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3:10 pm
Thu November 6, 2014

Faith Matters conversation with Professor Debra Reed

Debra B. Reed, PhD, RDN, LD has been Professor and Helen DeVitt Jones Chairperson in Nutritional Sciences at Texas Tech since 2004.

Throughout her career, Dr. Reed has been dedicated to using creative, theory-based nutrition interventions and best practices to empower people of all races, ages, cultures, and income levels to improve their food choices for the prevention of obesity and chronic diseases.

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Blogs
3:05 pm
Thu November 6, 2014

Inside Texas Tech: Midterm Elections, Explained

Credit NPR

Midterm elections proved to be a bit of a blow to the President's party, as a GOP sweep of House, Senate and Governor's seats tilted the balance of legislative power out of the hands of Democrats.

Seth McKee, an associate professor of political science at Texas Tech University, explains what the takeover will mean for Obama, and how Texas Tech students played a role in the "repudiation" of Obama's policies. 

    

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Science
2:38 pm
Wed November 5, 2014

TTU Professor Part of Team That Discovered Brightest Pulsar

 

A Texas Tech University astrophysicist was part of a team of researchers who recently discovered  a new reason for mysterious ultraluminous X-ray sources to exist in the universe.

The discovery of the brightest pulsar ever recorded was made by accident during an observation aimed at looking at a recent supernova explosion in the nearby galaxy M82. The research was published in the Oct. 9 edition of the peer-reviewed journal Nature.

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Blogs
1:51 pm
Fri October 31, 2014

Inside Texas Tech: School of Law, HSC Prepared for Ebola, Other Outbreaks

Nearly 5,000 people in West Africa have died from the lethal Ebola virus, prompting fears of an American outbreak of the disease - fears intensified since two nurses in Texas and a doctor in New York tested positive for the virus. The CDC and prominent health experts continue to stress, however, that an epidemic in America is unlikely.

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Blogs
12:50 pm
Wed October 29, 2014

Inside Texas Tech: Research Bringing Music, Philosophy, Body Movement Together

When William Westney, Texas Tech music professor and artist-in-residence, met Cynthia Grund, a fellow academic teaching philosophy at the University of Southern Denmark in 2009, a seed was planted that grew into research that's combining philosophy, classical music, and the movements of the human body.

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