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5 Things You Need To Know — Week Of Feb. 20

February 21, 2017

By Sam Peshek, Texas A&M Marketing and Communications


Texas A&M Foundation Receives $20 Million Commitment To Name Hagler Institute For Advanced Study

Texas A&M University has announced that its Texas A&M University Institute for Advanced Study will be renamed the Hagler Institute for Advanced Study at Texas A&M University in honor of Jon L. Hagler, a 1958 graduate of the university.


New Oceanography Degree Prepares Students To Tackle Challenges Facing The World’s Oceans

Responding to new challenges impacting the Earth’s oceans, Texas A&M University’s Department of Oceanography will offer a new undergraduate degree in oceanography. The new bachelor of science degree in oceanography is necessary for several reasons, officials say.


Ed Davis Jr. ’67 To Speak At 2017 Texas A&M Campus Muster

Eddie Joe Davis Jr. ’67 will be the keynote speaker for the 2017 Aggie Muster ceremony on Friday, April 21 at 7 p.m. in Reed Arena on the campus of Texas A&M University.


Institute Of Renewable Natural Resources Joins The Fight To Save Endangered Deer

For the past several months, a Texas A&M University System institute has been actively involved in efforts to quash a screwworm outbreak in Florida that has jeopardized an already endangered species, said the director for the Institute of Renewable Natural Resources.


Student Team Advances As Semi-Finalists In Shell Ocean Discovery XPRIZE Competition

Students in the Department of Ocean Engineering at Texas A&M University were recently announced as a semi-finalist team in the Shell Ocean Discovery XPRIZE competition. The multi-national team, comprised of students and professors, are now one step closer in their pursuit of winning the global competition to advance ocean technologies for rapid, unmanned and high-resolution ocean exploration and discovery.


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