory, a 1964 graduate of Texas A&M, will serve as a Texas A&M Foundation trustee for seven years starting July 1. Gregory, who earned a bachelor’s degree in economics from Texas A&M and a law degree from the University of Texas, is president and director of Rupley Holdings Inc. in Houston.

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Federal Money Aimed At A&M's Advanced Robotics for Lunar and Martian Exploration

Posted: 06/25/2009 - WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison (R-TX), Texas’ senior Senator and a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced that the committee has approved $750,000 for the Advanced Robotics for Lunar and Martian Exploration project at Texas A&M University

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A&M Interim President Proposes Budget Cuts

Updated: 06/25/2009 - In an open forum with faculty and students Wednesday, Texas A&M Interim President R. Bowen Loftin covered his plan to cut 20 million dollars, so that those saved funds could be moved to other areas in need.

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NSF Grant Funds Continued Post-Hurricane Ike Research At Texas A&M

Posted: 06/23/2009 - A $350,000 grant from the National Science Foundation will fund additional research regarding Galveston’s Hurricane Ike recovery – research begun last year by the The Hazard Reduction & Recovery Center at Texas A&M University.

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Chancellor Addresses A&M Turmoil in Open Letter

Updated: 06/22/2009 - Setting the record straight. It's what Texas A&M University System Chancellor Mike McKinney is hoping to do in an open letter released Monday to students, faculty, former students and friends of Texas A&M.

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Loftin Discusses A&M Presidency, Cost Cutting, Murano

Updated: 06/18/2009 - He was born in Hearne, grew up in Navasota and attended Texas A&M. Now, Bowen Loftin is the university's interim president. The task at hand: guide one of the nation's largest institutions forward in the midst of economic and leadership turmoil.

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