Texas Tech Exhibit Spotlights Faculty Research and Creativity

DATE: May 2, 2006
CONTACT: Scott Slemmons, scott.slemmons@ttu.edu
(806) 742-2136

LUBBOCK – The Texas Tech University Libraries have opened the 22nd annual Faculty Academic Contributions Exhibit (FACE) to highlight the research and creative efforts by university faculty.

This year's exhibit in the University Library's Croslin Room includes 122 scholarly and creative works submitted by 113 Texas Tech faculty members. Topics covered include architecture, engineering, art, music, chemistry, mathematics, education, literature, legal issues, political science, feminism, water conservation, dinosaurs, terrorism, the Vietnam War and much more.

Items in the exhibit range from articles, books, book chapters and encyclopedia entries to music CDs, DVDs, artwork, posters and a patent. Several items from the Texas Tech University Museum's Captain Cook exhibit will also be on display.

This year's FACE theme, "Bridging the Disciplinary Divide," addresses the cross pollination of ideas across many academic disciplines, said committee chairperson Jack Becker, interim head of information services for the Libraries.

"This is the largest and most successful faculty exhibit we have had to date," said Becker. "This very important outreach event is our way of recognizing Texas Tech faculty for their scholastic endeavors and encouraging collaboration between the Libraries and faculty."

The exhibit will remain on display through the end of May.

CONTACT: Jeff Whitley, director of communications and marketing, Texas Tech University Libraries, (806) 742-3685, or e-mail jeff.whitley@ttu.edu.