5 Things You Need To Know — Week Of March 5
1. Texas A&M Mourns Loss of Distinguished Mathematician, Former Provost Ron Douglas
Dr. Ronald G. Douglas, longtime mathematician and distinguished professor as well as former executive vice president and provost of Texas A&M University, passed away Tuesday, February 27, at the age of 79.
2. CPRIT Awards More Than $3.59 Million In Cancer Research, Prevention Grants To Texas A&M
The Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT) has awarded two academic research grants and one prevention grant to Texas A&M University totaling more than $3.59 million. The grants are among 57 new awards totaling more than $73.5 million that CPRIT recently announced in Austin.
3. Running With The Heird: A&M Equine Expert Elected President Of American Quarter Horse Association
Texas A&M University professor Dr. Jim Heird, an internationally-renowned equine expert, is the new president of the American Quarter Horse Association after five decades of dedication to the organization.
4. The Affordable Care Act: Will It Survive And What Comes Next?
Dr. Jonathan Gruber, a prominent health economist who served as a technical consultant to the Obama administration and worked with both the administration and Congress to help craft the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, will speak at a Texas A&M University Bush School of Government & Public Service lecture.
5. More Than 400 Students Participate In Global Design Challenge
With 48 hours on the clock, students from 14 universities set out to make an impact on the world this past weekend. In the end, more than 400 students in 10 different countries came up with solutions to problems facing the globe.