September 28, 2020
COVID-19 UPDATE
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Suicide Prevention is Possible
Suicide is a complex public health issue that requires coordination and cooperation among health care providers, individuals and family members, and treatment services and the community. Suicide is preventable. If all of us work together, we can increase the public’s awareness of this public health issue and get people the support they need. See the six ways to reduce the number of suicides here.
VERO Program Awarded
Grant for Critical Research in Cattle Feeding
A research team headed by Dr. Paul Morley, Professor and Director of Research for Texas A&M University and West Texas A&M University’s VERO (Veterinary Education, Research, and Outreach) program, was awarded a $500,000 grant from the Food and Drug Administration to research ways to prevent antimicrobial drug resistance in feedlot cattle.
“This is a great win for the VERO program,” Morley said. “We are conducting high-impact research that’s important to society and to Ag production. Nowhere is this work going to be more impactful than right here locally.”
Department of Chemistry & Physics
Received New Equipment
Forty Project STAR handheld spectrometers
These spectrometers are heavy-duty yet compact version of the traditional spectrometer, and an incredibly durable and accurate device! Used to identify elements (e.g., mercury, sodium, hydrogen, neon) in flame spectra, spectrum tubes, solar spectra, fluorescent lamps and even streetlights.
WT Chemistry TA, Jordan Schneider (upper center, wearing lab coat), instructing students on the proper use of handheld spectrometers.
Photo taken on March 23, 2020.
RSpec Explorer Classroom Video Spectrometer for Gas Tube Spectrum
WT Physics Professor, Dr. David Craig (upper left and bottom right, seated), showing students the hydrogen spectrum with the new RSpec Explorer Video Spectrometer for Gas Tube Spectrum.
Photo taken on March 23, 2020.
Students Get Up-close with Clone
Photo courtesy of Dr. Landry Lockett
On September 16th, ANSC/BIOL 3340, Reproductive Physiology, taught by Dr. John Pipkin, became the first class in the WORLD to see the unique Przewalski's horse clone at Timber Creek Veterinary Clinic!
Wildfire and Allergy cases in Amarillo
Dr. Nabarun Ghosh, Professor of Biology, was featured on News Channel 10 in Amarillo discussing the impact that the wildfires across the nation have had on air quality in the Amarillo area.
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who isn't capable of doing more
than they think they can.”
~Henry Ford