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5 Things You Need To Know — Week Of Oct. 9

October 10, 2017

Dr. Jim Pennington leads a Chemistry Road Show in his trademark tie-dyed lab coat.

1. 30th Anniversary Chemistry Open House Set for Oct. 21

In the spirit of all things scientific, occasionally explosive and all-around inspirational, the Texas A&M University Department of Chemistry is gearing up to host the 30th anniversary edition of one of the most popular educational attractions to be found on the Texas A&M campus.

2. Undergrads Interested In Grad School: ‘GEM GRAD’ Lab Symposium Set For Oct. 13-14

Texas A&M University undergraduates interested in pursuing a graduate degree in a STEM field are invited to attend the GEM GRAD Lab Friday and Saturday, October 13-14, 2017 at the Texas A&M University.


3. Texas A&M University Bands, Orchestras Release Fall Concert Schedule 

Texas A&M University’s Department of Music Activities fall 2017 concerts will present more than 400 Aggie musicians who will participate in instrumental performances as part of the University Bands and Orchestras. All performances will take place at Rudder Theatre on Texas A&M’s campus.

The east entrance to the Jack K. Williams Building on the campus of Texas A&M features the combination of a honeysuckle ornament with a pineapple to welcome visitors.

4. New Book By Professor Emeritus, Outstanding Alum Details Creation Of Historic Texas A&M Buildings

A bohemian Texas A&M University architecture professor, scores of unemployed Depression-era artisans and millions of West Texas oil dollars combined to produce a jewel-box collection of 10 university buildings that renowned theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking once declared “magnificent.” All built from 1929 to 1933 and in full use today, they are perhaps the finest buildings on the massive College Station campus.

5. College Of Medicine Professor Honored With NIH Director’s New Innovator Award

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) recently announced that Zhilei Chen, PhD, associate professor at the Texas A&M College of Medicine, is a recipient of the NIH director’s New Innovator Award. Her research may lead to therapies for diseases from cancer to Zika and other infections.

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