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Aroma, Touch and Words All Boosted Giving

The NonProfit Times – James, a professor of personal financial planning and Texas Tech University in Lubbock, Texas, presented some of the latest findings on the science of giving during the Association of Fundraising Professionals 2014 International Conference on Fundraising in San Antonio, Texas earlier this year.

Farmers’ biggest issue may be consumer expectations in the future

Joplin Regional Stockyards – Our global, cross-functional team is led by Dr. Mike Apley at Kansas State University and Dr. Guy Loneragan at Texas Tech University.

Texas on Lonely Side of Battle Over Ozone Pollution

Texas Tribune – Cohan, Haley and Jennifer Vanos, an assistant professor of atmospheric sciences at Texas Tech University, also take issue with another of Honeycutt’s assertions — that high ozone levels outside can’t do much harm because most people spend more than 90 percent of their time inside.

How racism underlies voter ID laws: the academics weigh in

Los Angeles Times – A team of politician scientists from Appalachian State, Texas Tech and the University of Florida took on that question for an article just published in Political Research Quarterly.

Selenium effective treatment against breast cancer, study suggests

Science Daily – Julian Spallholz, a professor of nutritional sciences at Texas Tech University, has studied the effects of selenium on several types of cancer.

Candidates aim to hold the state's top judicial spots

Caller Times – Mark McKenzie, an assistant professor of political science from Texas Tech University, said candidates can’t promise to rule a certain way in a specific instance but they can explain how they might rule ideologically.

The 'nitty gritty, nuts-and-bolts, rubber-hits-the-road' side of climate change

The Daily Climate – Her pulpit, though, is at Texas Tech, as professor and director of the university’s Climate Science Center. She is a prolific scientist, with recent work ranging from the impact of drought in the southern High Plains to the effects of weather extremes on U.S. roads and infrastructure. And she is founder and chief executive of ATMOS Research and Consulting, a company she started in her parents’ basement in 1997, which is working with cities, states, and communities to determine how climate change should figure into planning decisions.

Future leaders have their own stories to tell

Independent Online-Texas Tech alumna and graduate student Saba Nafees is in Dublin, Ireland, representing the university at the One Young World Conference.

FDA, farmers still debate the use of antibiotics in animals

Washington Post – A study published about the use of tetracyclines on cattle last year by a team that included H. Morgan Scott of Texas A&M University and Guy Loneragan of Texas Tech University raises this question anew.

Tricked-Out College Campuses, From Water Parks to Luxury Dorms

ABC News – That’s not a photo of a resort. This water park is part of Texas Tech University’s campus.

FDA, farmers still debate the use of antibiotics in animals

Washington Post – A study published last year about the use of tetracyclines on cattle raises this question anew. The research, by a team that included H. Morgan Scott of Texas A&M University and Guy Loneragan of Texas Tech University, showed that the use of a tetracycline led to “co-selection,” a process in which the antibiotic expanded the population of bacteria that are resistant to other antibiotics as well. In their experiment, the tetracycline expanded resistance to a cephalosporin, a class of antibiotic that is highly valued in human medicine.

High School Football Tech Binge Is Adored, Scorned - and Growing

NBC News – That futuristic image doesn’t exactly soothe Angela Lumpkin, chairwoman of the sports management department at Texas Tech University in Lubbock. By her estimate, American high schools collectively invest more than $3 billion annually in football.

When You Do—and Don’t—Need a Pro to Manage Your Money

Time - “As soon as you have enough money that it’s keeping you up at night wondering what to do, then that may be when you need to find some help,” says Deena Katz, a certified financial adviser and associate professor of personal financial planning at Texas Tech University. “But that number will be different for everyone. Some people will feel it at $100,000, others at a million.”

Nonwoven cotton could be used to clean oil spills

Lubbock Metro Leader-Texas Tech University researchers recently discovered that low-grade cotton made into an absorbent nonwoven mat can collect up to 50 times its own weight in oil.

Internet Has One Billion Websites Now

KTRH-Houston – Every single second somebody, somewhere registers a new Internet website. Those who track things like this say we hit one-billion websites earlier this month. And, all that activity has caused some technical problems in recent weeks. Texas Tech pop culture expert Rob Weiner says it isn’t surprising.

Celebrate Banned Books Week

SWPACA – Every year the American Library Association “celebrates” Banned Book Week, which takes place this year on September 21-27. Its focus is on the right of citizens to have the freedom to read whatever they want, away from the prying eye of the censor. Even in the so-called age of the “anything goes” Internet world, it seems the censors would still like to ban books from the libraries, classrooms, and other institutions.

Gov. Perry prosecutor: no blanket pass to not attend certain hearings

Corpus Christi Caller-Times – Texas Tech University School of Law Criminal Law Professor Patrick Metze said for non-evidentiary hearings, which can be appointments to set up procedure, it is standard for people to be present, especially in a criminal setting.

Quail: For When You Have a Bird in the Hand

Texas Monthly – Let’s not leave out the parasitic eye worm recently discovered by researchers at Texas Tech, a nematode whose disgusting habits I’ll save for a non-food-related column.

Rain pounds Texas: A sign the drought is ending?

Los Angeles Times – Ken Rainwater, former director of the Water Resources Center at Texas Tech University in Lubbock, is more skeptical. “We’ve been behind on rainfall for several years in West Texas. We have thirsty watersheds,” said Rainwater, a professor of civil, environmental and construction engineering. “We need multiple, wetter years.”

Dog Wild

New York Times – Toto, a tiny terrier with a big personality, lives with John McGlone, a researcher at Texas Tech University who studies androstenone, a swine pheromone used by pig farmers.