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Released: 18-Sep-2020 11:35 AM EDT
Keeping students physically active online or in-person
Texas A&M University

A physical activity expert addresses ways to keep students active in this "new normal."

Released: 24-Mar-2020 9:40 AM EDT
Talking to your children about COVID-19
Texas A&M University

Dr. Krystal Simmons, clinical associate professor in the Department of Educational Psychology, studies school psychology and counseling. We spoke with her for advice on how to speak with your children during a public crisis such as COVID-19.

Newswise: Aggie ACHIEVE: The Inclusive College Experience
Released: 29-May-2019 2:05 PM EDT
Aggie ACHIEVE: The Inclusive College Experience
Texas A&M University

This fall, we celebrate the launch of Aggie ACHIEVE, the state’s first inclusive, four-year postsecondary education program for students with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

Newswise: How Can Video Games Impact Education?
Released: 13-Jul-2018 12:05 PM EDT
How Can Video Games Impact Education?
Texas A&M University

It is an $18 billion industry. At least one person in more than 60 percent of households is considered a frequent gamer. For Dr. Sam von Gillern, that is reason enough to focus on the use of video games in education.

Newswise: Formula Quantifies Fatal Hazards To Kids Left In Hot Cars
Released: 5-Jul-2018 12:05 PM EDT
Formula Quantifies Fatal Hazards To Kids Left In Hot Cars
Texas A&M University

A mathematical model developed by Robert Brown, Texas A&M professor of landscape architecture, was used in a highly publicized study quantifying the time it takes for young children to become dangerously hot when they are accidentally left in the back seat of a sweltering car.

Newswise: GDPR: More Consumer Control and Creative Digital Marketing
Released: 24-May-2018 3:40 PM EDT
GDPR: More Consumer Control and Creative Digital Marketing
Texas A&M University

General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will require more consumer control and creative digital marketing. To clear up some of the confusion, Venky Shankar, Professor & Coleman Chair in Marketing and Director of Research at the Center for Retailing Studies, answers some questions about it.

Released: 13-Feb-2018 10:05 AM EST
In Light of Winter Olympics, Sports Serve as an Equalizer
Texas A&M University

Dr. George Cunningham, professor in the Department of Health and Kinesiology, offers insight as to why sports act as such an effective mechanism in equalizing people of different backgrounds.

Newswise: Valentine's Day 2018 Shopping Tips
Released: 31-Jan-2018 10:05 AM EST
Valentine's Day 2018 Shopping Tips
Texas A&M University

Valentine’s spending looks to enjoy a similar boost as seen with the 2017 holiday season, the most since the Great Recession of 2009. Strong indicators include a roaring stock market, low unemployment and high consumer confidence.

Newswise: Sports Drinks Are Not Solutions for Illness-Related Dehydration
Released: 30-Jan-2018 4:30 PM EST
Sports Drinks Are Not Solutions for Illness-Related Dehydration
Texas A&M University

Hospitals across the nation have been hit by a double whammy: an alarming flu season combined with a shortage of intravenous fluids. Hurricane Maria’s devastating effects on Puerto Rico, a critical manufacturing hub for American medical supplies, have caused the supply chain disruption.

Released: 15-Dec-2017 4:05 PM EST
Will the FCC's Reversal of Net Neutrality Affect Your Internet Speed? Not So Fast
Texas A&M University

The Federal Communication Commission (FCC) voted 3-2 on Dec. 14 to overturn the net neutrality rule that was put in place in 2015 by the then-FCC. What does it mean for different stakeholders, including consumers, companies and communities?

Newswise: Grading Schools in Light of Hurricane Harvey Is
Released: 6-Dec-2017 5:05 PM EST
Grading Schools in Light of Hurricane Harvey Is "Unjust" According to Professor
Texas A&M University

At a House Public Education Committee hearing last month, superintendents asked the state to waive the accountability ratings that are tied to students’ scores on state standardized tests this spring.

Newswise: Texas A&M Retail Expert Predicts Strong Holiday Spending, Despite Black Friday’s Decline
Released: 1-Nov-2017 12:05 PM EDT
Texas A&M Retail Expert Predicts Strong Holiday Spending, Despite Black Friday’s Decline
Texas A&M University

With more retailers offering robust online deals days before Thanksgiving and others seamlessly selling the same Black Friday door-busters online as what’s promoted in the store, consumers have less incentive to battle 4 a.m. mall crowds.

Newswise: Historian Reflects on 27 Years of the Web
Released: 1-Aug-2017 11:05 AM EDT
Historian Reflects on 27 Years of the Web
Texas A&M University

The World Wide Web as we know it today has undergone many changes and raised many moral and ethical questions that creator Tim Berners-Lee never considered when he unleashed it on the world 27 years ago today. As a history of technology professor at Texas A&M University, Jonathan Coopersmith spends a great deal of time studying the way society interacts with technology. Much of that interaction with technology today takes place through the web.

Newswise: Get Ready for Shark Week
Released: 20-Jul-2017 4:05 PM EDT
Get Ready for Shark Week
Texas A&M University

With Shark Week returning to Discovery Channel this Sunday, Texas A&M University shark expert Dr. David Wells can help viewers get familiar with the famous underwater predator from tip to tail.

Newswise: Why Do Onions Make You Cry?
Released: 20-Jun-2017 10:05 AM EDT
Why Do Onions Make You Cry?
Texas A&M University

Onions are low in calories and packed with vitamins, minerals and antioxidants. However, as everyone from expert chefs to culinary novices has learned, onions can bring a tear to your eye, and an expert from the Texas A&M College of Medicine explains why that happens.

Newswise: Trump’s Strike Appropriate But He Needs To Reconsider Refugees, Says Fmr. U.S. Amb. To Syria
Released: 10-Apr-2017 2:05 PM EDT
Trump’s Strike Appropriate But He Needs To Reconsider Refugees, Says Fmr. U.S. Amb. To Syria
Texas A&M University

President Trump’s missile strikes against the Assad regime in Syria on Friday were “appropriate and measured,” says Former Amb. to Syria Ryan Crocker, but the emotion Trump showed when discussing the chemical attack on civilians should give him pause to reconsider his policy on Syrian refugees.

Newswise: Texas A&M Retailing Studies Director Offers Insight Regarding Holiday Shopping Trends, Tips
Released: 22-Nov-2016 1:05 PM EST
Texas A&M Retailing Studies Director Offers Insight Regarding Holiday Shopping Trends, Tips
Texas A&M University

With the holiday shopping season fast-approaching, retailers around the country are preparing to put new and innovative sales strategies to the test and capture the attention of customers, notes Kelli Hollinger, director of the Center for Retailing Studies at Texas A&M University’s Mays Business School.

Newswise: Top 5 Health Risks at Nail Salons
Released: 24-Mar-2016 10:05 AM EDT
Top 5 Health Risks at Nail Salons
Texas A&M University

Imagine you’re unwinding from the day in your nail salon’s massage chair getting a pedicure. You’re in relaxation mode, then–ouch! The nail technician accidentally nicked the skin near your toenail. Days later, you discover your perfectly pedicured toe is extremely infected.

Released: 8-Feb-2016 12:05 PM EST
Using Medical Marijuana to Stop Seizures in Kids
Texas A&M University

Desperate for relief, parents are taking unusual steps to help children plagued with seizures. The relief, however, comes in a most unlikely form: marijuana.

Released: 11-Mar-2015 3:05 PM EDT
Texas A&M Prof. Identifies Five Markers of Genius in Black Men
Texas A&M University

“The education system and the prison system are in competition for their souls,” says Texas A&M Professor Marlon James about black males in America. James says the key to black male success lies in finding models of excellence, not struggle.

Released: 1-Jul-2014 4:00 PM EDT
Seth Rogen comedy good thing for North Koreans, Says Texas A&M Prof.
Texas A&M University

Movies and television shows are often blamed for exacerbating society’s evils, but in the case of North Korea, programming that depicts life outside the oppressive regime is a good thing for the North Korean people and Kim Jong-un knows it, said Andrew Natsios, a Texas A&M University professor.

Newswise: Monarch Numbers Could Be At Historic Lows This Year, Says Texas A&M Prof
Released: 19-Mar-2014 10:10 AM EDT
Monarch Numbers Could Be At Historic Lows This Year, Says Texas A&M Prof
Texas A&M University

COLLEGE STATION, March 19, 2014 – Monarch butterflies may be named for their large size and majestic beauty, but once again their numbers are anything but king-sized – in fact, 2014 may go down as one of the worst years ever for the colorful insects, says a Texas A&M Monarch watcher.

Released: 24-Feb-2014 4:00 PM EST
Warm Weather In Texas Means Watch Out For Snakes, Says Texas A&M Expert
Texas A&M University

Visiting your zip code very soon: snakes, and perhaps plenty of them. With warm temperatures and upcoming spring rainfall, experts say it’s getting that time of year when snakes are on the prowl, or at least on the slither. With Texas a ground zero for many snake populations, people and pets should be aware that snakes are out and about, says a Texas A&M University expert regarding the creatures.

Released: 10-Feb-2014 2:00 PM EST
California Drought Similar To Historic Drought In Texas, Says Texas A&M Expert
Texas A&M University

The worst drought ever to hit California could rival the historic 2011 drought that devastated Texas, says a Texas A&M University professor.

Released: 12-Jun-2013 1:00 PM EDT
Texas A&M Prof: NSA Surveillance Legal, Most Citizens not Targets
Texas A&M University

Supposed “bombshell revelations” about NSA surveillance programs are, at this point, much ado about nothing, says a professor at Texas A&M University.

Released: 3-Jun-2013 11:30 AM EDT
Hurricanes That Form Early in Gulf Can Be Deadly
Texas A&M University

Hurricanes that form in the Gulf of Mexico tend to catch gulf residents off guard – often forming in the month of June – and can develop into surprisingly strong storms, says a Texas A&M University at Galveston professor.

Newswise: Cheaper Natural Gas-Powered Cars On The Horizon?
Released: 16-Apr-2013 10:00 AM EDT
Cheaper Natural Gas-Powered Cars On The Horizon?
Texas A&M University

When it comes to American consumers' vehicular preferences, Texas A&M University chemist Hongcai Joe Zhou says the choice often boils down to simple economics more so than availability, environment or altruism.

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Released: 21-Feb-2013 11:30 AM EST
How To Kill An Asteroid? Get Out A Paint Spray Gun, Says Texas A&M Space Expert
Texas A&M University

There is research that is off the wall, some off the charts and some off the planet, such as what a Texas A&M University aerospace and physics professor is exploring. It’s a plan to deflect a killer asteroid by using paint, and the science behind it is absolutely rock solid, so to speak, so much so that NASA is getting involved and wants to know much more.

Released: 16-Apr-2012 3:00 PM EDT
Venomous Snakebites Can Be Painful And Expensive, Says Texas A&M Expert
Texas A&M University

Coming to an area near you: snakes, and plenty of them. With unusually warm temperatures and plenty of rainfall this spring, experts say this could be a bumper crop year for snakes. While Texas has never been short on the snake commodities list, people and pets should be aware that they are out and about, says a Texas A&M University expert.

Released: 6-May-2010 3:15 PM EDT
Texas A&M Experts On Oil Spills
Texas A&M University

As the Gulf Coast oil spill continues to be a major problem, we have expanded our list of faculty and staff who can speak authoritatively on various aspects, including assessments of ocean currents that could be key factors in determining what land areas will be most affected by the spill. The updated list follows and will be posted — and perhaps periodically updated — in the “hot topics” section of our news page at tamunews.tamu.edu.


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