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GALLERY: Reception honors PSS leader Richard Zartman for decades of service

GALLERY: Reception honors PSS leader Richard Zartman for decades of service

Friends and colleagues from across the Texas Tech University campus were on hand today (Aug. 28) for a retirement reception honoring Richard Zartman, After more than four decades of teaching, research and eventual administration of Texas Tech’s Department of Plant and Soil Science, Zartman has announced that he will retire from his post as chairman and Leidigh Professor of Soil Physics.  more »

 

GALLERY: Summer cloudburst can’t hold back AgFest, program rolls on

GALLERY: Summer cloudburst can’t hold back AgFest, program rolls on

Members of CASNR’s Dr. Bill Bennett Student Success Center hosted their annual AgFest today (Aug. 28) at the Department of Animal and Food Sciences building here on campus. A summer deluge sent the gathering of students, faculty and staff into the facility’s livestock arena for an afternoon of fun and information.  more »

 

Abidi named associate director of Tech’s Fiber and Biopolymer Research Institute

Abidi named associate director of Tech’s Fiber and Biopolymer Research Institute

A nationally-known researcher in cotton fiber research has been named associate director of Texas Tech University’s Fiber and Biopolymer Research Institute, according to officials within the College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources. Noureddine Abidi, who currently serves as manager of the facility’s Biopolymer Research Laboratory, officially stepped into his new post today (Aug. 27).  more »

 

AFS’s Mindy Brashears receives IAFP Maurice Weber Laboratorian Award

AFS’s Mindy Brashears receives IAFP Maurice Weber Laboratorian Award

A professor in Texas Tech’s Department of Animal and Food Sciences has been selected to receive the prestigious Maurice Weber Laboratorian Award from the International Association for Food Protection. Mindy Brashears, who also serves as director of Tech’s International Center for Food Industry Excellence, was presented the honor on Wednesday (Aug. 6) at a national meeting of the group in Indianapolis.  more »

 

Denim Dyeing; Tech’s FBRI awarded $470,000 Wal-Mart Foundation Grant

Denim Dyeing; Tech’s FBRI awarded $470,000 Wal-Mart Foundation Grant

Texas Tech’s Fiber and Biopolymer Research Institute announced today (Aug. 14) that a research project was awarded more than $470,000 in funding by the Wal-Mart Foundation. The study, titled “Foam Indigo Dyeing of Cotton Yarns: Machine Design and Process Control,” is aimed at reducing the amount of water, contaminants, time, labor, floor space and expense needed to apply indigo dye to denim yarns.  more »