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A&M-Texarkana and Paris Junior College Host PLACE Event

TEXARKANA, Texas – Texas A&M University, Paris Junior College, and The Program for Learning And Community Engagement are sponsoring an event on the campus of Paris Junior College on November 5th. The event is titled “Paving the Path” and will feature a discussion by PJC President Dr. Pam Anglin. The event will begin at 12:15 in Room 101 of PJC’s Math and Science Building. TAMUT will offer a live stream of the event in University Center Room 210. Dr. Anglin will be discussing her role as one of the first female community college presidents in the state. Continue Reading →

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A&M-Texarkana Receives Donation from University Partner

TEXARKANA, Texas – Texas A&M University-Texarkana accepted a $100,000 donation from the Texas Pioneer Society at a Press Conference in University Center Wednesday morning. The gift was presented to the university by Fred Markham, President of the Texas Pioneer Foundation, and will go to the Texas A&M University-Texarkana Foundation Endowed Scholarship fund. By making the donation to the Foundation’s scholarship fund the contribution will be matched by the foundation’s Board of Directors, who last month announced the “Double Your Impact” scholarship campaign. Under the “Double Your Impact” initiative the members of the foundation board personally pledged to match contributions to the endowed scholarship dollar for dollar up to a total of $1 million. “Texas A&M University-Texarkana continues to be blessed by the support we receive from our community partners,” said President Dr. Emily Cutrer.” “The Texas Pioneer Foundation has a long history of contributing to A&M-Texarkana and their support has made a difference in the lives of countless students.” Today we are doubly blessed, as this gift will be matched by our Foundation’s Board of Directors.”

The Texas Pioneer Foundation is a private, independent foundation that supports academic excellence by funding innovative educational programs that are sustainable, able to build capacity, and have measurable results. Continue Reading →

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A&M-Texarkana and PLACE to Host Lecture November 2nd

TEXARKANA, Texas – Texas A&M University-Texarkana and the Program for Learning And Community Engagement will sponsor an open lecture on the topic of “Hashtag Activism in Hollywood” on November 2nd. The event will take place from 11:00 a.m. until 1200 p.m. in University Center Room 116. There is no charge to attend the lecture and it is open to the public. The event will be hosted by Dr. Drew Morton, TAMUT Associate Professor of Mass Communications and Nicole Alvarado, former Research & Reporting Associate at the Director’s Guild of America and Database Coordinator for the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. The informal discussion will focus on disparities in hiring and representation, sexual harassment, and sexual assault in Hollywood. Continue Reading →

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A&M-Texarkana Biotechnology Program

TEXARKANA, Texas – Biotechnology students at Texas A&M University-Texarkana are studying concepts and ideas that will one day change the way diseases are treated, says Professor Oscar Alzate. The Nobel Prize for Physics was announced on Tuesday, October 2, 2018 and was awarded to a Canadian professor and his French and American colleagues for their work in laser techniques that have been adapted for eye surgery. One day later the Nobel Prize in Chemistry was awarded for the discovery of methods to create drugs for treating human diseases using protein engineering based on monoclonal antibodies. And while it might be easy to assume that this kind of work takes place in private laboratories or large research universities, just a few days prior to these announcements Dr. Oscar Alzate was discussing very similar applications with two of his biotechnology students at Texas A&M University-Texarkana. Dr. Alzate, Associate Professor and Department Chair of Biotechnology at A&M-Texarkana had recently been discussing how to submit a monoclonal antibody-based drug proven to cure lupus to the US Food and Drug association with his student Arthur Gray. Continue Reading →

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A&M-Texarkana PLACE to Host Lecture on Halloween

TEXARKANA, Texas – Texas A&M University-Texarkana and the Program for Learning And Community Engagement (PLACE) will host a lecture on October 31st by Courtney Hubbart, Adjunct Instructor of History at TAMUT. The lecture is titled “She’s a Witch. Witchcraft Hysteria and Gender Bias in the Early Modern World,” and will take place from 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. in University Center Room 210. The event is free and open the public. PLACE is a faculty-led program designed to create a community of learners comprising A&M-Texarkana students, faculty, staff and the community at large. Continue Reading →

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A&M-Texarkana PLACE Holds Guest Lecture October 23rd

TEXARKANA, Texas – Texas A&M University-Texarkana and the Program for Learning and Community Engagement (PLACE) will be hosting a guest lecturer on Tuesday, October 23rd. Dr. Marija Blaskovic from the University of Vienna will be giving a lecture titled “Misplaced Heroes? Gender Negotiations in the Cantar de Mio Cid.”  The lecture will take place in University Center Room 210 from 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. The event is free and open to the public. PLACE is a faculty-led program designed to create a community of learners comprising A&M-Texarkana students, faculty, staff and the community at large. PLACE chooses an annual theme around which to organize a lecture series and other activities that provide focal points for learning and discussion. Continue Reading →

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A&M-Texarkana Offers OSHA Courses

TEXARKANA, Texas – Texas A&M University-Texarkana and the department of Extended Education and Community Development is bringing the OSHA construction and general industry courses to Texarkana. The first course will be OSHA 510- Occupational and Health Standards for the Construction Industry. This course is authorized by the Midsouth OSHA Training Institute. The course will be held at Texas A&M University-Texarkana November 6-9. This course covers the OSHA standards for the construction industry found in the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) 1926 along with other relevant policies, procedures, and safety and health principles for the construction industry. Continue Reading →

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A&M-Texarkana PLACE Presents Fall Keynote Speaker Cordelia Fine

TEXARKANA, Texas – Texas A&M University-Texarkana and the Program for Learning and Community Engagement (PLACE) will host the fall 2018 keynote speaker on Monday, October 15th.  Author Cordelia Fine from the University of Melbourne will be discussing her book, Delusions of Gender, which explores “How Our Minds, Society, and Neurosexism Create Difference.” The event will be held from 7:00 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. in University Center’s Eagle Hall. This event is free and open to the public. PLACE is a faculty-led program designed to create a community of learners comprising A&M-Texarkana students, faculty, staff, and the community at large. PLACE chooses an annual theme around which to organize a lecture series and other activities that provide focal points for learning and discussion. This year’s theme is “Gender Issues.”
For more information, contact Dr. Angie Sikorski, PLACE chair, at asikorski@tamut.edu and visit the PLACE website at www.tamut.edu/PLACE. Continue Reading →

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A&M-Texarkana Announces Law and Theory Studies Certificate

TEXARKANA, Texas – Texas A&M University-Texarkana’s Political Science Program announced its Law and Theory Studies Certificate today at a student information session.  The certificate of completion recognizes student excellence in scholarship about U.S. theory and constitutional law. To earn the certificate of completion, students must achieve an A or B grade in at least four classes from a list of eligible Law and Theory courses.  The classes are from different disciplines—Business, Criminal Justice, Honors, Mass Communication, Political Science, and Sociology—but all emphasize law and theory.  Any of these classes may also count toward a Bachelor’s degree. Along with the four law and theory classes, a student also needs to author a scholarship project on an approved topic and present it in a professional setting, such as a student showcase or regional conference. Political Science Professor Gary Bugh explains that while the certificate is not an academic credential, the initiative “will encourage and support student scholarship, in turn contributing to students’ professional goals.  It will help students learn more about the basics of our constitutional system.” Bugh adds that the certificate “gives students a leg up when applying to graduate or law school because it’s something they accomplished that shows additional scholarly work and commitment.”

Dr. Del Doughty, Dean of TAMUT’s College of Arts, Sciences and Education, added that the certificate program “shines a flashlight beam on a student’s focus of interest beyond the usual academic labels.  It will tell a law school admissions committee or an employer, ‘This student may have studied political science or English, but he or she also had a sustained interest in legal and theoretical questions.’”
More information on the program can be found on the university website or by emailing gbugh@tamut.edu. The application for the Law and Theory Certificate can be found at www.tamut.edu/lawandtheory. Continue Reading →

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A&M-Texarkana Biology Professor Publishes Papers on Virus Research

TEXARKANA, Texas – Texas A&M University-Texarkana’s Dr. Benjamin Neuman, Chair of Biological Sciences, recently published two papers relating to his research identifying new viruses and studying how viruses affect the insides of infected cells. His first article appeared in the Virology Journal of Science Direct and discusses how Neuman and other scientists discovered two new viruses. The first, Aplysia abyssovirus 1, was discovered in a large swimming sea slug called the California sea hare. The new abyssovirus, while not thought to be a health risk to humans, is particularly abundant in the nerve cells of its host. The second virus, named Microhyla letovirus 1, was found in the ornamented pygmy frog. Continue Reading →

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