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Spring 2014

In Short

  • Strategy to Fight Salmonella Outlined; TTU Part of $700,000 USDA Grant

    Texas Tech’s International Center for Food Industry Excellence (ICFIE) in the College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources is part of a broad effort to develop detection and surveillance networks to protect against future outbreaks of salmonella bacteria.

    Texas Tech Chemist Studies How Breast Cancer Breaks into the Brain

    A Texas Tech University bioanalytical chemist recently received a $1.2 million grant from The Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT) to study how breast cancer may metastasize to the brain.

    Texas Tech Receives $19.3 Million from Bayer CropScience

    Texas Tech University received a $19.3 million contribution from Bayer CropScience to benefit research programs and projects in the College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources.

    Texas Tech Part of Multi-Million Dollar Transportation Grant

    Researchers from the Texas Tech Center for Multidisciplinary Research in Transportation, in the Whitacre College of Engineering, have been named as part of a consortium that will conduct cutting-edge research on transportation infrastructure in the region, with a specific focus on the impact of extreme climates on infrastructure.

    Researchers to Study Regional Responses to Climate Change

    Two projects underway by Texas Tech University researchers will receive $157,000 in funding from the South Central Climate Science Center led by the U.S. Department of the Interior.

    Researchers Awarded $640,000 from National Science Foundation

    A pair of Texas Tech researchers will use a near $640,000 grant from the National Science Foundation to seek out more cost- and energy-efficient ways for biofuels to power the world.

    Researchers Discover Youngest Neutron Star in Binary System in Our Galaxy

    A Texas Tech University postdoctoral researcher was part of an international team of astronomers who recently discovered the glowing wreckage of the youngest-known neutron star in a binary system in our Milky Way galaxy.

    Rawls College of Business Unveils STEM MBA

    Texas Tech University’s Rawls College of Business has developed a STEM MBA program focused on the competencies that science, technology, engineering and math students need to move forward in their careers.

    Free Market Institute Receives $1.7 Million Grant

    Texas Tech University’s Free Market Institute received a $1.7 million three-year grant from the John Templeton Foundation to study the origins of economic freedom and prosperity.

    Texas Tech Celebrates New Burkhart Center

    The Burkhart Center for Autism Education and Research has moved to a new building. The two-story autism education and research facility showcases the impressive growth the program has experienced since its establishment and now includes 28,458 square feet of space for clinical facilities.

    Texas Tech Receives $706,000 Grant for Quail Research on Parasitic Worms

    Researchers at The Institute of Environmental and Human Health at Texas Tech recently received a $706,000 grant from The Rolling Plains Quail Research Foundation to study how parasitic worms may be impacting the game bird’s recent precipitous decline on the Texas Plains.

    Desert Catchments May Harbor Hidden Water Danger

    Texas Tech researchers say manmade catchments in the Sonoran Desert area of the U.S. originally built to help wildlife may be doing more harm than good, as ammonia levels found in them may be hazardous to animals and to humans.

    College of Media and Communication Introduces Communication Research Center

    The College of Media and Communication recently opened the Center for Communication Research (CCR). CCR houses state-of-the art technology for studying all facets of audience response to media messages–video, audio, online, commercial, informational and more. The center contains more than 6,000 square feet of research labs and provides research services to those both within and beyond the Texas Tech community.

    Physicist’s Camera Captures Day-Old Supernova

    With the help of a special spectroscopic camera developed by a Texas Tech University physicist, researchers at Caltech and Las Cumbres Observatory Global Telescope Network captured rare images of a star in another galaxy going supernova within a day of the star’s explosion.

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