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State Tipoffs Involving Texas Newsletter for Sunday February 07, 2021 ( 106 items )  

'Untapped Potential': Rice Partners With Area Universities in New African and African American Studies Consortium
HOUSTON, Texas, Feb. 3 -- Rice University issued the following news release: Rice University and its Center for African and African American Studies (CAAAS) have partnered with the University of Houston, Texas Southern University and Prairie View A&M University to form a new collaboration committed to African and African American Studies scholarship. The Southeastern Texas African and African American Studies Consortium will take advantage of the four institutions' geographic proximity -- as w  more

ABC News: On the Anniversary of Anna Nicole Smith's Death, '20/20' Exclusively Features Her Daughter's Journey to Most Influential Places in Her Mother's Life
NEW YORK, Feb. 4 -- ABC News, a news division of Walt Disney Television, issued the following news on Feb. 3, 2021: On the anniversary of iconic model, actress and reality star Anna Nicole Smith's death, "20/20" exclusively features her now 14-year-old daughter, Dannielynn Birkhead, as she visits the most influential places in Anna Nicole's life for the first time with her father, Larry Birkhead. On the journey they travel to Mexia, Texas where Anna Nicole spent part of her childhood. They meet  more

Arkansas State University: Finalists for Dean of Nursing and Health Professions to Visit Campus Mid-February
JONESBORO, Arkansas, Feb. 3 (TNSPer) -- Arkansas State University issued the following news: Three finalists for the Dean of the College of Nursing and Health Professions will make visits to Arkansas State University during mid-February, Provost Alan Utter announced this week. The chair of the search, Dean of Sciences and Mathematics Lynn Boyd, reported the selection committee's finalists as Dr. Edmund Acevedo of Virginia Commonwealth University, Dr. Shawn Drake of Arkansas State University an  more

Austin Community College Board of Trustees Approves 2021 Federal Legislative Priorities
AUSTIN, Texas, Feb. 4 -- The Austin Community College District issued the following news: The Austin Community College District (ACC) Board of Trustees approved the 2021 federal legislative priorities during its regular board meeting Monday, February 1. All policy initiatives are in line with ACC's mission to promote student success and community development through accessible and affordable education and workforce training for our service area. ACC adopted the federal legislative priorities   more

Baylor and Leica Biosystems Team Up for Digital Pathology Global Services
HOUSTON, Texas, Feb. 6 -- The Baylor College of Medicine issued the following news release: Baylor College of Medicine has teamed with Leica Biosystems, a cancer diagnostics company and global leader in workflow solutions, to launch Baylor's worldwide pathology services. "Through creative solutions contributed by those both internal and external to the College, we are developing innovative new approaches to diagnose and treat disease for delivery of the highest quality healthcare," said Dr. Pa  more

Baylor College of Medicine: Coping With Loss on Valentine's Day
HOUSTON, Texas, Feb. 6 (TNSRes) -- The Baylor College of Medicine issued the following news release: Valentine's Day is a special day meant to show those you love most that you care about them, but for some this day could trigger feelings of grief because their loved one has passed away. One Baylor College of Medicine expert discusses how one might cope with these feelings. "Valentine's Day is one of the days that might be stressful for some people if they have lost someone special to them. Th  more

Baylor College of Medicine: Duration of Antibody Response Varies in Adults With RSV
HOUSTON, Texas, Feb. 6 (TNSJou) -- The Baylor College of Medicine issued the following news release: Researchers at Baylor College of Medicine found that while most individuals responded to respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) natural reinfection with a typical sustained antibody response associated with protection, a few individuals surprisingly responded atypically, not being able to sustain the antibody response, which declined to levels that made the individuals susceptible to RSV reinfection.  more

Baylor College of Medicine: Examining Resistance to Breast Cancer Treatments
HOUSTON, Texas, Feb. 4 (TNSJou) -- The Baylor College of Medicine issued the following news release: The combination of CDK4/6 inhibitors with endocrine therapy is the standard of care for patients with estrogen receptor-positive (ER+) and HER2-negative (ER+/HER2-) metastatic breast cancer. However, a subset of patients will have tumors with intrinsic resistance to this therapy and most patients will develop resistant disease at some point during treatment. Researchers at the Lester and Sue Sm  more

Baylor College of Medicine: Little Known Cardiovascular Risks That Can Have a Big Impact
HOUSTON, Texas, Feb. 6 (TNSRes) -- The Baylor College of Medicine issued the following news release: Most people can name a few, if not all, of the traditional risk factors for heart disease, such as high cholesterol, obesity, family history or smoking. But there are two risk factors that are not discussed as frequently, and a Baylor College of Medicine cardiologist says it is time to talk about lipoprotein(a) and triglycerides. Both can have a big impact on your risk for cardiovascular disease  more

Baylor University and Africa New Life Ministries Announce Partnership
WACO, Texas, Feb. 5 -- Baylor University issued the following news on Feb. 4, 2021: Baylor University has announced the establishment of a partnership with Africa New Life Ministries, a nonprofit organization headquartered in Portland, Oregon, creating the Baylor Africa New Life Initiative. The agreement formalizes a partnership, led by Baylor's Robbins College of Health and Human Sciences, that seeks to address and resolve systemic poverty through research and sustained engagement with the com  more

CASE Recognizes Collaborative Communication Work at Louisiana Tech
RUSTON, Louisiana, Feb. 3 -- Louisiana Tech University issued the following news: In a year that demanded innovative and responsive communication from higher education leaders, Louisiana Tech University earned four CASE (Council for Advancement and Support of Education) Accolades awards. Each year, the CASE Accolades competition recognizes the best advancement-focused work in over 50 categories from social media to print publications. Louisiana Tech competed against universities and colleges w  more

Center for Justice Research at Texas Southern University Receives $1.5M From Houston Endowment for Advancing Racial Equity and Justice
HOUSTON, Texas, Feb. 1 -- Texas Southern University's Center for Justice Research issued the following news release: The Center for Justice Research (CJR) at Texas Southern University (TSU) has received $1.5 million in funding from Houston Endowment to expand its criminal justice reform efforts. CJR focuses on research that reduces race and class-based disparities in the criminal justice system. "The Center is thankful for the generous gift from the Houston Endowment supporting our efforts to   more

CenterPoint Energy Names Elizabeth Gonzalez Brock Vice President, Energy Solutions and Business Services
HOUSTON, Texas, Feb. 4 (TNSPer) -- CenterPoint Energy issued the following news release: CenterPoint Energy has named Elizabeth Gonzalez Brock as Vice President, Energy Solutions and Business Services. In this leadership role, Brock is responsible for large customer relationship management, economic development, natural gas and electric energy efficiency, customer solutions and energy management programs across the company's eight-state service territory. Brock began her career with CenterPoin  more

ConocoPhillips Reports 4Q and Full-Year 2020 Results
HOUSTON, Texas, Feb. 3 -- ConocoPhillips, a producer of oil and gas resources, issued the following news release on Feb. 2, 2021: ConocoPhillips (NYSE: COP) today reported a fourth-quarter 2020 loss of $0.8 billion, or ($0.72) per share, compared with fourth-quarter 2019 earnings of $0.7 billion, or $0.65 per share. Excluding special items, fourth-quarter 2020 adjusted earnings were a loss of $0.2 billion, or ($0.19) per share, compared with fourth-quarter 2019 adjusted earnings of $0.8 billion  more

Dallas ISD: District Moves Forward on Resource Centers, Corrects Decades-Long Inequities
DALLAS, Texas, Feb. 4 -- The Dallas Independent School District issued the following news release: Following trustees' general expressions of support for the proposed student and family resource centers funded in the district's 2020 Bond election, Chief of Staff Pam Lear and Racial Equity Deputy Chief Sharon Quinn are spearheading a planning team to move the project forward. The concept calls for the creation of community hubs to house crucial social services in neighborhoods served by Lincoln,  more

Dallas ISD: Final Bond 2015 Sale Nets $93.5M Savings Over Previous Projections
DALLAS, Texas, Feb. 2 -- The Dallas Independent School District issued the following news release: On January 20, Dallas ISD completed a competitive sale of the final $299.2 million in bonds from the 2015 voter-approved bond program. Initial projections suggested this final 2015 sale would be at a 3.75% interest rate amortized over 30 years. However, due to the district's great credit rating and the strength of the market, the district received the lower rate of 1.64% amortized over only 24 yea  more

Endeavor Business Media: Danny Foster Named Publisher of Oil and Gas Journal and Offshore Magazine
HOUSTON, Texas, Feb. 6 (TNSPer) (TNSJou) -- Endeavor Business Media issued the following news: Endeavor Business Media's Oil & Gas group has named Danny Foster as publisher for Oil & Gas Journal and Offshore Magazine. These premier media brands include respected publications with robust marketing solutions, innovative digital media offerings, conferences and exhibitions, and research products. Danny brings more than 20 years of experience in the oil and gas marketing and media world. He and hi  more

ExxonMobil Low Carbon Solutions to Commercialize Emission-Reduction Technology
IRVING, Texas, Feb. 3 -- ExxonMobil, an international energy company, issued the following news release on Feb. 1, 2021: ExxonMobil said today it has created a new business to commercialize its extensive low-carbon technology portfolio. The new business, ExxonMobil Low Carbon Solutions, will initially focus on carbon capture and storage, one of the critical technologies required to achieve net zero emissions and the climate goals outlined in the Paris Agreement. * New business to commercialize  more

ExxonMobil Reports Results for 4Q 2020 and Provides Perspective on Forward Plans
IRVING, Texas, Feb. 3 -- ExxonMobil, an international energy company, issued the following news release on Feb. 2, 2021: Exxon Mobil Corporation today announced an estimated fourth quarter 2020 loss of $20.1 billion, or $4.70 per share assuming dilution. Fourth quarter capital and exploration expenditures were $4.8 billion, bringing full-year spending to $21.4 billion, $9.8 billion lower than the prior year. Fourth Quarter and Full-Year 2020 Results * Fourth quarter loss of $20.1 billion incl  more

ExxonMobil: Len Fox Elected As Controller, Corporate Vice President
IRVING, Texas, Feb. 3 -- ExxonMobil, an international energy company, issued the following news release: The Exxon Mobil Corporation board of directors has elected Len M. Fox as vice president and controller for the company, effective March 1, 2021. Fox will replace David Rosenthal, who is anticipated to retire on or about July 1, 2021. Fox has worked for ExxonMobil since 1988, starting as an analyst in Exxon Coal and Minerals controllers organization in Houston, Texas. He has held increasingl  more

Florida Agriculture Dept.: Commissioner Nikki Fried - Reject Oil Drilling Permit in Big Cypress National Preserve
TALLAHASSEE, Florida, Feb. 6 -- The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services issued the following news release: A Texas-based company has applied for permits to begin preparation for oil drilling inside Big Cypress Natural Preserve, a federally protected forest with endangered species bordering the Florida Everglades. According to environmental conservation groups, there were no public notices listed for the permit applications on the state's wetlands permitting database. The co  more

Governor Abbott, TDEM Deploy State Mobile Vaccine Teams to Five Underserved Counties This Week
AUSTIN, Texas, Feb. 5 -- Gov. Greg Abbott, R-Texas, issued the following news release: on Feb. 4, 2021 Governor Greg Abbott today announced that the Texas Division of Emergency Management (TDEM), in partnership with the Texas Military Department (TMD), is deploying State Mobile Vaccination Teams (SMVT) to five additional underserved counties this week: Motley, Glasscock, Kenedy, Terrell, and McMullen. SMVTs previously deployed to DeWitt, Marion, Real, Sherman, and Starr counties last week as   more

Hartzell Sets Ambitious Course for University of Texas Austin in State of the University Address
AUSTIN, Texas, Feb. 5 -- The University of Texas issued the following news release: President Jay Hartzell struck a tone of optimism as he reflected on a tumultuous year and outlined strategic priorities for The University of Texas at Austin in his first State of the University Address, delivered through an audio broadcast. Hartzell was confirmed as the 30th president of UT Austin in September 2020, as the university was adapting on all fronts to combat the COVID-19 pandemic. In his address, H  more

Lamar University: Founding Senator Named Midstream Honoree
BEAUMONT, Texas, Feb. 3 -- Lamar University issued the following news: The Center for Midstream Management and Science has named Senator Robert Nichols a "Profiles in Midstream" honoree. The CMMS honors those who are doing good work for the midstream industry, and Nichols is recognized as a founder for the Center. "It is strategic thinking of leaders like Senator Nichols who enable us in our effort to build the Midstream Center into a problem-solving cornerstone of the midstream industry, clea  more

Law Enforcement Leaders Praise Texas Gov. Abbott's Vision for a Safer Texas
AUSTIN, Texas, Feb. 3 -- Gov. Greg Abbott, R-Texas, issued the following news release: "By prioritizing public safety in the 87th legislative session, Governor Abbott is sending a loud and clear message that Texas will always be a law-and-order state. His efforts to stop defunding will ensure that the men and women in law enforcement have the tools and resources needed to keep Texans safe. And his initiative to combat revolving door bail policies will stop violent criminals from being released   more

Nexstar Media Group Digital Network Delivers Record Use and Growth in 2020
IRVING, Texas, Feb. 4 -- Nexstar Media Group, a television broadcasting company, issued the following news release: Nexstar Media Group, Inc. (Nasdaq: NXST) announced today that its digital network delivered record growth in 2020, ranking #1 in local news for every month of the year and reaching all-time highs across key performance indicators (KPIs) including average monthly users, total pageviews, total multiplatform minutes and total digital video views, according to Comscore. Nexstar's dig  more

North Carolina State University: New Photonics Research Makes Smaller, More Efficient Virtual and Augmented Reality Tech Possible
RALEIGH, North Carolina, Feb. 2 (TNSJou) -- North Carolina State University issued the following news release: Researchers from North Carolina State University and the University of Texas have developed and demonstrated a new approach for designing photonic devices. The advance allows them to control the direction and polarization of light from thin-film LEDs, paving the way for a new generation of virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) technologies. "This is a fundamentally new devic  more

North Dakota Democratic-NPL Party: A Line in Sand Has Been Drawn on Healthcare
BISMARCK, North Dakota, Feb. 2 -- The North Dakota Democratic-NPL Party issued the following news release: The Affordable Care Act (ACA) has provided the people of North Dakota with quality health care for many years, including coverage for individuals with preexisting conditions, and medicaid expansion that have kept rural and critical access facilities afloat. The future of the ACA continues to remain on shaky ground due to a Texas-based lawsuit that Attorney General Stenehjem signed on to a  more

Paris Hilton and IHeartMedia Partner to Launch an Innovative, First-of-Its-Kind Slate of IHeartRadio Original Podcasts and 'PodPosts'
SAN ANTONIO, Texas, Feb. 4 -- iHeartMedia issued the following news release on Feb. 4, 2021: iHeartRadio, the No. 1 podcast publisher globally according to Podtrac, today announced a new partnership with Paris Hilton to produce an innovative slate of iHeartRadio Original Podcasts as well as a series of PodPosts, a new format that merges social media into voice, and podcasting into a social environment. The short form audio clips known as "PodPosts" will publish in podcast feeds, offering listen  more

President Bill Clinton and IHeartMedia Launch New Original Podcast
SAN ANTONIO, Texas, Feb. 4 -- iHeartMedia issued the following news release on Feb. 4, 2021: iHeartMedia, the No. 1 podcast publisher globally, and the Clinton Foundation announced today that President Bill Clinton's new podcast will launch February 4th on iHeartRadio and will be available across all major podcast platforms. Listen to the first episode, "How Jazz Explains Democracy" with Wynton Marsalis now. "Why Am I Telling You This? with Bill Clinton" will showcase the president's gift for  more

President Cottrell Gives Historical Overview of Texas Lutheran University's Longtime Partnership With Seguin
SEGUIN, Texas, Feb. 6 -- Texas Lutheran University issued the following news on Feb. 5, 2021: As the Seguin Chamber of Commerce celebrates its 100th anniversary this year, the Texas Lutheran community joins in congratulating this important civic organization and extending our hand for an ongoing partnership for years to come. Our institution has long benefitted from the work of the Chamber, and we recognize the mutual benefits that exist as we work together. It's also important to note that we  more

Ramon Rivera-Servera Appointed Dean of University of Texas Austin's College of Fine Arts
AUSTIN, Texas, Feb. 2 (TNSPer) -- The University of Texas issued the following news release: The University of Texas at Austin has named alumnus Ramon H. Rivera-Servera as the next dean of the College of Fine Arts. His appointment will begin July 1. Rivera-Servera comes to UT Austin from Northwestern University, where he chaired the Department of Performance Studies and the Department of Theatre in the School of Communication. He was the first graduate of the Performance as Public Practice Ph.  more

Republican-Backed Group Finally Echoes Texas Democratic Party' Call for Ted Cruz to Resign for His Role in Inciting Deadly Insurrection at U.S. Capitol on January 6
AUSTIN, Texas, Feb. 6 -- The Texas Democratic Party issued the following news: Almost a month has passed since the deadly attacks on The United States' Capitol, and Republicans are finally condemning Ted Cruz for his role in inciting violent right-wing terrorists into attacking members of Congress. The Republican Accountability Project, as part of a million-dollar effort, has launched new billboard ads across the Lone Star State that call for Cruz to resign from office. ICYMI: CBS Austin-KEYE  more

Rice Launches Master of Data Science Degree Program
HOUSTON, Texas, Feb. 2 -- Rice University issued the following news release: Rice University is launching a master's degree program in data science with online and on-campus options. The Master of Data Science program offers recent graduates and professionals a Rice degree that will enhance their current careers or help them pivot to new ones. The degree is offered through the George R. Brown School of Engineering and managed by the Department of Computer Science, which is ranked as one of the  more

Rice University: Baker Institute Health Care Experts - US Must Mandate Uniform Case Reporting for Life-Threatening Pandemics
HOUSTON, Texas, Feb. 2 (TNSRep) -- Rice University issued the following news release: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has received limited data on the spread of COVID-19 in the U.S. despite providing detailed case report forms, according to a new research paper from Rice University's Baker Institute for Public Policy. The paper's authors recommend mandating uniform case reporting for life-threatening pandemics. "CDC Case Report Data for COVID-19: Characterizing the Pandemic wit  more

Rice University: Failed Storage Tanks Pose Atmospheric Risks During Disasters
HOUSTON, Texas, Feb. 2 (TNSJou) -- Rice University issued the following news release: When aboveground storage tanks fail during a storm and their toxic contents spread, the threat to human health can and probably will flow downwind of the immediate area. Rice University engineers have developed a model to quantify what could happen when a hurricane or other natural disaster causes such damage based on data gathered from the Houston Ship Channel, the largest petrochemical complex in the United  more

Rice University: New Psychological Sciences Degree Will Help Graduates Improve Workplaces
HOUSTON, Texas, Feb. 2 -- Rice University issued the following news release: With the average adult spending about half of their waking hours at work, employees and companies alike are recognizing the importance of investing in more productive, diverse and satisfying workplaces. That has created high demand for industrial psychologists, who are trained to apply the science of human behavior to a variety of issues in the workplace. Rice University's Department of Psychological Sciences has deve  more

Rice University: Research Could Dramatically Lower Cost of Electron Sources
HOUSTON, Texas, Feb. 2 (TNSJou) -- Rice University issued the following news release on Feb. 1, 2021: Rice University engineers have discovered technology that could slash the cost of semiconductor electron sources, key components in devices ranging from night-vision goggles and low-light cameras to electron microscopes and particle accelerators. In an open-access Nature Communications paper, Rice researchers and collaborators at Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) describe the first process  more

Rice University: US Must Do Its Fair Share for Refugees, Says Baker Institute Expert
HOUSTON, Texas, Feb. 4 -- Rice University issued the following news release: Increasing the number of refugees resettled to the U.S. is critical for the well-being of refugees across the globe, according to an expert from Rice University's Baker Institute for Public Policy. Kelsey Norman, fellow for the Middle East and director of the Baker Institute's Women's Rights, Human Rights and Refugees Program, is available to speak to the news media about immigration and refugee policy. Eighty percen  more

State Geologist of Texas Joins Trinity University Board of Trustees
SAN ANTONIO, Texas, Feb. 4 (TNSPer) -- Trinity University issued the following news: Trinity University announces the appointment of Scott Tinker '82, Ph.D., to its Board of Trustees. "I am delighted to welcome Dr. Tinker to our Board. Professionally, he brings a wealth of experience and strategic perspective from an accomplished career in higher education, the private sector, and state and federal government roles," says Trinity President Danny Anderson. "His Board commitment of cultivating a  more

Stephen F. Austin Names Chief Marketing Communications Officer
NACOGDOCHES, Texas, Feb. 3 (TNSPer) -- Stephen F. Austin State University issued the following news release: Stephen F. Austin State University President Scott Gordon has named the individual who will fill the newly created role as the university's first chief marketing communications officer. Graham Garner currently serves as chief officer for communications, marketing and external relations at The State University of New York in Morrisville, located 30 miles southeast of Syracuse. He develop  more

Stephen F. Austin Regents Approve Faculty, Staff Appointments
NACOGDOCHES, Texas, Feb. 3 -- Stephen F. Austin State University issued the following news release: An award-winning author and poet was approved to serve as interim dean of the College of Liberal and Applied Arts during a quarterly meeting of the Stephen F. Austin State University Board of Regents. Dr. Mark Sanders, associate dean and professor of English, has received awards including the Western Heritage Award and the Poetry Nebraska Book Award. His poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction and   more

Stephen F. Austin Regents Approve Sidewalk Expansion, Tour New Beef Barn Facility
NACOGDOCHES, Texas, Feb. 3 -- Stephen F. Austin State University issued the following news release: Nacogdoches will become a more pedestrian-friendly community thanks to actions taken by members of the Stephen F. Austin State University Board of Regents during their quarterly meeting Tuesday. SFA will provide $13,282 to the Texas Department of Transportation in support of a pedestrian improvement project along Starr Avenue from Clark Boulevard to Cardinal Street. "In July of 2019, the board   more

Tan Sri Wan Zulkiflee Wan Ariffin Joins ExxonMobil Board of Directors
IRVING, Texas, Feb. 3 -- ExxonMobil, an international energy company, issued the following news release on Feb. 2, 2021: Exxon Mobil Corporation said today that Tan Sri Wan Zulkiflee Wan Ariffin has joined its board of directors. Wan Zulkiflee served from 2015 to 2020 as president and group chief executive officer of Petronas, the national oil and gas company of Malaysia. In his role as president and CEO at Petronas, Wan Zulkiflee led strategic growth and efficiency initiatives, and the compan  more

Tarleton, Maypearl ISD Agreement to Benefit MHS Seniors
STEPHENVILLE, Texas, Feb. 5 -- Tarleton State University issued the following news release: The Maypearl Independent School District and Tarleton State University agreed recently to a partnership to help MISD seniors get their college education. The Maypearl ISD Board of Trustees and Tarleton leaders finalized a plan offering guaranteed admission and annual scholarships for the top 25 percent of Maypearl High School graduates beginning with the 2021-22 academic year. As part of the Distinguis  more

Texas A&M Invent for the Planet Winners Launch Company
COLLEGE STATION, Texas, Feb. 2 -- Texas A&M University's College of Engineering issued the following news on Feb. 1, 2021: In 2019, Team Tupa from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, placed first at Texas A&M University's Invent for the Planet (IFTP) competition. Their cutting-edge technology featured an extraordinary way to help the visually impaired navigate while walking, replacing a cane. Since winning, the team has experienced great success and recently launched their company, Tupan, featuring the pro  more

Texas A&M University System: Bush Museum Readies for Spring Arrival of Union Pacific No. 4141 Engine
COLLEGE STATION, Texas, Feb. 5 -- The Texas A&M University System issued the following news release: The historic Union Pacific No. 4141 Engine, a locomotive painted to match Air Force One, will arrive here this spring for a permanent home at the George H.W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum. On Thursday The Texas A&M University System Board of Regents approved $1 per-year lease, essentially donating two acres to expand the grounds of the museum. Eventually the acreage will house an exhibit  more

Texas A&M University System: Regents Ok Building Detonation Testing Facility at Rellis
COLLEGE STATION, Texas, Feb. 5 -- The Texas A&M University System issued the following news release: A new Detonation Research Test Facility (DRTF) will be built and opened next year on the RELLIS Campus, adding to its array of capabilities for solving complex global problems. Dr. Elaine Oran, a world authority on the physics and chemistry of explosions, will lead a team at the DRTF examining how flammable gases and other materials interact and sometimes -- though not always -- detonate on a m  more

Texas A&M University's Commerce Partners With Revature for Technology Certification Opportunities
COMMERCE, Texas, Feb. 2 -- Texas A&M University's Commerce Campus issued the following news release: Texas A&M University-Commerce has entered into a partnership with tech career launchpad Revature to provide opportunities for upperclassmen to receive technology certifications. Revature is the largest employer of entry-level technology talent in the United States, providing services to Fortune 500 companies, government organizations and more. The company has trained more than 7,000 software en  more

Texas A&M University: New Wildfire Smoke Research Improves Climate Modeling Accuracy
COLLEGE STATION, Texas, Jan. 26 (TNSJou) -- Texas A&M University issued the following news: By Leslie Lee A new study on biomass-burning aerosols that includes a Texas A&M University professor has shown that smoke from wildfires has more of a cooling effect on the climate system than most climate models assume. Xiaohong Liu, professor in the Department of Atmospheric Sciences at Texas A&M, served as corresponding author of the research, which was recently published in Nature Communications.   more

Texas A&M University: Smart Algorithm Cleans Up Images by Searching for Clues Buried in Noise
COLLEGE STATION, Texas, Jan. 25 (TNSJou) -- Texas A&M University issued the following news: By Vandana Suresh To enter the world of the fantastically small, the main currency is either a ray of light or electrons. Strong beams, which yield clearer images, are damaging to specimens. On the other hand, weak beams can give noisy, low-resolution images. In a new study published in Nature Machine Intelligence, researchers at Texas A&M University describe a machine learning-based algorithm that ca  more

Texas A&M: A Novel Approach to Determine How Carcinogenic Bacteria Find Their Targets
COLLEGE STATION, Texas, Feb. 4 (TNSJou) -- Texas A&M University's College of Engineering issued the following news: The gram-negative bacteria Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) colonize the stomachs of the majority of the world's population. Although most people may never experience major complications due to the pathogen, H. pylori infections increase the risk of certain types of gastric cancer, as well as other illnesses such as peptic ulcers and gastritis. Currently, H. pylori infections are t  more

Texas A&M: Gratz, Hu Working to Automate Processor Design Validation
COLLEGE STATION, Texas, Feb. 5 -- Texas A&M University's College of Engineering issued the following news: Dr. Paul Gratz and Dr. Jiang Hu in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Texas A&M University are utilizing machine-learning models to detect performance bugs within processors and create a more efficient method to combat this real-world problem. As consumers, we upgrade to a new phone, gaming system, or smart device for the home because the newer model offers better ba  more

Texas A&M: Ocean Engineering Senior Capstone Group to Design Offshore Launch Platform
COLLEGE STATION, Texas, Feb. 4 -- Texas A&M University's College of Engineering issued the following news: Perhaps the most common turn of phrase for complexity is "It's not rocket science." It's usually said to offset a task that is becoming more difficult than it otherwise should be. In the case of one ocean engineering senior design capstone team, however, it's the opposite. Working as a trio, Konnor Chappell, Robert Jackson and Daniel Jansen are designing an offshore rocket platform for la  more

Texas A&M: Regents OK Building Detonation Testing Facility at RELLIS
COLLEGE STATION, Texas, Feb. 5 -- Texas A&M University's College of Engineering issued the following news: A new Detonation Research Test Facility (DRTF) will be built and opened next year on the RELLIS Campus, adding to its array of capabilities for solving complex global problems. Dr. Elaine Oran, a world authority on the physics and chemistry of explosions, will lead a team at the DRTF examining how flammable gases and other materials interact and sometimes -- though not always -- detonate   more

Texas A&M: Researchers Create Origami-Inspired Satellite Antennas That Can Self-Fold
COLLEGE STATION, Texas, Feb. 4 (TNSJou) -- Texas A&M University's College of Engineering issued the following news: As humankind steps into new frontiers in space exploration, satellites and space vehicles will need to pack more cargo for the long haul. However, certain items, like dish antennas used for wireless communication, pose a challenge since they cannot be very densely packed for flight because of their signature bowl shape. Now, researchers at Texas A&M University have used the princ  more

Texas A&M: Standard Water Treatment Gets Rid of Enveloped Viruses Like the Coronavirus
COLLEGE STATION, Texas, Feb. 4 (TNSJou) -- Texas A&M University's College of Engineering issued the following news: Among the many avenues that viruses can use to infect humans, drinking water may pose only a tiny risk for spreading certain viruses like the coronavirus. However, in cases where there is unauthorized wastewater disposal or other events of inadvertent mixing of wastewater with water sources, the possibility of transmission through drinking water remains unknown. Using a surrogate  more

Texas A.G. Paxton Announces $38.4 Million Settlement With Leading Opioid Marketing Consultant McKinsey
AUSTIN, Texas, Feb. 6 -- Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton issued the following news release on Feb. 5, 2021: Attorney General Ken Paxton today announced that Texas reached a $38.4 million settlement with McKinsey, one of the world's largest consulting companies. McKinsey provided consulting services to opioid companies, including selling deceptive marketing plans, programs, and advisement to OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma for more than 15 years. Today's agreement between 47 states, the District  more

Texas Democratic Party GOP Fails to Control the Monster They Created
AUSTIN, Texas, Feb. 6 -- The Texas Democratic Party issued the following news: Republican parties across Texas are grappling with how to move on after Trump's decisive defeat in November. But after four years of stroking the ego of a fascist president who had the support of white nationalist terrorist groups across the country, the Texas GOP currently finds itself at a crossroads between radicalized members who want Trump to be at the center of their party and those who want to separate themse  more

Texas Democratic Party on Fight for $15 Federal Minimum Wage
AUSTIN, Texas, Feb. 6 -- The Texas Democratic Party issued the following news: Senate Democrats worked Thursday until early this morning securing votes on dozens of amendments in order to pave the way for the passage of President Biden's much-needed $1.9 trillion COVID-19 rescue package. The package included a federal minimum wage increase to $15 an hour, which was shot down by Republicans who introduced an amendment to stop the wage increase during the pandemic. Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermon  more

Texas Democratic Party on Governor Abbott's Promise to Withhold Vital Funds for Pandemic-Stricken Cities
AUSTIN, Texas, Feb. 2 -- The Texas Democratic Party issued the following press document: During his televised State of the State address, Greg Abbott once again demanded Republicans in the Texas Legislature deliver legislation that bans cities from cutting or reallocating their police budgets. What Abbott refuses to tell you is that he is actually the one who has cut the budget for police funding with his abysmal response to preserving our economic output during the coronavirus crisis. While   more

Texas Democratic Party on How Greg Abbott Continues to Fail Needs of Everyday Texans
AUSTIN, Texas, Feb. 2 -- The Texas Democratic Party issued the following statement: * * * During his State of the State address, Governor Greg Abbott dictated his vision for Texas and stressed a number of legislative efforts, all of which fall outside of the real struggles Texas households face every day. The Texas Democratic Party Chair Gilberto Hinojosa made the following statement: "In every single way, Governor Abbott has failed. He is the worst Governor in modern Texas history. Everyday  more

Texas Democratic Party Republicans Once Again Chose Partisanship Over Country
AUSTIN, Texas, Feb. 6 -- The Texas Democratic Party issued the following news on Feb. 5, 2021: Senate Democrats passed a $1.9 trillion stimulus package aimed at providing financial relief to American households still impacted by the previous administration's befuddled handling of the economic fallout related to the COVID-19 pandemic. During their debate, the Senate GOP members, which included Texas Republicans John Cornyn and Ted Cruz, voted down party lines in an unsuccessful effort to kill t  more

Texas Democratic Party: Abbott Ignores Pleas for Help as Border Residents Bear the Worst of COVID-19 in Texas
AUSTIN, Texas, Feb. 4 -- The Texas Democratic Party issued the following news: COVID-19 continues to ravage the Texas borderlands at rates that are far beyond other areas of the state. Despite repeated requests from officials on the border, Republican Governor Greg Abbott refuses to give cities and counties even the smallest amount of autonomy even as places like Laredo were recently reported to be the worst-affected city in the entire country due to COVID-19 cases and fatalities. Under Abbot  more

Texas Democratic Party: As Greg Abbott Continues to Court the NRA, Texans Continue to Die
AUSTIN, Texas, Feb. 2 -- The Texas Democratic Party issued the following press document: During his State of the State address, despite the real challenges facing Texas, Governor Abbott demanded Republican state lawmakers pass legislation that labels Texas a 2nd amendment sanctuary state. Abbott has also courted the NRA, a troubled gun sales organization to relocate from New York to Texas after they filed for bankruptcy this year. A reminder: the El Paso shooter mimicked Abbott's rhetoric from  more

Texas Democratic Party: Expanding Medicaid Will Insure Millions of Most Vulnerable Americans, Yet Abbott Opposes It
AUSTIN, Texas, Feb. 2 -- The Texas Democratic Party issued the following statement: * * * Texas Democrats support Medicaid expansion because it is the best way to guarantee health care to our nation's most vulnerable people in spite of Republicans' refusal to cover our fellow citizens. Texas Democratic Party Chair Gilberto Hinojosa has issued a statement: "Texas shamefully leads the nation in the number of uninsured Americans because Greg Abbott refuses to expand Medicaid, even while the fed  more

Texas Democratic Party: Gov. Abbott's Failure to Advocate for Texas Leaves Us 49th in Vaccine Doses Received
AUSTIN, Texas, Feb. 2 -- The Texas Democratic Party issued the following press document: A new investigative report in the Houston Chronicle shows, despite Greg Abbott's dirty data and continued spin about the state of Texas' COVID-19 vaccine distribution, the state actually ranks near the bottom of all states in terms of vaccine distribution per capita. From the Houston Chronicle: https://www.houstonchronicle.com/news/investigations/article/Nobody-is-getting-enough-Texas-near-the-15906851.php  more

Texas Democratic Party: Greg Abbott Promises to Spend Taxpayers Out of House and Home Fighting Biden Administration in an Effort to Raise His Own Political Capital Alongside Indicted Attorney General
AUSTIN, Texas, Feb. 2 -- The Texas Democratic Party issued the following press document: Before being elected governor, then-Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott spent over $6 million taxpayer funds suing the Obama administration 44 times with limited success and nothing to show for his efforts. Now in the middle of one of the worst pandemics which has led to one of the worst economic downturns in our state's history, Abbott is pushing Texas lawmakers to create barriers and demanding indicted Te  more

Texas Democratic Party: Greg Abbott Will Make Up Any Excuse to Spend More Taxpayer Dollars on Border Security, Even as Texas Continues to Suffer Historic Economic Losses and Faces $1 Billion Estimated Budget Shortfall
AUSTIN, Texas, Feb. 2 -- The Texas Democratic Party issued the following press document: Greg Abbott just promised to continue spending taxpayer funds on the state's effort to secure the Texas-Mexico border. Texas Republicans' xenophobic effort at border security is not new. Republicans have robbed Texas taxpayers with their $1.6 billion dollar xenophobic spending effort every two years since Abbott took office, even during the failed Trump presidency. Texas faces some of its greatest challen  more

Texas Democratic Party: Republican State Leadership Slashes Subsidies in Rural Texas Threatening Internet and Phone Services for Rural Texans
AUSTIN, Texas, Feb. 2 -- The Texas Democratic Party issued the following press document: Last week, in a bombshell report by the Texas Tribune, it was revealed that internet and phone services for rural Texans have been threatened because the state of Texas recently cut subsidies that help providers offer phone and internet services in sparsely populated areas. Under Greg Abbott and Texas Republican leadership, more rural hospitals have closed in Texas than any other state in the country, the   more

Texas Democratic Party: Texans From Across the State Joined Texas Democrats to Provide Democratic Response to Abbott's State of State
AUSTIN, Texas, Feb. 2 -- The Texas Democratic Party issued the following press document: Texas Democrats from all walks of life and across our entire great state provided the Democratic response to Governor Abbott's "State of the State" address. To view the full response to the state of the state, click here: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1sycECqNMqfMAwOwNS7tEtRW0CJIfyEUo/view?ts=60188be8 Texas Democratic Party Chair Gilberto Hinojosa said the following: "Let's be clear, no matter what Gov  more

Texas Democrats on President Biden's Executive Orders to Reunite Families Separated at the Border
AUSTIN, Texas, Feb. 4 -- The Texas Democratic Party issued the following news on Feb. 2, 2021: President Biden today took another step at protecting and reuniting families who have been intentionally and cruelly separated under the previous Trump administration's "zero-tolerance immigration policy", which many human rights organizations, including the United Nations, said was "government-sanctioned child abuse" and had caused "irreparable harm". The Trump administration separated at least 5,50  more

Texas Gov. Abbott Appoints Berry and Carter to Texas Crime Victims' Institute Advisory Council
AUSTIN, Texas, Feb. 5 -- Gov. Greg Abbott, R-Texas, issued the following news release: Governor Greg Abbott has appointed Justin Berry and Melissa Carter to the Texas Crime Victims' Institute Advisory Council for terms set to expire January 31, 2023 and January 31, 2022, respectively. The council is charged with conducting an in-depth analysis of the impact of crime on victims, close relatives of deceased victims, guardians of victims and society. Justin Berry of Austin is an officer in the Sp  more

Texas Gov. Abbott Appoints Four to Texas Board of Nursing
AUSTIN, Texas, Feb. 2 -- Gov. Greg Abbott, R-Texas, issued the following news release: Governor Greg Abbott has appointed Daryl Chambers and reappointed Allison Edwards, DrPH, Kathy Leader-Horn, and David E. Saucedo, II to the Texas Board of Nursing for terms set to expire on January 31, 2027. The board oversees the practice of professional nursing, examination of students, and standards of professional conduct for license holders. The board also prescribes and publishes the minimum requirement  more

Texas Gov. Abbott Appoints Three to Texas Appraiser Licensing and Certification Board
AUSTIN, Texas, Feb. 2 -- Gov. Greg Abbott, R-Texas, issued the following news release: Governor Greg Abbott has reappointed Chance Bolton and Martha Gayle Reid Lynch and appointed Paola Escalante-Castillo to the Texas Appraiser Licensing and Certification Board for terms set to expire on January 31, 2027. The board performs duties relating to the education, ethics, and certification or licensing of real estate appraisers or appraiser trainees. Chance Bolton of Bee Cave is the managing partner  more

Texas Gov. Abbott Appoints Three to Texas State Board of Examiners of Marriage and Family Therapists
AUSTIN, Texas, Feb. 4 -- Gov. Greg Abbott, R-Texas, issued the following news release: Governor Greg Abbott has appointed Jodie Elder, Ph.D. and reappointed Anthony Scoma, D.Min. and Evelyn Husband Thompson to the Texas State Board of Examiners of Marriage and Family Therapists for terms set to expire on February 1, 2027. The board licenses and regulates Marriage and Family Therapists in Texas. Jodie Elder, Ph.D. of Dallas is an Adjunct Professor of Counseling in the Simmons School of Educatio  more

Texas Gov. Abbott Delivers 2021 State of the State Address
AUSTIN, Texas, Feb. 2 -- Gov. Greg Abbott, R-Texas, issued the following State of the State Address: * * * To members of the Texas Legislature who are joining us virtually and my fellow Texans, as we gather tonight, I can tell you that the state of our state is brimming with promise. That promise is seen in places like where I am tonight--Lockhart, Texas--home of great barbecue and the location of Visionary Fiber Technologies. The folks at Visionary Fiber use cutting-edge technology to provi  more

Texas Gov. Abbott Extends COVID-19 Disaster Declaration - February 2021
AUSTIN, Texas, Feb. 5 -- Gov. Greg Abbott, R-Texas, issued the following proclamation: WHEREAS, I, Greg Abbott, Governor of Texas, issued a disaster proclamation on March 13, 2020, certifying under Section 418.014 of the Texas Government Code that the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) poses an imminent threat of disaster for all counties in the State of Texas; and WHEREAS, in each subsequent month effective through today, I have issued proclamations renewing the disaster declaration for all Texas c  more

Texas Gov. Abbott Extends Hurricane Harvey Disaster Proclamation - February 2021
AUSTIN, Texas, Feb. 5 -- Gov. Greg Abbott, R-Texas, issued the following proclamation: WHEREAS, I, GREG ABBOTT, Governor of the State of Texas, issued a disaster proclamation on August 23, 2017, certifying that Hurricane Harvey posed a threat of imminent disaster for Aransas, Austin, Bee, Brazoria, Calhoun, Chambers, Colorado, DeWitt, Fayette, Fort Bend, Galveston, Goliad, Gonzales, Harris, Jackson, Jefferson, Jim Wells, Karnes, Kleberg, Lavaca, Liberty, Live Oak, Matagorda, Nueces, Refugio, Sa  more

Texas Gov. Abbott Issues Disaster Declaration in Response to Drought Conditions
AUSTIN, Texas, Feb. 3 -- Gov. Greg Abbott, R-Texas, issued the following proclamation: WHEREAS, significantly low rainfall and prolonged dry conditions continue to increase the threat of wildfire across these portions of the state; and WHEREAS, these drought conditions pose an imminent threat to public health, property, and the economy; THEREFORE, in accordance with the authority vested in me by Section 418.014 of the Texas Government Code, I do hereby declare a state of disaster in the previ  more

Texas Gov. Abbott Reappoints Demerson to Texas Workforce Commission
AUSTIN, Texas, Feb. 3 -- Gov. Greg Abbott, R-Texas, issued the following news release: Governor Greg Abbott has reappointed Aaron Demerson to the Texas Workforce Commission for a term set to expire February 1, 2027. The Commission is charged with overseeing and providing workforce development services to employers and job seekers in Texas. Aaron Demerson of Austin has served as the Commissioner Representing Employers since August 2019, and previously served as the Director of the Office of Emp  more

Texas Gov. Abbott Reappoints Four to Texas Military Preparedness Commission
AUSTIN, Texas, Feb. 4 -- Gov. Greg Abbott, R-Texas, issued the following news release: Governor Abbott has reappointed Major General Kevin Pottinger, Shannalea Taylor, Dennis Lewis, and Kenneth Sheets to the Texas Military Preparedness Commission for terms set to expire February 1, 2027. The Commission's goal is to preserve, protect, expand, and attract new military missions, assets and installations. Additionally, the Commission encourages defense related businesses to expand or relocate in Te  more

Texas Gov. Abbott Reappoints Margo to Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas Oversight Committee
AUSTIN, Texas, Feb. 2 -- Gov. Greg Abbott, R-Texas, issued the following news release on Feb. 1, 2021: Governor Greg Abbott has reappointed Donald R. "Dee" Margo to the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas Oversight Committee for a term that will expire on January 31, 2027. The committee oversees the institute's grants to fund research, facilities, cancer prevention and control programs, and other functions in accordance with the Texas Cancer Plan and rules adopted by the committee  more

Texas Gov. Abbott Releases 2022-2023 Budget With Key Priorities
AUSTIN, Texas, Feb. 6 -- Gov. Greg Abbott, R-Texas, issued the following news release on Feb. 5, 2021: Governor Greg Abbott today released his budget for the 2022-2023 biennium. The Governor's budget ensures that the State of Texas continues to build on the critical progress made in public school finance, property tax reform, disaster preparedness, school safety, and numerous other achievements of previous legislatures. It also ensures that Texas has the ability to look toward the future as o  more

Texas Gov. Abbott Sets Special Election Date for House District 68
AUSTIN, Texas, Feb. 5 -- Gov. Greg Abbott, R-Texas, issued the following proclamation: WHEREAS, the declination of office by the Honorable Drew Springer has caused a vacancy to exist in Texas State House of Representatives District No. 68, which consists of Childress, Collingsworth, Cooke, Cottle, Crosby, Dickens, Fisher, Floyd, Garza, Hall, Hardeman, Haskell, Jack, Kent, King, Montague, Motley, Stonewall, Throckmorton, Wheeler, Wilbarger, and Young counties; and WHEREAS, an expedited special   more

Texas Gov. Abbott, HHSC Announce Extension of Emergency SNAP Benefits for February 2021
AUSTIN, Texas, Feb. 3 -- Gov. Greg Abbott, R-Texas, issued the following news release on Feb. 2, 2021: Governor Greg Abbott today announced that the Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) will provide approximately $300 million in emergency Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) food benefits for the month of February as the state continues its response to the COVID-19 pandemic. "We are grateful for this additional extension of emergency SNAP benefits for the month of Febr  more

Texas Gov. Abbott: Advocates Praise Governor Abbott's Vision for a More Prosperous Texas
AUSTIN, Texas, Feb. 3 -- Gov. Greg Abbott, R-Texas, issued the following news release: "The Texas Restaurant Association applauds our state's leaders for prioritizing pandemic liability protections for businesses - like local restaurants - that are going above and beyond to keep their customers and employees safe. COVID-19 has devastated the restaurant industry, but with tools like liability protections, we can work together to ensure the Texas economy recovers stronger than ever," said Dr. Emi  more

Texas Gov. Abbott: Praise for Governor Abbott's Vision for a Freer Texas
AUSTIN, Texas, Feb. 3 -- Gov. Greg Abbott, R-Texas, issued the following news release: "Governor Abbott rightly called for Texas to become a 'Second Amendment Sanctuary State.' This means stopping local busybodies from taking our federal tax dollars to enforce unpopular federal laws that Congress has no business in making. Amidst skyrocketing crime rates, now is not the time to abridge the Second Amendment rights of law-abiding citizens," said Derek Cohen, Policy Director of Right On Crime. "G  more

Three University of North Texas Engineers Awarded NSF CAREER Grants for Excellence in Their Fields
DENTON, Texas, Feb. 5 -- The University of North Texas issued the following news release: Three University of North Texas researchers in the College of Engineering were awarded more than $1.4 million total in grant money through the National Science Foundation's Faculty Early Career Development Program. Diana Berman, Hua Sun and Hui Zhao have each received three-year awards to fund their innovative research into solving some very difficult problems facing industry today. "We are pleased with t  more

University of Houston to Outline Legislative Priorities During Virtual UH Day at the Capitol
HOUSTON, Texas, Feb. 5 -- The University of Houston issued the following news release: Each biennium, a contingent of faithful University of Houston Cougars and leaders journey to Austin to make sure state policymakers are keeping the University of Houston top of mind during the legislative session. With the pandemic still raging and strict rules and capacity limitations in place inside the Capitol, UH is instead hosting a virtual UH Day at the Capitol 2021. "The legislature is operating very   more

University of Houston Victoria Faculty Member Co-Authors Paper About COVID-19 Vaccination Hesitancy
VICTORIA, Texas, Feb. 4 (TNSJou) -- The University of Houston Victoria campus issued the following news release: With the distribution of the COVID-19 vaccine underway, a University of Houston-Victoria faculty member has gained insight into which communities of people are hesitant to get the vaccine. Michael Wiblishauser, a University of Houston-Victoria assistant professor of health studies, co-authored the medical research paper "COVID-19 Vaccination Hesitancy in the United States: A Rapid N  more

University of Houston: More Than Half of Texans Believe No Voter Fraud Occurred in 2020 Presidential Election
HOUSTON, Texas, Feb. 5 (TNSRep) -- The University of Houston issued the following news release: The integrity of elections has been hotly debated over the past year, but a new report released Thursday reveals 55% of Texans believe there was no widespread voter fraud during the 2020 presidential election. The findings of the statewide survey by the University of Houston Hobby School of Public Affairs indicate a sharp partisan difference on the issue with 87% of Democrats believing there was no   more

University of Houston: One-Third of Texans Likely to Refuse a COVID-19 Vaccine
HOUSTON, Texas, Feb. 3 (TNSRep) -- The University of Houston issued the following news release: More than 40% of Texans say they are certain to be vaccinated against COVID-19 when the vaccine becomes available to them or have already received the vaccine, according to a new report released Tuesday. About one-third say they are unlikely to do so. And more than one out of five - 22% - say they definitely will not accept a vaccine. The findings of the statewide survey by the University of Housto  more

University of North Carolina Wilmington Part of $5 Million Contract With National Geospatial Intelligence Agency
WILMINGTON, North Carolina, Feb. 2 -- The University of North Carolina Wilmington campus issued the following news release: UNCW is among 11 universities selected as members of the United States Geospatial Intelligence Foundation's Academic Consortium that will deliver training courses for current and future government employees. The courses are a part of the National Geospatial Intelligence Agency's GEOINT Learning through Academic Programs, a $5 million initiative slated to run through 2025.   more

University of North Texas Researchers Discover New Way to Look at Turbulence in the Galaxy to Trace the Birth and Life of Stars
DENTON, Texas, Feb. 4 (TNSJou) -- The University of North Texas issued the following news release: University of North Texas researchers have discovered young stars are dancing to a secret cosmic tune. This dance offers scientists a new way to examine turbulence, the weather in the galaxy, to understand the birth and evolution of stars. Yuan Li, assistant professor in UNT's Department of Physics, and doctoral student Trung Ha are researching the movement of gasses in the Orion Nebula by examini  more

University of Texas - Johnson School of Public Affairs: Cynthia Osborne Named Vice President of APPAM's Governing Board
AUSTIN, Texas, Feb. 2 (TNSPer) -- The University of Texas Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs issued the following news: Cynthia Osborne, the associate dean for academic strategies at the LBJ School of Public Affairs at The University of Texas at Austin, was elected vice president of the governing board for the Association for Public Policy Analysis & Management (APPAM) on Tuesday, Jan. 19. The governing board is responsible for setting policy and creating strategy for the association, w  more

University of Texas Arlington Breakthrough: 2D Materials Capable of Forming Complex 3D Shapes
ARLINGTON, Texas, Feb. 5 (TNSJou) -- The University of Texas Arlington campus issued the following news release: University of Texas at Arlington researchers have developed a technique that programs 2D materials to transform into complex 3D shapes. The goal of the work is to create synthetic materials that can mimic how living organisms expand and contract soft tissues and thus achieve complex 3D movements and functions. Programming thin sheets, or 2D materials, to morph into 3D shapes can ena  more

University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio: As Variants Make the News, COVID-19 Vaccines are Still Effective and Precautions are Still Needed, Experts Say
SAN ANTONIO, Texas, Feb. 4 -- The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio issued the following news release: Getting COVID-19 vaccines into arms and continuing to mask and social distance is essential as cases associated with U.K., South Africa and Brazil coronavirus variants crop up in the U.S., infectious disease specialists from UT Health San Antonio said Wednesday. News that vaccine efficacy is reduced against the variant strains must not deter the public from being vaccin  more

University of Texas-Arlington: Physics Team Examines Impact of Space Weather on Power Grids
ARLINGTON, Texas, Feb. 4 -- The University of Texas Arlington campus issued the following news release: A team led by University of Texas at Arlington physicists is studying the impact of space weather on Earth, particularly solar-induced phenomena on our electrical power grids. Yue Deng, UTA distinguished professor of physics, is principal investigator for the project, titled "Advances in numerical simulations for resolving multi-scale geomagnetic disturbances." The work is being funded by a   more

University of Texas: Anita Cochran Named Fellow of American Astronomical Society
FORT DAVIS, Texas, Feb. 4 (TNSPer) -- The University of Texas at Austin's McDonald Observatory issued the following news release: The American Astronomical Society (AAS), the major organization of professional astronomers in North America, has honored Dr. Anita Cochran, Assistant Director of McDonald Observatory and Senior Research Scientist, for extraordinary achievement and service by naming her an AAS Fellow for 2021. Cochran was honored for her research addressing the molecular composition  more

University of Texas: Repeated Testing for COVID-19 is Vital, Economic and Public Health Analysis Shows
AUSTIN, Texas, Feb. 6 (TNSJou) -- The University of Texas issued the following news release on Feb. 5, 2021: As a new presidential administration takes steps to examine options to control the spread of COVID-19 through increased testing, epidemiologists at The University of Texas at Austin and other institutions have a new analysis that shows the value of having all people in the U.S. tested on a regular, rotating basis to slow the spread of the novel coronavirus and the loss of life from COVID  more

University of Texas: School Gardens Linked With Kids Eating More Vegetables
AUSTIN, Texas, Feb. 5 (TNSJou) -- The University of Texas issued the following news release: Getting children to eat their vegetables can seem like an insurmountable task, but nutrition researchers at The University of Texas at Austin have found one way: school gardens and lessons on using what's grown in them. Researchers worked with 16 elementary schools across Central Texas to install vegetable gardens and teach classes to students and parents about nutrition and cooking. In a study recentl  more

University of Texas: Use of Pronouns May Show Signs of an Impending Breakup
AUSTIN, Texas, Feb. 2 (TNSJou) -- The University of Texas issued the following news release: Evidence of an impending breakup may exist in the small words used in everyday conversations months before either partner realizes where their relationship is heading, according to new psychology research. Researchers at The University of Texas at Austin analyzed more than 1 million posts by 6,800 Reddit users one year before and one year after they shared news about their breakups in the r/BreakUps su  more

Wells Fargo and Ameresco to Install Solar Generation Assets at Nearly 100 Wells Fargo Properties in Seven States
FRAMINGHAM, Massachusetts, Feb. 3 -- Ameresco, a provider of energy efficiency solutions, issued the following news release on Feb. 2, 2021: Ameresco, Inc. (NYSE: AMRC), and Wells Fargo (NYSE: WFC) today announced a collaboration to develop and install approximately 30 megawatts (MW) of new, onsite solar generation assets at corporate and retail locations in seven states. The nearly 100 solar photovoltaic (PV) arrays are a combination of rooftop and ground mount systems at Wells Fargo retail an  more

Western Illinois University College Student Personnel to Host Lecture Series
MACOMB, Illinois, Feb. 6 -- Western Illinois University issued the following news release: As part of the Western Illinois University College Student Personnel Lecture Series, Vanessa Sansone will present "Geography Need Not Be Destiny" at 11:45 a.m. Tuesday, Feb.16. Sansone, of the University of Texas-San Antonio, will present her lecture, "Geography need not be destiny: What we can learn about race, place, and college opportunity from rural Latinxs in Texas," which is co-sponsored by the WIU  more

What They Are Saying About Texas Gov. Abbott's Call for Broadband Expansion, Vision for a Healthier Texas
AUSTIN, Texas, Feb. 3 -- Gov. Greg Abbott, R-Texas, issued the following news release: "TMA praises Governor Abbott for prioritizing three important tools to help Texas physicians care for patients: Telemedicine, so we can safely and efficiently serve more of our patients through the pandemic and beyond; improved broadband service to more Texans, so they can access telemedicine care from their doctor regardless of where they live; and steadfast resolve to increase equitable COVID-19 vaccine dis  more