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Anthropology assistant professor honored for teaching excellence


By Heather Rodriguez Kelly Graf Kelly Graf, an assistant professor with the Department of Anthropology, will receive the 2015 Montague Center for Teaching Excellence (CTE) Scholar award in recognition for her success in teaching early in her career. Every year, the Montague-CTE Scholar award is given to one tenure-track faculty member from each college. Recipients […]

Professor awarded for first book


By Tyler Webb Recently, Texas A&M’s Communication professor and women’s and gender studies affiliate, Cara Wallis, was awarded the Bonnie Ritter Award for her first book “Technomobility in China: Young Migrant Women and Mobile Phones.” The Bonnie Ritter Award is given from the Feminist and Women Study Division of the National Communication Association, a professional […]

A&M professor featured in National Geographic


Mike Waters, anthropology professor and director for the Center for the Study of First Americans, is featured in the January 2015 issue of National Geographic magazine for his research on pre-Clovis humans. Begin transcript: The first face of the first Americans belongs to an unlucky teenage girl who fell to her death in a Yucatán […]

Anthropology professor finds new species related to humans

Darryl de Ruiter

By Heather Rodriguez Darryl de Ruiter Darryl de Ruiter, professor in the Department of Anthropology and program coordinator for Biological Anthropology, was part of an international team of scientists that uncovered a new species related to humans in South Africa. Named the Homo naledi, de Ruiter said the species featured a trunk, hands, feet, and […]

Liberal Arts professor among first discoverers of new species of human relative

Darryl de Ruiter

Darryl de Ruiter Texas A&M University professor Darryl de Ruiter was among an international group of scientists who announced Thursday morning they have discovered a new species of human relative in South Africa. Remains of the new species — named Homo naledi — were discovered in September 2013 in a chamber of the Rising Star […]

Major grants to preserve the arts

Daniel Schwartz

By Tyler Webb With two new grants from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH), one of the largest funders of humanities programs in the United States, the College of Liberal Arts at Texas A&M University will be able preserve historical culture and musical arts. Daniel Schwartz Daniel Schwartz, an assistant professor in the Department […]

Liberal Arts professors comment on George P. Bush speech

Jennifer Mercieca of Communication and Kirby Goidel of Public Policy Research Institute comment on Commissioner Bush’s speech.

Faculty to meet with Owen Williams of the Folger Institute


By Heather Rodriguez Owen Williams, the Folger Institute Consortium’s Assistant Director for Scholarly Programs, will give a presentation of exciting research opportunities to Texas A&M University faculty and students on April 27. His talk, “Scholarly Collaboration and Research Opportunities at the Folger Shakespeare Library,” will take place in Glasscock 311 at 3:30 p.m. The consortium […]

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