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$2 gasoline: Good times keep rolling at the pump

Arizona Daily Sun – “It’s crazy,” says Michael Noel, an economics professor at Texas Tech University who studies oil and gasoline prices. “But for consumers it’s very, very good.”

Quiznos teams with Texas Tech’s Burkhart Center for students with autism

Autism Daily Newscast -Quiznos has paired up with Texas Tech’s Burkhart Center to give students on the autism spectrum real-world restaurant experience.

Retirement planning isn't just about the money

CNBC – A number of predictors indicate just how happy you’ll be in retirement, Michael S. Finke, a certified financial planner and professor at Texas Tech University, told attendees Tuesday at the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants’ Advanced Personal Financial Planning Conference in Las Vegas.

Agreement brings more higher ed opportunities to Collin County

Dallas Morning News – Collin College and Texas Tech finalized an agreement Tuesday that will bring more higher level college classes to Collin County.

Scientists react: 2014 confirmed as hottest year on record

The Carbon Brief – Professor Katharine Hayhoe, a climate scientist at Texas Tech University, discusses climate change in relationship to the hottest year on record.

Salmonella Lubbock Discovery Gains International Confirmation

Food Safety News – The Pasteur Institute in Paris, the international center for Salmonella, has confirmed that a new serotype has been discovered at Texas Tech University. Salmonella Lubbock will be the newest entry in the Salmonella Atlas, published periodically by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in Atlanta.

4 Years After the Meltdown, Investigating Fukushima’s Ecological Toll

Scientific American – In 1994 Ronald Chesser and Robert Baker, both professors of biology at Texas Tech University, were among the first American scientists allowed full access to the zone. “It was a screaming place—really radioactive,” Baker recalls.

Professors: More, smaller terrorist attacks could lie ahead

Odessa American – Tibor Nagy Jr., former ambassador to Ethiopia and Guinea, now vice president for international affairs at Texas Tech University in Lubbock, and Dr. Derek Catsam, associate professor of history and Kathlyn Cosper Dunagan Fellow in the Humanities at University of Texas of the Permian Basin in Odessa, say the style of the attacks isn’t new though.

Readorama: Before New York, baseball’s Mike Torrez starred in Topeka

Kansas City Star – Such dynamics are detailed in the autumn 2014 issue of Kansas History by Jorge Iber, a Texas Tech University history professor who is preparing a biography of Torrez to be published later this year or early next year.

A Gift on Christmas Eve — Liraglutide Approved for Obesity

ConscienHealth – Nikhil Dhurandhar, the new chairman of the Nutritional Sciences department at Texas Tech University and president of the Obesity Society, discusses a new obesity treatment — liraglutide.

Remembering the 'public' in public relations

Ragan’s PR Daily – As reported in O’Dwyer’s, the outcome of the study by Texas Tech’s College of Media and Communication reads like a “good news/bad news” joke. On the bright side, compared to a decade ago, most people are more sophisticated in how they view PR people. They think we’re smart and well informed. On the other hand, they also believe we’re lying spinmeisters.

Study: PR Pros Are Smart But Unethical – A study conducted by Texas Tech University’s College of Media and Communication, whose findings will be published in an upcoming edition of Public Relations Review, may shed some light on what the public really thinks of the PR industry.

All I Want for Christmas: Frugal Kids

Time – Michael Finke, a personal financial planning professor at Texas Tech University, discussed retirees spending habits and frugality at a conference sponsored by Defined Contribution Institutional Investment Association.

Leo Pereida graduates from Texas Tech after 15 years in prison – “I knew when I got out I was going to go somewhere with this, and Texas Tech was what I wanted to do,” he said

New Family Tree Illuminates 'Big Bang' in Bird Evolution After Dinosaur Extinction

National Geographic – David Ray, a biologist at Texas Tech University, discusses a massive genetics project, published in the peer-reviewed journal, Science, that involves genetic codes of birds and crocodiles.

Nanowebs go green

Advanced Textiles Source – Seshadri Ramkumar, a professor and researcher at The Institute of Environmental and Human Health at Texas Tech University, discusses his research involving “green” electrospun nanowebs.

Study: You Can’t Avoid A Sure Thing

The NonProfit Times – That’s what Dr. Russell James, a professor of personal financial planning at Texas Tech University, believes when it comes to fundraising.

How to Make the Case for Graduate Education

Chronicle of Higher Education – Mark A. Sheridan, a biology professor and dean of the Texas Tech University graduate school, said placement data would help make the case for graduate education as a public good, as well provide prospective students with data they ought to have.

Women in comic industry trying to change how female characters are portrayed

FOX411 – Rob Weiner, a subject librarian at Texas Tech University, discusses the sexualization of women in comic books.

Optimizing Wind Plant Performance

Industrial Safety and Security Source – John Schroeder, a professor of atmospheric sciences at Texas Tech University, discusses wind power and the patent-pending concept developed by the National Wind Institute.