Texas Tech Names Interim Vice President for Research
Michael San Francisco became the interim vice president for research at Texas Tech University in September. San Francisco, who has been serving as associate vice president for research, has more than 20 years of experience at Texas Tech, 15 of which have been spent in an administrative capacity.
Faculty Member Receives Grant to Study Campus-Based Recovery Projects
The National Institute on Drug Abuse recently awarded Kitty Harris, director of the Texas Tech Center for the Study of Addiction and Recovery, a two-year developmental grant to study the college-based recovery programs that help recovering students avoid relapse.
Society of Environmental Journalists Conference Showcases Texas Tech, West Texas
About 560 journalists, expert speakers and others from around the globe descended on Texas Tech to attend the 22nd Annual Society of Environmental Journalists Conference in October.
Upward Bound Receives Federal Funding for New Program
Texas Tech was awarded $1.25 million by the U.S. Department of Education for the Upward Bound Math and Science Discover program.
Petroleum Engineering and Research Building Groundbreaking
Texas Tech officials broke ground on a new facility to house the Bob L. Herd Department of Petroleum Engineering, welcoming a new era in petroleum engineering production and operations education.
Engineering Students Win Big With Tiny Rheometer
For a third straight year, Texas Tech engineering students emerged victorious in the design contest for novel microelectromechanical systems, held at Sandia National Laboratories.
Researcher Wins New Innovator Award to Study Oral Vaccine Delivery
Harvinder Gill, assistant professor of chemical engineering, received a five-year, $2.2 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to study the use of pollen grains as an oral vaccine delivery platform.
Texas Tech, University of New York in Prague Join Forces
Texas Tech University and the University of New York in Prague are now formal educational partners.
Mathematics Professor Receives Jefferson Fellowship
A Texas Tech University mathematics professor has left for Washington, D.C., for a year-long appointment as a Jefferson Fellow.
Texas Tech Expanding its Wind Energy Opportunities
Texas Tech University has partnered with Western Texas College on a two-year curriculum licensing program focusing on wind energy.
Faculty Honored by American Society of Animal Science
Three Texas Tech University faculty in the College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources received awards for their contributions to science and production from the American Society of Animal Science at the organization’s annual meeting in Phoenix.
Professors Named Fellows for the Texas Project for Human Rights Education
Hans Hansen, assistant professor in the Rawls College of Business, and Jill Patterson, professor in the Department of English were named 2012 fellows for the Texas Project for Human Rights Education for their continuous research and dedication in advocating for justice in the death penalty system.
Three Students Receive Fulbright Scholarships
Three students at Texas Tech University received scholarships from the Fulbright U.S. Student Program, sponsored by the U.S. Department of State.
Professor Receives the 2012 International Association for Wind Engineering Junior Award
John Schroeder, director of the Texas Tech Wind Science and Engineering Research Center, received the 2012 International Association for Wind Engineering Junior Award.
Assistant Professor Elected President of Petroleum Engineering Society
Texas Tech Assistant Professor Marshall Watson recently was elected president of the Society of Petroleum Evaluation Engineers.
Human Sciences Professor Receives Fulbright Award
Texas Tech Department of Nutrition, Hospitality and Retailing Professor Ben Goh recently was awarded a 2012-2013 Fulbright Scholar Program grant to serve as a lecturer at Bangkok University in Thailand.
Texas Tech Vietnam Center to Join Forces with Michigan State
Texas Tech’s Vietnam Center and Archive will collaborate with Michigan State University’s Vietnam Group Archive on a grant to create an online repository.
Texas Tech Chosen to Assist Vietnam War Commemoration
Texas Tech has been chosen as the first university commemorative partner in the United States Department of Defense’s 50th anniversary commemoration of the Vietnam War.
Texas Tech Launches Institute for the Study of Western Civilization
Texas Tech recently launched the Institute for the Study of Western Civilization. The institute, the only program of its kind among major U.S. universities, aims to rekindle academic interest in the study of Western civilization’s extraordinary character.