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State Tipoffs Involving Texas Newsletter for Sunday April 11, 2021 ( 110 items )  

A&M-Commerce Professor Newton Cited for Space Research Collaboration
COMMERCE, Texas, April 8 (TNSJou) -- Texas A&M University's Commerce Campus issued the following news: William Newton, Ph.D., associate professor in the Department of Physics and Astronomy at A&M-Commerce, is cited in a recent press release for his collaboration with researchers at the University of Bath in the United Kingdom. The researchers have discovered a new process for examining the internal structure of neutron stars, thereby revealing clues about the structure of nuclei at the heart o  more

Angelo State University: Honors Student Wins Top National STEM Scholarship
SAN ANGELO, Texas, April 9 (TNSAwa) -- Angelo State University issued the following news release: Katie Holland, a second-year biology student in the Angelo State University Honors Program, has been awarded a 2021 Goldwater Scholarship, which is considered the nation's most prestigious undergraduate scholarship in the science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields. A native of Aledo, Holland is one of just 410 college students from across the U.S., and one of only 22 in Texas,   more

Baylor College of Medicine: NIH-Funded Consortium Focuses on Advancing Genome Editing Research
HOUSTON, Texas, April 9 (TNSJou) -- The Baylor College of Medicine issued the following news release: The Somatic Cell Genome Editing Consortium (SCGE), a massive research effort funded by the National Institutes of Health, aims to accelerate genome editing research and the development of new gene-editing related technologies and therapeutic approaches. The collaborative initiative includes 45 projects from 38 institutions and 72 principal investigators, including researchers from Baylor Colleg  more

Baylor University: Ecological Society of America Honors Baylor Environmental Science Researcher With Sustainability Science Award
WACO, Texas, April 7 (TNSAwa) -- Baylor University issued the following news on April 6, 2021: Ryan A. McManamay, Ph.D., assistant professor of environmental science at Baylor University, is among the recipients of the Sustainability Science Award announced today by the Ecological Society of America (ESA). The Sustainability Science Award is given to the authors of a scholarly work that makes the greatest contribution to the emerging science of ecosystem and regional sustainability through the  more

Bethenny Frankel Signs Multi-Year Deal With IHeartRadio to Bring Hit Podcast 'Just B With Bethenny Frankel' to IHeartPodcast Network
SAN ANTONIO, Texas, April 3 -- iHeartMedia issued the following news release on April 2, 2021: iHeartMedia, the No. 1 commercial podcast publisher globally, today announced its deal with Bethenny Frankel to bring "Just B with Bethenny Frankel," her acclaimed podcast devoted to being a self-made mogul in business, lifestyle and beyond, to the iHeartPodcast Network. Frankel will also produce a slate of podcasts and content based on other talent in all areas of media, entertainment, food, business  more

Bowdoin College: Ford Foundation President Darren Walker H'16 Profiled on CBS's 60 Minutes
BRUNSWICK, Maine, April 6 (TNSPro) -- Bowdoin College issued the following news: The president of the Ford Foundation Darren Walker H'16 paid a virtual visit to his Texas hometown as the subject of a recent profile on the CBS news magazine program 60 Minutes. He revisited the shotgun house--now abandoned and overgrown--where he was raised by a single mother and talked about the struggles of growing up in the South during segregation. "Inequality is the greatest harm to our democracy because i  more

Congratulations to Houston Baptist University 2020-2021 University Piper Professor
HOUSTON, Texas, April 9 (TNSPer) -- Houston Baptist University issued the following news release: Dr. Greggory Keiffer has been named HBU's University Piper Professor for the 2020-2021 academic year. He was selected among the other distinguished nominees, Dr. Jason Maston, School of Christian Thought; Dr. Joseph Pelletier, College of Education and Behavioral Sciences; Joshua Sikora, School of Fine Arts; Dr. David Davis, School of Humanities; and Dr. Brenda Whaley, College of Science and Enginee  more

Dallas ISD Bilingual Teacher Invests in the Future Through Her Students
DALLAS, Texas, April 7 -- The Dallas Independent School District issued the following news release: Ana Perez Garcia is a bilingual teacher at Arlington Park Childhood Center. Throughout her career at the district, she has had wonderful moments alongside her young learners. Recently, she was recognized as Teacher of the Year 2021 for her work and dedication and for using her experience to support her students to grow in their first language (Spanish) while learning and expanding their knowledge  more

Dallas ISD: After School Enrichment Programs Continue for Students Learning On-Campus and Virtually
DALLAS, Texas, April 9 -- The Dallas Independent School District issued the following news release: The Extended Learning Opportunities Department continues to expand student access in afterschool enrichment programs. Last spring when the COVID-19 pandemic significantly impacted traditional in-person enrichment programs, the ELO Department remained committed to creating no cost, no subscription, easy access platforms to ensure parents and student have access enrichment opportunities that are En  more

Dr. Daniel Heimmermann Named University of South Carolina's Aiken Chancellor
AIKEN, South Carolina, April 10 (TNSPer) -- The University of South Carolina's Aiken Campus issued the following news release: The University of South Carolina Aiken (UofSC Aiken) is pleased to announce that following a national search, which produced more than 100 applications, USC System President Bob Caslen has named Daniel Heimmermann, Ph.D., as its next chancellor. Heimmermann currently serves as provost and vice president for academic affairs at The University of Texas Permian Basin (UT P  more

Dynamic New Strategic Plan Launches Tarleton Toward 2030
STEPHENVILLE, Texas, April 10 (TNSEco) -- Tarleton State University issued the following news release on April 9, 2021: Tarleton State University today unveiled a bold blueprint -- Tarleton Forward 2030 -- designed to enhance the student experience, foster innovation, strengthen the economy and grow the institution's prominence as the premier comprehensive regional university in the nation. Tarleton Forward 2030: Our Future-Focused Strategic Plan aligns with the university's reaffirmation by t  more

Gerald Lewis Jr. Selected as University of Connecticut's Next Chief of Police
STORRS, Connecticut, April 9 (TNSPer) -- The University of Connecticut issued the following news: Gerald Lewis Jr., chief of police and associate vice president of public safety at The University of Texas at San Antonio, has been selected as the next chief of police at the UConn Police Department, President Thomas C. Katsouleas announced Wednesday. Lewis has three decades' worth of deep roots in public safety, including 26 years in the New Jersey State Police and two years as chief of the East  more

Gov. Cooper and Legislative Leadership Release PSA Encouraging North Carolinians to Get the COVID-19 Vaccine
HOUSTON, Texas, April 8 -- Buckeye Partners issued the following news release: Governor Roy Cooper joined bipartisan legislative leaders to release a PSA urging North Carolinians to get COVID vaccines now that all adults are eligible for vaccinations. The Governor joined House Speaker Tim Moore, Rep. Robert Reives, Senate President Pro Tempore Phil Berger and Senator Dan Blue in advocating for vaccinations. "North Carolina has a vaccine distribution plan that gets shots into arms quickly and e  more

Hamline Law School: SBA President Amber Goodwin Attends White House Event on Gun Violence Prevention
ST. PAUL, Minnesota, April 9 (TNSOps) -- The Mitchell Hamline School of Law issued the following news: Mitchell Hamline's Student Bar Association president Amber Goodwin was a guest at the White House Thursday for an event in the Rose Garden where President Joe Biden announced executive action on guns and gun violence. Goodwin, a blended-learning student who lives in Texas, founded a gun violence prevention organization called Community Justice Action Fund several years ago. She has been activ  more

Himes Retiring as Dean of Stephen F. Austin College of Fine Arts
NACOGDOCHES, Texas, April 10 (TNSPer) -- Stephen F. Austin State University issued the following news release: Dr. A.C. "Buddy" Himes, dean of the College of Fine Arts at Stephen F. Austin State University, will retire effective May 31 after 47 years of service in both secondary and higher education. In notifying the dean's staff and fine arts faculty members last fall of his intended retirement, Himes wrote: "I am grateful to Stephen F. Austin State University for allowing me the honor and pr  more

Houston Methodist, Rice U. Launch Neuroprosthetic Collaboration
HOUSTON, Texas, April 7 (TNSRes) -- Rice University issued the following news release: Neurosurgery's history of cutting diseases out of the brain is morphing into a future in which implanting technology into the brain may help restore function, movement, cognition and memory after patients suffer strokes, spinal cord injuries and other neurological disorders. Rice University and Houston Methodist have forged a partnership to launch the Center for Translational Neural Prosthetics and Interfaces  more

Howard Payne University Awarded 2020 Tree Campus Higher Education Status
BROWNWOOD, Texas, April 10 (TNSAwa) -- Howard Payne University issued the following news: Howard Payne University was recently honored with 2020 Tree Campus Higher Education(R) status by the Arbor Day Foundation in recognition of the university's commitment to effective urban forest management. HPU has now received the recognition for five consecutive years. "Tree Campuses and their students set examples for not only their student bodies but the surrounding communities showcasing how trees cre  more

Kroger Donates Funds to Help University of North Texas Continue to Serve Students Who are Food Insecure
DENTON, Texas, April 9 (TNSMon) -- The University of North Texas issued the following news release: The University of North Texas has received a financial boost from The Kroger Co, as part of Kroger Zero Hunger Zero Waste commitment, to help students facing food insecurity on campus. In a small campus event Thursday, Kroger announced a five-year, $250,000 financial commitment to support the university's food pantry. As part of the donation, the university resource space in Crumley Hall will no  more

Lamar University Bestows Three Prestigious Student Awards
BEAUMONT, Texas, April 10 (TNSAwa) -- Lamar University issued the following news: During a "Toast to Leadership" award ceremony on April 7, three students received esteemed distinctions receiving The Ann Shaw Award, the Bess Gentry Award and the C. Robert Kemble Award. ANN SHAW Luis Arevalo, a junior chemical engineering major from Beaumont who has a perfect GPA, received the Ann Shaw Award. "Luis is a remarkable leader who has served the university and the community," said Vicki McNeil, vic  more

Lamar University: Flores Named Dean of Students
BEAUMONT, Texas, April 6 (TNSPer) -- Lamar University issued the following news: After a national search, Dr. Hector Flores has been selected to serve as associate vice president & dean of students in the Division of Student Engagement effective immediately. Flores is a veteran of the Marine Corps, where he earned a Combat Action Ribbon, Iraqi Campaign Medal, Global War on Terrorism Medal and various other awards. He joined the Lamar University Police Department in 2014 and has served as the c  more

Lamar University: Mechanical Engineering Student Picked for National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program
BEAUMONT, Texas, April 10 (TNSAwa) -- Lamar University issued the following news: Tyler Martin, mechanical engineering '21, has been awarded a prestigious National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship. The program supports graduate students pursuing important research across the U.S. Martin received one of 2,000 fellowships chosen from a pool of approximately 40,000 applicants. The fellowship includes $34,000 for Martin distributed over five years as he works toward a Ph.D. in mecha  more

Lamar University: Outstanding Student Organization of the Year
BEAUMONT, Texas, April 10 (TNSAwa) -- Lamar University issued the following news: Lamar University's Outstanding Student Organization of the Year is Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. During a "Toast to Leadership" award ceremony on April 7, the organization's president, Britton Larkin, accepted the award. The award for Student Organization of the Year is given in recognition of outstanding and significant contributions to the students of Lamar University and the Southeast Texas community. Omega   more

Lamar University: UP Staff Earn 13 Awards at TIPA
BEAUMONT, Texas, April 8 (TNSAwa) -- Lamar University issued the following news: Lamar University students from the University Press earned a baker's dozen of awards at the Texas Intercollegiate Press Association announced in March. University Press staffers earned four first-places among the 13 awards for previously-published work in 2020. "The students need to be commended for the great work they did in the face of huge obstacles from the pandemic," said Andy Coughlan, LU director of studen  more

Louisiana State University Shreveport 6th Annual Scholars Forum Top Awards Include Medical and Marine Research
BATON ROUGE, Louisiana, April 10 (TNSRes) -- Louisiana State University Shreveport campus issued the following news: LSU Shreveport recently hosted its 6th Annual Regional Student Scholars Forum, with six of its eight top awards going to research submissions in the fields of medicine, fish hatcheries, and gulf stream migration. Of the top awards, winners are awarded a $100 gift card and runners up are awarded $50 gift cards from the LSUS Foundation. Held in late March, the forum featured 100 p  more

MD Anderson and TriSalus Life Sciences Announce Strategic Research Collaboration to Evaluate Treatment of Solid Tumors
HOUSTON, Texas, April 9 (TNSPar) -- The University of Texas's MD Anderson Cancer Center issued the following news release on April 8, 2021: The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center and TriSalus Life Sciences today announced a strategic research collaboration to evaluate the treatment of tumors of the pancreas and liver by integrating interventional delivery of SD-101, an investigational toll-like receptor 9 (TLR9) agonist, in combination with checkpoint inhibition immunotherapy. Under  more

MD Anderson Researchers Recognized by American Association for Cancer Research
HOUSTON, Texas, April 9 (TNSAwa) -- The University of Texas's MD Anderson Cancer Center issued the following news release: Three researchers from The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center have been honored by the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) and will give virtual award lectures at the AACR Annual Meeting 2021: * Nicholas Navin, Ph.D., associate professor, Genetics, is the recipient of the 2021 AACR Award for Outstanding Achievement in Basic Cancer Research * Kaysia   more

Mich. A.G. Nessel Files Motion in Case Against Sidney Powell
LANSING, Michigan, April 8 -- Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel issued the following news release: Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel filed a motion to include new information in a case involving three Michigan attorneys and one Texas attorney who pursued a frivolous lawsuit in an effort to disenfranchise Michigan's voters and undermine public trust in the outcome of the 2020 presidential election. The new filing seeks to bring forward relevant statements made by Texas attorney Sidney   more

Nexstar Promotes Three Veteran Broadcasters to Vice President and General Manager of Broadcast and Digital Operations
IRVING, Texas, April 6 -- Nexstar Media Group, a television broadcasting company, issued the following news release on April 5, 2021: Nexstar Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Nexstar Media Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: NXST), today announced the promotion of three experienced broadcast leaders and current Nexstar executives to oversee the company's broadcast and digital operations in Knoxville, TN, Roanoke, VA, and Myrtle Beach, SC. Kimberly Byrd will be promoted to lead WATE-TV (ABC) in Knoxville (D  more

Occidental to Announce First Quarter Results Monday, May 10, 2021
HOUSTON, Texas, April 9 -- Occidental Petroleum, an oil and gas, exploration and production company, issued the following news release: Occidental (NYSE: OXY) will announce its first quarter 2021 financial results after close of market on Monday, May 10, 2021, and will hold a conference call to discuss results on Tuesday, May 11, 2021, at 1 p.m. Eastern/12 p.m. Central. The conference call may be accessed by calling 1-866-871-6512 (international callers dial 1-412-317-5417) or via webcast at o  more

Rice University: Bioengineer Wins NIH Grant to Attack Cystic Fibrosis
HOUSTON, Texas, April 9 (TNSGra) -- Rice University issued the following news release: Chemical and biomolecular engineer Xue Sherry Gao of Rice University's Brown School of Engineering has won National Institutes of Health support for a new strategy to fight cystic fibrosis. The agency awarded Gao a four-year R01 grant of more than $2 million to adapt tools developed by her lab that increase the accuracy of CRISPR/Cas9-based gene editing to repair mutations responsible for the disease that af  more

Rice University: Housing Growth in High-Demand Areas Stems Gentrification, for Now
HOUSTON, Texas, April 7 (TNSRes) -- Rice University issued the following news release: An uptick in new townhome construction in Houston may let people live closer to jobs and services, but it could eventually price many Houstonians out of the city's historic neighborhoods, according to a new report from Rice University's Kinder Institute for Urban Research. "Re-Taking Stock: Understanding How Trends in the Housing Stock and Gentrification are connected in Houston and Harris County" was author  more

Rice University: Houston Flooding Polluted Reefs More Than 100 Miles Offshore
HOUSTON, Texas, April 7 (TNSRes) -- Rice University issued the following news release: Runoff from Houston's 2016 Tax Day flood and 2017's Hurricane Harvey flood carried human waste onto coral reefs more than 100 miles offshore in the Flower Garden Banks National Marine Sanctuary, according to a Rice University study. "We were pretty shocked," said marine biologist Adrienne Correa, co-author of the study in Frontiers in Marine Science. "One thing we always thought the Flower Garden Banks were   more

Rice University: Rice, Intel Optimize AI Training for Commodity Hardware
HOUSTON, Texas, April 8 (TNSRes) -- Rice University issued the following news release: Rice University computer scientists have demonstrated artificial intelligence (AI) software that runs on commodity processors and trains deep neural networks 15 times faster than platforms based on graphics processors. "The cost of training is the actual bottleneck in AI," said Anshumali Shrivastava, an assistant professor of computer science at Rice's Brown School of Engineering. "Companies are spending mil  more

Rice University: Survey of Houston-Area Families Reveals Depth of COVID-19 Financial Pain
HOUSTON, Texas, April 9 (TNSMon) -- Rice University issued the following news release: During the first months of the COVID-19 pandemic, only a third of Houston-area households with children reported having enough money saved to cover one month of expenses, according to a new research brief from Rice University's Houston Education Research Consortium (HERC). Overall, about 37% of households with children had enough money to cover a month of expenses, researchers discovered. Among families earn  more

Sam Houston State University: Distinguished Lecture to Feature Top Yale Economist
HUNTSVILLE, Texas, April 7 (TNSJou) -- Sam Houston State University issued the following news: Can democracy work for the poor? A recent study by Rohini Pande argues that though the vast majority of the poor live in countries with democratically elected governments, they lack the political power to claim a fair share in their countries' growth. She will share her insight in Sam Houston State University's Distinguished Lecturer Series on April 19. Pande is the Henry J. Heinz II Professor of Eco  more

Sam Houston State University: Grant Award to Support Undergrad Research for Students
HUNTSVILLE, Texas, April 10 (TNSGra) -- Sam Houston State University issued the following news: Faculty at Sam Houston State University were recently awarded a prestigious three-year, $402,562 continuing grant from the National Science Foundation in support of undergraduate research experiences in Genome Science and Computational Biology. The Research Experiences for Undergraduates Site in Genome Science and Computational Biology (REU-GSCB) program will provide funding and immersive, faculty-l  more

Smartphone App for Convenience Store Owners Wins 2021 Rice Business Plan Competition
HOUSTON, Texas, April 10 (TNSAwa) -- Rice University issued the following news release: An application that allows convenience store owners to remotely manage and monitor their businesses from their smartphones took home the grand prize during the 2021 Rice Business Plan Competition (RBPC). SwiftSku from Auburn University was selected by the judges as the startup with the highest investment potential and is taking home $432,667 in cash and other prizes. The annual event hosted by the Rice All  more

Subsea Engineering Program Connects Graduate Student to Texas A&M
COLLEGE STATION, Texas, April 6 (TNSOps) -- Texas A&M University's College of Engineering issued the following news: The Department of Multidisciplinary Engineering's subsea engineering program at Texas A&M University is crossing oceans to connect with students like Adenike Ogunbode, a graduate student in the Master of Science in Subsea Engineering program. She is currently taking classes virtually in her hometown of Lagos, Nigeria. After earning her bachelor's degree in civil engineering, she  more

Tarleton Biology Students Take Conference Awards
STEPHENVILLE, Texas, April 7 (TNSAwa) -- Tarleton State University issued the following news release: Tarleton State University biology students presented at two recent research conferences, earning four awards. Faith Cox, Matt Bristerpostma and Ashley Suris, among 168 participants, were honored at the Texas Branch American Society for Microbiology Spring 2021 Conference in New Braunfels. Cox won the Orville Meiss Award for her first-place poster presentation in pathogenic microbiology titled  more

Tarleton State University: Nearing Graduation, Tarleton Student Joins Texas Rangers Program
STEPHENVILLE, Texas, April 6 (TNSOps) -- Tarleton State University issued the following news release on April 5, 2021: Tarleton State University senior Bridget Browning has joined the Texas Rangers Baseball Club as a College Brand Ambassador for the 2021 season. Twelve ambassadors were selected, with Browning the only student from a university in the Texas A&M System. The other ambassadors hail from SMU, TCU, Baylor, North Texas, UTA, UTD and Texas Southern. The College Brand Ambassador, the   more

Tarleton, Ranger College Pact Brings Benefits for Transfer Students
STEPHENVILLE, Texas, April 7 (TNSPar) -- Tarleton State University issued the following news release: Tarleton State University and Ranger College have agreed to participate in a national prototype to boost educational opportunities for transfer students who graduate from two-year schools. As part of its Distinguished College Partnership, Tarleton will provide annual scholarships, $500-$2,000, to Ranger College transfer students with a minimum 3.0 GPA. Awards will be divided between fall and s  more

Texas A&M Engineering Faculty Receive Research Impact Awards
COLLEGE STATION, Texas, April 8 (TNSRes) -- Texas A&M University's College of Engineering issued the following news: Dr. Tim Davis and Dr. Roozbeh Jafari were recently named recipients of the Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station's Research Impact Award. The award recognizes research that has had an impact, broadly defined as leading to outcomes that extend beyond conventional boundaries, including opening new lines of research, solving a long existing problem or producing tools or products   more

Texas A&M International University Joins New Nationwide Partnership for Hispanic Serving Institution Career Collaborative Summit April 14-15
LAREDO, Texas, April 10 (TNSPar) -- Texas A&M International University, a member of the Texas A&M University System, issued the following news release: On Thursday and Friday, April 14 - 15, Texas A&M International University (TAMIU) will be part of a powerful new partnership providing students and alumni across the nation with an exciting opportunity to virtually engage with representatives from 100+ companies and learn about future career opportunities. TAMIU is joining 13 of the nation's l  more

Texas A&M University Corpus Christi: Island University and Premont ISD Partner to Offer Dual Credit Program
CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas, April 9 (TNSPar) -- Texas A&M University Corpus Christi campus issued the following news: High school students enrolled in Premont Independent School District will soon be able to earn dual credit from Premont ISD and Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi thanks to a new agreement signed on April 7. The Islander Academy is Texas A&M-Corpus Christi's dual credit program. It not only prepares students to make a smooth transition from high school to college, but it also provi  more

Texas A&M University Corpus Christi: TRIO SSS-STEM Program Creates Pathway to Success for Islander Students
CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas, April 10 (TNSPro) -- Texas A&M University Corpus Christi campus issued the following news: Curating a unique program of resources to aid first-generation, low-income, and underrepresented undergraduate students pursuing a degree in the STEM field, Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi's Student Support Services - STEM program has positively impacted the academic success of more than 100 Islander students through its holistic and individualized support system. SSS-STEM's mi  more

Texas A&M University's College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences: Schleining Receives Campus-Wide Teaching Excellence Award
COLLEGE STATION, Texas, April 7 (TNSAwa) -- Texas A&M University's College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences issued the following news release: Dr. Jennifer Schleining, a clinical associate professor at the Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences (CVMBS), has been awarded a Texas A&M Provost Academic Professional Track Faculty Teaching Excellence Award for her outstanding skills as an educator. Established in 2019, the award celebrates the best instructors a  more

Texas A&M University's Commerce Department of Chemistry Selected for Renewed REU Grant
COMMERCE, Texas, April 8 (TNSGra) -- Texas A&M University's Commerce Campus issued the following news: The A&M-Commerce Department of Chemistry is the recipient of a National Science Foundation grant for continued funding of the department's summer Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU). The grant will fund REU summer programs through 2024 for community college students interested in chemistry. "Our REU program has supported community college students in North Texas since 2006," said Pro  more

Texas A&M University's Commerce: Lunch and Show Kick Off Planetarium Partnership With Red River County Schools
COMMERCE, Texas, April 7 (TNSPar) -- Texas A&M University's Commerce Campus issued the following news: Staff members from Clarksville and Rivercrest ISDs visited A&M-Commerce for lunch and a Planetarium show on Wednesday, March 31. The visit kick-started a partnership between Red River County schools and the A&M-Commerce Planetarium. The partnership enables children in grades K-8 from Red River County to receive free transportation and entrance fees to the university's planetarium. As a result  more

Texas A&M University's Health Science: Predicting Mutated Gene Associated With Melanoma
COLLEGE STATION, Texas, April 9 (TNSJou) -- Texas A&M University's Health Science Center issued the following news: Although risk for melanoma, the most serious type of skin cancer, is often associated with ultraviolet light exposure, there are genetic factors at play, with some families being more prone to the disease than others. Moreover, mutations in the gene CDKN2A are also associated with increased risks for other cancers such as pancreatic cancer, making it especially important to identi  more

Texas A&M University's Health Science: Safety of Crumb Rubber Mulch on Playgrounds
COLLEGE STATION, Texas, April 7 (TNSRes) -- Texas A&M University's Health Science Center issued the following news: Safety is a main consideration when designing playgrounds for children. One popular material used when designing soft surface playgrounds for children safety is crumb rubber made from shredded recycled tires, but this material may bring additional health risks. In a new student-led study, Texas A&M University School of Public Health doctoral student Leanne Fawkes along with Envir  more

Texas A&M University: Developing a Resilient Supply Chain to Prepare for the Unpredictable
COLLEGE STATION, Texas, April 8 (TNSRes) -- The Texas A&M University's Engineering Experiment Station issued the following news: Before your phone can be a source of endless TikTok videos, you must first acquire it through a global supply chain. But when these supply chains are disrupted, whether due to a global pandemic, unexpected winter storms or a massive cargo ship blocking a busy trade canal, it can affect everything from the food you eat to the toilet paper on the shelves of local grocer  more

Texas A&M University: Developing New Ways to Diagnose Preeclampsia
COLLEGE STATION, Texas, April 8 (TNSRes) -- The Texas A&M University's Engineering Experiment Station issued the following news: Researchers at Texas A&M University are developing novel tests to diagnose preeclampsia earlier in a pregnancy, even before symptoms occur, allowing hospitals to better treat pregnant patients. Preeclampsia -- a pregnancy complication that can lead to organ damage, especially in the liver and kidneys --is one of the leading causes of maternal and baby deaths during   more

Texas A&M University: Developing New Ways to Diagnose Preeclampsia
COLLEGE STATION, Texas, April 9 (TNSRes) -- Texas A&M University issued the following news: Researchers at Texas A&M University are developing novel tests to diagnose preeclampsia earlier in a pregnancy, even before symptoms occur, allowing hospitals to better treat pregnant patients. Preeclampsia -- a pregnancy complication that can lead to organ damage, especially in the liver and kidneys --is one of the leading causes of maternal and baby deaths during pregnancy. Current diagnosis typically  more

Texas A&M University: Researchers Develop Reliability Framework for Electric Power Distribution Systems
COLLEGE STATION, Texas, April 9 (TNSJou) -- The Texas A&M University's Engineering Experiment Station issued the following news: Dr. Chanan Singh and doctoral student Arun Karngala from the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Texas A&M University are working to develop a reliability framework for the distribution system so that utility companies can be better prepared for uncertainties that may arise. Singh is a Regents Professor, the Irma Runyon Chair Professor and University   more

Texas A&M: Developing a Resilient Supply Chain to Prepare for the Unpredictable
COLLEGE STATION, Texas, April 8 (TNSRes) -- Texas A&M University's College of Engineering issued the following news: Before your phone can be a source of endless TikTok videos, you must first acquire it through a global supply chain. But when these supply chains are disrupted, whether due to a global pandemic, unexpected winter storms or a massive cargo ship blocking a busy trade canal, it can affect everything from the food you eat to the toilet paper on the shelves of local grocery stores. D  more

Texas A&M: Developing New Ways to Diagnose Preeclampsia
COLLEGE STATION, Texas, April 7 (TNSRes) -- Texas A&M University's College of Engineering issued the following news: Researchers at Texas A&M University are developing novel tests to diagnose preeclampsia earlier in a pregnancy, even before symptoms occur, allowing hospitals to better treat pregnant patients. Preeclampsia -- a pregnancy complication that can lead to organ damage, especially in the liver and kidneys --is one of the leading causes of maternal and baby deaths during pregnancy. Cu  more

Texas A&M: Industrial and Systems Engineering Graduate Student Awarded Merit Fellowship
COLLEGE STATION, Texas, April 7 (TNSAwa) -- Texas A&M University's College of Engineering issued the following news: Kelsey Kitzmiller, graduate student in the Wm Michael Barnes '64 Department of Industrial Engineering at Texas A&M University, has been awarded the Engineering Graduate Merit Doctoral Fellowship, a highly competitive fellowship given to a current student nominated by the student's respective graduate department. Offered by the Texas A&M College of Engineering, this prestigious f  more

Texas A&M: Researchers Develop Reliability Framework for Electric Power Distribution Systems
COLLEGE STATION, Texas, April 7 (TNSJou) -- Texas A&M University's College of Engineering issued the following news April 6, 2021: Imagine that the process of distributing electricity to homes from the power grid is like travelers boarding a train. There are multiple steps to take before they can reach their final destination. First, they have to buy a ticket at the ticketing booth - this is where the power is generated. Second, they board a train that departs from the station - the power is tr  more

Texas A&M: Retro Rocket - Students Design Virtual Reality Flight Simulator for Outreach
COLLEGE STATION, Texas, April 10 (TNSOps) -- Texas A&M University's College of Engineering issued the following news: Students at Texas A&M University are bringing vintage into the future with a new virtual reality (VR) experience for aspiring engineers -- the Retro Rocket. Teams from the Department of Aerospace Engineering and J. Mike Walker '66 Department of Mechanical Engineering have worked to repurpose an old metal rocket car from a 1950s carnival ride and turn it into a VR flight simulat  more

Texas A.G. Paxton Defends the Department of Education's Final Rule, Upholding Protection for Students' Rights
AUSTIN, Texas, April 10 -- Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton issued the following news release: Attorney General Ken Paxton filed a motion to intervene in a lawsuit defending the Department of Education's "Final Rule," a reaffirmation of Title IX's commitment to protecting students, which bolsters the anti-discrimination purpose of Title IX without infringing on the constitutional rights afforded to all Americans. Despite the Final Rule's robust protections for students' rights to free speech  more

Texas A.G. Paxton's Law Enforcement Round Up
AUSTIN, Texas, April 6 -- Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton issued the following news release: The Fugitive Apprehension Unit made several noteworthy arrests last week. In Travis County, Jose Angel Negrete Jr was arrested in Austin on March 29. Negrete Jr had an outstanding warrant for first-degree murder issued by the Austin Police Department. During the past week, Negrete Jr allegedly shot and killed two victims, and shot and injured one of the victim's girlfriend. Negrete Jr was also con  more

Texas A.G. Paxton: Biden Administration's Failure to Take Custody of Criminal Aliens Endangers Texans, Americans
AUSTIN, Texas, April 7 -- Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton issued the following news release on April 6, 2021: Attorney General Ken Paxton today sued the Biden Administration in the United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas decrying its refusal to take custody of criminal illegal aliens, including dangerous felons and drug manufacturers, as required by federal law. Texas's lawsuit alleges President Biden implemented unlawful directives that allow dangerous illegal alien  more

Texas A.G. Paxton: Texas Defends NRA's Right to Reorganize and Relocate
AUSTIN, Texas, April 6 -- Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton issued the following news release: Attorney General Ken Paxton filed a brief in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of Texas in support of the National Rifle Association (NRA) reorganizing in Texas. New York is currently seeking to dissolve the NRA and confiscate its assets despite the NRA's right to reorganize under the bankruptcy code. "The NRA should be allowed to relocate to a state that respects its righ  more

Texas Corporations Side With Voters Against Texas' Racist Voter Suppression Laws Being Rammed Through State Legislature
AUSTIN, Texas, April 8 -- The Texas Democratic Party issued the following news: Fallout from the Texas GOP-led voter suppression bills in the Texas legislature continues to grow after Senate Bill 7 passed the state Senate last Thursday along party lines. Under SB 7, Texans would see more polling sites reduced in hours or closed, especially in urban and minority neighborhoods. Additionally, partisan poll watchers would be allowed to video record voters that need assistance in voting. The bill   more

Texas Democratic Party: Republicans Choose National Student-Athlete Day to Advance Bill Banning Kids From Sports
AUSTIN, Texas, April 7 -- The Texas Democratic Party issued the following news: On National Student-Athlete Day, Republicans in the Texas Senate are bringing their child-attacking bill SB 29 to the full Senate for a vote. With a pandemic, ongoing fallout from the winter storm, and a struggling economy on their hands, Texas Republicans can find nothing better to do with their time than to make life harder for children. Senate Bill 29 is a cruel attack on Texas kids, designed to ban trans kids f  more

Texas Democratic Party: While Biden Funds Anti-Hate Measures, Texas GOP Once Again Stokes Anti-Asian Hate
AUSTIN, Texas, April 6 -- The Texas Democratic Party issued the following news on April 5, 2021: Hate continues to find a home in the Texas GOP, as the anti-Asian comments of yet another Texas Republican recently came to light. During a GOP forum in Arlington last week, Sery Kim, a Republican candidate for Texas' 6th Congressional district, said she does not want Chinese immigrants in the United States and repeated hateful, xenophobic rhetoric around COVID-19. The comments prompted Young Kim an  more

Texas Democratic Party: While Republicans Try Once Again to Blame Renewables for Winter Storm Crisis, Near-200 Death Count Is on Republicans' Hands
AUSTIN, Texas, April 6 -- The Texas Democratic Party issued the following news on April 5, 2021: More revelations have emerged on Republicans' scramble to cover up their failures during February's winter storm crisis, as today, the Texas Tribune detailed the Texas Railroad Commission's full-court press to deflect criticism away from oil and gas in the wake of February's power outages. When millions of Texans lost power during the freeze, the all-Republican Texas Railroad Commission, which overs  more

Texas Democrats' Statement on Mass Shooting in Bryan
AUSTIN, Texas, April 9 -- The Texas Democratic Party issued the following statement: * * * Texas Democratic Party Chair Gilberto Hinojosa issued the following statement on the mass shooting today in Bryan, Texas: "Our hearts go out to everyone affected by the horrific events in Bryan today. To those who lost a loved one, we are thinking of you during this incredibly difficult time. I wish all those injured as fast and full a recovery as possible. "I am holding the entire Bryan community in m  more

Texas Gov. Abbott Announces 46 Participating Counties for Sixth Week of Save Our Seniors Initiative
AUSTIN, Texas, April 7 -- Gov. Greg Abbott, R-Texas, issued the following news release on April 6, 2021: Governor Greg Abbott today announced that the Texas Division of Emergency (TDEM), the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS), and the Texas Military Department (TMD) have announced 46 counties participating in the sixth week of the Save Our Seniors COVID-19 vaccine initiative. The Governor announced the Save Our Seniors program in Corpus Christi last month to provide vaccines to se  more

Texas Gov. Abbott Announces Outstanding Women in Texas Government Award Recipients
AUSTIN, Texas, April 8 -- Gov. Greg Abbott, R-Texas, issued the following news release: The State Agency Council to the Governor's Commission for Women is proud to announce the Outstanding Women in Texas Government Award recipients for 2020. This biennial award honors women in state service who are helping to shape the future of Texas by contributing their notable talents and skills. Candidates were nominated by their respective state agency leadership in four categories, and an independent com  more

Texas Gov. Abbott Announces Partial Approval of FEMA Community Vaccination Sites Extension Request in DFW Metroplex, Houston
AUSTIN, Texas, April 8 -- Gov. Greg Abbott, R-Texas, issued the following news release on April 7, 2021: Governor Greg Abbott today announced that the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has partially approved a request to extend operations for the Federally Supported Community Vaccination Centers in Arlington, Dallas, and Houston through May 18th. FEMA's extension includes federal personnel who will continue to assist in operating the sites -- an extension of federal supplies and dose  more

Texas Gov. Abbott Announces State Investigation Into Allegations of Abuse, Neglect At Federally Run Unaccompanied Minor Facility
AUSTIN, Texas, April 8 -- Gov. Greg Abbott, R-Texas, issued the following news release on April 7, 2021: Governor Greg Abbott today directed the Texas Department of Public Safety and the Texas Rangers to immediately investigate allegations of child abuse and neglect inside the federally run unaccompanied minor facility in San Antonio. In a press conference outside of the facility today, the Governor announced that the state has received complaints that include allegations of sexual assault, a s  more

Texas Gov. Abbott Appoints Gonzalez and Garcia to Texas State Board of Acupuncture Examiners
AUSTIN, Texas, April 7 -- Gov. Greg Abbott, R-Texas, issued the following news release: Governor Greg Abbott appointed Samantha Gonzalez and reappointed Maria Garcia to the Texas State Board of Acupuncture Examiners for terms set to expire on January 31, 2027. The board has licensing, examination, and rulemaking responsibilities in the field of acupuncture. Samantha Gonzalez of San Antonio is an Associate Attorney at Hoblit Darling Ralls Hernandez & Hudlow LLP. She is a member of the State Bar  more

Texas Gov. Abbott Appoints Phillips as Red River Compact Commissioner
AUSTIN, Texas, April 9 -- Gov. Greg Abbott, R-Texas, issued the following news release: Governor Greg Abbott has appointed Robin Phillips as Red River Compact Commissioner for a term set to expire on February 1, 2023. The commissioner is responsible for administering the provisions of the Red River Compact entered into by Texas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, Arkansas, and the United States. Robin Phillips of Sherman is a realtor with Paragon Realtors. She is a member of the National Association of Re  more

Texas Gov. Abbott Appoints Three to Commission on Jail Standards
AUSTIN, Texas, April 8 -- Gov. Greg Abbott, R-Texas, issued the following news release: Governor Greg Abbott has appointed Sheriff Pinky Gonzales and Ross Reyes and reappointed Sheriff Kelly Rowe to the Commission on Jail Standards for terms set to expire January 31, 2027. The commission establishes standards for the care and treatment of county prisoners, construction, maintenance and operation of county jails. Pinky Gonzales of Refugio is the Refugio County Sheriff, and previously served as   more

Texas Gov. Abbott Declines to Throw First Pitch at Texas Rangers Game Due to MLB's False Narrative on Voter Integrity Laws
AUSTIN, Texas, April 6 -- Gov. Greg Abbott, R-Texas, issued the following news release on March 5, 2021: Governor Greg Abbott today sent a letter to the Texas Rangers baseball organization declining the invitation to throw out the ceremonial first pitch at the their home opening game. The Governor cited Major League Baseball's (MLB) decision to perpetuate false political narratives by moving the MLB All-Star Game from Atlanta in response to Georgia's new election integrity laws. Governor Abbo  more

Texas Gov. Abbott Extends COVID-19 Disaster Declaration - April 2021
AUSTIN, Texas, April 6 -- 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   more

Texas Gov. Abbott Extends Hurricane Harvey Disaster Declaration - April 2021
AUSTIN, Texas, April 6 -- 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, S  more

Texas Gov. Abbott Issues Executive Order Prohibiting Government-Mandated Vaccine Passports
AUSTIN, Texas, April 7 -- Gov. Greg Abbott, R-Texas, issued the following news release on April 6, 2021: Governor Greg Abbott today issued an Executive Order prohibiting state agencies or political subdivisions in Texas from creating a "vaccine passport" requirement, or otherwise conditioning receipt of services on an individual's COVID-19 vaccination status. The order also prohibits organizations receiving public funds from requiring consumers to provide documentation of vaccine status in or  more

Texas Gov. Abbott Issues Statement of Support for Damon Allen Act
AUSTIN, Texas, April 7 -- Gov. Greg Abbott, R-Texas, issued the following statement on April 6, 2021 in support of the Damon Allen Act, championed by Texas State Reps. Kyle Kacal (HJR 4) and Andrew Murr (HB 20): "Public safety is at risk because of our broken bail system that recklessly allows dangerous criminals back onto our streets, which is why I made the Damon Allen Act an emergency item this session. "Trooper Damon Allen was senselessly murdered in 2017 because a local magistrate rele  more

Texas Gov. Abbott Sends Letter to Vice President Harris Demanding Shut Down of Federally Run Unaccompanied Minor Facility in San Antonio
AUSTIN, Texas, April 10 -- Gov. Greg Abbott, R-Texas, issued the following news release on April 9, 2021: Governor Greg Abbott today sent a letter to Vice President and Border Czar Kamala Harris demanding that the Biden Administration shut down the federally run unaccompanied minor facility in San Antonio. The Governor included a memo from the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services and the Texas Health and Human Services Commission that summarizes the allegations of sexual assault,   more

Texas Gov. Abbott Statement on Shooting in Bryan
AUSTIN, Texas, April 9 -- Gov. Greg Abbott, R-Texas, issued the following statement on April 8, 2021: * * * Governor Greg Abbott today issued the following statement on the shooting in Bryan: "I have been working closely with the Texas Department of Public Safety and the Texas Rangers as they assist local law enforcement on a swift response to this criminal act. "Their efforts led to the arrest of the shooting suspect. "The state will assist in any way needed to help prosecute the suspect  more

Texas Gov. Abbott, HHSC Announce Extension of Emergency SNAP Benefits for April
AUSTIN, Texas, April 7 -- Gov. Greg Abbott, R-Texas, issued the following news release: Governor Greg Abbott and the Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) will provide approximately $254 million in emergency Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) food benefits for the month of April as the state continues its response to the COVID-19 pandemic. "This SNAP extension for the month of April will ensure that Texas families can continue to put food on the table," said Governor   more

Texas Republicans' Latest Attacks on Abortion Rights in House Today
AUSTIN, Texas, April 8 -- The Texas Democratic Party issued the following news on April 7, 2021: After Texas Senate Republicans passed horrific anti-abortion legislation last week, the House versions of these anti-Texas bills are being heard in the Public Health Committee of the Texas House today. These seven extremist anti-abortion bills, including House Bills 1280, 1515, 2313, and 2337, will put up even more unnecessary barriers to Texans seeking an abortion -- in a state that's already made  more

Three University of Texas Tyler Pre-Med Academy Students Selected for Texas JAMP Program
TYLER, Texas, April 6 (TNSOps) -- The University of Texas's Tyler Campus issued the following news release on April 5, 2021: The University of Texas at Tyler announced today that three students in its Pre-Med Academy have been selected to participate in a state medical school preparatory program. The students are scholars in the Joint Admission Medical Program (JAMP). The program was created by the Texas Legislature to support and encourage highly qualified, economically disadvantaged Texas re  more

University of California's Hastings College of Law: Students Travel Virtually to Provide Immigration Legal Aid
SAN FRANCISCO, California, April 8 (TNSOps) -- The University of California's Hastings College of Law issued the following news: Even with the COVID-19 pandemic preventing travel, UC Hastings Law students continued their work to help people seeking asylum. For the past three years, students have gone to T. Don Hutto Residential Center, a facility outside Austin, Texas, where people awaiting decisions on their immigration status are detained. This spring, that tradition continued. Unable to me  more

University of Houston Victoria Awards Research Grants to Three Faculty
VICTORIA, Texas, April 8 (TNSRes) -- The University of Houston Victoria campus issued the following news release: The design and development of intelligent health care for COVID-19 management, interactions between Union soldiers and Southern women during the Civil War, and the development of town law in medieval communities are just three of the areas that University of Houston-Victoria faculty members will spend time researching this summer and next school year. The research is made possible   more

University of Houston-Victoria Wins District Gold ADDY for Athletics Campaign
VICTORIA, Texas, April 10 (TNSAwa) -- The University of Houston Victoria campus issued the following news release: The University of Houston-Victoria has won a Gold ADDY award for creative excellence in the four-state District 10 competition of the American Advertising Federation Awards. The award in the Card, Invitation or Announcement Campaign category was for marketing pieces to promote UHV Athletics' 2020 Weekend for the Jaguars event. District 10 includes Texas, Arkansas, Louisiana and Ok  more

University of Houston: Harris County Took Brunt of February Freeze
HOUSTON, Texas, April 9 (TNSRep) -- The University of Houston issued the following news release: The February 2021 freeze - the infamous Winter Storm Uri - wreaked havoc across Texas, but the impacts of the storm were more severe in Harris County, according to a report by the Hobby School of Public Affairs at the University of Houston. More than nine out of every 10 (91%) Harris County residents lost electrical power at some point as the winter storm rolled through on Feb. 14-20, significantly  more

University of Houston: Importance of Family Time During COVID-19
HOUSTON, Texas, April 6 (TNSJou) -- The University of Houston issued the following news release: The COVID-19 pandemic has negatively impacted the mental health of millions of Americans, but a study by the University of Houston finds that Hispanic/Latinx adolescents who had elevated levels of mental health problems prior to the pandemic actually experienced a reduction in symptoms during the early stages of the public health crisis. Published in the Journal of American Academy of Child and Ado  more

University of Houston: Screening for Skin Disease on Your Laptop
HOUSTON, Texas, April 7 (TNSJou) -- The University of Houston issued the following news release: The founding chair of the Biomedical Engineering Department at the University of Houston is reporting a new deep neural network architecture that provides early diagnosis of systemic sclerosis (SSc), a rare autoimmune disease marked by hardened or fibrous skin and internal organs. The proposed network, implemented using a standard laptop computer (2.5 GHz Intel Core i7), can immediately differentiat  more

University of North Carolina Gillings Alumna Banks Promoted to Top Leadership Position at Texas A&M
CHAPEL HILL, North Carolina, April 7 (TNSPer) -- The University of North Carolina's Gillings School of Global Public Health issued the following news: On Wednesday, March 31, the Texas A&M University System Board of Regents named M. Katherine Banks, PhD, president of the system's flagship institution, Texas A&M University. This appointment follows her naming as sole finalist for the position on March 3. "This is a tremendous honor," Banks said. "The core values of Texas A&M, its rich tradition  more

University of North Texas at Frisco Offers Opportunity to Earn Three Credits in Intensive Arabic Course at Minimal Cost
DENTON, Texas, April 8 (TNSPro) -- The University of North Texas issued the following news release: UNT at Frisco area students have a chance to learn Arabic this summer with a three-week intensive summer course. STARTALK June 2021: Caravanning Through the Arab World will be offered June 1-18, though the application deadline is 8 p.m. April 12. The class is open to students who will be high school seniors in Fall 2021, as well as community college freshmen and sophomores and all UNT and non-UN  more

University of North Texas Researchers Collaborate With Juvare to Provide Access to Unique Computer Program to Help Equitably Distribute COVID-19 Vaccine
DENTON, Texas, April 10 (TNSPar) -- The University of North Texas issued the following news release: The University of North Texas and Juvare, a leader in critical incident preparedness and response technology, are collaborating to commercialize a cloud-based computer program to help ensure the equitable distribution of the COVID-19 vaccine. A team of UNT researchers developed the program called RE-PLAN, which is unlike anything currently in use, to help state and local public health agencies   more

University of St. Thomas Announces Long-Awaited Masters in Sacred Scripture for Spanish Speaking Students
HOUSTON, Texas, April 9 (TNSPro) -- The University of St. Thomas issued the following news release: UST anticipates a very large first cohort group for its new Master of Arts in Sacred Scripture (Maestria de Artes en Sagrada Escrituras) program when it launches in fall 2021. Taught entirely in Spanish and offered online or in person, the University is trailblazing with MASE as it responds to demand. UST Assistant Professor of Theology and Director of the Center Semillero for Hispanic/Latino Th  more

University of Texas at Austin's Texas Advanced Computing Center: New Discoveries in the Making for 2021-2022
AUSTIN, Texas, April 6 (TNSRes) -- The University of Texas at Austin's Texas Advanced Computing Center issued the following news release: For U.S.-based computational researchers who can use hundreds of thousands of computer processors simultaneously to solve Grand Challenge problems in science and engineering, computing on the Frontera supercomputer at the Texas Advanced Computing Center (TACC) represents an opportunity to probe the world more deeply than ever before. The leadership-class sys  more

University of Texas Dallas: Researchers Explore Link Between Iron, Beta-Amyloid in Memory Disorders
RICHARDSON, Texas, April 8 (TNSJou) -- The University of Texas Dallas campus issued the following news: In recent years, neurology researchers have shown that accumulation of the protein beta-amyloid in the brain is strongly linked to the occurrence of Alzheimer's disease (AD). Excessive amounts of beta-amyloid alone, however, rarely seem to cause Alzheimer's without other contributing factors. Scientists from The University of Texas at Dallas' School of Behavioral and Brain Sciences hope to u  more

University of Texas Dallas: Study Shows Benefits of Virtual Reality in Measuring Memory
RICHARDSON, Texas, April 10 (TNSJou) -- The University of Texas Dallas campus issued the following news: In a new study, researchers from The University of Texas at Dallas have demonstrated the advantages of using virtual reality to measure how people handle tasks that tax their memory and to assess the strategies people use to make each task easier. Dr. Daniel Krawczyk, professor of psychology and holder of the Debbie and Jim Francis Chair in the School of Behavioral and Brain Sciences, is th  more

University of Texas Health San Antonio, UTSA Develop Strategic Partnership to Advance Health and Wellness Initiatives
SAN ANTONIO, Texas, April 8 (TNSPar) -- The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio issued the following news release: The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio (also known as UT Health San Antonio) and The University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) are partnering to advance their shared goal of creating a healthier society. As part of the collaboration, the two institutions intend to develop a series of initiatives to strengthen their signature academic and r  more

University of Texas Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs: Todd Olmstead on Team Awarded $3.5M Grant to Study Peer Recovery Support in Substance Use Treatment
AUSTIN, Texas, April 10 (TNSGra) -- The University of Texas Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs issued the following news: LBJ School Professor of Public Affairs Todd Olmstead is a co-investigator on a recently awarded National Institutes of Health grant to examine the effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of using peer recovery supports (paraprofessionals who have "lived experience" with substance use problems) to improve treatment adherence and reduce treatment dropout among emerging ad  more

University of Texas System Distinguished Educators Foster Student Success, Best Teaching Practices
AUSTIN, Texas, April 9 -- The University of Texas System issued the following news release: In 2012, top educators from the eight UT academic institutions convened to set simple but important goals: ensure recognition of outstanding teachers and foster continuous classroom innovation and student success. They established the UT System Academy of Distinguished Teachers, which today is one of the nation's only university system-level advisory and advocacy groups dedicated to improving teaching.   more

University of Texas's MD Anderson Cancer Center: Genetic Diversity Within Tumors Suggests Continuous Evolution
HOUSTON, Texas, April 8 (TNSJou) -- The University of Texas's MD Anderson Cancer Center issued the following news release on April 7, 2021: By analyzing tumors from more than 2,600 patients and from 38 cancer types, researchers from The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center and fellow member institutions of the international Pan-Cancer Analysis of Whole Genomes Consortium have characterized the extensive genetic diversity across cancer and within individual tumors. The study, published  more

University of Texas-Arlington Awarded $750,000 to Help Students Impacted by COVID-19
ARLINGTON, Texas, April 7 (TNSMon) -- The University of Texas Arlington campus issued the following news release: The University of Texas at Arlington has received $750,000 to help students negatively affected by the COVID-19 pandemic as part of the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board's (THECB) second round of Texas Reskilling Grants. The grants allow UT Arlington to provide financial assistance, through coverage of tuition and fees, to help students in need get back on track for graduat  more

University of Texas: Human Trials Begin for a Low-Cost COVID-19 Vaccine to Extend Global Access
AUSTIN, Texas, April 6 (TNSRes) -- The University of Texas issued the following news release: In a major boost to efforts to combat COVID-19 globally, a vaccine that recently entered human trials in Vietnam and Thailand, and is slated for a clinical study in Brazil, holds promise for affordable vaccine manufacturing in countries currently dependent on imported vaccines. The vaccine is the result of a partnership between The University of Texas at Austin, the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Si  more

Uranium Energy Completes Financing and Reports Over $110 Million in Cash, Equity and Inventory Holdings as of April 9, 2021
CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas, April 10 -- 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 announce the closing of its previously announced offering of an aggregate of 3,636,364 shares of common stock of the Company (each, a "Share") at a purchase price of $3.30 per Share and for gross proceeds of $12,000,000 in a registered direct offering (the "Offering"). The Company offered a  more

Uranium Energy Corp Expands Physical Uranium Initiative to Purchase 2.1 Million Pounds U3O8 and Announces Financing
CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas, April 7 -- 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 now secured an additional 705,000 pounds of U.S. warehoused uranium, with delivery dates out to December 2022. Including the previously announced contracts to acquire 1,400,000 pounds of uranium concentrates, UEC has now entered into additional purchase contracts for a tot  more

UT Health San Antonio to Build Major Outpatient Facility, Expanding Leading-Edge Care to Fast-Growing Community
SAN ANTONIO, Texas, April 7 (TNSEco) -- The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio issued the following news release: The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, known as UT Health San Antonio, will build a major community outpatient center on the Park West Campus of The University of Texas at San Antonio, bringing much-needed primary and specialty care, and surgical services, to that area's growing population. The approximately 80,000-square-foot project is  more

West Texas A&M Communication Students, Faculty Honored With 19 National Broadcasting Society Awards, Including Chapter of Year
CANYON, Texas, April 8 (TNSAwa) -- West Texas A&M University issued the following news: Communication students and faculty in the West Texas A&M University chapter of the National Broadcasting Society won 19 awards during the annual National Electronic Media Association/NBS-AERho conference. WT was recognized with three awards within the NBS-AERho Association Awards and was one of three winners named as national Chapter of the Year. Rachel Widder, the president of WT's NBS chapter, was selecte  more

West Texas A&M Grad Student's Research Helps Understanding of Precipitation in Texas Panhandle
CANYON, Texas, April 9 (TNSJou) -- West Texas A&M University issued the following news: Research at West Texas A&M University could revolutionize the understanding of how hail and rain are formed over the Texas Panhandle. Research that recently was published in Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics might lead to better understanding of precipitation across the Panhandle and beyond, including more efficient ways to modify the weather. Hemanth Sandeep Vepuri, a student from Hyderabad, India, who is  more

Xcel Energy Archives Now Preserved at PPHM Through West Texas A&M's Center for the Study of the American West
CANYON, Texas, April 6 (TNSOps) -- West Texas A&M University issued the following news: Decades' worth of material charting the history of one of the region's most prominent industries have been preserved, thanks to the efforts of two West Texas A&M University student interns and WT's Center for the Study of the American West. In a collaboration established by Wes Reeves of Xcel Energy and Alex Hunt, director of CSAW, the interns preserved and established an important collection of materials f  more