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2011-10-08 07:00:00

Through the Laura W. Bush Institute for Women's Health, the former first lady serves as an advocate for gender-based medicine. Lubbock, Texas (PRWEB) October 08, 2011 Former first lady Laura W. Bush delivered remarks in Lubbock today to show her support for the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center's (TTUHSC) Laura W. Bush Institute for Womenâs Health and to raise awareness for the differences between men and women in health care delivery....

2011-06-25 07:47:30

Some birds use information gathered from eavesdropping on their enemies to find safer areas to build their nests, scientists have found. Birds that nest on the ground, such as ovenbirds and veeries, fall prey to predators as many eggs and fledglings struggle to survive. Neighboring chipmunks are a major threat. These birds use a range of cues to determine the location of their nests, but Quinn Emmering and Dr. Kenneth Schmidt from Texas Tech University suggest that the "chips," "chucks" and...

2011-05-13 11:42:00

LUBBOCK, Texas, May 13, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Texas Tech University broke ground on Wednesday on a new $45 million, 178,000-square-foot residence hall designed by BOKA Powell, LLC, a nationally recognized leader in the design of university housing and dining facilities. The project is being developed as a response to significant increases in enrollment at the University, and is planned to be completed before the fall 2012 semester. Constructed as part of a design-build team with Austin...

2011-05-07 00:00:03

Over 3,500 Students Chat Live with Admissions Officers from Top Science Universities (PRWEB) May 06, 2011 CollegeWeekLive, provider of the world's largest college fairs and admissions events, hosted their first science college fair -- Science, Technology, Engineering and Math Day -- on April 26, 2011. CollegeWeekLive STEM Day brought together over 3,500 students from all 50 states and over 100 countries with the top science universities in the U.S. Students chatted live with admissions...

2010-10-28 13:40:00

Scientists have discovered in China the first complete skeleton of a pivotal ancestor of Earth's largest land animals "“ the sauropod dinosaurs. The new species, tentatively dubbed Yizhousaurus sunae, lived on the flood plains around Lufeng in the Yunnan Province of South China about 200 million years ago. The species helps explain how the iconic four-footed, long-necked sauropod dinosaurs evolved. Unlike the 120-foot-long, 100-ton sauropod giants that came later, Yizhousaurus was about...

2010-10-22 00:00:35

Texas, along with the rest of the nation, is facing a nursing shortage. A multi-million dollar gift from the Hunt Family Foundation will help alleviate this shortage along the border and throughout Texas. El Paso, TX (PRWEB) October 21, 2010 Texas Tech University System Chancellor Kent Hance has announced a generous gift of $10 million from the Hunt Family Foundation to the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center (TTUHSC). The donation will be used to develop an autonomous,...

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