Texas Tech University

Double-T College Kicks off Spring Series Feb. 20

Sally Post

February 9, 2018

The program is the latest in a long line of opportunities that Texas Tech has created to provide an enhanced learning experience for our students.


The spring semester of Double-T College kicks off Feb. 20, offering students an opportunity to experience topics that they are interested in, but not able to take as classes.

Double-T College has no tests or homework, only the opportunity to learn in a relaxed and fun environment. The program is the latest in a long line of opportunities that Texas Tech has created to provide an enhanced learning experience for our students.

The program is free and offers no course credit, but students who attend all sessions will receive a certificate upon request. Student IDs will be required to count attendance.

"Texas Tech places a great deal of emphasis on providing innovative learning experiences to our students," said Provost Michael Galyean. "We have long prided ourselves on connecting students with faculty and staff both in and out of the classroom, as well as providing exceptional extracurricular activities and opportunities for students to engage in various aspects of university life."

There are six faculty members representing a wide variety of subjects presenting lectures during the spring semester.

All sessions will be held from 4-5 p.m. in room 151 of the Teaching, Learning and Professional Development Center, main floor of the Library. Pizza will be served after each presentation.

Topics for the spring 2018 semester:

How Stories Shape Our Universe – February 20
Andy Wilkinson, artist in residence and director of the Creative Process Commons

Fact or Fake News? The Truth about Climate Change – February 27
Katharine Hayhoe, professor of political science and director of the Climate Science Center

When Disaster Hits Home: The Science of Recovery – March 6
Ali Nejat, associate professor of civil, environmental and construction engineering

Spain: An Unfinished Project – March 20 in English and March 22 in Spanish
Carmen Pereira, professor of classical and modern languages and literature

Think Cinematic: Presentations That Will Impress – April 10
Luke Lefebvre, director of the Communications Training Center

Building Your Personal Brand – April 17
Bob McDonald, professor of marketing