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10:14 am
Fri February 20, 2015

Inside Texas Tech: Researchers Focus on Soil, Celebration of Soil

The United Nations designated 2015 as the International Year of Soils.
Credit United Soybean Board / Creative Commons

Soil researchers have a PSA for the wider, non-soil researching world: soil is not the same as dirt. Dirt is simply soil that has been misplaced from its natural setting, like the stuff tracked into your house and makes a mess. 

Another difference between soil and dirt is the fact that lowly dirt does not have an entire year dedicated to the celebration of and education for it, as designated by the United Nations

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3:03 pm
Mon February 16, 2015

Inside Texas Tech: Dairy Barn a Symbol of Texas Tech for 90 Years

Photos courtesy of the Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library.

Current students at Texas Tech University are only allowed to keep fish as pets while living on campus. But 50 years ago, some students brought animals that could eat like a cow. Literally.

The Texas Tech Dairy Barn used to serve as a hands on learning facility for students to gain experience and knowledge of the cattle industry. Now, it is a symbol for agriculture in West Texas.

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1:04 pm
Fri February 13, 2015

Inside Texas Tech: Remembering "Dr. Radio" Clive Kinghorn

Dr. Clive Kinghorn speaking at a KOHM-FM gala in 1988. Kinghorn passed away in January, leaving a Lubbock radio legacy behind.
Credit KTXT-FM

Dr. Clive Kinghorn, the only person to manage all of Texas Tech University's broadcast entities - KTXT-FM and KOHM-FM, later KTTZ-FM, passed away last month. He was 77.

Fondly remembered by many at Texas Tech and those in the Lubbock radio community as "Dr. Radio," Kinghorn was loved for his knack of bringing the community together.

Todd Chambers, the interim associate dean for undergraduate affairs and former colleague of Kinghorn's, said when Lubbock was in the process of obtaining an NPR affiliate station, Kinghorn was a prominent figure in the efforts.

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12:27 pm
Fri February 13, 2015

Inside Texas Tech: The History of Black History

Credit Lance Cheung / USDA/Creative Commons

On February 11, 1926, black historian, journalist and author Carter G. Woodson declared the second week of February - a week that included both Abraham Lincoln's birthday on the 12th and Frederick Douglass' on the 14th - to be Negro History Week.

Karlos Hill, an assistant professor of history at Texas Tech, said Woodson felt that black history in the 20s was going unrecognized, and sought to change that.

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1:10 pm
Wed February 4, 2015

Inside Texas Tech: Nellis Says Quality Enhancement Plan Crucial to University Success

Much like an annual checkup at your doctor's, Texas Tech is receiving its decennial checkup from the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges

A representative for the association will be visiting the Texas Tech campus in late February to assess Tech's Quality Enhancement Plan - in other words, to assess the quality of the education that students at Tech receive. 

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