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State Tipoffs Involving Texas Newsletter for Sunday March 21, 2021 ( 100 items )  

'Do-Something' Members of 116th Congress: Legislative Effectiveness Study From Vanderbilt, UVA Identifies Member Success in Advancing Bills
NASHVILLE, Tennessee, March 19 -- Vanderbilt University issued the following joint news with the University of Virginia: Sens. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., and Gary Peters, D-Mich., along with Rep. Michael McCaul, R-Texas, and retired Rep. Nita Lowey, D-N.Y., were the most effective Republican and Democratic lawmakers in the recently completed 116th Congress (2019-20), according to new research from the Center for Effective Lawmaking. The legislative effectiveness scores are at the core of the researc  more

Ala. A.G. Marshall Joins 20 States in Filing Suit to Block Biden's Illegal Cancellation of Keystone XL Pipeline
MONTGOMERY, Alabama, March 19 -- Alabama Attorney General Steve T. Marshall issued the following news release: Alabama Attorney General Steve Marshall joined 20 other state attorneys general in filing suit to block President Joe Biden's unconstitutional attempt to kill the Keystone XL pipeline. The multistate lawsuit led by Montana and Texas was filed Wednesday in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas. "Hours after being sworn into office, President Biden revoked the Keyst  more

Alamo Colleges District One of Two Winners of National 2021 Technology Leadership Award
SAN ANTONIO, Texas, March 17 (TNSRes) -- The Alamo Colleges District issued the following news release on March 16, 2021: The Alamo Colleges District is one of only two winners in North America selected to be recognized by the Tambellini Group for the 6th annual Tambellini Technology Leadership Award. The Tambellini Group, the leading independent technology research and advisory firm dedicated exclusively to higher education, received a record number of nominations for the award. The Alamo Col  more

Angelo State University: In-Person Spring Graduation Ceremonies Announced
SAN ANGELO, Texas, March 17 -- Angelo State University issued the following news release: Angelo State University has announced plans to conduct in-person commencement ceremonies for its spring graduates on Friday and Saturday, May 14-15, in the Junell Center/Stephens Arena, 2235 S. Jackson Street. Nearly 1,000 graduates are scheduled to walk the stage during the five commencement ceremonies. All seating will be reserved, and each graduate will have access to four tickets for family and friend  more

Angelo State University: Psychology Prof to Lead Area Psychological Association
SAN ANGELO, Texas, March 20 (TNSPer) (TNSJou) -- Angelo State University issued the following news release: Dr. Drew Curtis of the Angelo State University psychology faculty has been appointed president-interim of the Psychological Association of Greater West Texas (PAGWT), the area branch of the Texas Psychological Association. In that position, Curtis will serve the PAGWT's executive committee and its membership of licensed psychologists through a commitment to promote excellence in the prac  more

Angelo State University: Title IX Coordinator Joins Governor's Sexual Assault Survivors Program
SAN ANGELO, Texas, March 16 -- Angelo State University issued the following news release: Michelle Miller, special assistant to the president and Title IX coordinator at Angelo State University, has been appointed to the Safety Planning Working Group for the Texas Governor's Sexual Assault Survivors' Task Force (SASTF). The SASTF was formed in 2019 and is housed in the Office of the Governor's Public Safety Office. Its mission is to establish a collaborative and coordinated response to sexual   more

Baylor College of Medicine: DNA Elements IDed That Affect MECP2 Expression
HOUSTON, Texas, March 19 (TNSJou) -- The Baylor College of Medicine issued the following news release: Researchers at Baylor College of Medicine and the Jan and Dan Duncan Neurological Research Institute at Texas Children's Hospital (NRI) have identified and characterized two regions of DNA required for the proper expression of Mecp2/MECP2 in mice and humans. These findings, published in Genes & Development, are helping to shed light on the function of these DNA regions and how they could be p  more

Baylor College of Medicine: Grant to Test Genetics to Help Diabetes Type Diagnosis in Children
HOUSTON, Texas, March 13 (TNSRes) -- The Baylor College of Medicine issued the following news release: Baylor College of Medicine will serve as the lead center among a multicenter, international project aiming to use genetics to diagnose diabetes in children. Diagnosing diabetes in children can be difficult due to overlapping characteristics between type 1 and type 2 diabetes, particularly in non-Caucasian children. Researchers will explore if and how genetics can help classify diabetes type   more

Baylor College of Medicine: Study Finds Antisense Oligonucleotides to Treat MECP2 Disorder
HOUSTON, Texas, March 17 (TNSJou) -- The Baylor College of Medicine issued the following news release: Many cognitive neurodevelopmental disorders are a result of too many or too few copies of certain genes or chromosomes. To date, no treatment options exist for this class of disorders. MECP2 duplication syndrome (MDS) is one such disorder that primarily affects boys and results from a duplication spanning the methyl-CpG binding protein 2 (MECP2) locus located on the X chromosome. A preclinica  more

Baylor University Among 36 University Leaders Nationwide to Launch Taskforce on Higher Education and Opportunity
WACO, Texas, March 17 -- Baylor University issued the following news: Baylor University joined nearly 40 institutions in launching the Taskforce on Higher Education and Opportunity, announced Friday by the Taskforce member institutions. Baylor and its Taskforce member partners are charged to address many of the challenges caused by the pandemic, income inequality, the changing nature of work and levels of unemployment among recent college graduates - nearly double those seen following the 2008   more

Baylor University Launches Faith & Sports Institute to Develop Leaders in Sports and Ministry
WACO, Texas, March 17 -- Baylor University issued the following news on March 16, 2021: Baylor University's George W. Truett Theological Seminary has announced the official launch of the Faith & Sports Institute (FSI), a distinctive center for the comprehensive study and practice of sports and Christianity. The announcement follows 10 years of progress in developing leaders in sports ministry. Housed at Truett Seminary, the new institute is led by John B. White, Ph.D., The Harold and Dottie Ri  more

Baylor University: Lilly Endowment $1 Million Grant to Fund Research Team to Establish 'Churches That THRIVE for Racial Justice' Program
WACO, Texas, March 18 (TNSGra) -- Baylor University issued the following news: A research team that includes a Baylor University scholar on race and religion will help establish Churches that THRIVE for Racial Justice, a national effort to help congregations confront structures of racism in their communities. Lilly Endowment Inc. is funding the project with a $1 million grant to Davidson College, which will coordinate the project. Churches that THRIVE for Racial Justice is one of 91 projects b  more

Chevron Phillips Chemical Announces Management Changes
THE WOODLANDS, Texas, March 17 -- Chevron Phillips Chemical, a petrochemical company, issued the following news on March 16, 2021: Chevron Phillips Chemical Company LLC (Chevron Phillips Chemical) announced today that Mitch Eichelberger will become executive vice president, polymers and Mitch Eichelbergerspecialties, effective April 1, 2021. In addition to oversight of the sales, marketing and supply chain functions, he will assume additional responsibility for the company's global procurement   more

Colo. Department of Regulatory Agencies: Colorado Division of Securities Encourages Defrauded Investors in Metals.com Case to File Claims by April 30, 2021
DENVER, Colorado, March 16 -- The Colorado Department of Regulatory Agencies issued the following news: The Colorado Division of Securities (the "Division"), other state regulators, and the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) recently filed a joint civil enforcement action against Metals.com, Tower Equity, Chase Metals, Barrick Capital and other associated parties. The defendants are accused of perpetrating a fraudulent precious metals investment scheme allegedly involving 1600 investor  more

Endangered Przewalski's Horses Join Texas A&M Wildlife Center
COLLEGE STATION, Texas, March 18 -- Texas A&M University's College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences issued the following news release on March 17, 2021: The Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences' (CVMBS) Winnie Carter Wildlife Center (WCWC) is the new home for two Przewalski's horses (P horses), a critically endangered species from Mongolia that is considered to be the last truly wild horse in existence. At the WCWC, the P horses will help teach veterinar  more

ExxonMobil Files Definitive Proxy and Shareholder Letter Urging Support for Directors
IRVING, Texas, March 17 -- ExxonMobil, an international energy company, issued the following news release on March 16, 2021: ExxonMobil today filed its definitive proxy statement and a letter to shareholders, urging them to vote using the BLUE CARD to support the company's 12 director nominees at its 2021 annual meeting of * Shareholders urged to vote using BLUE CARD to support ExxonMobil directors * Investment plan to grow earnings; flexible to market conditions, benefits from cost reduction  more

Ga. A.G. Carr Files Suit to Block Biden's Illegitimate Keystone Cancellation
ATLANTA, Georgia, March 18 -- Georgia Attorney General Chris Carr issued the following news release on March 17, 2021: Attorney General Chris Carr today joined 20 other state attorneys general in filing suit in United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas to block President Biden's unconstitutional and illegitimate attempt to cancel the Keystone XL Pipeline (KXLP). "This decision is political symbolism that will cause real-world damage, pure and simple," said Attorney Genera  more

Houston Baptist University Students Present Their Undergraduate Research
HOUSTON, Texas, March 16 -- Houston Baptist University issued the following news release: HBU offers a unique environment for undergraduate students to engage in research projects with the support of faculty mentors. Three students, Sara Zrnikova, Kaitlin Smith, and Jessica Rabius, presented their research at the Texas Chapter of American Sports Medicine Association Annual Meeting in February; Zrnikova went on to present her work at Texas Undergraduate Research Day. Dr. MaryCatherine Harmon, H  more

Houston Baptist University: New Dean Named for the School of Christian Thought
HOUSTON, Texas, March 13 (TNSPer) -- Houston Baptist University issued the following news release: Dr. Robert Sloan, President of Houston Baptist University, and Dr. Stan Napper, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, are pleased to announce the selection of Dr. Philip Tallon as Dean of the HBU School of Christian Thought, and Associate Professor of Theology. Dr. Tallon's appointment is effective as of March 8, 2021. Affirming the appointment, President Sloan said, "Phil Tallon will   more

Houston Fighting Floods With Losing Strategy, Says Rice U. Expert
HOUSTON, Texas, March 18 (TNSRes) -- Rice University issued the following news release on March 17, 2021: Understanding climate change is key to solving the Houston area's flooding woes, but there are major problems with the current approach, according to an environmental expert from Rice University. Storms such as hurricanes Harvey and Ike were unprecedented, and current prediction methods are inadequate or nonexistent, argues Jim Blackburn, Baker Institute Rice Faculty Scholar and director o  more

Kansas A.G. Derek Schmidt Files Suit Challenging Biden Administration 'Arbitrary And Capricious' Cancellation of Keystone XL Pipeline
TOPEKA, Kansas, March 18 -- Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt issued the following news release on March 17, 2021: Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt today filed a federal lawsuit asking the court to determine that President Biden's cancellation of the permit to build and operate the Keystone XL pipeline was illegal. Schmidt joined 21 states in filing the action in the United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas. In February, Schmidt had joined with attorneys general  more

Kellogg Institute for International Studies: Their Deaths Shame Us All - Neoliberalism, COVID-19, and the Banality of Evil
NOTRE DAME, Indiana, March 17 -- The Kellogg Institute for International Studies, a part of the Keough School of Global Affairs at Notre Dame, issued the following news: In late March 2020, as the potential scale of the COVID-19 epidemic became clear, a televised conversation unfolded between Fox News host Tucker Carlson and Dan Patrick, the lieutenant governor of Texas. Patrick argued that to "save" America during the pandemic, grandparents and other elderly people should be asked to volunteer  more

Kentucky A.G. Cameron Joins 21-State Coalition in Filing Lawsuit Against Biden's Unconstitutional Cancellation of Keystone XL Pipeline
FRANKFORT, Kentucky, March 19 -- Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron issued the following news release on March 18, 2021: Attorney General Daniel Cameron today announced that he joined a 21-state coalition in filing a lawsuit in the United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas against the Biden Administration's unconstitutional attempt to cancel the Keystone XL Pipeline. Despite several exhaustive Obama-era studies conducted by the State Department, which concluded the   more

Mo. A.G. Schmitt Joins Suit Challenging President Biden's Cancellation of Keystone XL
JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri, March 19 -- Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt issued the following news release: Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt joined 20 other state attorneys general in filing suit yesterday, led by Montana and Texas, in United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas challenging President Joe Biden's cancellation of the permits for the construction of the Keystone XL Pipeline (KXLP). The lawsuit argues that President Biden's administration did not have  more

Mont. A.G. Knudsen & Texas A.G. Paxton Lead 21-State Lawsuit to Block Biden's Illegitimate Keystone Cancellation
HELENA, Montana, March 18 -- Montana Attorney General Austin Knudsen issued the following news release on March 17, 2021: Montana Attorney General Austin Knudsen, Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton and 19 other state attorneys general filed suit today in United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas to block President Joe Biden's unconstitutional and illegitimate attempt to cancel the Keystone XL Pipeline (KXLP). Despite several exhaustive studies undertaken by the Obama State  more

Most Flexible 2D Material Discovered at University of Texas Austin
AUSTIN, Texas, March 17 (TNSJou) -- The University of Texas issued the following news release: A new kind of two-dimensional (2D) material with unique properties has been discovered by researchers with The University of Texas at Austin, bringing next-generation flexible electronic devices one step closer. In materials science, size matters. And currently 2D materials are the hottest ticket. Thanks to their atomically-thin size, light weight, high stretchability, impressive biocompatibility, an  more

New University of North Texas NSF Grant to Offer Undergraduates Opportunities in Artificial Intelligence Research
DENTON, Texas, March 16 (TNSRes) -- The University of North Texas issued the following news release: Researchers in the University of North Texas College of Engineering were recently awarded a three-year grant by the National Science Foundation through its Research Experiences for Undergraduates program to develop and operate 10-week intensive programs for students to learn about artificial intelligence. Over the next three summers, Hui Zhao and Mark Albert, assistant professors of computer sci  more

Okla. A.G. Hunter Joins Lawsuit Against President Biden Over Keystone Pipeline
OKLAHOMA CITY, Oklahoma, March 19 -- Oklahoma Attorney General Mike Hunter issued the following news release on March 18, 2021: Attorney General Mike Hunter today joined a lawsuit against President Joe Biden and members of his administration over their move to shut down the Keystone Pipeline. Filed in the United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas, the complaint aims to prevent the Biden administration from circumventing limits placed on the presidency by the Constitution,  more

Rice Expert: Religious Leaders Are Key to Vaccination Efforts
HOUSTON, Texas, March 18 (TNSRes) -- Rice University issued the following news release: Amid news that the Biden administration will soon launch a wide-reaching public relations campaign aimed at improving COVID-19 vaccine confidence and inoculation rates across the U.S., Rice University sociologist Elaine Howard Ecklund is available to discuss the role religious leaders can play in encouraging their congregants to get a shot. A recent front-page New York Times article focused specifically on   more

Rice University: Border Issues Nothing New But Pose Challenge for Biden, Says Baker Institute Expert
HOUSTON, Texas, March 17 (TNSRes) -- Rice University issued the following news release on March 16, 2021: What's happening at the U.S.-Mexico border is neither new nor the result of recent policy changes by President Joe Biden, but the situation could pose a threat to the administration's immigration reform efforts, according to an expert from Rice University's Baker Institute for Public Policy. Tony Payan, director of the Center for the United States and Mexico at the Baker Institute, argues   more

Rice University: Internet-Access Spending Improves Academic Outcomes, According to Study of 9,000 Texas Public Schools
HOUSTON, Texas, March 16 (TNSJou) -- Rice University issued the following news release: Increased internet-access spending by Texas public schools improved academic performance but also led to more disciplinary problems among students, a study of 9,000 schools conducted by a research team from Rice University, Texas A&M University and the University of Notre Dame shows. Whether students benefit from increased internet access in public schools has been an open question, according to the researc  more

Rice University: Teamwork Makes Light Shine Ever Brighter
HOUSTON, Texas, March 19 (TNSJou) -- Rice University issued the following news release: If you're looking for one technique to maximize photon output from plasmons, stop. It takes two to wrangle. Rice University physicists came across a phenomenon that boosts the light from a nanoscale device more than 1,000 times greater than they anticipated. When looking at light coming from a plasmonic junction, a microscopic gap between two gold nanowires, there are conditions in which applying optical o  more

Rice University: U.S. Must Prepare for Long-Term Economic Fallout From Pandemic, Says Baker Institute Expert
HOUSTON, Texas, March 16 (TNSRes) -- Rice University issued the following news release: The U.S. economy appears to be improving, but the pandemic will have a lasting macroeconomic impact, according to an expert from Rice University's Baker Institute for Public Policy. Policymakers can prepare for the "impending macroeconomic shortfalls" by improving education, prioritizing immigration and resolving the national debt, said Jorge Barro, fellow in public finance at the Baker Institute, in a poli  more

S.C. A.G. Wilson and 21-State Coalition File Suit to Block Biden's Illegitimate Keystone Cancellation
COLUMBIA, South Carolina, March 19 -- South Carolina Attorney General Alan Wilson issued the following news release: South Carolina Attorney General Alan Wilson joined 20 other state attorneys general in filing suit Wednesday, led by Montana and Texas, in United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas to block President Joe Biden's unconstitutional and illegitimate attempt to cancel Keystone XL Pipeline (KXLP). Despite several exhaustive studies undertaken by the Obama State D  more

S.D. A.G. Ravnsborg Joins 21-State Coalition to Block Keystone Cancellation
PIERRE, South Dakota, March 19 -- South Dakota Attorney General Jason Ravnsborg issued the following news release: South Dakota Attorney General Jason Ravnsborg joined 20 other state attorneys general, led by Montana and Texas, in filing suit in United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas to block President Joe Biden's unconstitutional and the illegitimate attempt to cancel the Keystone XL Pipeline (KXLP). Despite several exhaustive studies undertaken by the Obama State Dep  more

Stanford Study Finds That Wind Energy Output Increases When People Need Heat the Most
STANFORD, California, March 18 (TNSJou) -- Stanford University issued the following news release: In response to the recent freeze-inspired power outages in Texas, some politicians blamed the historic blackouts on wind turbines. The dubious, and largely dismissed, claims nevertheless spotlighted an intriguing fact: Texas, the land made famous by oil derricks and wildcatters, now gets a significant portion of its electricity from clean, renewable sources, most notably wind, but also from water a  more

Stephen F. Austin Launches Distinguished High School Program, Names Nacogdoches as Partner School
NACOGDOCHES, Texas, March 18 -- Stephen F. Austin State University issued the following news release: Stephen F. Austin State University announced the creation of its Distinguished High School Program Tuesday and named Nacogdoches High School as one of five partner schools across Texas. Inclusion in the program means all students from NHS and partner schools may waive the $50 application fee, and seniors ranking in the top 30% of their class are guaranteed admission to SFA. Students from part  more

Stephen F. Austin Names New Provost, Executive Vice President
NACOGDOCHES, Texas, March 19 (TNSPer) -- Stephen F. Austin State University issued the following news release: Lorenzo M. Smith, Ph.D., professor and dean of the College of Engineering and Computer Science at California State University, Sacramento, will be Stephen F. Austin State University's next provost and executive vice president. Smith earned a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; a master's from Wayne State University in Detroi  more

Texas A&M Research Uncovers First Known COVID-19 UK Variant in Animals
COLLEGE STATION, Texas, March 16 (TNSRes) -- Texas A&M University issued the following news: The United Kingdom variant (B.1.1.7) of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, has been detected for the first time in a dog and a cat from the same household in Brazos County, Texas, as part of a study led by researchers at Texas A&M University. The first reported finding of the B.1.1.7 human variant virus in any animal worldwide, this detection of the UK variant in animals in a natural household  more

Texas A&M Research Uncovers First Known COVID-19 UK Variant in Animals
COLLEGE STATION, Texas, March 16 (TNSRes) -- Texas A&M University's College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences issued the following news release: The United Kingdom variant (B.1.1.7) of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, has been detected for the first time in a dog and a cat from the same household in Brazos County, Texas, as part of a study led by researchers at Texas A&M University. The first reported finding of the B.1.1.7 human variant virus in any animal worldwide, t  more

Texas A&M Research Uncovers First Known COVID-19 UK Variant in Animals
COLLEGE STATION, Texas, March 18 (TNSRes) -- Texas A&M University's Health Science Center issued the following news: The United Kingdom variant (B.1.1.7) of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, has been detected for the first time in a dog and a cat from the same household in Brazos County, Texas, as part of a study led by researchers at Texas A&M University. The first reported finding of the B.1.1.7 human variant virus in any animal worldwide, this detection of the UK variant in animal  more

Texas A&M University Corpus Christi Receives $1.15 Million NSF Award to Help Train STEM Teachers
CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas, March 19 (TNSRes) -- Texas A&M University Corpus Christi campus issued the following news: Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi has been awarded a $1.15 million National Science Foundation grant to recruit 24 students and help prepare them to become middle school and high school teachers in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and math, known as STEM. The project, "Collaborative Research: Community-Engaged Preparation of Highly Skilled, Equity-focused Secondary  more

Texas A&M University's College of Engineering: National Science Foundation Funds Research to Optimize Materials Design Using Computational Technologies
COLLEGE STATION, Texas, March 18 (TNSJou) -- Texas A&M University's College of Engineering issued the following news: The process of fabricating materials is complicated, time-consuming and costly. Too much of one material, or too little, can create problems with the product, forcing the design process to begin again. Advancements in the design process are needed to reduce the cost and time it takes to produce materials with targeted properties. Funded by the National Science Foundation, resea  more

Texas A&M University's Health Science: Could a Common Diabetes Drug Slow Down Aging?
COLLEGE STATION, Texas, March 17 (TNSJou) -- Texas A&M University's Health Science Center issued the following news: Metformin is a commonly used drug for treating patients with type 2 diabetes. Extensive research has shown that metformin can also be used as an anti-aging therapy. For this reason, many people without diabetes, including Silicon Valley techies, take the very inexpensive drug in the hopes it will keep them healthy longer. Although extensive research has shown that metformin can   more

Texas A&M University's Health Science: Social Media a Critical Channel for Emergency Warnings
COLLEGE STATION, Texas, March 16 (TNSJou) -- Texas A&M University's Health Science Center issued the following news: People living near petrochemical plants and industrial facilities are more likely to be exposed to harmful levels of pollution. This risk is even greater during disasters such as leaks, spills and fires. Because of this it is crucial that people living near such facilities are warned during an emergency so they can take the necessary steps to ensure their health and safety. Howev  more

Texas A&M University: New Algorithm Could Could Reduce Complexity of Big Data
COLLEGE STATION, Texas, March 16 (TNSRes) -- Texas A&M University issued the following news: Whenever a scientific experiment is conducted, the results are turned into numbers, often producing huge datasets. In order to reduce the size of the data, computer programmers use algorithms that can find and extract the principal features that represent the most salient statistical properties. But many such algorithms cannot be applied directly to these large volumes of data. Reza Oftadeh, doctoral s  more

Texas A&M University: Researchers Develop Organ-on-a-Chip to Better Treat Sickle Cell Disease
COLLEGE STATION, Texas, March 18 (TNSJou) -- The Texas A&M University's Engineering Experiment Station issued the following news: Sickle cell disease (SCD) is the most prevalent inherited blood disorder in the world that affects between 70,000 to 100,000 Americans. However, it is considered an orphan disease, meaning it impacts less than 200,000 people nationally, and is therefore underrepresented in therapeutic research. A team led by Dr. Abhishek Jain from the Department of Biomedical Enginee  more

Texas A&M's STEM 4 Innovation Conference Reaches Teachers Virtually Anywhere
COLLEGE STATION, Texas, March 18 -- Texas A&M University's College of Engineering issued the following news: Erica Schabert, a private school teacher, is committed to helping her middle school students gain a deeper understanding of math and science. However, like many educators and campuses around the country, the Pennsylvania teacher has limited financial resources to spend on professional development due to the economic downturn caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. Fortunately, the Hope Luthera  more

Texas A&M: Capstone Model Connects Undergraduate Students to NASA and Industry
COLLEGE STATION, Texas, March 16 -- Texas A&M University's College of Engineering issued the following news: In the world of undergraduate capstone projects, there are a number of different models used to provide engineering students experiential learning opportunities that help prepare them for the start of their professional careers. Within the Department of Engineering Technology and Industrial Distribution at Texas A&M University, the public-private-academic (PPA) model is continuing to ad  more

Texas A&M: Improving How Metals Withstand Nuclear Reactions
COLLEGE STATION, Texas, March 19 (TNSRes) -- Texas A&M University's College of Engineering issued the following news: Researchers from the Texas A&M University Department of Materials Science and Engineering and Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) Materials Science at Radiation and Dynamics Group are improving the metals used to construct nuclear technology. This collaboration is made possible by The Texas A&M University System National Laboratories Office and LANL. Dr. Michael Demkowicz and  more

Texas A&M: Lab Develops Organ-on-a-Chip to Better Treat Sickle Cell Disease
COLLEGE STATION, Texas, March 18 (TNSJou) -- Texas A&M University's College of Engineering issued the following news: Sickle cell disease (SCD) is the most prevalent inherited blood disorder in the world that affects between 70,000 to 100,000 Americans. However, it is considered an orphan disease, meaning it impacts less than 200,000 people nationally, and is therefore underrepresented in therapeutic research. A team led by Dr. Abhishek Jain from the Department of Biomedical Engineering at Texa  more

Texas A&M: Lord Publishes First Edition Textbook on Highway Safety Analytics and Modeling
COLLEGE STATION, Texas, March 17 (TNSRes) -- Texas A&M University's College of Engineering issued the following news: In the world of transportation engineering, it's essential to have the most reliable highway safety data to help shape policy and provide decision-makers with tools and models. Dr. Dominique Lord, professor and A.P. and Florence Wiley Faculty Fellow in the Zachry Department of Civil and Environment Engineering at Texas A&M University, co-authored a new book, "Highway Safety Ana  more

Texas A&M: Pharr Receives Prestigious Award From the Minerals, Metals and Materials Society
COLLEGE STATION, Texas, March 17 (TNSRes) -- Texas A&M University's College of Engineering issued the following news: Dr. George M. Pharr, professor in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at Texas A&M University, has been recognized by the Minerals, Metals and Materials Society (TMS) with the 2021 William D. Nix Award "for development of methods for the quantitative determination of material mechanical response by nanoindentation and its use to elucidate fundamental mechanisms o  more

Texas A.G. Issues Opinion on Wholesale Electricity Market, Ancillary Services
AUSTIN, Texas, March 18 -- Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton issued the following opinion (No. KP-0363): To: The Honorable Dan Patrick, Lieutenant Governor of Texas, Post Office Box 12068 Austin, Texas 78711-2068 Re: Whether under the Utilities Code the Public Utility Commission has the legal authority to issue orders affecting pricing for the wholesale electricity market and ancillary services (RQ-0401-KP) Dear Lieutenant Governor Patrick: Due to the circumstances surrounding the electricit  more

Texas A.G. Paxton Ensures Forgiveness of $29 Million in Electric Bills for 24,000 Texans After Suing Griddy Energy, LLC
AUSTIN, Texas, March 17 -- Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton issued the following statement on March 16, 2021: Attorney General Ken Paxton released the following statement in response to the Chapter 11 bankruptcy filing by Griddy Energy, LLC: "My office sued Griddy Energy, under the Texas Deceptive Trade Practices Act, to hold them accountable for their escalation of last month's winter storm disaster by debiting enormous amounts from customer accounts as Texans struggled to survive the storm  more

Texas A.G. Paxton Leads Multistate Complaint Against the Biden Administration, Demanding the Reinstatement of the Keystone XL Permit
AUSTIN, Texas, March 18 -- Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton issued the following news release on March 17, 2021: Attorney General Ken Paxton today announced that Texas and Montana are filing a multistate complaint against the Biden administration for revoking the 2019 Presidential Permit for the Keystone XL pipeline. The lawsuit states that President Biden does not have the unilateral authority to change energy policy that Congress has set. The power to regulate interstate and international co  more

Texas A.G. Paxton: Alaska, Florida, Montana, Nevada and Puerto Rico Join Texas-Led Bipartisan Antitrust Lawsuit Against Google
AUSTIN, Texas, March 17 -- Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton issued the following news release: Attorney General Ken Paxton filed an amended complaint alleging antitrust violations and deceptive acts by Google in its lucrative online display advertising business. Attorneys General from Alaska, Florida, Montana, Nevada, and Puerto Rico joined the lawsuit originally filed by a coalition of 10 states, led by Texas, bringing the total number of plaintiffs to 15 states and territories in this landma  more

Texas A.G. Paxton: Purdue Pharma Files Bankruptcy Plan, Establishing Trust for Nationwide Opioid Abatement Efforts
AUSTIN, Texas, March 18 -- Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton issued the following news release on March 17, 2021: Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton announced that Purdue Pharma filed its estimated $7 billion bankruptcy plan, which places the value of the company into a trust set up to allocate funds toward opioid abatement efforts across the nation. Texas is a leader on an instrumental committee in this bankruptcy, negotiating these abatement dollars which includes additional amounts in exces  more

Texas Democratic Party Are Single-Handedly Bringing Relief to Working Texans, as Republicans Once Again Try to Scapegoat Their Way Out of Accountability
AUSTIN, Texas, March 16 -- The Texas Democratic Party issued the following news on March 15, 2021: After Texans have suffered an entire year with COVID-19 under disastrous Republican governance, help is finally here thanks to Democrats' American Rescue Plan, which is bringing vital relief to millions of working Texas families. This is a historic win for hardworking Texans. From cutting child poverty to helping people get back to work safely, the American Rescue Plan is a major step towards ensu  more

Texas Democratic Party Call for Chip Roy's Immediate Resignation After Texas Republican Congressman Invokes Lynching to 'Round Up Bad Guys'
AUSTIN, Texas, March 19 -- The Texas Democratic Party issued the following news on March 18, 2021: Texas Democrats are calling for the immediate resignation of Texas Republican Congressman Chip Roy (TX-21) after Roy advocated protecting hateful and racist speech and invoked lynching as a means to "round up the bad guys." Roy made the comments today during a U.S. House Judiciary Committee hearing on anti-Asian violence, following Tuesday's domestic terrorist attacks in Atlanta. His exact quote   more

Texas Democratic Party Celebrate American Rescue Plan's Impact on Their Communities
AUSTIN, Texas, March 16 -- The Texas Democratic Party issued the following news on March 15, 2021: While Republicans waste time scapegoating immigrants instead of doing their jobs and supporting Texans, Democrats continue to take action to help Texas families. In a clear case of "watch what they do, not what they say," a Republican delegation is meeting in El Paso today in a desperate attempt to distract from their failure to accomplish positive results for Americans. Meanwhile, thanks to Democ  more

Texas Democratic Party Stand With Allies to Defend Texans' Reproductive Rights From Republican Attacks
AUSTIN, Texas, March 17 -- The Texas Democratic Party issued the following statement on March 16, 2021: * * * In an ongoing race to the bottom, Texas Republicans held a set of State Senate hearings on anti-abortion legislation yesterday -- spending precious legislative time trying to claw back Texans' right to reproductive health care instead of helping Texans recover from the winter storm or beat back the coronavirus crisis. For decades, Texas Republicans have created medically unnecessary b  more

Texas Democratic Party Statement on Last Night's Domestic Terrorist Attacks in Atlanta
AUSTIN, Texas, March 18 -- The Texas Democratic Party issued the following statement on March 17, 2021: * * * Texas Democratic Party Chairman Gilberto Hinojosa issued the following statement on yesterday's domestic terrorist attacks in Atlanta: "I am angry and heartbroken by the domestic terror attacks that took place in Atlanta last night. My heart goes out to those who have lost loved ones, and all those affected by these senseless acts of hate. "I know many in our AAPI communities are ree  more

Texas Democratic Party: Democrats Are Leading the Path to Recovery After a Year of Republican Mismanagement of COVID-19
AUSTIN, Texas, March 17 -- The Texas Democratic Party issued the following news: President Biden addressed the nation last week on the one-year milestone since COVID-19 paralyzed our country. As the President pointed out, thanks to Democratic leadership, the country is making progress on this crisis. Under the Biden Administration, 2 million Americans are getting vaccinated every day. Biden has directed all states and territories to make all adult Americans eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine b  more

Texas Democratic Party: Gov. Abbott Had Multiple Opportunities to Protect Texans
AUSTIN, Texas, March 19 -- The Texas Democratic Party issued the following news: After this week's bombshell news of the resignation of the only remaining member of the Public Utilities Commission (PUC), state legislators continue to question exactly what happened during last month's winter storm crisis that left at least 57 Texans dead as a result of freezing to death, from carbon monoxide poisoning and fire as they tried to stay warm, or from medical equipment failure due to the power being s  more

Texas Democratic Party: New Bill Would Give Indicted Attorney General Ken Paxton More Prosecutorial Powers Over Exact Crime He's Being Investigated for
AUSTIN, Texas, March 19 -- The Texas Democratic Party issued the following news on March 18, 2021: Just when we thought we had seen it all, the Texas GOP has found a new avenue for corruption. Yesterday, the Houston Chronicle reported (https://www.houstonchronicle.com/politics/texas/article/Bill-would-give-new-powers-to-embattled-Attorney-16032752.php?) that Republican State Senator Paul Bettencourt has put forward a new bill giving disgraced Attorney General Ken Paxton greater power to prosec  more

Texas Democratic Party: Texas Republicans Are a Rising Threat to Public Safety
AUSTIN, Texas, March 20 -- The Texas Democratic Party issued the following news on March 19, 2021: In recent months, Republicans in Texas and beyond have become a rising threat to public safety. Despite Republican claims to being the party of security, Texas Republicans have repeatedly shown that in a crisis, their primary instinct is to throw Texans in the way of danger and abdicate all responsibility to keep Texans safe. Here are just a few examples of recent Republican threats to public saf  more

Texas Gov. Abbott Announces Expansion of Operation Lone Star to Include Anti-Human Trafficking Efforts
AUSTIN, Texas, March 18 -- Gov. Greg Abbott, R-Texas, issued the following news release on March 17, 2021: Governor Greg Abbott today announced the expansion of Operation Lone Star to include efforts to crack down on human trafficking related to illegal border crossings. As part of this expansion, Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) troopers and agents, as well as the Texas Rangers, will conduct interviews with unaccompanied minors who crossed the border to identify victims of human traffic  more

Texas Gov. Abbott Announces Third Week of Save Our Seniors Initiative in 28 Counties
AUSTIN, Texas, March 17 -- Gov. Greg Abbott, R-Texas, issued the following news release on March 16, 2021: Governor Greg Abbott today announced that the Texas Division of Emergency Management (TDEM), the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS), and the Texas Military Department (TMD) have confirmed 28 participating counties for the third week of the Save Our Seniors initiative. The Governor announced the Save Our Seniors program in Corpus Christi in February to ensure more seniors are   more

Texas Gov. Abbott Appoints Five to Texas State Board of Public Accountancy
AUSTIN, Texas, March 16 -- Gov. Greg Abbott, R-Texas, issued the following news release: Governor Greg Abbott has appointed Olivia Espinoza Riley, Susan I. Adams, Sheila M. Valles-Pankratz, Ray R. Garcia, and Renee Foshee to the Texas State Board of Public Accountancy for terms set to expire on January 31, 2027. The Texas State Board of Public Accountancy protects the public by ensuring that persons issued certificates as certified public accountants (CPAs) possess the necessary education, skil  more

Texas Gov. Abbott Appoints Six to Texas School Safety Center Board
AUSTIN, Texas, March 19 -- Gov. Greg Abbott, R-Texas, issued the following news release: Governor Greg Abbott has appointed James Mosley and Robert Wilson, Ed.D., and reappointed Edwin Flores, Ph.D., Lizeth Olivarez, Michael Slaughter, and Jill Tate to the Texas School Safety Center Board for terms set to expire on February 1, 2023. The board reports to the Governor, the legislature, the State Board of Education, and the Texas Education Agency regarding school safety and security, and advises t  more

Texas Gov. Abbott Appoints Skinner to 437th Judicial District Court
AUSTIN, Texas, March 17 -- Gov. Greg Abbott, R-Texas, issued the following news release: Governor Greg Abbott has appointed Melisa Skinner as Judge of the 437th Judicial District Court in Bexar County for a term set to expire on December 31, 2022, or until her successor shall be duly elected and qualified. Melisa Skinner of San Antonio currently an Assistant District Attorney for the 38th Judicial District Attorney working on US/Mexico smuggling and human trafficking cases as part of the Texas  more

Texas Gov. Abbott Appoints Three to Guadalupe-Blanco River Authority Board of Directors
AUSTIN, Texas, March 18 -- Gov. Greg Abbott, R-Texas, issued the following news release: Governor Greg Abbott has appointed Sheila L. Old and Andra Wisian and reappointed Dennis Patillo to the Guadalupe-Blanco River Authority Board of Directors (GBRA) for terms set to expire on February 1, 2027. GBRA oversees water resources for the communities in its 10 county district. Sheila L. Old of Seguin is President and Attorney at The Old Law Firm, P.C. She serves as vice-president of the Guadalupe Co  more

Texas Gov. Abbott Appoints Three to the Correctional Managed Health Care Committee
AUSTIN, Texas, March 18 -- Gov. Greg Abbott, R-Texas, issued the following news release: Governor Greg Abbott has appointed Diego De la Mora, M.D. and reappointed John Burruss, M.D. and Robert "Bobby" Greenberg, M.D. to the Correctional Managed Health Care Committee for terms set to expire on February 1, 2025. The committee coordinates the development of statewide policies for the delivery of correctional health care within the criminal justice system. Diego De la Mora, M.D. of Horizon City is  more

Texas Gov. Abbott Blasts President Biden Over Conditions at Unaccompanied Minor Facilities
AUSTIN, Texas, March 19 -- Gov. Greg Abbott, R-Texas, issued the following news release on March 19, 2021: Governor Greg Abbott today blasted the Biden Administration for the conditions of the federally run unaccompanied minor facilities in Texas caused by the sudden surge of minors coming across the border. The water at the federally run unaccompanied minor facility in Midland was not proven safe prior to placing children in the facility. In addition, there has been a COVID-19 outbreak in the   more

Texas Gov. Abbott Designates Jim Wright to Interstate Mining Compact Commission
AUSTIN, Texas, March 19 -- Gov. Greg Abbott, R-Texas, issued the following news release on March 18, 2021: Governor Greg Abbott today announced the designation of Commissioner Jim Wright to serve as a designee to the Interstate Mining Compact Commission (IMCC) for a term to expire at the pleasure of the Governor. The IMCC is a multi-state governmental organization representing natural resource and environmental protection interests with the purpose of advancing protection and restoration of l  more

Texas Gov. Abbott Holds News Conference on Election Integrity Legislation
AUSTIN, Texas, March 16 -- Gov. Greg Abbott, R-Texas, issued the following news release on March 15, 2021: Governor Greg Abbott today held a press conference in Houston on the importance of election integrity legislation this session. The Governor named election integrity as an emergency legislative item during his State of the State address in February. Governor Abbott was joined for the press conference by Senator Paul Bettencourt and Representative Briscoe Cain, who have both filed several  more

Texas Gov. Abbott Names Chair and Appoints Three to the Judicial Compensation Commission
AUSTIN, Texas, March 16 -- Gov. Greg Abbott, R-Texas, issued the following news release: Governor Greg Abbott has appointed Justice Phil Johnson to the Judicial Compensation Commission for a term set to expire on February 1, 2023. Additionally, he appointed JJ Clemence and reappointed Scott Salmans, who was named chairman as well, for terms set to expire on February 1, 2027. The commission recommends the proper salaries to be paid by the state for all justices and judges of the Supreme Court, C  more

Texas Gov. Abbott Names Richards Chair and Appoints Gonzalez to Manufactured Housing Board
AUSTIN, Texas, March 17 -- Gov. Greg Abbott, R-Texas, issued the following news release: Governor Greg Abbott has appointed Jose "Joe" Gonzalez to the Manufactured Housing Board for a term set to expire on January 31, 2027. Additionally, he named Ronald M. "Ronnie" Richards as Chair. The board regulates the manufactured housing industry in Texas. Jose "Joe" Gonzalez of Round Rock is Sales Manager for Community Brands and an Associated Real Estate Broker at Austin Absolute Realty. He is a membe  more

Texas Gov. Abbott Names Richards Chair and Appoints Gonzalez to Manufactured Housing Board
AUSTIN, Texas, March 18 -- Gov. Greg Abbott, R-Texas, issued the following news release: Governor Greg Abbott has appointed Jose "Joe" Gonzalez to the Manufactured Housing Board for a term set to expire on January 31, 2027. Additionally, he named Ronald M. "Ronnie" Richards as Chair. The board regulates the manufactured housing industry in Texas. Jose "Joe" Gonzalez of Round Rock is Sales Manager for Community Brands and an Associated Real Estate Broker at Austin Absolute Realty. He is a membe  more

Texas Gov. Abbott Names Rodriguez Chair and Appoints Salinas and Gonzalez to Motor Vehicle Crime Prevention Authority
AUSTIN, Texas, March 17 -- Gov. Greg Abbott, R-Texas, issued the following news release: Governor Greg Abbott has appointed Gilberto Salinas and Julio Gonzalez to the Motor Vehicle Crime Prevention Authority for terms set to expire on February 1, 2027. Additionally, he named Miguel "Mike" Rodriguez as Chair. The authority assesses the scope of motor vehicle crime in Texas and supports a statewide law enforcement network through grants, auto theft reduction initiatives, education, and public awa  more

Texas Gov. Abbott Reappoints Thomas Presiding Officer of North East Texas Regional Mobility Authority
AUSTIN, Texas, March 19 -- Gov. Greg Abbott, R-Texas, issued the following news release: Governor Greg Abbott has reappointed Linda R. Thomas presiding officer of the North East Texas Regional Mobility Authority for a term set to expire February 1, 2022. The Regional Mobility Authority is a political subdivision created to finance, acquire, design, construct, operate, maintain, expand or extend transportation projects in 14 counties in north east Texas. Linda R. Thomas of Longview is a general  more

Texas Gov. Abbott Reappoints Three to Family And Protective Services Council
AUSTIN, Texas, March 19 -- Gov. Greg Abbott, R-Texas, issued the following news release: Governor Greg Abbott has reappointed M. Connie Almeida, Ph.D., Omedi "Dee Dee" Cantu Arismendez, and Greg Hamilton to the Family and Protective Services Council for terms set to expire on February 1, 2027. The council is charged with studying and making recommendations to the commissioner regarding the management and operation of the Department of Family and Protective Services. Connie Almeida, Ph.D. of Ri  more

Texas Gov. Abbott Reappoints Three to Upper Guadalupe River Authority
AUSTIN, Texas, March 17 -- Gov. Greg Abbott, R-Texas, issued the following news release: Governor Greg Abbott reappointed Austin Dickson, Diane McMahon, and Blake Smith to terms set to expire on February 1, 2027. The river authority is responsible for control, storing, preservation, and distribution of the waters of the Upper Guadalupe River and its tributaries. Austin Dickson of Kerrville is the executive director of the Community Foundation of the Texas Hill Country, a charitable foundation   more

Texas Gov. Abbott Statement on the Resignation of PUC Commissioner D'Andrea
AUSTIN, Texas, March 17 -- Gov. Greg Abbott, R-Texas, issued the following statement on March 17, 2021: * * * Governor Greg Abbott tonight issued a statement on the resignation of the Public Utility Commission (PUC) Commissioner Arthur D'Andrea: "Tonight, I asked for and accepted the resignation of PUC Commissioner Arthur D'Andrea. "I will be naming a replacement in the coming days who will have the responsibility of charting a new and fresh course for the agency. "Texans deserve to have   more

Texas Gov. Abbott Statement on Unaccompanied Minor Crisis Created By Biden Administration
AUSTIN, Texas, March 16 -- Gov. Greg Abbott, R-Texas, issued the following statement on March 15, 2021: * * * Governor Greg Abbott today issued a statement on the unaccompanied minor humanitarian crisis created by the Biden Administration's failed immigration policies: "The Biden Administration's reckless open border policies have created a humanitarian crisis for unaccompanied minors coming across the border. With no plan in place, the administration has created heartbreaking and inhumane co  more

University of Houston-Victoria Faculty Member Joins Research Institute
VICTORIA, Texas, March 18 (TNSPer) -- The University of Houston Victoria campus issued the following news release: Hardik Gohel, a University of Houston-Victoria assistant professor of computer science, recently joined the University of Houston's Hewlett Packard Enterprise Data Science Institute as a faculty researcher. Gohel will serve as a researcher of data science and artificial intelligence and conduct collaborative research and teaching activities. "This is a great opportunity for Dr. G  more

University of Houston: Easing the Burden on Transgender and Nonbinary Graduate Students
HOUSTON, Texas, March 17 (TNSJou) -- The University of Houston issued the following news release: It would surprise no one that pursuing a graduate degree can be a stressful endeavor, and for students who are transgender and nonbinary (TNB), the atmosphere can become toxic, according to University of Houston researcher Nathan Grant Smith. In a new paper published in Higher Education, Smith provides an analysis of current literature pertaining to TNB graduate student experiences and suggests int  more

University of Houston: Modernizing the Naval Selection Process
HOUSTON, Texas, March 18 -- The University of Houston issued the following news release: Recruiting and selecting the proper sailors for specific tasks in the U.S. Navy has proven tricky, with costs rising yearly as the military seeks to match sailors with appropriate specialties. A University of Houston professor of psychology and a team of collaborators is out to save the military money and streamline the process by developing a new personnel selection process, the Manpower and Personnel Asse  more

University of Houston: Understanding How Electrons 'Dance' in Topological Semimetals
HOUSTON, Texas, March 19 (TNSRes) -- The University of Houston issued the following news release: Semimetals lie between metals and non-metals in terms of their physical properties - such as their shine and ability to conduct heat and electricity - and have long been studied by scientists. Recently, a new family of semimetals, dubbed topological semimetals, has sparked interest because of their potential to revolutionize technology. "Before any material makes its way into an application, the d  more

University of North Texas College of Visual Arts and Design Names New Dean
DENTON, Texas, March 16 (TNSPer) -- The University of North Texas issued the following news release: The University of North Texas welcomes a new leader for its top-ranked programs in visual arts and design. Karen Hutzel, an internationally recognized and community-minded arts leader, has been named the new dean for the College of Visual Arts and Design. "Dr. Hutzel is a collaborative, caring and inclusive leader," UNT Provost Jennifer Cowley said. "She is deeply committed to our standing as   more

University of North Texas Researcher Studies State of Education as COVID-19 Prompts Shift to Remote Learning
DENTON, Texas, March 19 (TNSRes) -- The University of North Texas issued the following news release: A University of North Texas researcher studies how teachers are handling the new world of education after a shift to remote instruction due to COVID-19 restrictions and offers suggestions for moving forward. College of Education Assistant Professor Lauren Eutsler notes in her published research, with researchers Pavlo D. Antonenko from the University of Florida and Chrystine Mitchell from York   more

University of St. Thomas Offers Accelerated BA/MA in Applied Sports and Performance Psychology
HOUSTON, Texas, March 19 -- The University of St. Thomas issued the following news release: The University of St. Thomas will offer a new accelerated BA/MA program in Applied Sports and Performance Psychology in fall 2021. The program will be offered hyflex - in-person and online. This degree is pending SACSCOC approval. Earn a Certified Mental Performance Consultant (CMPC) Certificate with this Degree Offering the CMPC certification alongside a BA/MA degree sets UST apart from other universi  more

University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio: Bladder Cancer Patients Respond Well to New Immunotherapy Tested at Mays Cancer Center
SAN ANTONIO, Texas, March 20 (TNSJou) -- The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio issued the following news release: In patients with high-grade cancer in the lining of the bladder, cancer often comes back within a year following standard treatment. Although there are several approved treatments, none have significantly improved survival with few side effects. However, a new study evaluating a novel immunotherapy called nadofaragene firadenovec (NF) gene therapy may offer n  more

University of Texas's MD Anderson Cancer: Study Finds High Tumor Mutation Burden Predicts Immunotherapy Response in Some, But Not All, Cancers
HOUSTON, Texas, March 16 (TNSJou) -- The University of Texas's MD Anderson Cancer Center issued the following news release on March 15, 2021: A high rate of genetic mutations within a tumor, known as high tumor mutation burden (TMB), was only useful for predicting clinical responses to immune checkpoint inhibitors in a subset of cancer types, according to a new study led by researchers from The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. The findings, published today in Annals of Oncology,   more

University of Texas: Data Shows How the Pandemic Changed Day-to-Day Life
AUSTIN, Texas, March 18 (TNSRes) -- The University of Texas issued the following news release: For an entire year now, the pandemic has upended life. Using publicly available data, researchers in the Cockrell School of Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin have quantified the many ways day-to-day activity has changed since the pandemic began. The researchers pulled data from 11 sources to create a new online dashboard that documents major changes in Austin. The dataset includes traf  more

University of Texas: NASA Images Reveal Important Forests and Wetlands Are Disappearing in Belize
AUSTIN, Texas, March 16 (TNSJou) -- The University of Texas issued the following news release: Using NASA satellite images and machine learning, researchers with The University of Texas at Austin have mapped changes in the landscape of northwestern Belize over a span of four decades, finding significant losses of forest and wetlands, but also successful regrowth of forest in established conservation zones that protect surviving structures of the ancient Maya. The research serves as a case stud  more

University of Texas: OnRamps and Crowley ISD Partner to Expand Excellence in Education for Over 1,100 Teachers
AUSTIN, Texas, March 17 -- The University of Texas issued the following news release on March 16, 2021: OnRamps and Crowley ISD today announced a new partnership to expand excellence in education that will help its middle- and high-school teachers advance their distance learning expertise and improve academic and social and emotional learning outcomes as districts across the state continue to seek ways to support students. Crowley ISD teachers of grades five and up will have free and unlimited  more

Uranium Energy Corp Completes Additional Uranium Purchases in the U.S. and Announces Financing
CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas, March 18 -- Uranium Energy, a uranium mining and exploration company, issued the following news release: Uranium Energy Corp (NYSE American: UEC, the "Company" or "UEC") is pleased to report that it has secured 800,000 pounds of additional U.S. warehoused uranium, consisting of 500,000 pounds for April delivery and 300,000 pounds for December delivery. Including the previously announced acquisition of 400,000 pounds, UEC has now entered into contracts to purchase a total  more

Uranium Energy Corp Establishes Physical Uranium Initiative and Provides Balance Sheet Update
CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas, March 17 -- Uranium Energy, a uranium mining and exploration company, issued the following news release: Uranium Energy Corp (NYSE American: UEC, the "Company" or "UEC") is pleased to report, in accordance with NYSE American requirements, the filing of the Company's quarterly report on Form 10-Q for the six months ended January 31, 2021 with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (the "SEC"). This Form 10-Q filing, which includes the Company's condensed consolidated   more