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Local Scientist Named As U.S. Science Envoy

Posted on · Dr. Peter Hotez is one of four scientists who’ll serve as U.S. Science Envoys beginning this month. The program was created in 2009 as a way to demonstrate the United States’ commitment to science, technology and innovation as tools of diplomacy and economic growth. Science Envoys advise the White House, the Department of State, and […]

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Same Sex Marriage Appeal and Science Envoys: Houston Matters for Friday, Jan. 9, 2015

Posted on · The 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals hears oral arguments Friday in cases involving same-sex marriage bans in Texas, Mississippi and Louisiana. Last February, U.S. District Judge Orlando Garcia ruled the Lone Star state’s same sex marriage ban unconstitutional, saying it deprives citizens equal protection under the law. But he also elected to delay the effect of his […]