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June, 2012 Archive

Commencement: Spring semester ends on high note for CASNR graduates

Monday, June 11th, 2012

More than 3,600 Texas Tech students, including 161 from the College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources, received diplomas at the university’s commencement ceremonies Saturday (May 19) at the United Spirit Arena in Lubbock. (more…)


Growth Spurt; West Texas cotton crop expected to surge 40 percent

Wednesday, June 6th, 2012

Cotton output in West Texas, the top producing U.S. region, will jump at least 40 percent this year and may double if precipitation increases, said Darren Hudson, director of Texas Tech University’s Cotton Economics Research Institute. (more…)


AAEC’s Knight tapped for new investigator financial disclosure committee

Tuesday, June 5th, 2012

A noted professor of agricultural and applied economics has been asked to join a new faculty-led Investigator Financial Disclosure Committee at Texas Tech. Thomas Knight, a Horn Professor and Emabeth Thompson Professor of Risk Management with the Department of Agricultural and Applied Economics, joins eight other campus experts who’ll provide guidance about policy to manage Texas Tech institutional conflicts of interest and develop and monitor management plans when a potential conflict is identified. (more…)


Update; Texas Tech receives national research university designation

Tuesday, June 5th, 2012

Texas Tech received official notice today (May 25) from the State Auditor’s Office that it has met the necessary criteria and is now eligible to receive a share of the state’s National Research University Fund. Inclusion to the fund moves the university a step closer toward its ultimate goal of becoming a nationally competitive research university. (more…)


AFS’s Nathan Tapp research poster honored at IAFP European Symposium

Tuesday, June 5th, 2012

A meat science and muscle biology graduate student from Texas Tech’s Department of Animal and Food Sciences has been awarded first place honors for his research poster at the International Association for Food Protection European Symposium on Food Safety in Warsaw, Poland. (more…)


Welcome to LBB: Texas Tech set to host Texas 4-H Roundup for first time

Monday, June 4th, 2012

For the first time, the 2012 Texas 4-H Roundup was held in Lubbock on the Texas Tech University campus. Running from June 11-15, the meeting was the pinnacle event for Texas 4-H, drawing more than 4,000 youth and adults each year. (more…)


Landscape Architecture’s Gilbert, Janks share their vision for a Fort Worth park

Monday, June 4th, 2012

How do you get two Red Raiders to do at least $10,000 of work for free? This is no joke. Fort Worth is reaping the rewards of a life lesson for two recent Texas Tech graduates. Zach Gilbert and David Janks used their senior project to realize the potential for Marine Creek Lake Park. (more…)