5 Things You Need To Know — Week Of Nov. 13
1. U.S. State Dept. Official To Discuss Syrian Humanitarian Crisis At Texas A&M
Mark Ward, Director of the Syria Transitioning Assistance and Response Team at the U.S. Department of State and an expert on disaster preparedness, will discuss the situation facing those trying to provide assistance in this troubled region. Ward’s presentation is sponsored by the Scowcroft Institute of International Affairs in the Bush School of Government and Public Service at Texas A&M University Nov. 16.
2. Texas A&M Foundation Provides Texas A&M University $90.8 Million
The Texas A&M Foundation announced that it will make $90.8 million available to Texas A&M University as a result of donations by former students and other supporters during the past fiscal year. The funds are a combination of this year’s gifts intended for immediate use as well as endowment earnings from gifts of previous years.
3. Texas A&M’s Healthy Texas Initiative Effort Kicks Off In Lufkin
A statewide effort to address chronic health problems and improve Texans’ health and quality of life through preventative education of elementary students kicked off recently in East Texas.
4. Texas A&M Statistician To Serve As Expert Witness In Texas v. Lee Harvey Oswald Mock Trial
Texas A&M University statistician Clifford H. Spiegelman is one of a handful of world-renowned JFK assassination experts who will be offering their pro bono services for a two-day mock trial, State of Texas v. Lee Harvey Oswald, set to play out November 16 and 17 in Garrett-Townes Auditorium on the campus of Houston’s oldest law school, South Texas College of Law Houston.
5. Renowned Medical Scholar, NIH Executive To Lead Texas A&M’s EnHealth Program
Dr. Roderic I. Pettigrew, a physician-scientist and internationally recognized leader in biomedical imaging and bioengineering, will join Texas A&M University to lead Engineering Health (EnHealth), the nation’s first comprehensive educational program to fully integrate engineering into all health-related disciplines.