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Department of Plant & Soil Science hosts Moroccan Fulbright Scholar Salghi

Department of Plant & Soil Science hosts Moroccan Fulbright Scholar Salghi

Texas Tech’s Department of Plant and Soil Science is hosting a Fulbright Scholar from Morocco this summer. Rachid Salghi, a professor from the University Ibn Zohr Agadir-Morocco, is focusing his research here at Tech on preparation of bio-based materials from biopolymers.  more »

 

CASNR Water Center promotes water quality research through collaboration

CASNR Water Center promotes water quality research through collaboration

Water. It’s one of the basic elements of life. Making sure there’s enough for use in agriculture is of vital importance, and it’s an area of focus for a research center at Texas Tech University – the CASNR Water Center in the College of Agricultural Sciences & Natural Resources.  more »

 

John McGlone tapped for Federation of Animal Science Societies Service Award

John McGlone tapped for Federation of Animal Science Societies Service Award

John McGlone, a professor and institutional official with Texas Tech’s Department of Animal and Food Sciences, has been awarded the Federation of Animal Science Societies Service Award. The national honor was presented on Monday (July 13) at the annual meeting of the American Society of Animal Sciences in Orlando.  more »

 

Cat pheromones may cause increased scratching; focus on scratching devices

Cat pheromones may cause increased scratching; focus on scratching devices

Cats have long been some of the most independent and unpredictable animals on the planet. Now, a Texas Tech researcher may have unlocked the answer to at least part of what a cat is thinking when it comes to what that cat prefers to scratch.  more »

 

Texas Cooperative Fish & Wildlife Research Unit receives science award

Texas Cooperative Fish & Wildlife Research Unit receives science award

The Texas Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit at Texas Tech has been honored with a 2015 ‘Excellence in Science’ Award from the U.S. Geological Survey, officials announced on Monday (Mar. 2). The unit is a partnership between Texas Tech, Texas Parks and Wildlife Department, U.S. Geological Survey, The Wildlife Management Institute and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.  more »

 

International Year of Soils; Recognition of soil as an essential natural resource

International Year of Soils; Recognition of soil as an essential natural resource

Soil researchers have a PSA for the wider, non-soil researching world: soil is not the same as dirt. Dirt is simply soil that has been misplaced from its natural setting, like the stuff tracked into your house and makes a mess. Another difference between soil and dirt is the fact that lowly dirt does not have an entire year dedicated to the celebration of and education for it, as designated by the United Nations.  more »

 

Sorghum hybrid firm is first tenant for Tech’s Research and Technology Park

Sorghum hybrid firm is first tenant for Tech’s Research and Technology Park

An agbiotech company that focuses on sorghum hybrids is the first tenant signed to move into the new Texas Tech Innovation Hub and Research Park. Headquartered in Chicago, Chromatin targets its research in areas such as water scarcity, increasing global demand for food and the limits on fertile land, making a great fit for Texas Tech and the South Plains region.  more »