Three CARC researchers: Drs. Ming Gao, Ripendra Awal and Sara Fuentes-Soriano attended a training on high performance computing at TACC (Texas Advanced Computing Center) Summer Supercomputing Institute, August 1 – 5, 2016, at the University of Texas at Austin. The training introduced researchers on to high performance computing, data analytics, and scientific visualization. In addition, …

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Dr. Ali Fares, Associate Director of Research at the Cooperative Agricultural Research Center, has been invited as a keynote speaker for the International Citrus Congress (ICC), which will be held in Foz do Iguaçu, PR – Brazil from September 18-23, 2016. The ICC is a venue where researchers working on citrus from all over the …

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As the field of agriculture and human sciences continues to grow, so does the need for experienced professionals with skills that could enhance the industry and its relationship with the consumer. According to Dr. Sonny Ramaswamy, Director of the National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA), leadership development is one of the objectives necessary for …

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Team USA track and field athletes have been on campus for practice ahead of the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Before their arrival, College of Agriculture and Human Sciences staff including Dr. Richard W. Griffin, Kelley Redmon and William Anthony partnered with Coaches Angela Williams and Chris Clay to develop a 10 …

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The Borlaug Institute for International Agriculture at Texas A&M University sponsored the 2016 Central America Summit on June 27-29.  The College of Agriculture and Human Sciences was represented by Drs. Rahmat Attaie, William Foxworth, Gary R. Newton, Deland Meyers, and Ali Fares. Special Assistant Evie Myers also participated in this summit. This event brought together …

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Dr. Wash A. Jones and Dr. Beverly Copeland, College of Agriculture and Human Sciences (CAHS) faculty members, participated in a study abroad site visit to Jamaica this summer as part of the College’s efforts to increase study abroad opportunities.  During the site visit, the duo met with representatives from three institutions to discuss joint ventures …

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Dr. Ali Fares, Associate Director of Research at the Cooperative Agricultural Research Center has been serving on the Experiment Station Committee on Organization and Policy’s (ESCOP) Diversity in Research Leadership Task Force. This twelve member task force from 1862 and 1890 universities has been charged with exploring diversity in research leadership across the Land-grant university …

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Dr. Gary Newton, Research Leader of the Animal Science System, was invited to serve a three-year term on the Editorial Board of Domestic Animal Endocrinology beginning July 2016. The journal covers the entire spectrum of endocrinology at the whole animal, organismal, cellular, and molecular levels, with a focus on domestic species.  Newton previously served as …

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Summer is typically a time of excitement and fun, but for the College of Agriculture and Human Sciences, the summer of 2016 is filled with mixed emotions as several well known and beloved faculty and staff members will retire. Retiring are Freddie L. Richards, Victor G. Stanley, Barbara M. Johnson and Mrs. Rita L. Jackson-Lovett. …

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The 88th Texas FFA State Convention concluded last week at the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center in Dallas. With nearly 10,000 attendees, the Convention provided an opportunity for the College of Agriculture and Human Sciences to participate as an exhibitor to share information with various stakeholders regarding research and extension activities. The CAHS also sought …

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