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5 Things You Need To Know — Week Of Oct. 23

October 24, 2017

Nobel Prize

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

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.

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2. Student-led Chillennium ’17 Breaks Guinness World Record

The fourth annual 48-hour contest drew 311 student gaming enthusiasts from 32 schools and two countries to the Texas A&M campus, setting the Guinness World Record for “Most Participants in a Game Jam,” a time-constrained battle royal between game developers.


3. 8th Annual Aggie ThetaFest Benefitting Scotty’s House Set For Nov. 3, 6-9 p.m.

Theta’s annual fajita dinner will feature live entertainment, a silent auction, games, a salsa competition, lots of fun and the opportunity to make a difference in the lives of abused children and their families. All proceeds are benefiting Scotty’s House Child Advocacy Center and the Theta Foundation with special designation towards our national philanthropy, Court Appointed Special Advocates — another resource for these children and their families.

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4. ‘National Geographic Photo Ark’ Exhibition Opens Oct. 28 At The AgriLife Center

Texas A&M University’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences is hosting the National Geographic Photo Ark Exhibit with photos by famed photographer, Joel Sartore, at the AgriLife Center.

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5. Former NASA Astronaut Fred Gregory To Speak At Texas A&M Oct. 26

Former Space Shuttle Astronaut Fred Gregory will be at Texas A&M University on Oct. 26 to present “Reach for the Stars,” a first-hand account of his experiences with NASA and America’s Space Program. The event will be from 10-11:30 a.m. in Rudder Theatre Complex.

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