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5 Things You Need To Know — Week Of September 24

September 26, 2018

Texas A&M University Vice President for Research Mark A. Barteau (at left) and Hagler Institute for Advance Study Founding Director John L. Junkins (at right) welcome four of the Institute’s nine Faculty Fellows for the Class of 2018-19. From left are William E. Unruh, professor of physics, University of British Columbia; Andrea Rinaldo, professor of hydrology and water resources, and director of the Laboratory of Ecohydrology, École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland; Michael J. Duff, Emeritus Professor of theoretical physics and senior research investigator, Imperial College, London; and Yonggang Huang, Walter P. Murphy Professor of Mechanical Engineering, Civil and Environmental Engineering, and Materials Science and Engineering, Northwestern University.

1. Texas A&M Hagler Institute Reveals 2018-19 Faculty Fellows, Distinguished Lecturer

The Hagler Institute for Advanced Study at Texas A&M University announced today the nine Faculty Fellows for its Class of 2018-19, each of whom is renowned for significantly advancing research in areas such as engineering, chemistry, physics, materials science, energy and political science.

Mike Walker portrait

2. Rivals United: Gifts Establish J. Mike Walker Department Of Mechanical Engineering At Texas A&M, UT

In a rare occurrence and an extraordinary act of philanthropy, The University of Texas at Austin and Texas A&M University each received $20 million gifts from J. Mike Walker to support their Departments of Mechanical Engineering.

President Michael K. Young

3. Texas A&M President Young To Discuss Economics Of Higher Education At Texas Tribune Festival

Texas A&M University President Michael K. Young will take part in a discussion on higher education costs versus value for the “Economics of Higher Ed” panel at the Texas Tribune Festival this Friday, Sept. 28 at 8:30 a.m.


4. Chillennium 2018 Slated For Oct. 12-14 At Texas A&M

Student video game designers will create electronic games from scratch in Chillennium 2018, a giant, Texas A&M student-run game jam competition Oct. 12-14, 2018 in the university’s Memorial Student Center.


5. Texas A&M To Honor 2 Deceased Students During Silver Taps Oct. 2

Silver Taps will be held at Texas A&M University Tuesday, Oct. 2, at 10:30 p.m. to honor the memory of two Aggies who died recently.

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