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Looking Back at 2017: A Year in Review

Karin Slyker

January 8, 2018

A small, representative selection of achievements and reflections on the year at Texas Tech University, including academics, research, diversity and student life.

Texas Tech Lab

Texas Tech President Outlines Priorities as University Centennial Nears

(VIDEO) Lawrence Schovanec presented the university's top strategic goals in his annual state of the university address. Read More»

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Hispanic Students

Texas Tech Meets Enrollment Criteria to Qualify as Hispanic Serving Institution

In addition to setting an overall record enrollment, 27.8 percent of the university's undergraduate student body is Hispanic.
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Residence Hall

Texas Tech Unveils Honors College Residence Hall

(VIDEO) As the newest addition to University Student Housing, the pod-style residence hall will house more than 300 students this fall. Read More»

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Accreditation Affirmed for Texas Tech University Costa Rica

The university's first international campus is now included in the accreditation by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges. Read More»

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Research Broken Road

Rawls College of Business Professor Studying Risk Management Strategies Resulting from Earthquakes

Bradley Ewing's research is funded by a CRISP grant from the National Science Foundation. Read More»

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Eye Tracking and Robots: Early Interventions for Children at Risk for Autism

The Research in Early Development Studies Laboratory is conducting groundbreaking work to help children as young as 12 months old. Read More»

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Research at Texas Tech Vital to Continued Upswing in Cotton Production

From advancements in biotechnology or work done on the economic side of the cotton market, Texas Tech will play a key role in the industry vital to the region's economy. Read More»

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The Texas Liberator: Witness to the Holocaust

The project, led by a group of Texas Tech faculty and students, focuses on Texas veterans who participated in the liberation of Nazi concentration camps during World War II. Read More»

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Four Texas Tech Students Earn Fulbright Grants

Students earn the opportunity to conduct research in foreign countries. Read More»

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Meat Judging

Meat Judging Team Claims 13th National Championship in Dominating Fashion

Texas Tech finished the spring and fall competition season with a historic feat, claiming an unblemished record at 7-0.
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Texas Tech Expands Undergraduate Research Options with PI2 Program

The program began this fall with its first 100 participants. Read More»

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Texas Tech Cheer, Dance Teams Capture National Championships

The competition was held at the National Cheer Association Collegiate Cheer and Dance Championships in Daytona Beach, Florida. Read More»

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Outreach Bean

Engineering Students Help Build a Better Life for Children

The engineering students designed and developed a robotic hand and a mobilized wheelchair for two kids at Bean Elementary.
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East Lubbock Promise Neighborhood Invests in Children and the Arts

Since 2013, students, faculty and staff within the J.T. & Margaret Talkington College of Visual & Performing Arts have led efforts to increase offerings and education in the arts. Read More»

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Texas Tech Orchestra, Choir Paint the Town Red in New York City

(VIDEO) Red Raiders spent Memorial Day weekend exploring the city and delivering two performances, including a Memorial Day concert in Alice Tully Hall at Lincoln Center. Read More»

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Our Research Facility

Texas Tech Celebrates Opening of Sports Performance Center

The $48 million facility was funded entirely through philanthropic gifts to The Campaign for Fearless Champions, and is among the first multi-sport venues in the country. Read More»

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