Arts & Humanities

  • Texas A&M Returns Last Of Seven Conserved Cannons To The Alamo In Historic Fashion

    By Sam Peshek, Texas A&M University Marketing & Communications Texas A&M University’s Alamo cannon conservation project came to a historic conclusion Wednesday as the last of seven battle-used cannons were returned to the Alamo in a changing of the guard ceremony between living historians and members of the Texas…

  • A Texas City Discovered A Mass Grave Of Prison Laborers. What Should It Do With The Bodies?

    After the Civil War, Texas’s sugar cane plantations were still farmed by unpaid black laborers – prisoners forced to work for free in a system called “convict leasing.” (Andrea Roberts) By Andrea Roberts, Texas A&M University College of Architecture When archaeologists discovered the intact skeletons of 15,000 free and enslaved…

  • America Is In The Middle Of A Battle Over The Meaning Of Words Like ‘Diversity’

    What comes to mind when you hear a word like ‘diversity’? (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer) By Jennifer Mercieca, Texas A&M University College of Liberal Arts, for The Conversation You might think that the culture war over race and immigration primarily transpires in dramatic events, like the woman who climbed the Statue of…

  • How To Build A Better, Safer, More Welcoming Hospital

    Waiting areas in hospitals and clinics designed with patients and their families in mind can be more soothing and hospitable. (Shutterstock) By Leonard L. Berry, Texas A&M University Mays Business School, and D. Kirk Hamilton, Texas A&M University College of Architecture, for The Conversation We spend much of our time…

  • Planning, LAND Students Unveil La Grange Post-Harvey Proposals

    By Richard Nira, Texas A&M University College of Architecture As La Grange, Texas recovers from post Hurricane Harvey flooding, residents and elected officials are considering Texas A&M student proposals that address the town’s infrastructure, housing and transportation needs. The plans, drafted by urban planning and landscape architecture students, respond to issues…

  • Former First Lady Laura Bush Touts Architecture Student’s Rooftop Garden Design

    Left to right: Phillip Hammond, Laura Bush, Leticia Meza and Claudia Pool. (Texas A&M University College of Architecture) By Richard Nira, Texas A&M University College of Architecture While announcing the creation of a Center for Health and Nature research consortium at Houston’s Methodist Hospital, former First Lady Laura Bush unveiled…

  • Montana Burial Site Answers Questions About Early Humans

    The burial mound at the Anzick site. By Keith Randall, Texas A&M University Marketing And Communications Scientists have shown that at the Anzick site in Montana – the only known Clovis burial site – the skeletal remains of a young child and the antler and stone artifacts found there were…

  • Why Did The Television Reboot Become All The Rage?

    Left to right: Jason Bateman, Portia de Rossi, Jeffrey Tambor, Alia Shawkat, Tony Hale, Jessica Walter, Tony Hale and Will Arnett attend the premiere of Netflix’s “Arrested Development” Season 5 at Netflix FYSee Theater on May 17, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Rich Fury/Getty Images) By James Francis, Texas A&M…

  • Artist Uses Student-Designed Tool To Create Art For Zachry Building

    By Kim Foli Ikpo, Texas A&M University College of Engineering What do art and engineering have in common? More than you might think. This past semester, a group of engineering students at Texas A&M University has been working closely with an artist from New York to help her design…

  • Architecture Student Project Celebration Set For May 9

    Master of Architecture student Nathanielle Sybico presents the winning project in the 2017 Celebration of Excellence. This year’s edition is scheduled 2-7 p.m. Wednesday, May 9 at The Icehouse on Main in downtown Bryan. (Texas A&M University College of Architecture) By Richard Nira, Texas A&M University College of Architecture “Celebration…