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Dr. Deland Myers On How Community-Focused Solutions Are Essential to Improve Food Security

Dr. Deland Myers is taking on a big task: trying to solve hunger in Texas. Luckily, he’s not alone. Thanks to the way Prairie View’s Agriculture Department is structured, he’s able to work with researchers in areas ranging from soil science to sociology to develop a holistic approach to keeping people fed. He explained how [...]

PVAMU research details African Red Dust’s rising threat to health and environment

A conversation with Dr. Richard Griffin can give you a whole new way of thinking about dust, and not the kind you sweep and remove from homes, apartments and offices. Specifically, Dr. Griffin studies the red dust of West Africa that can carry toxins while travel-ing right across the Atlantic Ocean in the high winds [...]

PVAMU student studying abroad in Switzerland, Italy, Croatia this summer

This summer, Ines Frazier, a second-year agriculture major and chemistry minor at Prairie View A&M University, will participate in Switzerland’s School for International Training’s (SIT) Study Abroad Program for Food Security and Nutrition. The PVAMU Honors Program student will spend six weeks, from June 3-July 15, examining food security, nutrition, sustainable agriculture, genetically modified organisms [...]

PVAMU Dean Leads Bangladesh Development Initiative

Dr. Munir Quddus, professor and dean of Prairie View A&M University’s College of Business, was born and educated in the South Asian country of Bangladesh. Since coming to the United States at the age of 22 to get his master’s and doctorate degrees, he has made it one of his life’s missions to work for [...]

Bonner scheduled to speak at Akita International University in Japan

Later this month, Dr. Fred A. Bonner, II, Professor and Endowed Chair in Prairie View A&M University’s Whitlowe R. Green College of Education, will speak at Akita International University in Japan. The provost of the university invited him to campus to deliver a series of lectures to faculty and students. “One lecture will focus on [...]

PVAMU to host inaugural Research Week

Prairie View A&M University will host its first ever Research Week on April 10-12. Initiated by the Office of Research, Innovation, and Sponsored Programs, in partnership with the Texas Juvenile Crime Prevention Center (under the College of Juvenile Justice and Psychology), the event will feature research work done by faculty members, scientists, and undergraduate and [...]

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. The event's mission is to promote the talented business and STEM students within the African American [...]

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 [...]

Architecture Professor to use AIA Grant to help portion of Houston’s aging population

The American Institute of Architects’ Design for Aging Knowledge Community selected Assistant Professor Jessica April Ward in Prairie View A&M University’s School of Architecture as a 2019-2020 AIA Design for Aging Fellow. As a fellow, Ward will use a $10,000 grant to further research being done in PVAMU’s Regenerative Design Studio course – one of [...]

PVAMU welcomes Dr. Mathew Knowles, President and CEO of Music World Entertainment for a lecture presentation

Prairie View A&M University College of Business welcomes Dr. Mathew Knowles to campus on Wednesday, February 20 at 3:30 pm, for a presentation, “The Fundamentals of Entrepreneurship: The Business of Music, Film and Entertainment Industry."  The lecture will take place in the Agriculture/Business Multipurpose Building in the Ernest Boyd and Floretta Brown Collins Auditorium. Dr. Knowles is an author, [...]