Texas Tech University

URC Speakers

Wednesday, March 29

Picture of Phi Alpha Delta

Lunch and Mock Trial Presentation
11:30 AM – 1:00 PM
Student Union - Matador Room
Invitation Only Event - RSVP Required

Sue Grace, a famous former professional fighter, and her best friend (and psychologist) visit a local bar, The Odditorium. Upon arrival, an old "friend" of Sue's, Jack Smith, approaches. Words are exchanged, the confrontation becomes violent, and soon Jack's dead body is lying on the floor...

Enjoy lunch as we take an intriguing look into the case that our award winning Texas Tech Chapter presented at the 2016 National Phi Alpha Delta Pre-Law Mock Trial Competition.

Phi Alpha Delta Mock Trial Competition Team Members (left to right):

  • Adrian Ito
  • Chinyere Nwosu
  • Donald Parker
  • Jacob Parsont
  • Kaity Vela
  • Mikayla Kelmer
  • Cassandra Guajardo
  • Alex Romo
  • David Torres

Thursday, March 30

Headshot of Dr. Bella Gerlich

Bella Karr Gerlich, Ph.D.
2016 TTU Undergraduate Research Banquet
6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Frazier Alumni Pavilion
Invitation Only Event - RSVP Required

Bella Karr Gerlich, Ph.D. began her tenure in March 2015 as Professor and Dean of Libraries at Texas Tech University (TTU), a Tier One, ARL institution and Texas Digital Library founding member. Dr. Gerlich draws expertise from over 25 years in academic libraries, including administrative appointments at University of Alaska Fairbanks, Dominican University, Georgia College & State University and Carnegie Mellon University. 
     Dr. Gerlich is active in the Library profession and enjoys serving on committees and in leadership positions for consortia and other national / statewide organizations. Current appointments include Secretary / Treasurer of the Executive Committee of the Texas Digital Library; Member, Assessment Committee, Association of Research Libraries; Member, TexShare Advisory Board.
     Dean Gerlich loves to do research – her study interests include assessment, organizational behavior and valuation of services; she has authored / co-authored numerous peer-reviewed publications, panel sessions and presents at conferences in the U.S. and abroad.
    Dr. Gerlich has been recognized for her contribution to Librarianship working to acknowledge hidden work of library staff by developing qualitative data-gathering methodology. She created the Reference Effort Assessment Data (the READ) Scale, a 1 - 6 sliding scale tool for recording the effort, knowledge, skill, and teaching that occur during reference transactions. Over 250 libraries worldwide use the tool, which has been incorporated into commercial and open-source data analysis products.
    Dean Gerlich has a BFA from Virginia Commonwealth University, a Masters of Public Management from Carnegie Mellon and a Ph.D. from University of Pittsburgh. She recently completed The Carnegie Mellon Leadership and Negotiation Academy for Women at the Tepper School of Business and was the 2013 recipient of University of Pittsburgh's School of Information Sciences Professional Achievement Award.