5 Things You Need To Know — Week Of Feb. 12

Pictured above in 2016 after receiving an honor from Belgium's Princess Astrid, William Merriweather Peña ’42 will be featured in a multimedia exhibit honoring five Aggies who served during World War II.

1. Texas Aggie War Hero William Peña Dies At 99

A Texas A&M University graduate who was among the most honored soldiers of World War II and whose heroics were chronicled in the “Texas Aggies Go to War” exhibit at Texas A&M has died. William M. Peña was 99.

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2. Texas A&M Students Work To Solve World Problems In Global Challenge

The Engineering Entrepreneurship Program at Texas A&M University will host the first Invent for the Planet — a 48-hour global design challenge that aims to solve some of the world’s most pressing problems Feb. 16.

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3. LessThanUThink Campaign Against Binge Drinking Launches On Texas A&M Campus

LessThanUThink (LTUT), a campaign that uses humor to combat binge drinking on college campuses, recently launched at Texas A&M University for the month of February.

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4. Texas A&M Institute For Regenerative Medicine, Celltex Enter Agreement For Alzheimer’s Research

Houston-based biotechnology company, Celltex Therapeutics Corporation, and Texas A&M University Health Science Center College of Medicine Institute for Regenerative Medicine announced an intellectual property license acquisition and research agreement.

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5. George H.W. Bush Center To Host Jeffrey Engel For Presidents’ Day Event Feb. 20

Author Jeffrey Engel will discuss his newest book, “When the World Seemed New: George H.W. Bush and the End of the Cold War” at the George H.W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum on Feb. 20 at 6 p.m.

 


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