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PVAMU Taps Rice Engineering Dean, Reginald DesRoches, to Deliver Commencement Address

Reginald DesRoches, William and Stephanie Sick Dean of the George R. Brown School of Engineering at Rice University, to speak at commencement ceremony on Dec. 14.   PRAIRIE VIEW, TEXAS (November 14, 2019) - Reginald DesRoches, Dean of the George R. Brown School of Engineering at Rice University, has been slated to deliver the keynote address [...]

PVAMU Secures Federal Grant to Expand Cybersecurity Research

PRAIRIE VIEW, TEXAS (October 16, 2019) - Students and faculty interested in cybersecurity, artificial intelligence, and computer forensics now have enhanced learning opportunities at Prairie View A&M University, due to a new grant from the Department of Defense (DoD). Shumon Alam, Ph.D., research scientist and principal investigator (PI) of the project, says the $432,854 award [...]

PVAMU to Open LGBTQ+ Resource Office as Part of “HBCU Out Loud Day”

The Office of Multicultural Affairs participates in "HBCU Out Loud Day" on October 16, 2019, with the grand opening of the LGBTQ+ Resource Office. PRAIRIE VIEW, TEXAS (October 11, 2019) - Prairie View A&M University (PVAMU) is slated to open an LGBTQ+ Resource Office on its main campus.  The grand opening is Wednesday, October [...]

Scholarships available for students impacted by Hurricane Harvey

Through a $1 million grant from the State of Qatar via the Qatar Harvey Fund and the Rebuild Texas Fund, scholarships are now available to Hurricane Harvey-impacted students at five campuses within the Texas A&M University System, including Prairie View A&M University (PVAMU). The generous grant will help students whose lives were upended by Hurricane [...]

Groundbreaking Ceremony for new Phase 9 Housing Community

Prairie View A&M University and American Campus Communities are celebrating the beginning of construction on the partnership's next phase of student housing. The Groundbreaking Ceremony will take place on Monday, April 29, 2019, at 11:00 a.m.  For more than 20-years, the Prairie View A&M University and American Campus Communities partnership has revitalized the university’s on-campus [...]

PVAMU professor directs robotic scout for Bechtel

Stories about robots doing the work of human beings have almost become routine. But some jobs are truly made for robots — and unquestionably not for humans. One clear example can be found at Prairie View A&M University’s College of Engineering, where intensive research will soon lead to robots going where no human body would [...]

PVAMU Dean of the College of Nursing featured in Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

President Simmons in studio with Khambrel Marshall on Houston Newsmakers

Former Ivy League President Simmons Leading by Example Ruth Simmons, Ph.D. was the youngest of 12 children in Grapeland, Texas and rose to become president of Brown University for 11 years. How was that possible? She says even with all of the challenges of growing up in poverty and segregation, education became her way out. [...]

PVAMU Reference Librarian shares ways to find your family history for free

Do you want to find your family roots for free? Prairie View A&M University's Reference Librarian Kimberly Gay shows you how! Gay discusses with Houston's CW39 the benefits of discovering ancestral stories, during a university event "Find Your Roots! Family Pedigree Research."

New Fabrication Design Center Receives AIA Houston Design Award

With a grand opening ceremony planned for February 2019, Prairie View A&M University’s newly constructed Fabrication Design Center won a design award from the Houston chapter of the American Institute of Architects (AIA). Twelve projects located in the Houston metropolitan area received the award, which is based on the quality of design, resolution of the program [...]