March 17, 2020

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The 12th Can, a student-run food pantry affiliated with the Brazos Valley Food Bank, is organizing a food drive in partnership with the Texas A&M Foundation to assist students, faculty and staff facing food insecurity in the wake of COVID-19. Through April 30, members of the local community can donate food items to the 12th Can at a drop-off location located outside the Jon L. Hagler Center, the Texas A&M Foundation’s headquarters, at 401 George Bush Drive in College Station, Texas.


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Every Monday - bush school pandemic expert gives
weekly coronavirus updates

Want to hear what Bush School experts are saying about COVID-19? On Monday, April 13,
Dr. Christine Crudo Blackburn will join us live on Facebook for the third in her series of
weekly discussions on current research on COVID-19, virus updates, and local/global predictions.

Every Thursday - The COVID-19 Fight

Scientists and other experts from throughout The Texas A&M University System speak
with Chancellor John Sharp about their roles in the fight against COVID-19 on television at
7 p.m. on Thursdays on KAMU-TV. Check your local listings or tune in
on the Texas A&M System's YouTube channel.  


The magic of this place was never meant to stay in this place. It was always supposed to
follow you. So let it follow you wherever you go and in everything you do and know in your
heart that this conflict will pass and Aggieland will be waiting for you, always.


Texas A&M Law faculty experts share practical, fact-based information regarding how the
CARES Act is affecting those of us in Texas in this free webinar series addressing the
impacts of the CARES Act for individuals, small businesses, and the health care sector.

April 7, 2020 - Remote home office setup and tips

School of Public Health Ergonomist and Department Head, Dr. Mark Benden gives a webinar on 
setting up your home office.  He covers workstation setup, environmental factors and many 
other tips for getting the most out of your home office.  

April 2, 2020 - Texas A&M Epidemiologist Aiding local
COVID-19 response

The School of Public Health's Rebecca Fischer explains how she and other faculty members
are tracking the virus locally.

March 31, 2020 - expert from the texas A&M School of public health
department of epidemiology and biostatistics 

Dr. Rebecca Fischer shares some of she is doing at the Texas A&M School of Public
Health and gives an outlook on the pandemic in Texas.

March 24, 2020 - Leading remote teams in a crisis environment
led by general (ret.) stan mcchrystal

Due to the uncertainty caused by COVID-19, large organizations must plan for remote
and disrupted work for indefinitely. This webinar addresses how leaders communicate
clearly, focus their organization on the most critical tasks and how they build a culture
of communication, transparency, and connection. 

Aggies Respond 

April 22, 2020 - The Distanced Church: Religious
communities and COVID-19

Communication professor, Heidi Campbell, releases an eBook responding to how
COVID-19 has forced religious leaders to wrestle with how to suddenly do religious
services via digital platforms. 

April 21, 2020 - ‘Disease triangle’
indicates COVID-19 peak isn’t the end

Plants are no strangers to diseases and devastating outbreaks. Humans can learn
a valuable lesson from them when it comes to the current COVID-19 pandemic,
according to a Texas A&M professor. 

April 20, 2020 - Texas A&M Chemist Cautiously Optimistic
Regarding Remdesivir Clinical Trial Results

As a chemical biologist at Texas A&M University, Wenshe Ray Liu has a vested interest in 
preliminary results from a University of Chicago clinical trial using the experimental
drug remdesivir to treat patients suffering from COVID-19. 

Texas a&M responds: Covid-19

From innovation to virtual engagement, from the economy to our society, from animals and 
agriculture to government and health, Texas A&M brings an extraordinary breadth and depth
of knowledge and experience during this global pandemic. 

AGGIES AID With masks

See the video created by Aggie Engineers that gives a step-by-step method for making protective
medical masks.  Now Aggie neighbors are joining in on the effort. Hero Mask Makers Brazos
Community Coalition

Protect yourself from two common
hacking threats during covid-19

Brandon Neff ’99 and Dr. Joe Tidwell '99, owners of the nationwide business risk intelligence
and mitigation company SCAN13, explain how you can protect yourself from two common
hacking threats during COVID-19.

Clinic built by students used
as covid-19 testing site

Thanks to two groups of students, mobile medical clinics have been designed and built to provide
COVID-19 testing sites. A clinic built by Texas A&M construction science students is serving
residents in South Texas’ Nueces County, while the student organization BUILD, which converts
shipping containers into medical clinics, has sent one of its clinics to Houston-area
Memorial Hermann Hospital. 

Aggie veterinary labs distributing
2,000 covid-19 sampling kits

The FDA-compliant swab kits will be donated to hospitals across Texas. 

Leader Messages 

June 1, 2020 - Foundation president tyson voelkel update

As the state of Texas begins to reopen, read an update on a few of the positive developments
that have occurred at the Foundation in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic.

April 1, 2020 - university President michael k. Young
Announces launch of new site

Texas A&M Responds: COVID 19, is created to house stories of hope and healing, of triumph
over tragedy, of great compassion and selfless service. 

March 25, 2020 - Foundation president tyson voelkel update 

Even as COVID-19 pandemic continues to evolve, the Foundation's focus remains
on building a brighter future for Texas A&M University.