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Feb. 14, 2019

Upcoming Changes to Cayuse Sponsored Project (SP) Submission Process
Around mid-May, regular users of Cayuse SP will notice some changes to the routing sheets/certification pages of Cayuse when they submit sponsored projects. These revisions will include Financial Conflict of Interest Disclosure questions, iThenticate certification, and expansion of Certification Statements. Learn more >>

Revised Common Rule for Human Subject Research
The Office for Human Research Protections (OHRP) has released a revised Common Rule (45 CFR 46, Final Rule) for human subject research.  These regulations went into effect on Jan. 19, 2019. Researchers will notice changes to the HRPP website, policies and procedures, and Cayuse IRB templates. Read more >>

New Web Address for Pivot
On March 1, 2019, Pivot is moving to https://pivot.proquest.com and the current Pivot URL, https://pivot.cos.com, will be discontinued. Traffic to cos.com will not automatically redirect to the new URL, including any links you have on your websites, bookmarks or saved searches. To access Pivot, users will need to go to https://pivot.proquest.com (and login with their username and password). Once there, they’ll find the same great site. This is a change in address only; all data remains, and the user experience and functionality are unchanged. For further information, please contact ord.vpr@ttu.edu >>

2019 Regional Engaged Scholarship Symposium Call for Proposals
Submission Deadline: Feb. 28, 2019
Texas Tech University is seeking proposals for its 2019 Regional Engaged Scholarship Symposium, “The Future of Higher Education: Redesigning Teaching, Research, and Service to Remain Relevant.” The symposium will be held on April 10, 2019 at Texas Tech University in Lubbock, Texas. Individuals or teams of faculty, staff, and students may submit a proposal. Read more >>

February Faculty Research Club
The Faculty Research Club is intended to provide a social setting to stimulate interdisciplinary research collaborations, promote informal discussions about research and disseminate information about campus resources to faculty. To stimulate conversation, several faculty members will give a 5-minute summary of their research and opportunities for collaboration. The next meeting is Feb. 28 and will be hosted by the Honors College. Learn more >>

NSF CAREER Workshop
RSVP Deadline: March 1, 2019
This workshop will include a panel of CAREER awardees, access to exclusive materials, a Grant Application Writer's Workbook, and an opportunity to participate in a mock review in May. Attend one of two sessions: March 5 from 12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. or March 6 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. RSVP to ord.vpr@ttu.edu >>

iLaunch Competition Applications Now Open
Upcoming Deadline: March 1, 2019
iLaunch is a competition for the next BIG idea. The competition is hosted on April 5, 2019 during the “Discoveries to Impact” Conference. Applicants must submit an executive summary, pitch deck, and a 60-second video on their idea for a chance to be a top 10 finalist and pitch for $10,000! The iLaunch Competition is open to all TTU students, faculty, and the community. Click here for more information and to submit your application >>

Integrated Scholars
Nomination Deadline: March 1, 2019
Nominations for the 2019 Integrated Scholars are now open. Integrated Scholars will be chosen and announced each spring semester. Nominations may come from anyone on campus. Final selection will be made by the Office of the Provost. Read more >>

Military Healthy System Research Symposium Call for Abstracts
Submission Deadline: March 15, 2019
The Military Health System Research Symposium (MHSRS) released its call for abstracts, including a separate competition for young investigators. This year, MHSRS will feature breakout sessions on infectious disease, occupational and environmental exposures, hemorrhage control and blood/blood products, autonomous medical systems, human performance optimization, psychological health, and many others. In addition to DOD officials, the officials from the Department of Health and Human Services are often present. The Symposium offers an opportunity for academia to engage with program managers and DOD officials, who are often hard to reach, on military biomedical and health-related research topics. Details can be found here >>

Double T College is Back in Session for Spring 2019
Get a taste of what Texas Tech has to offer in short talks from some of the university's leading faculty. Students are encouraged to attend these free events where they can learn about a wide range of topics, including Game of Thrones and screen tourism, addiction and recovery, and how dogs know what their nose knows. Attend Double T College this spring and bring your Texas Tech ID. For a schedule of events >>


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Feb. 18

Southwest Node of the NSF I-Corps
Innovation Hub at Research Park

The Southwest Node of the NSF Innovation Corps (I-Corps) is offering a regional program in Lubbock to help teams quickly and effectively validate their commercialization strategy through tactical collection and analysis of data generated from direct interaction with potential customers. Additionally, this course will provide teams the opportunity to become eligible to apply for a $50,000 I-Corps Team Grant from the National Science Foundation. Learn more >>

Feb. 19

Double T College: Addiction & Recovery
Presented by Sterling Shumway
3:30 - 5 p.m.
Room 151, TLPDC

Get a taste of what Texas Tech has to offer in short talks from some of the university's leading faculty. Students are encouraged to attend this free event where they learn more about addiction and recovery. Attend Double T College this spring and bring your Texas Tech ID. For more information >>

Feb. 28

Faculty Research Club
Hosted by the Honors College
4 - 5 p.m.
Texas Tech Club, East Suite Level

The Faculty Research Club is intended to provide a social setting to stimulate interdisciplinary research collaborations, promote informal discussions about research and disseminate information about campus resources to faculty. To stimulate conversation, several faculty members will give a 5-minute summary of their research and opportunities for collaboration. More details >>

March 5 & 6

NSF CAREER Workshop
12:30 - 2:30 p.m. (March 5)
1 - 3 p.m. (March 6)

Room 309, Texas Tech Libraries

This workshop will include a panel of CAREER awardees, access to exclusive materials, a Grant Application Writer's Workbook, and an opportunity to participate in a mock review in May. Attend one of these two sessions. Please RSVP to ord.vpr@ttu.edu by March 1 >>


March 20

Double T College: Game of Thrones, Lord of the Rings, and the Many Joys of Screen Tourism
Presented by Robert Peaslee in Partnership with OLLI
5:30 - 7 p.m.
International Cultural Center

Get a taste of what Texas Tech has to offer in short talks from some of the university's leading faculty. Students are encouraged to attend this free event where they learn more about how works like Game of Thrones and Lord of the Rings impacted screen tourism. Attend Double T College this spring and bring your Texas Tech ID. Refreshments will be provided at this event. This event is conducted in partnership with the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute. For more information >>

March 22

DOD DTRA University Day
Lorton, VA

The Department of Defense’s (DOD) Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA) announced it will host a University Day on March 22, 2019, in Lorton, VA in conjunction with its release of three draft University Research Alliance (URA) broad agency announcements (BAAs) on February 6. DTRA achieves its mission of countering Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD) through support for basic research and development, operational support to warfighters, and development of in-house capabilities to prevent and reduce threats against the United States. The purpose of DTRA’s University Day is to foster networking and further discuss details of the three draft URA BAAs. Interested participants, both in-person or virtually, must register to DTRA-URA-Program@mail.mil by February 15, 2019. For more info >>

April 1

Double T College: Sense & Scent Ability of Dogs
Presented by Nathan Hall
Noon - 1 p.m.
Room 101, Animal and Food Sciences Building

Get a taste of what Texas Tech has to offer in short talks from some of the university's leading faculty. Students are encouraged to attend this free event where they learn more about how dogs know what their nose knows. Attend Double T College this spring and bring your Texas Tech ID. For more information >>

April 1-2

NSF CAREER Proposal Writing Workshop
Washington, D.C.

An NSF CAREER Proposal Writing Workshop will be held on April 1-2, 2019, in Washington, DC. The workshop aims to provide individuals who plan to submit a CAREER Award proposal to a program in the Engineering Directorate with a CAREER proposal review experience and a forum in which they can interact with NSF program directors and recent NSF CAREER awardees. Workshop participation is by invitation and limited to 300 participants. Participants will be selected from those who submit complete applications. For more information and to apply >>

April 5

iLaunch Competition
Innovation Hub at Research Park

iLaunch is a competition for the next big idea. Students and entrepreneurs must submit an application to the program. The competition provides a $10,000 award to the winner. The competition is hosted at The Hub once a year. Participants receive mentoring, templates for business plan and pitch deck. It's recommended that interested parties attend Hub Camp to increase chances of winning the iLaunch competition. Learn more >>

April 10

2019 Regional Engaged Scholarship Symposium
8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
McKenzie-Merket Alumni Center

Faculty, staff, and students from two- and four-year institutions are invited to attend the 2019 Regional Engaged Scholarship Symposium at Texas Tech University in Lubbock. The symposium will feature break-out sessions, workshops, and roundtable discussions focused on the theory and practice of Engaged Scholarship in Higher Education. Registration for the symposium will open on Feb. 15, 2019. Registration for the one-day symposium is free for Texas Tech System employees and students, $35 for faculty and staff from other institutions, and $15 for students from other institutions. There is no charge for community members to attend. You can find out more here >>


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