5 Things You Need To Know — Week Of September 17

The new Canadian High Arctic Research Station (CHARS) in Cambridge Bay, Nunavut. (CHARS)

1. Texas A&M Geographer Leading New NSF-Funded Arctic Research Project

Lying quietly at the top of the world, the Arctic tundra’s ancient frozen soils store enormous amounts of carbon. These uniquely important landscapes have thick, peat soil horizons and are vulnerable to warming temperatures.

The Trade

2. Film Screening, Panel Talk Brings Local Awareness Of Opioid Crisis

A film screening and panel discussion will be held at the Forum Theater in Rudder Tower at Texas A&M University on Wednesday, September 26, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Tech summit

3. Call For Presentations: The Texas A&M University System Technology Summit

The Texas A&M University System Technology Summit call for presentations is open and will be closing at midnight Friday, September, 21.

A hospital room

4. Shift 2018 – Texas Health Challenges Case Competition Sept. 22-23

The two-day contest is designed to help students from seven Texas medical schools gain experience working in collaborative teams to design innovative solutions to address major healthcare issues affecting the state of Texas. 

Hispanic Heritage Month

5. Texas A&M Hispanic Presidents’ Council Announces Hispanic Heritage Month Events

The Hispanic Presidents’ Council at Texas A&M University announced a schedule of Hispanic Heritage Month events that will take place across campus and the Bryan-College Station community through Oct. 20.


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