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Record Texas A&M Graduating Class, Festivities Begin With Commencement Convocation Thursday

Updated: 05/12/2009 - Another record graduating class is in the offing for Texas A&M University Friday and Saturday (May 15-16).The stage for spring graduation ceremonies for the university’s 10 academic units will be set at the university-wide commencement convocation Thursday evening (May 14) with an address by former astronaut and retired Marine Corps Brig. Gen. Charles F. Bolden, Jr. and introduction and welcome by Aggie astronaut Michael Fossum

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ExxonMobil Foundation Gives Texas A&M $1.05 Million

Posted: 05/12/2009 - ExxonMobil Foundation has presented a check for more than $1.05 million to the Texas A&M Foundation. The gift, which will benefit Texas A&M University, is under ExxonMobil Foundation’s 3-to-1 match of donations made by the corporation’s employees, retirees, surviving spouses and directors under the ExxonMobil Foundation’s Educational Matching Gift Program for 2008.

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River Delta Areas Can Provide Clue to Environmental Changes, Texas A&M Prof Says

Posted: 05/11/2009 - Sediments released by many of the world’s largest river deltas to the global oceans have been changed drastically in the last 50 years, largely as a result of human activity, says a Texas A&M University researcher who emphasizes that the historical information that can be gathered from sediment cores collected in and around these large deltaic regions is critical for a better understanding of environmental changes in the 21st century.

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Aggie Astronaut Fossom to Address Aggie Graduates

Updated: 05/08/2009 - COLLEGE STATION, May 8, 2009 – Aggie astronaut Michael Fossum, who twice has walked in space, will join former astronaut Charles F. Bolden, Jr., in addressing Texas A&M University degree candidates at the Thursday (May 14) commencement convocation that launches the 2009 spring graduation ceremonies.

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9 Year Old A&M Physics Student

Updated: 05/06/2009 - A Texas A&M professor is at a loss for words when he answering questions from a 9 year old physics student.

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Education Dean Palmer Appointed To Qatar Supreme Education Council

Posted: 05/06/2009 - Dean Douglas J. Palmer of the College of Education and Human Development at Texas A&M University is a newly appointed member of the board of the Qatar Supreme Education Council. Palmer is the only American education leader to be chosen to serve on the council.

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Texas A&M Again Fares Well in Hispanic Outlook Rankings

Posted: 05/05/2009 - Texas A&M University again figures prominently in rankings compiled by “The Hispanic Outlook in Higher Education,” recently placing among the nation’s top institutions for conferring bachelor’s degrees to Hispanic students.

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B/CS Job Growth To Outpace State

Updated: 05/05/2009 - Job growth in the Bryan-College Station area should overtake the Texas job growth rate of 21 percent this year and continue outpacing the state through 2013.

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How Do You Get Kids Interested In Science? Bug Them, Prof Says

Posted: 05/05/2009 - Getting kids interested in science today can be no easy trick, but Craig Wilson, senior research associate in the Center for Science and Mathematics Education at Texas A&M University, has always believed bugs might be the answer – lots of bugs.

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Re-Dedication Of Research Ship "JOIDES Resolution" Set For May 6 In Hawaii

Posted: 05/05/2009 - Numerous government and scientific leaders will be present at 10 a.m. local time Wednesday (May 6) at Pier 2 in Honolulu Harbor as the Integrated Ocean Drilling Program (IODP) celebrates the return of the "JOIDES Resolution," one of the world’s premier research vessels, to scientific ocean drilling following its $115 million overhaul. The ship is operated by Texas A&M University for the IODP.

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Texas A&M At Qatar To Graduate 57 Engineers Wednesday

Posted: 05/05/2009 - Texas A&M University President Elsa Murano will be the commencement speaker Wednesday (May 6) when 57 Texas A&M University at Qatar (TAMUQ) students receive their engineering degrees.

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VP for Research Recommended to A&M Board of Regents

Posted: 05/05/2009 - COLLEGE STATION,– Dr. Jeffrey R. Seemann, who currently holds key administrative, research and service positions at the University of Rhode Island, will be recommended to The Texas A&M University System Board of Regents at its May 21-22 meeting for appointment as vice president for research at Texas A&M University. His proposed start date is July 1.

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ConocoPhillips Gives $1 Million To Texas A&M

Posted: 05/01/2009 - Representatives of Houston-based ConocoPhillips on Friday (May 1) donated $1 million to benefit Texas A&M University. The gift, presented at Texas A&M Foundation headquarters, will fund several academic programs at Texas A&M, including the ConocoPhillips SPIRIT Scholars Program.

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Texas A&M Astronomer To Present Public Talk At Dallas Museum May 2

Posted: 05/01/2009 - As part of a statewide celebration of astronomy in commemoration of 2009 as the official International Year of Astronomy, the Dallas Museum of Nature & Science and members of the Texas Astronomical Society in Dallas will host an evening of astronomy Saturday (May 2) featuring a free public lecture by Texas A&M University astronomer Dr. Kim-Vy Tran.

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Texas A&M's Division of Research and Graduate Studies Communicators

Posted: 04/30/2009 - Texas A&M University's Division of Research and Graduate Studies communicators were recently honored at the 2009 Brazos Bravo awards ceremony hosted by Brazos Valley's International Association of Business Communicators (IABC). Collectively the Division brought home 10 awards.

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Class of '62 Texas A&M Cadets Establish Unit Scholarship

Posted: 04/30/2009 - Texas A&M University’s Corps of Cadets no longer has a Squadron 4, but members from the Class of '62 have ensured their old outfit is remembered by establishing the Squadron 4/Four Aces '62 General Rudder Corps Scholarship.

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