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Ask the Experts: Lee Cohen

The Department Chair of Psychology answers your questions about New Year's resolutions.

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Students Win Big in State Writing Competition

The students placed in the top three of the Texas Association of Creative Writing Teachers event.

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Professor Writes Most Downloaded Article

Greta Gorsuch's article focuses on repeated reading for second-language learners.

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Chemistry Celebrates Opening of Renovated Room

The facility will support computational aspects of research in areas related to chemistry, biochemistry, materials science and chemical engineering.

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Caveman Politics: Instincts Play Role in Our Decisions

Researchers suggest physical formidability affects preference in political leadership.

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How Sports Can Open Doors For Young Latinas

Participation in sports, a way for Latinas to gain a greater degree of acceptance.

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Eye-Tracking Devices Help Disabled Use Computers

The affordable devices can enable those with hand-mobility challenges to use their eyes to navigate the Web.

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Red Planet Channels Likely Formed by Lava

What scientists have interpreted as ancient riverbeds, are more likely to be lava flows.

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Professor Seeks to Make an International Impact

Ron Milam will travel to Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, to lecture on America’s role in international affairs.

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Meet Laura Beard: Literary Critic and Feminist Scholar

I became interested in women’s autobiography around the same time I began calling myself a feminist.

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Researchers Receive Grant to Study Oil Spill

The $115,000 grant will be used to collect samples of a common bait fish a year after the spill.

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Birds Eavesdrop to Find Safe Neighborhoods

Ovenbirds and veeries eavesdrop on their enemies to find safer spots to build their nests.

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Tech Students Become Instant World Travelers

Kendra Phelps and Julie Meadows will travel to Malaysia through the Fulbright U.S. Student Program.

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College Receives $1.2 Million Gift

The Institute for the Teaching and Study of Free Market Economics will fund three faculty positions.

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Alumnus Creates One Million Dollar Endowment

Jay and Lucy Vollet, visited the College of Arts & Sciences this past semester to announce a $1 million planned gift to the Department of Biological Sciences. The gift will establish two endowed professorships.

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Society Earns Physics Awards

The chapter was named as an Outstanding SPS Chapter as well as a second consecutive Marsh W. White Outreach Award winner.

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'Save the Frogs Day' Highlights Biology Research

Two Texas Tech biologists are trying to understand the factors causing increased mortality of frogs.

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Weather One Major Cause for Texas Wildfires

Assistant Professor Dylan Schwilk said La Niña has much of the blame for the recent wildfires.

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Philosophy Student Rings In on 'Jeopardy'

Jason Rhode attributes his degree for the critical thinking skills necessary for the iconic quiz show.

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Professor Receives Lifetime Achievement Award

Eta Sigma Phi recently awarded Edward V. George the 2011 ESP Lifetime Achievement Award.

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Expert Appears in 'Discover Magazine: Changing Planet'

Katharine Hayhoe answered questions about the impacts of climate change at a town hall meeting at Yale University.

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25 Years Later: Amazing Adaptation in Chernobyl

This corner of Ukraine is not the predicted nuclear desert, but resembles a pristine, untouched wilderness.

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Tech Makes Forbes’ Top 10 for Minority Outreach Education

Texas Tech ranked No. 7 out of 20 institutions in the "Best Colleges for Women and Minorities in STEM" survey.

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Researchers Continue Search for Elusive New Particles

Though sought at much higher energies than before, researchers have not given up finding any possible hints of new physics.

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Researchers Receive $1.45 Million NSF Grant

The grant will be used to encourage 60 students to pursue and complete degrees in math and biology.

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Research on Potential Contaminants Binding To Nanoparticles

As nanotechnology becomes one of the next scientific frontiers, very little is known about how nanoparticles will react in the environment.

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The Man Behind the Voice

Texas Tech alumnus is leaving his footprint on the aftermath of the Haiti earthquake.

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Wind Researchers Win DOE Research and Development Award

Mid-size turbines and wind forecasting draw research dollars.

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Researchers Teach Iraqi Delegation How to Fund Research

Six Iraqi government officials came to learn how to fund scientific and technological research and develop science policy in their country.

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New Method Could Lead to Better Treatments

New Method Could Lead to Better Treatments for Cancer and Heart Disease. Texas Tech Chemist is studying cell death with a $520,000 NIH grant.

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Wind Researchers Win DOE Research and Development Award

Mid-size turbines and wind forecasting draw research dollars.

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New Faculty in Arts & Sciences

The College of Arts & Sciences has 25 new faculty members, 23 of whom are on campus this fall.

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The Great Tornado Chase

Texas Tech researchers work to solve the mystery of the tornado after a 6-week journey across the Great Plains.

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Horn Professor Named ACS Fellow

Richard A. Bartsch named to second class of Fellows for his work removing dangerous metal ions from wastewater.

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Psychology Students Help Cancer Patients

A group of psychology doctoral students provides psychosocial services for cancer patients by teaming up with the Southwest Cancer Treatment and Research Center.

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Researchers Extend Diplomacy Through Science in Iraq

The program is an outgrowth of faculty involvement in the reconstruction of science, technology and engineering capacity in Iraq.

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History Professors Sculpt Future of International Relations

Ron Milam and Justin Hart spread their knowledge to Vietnam's educators in an intensive five-day course.

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Researchers Set to Find Why Chemical Reactions Work

With the help of international collaboration, Texas Tech uses computers to learn what happens on a basic level.

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Secret of Success For Mysterious Caribbean Bats

Research has uncovered what was necessary for an uncommon hybrid species of bats to thrive where other mammal hybrids have failed.

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History Professors Sculpt Future of International Relations

Ron Milam and Justin Hart spread their knowledge to Vietnam's educators in an intensive five-day course.

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Fulbright Scholar to Increase Knowledge of Malaysia

During a 10-month trip, Mark McGinley will collect environmental information at the University of Malaya.

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Math Professor Teaches the Equation to Success

Former gold medal winner Razvan Gelca trains top high school mathletes for the International Mathematical Olympiad.

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Researchers Embark on VORTEX2 Project

Researchers Embark on VORTEX2 Projec

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Horn Professor Wins Order of Don Quijote Award

Janet Pérez has been honored by Sigma Delta Pi, the National Hispanic Honor Society, for her service in Hispanic scholarship..

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Professors Receive Prestigious Research Grants

Pal, Wang and Grave de Peralta were awarded about $1.2 million to further research in chemotherapy, thermoelectrics and plasmonics.

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Gene-Mapping Study Could Lead to Better Agriculture

Chemist David Knaff and a team of researchers have discovered a way help scientists engineer stronger plants in the future.

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Extinct Crocodiles Robbed the Cradle of Mankind

With devilish horned ridges above each eye, Crocodylus anthropophagus probably waited patiently for hominid prey to come a little too close to the water’s edge.

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Professor Recovers Data from Apollo Missions

Geosciences expert Seiichi Nagihara is helping NASA restore and reanalyze data received from the moon.

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Horn Professors Named

Linda Allen, Professor of Mathematics & Statistics, named Horn Professor.

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Global Climate Change Still a Reality

Despite recent questions, associate professor Katharine Hayhoe believes global warming is occurring.

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On the Streets: Why Homeless People Refuse Shelter

In his new book, sociologist Jason Wasserman uncovers shortcomings of social assistance programs.

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Time to Quit Your Job? Some Tips From an Ancient Chinese Philosopher

Philosophy professor Howard Curzer on his paper "Take Your Job and Shove it: Mencius on Resigning and the Doctrine of the Mean."

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An Inside View of Junior Officers in the Vietnam War

Vietnam combat veteran Ron Milam publishes first scholarly book challenging stereotype that junior officers were poorly trained, unmotivated and guilty of atrocious behavior.

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"Twilight" Vampires Deviate From Classic Dracula

Vampire expert, Erin Collopy, explains the transition from vampires of mythology to the modern, sensitive and more seductive vampire.

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Saving the Language of the People

A Texas Tech linguist begins a journey to preserve and teach the Comanche language.

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Researchers Hope to Solve Universe's Riddles

Scientists hope the $10 billion Large Hadron Collider and Compact Muon Solenoid will prove the existence of matter’s smallest building blocks.

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Partnership in Ireland, Italy Yields New Discovery

Research could lead to greater understanding of ionic liquids used in high-efficiency solar cells; cheaper, more environmentally friendly rocket fuel additives.

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Texas Tech Physics Professors Earn NIH Grant

Beth Thacker and Kelvin Cheng will test several different areas of introductory physics instruction.

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Debate Team Still in Top Position Nationally

Testerman was named the top individual speaker at the tournament, while Horton was right behind as the second place speaker.

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Biological Sciences Hosts Alumni Reception

The College of Arts and Sciences and the Department of Biological Sciences hosted its first annual Biological Sciences Alumni Reception in Dallas on September 24, 2009.

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Psychology Student Finds Less Automation Better

Psychology Student Finds Less Automation Better for Air Traffic Controllers. Recent graduate Arathi Sethumadhavan's research could help air traffic control designers know how much is too much automation.

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Pterosaur: A Maritime Master

Texas Tech paleontologist Sankar Chatterjee discovers that ancient flying dinosaur also sailed the seas.

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Tech Receives Nearly $1 Million Grant From NSF

The $978,000 grant will be used to administer the growing number of STEM educational outreach programs at the university.

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Tech Receives Nearly $1 Million Grant From NSF

The $978,000 grant will be used to administer the growing number of STEM educational outreach programs at the university.

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Debate Returns to Dominance

Debate Returns to Dominance at Wyoming Tournament, debaters Brian Horton and Adam Testerman currently hold the best record in the nation.

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Professor Receives National Institutes of Health Grant

A Texas Tech University professor of chemistry and biochemistry received a National Institutes of Health (NIH) R03 grant for new work with painkillers and anti-inflammatory medications.

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Climate Change Impacts Americans

Climate change is visible and occurring throughout the U.S., but the choices we make now will determine the severity of its impacts in the future, according to a Texas Tech University climate scientist who served as a lead author on a report released today by the White House.

Graduate Student Receives 2009 Wilks Award

Graduate student Nicté Ordóñez-Garza received the 2009 Wilks Award from the Southwestern Association of Naturalists for her presentation examining complex evolutionary relationships between mice in Guatemala and southern Mexico.

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Arts & Sciences Awards Scholarships

The College of Arts and Sciences held its College Scholarship Award Ceremony April 30, 2009 in the Holden Hall Rotunda. Sixty-eight Academic Achievement Awards and twenty-eight H.Y. Price Awards have been made for the coming 2009-2010 school year.

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A&S Hosts Geosciences Alumni Reception

The College of Arts and Sciences hosted its first ever Geosciences Alumni Reception in Houston on April 23, 2009. Dean Lawrence Schovanec, Department Chair, Calvin Barnes and new faculty members had an opportunity to meet and greet the alumni.

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Dr. Jane Winer and Janie Blount Honored

Jane Winer, Dean Emeritus and Janie Blount, former Manager of Finance and Administration of the College of Arts and Sciences were honored in a reception at the National Ranching and Heritage Center on Friday May 1, 2009.

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Jesse Pruitt Guest Lectures

Mr. Jesse Pruitt, a 1969 graduate of Texas Tech University and Partner/Principal at CMC (Commercial Reality Group) in Dallas visited the College of Arts & Sciences to speak with Biology students and faculty.

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Tech Chapter of Phi Beta Kappa to Induct Members

Texas Tech University’s chapter of Phi Beta Kappa, the nation’s oldest and most prestigious honor society, will induct 87 students into the society.

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Tech Introduces New Doctoral Fellowship Program

Texas Tech University announced April 8 that it is dedicating $2 million to a new Doctoral Fellowship Initiative intended to increase the number of doctoral students enrolling at the university.

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Professor Examines Science Behind Suicide

"Interpersonal Theory of Suicide" co-authored by David Rudd, provides clinical guidelines for crisis intervention and suicide prevention.

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Debaters Again Earn First-Round Spot

For the second consecutive year, Texas Tech University's debate team has earned a first-round bid to the National Parliamentary Tournament of Excellence.

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Expert Takes School Students on Adventure

Researcher to beam satellite lessons on Malaysian bats to school children.

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Undergraduate Research Keeps Fires Lit

Texas Tech psychology expert and author, Roman Taraban, discusses creating effective undergraduate research programs in science.

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Tier-3 Computing Expands Options for Physicists

TTU High-Energy Physicists Featured in International Science Grid This Week and Fermilab Today.

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Chancellor's Council Announces Awards

The Chancellor's Council presented its eighth annual awards to professors in the School of Music and Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry.

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Alumna Space Career a Mission Accomplished

Ginger Kerrick stands at NASA helm as lead station flight director.

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International Activities and the US NSF

William Hase, professor of chemistry at Texas Tech University, is the principal investigator for a National Science Foundation Partnerships for International Research and Education (PIRE) grant.

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Texas Tech Colleges Garner $3 Million from Greater Texas Foundation

Middle School Math and Science master’s program gets a jump start from funding.

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