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How to Submit


Internal vs External Proposals Proposals are submitted for internal (institutional) support or to an external sponsor. Applications submitted to external sponsors that require a detailed budget are submitted by TAMU on your behalf via your CLLA Proposal Administrator in the Sponsored Research Services (SRS) office.  Some Fellowship proposals may be submitted by the faculty member without […]

Alumna’s job polling difficult-to-reach populations

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Research Analyst, Samantha Chiu ’09 Sometimes, things just all come together. Such is the case for the career of Samantha Chiu, a graduate from the Department of Political Science, who now works in the Washington, D.C. Metropolitan Area at D3 Systems, a polling firm that conducts survey research around the world with a specialization in […]

Liberal Arts graduate students to be honored

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By Heather Rodriguez The Association of Former Students will honor 14 students with the Distinguished Graduate Student Award on April 27—and half of the recipients are from the College of Liberal Arts. At the ceremony, each student will receive a framed certificate and custom gold watch from the Association. The program will be part of […]

Checklist: How to Apply for External Funding


External grants and fellowships are important sources of funding to faculty. Liberal Arts is very supportive of efforts to obtain external funding. Practical steps are listed below.  Please contact Julie Masser to discuss your ideas or concerns at any stage of the process or request an “outside eye” review of your draft. Develop a novel, […]

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 […]

Psychology grad uses role as CEO to give back

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Psychology major to CEO, Gay Wathen (right) Former student Gay Gill Wathen has worked in the oil field business for 34 years. Fresh out of college, Wathen wasn’t sure how she was going to use her psychology degree. Today, as the president of oil company Gill Services, she said she uses her degree daily. “You […]

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 […]

New media implications on geopolitics to be discussed at Fallon-Marshall Lecture


Associate Professor Randy Kluver By Tyler Webb Randy Kluver, associate professor in the Department of Communication, will discuss the geopolitical impacts of new media in the annual Fallon-Marshall Lecture on April 24. In his lecture, titled “Crowd-sourced espionage? There’s an app for that… The Geopolitics of New Media,” Kluver will focus largely on social media—especially […]

Liberal Arts student strives to reduce response time to gun violence


By Sebastian Maldonado Philosophy student Luke Neese is leading a multidisciplinary group of students to produce a cost-effective acoustic gunshot detection system, aptly named “Acoustic Shield.” Neese presented the idea at a three-day start-up event hosted by Startup Aggieland, a student-designed campus business accelerator for entrepreneurial endeavors. The team behind the effort includes Luke Neese, […]

Anthropology professor finds new species related to humans

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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 […]