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Past Events & Programs


 

2018

December 
Chancellor’s Annual Holiday Luncheon
  • Featuring a presentation by Eli Jones, Dean of the Mays Business School at Texas A&M University . This annual event is hosted by Chancellor and Mrs. John Sharp and was held in the newly opened Doug Pitcock '49 Texas A&M Hotel and Conference Center.

November
Only a Matter of Time: Mega-Quakes & Tsunamis in Cascadia
  • Presented by Richard Colson, Regents Professor Emeritus in the Department of Geology and Geophysics

October
Role of Robotics in Support of Human Spaceflight Missions
  • Presented by Nancy Currie-Gregg, Professor of Engineering Practice, a NASA astronaut, a retired United States Army colonel and master Army aviator, and a member of the Women in Aviation International Hall of Fame. 

May
6th Annual May Forum - Humor and Characterization in Piano Music
  • Presented by Werner Rose, Pianist and Professor Emeritus of Performance Studies, College of Liberal Arts

April
A Chamber of Secrets: Endocrine Control in Fire Ants to Dominate, Eat, and Reproduce
  • Presented by Patricia V. Pietrantonio, Professor of Entomology and AgriLife Research Fellow

February 
Lessons from the Heroine: the Early Years of Mississippi Steamboat Navigation
  • Presented by Kevin Crisman, Professor and Institute of Archeology Fellow in the Department of Anthropology. Introduction provided by Jerry Loving, Distinguished Professor Emeritus of English who provided remarks about Mark Twain, the Mississippi River, and the steamboat era. 
 


2017

December 
Chancellor’s Annual Holiday Luncheon
  • Featuring a presentation by Charles W. Schwartz, Chairman of the Board of Regents for the Texas A&M University System. This annual event is hosted by Chancellor and Mrs. John Sharp and was held in the Chancellor’s Suite at Kyle Field.
 
November  
Science in the Sierra Madre: Insight on Evolution, Experiences in Mexico
  • Presented by Gil Rosenthal, Professor of Biology and of Ecology & Evolutionary Biology, and the co-director of the Centro de Investigaciones Científicas de las Huastecas “Aguazarca”.
 
September 
Architecture that Speaks: S.C.P Vosper and Then Remarkable Building at Texas A&M
  • In conjunction with the publication of their book by Texas A&M Press, the event featured David G. Woodcock, Professor Emeritus of Architecture and Director Emeritus of the Center for Heritage Conservation.  Nancy T. McCoy, an award-winning preservation architect, and Carolyn Brown, an architectural and fine arts photographer.
 
Summer Conversation Series (July)
Spoon River Anthology: A Reprise by Acclaim
  • Introduction by Jerome Loving, editor of Penguin Classics edition of Spoon River Anthology. Readings of select poems by John McDermott, Mary Ann O’Farrell, David Woodcock, Valerie Woodcock, Jerry Loving, Cathy Loving and 5 other pre-selected audience members.
 
May 
5th Annual May Forum - Middle East Meltdown: Causes and Consequences
  • Presented by Ambassador Ryan Crocker, Executive Professor at the George Bush School of Government and Public Policy.  Event also featured remarks from Karan Watson on her time as Provost.
 
April 
The Acropolis of Athens: The Architectural Construction of Memory
  • Presented by Nancy Klein, Department of Architecture.
 
March 
Dolphin Communication: There is Much Going on
  • Presented by Bernd Wursig, University Distinguished Professor of Marine Biology and George P. Mitchell, Chair of Sustainable Fisheries, Texas A&M University Galveston
 

 

2016

December 
Chancellor’s Annual Holiday Luncheon
  • Featuring remarks by Andrew P. Morriss, Dean of Texas A&M University School of Law.  Event sponsored by Chancellor and Mrs. Sharp and held at the Reed House. 
 
November 
Ferocity as Government: The Great Royal Despot at Ur Mesopotamia
  • Presented by Bruce Dickson, Emeritus Professor of Anthropology.
 
October 
Parrots, Pigeons and Penguins: Avian Research at Texas A&M
  • Presented by Ian Tizard, University Distinguished Professor of Immunology and the Richard Schubot Chair in Exotic Bird Health.  Presentation followed by guided tour of the new Schubot Exotic Birth Health Center
 
Summer Conversation Series (July)
LGBT Faculty at Texas A&M University: Historical Perspectives
  • Panelists: Harriette Andreadis, Professor of English and Emeritus at Texas A&M University, Karan Watson, Regents Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Texas A&M University and Larry Hickman, Professor of Philosophy and Emeritus at  Southern Illinois University.  
 
May 
4th Annual Forum
  • Following remarks from Provost Karan Watson, Professor Tim McLaughlin, Head of the Department of Visualization, presented “Creativity and the On-Demand Generation”
 
April 
Cloning Animals: How, Why and Why Not?
  • Presented by Dewey Kraemer, Senior Professor, Department of Veterinary Physiology and Pharmacology
 
March 
Becoming the Bard: Shakespeare’s Popularity then and Now
  • Laura Estill, Assistant Professor, Department of English and editor of the World Shakespeare Bibliography presented a lecture followed by guided tours of the “First Folio” exhibit in the J. Wayne Stark Galleries