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March 08, 2021 - Texas Tech Today

Students Applying To Texas Tech For Fall 2022 Admission Not Required To Submit Test Scores

Students will have the option of having their application evaluated without submitting test scores...Read More

February 25, 2021 - Texas Tech Today

American Academy Of Diplomacy, Texas Tech Host Sixth Annual Ambassadors' Forum

The panelists will discuss foreign perceptions of the U.S. in a post-COVID-19 world...Read More

February 24, 2021 - Texas Tech Today

Chemical Engineering Professor Developing Indoor COVID-19 Detector

Gerardine Botte received a grant from the U.S. Department of Defense to work on the project...Read More

February 18, 2021 - Texas Tech Today

Texas Tech School Of Law Announces 2020 Distinguished Alumni And Distinguished Service Award Recipients

Four outstanding alumni were chosen by the Texas Tech Law School Foundation Board of Trustees...Read More

February 15, 2021 - WalletHub

2021's Best Places To Get Married

WalletHub - Marriage is not only a big life decision, but it also can be a hefty financial commitment, because how much money you have usually determines the extravagance and location of the wedding...Read More

February 01, 2021 - Texas Tech Today

Texas Tech Athletics Perseveres Through Closures, Delays, Altered Seasons

Like all other schools, Texas Tech’s athletic programs deal with COVID-19 shutdowns, new protocols...Read More

January 29, 2021 - Texas Tech Today

Engineering Alumnus Developing, Producing Ventilators For Congo

Adam Shebindu and his company, Bora Technology, sprang into action to help the people in his home country fight COVID-19...Read More

January 15, 2021 - Texas Tech Today

Texas Tech Climate Center Hosts First 'Science By The Glass' Event Of 2021

Emily Bailey will explore the connections between the climate and COVID-19 in a virtual event...Read More

January 15, 2021 - Texas Tech Today

Texas Tech Researcher At Forefront Of Economic Research In Dairy, Fruits And Vegetables

Stephen Devadoss collaborated with other researchers to explore the pandemic’s effects on farm labor force and its influence on production and received a grant from the USDA to examine the impacts on dairy due to the farm bill and insurance programs...Read More

January 14, 2021 - Texas Tech Today

Researcher Receives Grant To Chart Changing Structure In Dairy Industry

Stephen Devadoss will examine the impacts due to the farm bill and insurance programs...Read More

January 11, 2021 - Texas Tech Today

Texas Tech Researcher Examines COVID-19 Impact On Fruit And Vegetable Production

Stephen Devadoss collaborated with other researchers to explore the pandemic’s effects on farm labor force and its influence on production...Read More

January 04, 2021 - NextAdvisor with Time

4 Financial Therapists On How To Plan For A Less Anxious 2021

NextAdvisor with Time - It's been a busy year for financial therapists. We asked four financial therapists what their biggest takeaways from 2020 were, and how you can adjust your money mindset going into 2021...Read More

December 18, 2020 - Texas Tech Today

School Of Music, Lubbock Chorale Go Virtual This Performance Season

As a gift to the community, the chorale’s annual holiday concert will be free to all who would like to watch it...Read More

December 15, 2020 - Texas Tech Today

Vaccine Could Protect Against Variety Of Coronaviruses

Harvinder Gill said his vaccine has been able to bind to six different strains of coronaviruses in laboratory tests, including the strain responsible for COVID-19...Read More

December 14, 2020 - Texas Tech Today

Researchers Recognized For Rapid COVID-19 Test, Defensive Phone Charger

Two Texas Tech researchers were named Defense Innovation Awardees...Read More

December 10, 2020 - Texas Tech Today

Students Develop Guideline Book To Help Small Businesses Follow CDC Guidelines During COVID-19 Pandemic

Fourth-year students from Texas Tech University at El Paso’s College of Architecture created a 130-page resource that shows small businesses how to successfully redesign their spaces under new COVID-related recommendations...Read More

December 09, 2020 - Texas Tech Today

Aspiring Teachers Embark On Year Of Learning, Serving In Boston Classrooms

Through a partnership between the Texas Tech College of Education and AmeriCorps’ City Year Boston, three future teachers have spent the past year serving in under-resourced schools...Read More

December 09, 2020 - Texas Tech Today

Alumnus Leading The Effort To Distribute COVID-19 Vaccines

Scott Sureddin, a 1987 marketing graduate, is the CEO of DHL Supply Chain North America...Read More

December 07, 2020 - National Geographic

Bats, Museums And Viruses Collide In This Scientific Love Story

National Geographic - The urgency of the COVID-19 pandemic has pushed some unlikely scientists into the fray, including a forensic anthropologist and a conservation biologist, egged on by their frisky African gray parrot...Read More

December 04, 2020 - Texas Tech Today

Fighting The Pandemic

Collaborators from Texas Tech University and Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center came together to find ways to better combat coronavirus...Read More

November 30, 2020 - Texas Tech Today

Residence Halls Association Hosts 62nd Annual Carol Of Lights Virtually

With no in-person component this year, the 2020 celebration, themed “The Matador Lights,” will instead be presented via livestream and local broadcast...Read More

November 24, 2020 - Texas Tech Today

Is 2020 The Year For Un-Happy Holidays? It Doesn't Have To Be

Set realistic expectations and connect with loved ones, says one Texas Tech expert...Read More

November 20, 2020 - Texas Tech Today

Doctoral Student's Research Finds Hormone Released During Exercise Can Suppress Acute Stress-Induced Memory Deficit

Mohammad Jodeiri-Farshbaf, a biology major, presented his research at the Three Minute Thesis (3MT™) competition...Read More

November 19, 2020 - INSIDE HIGHER ED

Study Abroad Looks To Remain Limited This Spring

INSIDE HIGHER ED - Some study abroad programs are beginning to resume after being halted because of the pandemic, but their status remains fluid, and most professionals in the field don't anticipate a return to normalcy until next summer or fall at the earliest...Read More

November 19, 2020 - Texas Tech Today

Residence Halls Association To Host 62nd Annual Carol Of Lights Virtually

With no in-person component this year, the 2020 celebration, themed “The Matador Lights,” will instead be presented via livestream and local broadcast...Read More

November 18, 2020 - Texas Tech Today

School Of Law Professor Leads Third Symposium Addressing Mental Illness And The Law

Brian Shannon is a Horn Professor and author of a recent article published by the Texas Tech Law Review regarding mental health and legislative legal reform...Read More

November 13, 2020 - Texas Tech Today

Sigma Delta Pi Holds 10th Annual Lubbock Spanish Spelling Bee Championship

Local students in third through eighth grades will compete...Read More

November 10, 2020 - Texas Tech Today

Expert: To Maximize Safety And Sales, Retailers Opt For 'Black Friday Month'

Robert Paul Jones is the chair of the Department of Hospitality and Retail Management and a nearly 30-year veteran of the retail industry...Read More

November 09, 2020 - Texas Tech Today

Texas Tech Hosts Terry And Jo Harvey Allen For Virtual Residency

The internationally acclaimed artists, joined by their sons Bukka and Bale Creek, will lead five sessions discussing the making of their art, their lives of making art and issues arising from the COVID-19 pandemic...Read More

October 26, 2020 - Texas Tech Today

Texas Tech Climate Center Hosts Virtual ‘Science By The Glass’ Event

Emily Bailey will lead a discussion on COVID-19 and how it relates to climate change...Read More

October 23, 2020 - Texas Tech Today

Homecoming King, Queen Crowned During Virtual Pep Rally

Maxwell Raymond and Tarah Hill were announced as the 2020 homecoming royalty...Read More

October 23, 2020 - Texas Tech Today

CultureFest Kicks Off International Week 2020 At Texas Tech

The event is one of several planned for the week, which encourages global education and literacy...Read More

October 23, 2020 - Texas Tech Today

School Of Law Announces 2020 Alumni Association Awards

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the award recipients will be honored both virtually and in person when safe...Read More

October 22, 2020 - Texas Tech Today

Homecoming Court Announced During Virtual Event

The king and queen will be announced during a virtual pep rally this Friday (Oct. 23)...Read More

October 21, 2020 - Texas Tech Today

Texas Tech To Host In-Person And Virtual Commencement Ceremonies

The university is prepared to offer multiple in-person ceremonies to properly adhere to social-distancing guidelines...Read More

October 19, 2020 - Texas Tech Today

Texas Tech Kicks Off Virtual Homecoming Week

The week will include many of the traditional homecoming events, with a virtual twist...Read More

October 15, 2020 - SPOTIFY

Fans, Athletes, Podcasts: How 2020 Changed The World Of Sports

SPOTIFY - In 2020, the sporting world was turned upside down by the pandemic. Global and local competitions were canceled or postponed, and those that returned did so largely to perform in silent, empty stadiums...Read More

October 09, 2020 - Texas Tech Today

Why Are Men So Negatively Impacted By Depression?

Texas Tech researcher Paul Ingram discusses depression in men and why the pandemic exacerbates the problems that come with it...Read More

October 08, 2020 - The New York Times

What's Special About Bat Viruses? What We Don't Know Could Hurt Us

The New York Times - Bats were once of interest mainly to specialists and devoted conservationists. But the global pandemic pushed the animals squarely into the spotlight as the apparent original source of the novel coronavirus...Read More

October 02, 2020 - Texas Tech Today

FRONTLINE Selects Texas Tech Public Media As A 2020-21 Local Journalism Partner

The Texas Newsroom, a collaboration of Texas public radio stations, NPR and Texas Tech Public Media, is one of four investigative journalism teams selected by PBS for its Local Journalism Initiative...Read More

September 29, 2020 - Texas Tech Today

Professor's Artificial Crowd Noise Research More Applicable Now Than Ever

Glenn Cummins wrote two papers on how TV might use artificial crowd noise during sports broadcasting years before the COVID-19 pandemic made it a reality...Read More

September 25, 2020 - Texas Tech Today

Engineering Professor Wants Devices To Stop 'Fighting' For Bandwidth

Changzhi Li received a National Science Foundation grant to figure out how multiple Wi-Fi-enabled devices can "share" the internet in a given space and leverage passive sensing to analyze human behaviors...Read More

September 24, 2020 - Texas Tech Today

U.S. Farm Report College Roadshow Returns To Texas Tech

The program features some of the students and research being conducted at Texas Tech that directly impacts the world...Read More

September 18, 2020 - The Texas Tribune

August Unemployment Rate In Texas Drops To 6.8%, Lowest Level Since Coronavirus Shutdowns

The Texas Tribune - The U.S. Labor Department on Friday announced Texas' unemployment rate for August fell to 6.8%. That is still far above pre-pandemic levels, underscoring a summer of steady joblessness for many Texans...Read More

September 16, 2020 - Texas Tech Today

Data Collected During Hurricane Laura Presents Major Benefits In Engineering, Atmospheric Science Fields

Hurricane Laura was the most documented hurricane to ever make landfall in the U.S...Read More

September 11, 2020 - Texas Tech Today

El Grito: Now In Its 11th Year, Celebration Goes Virtual

The annual event honors the legacy of Mexico’s declaration of independence from Spain while also highlighting the history and cultures of Puerto Rico and 19 Latin American countries...Read More

September 11, 2020 - Texas Tech Today

Raider Red's Food Pantry Provides Support, Resources To Students In Need

While providing food is the primary focus of the pantry, connecting students to additional resources also is an important part of their mission...Read More

September 09, 2020 - Texas Tech Today

Texas Tech Kicks Off 2020 State Employee Charitable Campaign

Employees can donate to local and statewide causes with payroll deductions through the annual campaign...Read More

September 09, 2020 - OneZero

Now Is The Time To Bring Back Away Messages

OneZero - In the glory days of online communication (2002 to 2009, in my rough, highly personal estimation), away messages were popular on AOL’s instant messaging service and acted a bit like digital Post-it notes stuck to a door: messages that would pop up next to a user’s handle indicating that a person was unavailable to chat. Yet they’ve largely fallen to the wayside, foregone in favor of constant connectivity that’s distracting and stressful...Read More

September 08, 2020 - Texas Tech Today

Spanish Professor Brings Cultural Relevance, Sensitivity Into Her Work

Raychel Vasseur’s research ties in the context of how students learn a language and what language and culture mean to them...Read More

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