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2013 Podcasts

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September 13, 2013

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Texas Tech adds a fourth National Academy member to its faculty; two financial planning faculty members are being honored for their commitment to service; and the College of Media and Communication is renaming one of its institutes. Also, we spotlight Student of Integrated Scholarship Jennifer Zavaleta.

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August 30, 2013

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University scientists are investigating West Texas’ declining quail population; Texas Tech is named a wise investment for its graduates, landing on the list of “Affordable Colleges with High Returns”; and the National Wind Institute was ranked among the 10 Most Awesome College Labs in the U.S. by Popular Science. Also, we spotlight Student of Integrated Scholarship Graysen Ortega.

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August 16, 2013

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University leaders are expanding on-campus student housing; researchers from the Department of Natural Resources Management and the Institute of Environmental and Human Health are investigating Texas’ quail population; and the Department of Human Development and Family Studies has introduced a graduate minor in cross-cultural studies. Also, we spotlight Student of Integrated Scholarship DeMera Ollinger.

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July 26, 2013

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Texas Tech is well on its way to finalizing the new core curriculum; the dean of the College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources has received a lifetime achievement award; and TTU is earning recognition for its minority graduates. Also, we spotlight Student of Integrated Scholarship Chinwe Obi.

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July 12, 2013

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Texas Tech is leading the way in wind research through its commissioning of the Scaled Wind Farm Technology facility; faculty and alumni from Texas Tech have been named to the Fulbright Program’s prestigious group of scholars; and Texas Tech is being evaluated for its treatment of animals in research and teaching. Also, we spotlight Student of Integrated Scholarship Sean Mitchell.

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June 28, 2013

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Texas Tech recently welcomed President Duane Nellis as he began his tenure; TTU placed sixth among the 25 most underrated colleges in the nation; the deadline is fast approaching to enter the university's Proposal Stimulus Program; and the National Ranching Heritage Center has named a new director. Also, we spotlight Student of Integrated Scholarship Danica King.

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June 14, 2013

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Texas Tech is studying one of the region's most abundant commodities to improve oil spill cleanup; the university is rolling out a safety evaluation; and TTU is intensifying its focus on research. Also, we spotlight Student of Integrated Scholarship Lindsay Huffhines.

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May 31, 2013

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Microwave technology developed by Texas Tech is yielding advances in pathogenic defense; law professor Jennifer Bard is elected to a fellowship program examining public health policies; 32 students in the Honors College are awarded Terry Scholarships; and author Peter Rose tells us about his book, "The Reckoning," published by TTU Press. Also, we spotlight Student of Integrated Scholarship Marta Hoes.

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May 15, 2013

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Texas Tech University Press recently highlighted its top titles at its annual Literary Lubbock benefit, and we sat down with one of its featured authors, Dean Smith, whose life served as inspiration for the book “Cowboy Stuntman”; TTU is strengthening its wind education and research offerings; a new dean is picking up the reins at the College of Media and Communication; and Texas Tech's influence continues to reach around the globe as university administrators meet with delegates of Ethiopian universities. Also, we spotlight Student of Integrated Scholarship Juan De Loera.

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April 24, 2013

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The Free Market Institute is among the newest additions to Texas Tech; Texas Tech is gaining acclaim as a high-value education destination; TTU is extending its global reach; and AcademiCast congratulates the faculty and students who were recognized at this year's Faculty Honors Convocation. Also, we spotlight Student of Integrated Scholarship Angela Bourne.

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April 10, 2013

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The Office of the Provost recently launched its fifth volume of the academic journal All Things Texas Tech; TTU will house the state's first school of accounting; the National Institutes of Health has awarded a $1.6 million grant to a biology professor; and two faculty members are recognized for their longtime commitment to the university. Also, Provost Bob Smith spotlights Student of Integrated Scholarship Andrew Alleman.

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March 27, 2013

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Texas Tech introduces Duane Nellis as its president; the university welcomes a third National Academy member to its faculty; a TTU professor is appointed to a national committee on food safety; and a doctoral student earns a Stegner Fellowship. Also, Provost Bob Smith spotlights Integrated Faculty Scholar Bruce Clarke.

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March 13, 2013

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Texas Tech has named Duane Nellis as sole finalist for president; the university is expanding its research footprint; and TTU faculty and staff are the happiest in higher education. Also, Provost Bob Smith spotlights Integrated Faculty Scholar Trent Seltzer.

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February 27, 2013

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Community, Family, and Addiction Services is the newest department within the College of Human Sciences; commitment to community outreach and engagement has earned Texas Tech and Lubbock Independent School District a $24 million grant; and Red Raiders convened at the State Capitol for Texas Tech Day. Also, Provost Bob Smith spotlights Integrated Faculty Scholar Anna Ribeiro.

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February 13, 2013

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Texas Tech celebrates completion of the $1 billion Vision and Tradition Campaign; history professor joins an advisory committee assembled by the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund; and art history professor's book on ancient Olmec civilization earns award from the American Library Association's Choice Magazine. Also, Provost Bob Smith spotlights Integrated Faculty Scholar Christian Pongratz.

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January 30, 2013

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Texas Tech celebrated the grand opening of an English language learning center, is extending its educational reach to the Middle East and earned national acclaim for its online programs. Also, Provost Bob Smith spotlights Integrated Faculty Scholar William Pasewark.

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January 16, 2013

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Classes are back in session for the spring semester at Texas Tech—the Libraries has upgraded its digital archive system; the Board of Regents has approved two proposed degree programs; the university is reforming its chemical inventory procedures. Also, Provost Bob Smith spotlights Integrated Faculty Scholar Zenaida Aguirre-Muñoz.

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2012 Podcasts

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December 21, 2012

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Red Raiders have been celebrating their academic accomplishments as more than 2,600 students graduated this semester; the university is aiming to attract more top-tier graduate students, thanks to a $12 million gift from the Talkington Foundation; and the National Science Foundation is rolling out changes to its funding process. Also, Provost Bob Smith spotlights Integrated Faculty Scholar Audra Morse.

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December 12, 2012

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The Office of the Vice President for Research has launched the fall edition of its magazine, Texas Tech Discoveries; the College of Human Sciences has established Community, Family and Addiction Services as a standalone department; and the Chancellor's Council presented its Distinguished Teaching and Research Awards. Also, Provost Bob Smith spotlights Integrated Faculty Scholar Guy Loneragan.

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November 29, 2012

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The director of Texas Tech University Press has some words of wisdom for transforming a doctoral dissertation into a book manuscript; the Rawls College of Business showed improved rankings for its undergraduate and master's accounting programs; the Whitacre College of Engineering has tapped a $2 million donation for its Petroleum Engineering Research Building. Also, Provost Bob Smith spotlights Integrated Faculty Scholar Genevieve Durham DeCesaro.

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November 14, 2012

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Texas Tech has relaunched its iTunes U site; the Rawls College of Business is offering a course that aims to engage enterprising minds; the Center for Undergraduate Research has chosen its first recipients of the Dr. Sarah Kulkofsky Scholarship; and a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist is the newest inductee to the College of Media and Communication's hall of fame. Also, Provost Bob Smith spotlights Integrated Faculty Scholar Dominick Casadonte, Jr.

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October 31, 2012

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Texas Tech School of Law professor Victoria Sutton covers the legal aspects of Halloween in her latest book; TTU is collaborating with Michigan State University to develop an online vault for their Vietnam War archives; and the Rawls College of Business is named a top destination for MBA seekers. Also, Provost Bob Smith profiles Integrated Faculty Scholar Jennifer Bard.

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October 17, 2012

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Texas Tech has broken ground on the new home of the Bob L. Herd Department of Petroleum Engineering; cybersecurity education earns the Whitacre College of Engineering and School of Law a grant from NSF; Peggy Miller promoted to vice provost; and the Institute for the Study of Western Civilization established in the Honors College. Also, Provost Bob Smith profiles Integrated Faculty Scholar Linda Allen.

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September 26, 2012

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Academics from around the country recently gathered at Texas Tech for the Earth, Life and System Symposium; the National Institutes of Health has awarded Texas Tech $2 million to study oral vaccines; the university has awarded nearly $600,000 to fund research in creative arts, humanities and social sciences fields; and the TTU School of Law celebrates its 45th anniversary. Also, Provost Bob Smith profiles Ximena Solis-Wever, a student of integrated scholarship.

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September 12, 2012

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Texas Tech recently wrapped up the Undergraduate Research Experiences Program funded by the National Science Foundation; Michael San Francisco is appointed interim vice president for research; the College of Education's online master's program in special education is named a best buy; and TTU's chapter of Phi Beta Kappa receives the Award for Best Chapter. Also, Provost Bob Smith profiles Chana Elgin, a student of integrated scholarship.

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August 27, 2012

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Classes are back in session for the fall semester as Texas Tech names an interim president; Horn Professor Clyde Martin was appointed as a Jefferson Fellow; Texas Tech has become educational partners with the University of New York in Prague; and the College of Education graduates its first cohort of teachers in the Middle School Math and Science scholarship degree program. Also, Provost Bob Smith profiles Jane Ann Watson, a student of integrated scholarship.

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August 8, 2012

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Texas Tech is a top destination for transfer students; $2 million CPRIT grant will further the cancer research of physics professor; TTU's Center for the Study of Addiction and Recovery awarded $2 million grant; and School of Law dean emeritus Walter Huffman appointed to Defense Legal Policy Board. Also, Provost Bob Smith profiles Laurel Moore, a student of integrated scholarship.

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July 25, 2012

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Texas Tech and its research partners break ground on the Scaled Wind Firm Technology facility at Reese Technology Center; the university brought together scientists involved in water research for an internal summit; the American Society of Animal Science honored three faculty in the College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources; and the Graduate School recognized works by several students in this year's Outstanding Thesis and Dissertation Awards. Also, Provost Bob Smith profiles Taylor Fields, a student of integrated scholarship.

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July 11, 2012

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Texas Tech scientists are among thousands collaborating on research conducted at Switzerland's European Organization for Nuclear Research; the university has amended its smoke- and tobacco-free environment policy; summer enrollment tops registration figures from previous summers; and three graduate students earn Fulbright Scholarships. Also, Provost Bob Smith profiles Suzanne Williams Taylor, a student of integrated scholarship.

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June 21, 2012

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Texas Tech is reaching out to young ladies through the summer enrichment program Science: It's a Girl Thing; the Rawls College of Business names Lance Nail as its dean; the director of the Texas Tech Neuroimaging Institute says practicing meditation can have a significant affect on the brain; and the West Texas Association for Women in Science recognizes Texas Tech faculty and staff. Also, Provost Bob Smith profiles John Duff, a student of integrated scholarship.

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June 6, 2012

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Texas Tech has been designated a national research university; the vice president for research forms the Investigator Financial Disclosure Committee; and the Rawls College of Business makes its energy commerce program an area of study. Also, Provost Bob Smith profiles Keisha McKenzie, a student of integrated scholarship.

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May 23, 2012

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Texas Tech's biotechnology master's program strengthening its students' communication skills with required course; Thomas Knight is named the university's newest Horn Professor; the Upward Bound program receives a $2.5 million grant; and more than 3,600 students graduated this spring. Also, Provost Bob Smith profiles Alyssa Ingrum, a Student of Integrated Scholarship.

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May 9, 2012

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University College recently welcomed visitors who are offering Texas Tech's English-language educational programs in classrooms in Brazil; childhood obesity tops the third edition of the online research magazine Texas Tech Discoveries; a team of graduate business students is celebrating their first-place finish in the Texas Shoot-Out MBA Challenge; and the university inducted 70 students into its Phi Beta Kappa chapter. Also, Provost Bob Smith profiles Jordan Wallace, a Student of Integrated Scholarship.

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April 25, 2012

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The Environmental Protection Agency has awarded a $1 million grant to Texas Tech researchers in Junction; the university's wind farm project is expanding to include a partnership with turbine manufacturer Vestas; the School of Law is introducing a Master of Laws degree in U.S. Legal Studies; and "Lone Star Law" author Michael Ariens discusses his recent book from Texas Tech University Press. Also, Provost Bob Smith profiles the work of Bruce Clarke, a Paul Whitfield Horn Professor.

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April 11, 2012

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Texas Tech's Office of the Provost launches its fourth volume of the academic journal All Things Texas Tech; Horn Professor Allan Kuethe is named to Spain's Royal Academy of History; students in the College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources will embark on a two-week study-abroad program in May; the office that works with the Institutional Review Board has adopted a new name; and the wool judging team places in three divisions at the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo. Also, Provost Bob Smith recognizes the work of Loretta Bradley, a Paul Whitfield Horn Professor of Counselor Education.

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March 21, 2012

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Texas Tech dance students are expanding their repertoire; Texas Tech officials name animal science professor Michael Galyean as permanent dean of the College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources; The School of Law's appellate teams are bound for Chicago to compete in the ABA National Appellate Advocacy Competition; and marketing professor Shelby Hunt wins the Sheth Award for Best Paper in the Journal of the Academy of Marketing Science. Also, Provost Bob Smith recognizes the work of Horn Professor David Knaff, a professor of biochemistry.

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March 7, 2012

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Texas Tech's College of Education is helping to provide job training to special-needs students in area high schools; an English language center is set to open in the summer; the Board of Regents approves an increase in tuition and fees; and AcademiCast recognizes yearbook staff members for their recent awards. Also, Provost Bob Smith recognizes the work of Integrated Scholar Claudia Cogliser, a management professor in the Rawls College of Business.

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February 22, 2012

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Texas Tech human sciences professor Elizabeth Sharp discusses her research into the lives of unmarried women; agricultural scientists are digging deep into Lubbock's soil; mass communications faculty are training emergency personnel with Brown University; and the Hispanic Outlook in Higher Education names Texas Tech's law school as one of the top 20 in the nation for Hispanics; and AcademiCast congratulates apparel design and manufacturing alumna Ashley Burghardt. Also, Provost Bob Smith recognizes the work of Integrated Scholar Valerie Paton, the vice provost for planning and assessment, interim dean of University College, and a professor of education.

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February 8, 2012

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Texas Tech names the first members to its Transdisciplinary Research Academy; a group of Texas Tech investigators is working with the US Department of Agriculture to keep salmonella out of beef; the university is strengthening representation of its graduate student body; the School of Law defends its title at the National Moot Court Competition; and AcademiCast recognizes Wail Amor and Ann Marie Scott for their impressive finishes at the annual meeting of the American Society for Microbiology. Also, Provost Bob Smith recognizes the work of Integrated Scholar Carolyn Tate, a professor of art history.

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January 25, 2012

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Professors at Texas Tech are using Twitter to engage students; the Super Saturdays academic enrichment program is enrolling young Red Raiders; SmartMoney magazine spotlights the Personal Financial Planning program; the Texas Tech Foundation adds more than $4 million to scholarship funding at TTU; and plant and soil science doctoral student Cody Zilverberg is awarded for his research. Also, Provost Bob Smith recognizes the work of Integrated Scholar Michael O'Boyle, a professor of human development and family studies and the assistant director of the Texas Tech Neuroimaging Institute.

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January 11, 2012

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Texas Tech's Rawls College of Business is opening its doors to students this spring; researchers from TTU and the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center win internal funding for their cancer studies; the Texas Tech Knight Raiders advance to the College Chess Final Four; and School of Law graduate Jason Jordan earns the third-highest score on the Texas Bar Exam. Also, Provost Bob Smith recognizes the work of Integrated Scholar Lee Cohen, a professor and chair of the Department of Psychology in the College of Arts and Sciences.

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2011 Podcasts

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December 21, 2011

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Texas Tech researchers are examining the brain's responses to financial decision-making; university researchers are also exploring a connection between childhood obesity and TVs; the School of Art opens a new gallery in downtown Lubbock; and AcademiCast recognizes this fall's graduating class. Also, Provost Bob Smith recognizes the work of Integrated Scholar Andrew Jackson, a professor of civil and environmental engineering in the Whitacre College of Engineering.

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December 7, 2011

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Texas Tech announced that it has named an internationally renowned scientist as the head of its neuroimaging institute; the university's alternative admissions program reports success in preparing students for college life; CASNR is rolling out a doctoral degree program in agricultural communications and education; and Rawls College of Business professor Debra Laverie and doctoral student William Humphrey earn the Top Academic of the Year Award from the Mobile Marketing Association. Also, Provost Bob Smith recognizes the work of Integrated Scholar Laura Beard, a Spanish professor and chair of the Department of Classical & Modern Languages and Literatures in the College of Arts & Sciences.

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November 16, 2011

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Texas Tech University's recently formed Transdisciplinary Research Academy is now accepting applications for its first members; 40 faculty members in the creative arts, humanities and social sciences across campus are receiving more than $440,000 in grants; and University College is introducing a human resource management certificate. Additionally, Provost Bob Smith spotlights the efforts of Integrated Scholar Cindy Akers, a professor of agricultural communications. This edition marks AcademiCast's one-year anniversary!

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November 2, 2011

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Texas Tech University's Rawls College of Business earns recognition from The Princeton Review; the College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources brings online media training to beginning farmers and ranchers; the College of Education is eager to expand its TechTeach teacher preparation program; and the Texas Tech Meat Judging Team wins its fifth consecutive contest. Also, Provost Bob Smith interviews law professor and Integrated Scholar Vaughn James.

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October 19, 2011

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Texas Tech University is partnering with researchers at the University of Oklahoma and other institutions to further climate science research; education professor Comfort Pratt travels to Spain to explore study-abroad opportunities; Chancellor Kent Hance debuts "Inside Texas Tech"; and the School of Law is named a Best Value Law School by preLaw magazine. Also, Provost Bob Smith interviews theatre professor and Integrated Scholar Dorothy Chansky.

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October 6, 2011

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Texas Tech University reports record-high enrollment figures, is honored for its Step 2 Program, and launches a database for locating research opportunities. Also, Provost Bob Smith interviews mathematics professor and Integrated Scholar Jerry Dwyer.

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September 21, 2011

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Texas Tech University is participating in a Department of Energy wind power research project and hosted a delegation of Iraqi government officials intent on reforming their country's higher education system. The university's law school was also recognized for its moot court program in preLaw magazine, and TTU secured a spot on G.I. Jobs Magazine's list of Military Friendly Schools. Provost Bob Smith interviews College of Architecture professor and Integrated Scholar Elizabeth Louden.

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September 7, 2011

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A Texas Tech graduate student creates an iPhone app that helps identify Texas snakes; the Center for the Study of Addiction and Recovery is cited by the U.S. Office of National Drug Control Policy as a model for collegiate recovery programs; Two books by TTU faculty, Constance Cortez, Rob Weiner and Shelley Barba are gaining national recognition; Texas Tech named a “Best Buy” school in the 2012 Fiske Guide to Colleges; Provost Smith interviews College of Architecture professor and Integrated Scholar Urs Peter Flueckiger.

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August 17, 2011

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Sandia National Laboratory is moving its wind energy test facility to Texas Tech and the university creates a new bachelor's degree in wind energy; Fibertect® is one of seven new innovations featured in the July National Guard magazine; Texas Tech's Institute of Environmental and Human Health recently received a 1.1 million dollar research award to continue its work in countermeasures to chemical and biological threats; Provost interview with Honor's College professor Susan Tomlinson.

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August 3, 2011

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Texas Tech researcher James Carr and his team are among the first to study the aftermath of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill; Chemistry professor Guigen Li receives a $1M grant to study cost-effective sterilization of pharmaceutical compounds; Two new Web-based programs are developed to help West Texas farmers fight the drought; Provost interview with Janet Perez, a language and literature professor here at Texas Tech.

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July 20, 2011

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Texas Tech researchers Kenneth Schmidt and Quinn Emmering are featured in the British Ecological Society's Journal of Animal Ecology for their study on bird eavesdropping; History professor Ron Milan has received a Core Fulbright Scholar Award; Provost interview with Professor Debbie Laverie, a faculty member in the Texas Tech Rawls College of Business Administration; A grant of up to $70,000 will be used to designate Texas Tech as a mother-friendly workplace.

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July 6, 2011

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Texas Tech paleontologist Sankar Chatterjee is featured in the BAFTA award-winning flim "Flying Monsters 3D"; engineering students win micro-electro-mechanical system contest with dragonfly creation; Provost Smith interview with Mindy Brashears, professor of food microbiology and food safety; two students receive Fulbright awards; Department of Economics receives $1.2 million gift to create Institute for the Teaching and Study of Free Market Economics.

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June 15, 2011

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Hurricane researchers in the Wind Science and Engineering Research Center (WISE) are in the process of upgrading their research equipment in order to capture real-time data during storms for the first time; WISE researchers have created a new tornadic simulator, known as VorTECH, to study wind speeds and how tornadoes cause damage; Provost Smith interview segment with Brian Shannon, law professor; Texas Tech School of Law appoints new dean, Darby Dickerson; Dr. Valerie Osland Paton is named interim dean of University College.

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June 1, 2011

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Texas Tech researchers study the reasoning behind the rapid decline of frog and other amphibian populations; Provost Smith interview segment with Michael San Francisco, biological sciences; Texas Tech's chapter of Sigma Xi invites faculty, graduate students and undergraduate students to become members and collaborate on their research.

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May 18, 2011

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The Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT) is helping fund cancer research projects at Texas Tech University and the Texas Tech Health Sciences Center; Provost Smith interview segment with Kitty Harris, College of Human Sciences; a new partnership allows for the use of new agricultural equipment on Texas Tech farms.

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May 4, 2011

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The new GroupWorks section in the Texas Tech Library is now available for students to use and makes working on group projects much easier; Tigga Kingston, an assistant professor of biological sciences, received a grant from the National Science Foundation to create a network for bat researchers in Southeast Asia; Provost Smith interview segment with Tara Stevens, College of Education; undergraduate researcher Heather Darnell studies Italian lullabies with her advisor, Thomas Cimarusti, assistant professor of musicology.

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April 20, 2011

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Texas Tech researchers talk about their findings from studying the effects of radiation at the exclusion zone in Chernobyl, Ukraine, as this month marks the 25th anniversary of the nuclear disaster; Provost Smith interview segment with Ron Mitchell, Rawls College of Business Administration; the online research magazine for Texas Tech, Discoveries, is launched this month.

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April 6, 2011

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"Tornado Alley," a recently released IMAX® movie, focuses on VORTEX2, the most ambitious effort ever made to understand tornado genesis, which was funded by the National Science Foundation and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Texas Tech researchers participated in the VORTEX2 project, and Christopher Weiss, associate professor of atmospheric science, talks about Texas Tech's role in and preliminary findings from VORTEX2; College of Media and Communication hosts the Global Film Initiatives Global Lens series; Provost Smith interview segment with Sindee Simon, Edward E. Whitacre Jr. College of Engineering; Anthony Giordano, Texas Tech doctoral student and Fulbright award winner, talks about studying jaguars in Paraguay.

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March 23, 2011

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The Caprock Regional Public Defender Office, in coordination with Texas Tech's School of Law, will provide representation to defendants in underrepresented Northwest Texas Counties; the College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Sciences has named an interim dean effective July 1, 2011; Provost Smith interview segment with Rob Glover, College of Visual and Performing Arts; Dr. Jorge Iber, associate dean in the College of Arts and Sciences and professor of history, talks about his new book.

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March 2, 2011

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Lynne Fallwell, assistant professor of history at Texas Tech, talks about a traveling exhibit detailing the Holocaust that is now on display at the Museum of Texas Tech University; TTU sets another spring enrollment record; representatives from the School of Law win some major awards; Provost Bob Smith interview segment with Kent Wilkinson, College of Media and Communication; Chemical Engineering Professor Micah Green talks about incorporating history lessons into his engineering courses.

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February 16, 2011

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Professor Walter Smith in the College of Education talks about the MOON project, a research project that aims to get more children interested in science and math by communicating with other students throughout the world about their views of the moon; Texas Tech is looking for middle school math and science teachers who want to earn a master's degree for free; the Vietnam Center and Archive at Texas Tech hosts a guest lecture series throughout the Spring 2011 semester; Provost Bob Smith interview segment with Ron Kendall, Department of Environmental Toxicology; the latest issue of All Things Texas Tech is released.

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February 2, 2011

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The Lubbock Lake Landmark celebrates 75 years of discovery, while Texas Tech engineering doctoral student George Laity receives a fellowship award from the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Dielectrics and Electrical Insulation Society; Provost Bob Smith interview segment with Sam Bradley, College of Media and Communication; Stacy Carter, College of Education, discusses the concept of social validity and his new book, The Social Validity Manual.

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January 19, 2011

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Texas Tech professors provide financial advice to baby boomers who are nearing retirement; Provost Smith interview segment with Hansel Burley, College of Education; Texas Tech graduate student Rebecca Tokach talks about the importance of her research in meat science and muscle biology.

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January 5, 2011

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Headline news from Texas Tech University, including research studying evidence of exposure to harmful chemicals and pesticides in Pacific Ocean-dwelling sperm whales and information on a honorary fellowship awarded to Texas Tech researcher Seshadri Ramkumar by The Textile Association; Provost Smith interview segment with Anisa Zvonkovic, College of Human Sciences; Texas Tech Education Professor Walter Smith talks about enhancing science education.

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December 15, 2010

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Headline news from Texas Tech University, including on-going research studying a recently discovered pseudoscorpion found in Yosemite National Park, a food safety grant awarded to Texas Tech professors who are collaborating with other universities on research about antibiotic resistance in beef and dairy cattle; Provost Smith interview segment with Christopher Smith, School of Music; Texas Tech English Professor Ken Baake incorporates music into his teaching.

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December 1, 2010

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Headline news from Texas Tech University, including a research study about combating holiday weight gain and an award granted to Dr. Michelle Pantoya of the College of Engineering for her book, Engineering Elephants, co-authored by Dr. Emily Hunt of West Texas A&M University; Provost Smith interview segment with Pantoya; release of the first issue of the Journal of Biosecurity, Biosafety & Biodefense Law.

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November 17, 2010

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Headline news from Texas Tech University, including current on-going viticulture research involving European grape varieties and the development of a new laboratory in the Rawls College of Business that will study brain activity and other reactions in people when exposed to marketing efforts; Provost Smith interview segment with John Poch, English; Gulf of Mexico oil spill research continues at Texas Tech.

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November 3, 2010

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Headline news from Texas Tech University, including information about the research surrounding the sudden decline in bee colonies and grants for wind energy research; Provost Smith interview segment with Lou Densmore, Biological Sciences; Salem witch trial book authored by Texas Tech faculty member Gretchen Adams.

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