Academic Insights Archives - Academic Affairs

Joint Effort by PVAMU Faculty, Staff, Students Offers Free Tax Help

Prairie View A&M University’s Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Program once again offered free income tax preparation January through March. The program, a partnership between the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and PVAMU’s College of Business (COB) and Cooperative Extension Program (CEP) under the College of Agriculture and Human Sciences (CAHS), utilized PVAMU faculty, staff, and [...]

PVAMU Part of Google’s Tech Exchange Program in Silicon Valley

This spring, a group of juniors from Prairie View A&M University’s computer science program is taking part in Google’s Tech Exchange program in Mountain View, California. Shane May-Gunlogson, Kayla R. Butler, and Devyn I. Allen are living and studying on Google’s main campus. Students and faculty members from eleven Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) [...]

PVAMU wins HBCU Battle of the Brains during SXSW

Prairie View A&M University Panthers won this year’s HBCU Battle of the Brains competition in Austin on March 10, 2019, during South by Southwest (SXSW). PVAMU’s team conquered well-known HBCU rivalries battling it out, winning $25,000 – and bragging rights. Organized by the Black MBA Association, the event’s mission is to promote the talented business [...]

Executive Director to Become First African-American President-Elect of TxDLA

Beginning this July, Charlene Stubblefield, executive director of Prairie View A&M University’s Center for Instructional Innovation and Technology Services (CIITS), will step into her new role as president-elect of the Texas Distance Learning Association (TxDLA), the leading Texas membership association for distance learning professionals. She will be the first African-American elected into this position in [...]

Department of Mathematics Publishes Special Issue of AAM

Special Issue No. 4 (March 2019) of Application and Applied Mathematics: An International Journal (AAM) is available to view online. The issue contains 13 papers from writers across the globe. Dr. Aliakbar Haghighi, professor and head of the Department of Mathematics at Prairie View A&M University, serves as Editor-in-Chief of AAM. Special Issue No. 4, [...]

COB Hosts Inaugural Young Investor Symposium for Local High School Students

On Feb. 2, Prairie View A&M University’s College of Business hosted its first-ever Young Investor Symposium for dozens of students from three area high schools (Nimitz High School, Cleveland High School, and Young Women’s College Preparatory Academy). According to Dr. Yi Zhang, associate professor of finance, the goal of the event was to expose young [...]

Facebook Team Holds Recruiting Session

This semester, a team of engineers and recruiters from Facebook visited Prairie View A&M University’s Computer Science Department in the Roy G. Perry College of Engineering. They held an information session and collected resumes from nearly 200 computer science and computer engineering majors. “Facebook is eager to fill a number of summer internship and full-time [...]

College of Engineering Receives State-of-the-Art Equipment from IBM

IBM donated and installed two POWER8 and FPGA servers in the Deep Learning Lab of the CREDIT center in the Roy G. Perry College of Engineering at Prairie View A&M University. The advanced POWER8 server facilitates big data computing, while FPGAs speeds up computing while maintaining high-energy efficiency. It typically costs upwards of $2,000 per month to rent [...]

Alumni Spotlight: DeMarr Holmes ’16

“From the classroom to Main Street,” Cleveland, Ohio native and Prairie View A&M University alumnus DeMarr Holmes owns Screwston Sole. He says it’s the first smart sneaker store in America. “The smart sneaker concept is perfect for consignment sneaker stores,” said Holmes. “Usually, when you shop at places like these, you constantly have to check [...]

Accreditation Renewed for Department of Music and Theatre

The accreditation of Prairie View A&M University’s Department of Music and Theatre was renewed by the National Association of Schools of Music (NASM), the primary U.S. accreditor for higher education in music. In its accreditation report, NASM commended PVAMU’s music program for its thoroughness of self-study and responses. The next full review of the program [...]