As part of its work in the Public Humanities, the Glasscock Center collaborates with various programs, initiatives, and external organizations to benefit faculty and students in interdisciplinary humanities research at Texas A&M University, local communities, and the wider world beyond the academy.
Brazos Valley Reads (BVR) is a community effort organized by Texas A&M University’s department of English. The program was started in 2005 to encourage bridge-building between TAMU students and faculty, and the Brazos Valley community at large. For the past 13 years, BVR has invited internationally recognized authors, including Geraldine Brooks, Ernest Gaines, Sandra Cisneros, Tim O’Brien, Sherman Alexie, Maxine Hong Kingston, Julia Alvarez, Jennifer Clement, and Joy Castro.
The Glasscock Center provides major co-sponsorship of BVR events.
The Folger Institute is a center for research at the Folger Shakespeare Library. The Glasscock Center supports Texas A&M’s participation as one of 45 members of the Folger Institute’s Consortium. The Institute offers undergraduate and graduate students and faculty in early modern humanities new communities of scholarly practice, guided access to the Folger’s world class special collections, and innovative opportunities to disseminate research to a variety of audiences, both scholarly and public.
Over the last 5 years, faculty and students at TAMU have received funding from the Folger Institute to participate in seminars, symposia, and workshops.
The mission of Humanities Texas is educational excellence. Through programs that improve the quality of classroom teaching, support libraries and museums, and create opportunities for lifelong learning, they advance education throughout the state.
The Glasscock Center has partnered with Humanities Texas on several events over the years. Most recently, we collaborated with TAMU’s Veterans Resource & Support Center to bring Humanities Texas’s Veterans’ Voices program to campus through a series of discussions held in April 2019.
Previous collaborations include: “Pivotal U.S. Elections: American Democracy at Issue” (2016), “The Two World Wars” (2017)
The “LAUNCH” office is a collaboration of six teams that work together supporting students, faculty, and staff across the Texas A&M University System. Through community building, high-impact practices, personal and professional development opportunities, and the recognition of excellence, LAUNCH encourages all Aggies to expand their minds, take on challenges, dare to dream, and get involved.
The Glasscock Center collaborates with LAUNCH: Undergraduate Research on the Glasscock Undergraduate Summer Scholars program.