Ibuprofen use leads to extended lifespan in several species, study shows

COLLEGE STATION — A common over-the-counter drug that tackles pain and fever may also hold keys to a longer, healthier life, according to a Texas A&M AgriLife Research scientist. Regular doses of ibuprofen extended the lifespan of multiple species, according to research published in the journal Public Library of Science-Genetics. “We first used baker’s yeast, […]

Weiner Endowment for International Excellence established at Texas A&M ag economics

Writer: Blair Fannin, 979-845-2259, b-fannin@tamu.edu Contact: Dr. Parr Rosson, 979-845-2116, prosson@tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION – The Weiner Endowment for International Excellence has been established in the agricultural economics department at Texas A&M University to further enhance study abroad programs and advanced degree offerings, according to Dr. Parr Rosson, department head. Brian and Tina Weiner of San […]

Texas A&M introduces master’s of agriculture degree with emphasis on meat industry

Contact: Dr. Gary Smith, 979-845-1541, gary.smith@ag.tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION – Students seeking a master’s degree of agriculture in animal science at Texas A&M University now have the ability to choose to follow a curriculum specifically designed to emphasize the meat industry, according to officials. The new emphasis for the degree plan provides students who have a […]

‘Texas-bred’ wheat traits headed to Africa

AgriLife Research study develops international collaboration to fight drought Writer: Kay Ledbetter, 806-677-5608, skledbetter@ag.tamu.edu Contact: Dr. Shuyu Liu, 806-677-5600, SLiu@ag.tamu.edu Dr. Amir Ibrahim, 979-845-8274, aibrahim@ag.tamu.edu Dr. Jackie Rudd, 806-677-5600, jcrudd@ag.tamu.edu Silvano Ocheya, sassanga@neo.tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION – Texas-bred wheat, by way of Amarillo and College Station, will find tiny bits of itself in new breeds of […]

Urban Riparian Symposium coming to Austin Feb. 11-13

AUSTIN — An Urban Riparian Symposium will be hosted Feb. 11-13 at the Palmer Events Center in Austin by the Texas Water Resources Institute, Texas Riparian Association, the city of Austin’s Watershed Protection Department, Texas A&M Forest Service and Texas Parks and Wildlife Department. Workshops are scheduled for 1-5 p.m. on Feb. 11, with the […]

Texas Operation: Military Kids receives $10,000 donation from Stripes

Donations from Stripes Convenience Stores to 4-H in Texas, neighboring states now exceeds $800,000 KILLEEN – Texas Operation: Military Kids has another reason to be thankful this season due to a recent $10,000 donation from Stripes Convenience Stores as a result of a two-month-long   fundraising effort by the company, according to Texas Military 4-H program […]

Warrens honored at ribbon-cutting, classroom-naming celebration at Texas A&M

COLLEGE STATION – Texas A&M University’s department of agricultural leadership, education, and communications has named a classroom in the Agriculture and Life Sciences Building in honor of donors Ty and Ebony “Kesha” Warren. A ribbon cutting for the occasion was held Nov. 7. “The Ty ’03 and Ebony Warren Model Classroom will provide a vehicle […]

Water quality training Dec. 4 in Corpus Christi will focus on Oso Creek, Oso Bay

CORPUS CHRISTI – A Texas Watershed Steward workshop on water quality issues related to Oso Creek and Oso Bay will be held from 1-5 p.m. Dec. 4 in Room 106 of the Del Mar Economic Development Center, 3209 South StaplesSt. in Corpus Christi. The workshop is presented by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service and […]

Five inducted into Tyrus R. Timm Honor Registry

Writer: Blair Fannin, 979-845-2259, b-fannin@tamu.edu Contact: Dr. Ed Rister, 979-845-4911, e-rister@tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION – Five business professionals were recently inducted into the Tyrus R. Timm Honor Registry in the department of agricultural economics at Texas A&M University during a dinner and reception in Bryan. The inductees are Cody Catalena (‘97), Lynn Elliott (‘73), Larry Kokel […]