Texas Tech University's Graduate School has announced the recipients of this year's awards, which recognize the quality of work shown in graduate students' theses and dissertations. This year those honored included topics in biological and life sciences. Students were nominated by their discipline's faculty members for the cash award donated by the Helen Jones Foundation.
The Llano River Field Station, the strategic arm of the Texas Tech University Center at Junction, has been presented this year's 'Education and Public Service Award' by the Universities Council on Water Resources. Researchers at the field station, including several from the Tech's College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources, collaborate on studying and solving the issues of the region and beyond, including watershed, range science and environmental education and public engagement.
A major facelift for some of Texas Tech's most iconic scenes is winding down this summer. The greening of the West Library Mall and the area surrounding Tech's iconic Dairy Barn are part of a $2.5 million campus beautification project that included the university's Broadway Avenue entrance and Memorial Circle.