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May 26, 2020 - Texas Tech Today

Challenging Path Through College Ends With Another Hurdle

Riley Kearby has had to overcome many challenges on his path to earning a degree from Texas Tech, the coronavirus being just the latest one...Read More

May 23, 2020 - Texas Tech Today

Texas Tech Commencement Video Highlights, Mahomes Address Available Online

Comments and other highlights are available on the Texas Tech website...Read More

May 21, 2020 - The Texas Tribune

Texas Businesses Returning During Coronavirus Are Unlikely To Spur Fast Economic Recovery

The Texas Tribune - As workers and customers reemerge into a society still grappling with a spreading coronavirus, the power Gov. Greg Abbott and officials across the globe used to close businesses in the first place does not extend to reviving the economy...Read More

May 21, 2020 - Texas Tech Today

COVID-19 Shutdown Affects Graduate Students, Too

Kaylee Grandage not only saw her own pursuit of a master’s degree altered, but also the school year for the Dallas-area kindergarten students she was teaching...Read More

May 21, 2020 - MarketWatch

Colleges Balance Student Safety With Falling Revenues - Here’s How Universities Will Be Transformed In The Fall

MarketWatch - Many colleges are likely avoiding big pronouncements about their plans as a way to sustain enrollment, one consultant said..Read More

May 21, 2020 - Texas Tech Today

Media & Communication Graduate Reflects On Time As A Red Raider

First-generation student Demetri Board, who will graduate with a bachelor’s degree in communication studies, was introduced to Texas Tech at a college education summer camp...Read More

May 20, 2020 - Texas Tech Today

Researchers Collaboratively Test Mask Effectiveness To Fight Spread Of COVID-19

Faculty members at Texas Tech University and the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center are examining both intermediate materials and finished masks from a multidisciplinary approach...Read More

May 20, 2020 - Texas Tech Today

In Spite Of COVID-19, Celebrations Of History, Identity, Culture Continue

This year, the Asian, Pacific Islander, Desi, Arab Heritage Month campus celebration is happening online...Read More

May 19, 2020 - Texas Tech Today

Commencement Moves Online Amid Coronavirus Outbreak

The virtual ceremony will take place at 9 a.m. Saturday...Read More

May 19, 2020 - KAMC

TTU To Hold Some In-person Summer Courses

KAMC - Texas Tech University announced Tuesday that, while most Summer II and August Intersession classes would be held online, there would be a small number of in-person classes held on campus...Read More

May 19, 2020 - FOX 34

Texas Tech To Offer Limited In Person Summer Courses

FOX 34 - Texas Tech will offer some in person classes starting in July...Read More

May 19, 2020 - FOX 34

Professor: Nonwoven Cotton Can Make Better Face Masks

FOX 34 - The use of face masks has become commonplace for many people as more businesses reopen, and one professor says some masks work better than others...Read More

May 18, 2020 - Inside Higher Ed

Risks And Rewards Of Resuming Fall Football

Inside Higher Ed - Some college athletics officials are confidently moving ahead on plans to open the 2020 fall football season despite uncertainties about how to protect players from coronavirus infection...Read More

May 18, 2020 - Texas Tech Today

Department Of Mechanical Engineering Making Intubation Chambers For West Texas Hospitals

Texas Tech has partnered with the West Texas 3D COVID-19 Relief Consortium to provide essential supplies to hospitals...Read More

May 18, 2020 - Texas Tech Today

Safety Of Campus, Students Takes Precedence In Unprecedented Times

While challenging, completing a degree through online learning has been another experience to strengthen the Class of 2020...Read More

May 18, 2020 - Texas Tech Today

Honors College Students Offered Online Tutoring To Continue Helping Others

Members of the STEM & Leaf Corps student organization didn’t let campus closing stop them from doing what they love – assisting other students...Read More

May 18, 2020 - Forbes

As Worship Places Reopen, It’s Clear That Technology Has Already Conquered Every Religion

Forbes - Historically, religion or a faith system has been considered a magnet, which binds communities together. Regardless of the type or kind of belief that one practices, the survivability and resilience of this “habit” has, in fact, outpaced every other socially constructed reality of human beings...Read More

May 14, 2020 - Texas Tech Today

Looking Back At What Was Gained, Not What Was Lost

Elizabeth Zepper reflects on how the coronavirus and the closing of campus at Texas Tech will be an event to shape 2020 graduates...Read More

May 14, 2020 - Texas Tech Today

Landscape Architecture Students Venture Outside While Staying Inside

Virtual reality allows students to complete site visits for class projects from the safety of their homes...Read More

May 13, 2020 - Realtor Magazine

How Your Response To COVID-19 Can Attract Clients

Realtor Magazine - In a relationship-driven business like real estate, it may seem impossible to keep physical distance yet still feel emotionally connected. But practitioners are finding new ways to form bonds with their clients during the coronavirus pandemic and increase their customer pipelines...Read More

May 13, 2020 - Supply Chain 24/7

Demand Disruption And Channel-based Supply Chain Flexibility

Supply Chain 24/7 - Shared consumer experiences often characterize distinct time spans. Many of us can recall making our first online purchases during the 1990s. A decade later, that novelty phenomenon occurred again among consumers using smartphones. Decades earlier, the shared-consumer experience during the communist era of the Soviet Union was its bread lines. However, shortages do not only occur within poorly-executed centrally-planned economies...Read More

May 13, 2020 - EdScoop

Coronavirus Pandemic Is A ‘wake Up Call’ For Online Learning

EdScoop - As universities wrap up their spring semesters with distance learning and look ahead to uncertain learning environments in the summer and fall, two teaching and learning experts from Educause say the past two months of disruption from the coronavirus pandemic were a “wake-up call” for universities about online learning...Read More

May 12, 2020 - Texas Tech Today

Math Research May Help During Coronavirus Pandemic - Or The Next One

Computational mathematician Katharine Long is helping engineering alumnus Senay Tewolde develop a new kind of non-contact thermometer...Read More

May 12, 2020 - U.S. News & World Report

What Fall 2020 International Students Should Know

U.S. News & World Report - In the midst of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, international students newly admitted to U.S. colleges should consider their options...Read More

May 11, 2020 - Texas Tech Today

Only One Texas Tech Student Died In May 11 Tornado; His Brother Was Set To Graduate

In the wake of the coronavirus, Texas Tech has canceled in-person commencement ceremonies for only the second time in its history. The first was exactly 50 years ago...Read More

May 11, 2020 - Texas Tech Today

Looking For Bright Spots In Coronavirus Cloud

CASNR senior Haleigh Erramouspe offers her reflections on her final semester at Texas Tech, which was altered for all students by the COVID-19 pandemic...Read More

May 09, 2020 - Texas Tech Today

In Son's Memory, Mother Contributing To Fight Against Coronavirus

Donations to the West Texas 3D COVID-19 Relief Consortium help protect health care workers...Read More

May 07, 2020 - Texas Tech Today

A Day In The Life Of A Student At Home

A look into what a day looks like for me as a Texas Tech student in rural east Texas...Read More

May 06, 2020 - Texas Tech Today

School Of Music Invites Public To Participate In Collaborative Performance Event

The Sound of Lubbock is a way to support the COVID-19 frontline responders and those who are struggling during the pandemic...Read More

May 04, 2020 - Cotton Grower

Lubbock Groups Develop New Face Mask With Cotton Nonwoven Filter

Cotton Grower - COVID-19 has revealed the critical need for face masks, leading to the evolution of various kinds of masks through entrepreneurship and human ingenuity...Read More

May 01, 2020 - Texas Tech Today

Red Raider Sports Coloring Book

Texas Tech has created this coloring book to celebrate Red Raider sports in the springtime...Read More

May 01, 2020 - Texas Tech Today

Fine Arts Doctoral Student Provides Lifeline For Educators During Pandemic

When Eric Eidson began researching online theater in higher education, he had no idea how important that research would become during the COVID-19 outbreak...Read More

April 30, 2020 - Texas Tech Today

Students Part Of Coordinated Effort To 3D-Print Face Shields For Health Workers

The consortium’s volunteers are helping to put all the pieces together...Read More

April 30, 2020 - KRPC

In West Texas, Volunteers Manufacture Medical Supplies And Amateur Pilots Deliver To Remote Hospitals

KRPC - Houston - As health care workers across the country combat the new coronavirus, it has been particularly difficult for small, rural hospitals to compete for the protective equipment they need to safely treat patients. A group of West Texas businesses and Texas Tech University employees have come together to design and manufacture medical equipment like face shields that they can deliver for free to the most remote pockets of the state...Read More

April 30, 2020 - The Texas Tribune

West Texas Volunteer Pilots Deliver Coronavirus Supplies To Rural Hospitals

The Texas Tribune - A volunteer air force of more than 1,000 amateur aviators has come together to transport essential medical supplies in a part of the state where the cities are far-flung and the roads are notoriously dangerous from oil-related traffic...Read More

April 30, 2020 - The Texas Tribune

Texas A&M, University Of Texas Systems Expect To Reopen In The Fall

The Texas Tribune - The most visible public universities in Texas are moving toward reopening their campuses in the fall — and two say they plan to play football when they do...Read More

April 30, 2020 - The Hill

Texas Tech, A&M Planning To Reopen Campuses In The Fall, Play Football

The Hill - Texas Tech and Texas A&M universities are planning to reopen their campuses in the fall, the schools announced this week as states begin to loosen restrictions related to the coronavirus...Read More

April 30, 2020 - CNN

These Universities Say Their Students Will Return To Campus In The Fall

CNN - College campuses in at least four states are expected to reopen for students and faculty in the fall -- after dozens of universities across the US were forced to shutter their classrooms through the end of the semester...Read More

April 30, 2020 - Spectrum News

Texas Jobless Claims Increase By Another 254,000

Spectrum News - Another bleak week when it comes to the number of Texans out of work.254,000 filed claims for unemployment last week...Read More

April 30, 2020 - Texas Tech Today

COVID-19 Cuts Professor's Fulbright Program Short

Nick Bowman planned to spend the semester in Taiwan and now is finishing his research and teaching projects at home...Read More

April 30, 2020 - Texas Tech Today

Raider Red Meats Provides Opportunity For Students To Stay Engaged In The Time Of Coronavirus

The retail division of the Department of Animal & Food Sciences continues to fill and deliver meat orders online despite the COVID-19 outbreak...Read More

April 29, 2020 - Lubbock Avalanch

Tech Brings Red Raider Experience To Students Virtually

Lubbock Avalanche-Journal - For most high school seniors, the spring semester is full of exciting times with their friends and making decisions about where they will go to college in the coming months...Read More

April 29, 2020 - KTTZ

Texas Tech Researchers Join The Race For A Vaccine Against COVID-19

KTTZ - NPR - Imagine if instead of having to get your annual flu shot, you’d only need one for the rest of your life.That’s what Dr. Harvinder Gill and Dr. Steven Presley have been working on for the past year. And now they’ve started applying their findings towards a vaccine for coronavirus as well...Read More

April 29, 2020 - Lubbock Avalanch

Texas Tech Aims To Have Students Back In Fall 2020

Lubbock Avalanche-Journal - Texas Tech President Lawrence Schovanec penned a letter to students on Wednesday, saying the university hopes to have students and faculty back on campus in Fall 2020. It’s a move leadership at the Texas Tech Health Sciences Center is also considering...Read More

April 28, 2020 - Chicago Tribune

Prisoner Playwrights Were Looking Forward To Goodman's 'Statevill Voices.' Now That's Locked Down, Too.

Chicago Tribune - Opening night was March 30. Tickets, which were free, were heavily reserved; while the 21 playwrights could not be present, many of their family members were planning to attend and report back to the authors. Many members of the Northwestern community wanted to be there. There already was a waiting list. The opening never happened...Read More

April 27, 2020 - Texas Tech Today

Community Spirit: 60-Plus Volunteers Sign Up To Support COVID-19 Testing

The process involves rigorous training to ensure safety and deliver accurate results...Read More

April 27, 2020 - Lubbock Avalanch

Tech’s Resources Continue To Provide Benefits For West Texans

Lubbock Avalanche-Journal - Another example of West Texas reaping benefits as the home of Texas Tech University is apparent in the key role The Institute of Environmental and Human Health has played in the ongoing battle against the coronavirus...Read More

April 27, 2020 - Texas Tech Today

Admissions Brings Red Raider Experience To Students Virtually

With campus closed for tours, the department is promoting new ways for students to learn about Texas Tech University...Read More

April 24, 2020 - Texas Tech Today

Stay-At-Home Time Capsule

Texas Tech has created this project to help your children document their experiences during the COVID-19 pandemic...Read More

April 24, 2020 - Texas Tech Today

Texas Tech Laboratory To Decontaminate Masks For Safe Reuse During COVID-19

N95 masks and other small items can be decontaminated up to 20 times...Read More

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