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See the Texas A&M University College of Arts and Sciences news from June 2023.

If Congress and the White House fail to take action, Social Security beneficiaries would see a sudden 23% cut in their monthly checks in 2034. Two Texas A&M economists suggest a way forward.

Dr. Anita Rapp '00 is contributing to a new NASA mission to help humanity better understand Earth’s dynamic atmosphere — specifically, ice clouds that form at high altitudes throughout tropical and sub-tropical regions.

Texas A&M astronomer Justin Spilker and collaborators have found complex organic molecules in a galaxy more than 12 billion light-years away from Earth, shedding light on the complex chemistry that goes hand-in-hand with the birth of new stars even in the earliest periods of the universe’s history.

Latino characters have traditionally been underrepresented in mainstream comics. But Spider-Man’s backstory makes him the perfect superhero to be recast as a minority, contends Texas A&M English professor Regina Marie Mills.

Joshua Meléndez-Rivera '24 is one of a record 39 recipients nationwide of a U.S. Department of Energy Computational Science Graduate Fellowship — the third chemist and 10th overall honoree from Texas A&M in the award's history.

As the worst wildfire season on record in Canada continues to wreak environmental havoc on both sides of the border, a Texas A&M atmospheric scientist outlines what it means for human health and what to expect in the coming days and weeks.

Kathleen McElroy '81 will join the Department of Communication and Journalism as part of Texas A&M's renewed effort to train the next generation of media professionals.

This Pride Month, Texas A&M professors Theresa Morris and Chaitanya Lakkimsetti take a deeper look into what the department’s new minor in LGBTQ+ studies means for the expansion of knowledge of the LGBTQ+ community, both at Texas A&M and beyond.

Congratulations to Jeanette Piña ’22, one of 16 national recipients of the 2023 Merck Research Award for Underrepresented Chemists of Color recognizing rising chemists of color and their resilience in pursuit of scientific excellence.

A Texas A&M professor of African American history explains the story behind this important date and its enduring meaning as a celebration of freedom.

Texas A&M professor Dr. Hilaire Kallendorf offers an expert perspective on the annual summer event, complete with our bonus recommendations for self-guided tours of art and green spaces.

This past spring, a dozen Texas A&M undergraduate students got the ultimate high-impact experience — real-time opportunities in severe weather forecasting, storm chasing and collecting atmospheric data in the field, courtesy of a uniquely immersive course offered through the Department of Atmospheric Sciences.

With the fifth installment of the Indiana Jones movie series, “Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny,” set to open in theaters worldwide on June 30, Texas A&M archaeologist Dr. Michael Waters analyzes what is fact and what is fiction when it comes to Dr. Jones’s movie adventures in the world of archaeology and discusses how the movie series has impacted the field during the past 40 years.

Congratulations to Texas A&M nuclear chemist Dr. Sherry Yennello, who has been recognized by the Southeastern Universities Research Association (SURA) with its top annual award celebrating scientific excellence and achievement — the 2023 SURA Distinguished Scientist Award.

Researchers from the Departments of Chemistry and Construction Science found that the versatility of the element vanadium enables technologies that lower carbon dioxide emissions and deliver a greater economy of materials use in many industries.

Atmospheric scientist Dr. Andrew Dessler says coastal residents should be less concerned about the number of storms and more concerned about their overall strength.

If your instincts say a lot of images on Facebook are misleading, you’re right, according to a trio of experts including Texas A&M communication professor Yunkang Yang.

South Korea’s fertility rate fell below the level needed to sustain a population in the mid-1980s, and it never recovered. It is now below one child per woman during her reproductive years. Texas A&M sociology professor Dr. Dudley Poston explains why that's a problem.