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Public Policy Tipoffs Involving Texas Newsletter for Sunday September 09, 2018 ( 155 items )  

$2 Million Grant to Fund Pregnancy Resuscitation Program
HOUSTON, Texas, Sept. 6 -- The Baylor College of Medicine issued the following news release: Dr. Peter Nielsen, professor of obstetrics and gynecology at Baylor College of Medicine and the Children's Hospital of San Antonio, received a five-year, $2 million grant from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality for a collaborative effort to develop a program to train specialists and emergency responders who treat women who experience cardiac arrest during pregnancy. "There has been an incre  more

'Homing System' Targets Therapeutic T Cells to Brain Cancer
HOUSTON, Texas, Sept. 5 -- The Baylor College of Medicine issued the following news release: A multi-institution international team led by researchers at Baylor College of Medicine has developed a new strategy to overcome one of the main obstacles in the treatment of brain cancer - access to the tumor. Under the influence of cancer, the blood-brain barrier diverts immune T cells that attempt to enter the brain to fight the tumor. The new discovery, published in the journal Nature, decodes the m  more

'Reality' Driver's Ed Increases Teens' Awareness of the Outcomes of Risky Driving
WACO, Texas, Sept. 5 -- Baylor University issued the following news: Teens who took a supplemental drivers' education program -- including tours of emergency rooms, intensive care units and a morgue -- showed greater awareness of the consequences of risky driving and of how they can avoid dangers, a Baylor University study found. But data from a two-month follow-up to the program was inconclusive as to whether the program made a difference in the youths' behavior behind the wheel, said lead au  more

1,200 With Undergraduate Degrees Playing Football This Season
IRVING, Texas, Sept. 5 -- The National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame issued the following news release: The National Football Foundation (NFF) & College Hall of Fame today released a list of 1,200 student-athletes who have already earned their undergraduate degrees and will be playing college football this fall while pursuing second diplomas. "The National Football Foundation takes great pride in its role as a leading voice in the promotion of the scholar-athlete," said NFF Chai  more

2018 Compassion and the Art of Medicine Series Begins
HOUSTON, Texas, Sept. 5 -- The Baylor College of Medicine issued the following news release: The annual Compassion and the Art of Medicine series hosted by the Department of Family and Community Medicine at Baylor College of Medicine will take place this fall. The series is directed by Dr. Jo Anna R. Fields-Gilmore, assistant professor in the Department of Family and Community Medicine at Baylor, and is free and open to the public. All presentations begin at noon. Funds for the series are pro  more

2018 National Football Foundation TV Schedule for FBS, FCS Football - Week 2
IRVING, Texas, Sept. 6 -- The National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame issued the following news release: The following schedule is for games from Division I (FBS and FCS) for the dates of Sept. 6-8, 2018. If you choose to reproduce this schedule, please credit The National Football Foundation and use the NFF logo, which can be downloaded here. * All times Eastern * FBS Rankings reflect the FWAA-NFF Super 16 Poll * FCS Rankings reflect the STATS FCS Top 25 Poll * Schedule organ  more

30 NFF National Scholar-Athletes on Week 1 NFL Rosters
IRVING, Texas, Sept. 6 -- The National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame issued the following news release: Thirty former NFF National Scholar-Athletes appear on NFL rosters or practice squads as the 2018 regular season begins this week. The group includes three NFF William V. Campbell Trophy(R) recipients in Sam Acho (Texas-2010), Micah Kiser (Virginia-2017) and Alex Mack (California-2008); two Super Bowl MVPs in Drew Brees (Purdue-2000) and Eli Manning (Ole Miss-2003); six Pro Bowl  more

7000 Registered Nurses at 15 HCA-Affiliated Hospitals in 5 States Vote Overwhelmingly to Authorize Strike
WASHINGTON, Sept. 4 -- National Nurses United issued the following news release: Registered nurses at 15 HCA-affiliated hospitals in Florida, Missouri, Kansas, Texas, and Nevada, have voted by an overwhelming majority to authorize their nurse negotiators to call a strike, if the issues RNs have been raising in ongoing contract negotiations remain unresolved, the National Nurses Organizing Committee announced today. "With this strike authorization vote, nurses are making it absolutely clear tha  more

A Continued Commitment to Association Growth and Development
IRVING, Texas, Sept. 5 -- The Electronic Security Association issued the following news release: As I take office as your new ESA President, I'd like to start by extending gratitude to all of you who have congratulated me, all who have been an influence in my life and throughout my career, and most importantly -- I would like to thank my family and my team for supporting me in this endeavor. I firmly believe that with anything you do, you must go into it with a game plan. Circumstances may not  more

A Conversation on Race and Privilege With Angela Davis and Jane Elliott
HOUSTON, Texas, Sept. 4 -- The University of Houston issued the following news release: For the last half-century, civil rights activist Angela Davis and educator Jane Elliott have fought on the front lines to push forward the national conversation on race and racial justice. Now these social justice luminaries will take the stage together at the University of Houston for an intriguing conversation on race and privilege. The annual student-led Social Justice Solutions series, presented by the U  more

ABS Issues AIP for TECHNOLOG LNG Fuel Gas Container System
HAMBURG, Texas, Sept. 6 -- The American Bureau of Shipping issued the following news release: ABS granted Approval in Principle (AIP) to TECHNOLOG for an innovative liquified natural gas (LNG) fuel gas container system. "As a global leader in gas, ABS is committed to enabling innovation in LNG as a marine fuel and this AIP is the latest evidence of that," said ABS Vice President for Global Gas Solutions, Patrick Janssens. "LNG is an attractive option for shipowners and operators looking to com  more

ABS Publishes Comprehensive Additive Manufacturing Guidance
HOUSTON, Texas, Sept. 3 -- The American Bureau of Shipping issued the following news release: ABS published the ABS Guidance Notes on Additive Manufacturing(https://ww2.eagle.org/en/rules-and-resources/rules-and-guides.html#/content/dam/eagle/rules-and-guides/current/other/299-gn-on-additive-manufacturing-2018), establishing a consistent approach to three-dimensional printing of marine and offshore materials and equipment. "As technology evolves and industry finds new ways to streamline operat  more

ACLU of Texas Releases Blueprint With Roadmap for Cutting Incarceration by 50 Percent
HOUSTON, Texas, Sept. 6 -- The American Civil Liberties Union of Texas issued the following news release: The ACLU of Texas released a report that outlines how Texas can cut incarceration by 71,722 people and save over $3 billion by pursuing reforms to its drug sentencing, parole reform, and mandatory minimum laws. The report is a part of the ACLU's Smart Justice 50-State Blueprints project, a comprehensive, state-by-state analysis of how states can transform their criminal justice system and c  more

Affordable Care Act Trial Begins, Hardy & Tarkanian Continue to Oppose Health Care Protections
CARSON CITY, Nevada, Sept. 5 -- The Nevada Democratic Party issued the following news release: Today oral arguments begin in a Republican-led challenge to the Affordable Care Act. The case, Texas v. Azar, could decide the future of protections for people with pre-existing conditions, and make it more difficult for Americans to access health care plans in an open market. The case is being heard in Federal District Court in Texas. Republican candidates in Nevada's two most competitive House races  more

American Health Care Association Issues Statement on Improve Medicare
WASHINGTON, Sept. 6 -- The American Health Care Association issued the following statement by Clifton J. Porter II, senior vice president of government relations, commending House Ways and Means Chairman Kevin Brady, R-Texas, and Subcommittee on Health Chairman Peter Roskam, R-Illinois, for urging the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services to streamline consolidated billing for post-acute care providers to improve the Medicare program for seniors. "We appreciate the committee for recognizing   more

American Heart Association Issues Remarks on WHO Physical Activity Study
DALLAS, Texas, Sept. 4 -- The American Heart Association issued the following remarks by CEO Nancy Brown: * * * CEO Nancy Brown comments on the World Health Organization (WHO)'s findings of insufficient physical activity in the world's adult population. According to the study, 40 percent of adults in the United States do not get the recommended amount of physical activity. * * * "The American Heart Association has long recognized the importance of physical activity in the prevention of cardi  more

American Land Title Association Issues Statement on Uniform Underwriting Standards
WASHINGTON, Sept. 7 -- The American Land Title Association issued the following statement by President-elect Cynthia Blair in response to a proposal released by Reps. Jeb Hensarling, R-Texas, and John Delaney, D-Maryland, to overhaul the housing finance system: "ALTA strongly urges preservation of the uniform standards currently provided by the GSEs, including title insurance, in any newly developed housing finance system. "The financial crisis demonstrated that credit underwriting standards w  more

Anthony Williams, Nick Janovich Win GCSAA GAL Awards
LAWRENCE, Kansas, Sept. 4 -- The Golf Course Superintendents Association of America issued the following news release: Anthony Williams, certified golf course superintendent and director of Golf and Landscape Operations at TPC Four Seasons Dallas at Las Colinas in Irving, Texas, and Nick Janovich, superintendent at Oglebay Resort and Conference Center in Wheeling, W.Va., have been named Grassroots Ambassador Leadership Award winners from the Golf Course Superintendents Association of America (G  more

APHA Urges Court to Maintain Affordable Care Act in Texas V. United States
WASHINGTON, Sept. 5 -- The American Public Health Association issued the following news release: As oral arguments begin today in Texas v. United States, the American Public Health Association reiterated its strong support for the Affordable Care Act and urged the court to maintain the law. "The Affordable Care Act has become a cornerstone of the U.S. public health system, greatly improving access to health care and maintaining funding for prevention and public health programs through the Prev  more

As Lawsuit to Gut Protections for Pre-Existing Conditions Starts, MDP & Dana Nessel Slam Schuette for Refusing to Defend Healthcare for Michigan Families
LANSING, Michigan, Sept. 5 -- The Michigan Democratic Party issued the following news release: As oral arguments are starting today for a lawsuit to eliminate protections for people with pre-existing conditions, the Michigan Democratic Party and Democratic Candidate for Attorney General Dana Nessel held a press call to slam Bill Schuette for refusing to defend healthcare for Michigan families. In particular, the lawsuit at the center of today's arguments--Texas v. United States--is designed to  more

Aspects of Mexican Revolution Topic of First Faculty Forum
WICHITA FALLS, Texas, Sept. 4 -- Midwestern State University issued the following news release: The United States and Mexico not only share a border, but also a tumultuous history, an intertwined economy, and a constant displacement of peoples on both sides of the border. Understanding the Mexican Revolution, a key period in modern Mexican history, is critical to comprehending and appreciating our southern neighbor. A discussion of the varied aspects of the Mexican Revolution will kick off the  more

Bartonico Named Strategic Communications & Marketing AVP
SAN ANTONIO, Texas, Sept. 7 -- Trinity University issued the following news release: Michelle Bartonico '08 has been named assistant vice president for Strategic Communications and Marketing (SCM). Bartonico previously led the department as director. Under her leadership, the department launched a spirit campaign that produced "Maroon Fridays" and the #TigerPride hashtag, revamped-and continues to optimize-the University website, and developed a strategic partnership with Enrollment Management  more

Baylor Theology Professor Ralph Wood Awarded Prize for Wisdom and Virtue
WACO, Texas, Sept. 6 -- Baylor University issued the following news: Baylor University theologian Ralph Wood, Ph.D., was recently presented with the 2018 Russell Kirk Paideia Prize in honor of his lifetime of dedication to the cultivation of wisdom and virtue. Wood has been University Professor of Theology and Literature at Baylor since 1998 and has been honored with more than 15 awards. However, Wood said he values this prize tremendously because it honors education. "Since I am first and la  more

BGCT Donates $10,000 for Students Affected by Hurricane Harvey
HOUSTON, Texas, Sept. 7 -- Houston Baptist University issued the following news release: The Baptist General Convention of Texas (BGCT) graciously donated $10,000 to help assist HBU students who were affected by Hurricane Harvey. Mr. Ernest Dagohoy, BGCT Houston area representative, visited campus this week during the convocation (chapel) service to present a check on the behalf of the organization and its executive director, David Hardage. "This gift is an affirmation that Houston Baptist Uni  more

Biochemistry, Communication Sciences Among Added UT Tyler Majors
TYLER, Texas, Sept. 7 -- The University of Texas's Tyler campus issued the following news release: The University of Texas at Tyler launched new academic programs this fall. New offerings are the Master of Occupational Therapy, Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry, Bachelor of Science in Communication Sciences and Disorders as well as an online Master of Science in Criminal Justice. "As we become the educational and economic driver of East Texas, we are excited to offer these additional academi  more

Board of Visitors Leadership Welcomes New Members
HOUSTON, Texas, Sept. 4 -- The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center issued the following news release: The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center Board of Visitors (BOV), a nonfiduciary, appointed advisory board of volunteers who advance the institution's mission to end cancer, marks the beginning of Fiscal Year 2019 with nine new members, effective Sept. 1: * Kimberly Alfonso, Las Vegas, Nevada: retired vice president and owner of Vic Alfonso Cadillac Hummer Inc. in Portland  more

Children's Hospitals Applaud House Subcommittee Advancement of ACE Kids Act
WASHINGTON, Sept. 7 -- The Children's Hospital Association issued the following news release: The U.S. House Energy and Commerce Health Subcommittee voted to advance the bipartisan Advancing Care for Exceptional Kids Act of 2017 (ACE Kids Act, H.R. 3325), co-sponsored by Reps. Barton, R-Texas, and Castor, D-Fla., to the Energy and Commerce Committee for consideration. This legislative progress represents an important step for children, and children's hospitals -- on behalf of the patients and f  more

Club for Growth Action Launches Ad Campaign in Texas Senate Race
WASHINGTON, Sept. 4 -- The Club for Growth issued the following news release: Today, Club for Growth Action launched a broadcast ad in the Texas U.S. Senate race, kicking off a seven-figure television campaign that will run over the next two months. Entitled "Bulldozer," the ad highlights Congressman Beto O'Rourke's scandal-filled past. Specifically, the ad educates voters about O'Rourke's participation in a wealthy, elite cabal of El Paso businessmen seeking to enrich themselves at the expens  more

College of Architecture to Host Opening Exhibition of the Buddy Holly Hall of Performing Arts and Sciences During the First Friday Art Trail
LUBBOCK, Texas, Sept. 5 -- Texas Tech University issued the following news release: The principal architect of the Buddy Holly Hall of Performing Arts and Sciences, Matthew Lella, will provide opening remarks. WHAT: The opening exhibition of the Buddy Holly Hall of Performing Arts and Sciences will take place during the First Friday Art Trail. WHEN: 6-9 p.m. Friday (Sept. 7) WHERE: 5&J Gallery inside the Charles Adams Studio Project, 602 Ave. J EVENT: Texas Tech University's College of Arch  more

Colour of Music Festival Comes to UH
HOUSTON, Texas, Sept. 6 -- The University of Houston issued the following news release: Internationally acclaimed black professional classical musicians, composers and music scholars will take center stage at the University of Houston during the Colour of Music Festival , Sept. 12-16, at Dudley Recital Hall and Moores Opera House on the UH campus. The event is hosted by the UH College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences, the Kathrine G. McGovern College of the Arts and the Office of the Provost  more

Conlin Named Vice President for University Advancement, President of BGSU Foundation
BOWLING GREEN, Ohio, Sept. 5 -- Bowling Green State University issued the following news release: Bowling Green State University has chosen a Texas fundraising professional to lead its advancement and alumni efforts. Pam Conlin, assistant vice president for principal and major gifts at Southern Methodist University, will join BGSU on Oct. 8 as the new vice president for University Advancement and president of the BGSU Foundation. "Increasing private support of the University is absolutely crit  more

Converse College Announces New Trustees
SPARTANBURG, South Carolina, Sept. 4 -- Converse College issued the following news: Converse College welcomes four new members to its Board of Trustees: Philip Asherman, retired President and CEO of Chicago Bridge & Iron in The Woodlands, Texas; Debra Clements, Chief Administrative Officer, Senior General Counsel and Corporate Secretary for Milliken & Company in Spartanburg; Wallace Davison Prestwood '89, Senior Vice President for Bank of America in Charlotte, N.C.; and Dr. Kay E. Woodward, Pre  more

Cybersecurity for Critical Infrastructure, Industry and Smart Cities
HOUSTON, Texas, Sept. 6 -- The University of Houston issued the following news release: Mention cybersecurity, and people think of Russia tampering with U.S. elections or attempts to sabotage the electric grid. But the cyber transformation is having a far broader impact on cities. A conference at the University of Houston-Downtown will tackle the future of technology in the civic development of Houston and the region. "Technology needs to be both adaptable and secure for our city to thrive,"   more

DACA Temporarily Saved by Federal District Judge
SAN ANTONIO, Texas, Sept. 4 -- The Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities issued the following news release: The Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities applauds last Friday's decision by Federal District Judge Andrew Hanen of the Southern District of Texas denying the state's request to invalidate the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, ruling the state had waited too long to file the suit and ending the program now could harm the public, especially the   more

Dallas Independent School District, Toyota, SMU Collaborate to Support Future STEM-Focused School in West Dallas
DALLAS, Texas, Sept. 7 -- The Dallas Independent School District issued the following news release: Dallas Independent School District (Dallas ISD), Toyota USA Foundation and SMU have joined together to collaborate on the creation of a new and innovative STEM-focused school in west Dallas. The aim is to inspire and prepare students for the next generation of STEM jobs through curricula that is project-based and business-aligned. "This is an exciting opportunity for our students and families   more

Dangerous Blood Pressure Spikes Among Blacks Happen Five Times More Often Than Average
DALLAS, Texas, Sept. 7 -- The American Heart Association issued the following news release: Black adults experience dangerous spikes in high blood pressure, called a hypertensive crisis, at a rate that is five times the national average, according to a study presented at the American Heart Association's Joint Hypertension 2018 Scientific Sessions, an annual conference focused on recent advances in hypertension research. Hypertensive crisis is a complication of high blood pressure in which bloo  more

Dean of SFA's James I. Perkins College of Education Named Citizen of the Year
NACOGDOCHES, Texas, Sept. 6 -- Stephen F. Austin State University issued the following news release: Whether she is promoting Stephen F. Austin State University's educational programs or working in the Nacogdoches community with young people, Dr. Judy Abbott, dean of SFA's James I. Perkins College of Education, is all about education and the community. Recognizing Abbott's leadership, involvement and service to the community, the Nacogdoches County Chamber of Commerce recently named her Citize  more

Debate on the Death Penalty to Take Place at WTAMU
CANYON, Texas, Sept. 5 -- West Texas A&M University issued the following news: Members of the criminal justice program and association at West Texas A&M University will host a Death Penalty Debate at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 11 in the Jack B. Kelley Student Center, Legacy Hall. The timely discussion comes a month after an opioid drug called Fetanyl was administered for the first time in Nebraska, creating new buzz about the definition of "cruel and unusual punishment" with the death penalty. O  more

DFA Backs O'Rourke for Senate in Texas, Bell (TX-14), Haaland (NM-1), Scholten (IA-4) for Congress
BURLINGTON, Vermont, Sept. 7 -- Democracy for America issued the following news release: Today, Democracy for America (DFA) announced its endorsements of Beto O'Rourke for United States Senate in Texas and Adrienne Bell (TX-14), Deb Haaland (NM-1), and J.D. Scholten (IA-4) for the United States House of Representatives. All four are running bold, inclusive populist campaigns that place their support for Medicare for All, in particular, at the center of their campaigns. Democracy for America is  more

Does Moody Support LePage-Backed Lawsuit Aimed at Gutting Pre-Existing Condition Protections?
WESTBROOK, Maine, Sept. 6 -- The Maine Democratic Party issued the following news release: Today, a federal judge in Texas will hear the first arguments in a case backed by Governor Paul LePage that threatens the Affordable Care Act and its protection of pre-existing conditions. Where does Shawn Moody stand on the issue? Moody, after all, is no fan of the Affordable Care Act, calling it "a government bailout for the insurance companies and the hospitals", and he has repeatedly stood by the gov  more

Double Trouble. Two Sets of Twins Help Power Woodrow Football Team
DALLAS, Texas, Sept. 5 -- The Dallas Independent School District issued the following news release: As two sets of twins on the Woodrow Wilson High School Varsity football team, Semaj and Semari Johnson and Jesus and Francisco Solis, share an uncommon bond. Each brother knows what it's like to constantly be confused with each other, both on and off the field. They each grew up competing with their twin brother, and, now, as starters on the Woodrow football team, are all working toward the same  more

Educational Leadership Students Publish in Professional Journals
HOUSTON, Texas, Sept. 6 -- The University of St. Thomas issued the following news release: Four University of St Thomas Educational Leadership Master's degree students have had articles published in professional journals in the past 11 months. All were students of School of Education and Human Services Instructor Dr. Jim LeBuffe, who has been encouraging graduate students to share their outstanding teaching practices as published authors. "Our Educational Leadership students are terrific teach  more

English Language Institute Approved to Accept International Students
FORT WORTH, Texas, Sept. 7 -- Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary issued the following news release: An ambitious project three years in the making is bridging the language gap for international students studying at Southwestern Seminary. On July 23, Southwestern's English Language Institute was approved to expand to accept full-time international students who need to improve their English comprehension. Because language skills powerfully impact learning, the program is a game-changer for  more

Experts Available to Discuss Brett Kavanaugh Confirmation Hearings
LUBBOCK, Texas, Sept. 4 -- Texas Tech University issued the following news release: Arnold Loewy is available to discuss the nomination of Kavanaugh and its potential impact on the Supreme Court. Tracy Hresko Pearlis available to discuss the nomination and its impacts. Today, (Sept. 4), confirmation hearings before the Senate Judiciary Committee began for Brett Kavanaugh, President Donald Trump's nominee to fill the vacancy on the U.S. Supreme Court created in June when Associate Justice Antho  more

Farm Bureau Presidents Meet With President Trump, Vice President Pence
NASHVILLE, Tennessee, Sept. 5 -- The American Farm Bureau Federation issued the following news release: State Farm Bureau Presidents met today with President Trump and Vice President Pence to express their continuing concerns over trade and the financial difficulties tariffs and related barriers are causing farmers and ranchers. Texas President Russell Boening, Illinois President Richard Guebert and American Farm Bureau Federation Vice President Scott VanderWal - who is also President of the S  more

Federal Advisory Committee Recommends ACEP-Proposed Alternative Payment Model to Human Services
DALLAS, Texas, Sept. 6 -- The American College of Emergency Physicians issued the following news release: The Physician-Focused Payment Model Technical Advisory Committee (PTAC), today, recommended an ACEP-proposed Alternative Payment Model (APM) to Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) Alex Azar. It was presented to PTAC by ACEP members Randy Pilgrim, MD, FACEP, Sue Nedza, MD, FACEP, and Jeff Bettinger, MD, FACEP. Secretary Azar and CMS Administrator Seema Verma both briefly attended  more

Federal Court Orders FDA to Quickly Implement Graphic Cigarette Warnings as Mandated by Law
DALLAS, Texas, Sept. 5 -- The American Heart Association issued the following news release: In a major victory for the nation's health and the fight against tobacco, a federal court today ordered the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to expeditiously issue a final rule requiring graphic health warnings on cigarette packs and advertising, as mandated by a 2009 federal law. The ruling (http://tfk.org/content/what_we_do/federal_issues/fda/legal/2018_09_05_graphicswarningruling.pdf) by U.S.   more

Galactic 'Wind' Stifling Star Formation is Most Distant Yet Seen
AUSTIN, Texas, Sept. 6 -- The University of Texas issued the following news release: For the first time, a powerful "wind" of molecules has been detected in a galaxy located 12 billion light-years away. Probing a time when the universe was less than 10 percent of its current age, University of Texas at Austin astronomer Justin Spilker's research sheds light on how the earliest galaxies regulated the birth of stars to keep from blowing themselves apart. The research will appear in the Sept. 7 is  more

Galactic 'Wind' Stifling Star Formation is Most Distant Yet Seen
FORT DAVIS, Texas, Sept. 6 -- The University of Texas at Austin's McDonald Observatory issued the following news release: For the first time, a powerful "wind" of molecules has been detected in a galaxy located 12 billion light-years away. Probing a time when the universe was less than 10 percent of its current age, University of Texas at Austin astronomer Justin Spilker's research sheds light on how the earliest galaxies regulated the birth of stars to keep from blowing themselves apart. The r  more

Genes Are Key to Academic Success, Study Shows
AUSTIN, Texas, Sept. 5 -- The University of Texas issued the following news release: Parents always worry about whether their children will do well in school, but their kids probably were born with much of what they will need to succeed. A new study published in npj Science of Learning by researchers from The University of Texas at Austin and King's College London explains the substantial influence genes have on academic success, from the start of elementary school to the last day of high schoo  more

Goodwell's Shayna Glover Earns SAC Runner of the Week
GOODWELL, Oklahoma, Sept. 4 -- Oklahoma Panhandle State University issued the following news release: The Sooner Athletic Conference honored Southwestern Assemblies of God's Zachery Hammond as the men's runner of the week and Panhandle State's Shayna Glover as the women's runner of the week in the first cross country runner of the week awards of 2018. Hammond, a freshman from Corsicana, Texas, became the first SAC men's runner of the week from SAGU, while Glover, a freshman from Goodwell, Okla  more

Governor Appoints WTAMU Student to Advisory Board
CANYON, Texas, Sept. 4 -- West Texas A&M University issued the following news: Chandler Huddleston has a pretty full plate as West Texas A&M University's student body president and as a member of The Texas A&M University System Chancellor's Student Advisory Council, but his plate just got a bit fuller. On Aug. 30, Gov. Greg Abbott appointed Huddleston to the Texas Juvenile Justice Advisory Board, where he will serve for a term that will expire at the pleasure of the governor. "I'm excited and   more

Grant Aims Students Toward Next-Gen Bioelectronics
HOUSTON, Texas, Sept. 4 -- Rice University issued the following news release: A team of cross-discipline collaborators at Rice University has received a $3 million National Science Foundation (NSF) research traineeship grant to start a graduate-level bioelectronics program. Bioelectronics is a developing field that promises to revolutionize interactions between living and electronic systems. In their pitch to NSF, the Rice researchers noted bioelectronics "will transform fundamental science, i  more

HACU and Denny's Hungry for Education Scholarships for 2018-19
SAN ANTONIO, Texas, Sept. 4 -- The Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities issued the following news release: HACU is partnering again with the Denny's Corporation to offer theDenny's Hungry for Education Scholarships (http://www.dennyshungryforeducation.com/). HACU is one of five leading non-profit minority advocacy organizations partnering to offer scholarships to students that share the company's goal of ending childhood hunger in local communities. Students at HACU-member institut  more

HACU National Internship Program Interns Begin Fall Session
SAN ANTONIO, Texas, Sept. 5 -- The Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities issued the following news release: The Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU) welcomed its 2018 fall interns with an orientation on August 27, 2018, for college students serving internships in the Washington, D.C., metro area and other locations throughout the country. Over 130 students from colleges and universities across the country are among those who are participating in HACU's National   more

Hannah Brown '19 Takes Reins As Student Union President
WALTHAM, Massachusetts, Sept. 7 -- Brandeis University issued the following news release: She hadn't set foot on Brandeis' campus until the eve of her first day of orientation, and she now leads her peers as Student Union President. Hannah Brown '19 didn't leave her hometown of Longview, Texas for a tour of Brandeis, but she realized she made the right choice within minutes of her arrival as a student. The International and Global Studies (IGS) and Economics double-major, who fell in love with  more

Hardin-Simmons Already Being Impacted by the Class of 2023
ABILENE, Texas, Sept. 7 -- Hardin-Simmons University issued the following news: Exciting things are happening at Hardin-Simmons University this fall. The new freshmen have already begun to make an impact on campus, with their excitement and their hilarious activities, they are already putting their stamp on the HSU legacy. HSU's total enrollment climbed to 2,344 students in fall 2018. The new freshman class for fall 2018 is 575 students. "From the time I've already spent with our first-time f  more

HBU Announces Creation of the Morris Family Center for Law & Liberty
HOUSTON, Texas, Sept. 5 -- Houston Baptist University issued the following news release: Houston Baptist University is thankful to announce the receipt of a $10 million gift from Dr. Stewart Morris, Sr. The gift establishes The Morris Family Center for Law & Liberty and will fund the construction of a classroom building modeled after Independence Hall. A Signing Celebration is being held at 11:30 a.m., Thursday, Sept. 6, in McNair Hall of the Morris Cultural Arts Center on HBU's campus, 7502 Fo  more

HBU Association of Student Educators Named University Unit of the Year at State Level
HOUSTON, Texas, Sept. 7 -- Houston Baptist University issued the following news release: The Houston Baptist University Association of Student Educators (ASE) has been named the "University Unit of the Year" by the Association of Texas Professional Educators (ATPE) during the 2018 ATPE Summit. Dr. Kaye Busiek, HBU program coordinator for All-Level Education and Secondary Education, said, "We are grateful for the leadership of our student officers, and for the participation of our members who a  more

HBU Online Partners With Alpha Omega Academy and Alpha Omega Publications
HOUSTON, Texas, Sept. 4 -- Houston Baptist University issued the following news release: The Houston Baptist University Pampell Online Division is pleased to announce a partnership with Alpha Omega Academy (AOA) and Alpha Omega Publications (OAP) as the preferred university partner for high school students who wish to earn college credit in high school. Alpha Omega Academy is a private, online, K-12, internationally accredited institution offering students an individualized learning plan based  more

Heart Disease Common Among Firefighters Who Die of Cardiac Arrest
DALLAS, Texas, Sept. 5 -- The American Heart Association issued the following news release: Firefighters who died from cardiac arrest (http://www.heart.org/en/health-topics/cardiac-arrest/about-cardiac-arrest) were much more likely than those who died of other causes to show signs of both atherosclerotic and hypertensive heart disease at autopsy, according to new research in Journal of the American Heart Association (http://jaha.ahajournals.org/), the Open Access Journal of the American Heart A  more

High Stakes Legal Gambit Threatens Health Care for Millions
WASHINGTON, Sept. 5 -- Families USA issued the following news release: Today, a Texas Federal District Court heard arguments in the case Texas v. United States, a lawsuit that threatens access to health care and coverage for millions of people in our nation. The Texas Attorney General, Ken Paxton, and a group of 17 state attorneys general, two governors, and two individual plaintiffs are challenging the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), urging the court to overturn the entire   more

Hispanic College Quiz Show to Air During Hispanic Heritage Month
SAN ANTONIO, Texas, Sept. 6 -- The Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities issued the following news release: The Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU) has received, from Central City Productions (CCP), the air dates for the Hispanic College Quiz show this fall. Nine students from HACU-member institutions will be featured in the Hispanic College Quiz show. The show will be broadcast nationally during Hispanic Heritage Month, airing begins Sept. 8-Oct. 15. The Hisp  more

HITRUST Program Addresses Security Risks and Inefficiencies When Leveraging Cloud Service Providers
FRISCO, Texas, Sept. 6 -- The Health Information Trust Alliance issued the following news release: To address the growing misunderstandings, risks and complexities when leveraging service providers, HITRUST(R) is introducing a new program to clarify the roles and responsibilities regarding ownership and operation of security controls while automating and streamlining the assurance process when security controls are shared or inherited. Protecting sensitive information is a challenge for any o  more

How Will Climate Change Affect Plants, Soil Microbes?
HOUSTON, Texas, Sept. 5 -- The University of Houston issued the following news release: Scientists know plant growth is affected by microbes in the soil. How that will change as the climate warms and rainfall patterns shift raises questions about future plant diversity and the potential risk to native plants, wildlife and even agriculture. Kerri M. Crawford, assistant professor of biology and biochemistry at the University of Houston's College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics, has received   more

Hoyt Delivers 'State of the University' Address
HUNTSVILLE, Texas, Sept. 5 -- Sam Houston State University issued the following news: Sam Houston State University President Dana Hoyt recapped some of the past year's highlights and presented plans for the future during the annual "State of the University" address on Aug. 30 in the Gaertner Performing Arts Center. In addition, select faculty and staff were recognized for years of service and several staff members were honored. Hoyt began her remarks by highlighting student, faculty and depar  more

HSU Dedicates PT Facility and Fitness Center
ABILENE, Texas, Sept. 7 -- Hardin-Simmons University issued the following news: The new school year began with the dedication of new campus buildings. On Sept. 6 and 7, Hardin-Simmons dedicated the Physical Therapy facility and the Dr. Jesse C. and Dorothy J. Fletcher Fitness Center and the as a part of the Board of Trustees meeting. Fletcher Fitness Center The 35,000 square foot fitness center offers students more space for intramurals, fitness classes, and personal exercise. The center fea  more

Human Rights Campaign Announces Endorsement of Lupe Valdez in Her Historic Bid for Governor of Texas
WASHINGTON, Sept. 7 -- The Human Rights Campaign issued the following news release: Today, the Human Rights Campaign (HRC), the nation's largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) civil rights organization, announced its endorsement of Lupe Valdez (D) in her race to become the next governor of Texas. Valdez is the first out LGBTQ Latina candidate in the country to win a major party's nomination for governor. "Lupe Valdez is a trailblazing champion of equality who is committ  more

Human Rights Campaign Endorses Lorie Burch for U.S. Congress
WASHINGTON, Sept. 4 -- The Human Rights Campaign issued the following news release: Today, the Human Rights Campaign (HRC), the nation's largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) civil rights organization, announced its endorsement of Lorie Burch (D) in her bid to represent the people of Texas' 3rd Congressional District. Burch is running against anti-LGBTQ Texas State Senator Van Taylor (R) to replace outgoing U.S. Representative Sam Johnson. "Lorie Burch is the clear cho  more

IFA Praises New Bill to Address Joint Employer Uncertainty for Franchise Owners
WASHINGTON, Sept. 4 -- The International Franchise Association issued the following news release: The International Franchise Association (IFA) today praised the bipartisan Trademark Licensing Protection Act, introduced by U.S. House Small Business Committee Chairman Steve Chabot (R-Ohio) and U.S. Representative Henry Cuellar (D-Texas). The legislation would resolve legal contradictions for franchisors and franchisees by clarifying the competing laws that require a brand to preserve its federa  more

International Grad Student Teaches Computers to 'See' Photos By Harnessing Math
CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas, Sept. 4 -- Texas A&M University's Corpus Christi campus issued the following news release: Not only did Quan Nguyen, an international student from Vietnam, complete his undergraduate degree at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi in three-and-a-half years, but he graduated magna cum laude and ranked in the 94th percentile in the nation for mathematics on the GRE. Now, as a graduate student at the Island University, he is conducting research that could directly impact scien  more

Islander Environmentalist Trades Lab Coat for Ball Gown at Miss Texas Pageant
CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas, Sept. 7 -- Texas A&M University's Corpus Christi campus issued the following news release: Wearing different hats is common for college students, but for one Islander, the possibility of adding a crown to the mix could have been the cherry on top. Although she didn't get a crown, senior environmental science major Sandra Espericueta, represented Nueces County while also impacting the public with her educational platform during the Miss Texas Pageant, in Houston on Septemb  more

Library Assessment Conference 2018 Early-Bird Deadline Extended to September 12
WASHINGTON, Sept. 4 -- The Association of Research Libraries issued the following news: Register by Wednesday, September 12, to join the 375+ people registered so far for the 2018 Library Assessment Conference: Building Effective, Sustainable, Practical Assessment (https://libraryassessment.org/), to be held Wednesday-Friday, December 5-7, in Houston, Texas. The preeminent conference in the field, this biennial gathering supports and advances the growing library assessment community through for  more

Marmosets Serve as an Effective Model for Non-Motor Symptoms of Parkinson's Disease
SAN ANTONIO, Texas, Sept. 5 -- Texas Biomedical Research Institute issued the following news release: Small, New World monkeys called marmosets can mimic the sleep disturbances, changes in circadian rhythm, and cognitive impairment people with Parkinson's disease develop, according to a new study by scientists at Texas Biomedical Research Institute. By developing an effective animal model that can emulate both the motor and non-motor symptoms of Parkinson's disease, scientists have a better ch  more

Mary Moody Northen Theatre Presents Middletown
AUSTIN, Texas, Sept. 7 -- St. Edward's University issued the following news release: Join Mary Moody Northen Theatre, the award-winning producing arm of the St. Edward's University Department of Performing Arts, as we open our 46th anniversary season with Will Eno's dramatic comedy, Middletown. Welcome to Middletown: population, stable. Mary Swanson has just arrived and is settling into her new community. Will Eno's eloquent, funny, and moving play takes us on a journey across the spectrum of   more

NACE International Joins LIFT to Foster Corrosion Technology Transfer Within the Manufacturing Sector
HOUSTON, Texas, Sept. 5 -- NACE International issued the following news release: NACE International, a technical society representing global corrosion experts and solutions-providers, today announced that it has partnered with LIFT - Lightweight Innovations for Tomorrow, a Manufacturing USA institute, to develop corrosion control knowledge within the manufacturing sector. "Partnering with LIFT is one of many new ways NACE International is working to provide -and also to collect- knowledge for   more

Natural History Collections Receive Over 150 New Specimens
SAN ANGELO, Texas, Sept. 5 -- Texas Tech University's Angelo State University issued the following news release: The Angelo State Natural History Collections (ASNHC) recently received more than 150 new preserved specimens donated from two private collections, and the new specimens are already on display throughout ASU's Cavness Science Building. The first set of 155 small taxidermies came from the collection of local donor Wayne Milligan, a former ASU faculty member. The focus of the collecti  more

Naveen Jindal School of Management Adds Community Service Requirement for Graduation
RICHARDSON, Texas, Sept. 6 -- The University of Texas's Dallas campus issued the following news release: To amp up students' sense of belonging in the bigger world beyond campus, the Naveen Jindal School of Management at UT Dallas is initiating a new program this fall that will require all undergraduates to dive deep into community service. All incoming freshmen and new transfer students will be required to fulfill 100 hours of community service or work on business-related projects for nonprof  more

Nevadans' Health Care is on the Chopping Block -- But Laxalt Refuses to Defend It
CARSON CITY, Nevada, Sept. 5 -- The Nevada Democratic Party issued the following news release: Oral arguments in Texas v. Azar begin today, and on trial are protections for the more than 400,000 Nevadans with pre-existing conditions as well as Gov. Brian Sandoval's Medicaid expansion, which covers over 250,000 additional Nevadans. Even though Republican attorney general and gubernatorial candidate Adam Laxalt has said he wouldn't "roll back" Sandoval's Medicaid expansion if elected, he refuses   more

New Group of Terry Scholars Joins the University This Fall
RICHARDSON, Texas, Sept. 6 -- The University of Texas's Dallas campus issued the following news release: The University of Texas at Dallas welcomed 22 new Terry Scholars this fall: 14 freshmen and eight transfer students. Overall, the 99 Terry Scholars enrolled at UT Dallas will receive combined awards of more than $2.2 million this year. Since 2006, the Terry Foundation has given more than $17 million to the University's 300 scholars. The Terry Foundation's mission is to improve and develop   more

New PAC Director Brings New Ambitions to Bravo! Series
CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas, Sept. 5 -- Texas A&M University's Corpus Christi campus issued the following news release: Since 2005, the Performing Arts Center (PAC) at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi has hosted a vast and eclectic group of performers as part of the Furgason Bravo! Series. Though this Series is familiar to many, new PAC director Jim Moore is boosting the Bravo! Series to even greater heights. This year's Bravo! Series boasts the most diverse line-up in its history with an expande  more

New Strategic Plan Outlines Vision for University Through 2023
RICHARDSON, Texas, Sept. 4 -- The University of Texas's Dallas campus issued the following news release: As The University of Texas at Dallas approaches the 50th anniversary of its founding, a new strategic plan charts a path for the future of the young institution. President Richard C. Benson recently released the plan, which specifies critical issues that must be addressed successfully during the next five years for UT Dallas to continue its trajectory to be one of the world's great universi  more

New Texas Supercomputer to Push Frontiers of Science
AUSTIN, Texas, Aug. 29 -- The University of Texas at Austin's Texas Advanced Computing Center issued the following news release: The National Science Foundation (NSF) announced today that it has awarded $60 million to the Texas Advanced Computing Center (TACC) at The University of Texas at Austin for the acquisition and deployment of a new supercomputer that will be the fastest at any U.S. university and among the most powerful in the world. The new system, known as Frontera (Spanish for "fron  more

New Theme and Experience for HSU Chapel
ABILENE, Texas, Sept. 3 -- Hardin-Simmons University issued the following news: For some students, chapel is a requirement for graduation, but Travis Craver is setting a new theme for this year's chapel services to make them more personal and engaging. On Aug. 28, Travis Craver, Director of Chapel and Spiritual Formation, spoke at the first chapel service of the year. His message highlighted the theme of "the narrative"--how each person has a story within God's plan. Molly Warren '18 said that  more

NIST to Hold Public Workshop on Voluntary Privacy Framework to Help Organizations Manage Risk
NEW YORK, Sept. 7 -- The American National Standards Institute issued the following news release: As part of an effort to help organizations manage risk, the U.S. Commerce Department's National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has launched a collaborative project to develop a voluntary privacy framework. The American National Standards Institute (ANSI) encourages its members and relevant stakeholders to attend NIST's public workshop on October 16 in Austin, Texas, to contribute to c  more

Operation Homefront Appoints Walmart Executive Ulises M. Correa to Board of Directors
SAN ANTONIO, Texas, Sept. 4 -- Operation Homefront issued the following news release: Operation Homefront, which has been serving America's military families(R) since 2002, announced today that Ulises "Uli" M. Correa has joined the nonprofit's national board of directors. Uli is Walmart's Regional Vice President for South Texas. He hails originally from Bentonville, Arkansas and now calls South Texas his home. His son has served in the U.S. Army Reserve for the last four years. "I am absolutel  more

Patrol-Service Consolidation Could Save Money, Boost Service, Make Harris County Safer
HOUSTON, Texas, Sept. 6 -- Rice University issued the following news release: Consolidating patrol responsibilities carried out by the Harris County Sheriff's Office and county constables could increase efficiency and allow funding for the constables' $127 million patrol-related budget to be put to better use within law enforcement, according to a new report from Rice's Kinder Institute for Urban Research. This boost to the sheriff's budget could be used to increase the number of patrol units   more

Performing Under Pressure - Distinguished Lecturer Series
HUNTSVILLE, Texas, Sept. 4 -- Sam Houston State University issued the following news: In a world where tests make the difference between a passing and failing grade, which leads to graduating, which leads to a career, there is a lot of pressure on college students to perform on a daily basis. Tuesday, Sept. 4, the Distinguished Lecturer Series hosted Don Greene as he gave his presentation "Performing Under Pressure" at the Gaertner Performing Arts Center in front of students, faculty and staff.  more

Phi Alpha Theta Speaker to Discuss '60s Oklahoma Activists
WICHITA FALLS, Texas, Sept. 4 -- Midwestern State University issued the following news release: Although the east and west coasts are usually more associated with the hippie revolution of the 1960s, a new book by a Cameron University history professor shows that Oklahoma had its own brand of student activism. As part of the Phi Alpha Speaker Series, Sarah Janda will discuss her book, Prairie Power: Student Activism, Counterculture, and Backlash in Oklahoma 1962-1972, at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 1  more

Poziotinib Sustains High Response Rates Against Intractable Lung Cancer Mutation
HOUSTON, Texas, Sept. 5 -- The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center issued the following news release: A drug revived by researchers at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center continues to provide high response rates among stage 4 non-small cell lung cancer patients with genetic mutations that have routinely defeated treatment. Early results from a phase II clinical trial, reported in an abstract released today for the IASLC World Conference on Lung Cancer annual meeting lat  more

Princeton University Library Builds Collection of Newspapers Published for African American Audiences
PRINCETON, New Jersey, Sept. 5 -- Princeton University issued the following news release: Princeton University Library (PUL) has begun a nearly comprehensive collection of current newspapers published for African American audiences throughout the United States. The collection features 72 newspapers from cities and towns in 32 states, ranging from New York City to Eutaw, Alabama. Included in the collection, for example, are Hudson Valley Press from Newburgh, New York; Tuskegee News from Tuskege  more

Psychology at Tarleton Celebrates 25-Year Milestone
STEPHENVILLE, Texas, Sept. 4 -- Tarleton State University, a member of the Texas A&M University System, issued the following news release: Twenty-five years ago, Tarleton State University launched a psychology major with just three students and one professor. Today, the major has grown into a standalone department with nearly 700 students and 13 full-time professors. The Department of Psychological Sciences will celebrate the 25-year milestone from 3 to 5 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 13, in Dining Ha  more

Rep. Braun Wants Curtis Hill to Resign, Yet Still Supports His Politically Motivated Lawsuit
INDIANAPOLIS, Indiana, Sept. 7 -- The Indiana Democratic Party issued the following news release: Rep. Braun has yet to explain how why he supports Attorney General Curtis Hill's politically-motivated lawsuit aimed at stripping protections from the 1.1 million Hoosiers under the age of 65 with a pre-existing condition while still believing that AG Hill must resign. Hearings before a federal judge in Texas began this week for the lawsuit brought by Attorney General Curtis Hill and nearly twenty  more

Rep. Braun's Support for Ending Protections for Hoosiers With Pre-existing Conditions Front and Center as DOJ Lawsuit Begins Today
INDIANAPOLIS, Indiana, Sept. 5 -- The Indiana Democratic Party issued the following news release: Rep. Braun's support for gutting protections from the 1.1 million Hoosiers under the age of 65 with a pre-existing condition is on full display today, as hearings begin for the lawsuit he supports that would destroy those protections. Hearings before a federal judge in Texas start today for the lawsuit brought by the Department of Justice, the Indiana Attorney General and nearly 20 other Republica  more

Research Leads to Rare ER+ Breast Cancer Mutations Insight
HOUSTON, Texas, Sept. 4 -- The Baylor College of Medicine issued the following news release: Recent research and genomic studies have revealed a number of genes that accumulate somatic, or non-inherited, mutations and alterations in estrogen receptor positive (ER+) breast cancer. However, while a few alterations are quite common and relatively well understood, many genes are mutated in less than 5 percent of cases overall. As a result, little has been known about how uncommon mutations impact d  more

Rice U. Expert: Increased Pressure From Employees Moves Companies to Engage on Social
HOUSTON, Texas, Sept. 6 -- Rice University issued the following news release: Nike's first "Just Do It" ad narrated by former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick is scheduled to air during the NFL season opener tonight as well as during the U.S. Open tennis tournament and other major sporting events. The campaign with Kaepernick is part of a growing trend of businesses being much more vocal about social issues, according to a management and organizational behavior expert at Rice Un  more

Rice U. Lab Probes Molecular Limit of Plasmonics
HOUSTON, Texas, Sept. 5 -- Rice University issued the following news release: Rice University researchers are probing the physical limits of excited electronic states called plasmons by studying them in organic molecules with fewer than 50 atoms. Plasmons are oscillations in the plasma of free electrons that constantly swirl across the surface of conductive materials like metals. In some nanomaterials, a specific color of light can resonate with the plasma and cause the electrons inside it to   more

Ron DeSantis Has Always Been Against Protections for Pre-Existing Conditions
TALLAHASSEE, Florida, Sept. 5 -- The Florida Democratic Party issued the following news: Today, a federal judge in Texas will hear the opening arguments in a lawsuit brought by Pam Bondi and the State of Florida that would gut pre-existing conditions and destroy the Affordable Care Act. As a founding member of the far right Freedom Caucus, DeSantis has long been one of the leading opponents of protections for pre-existing conditions. "Ron DeSantis has spent his entire career in Congress workin  more

Sam Houston State University: Choosing the Common Reader
HUNTSVILLE, Texas, Sept. 7 -- Sam Houston State University issued the following news: Each year since 2008, the Sam Houston State University community is encouraged to participate in the Common Reader Program, a campus-wide, shared intellectual reading experience that appeals to a variety of academic disciplines and offers opportunities for the entire university to engage in discussions, research and presentations over topics covered in the book. The process for selecting the 2018-2019 Common   more

Senate Health Care Bill Would Not Sufficiently Protect Patients With Pre-Existing Conditions
DALLAS, Texas, Sept. 4 -- The American Heart Association issued the following news release: More than 25 patient and consumer groups representing millions of people with pre-existing health conditions issued the following statement regarding S. 3388, the Ensuring Coverage for Patients with Pre-Existing Conditions Act introduced on August 23rd, 2018. "Our organizations are pleased that the sponsors of this legislation recognize the importance of protecting access to health insurance coverage fo  more

Senate Passes Bill to Reduce Barriers to Caring for Student Athletes
DALLAS, Texas, Sept. 7 -- The National Athletic Trainers' Association issued the following news release: The Senate passed the Sports Medicine Licensure Clarity Act of 2017, which provides legal protections for sports medicine professionals, such as athletic trainers, when traveling outside their primary state to care for student athletes. This is a positive step toward reducing barriers when caring for student athletes. In many states, no legal protection is provided for sports medicine profe  more

SFA and HCC to Host Open House for Interior Design Partnership
NACOGDOCHES, Texas, Sept. 7 -- Stephen F. Austin State University issued the following news release: Stephen F. Austin State University and Houston Community College will kick off the semester and their interior design partnership with an open house showcasing HCC's Central campus facilities from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Sept. 19 in the Learning Hub Building, Room 100, on the HCC Central campus. Students, faculty, staff, interior design alumni and community members are invited to attend the free even  more

SFA Gardens to Host Pollinator Saturday Seminar
NACOGDOCHES, Texas, Sept. 6 -- Stephen F. Austin State University issued the following news release: Stephen F. Austin State University's SFA Gardens will host a Saturday Seminar on wildscaping for pollinators from 9 a.m. to noon Sept. 22 at the Brundrett Conservation Education Building at the Pineywoods Native Plant Center. "Pollinators are responsible for one out of every three bites of food we eat, but their populations are threatened with serious decline," said Dawn Stover, SFA Gardens res  more

SFA Gardens' Kiwifruit Crop Yields Impressive Harvest
NACOGDOCHES, Texas, Sept. 4 -- Stephen F. Austin State University issued the following news release: Researchers at SFA Gardens are reaping the sweet rewards of their ongoing investigation into the feasibility of adding kiwifruit to the state's long list of agricultural commodities. Since the initial crop produced in 2014 - the state's first-ever successful kiwifruit harvest - the expanding plot of golden kiwifruit, located on the Stephen F. Austin State University campus, has produced more th  more

SFA Gardens' Theresa and Les Reeves Lecture Series to Feature Louisiana Vegetable Extension Specialist
NACOGDOCHES, Texas, Sept. 3 -- Stephen F. Austin State University issued the following news release: Stephen F. Austin State University's SFA Gardens will host the monthly Theresa and Les Reeves Lecture Series at 7 p.m. Sept. 13 in the Brundrett Conservation Education Building at the Pineywoods Native Plant Center, located at 2900 Raguet St. Dr. Kathryn "Kiki" Fontenot, Louisiana State University's AgCenter vegetable extension specialist, will present, "You Say Tomato, I Say Tomahto; Let's Cut  more

SFA's Engineering Physics Program Receives Accreditation
NACOGDOCHES, Texas, Sept. 3 -- Stephen F. Austin State University issued the following news release: Stephen F. Austin State University's bachelor's degree program in engineering physics has been accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology, the global accreditor of college and university programs in applied and natural science, computing, engineering and engineering technology. ABET accreditation assures that programs meet st  more

SFA's Office of Multicultural Affairs Launches New Diversity Series
NACOGDOCHES, Texas, Sept. 4 -- Stephen F. Austin State University issued the following news release: "Something To Chew On" is Stephen F. Austin State University's Office of Multicultural Affairs' newest series, which is designed to stimulate open dialogue about current issues among the campus community. The series' first installment is scheduled from noon to 1:30 p.m. Sept. 19 at the Baker Pattillo Student Center Plaza, with the second event planned for Oct. 17. The series is free and open to  more

SFA's Rusche College of Business to Connect Students With Corporate Partners Through New Initiative
NACOGDOCHES, Texas, Sept. 6 -- Stephen F. Austin State University issued the following news release: A new initiative involving Stephen F. Austin State University's Rusche College of Business and corporate leaders will help support student success and provide a link between the academic and corporate worlds. Through this new launching partnerships program, corporate partners can have a consistent and lasting impact on the Rusche College of Business' students, programs and facilities. "The lau  more

Show Your Support for Hispanic Higher Education on National #GivingTuesday, Nov. 27
SAN ANTONIO, Texas, Sept. 6 -- The Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities issued the following news release: On Nov. 27, 2018, the Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU) will be participating in #GivingTuesday, a national movement around the holidays dedicated to giving in support of non-profit organizations across the country. To donate and help HACU continue its ongoing efforts of Championing Hispanic Success in Higher Education, simply click the Giving Tuesday bu  more

Sinapis Group Becomes ECFA Accredited Organization
AUSTIN, Texas, Sept. 7 -- The Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability issued the following news release: The ECFA (Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability) announced today the accreditation of Sinapis Group of Austin, TX. ECFA accreditation is based on the ECFA Seven Standards of Responsible Stewardship(TM), including financial accountability, transparency, sound board governance and ethical fundraising. Sinapis Group joins a growing number of Christ-centered churches and mi  more

Socially Responsible Companies Team Up to Save Lives From Heart Disease, Stroke
DALLAS, Texas, Sept. 6 -- The American Heart Association issued the following news release: People shopping for a new cellphone, fitness gear, wickless candles or other products can support the American Heart Association and help save lives while making their purchases as part of the Life Is Why We Give fundraising campaign. Funds raised for the Association help train 2.5 million high school graduates each year in CPR, advance medical care through Get with the Guidelines quality programs, advoc  more

Sophomore Ashley Pavia Wins Trip to International Ocean Sciences Conference
NEW YORK, Sept. 4 -- Marymount Manhattan College issued the following news: Ashley Pavia '21, a double major in Biology and Environmental Studies, earned the opportunity to present her summer research at the major international conference in aquatic sciences in Puerto Rico this coming winter. Ashley Pavia '21, a double major in Biology and Environmental Studies, spent her summer doing marine chemistry research as part of the prestigious Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) summer progr  more

Strong Publishes Article on Sea Level Rise
CLINTON, New York, Sept. 5 -- Hamilton College issued the following news: An article co-authored by Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies Aaron Strong was recently published in System Dynamics Review. "Fighting the inevitable: Infrastructure investment and coastal community adaptation to sea level rise" was written with Todd BenDor of the University of North Carolina and Sierra Woodruff of Texas A&M. The article examines the dynamics of policy responses to sea level rise and impact of s  more

Student's Growing Interest in Botany Leads to Prestigious Research Experience
SEGUIN, Texas, Sept. 5 -- Texas Lutheran University issued the following news: Although Senior Marquise Gates loves football, he enjoys science even more. The former TLU corner back especially loves botany. As an environmental biology major, Gates made the decision his junior year to focus on his growing interest in plants. As part of a summer research project at the Weston Ranch in Marion, Texas, Gates was able to experience first-hand the vast biodiversity of Central Texas. Alongside biology  more

Study Finds No Difference in Disease-free, Overall Survival for HER2+ Breast Cancer Patients Receiving Treatment Concurrently or Sequentially
HOUSTON, Texas, Sept. 6 -- The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center issued the following news release: New research in women with HER2+ breast cancer found no difference in disease-free survival (DFS) and overall survival (OS) when receiving anthracycline-based chemotherapy and trastuzumab concurrently or sequentially in the neoadjuvant setting. Findings from The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center-led study published today in JAMA Oncology. The Phase III study was conducted  more

Study: HPV Cancer Survivors at Risk for Second HPV Cancer
HOUSTON, Texas, Sept. 7 -- The Baylor College of Medicine issued the following news release: A retrospective study led by researchers at Baylor College of Medicine and The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) School of Public Health found that survivors of HPV-associated cancers have a high incidence of developing second HPV-related cancers. Their findings, which were reported today in JAMA Network Open, suggest the need for increased screening for HPV-associated prec  more

SwRI Engineers Are Developing a Small Cooled Turbine to Make Drones More Reliable and Efficient
SAN ANTONIO, Texas, Sept. 4 -- Southwest Research Institute issued the following news release: Southwest Research Institute engineers are developing a cooled, radial gas turbine for a small generator that provides thousands of hours of electricity to an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV), a significant improvement to current UAV turbines that only operate a few hundred hours before wearing out. Turbines are rotary mechanical devices that, when combined with a generator, produce electrical power. "  more

SwRI to Launch 2nd Phase of Emissions, Catalyst Technologies Consortium
SAN ANTONIO, Texas, Sept. 5 -- Southwest Research Institute issued the following news release: Southwest Research Institute is launching the Advanced Combustion Catalyst and Aftertreatment Technologies II (AC2AT(TM)-II) consortium focusing on engine emissions solutions and innovative catalyst technologies. The AC2AT-II kickoff meeting will be Nov. 15 at SwRI's headquarters in San Antonio and is open to interested automotive industry manufacturers. SwRI launched the AC2AT consortium in 2014 wit  more

Tarleton Distinguished Alumnus Turns 99, Wins National Award
STEPHENVILLE, Texas, Sept. 7 -- Tarleton State University, a member of the Texas A&M University System, issued the following news release: Tarleton distinguished alumnus and legendary coach Harley Redin recently celebrated his 99th birthday in his home in Plainview, the place he crafted his reputation building the Wayland Baptist University basketball program. The same week, the 1939 Tarleton graduate was awarded the John W. Bunn Lifetime Achievement Award by the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fa  more

Tarleton Junior to Participate in Nonpartisan Political Engagement Program
STEPHENVILLE, Texas, Sept. 6 -- Tarleton State University, a member of the Texas A&M University System, issued the following news release: Tarleton State University student Andrew Fuller has been accepted into the Texas Civic Ambassadors Program. "I'm very humbled," said the junior from Dallas. "It's one of those things I've always wanted to do to -- to be more involved in public service. It's very exciting." The only one of its kind in Texas, the program offers conferences, trainings and non  more

Texas A&M Partners With Texas Target Communities To Revive Gulf Communities Affected By Harvey
COLLEGE STATION, Texas, Sept. 7 -- Texas A&M University issued the following news release: When Hurricane Harvey lined up to maul the Texas coast one year ago, the massive storm drew a bullseye on Rockport, Texas. It laid waste to the community, one many consider a jewel of the Gulf coast. Closer to Galveston, residents of Hitchcock, Texas saw their tranquil town thrown around like the storm had put it through a spin cycle. Smaller communities along the coast often lack the resources to zoom o  more

Texas A&M PEER Program Receives $1.26 Million Grant To Support Rural STEM Education
COLLEGE STATION, Texas, Sept. 7 -- Texas A&M University's College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences issued the following news release: Dr. Larry Johnson, a professor in the Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences' (CVM) Department of Veterinary Integrative Biosciences (VIBS), has received a five-year, $1.26 million Science Education Partnership Award (SEPA) grant from the National Institutes of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS) of the National Institutes of H  more

Texas A&M Professor Receives $2 Million NIH Grant To Study Exercise Effects On Heart Disease
COLLEGE STATION, Texas, Sept. 7 -- Texas A&M University's College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences issued the following news release: According to the American Heart Association, coronary artery disease is the leading cause of death in both men and women in the United States, with projected annual costs of more than $100 billion in health care expenses and lost productivity. Dr. Cristine Heaps, an associate professor in the Department of Veterinary Physiology & Pharmacology (VTPP  more

Texas A&M Ranked Among Best Colleges By Wall St. Journal
COLLEGE STATION, Texas, Sept. 7 -- Texas A&M University issued the following news release: Texas A&M University is ranked No. 22 among public universities and No. 94 overall among 968 colleges in the 2019 Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education College Rankings. The rankings place Texas A&M in the top 10 percent in the overall ranking among all colleges and universities surveyed. The Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education rankings use multiple grading criteria based on four broad categ  more

Texas Association of REALTORS Young Professionals Network Names 'Texas REALTORS to Watch' Recipients
AUSTIN, Texas, Sept. 5 -- The Texas Association of Realtors issued the following news release: The Texas Association of REALTORS(R) Young Professionals Network (YPN) recently named five Texas REALTORS(R) to Watch for their excellence in leadership, community involvement, and sales in 2018. These Texas REALTORS(R) under the age of 40 have demonstrated distinguished service in the real estate industry and will be honored at the YPN Night Out during the Texas REALTORS(R) Conference on Friday, Sept  more

Texas Center for Superconductivity Announces New Leadership
HOUSTON, Texas, Sept. 5 -- The University of Houston issued the following news release: Physicist Zhifeng Ren has been named director of the Texas Center for Superconductivity at the University of Houston (TcSUH), succeeding Allan J. Jacobson, who will become director emeritus and refocus on his own research projects after more than a dozen years at the helm. TcSUH was founded in 1987 as a multidisciplinary research center, reporting to and partially funded by the UH Division of Research. TcSU  more

Texas Court Strikes Down Unconstitutional Texas Reproductive Health Restriction in Challenge Brought by Whole Woman's Health and Texas Abortion Providers
NEW YORK, Sept. 5 -- The Center for Reproductive Rights issued the following news release: Today, a federal district court judge struck down a Texas measure requiring health care providers to bury or cremate all embryonic and fetal tissue from abortions, miscarriages, and ectopic pregnancy surgeries--regardless of their patients' personal wishes or beliefs. United States Senior District Court Judge David Ezra issued a permanent injunction halting enforcement of the law, writing: "At best, ensh  more

Texas Public Policy Foundation Ginn to Be Honored As a Champion of Freedom
AUSTIN, Texas, Sept. 6 -- Texas Public Policy Foundation issued the following news release: This Saturday, Sept. 8, Vance Ginn, Ph.D., will be recognized as a Champion of Freedom by Grassroots America-We the People, one of the state's leading conservative grassroots organizations. Ginn is the senior economist and director of the Center for Economic Prosperity at the Texas Public Policy Foundation. "We are thrilled to announce Vance Ginn as a 2018 Grassroots America Champion of Freedom," said J  more

Texas Public Policy Foundation Welcomes Mikael Garcia As Director of Public Affairs
AUSTIN, Texas, Sept. 7 -- Texas Public Policy Foundation issued the following news release: Today the Texas Public Policy Foundation officially announces Mikael Garcia as the Director of Public Affairs. "Mike brings not only a rich experience to his work at the Foundation but also a personal commitment to liberty that makes him a natural fit," said Kevin Roberts, TPPF's executive director. "We are fortunate to find someone who represents the Foundation and the interests of Texans so well in th  more

Texas Tech Alumni Association Announces New President and CEO
LUBBOCK, Texas, Sept. 7 -- Texas Tech University issued the following news release: Texas Tech alumnus Curt Langford set to lead the organization. The Texas Tech Alumni Association (TTAA) National Board of Directors Search Committee has selected Curt Langford as the new president and CEO of the organization, effective Oct. 1, 2018. Langford will replace current TTAA President and CEO Bill Dean, who announced his retirement from the TTAA in March 2018. Langford graduated from Texas Tech Unive  more

The Voice of the Electronic Security and Life Safety Industry
IRVING, Texas, Sept. 6 -- The Electronic Security Association issued the following news release: If you haven't noticed, the largest and longest standing association for installers, integrators and monitoring companies in the electronic security and life safety industry, is looking a little different. While ESA's brand has evolved its look, its membership is still the powerful group you remember. The Electronic Security Association (ESA) is the largest trade association in the US representing   more

Thousands of UT Tyler Students Attend Career Success Conference
TYLER, Texas, Sept. 5 -- The University of Texas's Tyler campus issued the following news release: Hundreds of UT Tyler alumni and friends will be on campus today to share their career insights and success stories with thousands of current students at the university's first Career Success Conference. "We are excited to host presidents and CEOs of various industries, medical professionals, artists, scientists, lawyers and speakers from many other career paths. It's a great opportunity for stude  more

Trinity Announces 2018-19 Policy Maker Breakfast Guests
SAN ANTONIO, Texas, Sept. 7 -- Trinity University issued the following news release: An award-winning primetime journalist, an internationally-recognized business anchor, a global entrepreneur, and a retired four-star general of the U.S. Air Force and former CIA/NSA director will headline the 2018-2019 Policy Maker Breakfast Series, held annually by Trinity University. The breakfasts and presentations will take place in the Grand Ballroom at the Omni Colonnade Hotel, 9821 Colonnade Blvd. The b  more

TSCRA Welcomes New Special Ranger in Northeast Texas
FORT WORTH, Texas, Sept. 6 -- The Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association issued the following news release: The Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association (TSCRA) announced a change for the association's law enforcement presence in northeast Texas. Earlier this year, Special Ranger Toney Hurley announced his departure, prompting a search for his replacement. The search culminated with the hiring of Bo Fox. Fox brings 23 years of law enforcement experience to TSCRA, coming fr  more

TSCRA Welcomes Special Rangers to Posts in Northwest Texas
FORT WORTH, Texas, Sept. 6 -- The Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association issued the following news release: The Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association (TSCRA) announced staffing changes for the association's law enforcement presence in northwest Texas and western Oklahoma. Earlier this year, Special Ranger Scott Williamson was tapped to be TSCRA's Director of Law Enforcement, prompting a search for his replacement. The search culminated with the promotion of Special Range  more

TSCRA Welcomes Special Rangers to Posts in South Texas
FORT WORTH, Texas, Sept. 6 -- The Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association issued the following news release: The Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association (TSCRA) announced staffing changes for the association's law enforcement presence in South Texas. Earlier this year, Special Ranger and regional supervisor Sonny Seewald announced his retirement, prompting a search for his replacement. The search culminated with the promotion of Special Ranger Gary Baros and the hiring of r  more

Ultracold Atoms Used to Verify 1963 Prediction About 1d Electrons
HOUSTON, Texas, Sept. 4 -- Rice University issued the following news release: Rice University atomic physicists have verified a key prediction from a 55-year-old theory about one-dimensional electronics that is increasingly relevant thanks to Silicon Valley's inexorable quest for miniaturization. "Chipmakers have been shrinking feature sizes on microchips for decades, and device physicists are now exploring the use of nanowires and nanotubes where the channels that electrons pass through are a  more

UnidosUS Issues Statement on Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Program Ruling
WASHINGTON, Sept. 4 -- UnidosUS issued the following statement on the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program court ruling by a federal district court judge in Texas: "We are pleased with the court ruling out of Texas, but mindful that DREAMers are not out of the woods yet. This decision--like the prior rulings by three federal judges--is an appropriate, but temporary, reprieve. "This decision is a testament to the far-reaching power and impact of DACA - particularly for the hundreds of  more

University of Houston Sets Enrollment Record
HOUSTON, Texas, Sept. 6 -- The University of Houston issued the following news release: The University of Houston has once again eclipsed its previous enrollment record, with a headcount of 46,355 students for fall 2018, an increase of 2 percent over last fall. Preliminary enrollment figures were tallied following the 12th day of classes, which was Sept. 5. Enrollment figures must undergo a certification process and will not be official until November. It's the fifth consecutive the student p  more

UNT Computer Science Professor Wins Tech Titans Award
DENTON, Texas, Sept. 5 -- The University of North Texas issued the following news release: Renee Bryce, a professor in the University of North Texas, College of Engineering, Department of Computer Science and Engineering received the 2018 Tech Titans of the Future- University Level Award, which included a $25,000 prize. The award honors Dallas-Fort Worth higher education institutions that encourage and support students in pursuing engineering- and technology-related disciplines. Bryce was rec  more

USOC Announces Best of August Honors for Team USA Awards Presented by Dow
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colorado, Sept. 5 -- The U.S. Olympic Committee issued the following news release: Standout performances during August earned artistic gymnasts Simone Biles (Spring, Texas) and Sam Mikulak (Newport Coast, California), and the U.S. Women's Softball World Championship Team Best of August honors for the Team USA Awards presented by Dow, the United States Olympic Committee announced today. Biles claimed her fifth senior women's national all-around title at the U.S. Gymnastics Cha  more

UT Tyler Named Star Award Finalist by State Coordinating Board
TYLER, Texas, Sept. 7 -- The University of Texas's Tyler campus issued the following news release: The University of Texas at Tyler announced today that it is one of five Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board Star Award finalists. The board recognized UT Tyler's Bachelor of Applied Arts and Sciences degree program. The BAAS is an online undergraduate transfer degree program designed for working adults seeking to complete their four-year degree for career advancement. The program offers con  more

UTA Doctoral Student in Biology Wins Prestigious NSF Research Fellowship Grant
ARLINGTON, Texas, Sept. 6 -- The University of Texas's Arlington campus issued the following news release: A doctoral student in biology at The University of Texas at Arlington has received a prestigious grant to fund her research in genetic variation in whiptail lizards. Kathleen Currie, a third-year doctoral student, was awarded a Graduate Research Fellowship Program grant by the National Science Foundation. The award will support her research, which focuses on genetic variation and its impa  more

UTA Professor Studies Potential Barrier Materials to Improve Safety, Reliability of Nuclear Waste Repositories
ARLINGTON, Texas, Sept. 5 -- The University of Texas's Arlington campus issued the following news release: Nuclear waste repositories are designed to be secure for millions of years. Identifying the most appropriate barrier materials to isolate nuclear waste is vitally important. A professor at The University of Texas at Arlington is researching the physical and chemical processes by which fluids and radioactive atoms move through different rock formations to better assess which rock materials  more

UTA Researcher Earns Grant to Clean Investigation-Derived Waste on Site
ARLINGTON, Texas, Sept. 4 -- The University of Texas's Arlington campus issued the following news release: A UTA environmental engineer is devising a system that will allow easier cleanup of contaminated soil and water that the U.S. military has identified. The United States military uses perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances, or PFASs, in watery film-forming foams that are used to fight hydrocarbon-based fires. Many of these chemicals have contaminated soil and groundwater near the ar  more

UTRGV Hosting 10 Institutions Worldwide for Cross Connections: International Exhibition of Design and Illustration
BROWNSVILLE, Texas, Sept. 7 -- The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley issued the following news release: The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley School of Art is hosting Cross Connections: 2018 International Exhibition of Design and Illustration, a juried exhibit featuring artwork from 10 universities from around the world. The exhibit is on view at the Brownsville Museum of Fine Art through Oct. 24, and will then move to UTRGV, where it will be on display from Nov. 5 to Nov. 20 in Edinbu  more

UTRGV Partners With H-E-B Read 3 and Edinburg Housing Authority on Literacy, Nutrition Awareness Program
EDINBURG, Texas, Sept. 4 -- The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley issued the following news release: The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley College of Education and P-16 Integration, H-E-B Read 3 and the Edinburg Housing Authority partnered this summer to bring community awareness to the issues of literacy and nutrition. The partnership formulated a new summer program that ran from July 23-27 at the Albores Courts Community Center in Edinburg. Ten qualifying families, with children from  more

UTRGV Student Musician Places First in Competition at Texas Music Festival
BROWNSVILLE, Texas, Sept. 4 -- The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley issued the following news release: Andres Vela, a UTRGV Music Performance major, won first prize in the Cynthia Woods Mitchell Young Artist Competition in Houston recently at the Texas Music Festival. He is the first UTRGV student to win this prestigious competition, as well as the first double bassist to win since the inception of the festival 28 years ago. As part of his win, which included a cash prize and a medal, V  more

Washington Monthly Ranks Texas A&M Top School in Texas
COLLEGE STATION, Texas, Sept. 5 -- Texas A&M University issued the following news release: Texas A&M University is ranked No. 11 - the only institution in Texas among the Top 30 - in Washington Monthly's rankings of the best universities in the country. Texas A&M is the only school in Texas in the publication's top 30 list of national universities and also is first among Southeastern Conference (SEC) schools. The University of Florida is ranked No. 17. Heading the list is Harvard, followed by  more

Wayland Launches Impact 2020 Capital Campaign
PLAINVIEW, Texas, Sept. 5 -- Wayland Baptist University issued the following news release: Wayland Baptist University has embarked on its most ambitious capital campaign in school history. Impact 2020 will raise $30 million for student scholarships and campus improvements. The university has been working on the silent portion of the campaign and has already raised more than $15 million toward the total goal. On Sept. 3, the public portion of the campaign rolled out with a digital road trip onl  more

WBU Cuts Ribbon on New Gymnasium Floor
PLAINVIEW, Texas, Sept. 5 -- Wayland Baptist University issued the following news release: Wayland Baptist University and the Plainview Chamber of Commerce officially cut the ribbon celebrating the new floor at Hutcherson Gymnasium Tuesday evening, Sept. 4, prior to the Wayland Pioneers volleyball match against Oklahoma Panhandle State University. The ribbon cutting took place during the Chamber's Business After Hours hosted by Wayland. Chamber and City of Plainview personnel joined Wayland fa  more

WesternU's Pumerantz Lecture to Focus on Integrative Health
POMONA, California, Sept. 5 -- Western University of Health Sciences issued the following news release: The 10th annual Dr. Philip Pumerantz Distinguished Lectureship will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday, September 20, 2018 in Western University of Health Sciences Health Education Center Lecture Hall I, 701 E. Second St., Pomona, California 91766. Yi-Yuan Tang, PhD, will present "The Neuroscience of Integrative Health." Tang is Presence Fellow for the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sci  more

Why the 'Solid South' of Midcentury U.S. Politics Was Not So Solid
CAMBRIDGE, Massachusetts, Sept. 7 -- The Massachusetts Institute of Technology issued the following news: In 1938, an ambitious young Texas congressman named Lyndon Johnson voted for a bill called the Fair Labor Standards Act, which established the minimum wage. Most of Johnson's Democratic Party colleagues joined him. In 1947, however, Johnson, now a seasoned representative, voted for another bill, the Taft-Hartley Act, which limited the power of labor unions. Passing through a Republican-con  more

With Coverage Under Attack, Republican Ticket Is Against Preserving Care for Those With Pre-Existing Conditions
HARTFORD, Connecticut, Sept. 5 -- The Connecticut Democratic Party issued the following news release: Today, arguments begin in Texas in a lawsuit that could threaten coverage for pre-existing conditions. While Connecticut has joined the lawsuit to protect our care and ensure coverage for those with pre-existing conditions, the Republican gubernatorial ticket wants to end it. While the Connecticut legislature passed a bill to mandate that pre-existing conditions would be covered even if the Af  more

WTAMU Opens the Highly Anticipated Agricultural Sciences Complex
CANYON, Texas, Sept. 7 -- West Texas A&M University issued the following news: Officials at West Texas A&M University and distinguished guests gathered Friday at the corner of Russell Long Boulevard and West Texas A&M Drive to officially open the Agricultural Sciences Complex with a ribbon cutting followed by tours of the new facility. Valued at $48 million, construction on the complex began in 2016 after the Texas Legislature passed a bill that issued more than $38 million worth of tuition re  more