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KINGSVILLE (January 11, 2021) —Four retired faculty members are being honored as Professor Emeritus—a designation that recognizes their on-going commitment to scholarship. The 2020 Professors Emeriti are: Fred Bryant, professor and Leroy G. Denman Jr. Endowed Director of Wildlife Research of the Caesar Kleberg Wildlife Research Institute (CKWRI); Tim Fulbright, Regents Professor in the department of rangeland and wildlife sciences and Meadows Professor for Arid...

Dr. Scott Henke, Regents Professor and Chair of the Dept. of Rangeland and Wildlife Sciences, presented three new books he wrote to Dr. Mark Hussey, President of Texas A&M University-Kingsville. Dr. David Hewitt, Leroy G. Denman, Jr. Endowed Director of Wildlife Research and Executive Directorof the Caesar Kleberg Wildlife Research Institute (CKWRI) and Dr. Shad Nelson, Dean of the Dick and Mary Lewis Kleberg College of Agriculture and Natural Resources,...

A grant from the United States Department of Agriculture will help launch a new program at Texas A&M University-Kingsville. The grant is a collaboration between the Dick and Mary Lewis Kleberg College of Agriculture and Natural Resources and theCollege of Arts and Sciences. Dr. Maria E. Velez-Hernandez, Assistant Professor of Biological and Health Sciences, is the principal investigator and director of the project. Dr. Shad Nelson, dean of the College of Agriculture,...

B.S. in Agribusiness offered in Bryan at RELLIS Campus Texas A&M University-Kingsville has joined other universities in the Texas A&M-System by offering degree programs in Bryan, Texas at the RELLIS campus. This year, A&M-Kingsville is excited to offer a new program there, a Bachelor of Science in Agribusiness. This Bachelor of Science degree program will provide a major in Agribusiness with applied educational training emphasized in courses such as: agribusiness management, food...

Water is always on the mind in the Lower Rio Grande Valley, especially for those whose livelihoods depend upon consistent and reliable water for irrigating crops. “In times when water supplies are tight, irrigation conservation pays off,” Dr. Lucas Gregory with Texas Water Resources Institute said. “In these types of situations, water that is available needs to be better used and more effectively delivered to the crop where and when it is needed.” Dr....

Dr. Weimin Xi,associate professorand senior ecologistin the biological and health sciences department, is working on two studies thathe hopes will helpbetterunderstand wildfires and how people canprevent thedevastationassociated with them.His projects were funded by the United States Department of Agriculture’s Forest Service for a total of nearly...

A Texas A&M University-Kingsville graduate student was recognized by Rep. Filemon Vela after he visited the East Foundation’s El Sauz Ranch last week. Lisa Zoromski, originally from Wisconsin, is working toward her master’s degree in Range and Wildlife Management from the Caesar Kleberg Wildlife Research Institute at TAMUK. Her research focuses on the social behavior and movement ecology of nilgai antelopes which are known to carry cattle fever ticks,...

Hanging small yellow plastic triangles on citrus trees might be the solution to citrus greening disease, Texas A&M University-Kingsville entomologists said. Asian citrus psyllid (ACP), sap-sucking bugs that cause serious damage to citrus plants, are the vectors of bacterium that causes burned tips, twisted leaves and produces hard, discolored fruit. Texas’ official fruit, the red grapefruit, is among the trees that are threatened by Huanglongbing (HLB) disease. Plants...

Sept. 3, 2019 (Kingsville, TX) - The Caesar Kleberg Wildlife Research Institute (CKWRI) at Texas A&M University-Kingsville announced today, a landmark $2 million gift in support of its Texas Native Seeds Program (TNS). The anonymous gift will create an endowment to support operations of TNS across Texas to develop locally adapted native seed supplies for commercial production and to conduct applied habitat restoration research. The predecessor of TNS, the South Texas...

By Elaine Barnes Coordinator, Alumni and Donor Communications Office of Alumni Services and Giving 361.593.4839 elaine.barnes@tamuk.edu August 23, 2019 (Kingsville, TX) – The Texas A&M University-Kingsville Foundation announced, with gratitude, the largest singular gift from an individual in the university’s almost 100-year history. The $19.5 million bequest is also the leading commitment to date for the university’s first comprehensive...

KINGSVILLE (August 20, 2019) — Officials at the Frank H. Dotterweich College of Engineering at Texas A&M University-Kingsville have received a five-year, $5 million grant from the National Science Foundation to establish a Center for Research Excellence in Science and Technology for Sustainable Water Use...

KINGSVILLE (June 19, 2019) — Texas A&M University-Kingsville has released the names of the students who made the President’s List, Dean’s List and Honor Roll for the spring 2019 semester. In order to qualify for the prestigious President’s List, a student must be enrolled in at least 15...

KINGSVILLE (May 21, 2019) — Texas A&M University-Kingsville hosted the 13th Javelina Research Symposium this spring semester. The winners in the undergraduate category were First place: Francheska Garcia, a senior psychology major from Kingsville. Mentor: Dr. Richard Miller; Project: The Effects of Religiosity and Parenting Styles on Body...

KINGSVILLE (May 17, 2019) — More than 1,050 prospective graduates crossed the stage to receive their degrees during three commencement ceremonies held at the Steinke Physical Education Center at Texas A&M University-Kingsville Friday, May 17. The graduates from the Dick and Mary Lewis Kleberg...

KINGSVILLE (May 9, 2019) — More than 1,050 prospective graduates are ready to cross the stage to receive their degrees during three commencement ceremonies to be held at the Steinke Physical Education Center at Texas A&M University-Kingsville Friday, May...

The Texas A&M University-Kingsville Soil Judging Team competed at the National Collegiate Soils Contest April 14-19 at California Polytechnic State University. The team placed in the Top 10 for the Team Soil Pit Competition. This was the first time a team from Texas A&M-Kingsville advanced to the national competition. They were selected to compete after a third place overall team ranking and first place team pit ranking at the Region IV contest in late 2018. Most...

KINGSVILLE (April 9, 2019) — Dr. Michael Tewes has spent the last 35 years of his life studying the endangered ocelot. Over those years, he has had triumphs and setbacks, but he still works to save his beloved wild cat. During the 37th Annual Faculty Lecture, Tewes addressed some of these attempts to help the elusive...

KINGSVILLE (March 26, 2019) — Dr. Michael Tewes has been studying the elusive ocelot for 35 years. During that time, several ideas have come forward from various agencies and private landowner on how to protect their small number. Tewes will present the 37th Annual Faculty Lecture at 4 p.m.,...

KINGSVILLE (March 7, 2019) — The Wildlife Society Student Chapter from Texas A&M University-Kingsville brought home a number of awards from the Texas Chapter of the Wildlife Society (TCTWS) state meeting. In addition, a number of faculty members also won awards. Kelly Wood, a senior from...

Dr. J. Alfonso ‘Poncho’ Ortega-Santos, Professor and Research Scientist in the Caesar Kleberg Wildlife Research Institute and the Department of Rangeland and Wildlife Sciences at Texas A&M University-Kingsville, has recently published his latest work on wildlife management. His book, Wildlife Ecology and Management in Mexicowas published by Texas A&M University Press and is available now. Ortega-Santos’ book is the English version that has been...

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