Spring 2018 Alumni Newsletter

Welcome to the Texas Tech Graduate School's Spring 2018 Alumni Newsletter. Below you will find several updates on various competitions and programs along with a general update on the state of the Graduate School.

Message From the Dean

A message from Dean Sheridan about the state of the Graduate School

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Alumni Spotlight

Meet Fatma Jobran, a Graduate School Alumna who recieved her Ph.D in Environmental Design/Interior Design in 2015 and currently works as a professor at the University of Taibah.

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Student Spotlight

Meet Derek Berman, a Graduate Student studying astrophysics, geology, and the makeup of planetary bodies.

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Postdoctoral Research Fellow Receives Two-Year Grant from the USDA

Mandana Pahlavani, a postdoctoral research fellow in Texas Tech University's Department of Nutritional Sciences in the College of Human Sciences, was awarded a two-year, $165,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture's (NIFA) Education and Literacy Initiative (ELI).

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Doctoral Student Receives Prestigious Fellowship

Kerry Manzo, a doctoral student in Texas Tech University's Department of English in the College of Arts & Sciences through Texas Tech's Graduate School, has received a Mellon/ACLS Dissertation Completion Fellowship. The $30,000 fellowship from the American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS) is supported by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

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3 Minute Thesis

Three Minute Thesis (3MT®) celebrates the exciting research being done by our graduate students. Developed by The University of Queensland (UQ) in 2008, this exercise cultivates academic, presentation, and research communication skills.

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7th Annual Arts & Humanities

The Arts & Humanities conference features 10-15 minute paper presentations by graduate students, highlighting research and work in the Arts and Humanities. There is a moderator present and a panel of judges who rate each presentation. There are several sessions and heats with winners announced at the end of the conference.

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Jul 19, 2018