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5 Things You Need To Know — Week Of Oct. 16

October 17, 2017

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1. College Of Medicine Dean Byington Elected To The National Academy Of Medicine

Carrie L. Byington, MD, dean of the Texas A&M College of Medicine, senior vice president of the Texas A&M University Health Science Center and vice chancellor for health services at The Texas A&M University System, has been elected to the National Academy of Medicine (NAM).

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2. First African-American Student To Earn Doctorate From Texas A&M Dies At 91

James E. Johnson, believed to be the first African-American to earn a doctorate from Texas A&M University, died at the age of 91 on Oct. 6, according to his family.


3. New Building To Centralize Key Student Services At Texas A&M

The Texas A&M University Division of Student Affairs is leading a project to construct a new $42.6 million, 95,000-square-foot Student Services Building on Military Walk where Bizzell Hall now stands.

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4. Texas A&M System Universities Awarded Nearly $3 Million From The National Science Foundation

The Texas A&M University System AGEP Alliance—Texas A&M University, Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi, Texas A&M University-Kingsville and Prairie View A&M University—will receive a $2.8 million grant over 60 months from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to develop, implement and study a new model for advancing underrepresented minority doctoral candidates in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) to careers in academia.

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5. Panels, Events Celebrate 20 Years Of The George H.W. Bush Center Oct. 20-21

The 20th anniversary celebration of the Bush Library and Museum in College Station includes a pair of panel discussions and family-friendly events the weekend of Oct. 20-21.

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