Archive for November, 2013

Please join the Norman Borlaug Institute for International Agriculture at Texas A&M University and the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Thursday, Nov. 14, for the next installment of the 2013 Borlaug Seminar Series.

In his seminar lecture from 7-8p.m., Pierre Ferrari, CEO of philanthropic and international development organization Heifer International, will discuss Heifer’s initiatives and the collaborations that allow the organization to continue its fight against global hunger and poverty.

Ferrari also serves on the board of Ben & Jerry’s Homemade Ice Cream, where he has previously served as chairman and was instrumental in the company’s global commitment to fair trade with vanilla, cocoa and coffee farmers. The former marketer for Coca-Cola USA is also a board member of the Small Enterprise Assistance Fund and an investor and director of Guayaki Sustainable Rainforest Products.

He holds a master’s degree in economics from The University of Cambridge and an MBA from Harvard Business School.

The seminar is free and open to the public and will take place at Texas A&M University’s AgriLife Center, 600 John Kimbrough Blvd., West Campus. Refreshments will be served.

Pierre Ferrari Seminar Flyer

Visit borlaug.tamu.edu/heifer for information.


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Thanks to generous sponsors, you have free meals and the opportunity to network with financial planners, November 21 & 22.

Free Networking Dinner with Financial Planners, Thursday, November 21:   You are invited to attend this networking event being held in conjunction with the Financial Planning Workshop on Friday, November 22.  Over an informal dinner, tables of students and financial planners will discuss the financial planning profession and the future opportunities.  Our keynote speaker for the evening will be Alan Moore, who is chair of the Genesis group within the National Association of Personal Financial Advisors (NAPFA).  Genesis works specifically with students and early-career financial planners.

•        Best Western Atrea at the Best Western Atrea at Old Town, 1920 Austin’s Colony Pkwy, Bryan.

•        Registration at 6:00 pm – Dinner at 6:30 pm (assigned seating) – Dress is business casual

Financial Planning Workshop, Friday, November 22:   The Friday workshop will cover emerging issues and trends in financial planning.  You will also have the opportunity to network over lunch.  To see the agenda, go to http://financialplanning.tamu.edu .

To reserve your place for the event, sign up at https://secureagecon.tamu.edu/formsys/form.php .   Select the form “Free Networking Dinner, Nov 21.”  Let us know if you plan to attend either/both Thursday night and Friday sessions.  Deadline for reservations is Tuesday, November 19, 2013.

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A. Gene Nelson, Senior Professor

Department of Agricultural Economics


Texas A&M University

2124 TAMU

College Station, TX 77843-2124


Office Location: AGLS 210B

Office Phone:    979-862-2527

E-mail:             nelsong@tamu.edu

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In Honor of the 50th Anniversary of the JFK Assassination and Distinguished Professor Clifford Spiegelman’s 65th Birthday, the Department of Statistics at Texas A&M University Proudly Presents:


FRIDAY – November 22, 2013

Speaker: Clifford Spiegelman, TAMU Statistics and William Tobin, Forensic Engineering International

Title: JFK Assassination: Chemistry, Metallurgy, and Statistics Increase Doubt About Lone Gunman Theory

Time: 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM, Room 510, Rudder Tower

Abstract: http://www.stat.tamu.edu/files/abstr-JFKspiegtobin.pdf.

A special reception for faculty and colleagues of Dr. Spiegelman will be held in the Mezzanine at the University Club immediately following the seminar (Rudder 11th floor). For planning purposes, please RSVP to Elaine James (elaine@stat.tamu.edu) by November 15th if you are planning to attend the reception. Thanks!


Elaine James

Administrative Assistant * Events Coordinator Editor of StatLinks * Technical Typist Department of Statistics Texas A&M University

3143 TAMU

College Station, TX 77843-3143


Phone: 979.845.3143

Fax: 979.845.3144

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