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RESEARCH: Improved intergenerational communication key to preventing misinformation, local study shows
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RESEARCH: Improved intergenerational communication key to preventing misinformation, local study shows

RESEARCH: Improved intergenerational communication key to preventing misinformation, local study shows By Mireilly Gonzalez Bridge Staff InternPublished Thursday, May 5, 2022 Two TAMIU professors discovered a possible key to battle local misinformation. Texas A&M International University Assistant Professor of communication Arthur Soto-Vasquez and Assistant Professor of social sciences Wanzhu Shi worked together on a research article on COVID-19 misinformation. “We found a lot of interesting stuff,” Soto-Vasquez recalled of their joint research. Karla De Leon | Bridge Assistant Professor of communication Arthur Soto-Vasquez looks at the computer screen in his office in the Academic Innovation Center on Apr. 27. One of their key findings revolves around the idea ...
SCIENCE: Lecture examines asteroid impact on dinosaurs
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SCIENCE: Lecture examines asteroid impact on dinosaurs

SCIENCE: Lecture examines asteroid impact on dinosaurs From Staff ReportsPublished Tuesday, March 29, 2022Updated Monday, April 11, 2022, with photos from the event Tomorrow's special lecture proposes a look at the asteroid that scientists say ended the last era of dinosaurs about 65 million years ago. Image credit: NASA/JPL-CaltechThis NASA artist's concept shows a broken asteroid. Scientists believe a giant asteroid, which may have originated in the Main Asteroid Belt of the Sol System, made its way to Earth and possibly brought about the end of the dinosaurs. NASA's WISE mission ruled out the leading suspect, a member of the Baptistina family of asteroids. Scheduled for 7 p.m. tomorrow in the Texas A&M International University Center for the Fine and Performing Arts Rec...
Students compete for glory in campus Smash Bros. tournament
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Students compete for glory in campus Smash Bros. tournament

Students compete for glory in campus Smash Bros. tournament By Juan ReyesBridge Staff WriterPublished Friday, Feb. 4, 2022 As the interest in esports continues to grow and thrive at TAMIU, as well as the rest of the nation, tournaments create a big draw. From 1 to 5 p.m. Friday Nov. 12 at the TAMIU Student Center Ballroom, students gathered to take part in a TAMIU Super Smash Bros. Ultimate tournament. Hosted by the TAMIU Smash Club and OIT, players from across TAMIU attended and participated in this decades-old event to see who wins the bragging rights as the best Super Smash Bros. Ultimate players at TAMIU. TAMIU’s OIT partnered with the TAMIU Smash Club to host a TAMIU-only Smash Bros. Ultimate tournament as a special way to finish off OIT’s Learning Week and a celebration ...
TAMIU esports takes competitive gaming to next level
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TAMIU esports takes competitive gaming to next level

TAMIU esports takes competitive gaming to next level  By Dulce CastellanosBridge contributing writerOriginally published in the print edition on Friday, Nov. 19, 2021 Several of the esports teams on campus are taking it to the next level—not Level 2, but the national level. Call of Duty Esports team member Ivan Larumbe said, “It is a big deal.” Leonard Gonzalez | BridgeAn unidentified esports player live streams on Nov. 2 at the Dusty’s Den Game Room near the Student Center. The National Association of Collegiate Esports, the largest membership association of varsity esports programs at colleges and universities across the U.S., added Texas A&M International University organizations to its ranks. Competing at a varsity level in competitive gaming comes with perks, be...
TAMIU Planetarium set to reopen June 1
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TAMIU Planetarium set to reopen June 1

TAMIU Planetarium set to reopen June 1 By Cesar A. OldhamBridge contributing writerPublished Saturday, April 3, 2021 The Lamar Bruni Vergara Planetarium at TAMIU plans to reopen to the public on June 1 since its March 13, 2020, shutdown for the pandemic. The planetarium officials’ goals are to ignite an interest in children’s lives by teaching them the wonders of life on Earth, the universe and the passage of scientific discovery over time. Its chief official is Director Peter Davis. “I miss having the public and children coming to the planetarium and showing them exciting things about the universe,” Davis said. “The planetarium is ready to open on June 1, if allowed to.” In order to reopen, the Texas A&M International University Planetarium will implement a social dist...
Being No. 1 not so good this time
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Being No. 1 not so good this time

Being No. 1 not so good this time By Erick BarrientosBridge Staff InternPublished Thursday, March 25, 2021 While no longer in quite as crucial of a state, the City of Laredo ranked No. 1, in relation to its population, back in late January for U.S. cities affected by the novel coronavirus. Registered nurse Juan Gallegos said it surprised him by the amount of rising cases in the city. Also unfazed by this news, he acknowledges Laredo’s status as a major land port and the lack of education people received about COVID-19. courtesy Alissa Eckert | CDCThe novel cornavirus (SARS-CoV-2), which causes the disease COVID-19. “We have commerce coming in and going out, even with the bridges closed down,” Gallegos said. “There are people crossing every single day [between the two countr...
University reorganizes science labs for student safety
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University reorganizes science labs for student safety

University reorganizes science labs for student safety By Gabriela ChapaBridge Staff InternPublished Monday, Oct. 12, 2020 In an attempt to further prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus, the University reorganized many of its science labs for Fall 2020. The new Texas A&M International University Flex courses and other virtual classroom options, such as the changes to science labs, make up part of a new University plan unveiled in August. “This TAMIU Back Together Plan is the product of five committees formed by President Arenaz that included faculty, staff, students and administrators,” according to the TAMIU student FAQs on the coronavirus webpage. “Their recommendations, along with guidance from The Texas A&M University System, guides our safe return to campus thi...
CARES Act provides campus loaner laptops
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CARES Act provides campus loaner laptops

CARES Act provides campus loaner laptops By Gabriela ChapaBridge Staff InternPublished Monday, Sept. 14, 2020 Purchasing 500 laptops for its new Student Loaner Laptop Program, TAMIU helps students continue course attendance during the fall semester. As the times continue to change due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the return to face-to-face classes, Texas A&M International University released a new program where students can check out a laptop for the semester. The Student Loaner Laptop Program was created through the TAMIU CARES Program with the goal of helping students who struggle with technology and want to continue their classes. TAMIU purchased these devices that are being distributed to students. Students enrolled in both Fall and Spring semesters will be able to kee...
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Creating rainbows from Laredo to Philadelphia

Creating rainbows from Laredo to Philadelphia By Alejandra PeÑaBridge contributing writer Published March 30, 2020 With a couple of solutions, the formation of a rainbow was expected to lead the TAMIU Chemistry Club to victory in its visit to the American Chemical Society National Meeting. This Philadelphia conference ended up being cancelled due to the SARS-CoV-2 cornoavirus pandemic, which causes the disease known as COVID-19. “As the Chemistry Club, our mission is to make the students aware that chemistry isn’t as hard or scary as they think,” Chemistry Club Vice President Kathia Gloria said. The conference was scheduled from March 22 to 26. It would have been the third consecutive year for the University’s organization. They expected to bring back an award. “The Ch...
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Social media saves

While the force of Hurricane Harvey was quite visible, an almost unseen digital force helped behind the scenes with rescue and recovery efforts. Heavy rainfall from the remains of Harvey flooded several counties in East Texas, displacing approximately 30,000 Texans, according to a statement from FEMA, and thousands waited to be rescued in late August. (more…)
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