With partial funding provided by the MSC L.T. Jordan Institute for International Awareness, Camille Goblet traveled to the Chaco region of Paraguay on July 2- July 16, 2017, to conduct physical exams and collect samples for various health parameters on Chacoan and white-lipped peccaries, an endangered species native to the region.
With partial funding provided by the MSC L.T. Jordan Institute for International Awareness, Annah traveled to Tunisia to research the ecological factors driving the distribution of Ixodes ricinus, the tick vector that transmit Borrelia burgdoferi, the causative agent of Lyme disease in Europe and Northern Africa.
With partial funding provided by the MSC L.T.Jordan Institute of International Awareness, Brianna traveled to Costa Rica to research the reproductive physiology of the olive ridley sea turtles over a nesting season while also developing non-invasive ultrasound and assay-based tools to determine female health, feeding status and reproductive state.
The MSC L.T. Jordan Institute for International Awareness, in partnership with MSC OPAS, Muslim Student Association, and International Student Association, is proud to announce their newest program to hit the BCS area- Made in America: an International Experience. The program will feature comedy sets by popular comedians Azhar Usman and Hasan Minhaj.
Usman, returning to Texas A&M after performing on the campus back in 2016, has done comedy tours around the United States in the past, collaborated with comedian Dave Chappelle and performed at comedy festivals, including “Allah Made Me Funny.” Minhaj, a Senior Correspondent for Comedy Central’s The Daily Show with Trevor Noah, and star of the Netflix Special “Homecoming King” which highlights stories from Minhaj’s life as a first generation Indian-American Muslim, will be headlining the show.
Following the sets, both comedians will participate in a Q&A session, and interact with the audience.
The program will take place on March 27th at 7pm in Rudder Auditorium, but tickets are on sale now, and are available at the MSC Box Office, or online at boxoffice.tamu.edu. Make sure to get your tickets early, to ensure best available seats!
Joel Taylor is a Master’s candidate at the Bush School. Joel and his team traveled to 9 different districts in Uganda this past December to research on existing refrigeration and freezing practices for protecting and preserving perishable agricultural and pharmaceutical products. Through his experience abroad, Joel gained a better understanding of food logistics in East Africa as it relates to temperature controlled supply chains. Come hear about Joel’s experience and what he learned!
Leigh Ellyn Preston is a DrPH candidate in Epidemiology and Environmental Science at the Texas A&M School of Public Health. Leigh traveled to Quito, Ecuador to research the environmental health infrastructure issues and zoonotic exposures that potentially influence diarrheal disease in urban neighborhoods versus rural neighborhoods. While abroad, Leigh also had a goal to identify barrios on the islands of San Cristobal and Santa Cruz with higher incidence rates of parasitic infections. Come hear about Leigh’s experience and what she learned!