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Colonias Program provides 1,400 students with free school supplies

Colonias Program provides children with school supplies

posted August 14, 2017
This fall, more than 1,400 students in economically distressed areas of South Texas will carry backpacks stocked with school supplies provided by the Texas A&M University Colonias Program.
Dean sets forum to facilitate diversity-related concerns

Weekly office hours set to hear students’ diversity concerns

posted August 3, 2017
Diversity-related concerns at the Texas A&M College of Architecture can now be confidentially aired directly to the college’s associate dean for outreach and diversity, Cecilia Giusti, who is expanding her office hours to facilitate dialogue.
Arch prof’s conversion of fire station to museum earns honor

Conversion of fire station to museum earns arch prof honor

posted July 28, 2017
The transformation of a landmark, picturesque Barcelona fire station into a museum showcasing the city’s firefighting history, earned a firm co-led by Miguel Roldán, adjunct professor of architecture, an award for adaptive reuse of an existing building.
Prof's art chosen for prestigious 2017 California Open exhibition

Arch prof’s drawing selected for L.A. gallery exhibition

posted July 27, 2017
A drawing by Alejandro Borges, an architecture faculty member at Texas A&M, is part of an August 8-26, 2017 group exhibit at a Los Angeles gallery that will celebrate contemporary and modern art by emerging artists.
Student performance study earns best paper honor for CoSci prof

Study finds students do best in 2-week intense MEP course

posted July 18, 2017
Students in an intensive, two-week course in mechanical, electrical, and plumbing systems did better than those who took the same class in a standard long semester, reported Ifte Choudhury, associate professor of construction science, in an award-winning paper.
Ph.D. design student creating conceptual residential facility to improve seniors’ wellness

Ph.D. student takes aim at senior health with concept facility

posted July 10, 2017
A Texas A&M doctoral student’s concepts for a senior residential facility that encourages resident’s physical activity, lowers their risk of disability and increases their social engagement, earned her a $10,000 grant from the American Institute of Architects.
Women’s network commends Geva’s exceptional mentoring

Arch prof honored for faculty mentoring by women’s network

posted July 10, 2017
For ably guiding the teaching and research of Texas A&M University faculty and helping them succeed in the promotion and tenure process, Anat Geva, professor of architecture, earned the Outstanding Mentoring Award from the Texas A&M Women’s Faculty Network.
Planning prof's smart planning research recognized by CELA

Newman’s body of work earns honor from educators

posted July 10, 2017
For a diverse research agenda that includes finding smart solutions for vacated urban spaces, assistant professor Galen Newman earned an Excellence in Research and Creative Scholarship Award from the Council of Educators in Landscape Architecture.
Smithsonian honors visualization prof for essay on minimalist artist

Viz prof honored by Smithsonian for Minimalist Art essay

posted July 10, 2017
An essay spotlighting prominent artist and critic Donald Judd’s use of sculpture and prose to elevate architecture in his hometown, Kansas City, earned its author, Susanneh Bieber, assistant professor of visualization, recognition from the Smithsonian American Art Museum.
DARPA-funded study seeks to illuminate algorithmic results

Study to illuminate algorithmic results

posted July 5, 2017
Researchers at Texas A&M are working to illuminate the computational reasoning process, why algorithms reach the conclusions they do, as part of a four-year, $1.6 million project funded by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), a division of the U.S. Department of Defense that explores new technologies.
Visualization students vied for top spots in global competition

Viz students vied for top spots in global competition

posted July 3, 2017
Video games and virtual reality environments developed by former Texas A&M visualization students contended for top prizes in the final round of “The Rookies,” a global competition for young designers, creators, innovators and artists.
Army, Navy team with Colonias Program to provide health care

Colonias residents get health assistance from US Army, Navy

posted July 3, 2017
Outside a pop-up medical clinic in south Texas, a wide-eyed woman stood in shocked silence, suddenly able to see the world in sharp focus for the first time after receiving a pair of glasses in an initiative coordinated by military reservists and the Texas A&M Colonias Program.
Brody says Houston flood risk rises as urban sprawl expands

Brody tells Guardian urban sprawl elevates Houston flood risk

posted June 28, 2017
Houston's growth has created a city at risk to devastating floods, said Sam Brody, a flood impact expert and professor of urban planning at Texas A&M, in a June 16, 2017 article in The Guardian, where he said “it’s not if, but when” a natural disaster will strike the metropolis.
Registration underway for giant student-led 48-hour game jam

Registration begins for Oct. student-led 48-hour game jam

posted June 26, 2017
Student video game designers vying for coveted prizes will design games from scratch in just 48 hours at Chillennium 2017, an Oct. 13-15, 2017 event hosted by the Texas A&M Department of Visualization.
Project seeks to protect patient privacy in health data analysis

Effort aims to protect patient privacy in health data analysis

posted June 26, 2017
A team of Texas A&M scholars is investigating how health science researchers can accurately analyze troves of available patient data from various sources while maintaining patient privacy.