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Texas A&M To Host 2017 Nobel Prizes Symposium Nov. 3

October 23, 2017

Nobel Prize

By Shana K. Hutchins, Texas A&M University College of Science

Three Texas A&M University colleges are teaming up next month to present an exclusive educational opportunity for audiences across Aggieland — a Texas A&M take on the 2017 Nobel Prizes and the intellectual work behind each.

Faculty from Texas A&M’s Colleges of Liberal Arts, Medicine and Science will convene for the second-annual event, set for 4 p.m. Friday, Nov. 3, in Texas A&M’s Interdisciplinary Life Sciences Building Auditorium. A reception will follow in the ILSB first-floor atrium area. All talks are open to the public, and no tickets are required.

Nobel Prizes Symposium poster

Six presenters from the colleges will offer individual perspective, insight and expertise regarding their assigned Nobel Prize overview in a series of 10-minute talks. Each will be introduced by their respective dean or designated representative in the following order:

  • Medicine, presented by Jerome Menet, assistant professor of biology, College of Science
  • Physics, presented by Nicholas B. Suntzeff, distinguished professor of physics and astronomy, College of Science
  • Chemistry, presented by U. Jack McMahan, professor of biology, College of Science
  • Economics, presented by Daniel Fragaidakis, assistant professor of economics, College of Liberal Arts
  • Literature, presented by Mary Ann O’Farrell, associate professor of English, College of Liberal Arts
  • Peace, presented by Joshua Shifrinson, Assistant Professor of International Affairs, Bush School of Government & Public Service

The Nobel Prize Symposium also will be livestreamed from the TTVN homepage. Click on the “Live Webcast” link at the top of the page, then click on the appropriate link within the “Live Video Streams” list. For technical assistance with any TTVN Live Webcast, please call TTVN Operations at (979) 862-2241.

For additional information, please contact the College of Science at (979) 845-7361.


Media contact: Shana K. Hutchins, (979) 862-1237 or

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