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Dr. Nik Dhurandhar, chair of Texas Tech’s Department of Nutritional Sciences, says, “We don’t know where adult obesity is going and it shows that children are no exception. It’s in the same epidemic that is going on.”
Betsy Blaney

Results of recent study on childhood obesity found that the disease is increasing in 2-to 5-year-old children, especially in boys. Previous reports had showed a stabilization or a decrease in childhood obesity. The recent study in the journal Pediatrics left one Texas Tech obesity researcher dispirited.

“It is a sad situation, but not at all surprising,” Dr. Nik Dhurandhar, chair of Texas Tech’s Department of Nutritional Sciences, says. “We don’t know where adult obesity is going and it shows that children are no exception. It’s in the same epidemic that is going on.”

March is Women’s History month, making the timing of the upcoming one-woman play about Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s older sister apt and timely. ‘The Other Mozart’ chronicles the life of Nannerl Mozart, a virtuoso keyboard player who never got the opportunity to leave her mark on music history.

The 7 p.m. March 23 production is part of Texas Tech’s Presidential Lecture and Performance Series.

“She has a beautiful voice, she has beautiful manner. It’s just mesmerizing,” Jo Moore, director of the series, says.
 

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Many West Texans likely believe that sex trafficking is a big-city problem. Nothing is further from reality. That truth has prompted several Lubbock-area organizations to join forces to fight it. A summit with stakeholders, including survivors of sex trafficking, doctors, experts and law enforcement, will be held Monday through Wednesday next week at First Baptist Church.

Lasiurus borealis trasmitter and antenna.
Brock Fenton

There are more than 1,300 bat species. Some migrate. But for years researchers haven’t had much information about their migration patterns. Now, because of hundreds of telemetry towers and transmitters glued onto bats’ backs, a Texas Tech bat researcher is getting data about where the bats go. That could help Liam McGuire discover why hundreds of thousands of the flying mammals across North America die each year because of wind turbines.

Photo courtesy of Chris Witmore.

There’s ample history written about the Atlantic Wall, a 2,000-mile coastal defense Adolf Hitler ordered built in 1942. He believed a major allied attack could happen anywhere and wanted to be prepared.

But Texas Tech archaeologist Chris Witmore and his colleagues from Iceland and Norway wanted to tell stories beyond history’s outline of the outpost. The team spent time during the past seven summers at Svaerholt, one of the wall’s northern most outposts at the tip of Norway.

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