5 Things You Need To Know – Week Of June 11

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1. Sociology Professor Reuben May Named ‘Piper Professor’ By Minnie Stevens Piper Foundation

Presidential Professor in Sociology Reuben A. Buford May, also known by his rap moniker “Reginald S. Stuckey,” has been recognized by the Minnie Stevens Piper Foundation as a Piper Professor.

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2. President Young: Texas A&M System, Partners Awarded Contract To Manage Los Alamos National Lab

The Department of Energy’s National Nuclear Security Administration (DOE/NNSA) announced last week that it has awarded the Triad National Security LLC team, of which the Texas A&M University System, the University of California System, and Battelle Memorial Institute are equal partners, the contract to manage and operate Los Alamos National Laboratory.

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3. Department Of Communication To Add Social Media Course, Certificate This Fall

According to a Pew survey, two-thirds of Americans use social media, and companies across the nation are beginning to follow suit. The Department of Communication at Texas A&M University is introducing a new class and certificate that will prepare students for careers with emerging technologies.

A pavilion for indoor classroom educational activities is part of the new Leach Teaching Gardens at Texas A&M University. (Blair Fannin/Texas A&M AgriLife)

4. Leach Teaching Gardens At Texas A&M University Debuts June 15

The Leach Teaching Gardens at Texas A&M University, a multi-million-dollar centerpiece on west campus in College Station, will debut with a ribbon cutting and grand opening ceremony at 9:30 a.m. June 15.

Starry skies over Cerro Tololo Inter-American Observatory in Chile and the 4-meter Victor M. Blano Telescope (center), home to the 570-megapixel Dark Energy Camera and unprecedented discovery potential for astronomers at Texas A&M University and around the world as members of the Dark Energy Survey. (Credit: Fermilab.)

5. Third Astronomy On Tap B/CS Event Set For Thursday, June 14

The Texas A&M University Astronomy Group invites Brazos Valley science enthusiasts to partake in Bryan-College Station’s monthly version of an international tradition founded in the spirit of exploring our universe and local refreshment: Astronomy on Tap.


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