College of Arts and Sciences Archives - Academic Affairs

Spacecraft Carrying PVAMU Payload Launches into Space

A team from Prairie View A&M University developed a payload that launched into Earth’s polar orbit on October 29. The payload is riding aboard the Ten-Koh spacecraft built by the Kyushu Institute of Technology-Japan (KIT) for the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA). “We designed and developed the payload, SHARP-CPD (Solar and Heliospheric Assessment of Radiation [...]

Students Put Research on Display for Annual Symposium

The Biology Department hosted its annual Undergraduate Research Symposium on October 26. The event showcased students at PVAMU while encouraging other students to conduct research and share knowledge. “When students engage in research as an undergraduate, it deepens their learning. It also makes them much more competitive when applying to professional and graduate schools,” said [...]

Professor Leads Talk at Medical School in Houston’s TMC

Dr. Mark Tschaepe, associate professor of philosophy at Prairie View A&M University, led a talk on Diminishing Microaggressions in the Clinic and Beyond at McGovern Medical School in the Texas Medical Center on November 6. The Office of Diversity and Inclusion at McGovern invited Tschaepe to speak as part of their Diversity Days Program for [...]

New Internship Gives Students Opportunity to Reverse Gender Violence

Prairie View A&M University’s Title IX Office and Relationship and Sexual Violence Program (RSVP) are getting a boost from PVAMU’s sociology department. Students now have the opportunity to intern with Title IX and RSVP to help change the culture of relationship and sexual violence on campus. “Last fall, I taught a family violence class, and [...]

Professor Infuses Technology into Curriculum

Michael Nojeim, also known as Dr. Mike to his students at Prairie View A&M University, received the 2017-2018 President’s Teaching Award. The program coordinator and associate professor of Political Science teaches a wide range of classes including American Government, U.S. Foreign Policy, International Relations, and Middle East Politics, to name a few. “Some students say [...]

Biology Major Fulfills Medical Internship in Kenya

“Going to Africa changed my life. It is impossible to go to that continent, experience the culture, meet the people, and leave as the same person.” Those are thoughts from Asia Williams, a junior biology major from Shreveport, Louisiana, who spent her summer in Mombasa, Kenya working a medical internship. “While in Kenya, I conducted hygiene [...]

A Closer Look at PVAMU’s Director of Bands

Prairie View A&M University’s Director of Bands, Dr. Timmey Zachery, always has a group of students around him. They call him “Dr. Z.” “The nature of my work motivates you to be the best. It is all about the students,” said Zachery. “If this were Star Wars, I would be Yoda, simply, leading my students [...]

Training the Next Wave of Soldiers

Prairie View A&M University’s Army ROTC Program has flourished in recent years, and most of its success is due to Lieutenant Colonel Reginald Williams. Williams joined PVAMU back in 2016 as a department head and a professor of Military Science. “I’ve been in the Army for 19 years, and I have never seen such an [...]

Ten Students Commissioned into U.S. Army, Navy

On May 11, Prairie View A&M University conducted a Joint Commissioning Ceremony for its Army ROTC and Navy ROTC programs. “With our guest speaker, Navy Veteran and former mayor of Prairie View, Frank D. Jackson, we honored the hard work, dedication, resilience, and duty of cadets turned officers,” said Lieutenant Colonel Reginald Williams, department head [...]

NSF Awards Funding for Biology Professor’s Weed Control Research

The National Science Foundation (NSF) awarded Dr. Yolander Youngblood, assistant professor of Biology at Prairie View A&M University, a $300,000 grant to study the weed Amaranthus palmeri. Amaranthus palmeri is an aggressive weed that is native to our part of the U.S. “This particular plant is considered to be a nuisance weed to some, one that invades [...]