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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 »

 

CASNR plant and soil science professor earns prestigious Carnegie Fellowship

CASNR plant and soil science professor earns prestigious Carnegie Fellowship

Theo Udeigwe, an assistant professor in the Texas Tech University Department of Plant and Soil Science, was recently awarded the Carnegie African Diaspora Fellowship (ADF), a program for educational projects at higher education institutions in Africa.  more »

 

Food Safety; AFS’s ICFIE program adapts to environment, needs of society

Food Safety; AFS’s ICFIE program adapts to environment, needs of society

In 1996, the World Food Conference defined food security as existing only when all people, at all times, have access to safe and nutritious food. Worldwide, the United Nations estimates that two billion people and nearly 200 million children under five years old suffer from under nutrition, with more than 3.5 million children dying from under nutrition each year.  more »