5 Things You Need To Know — Week Of Jan. 29

Alamo cannons arrive in San Antonio after conservation

1. Texas A&M Conservation Efforts Reveal New Details About Alamo Cannons

Texas A&M conservators have revealed new details about two cannons used during the Texas Revolution’s 1836 Battle of the Alamo.

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2. Engineering Prof Lands NIH Grant To Study Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s, Diabetes Therapeutics

Phanourios Tamamis, assistant professor in the Artie McFerrin Department of Chemical Engineering at Texas A&M University, has been awarded a grant from the National Institute on Aging of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) for his research on potential therapeutics for Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease and type 2 diabetes.

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3. Flu Update From Texas A&M Student Health Services

The cold/flu season is upon us. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has reported widespread flu activity in all 50 states.

Gobeli said Kirby is an excellent conversation starter and popular with both youth and adults. (Texas A&M Natural Resources Institute photo)

4. A Quail’s Tale: Kirby The Quail Spreads Wildlife Conservation Message

One of the Texas A&M Natural Resources Institute’s most popular “spokespersons” for quail appreciation and conservation isn’t a person at all, but a sociable 6-inch-tall northern bobwhite named Kirby.

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5. Hack-a-thon ’18 Set For Feb. 2-3

At Hack-a-thon ’18, a 24-hour anything goes creative problem-solving marathon set for Feb. 2–3 at the Langford Architecture Center, registered teams will vie for $5,000 in prize money while tackling issues of place, space and diversity.


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