Studying How Warming Affects Ecosystem Carbon Uptake

Curiosity about carbon and nitrogen cycles in plants and microbes took a Texas Tech assistant professor of biology to the bottom of the world to gather data. Natasja van Gestel spent four months in Antarctica to try to understand how warming affects ecosystem carbon uptake.

She wanted to know if carbon uptake will lessen with warming, or perhaps increase with warming.

“Plants and microbes are key to these cycles, they make the cycle go. So, microbes decompose carbon...

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New in Lubbock: The Outpost Repertory Theatre

The Outpost Repertory Theatre is producing a play at the Firehouse Theatre at LHUCA. We'll have all the details on today's show! On today's edition of The Front Row, we have as our special guest in the studio, Jesse Jou, who is assistant professor of directing here at the Texas Tech University School of Theatre and Dance. He is also the associate artistic director of the Outpost Theatre. So tell us just a little bit about you and your background and your journey to Texas Tech. "So I'm...

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The Outpost Repertory Theatre is producing a play at the Firehouse Theatre at LHUCA. We'll have all the details on today's show!

On today's edition of The Front Row, we have as our special guest in the studio, Jesse Jou, who is assistant professor of directing here at the Texas Tech University School of Theatre and Dance. He is also the associate artistic director of the Outpost Theatre.

So tell us just a little bit about you and your background and your journey to Texas Tech.

Noche de Tango

Jun 14, 2019

Osvaldo Pugliese

  • El Africano
  • La Japanga
  • Recuerdo

Walter Chino Laborde

  • La Cumparsita Mas Larga del Mundo
  • Tarde

Chino Molina

  • La Carbonera
  • El Viejo Ismael
  • Balderamma
  • 71 de Julio
  • Rabo de Nube  

On today's edition of The Front Row, we have Justin Duncan in the KTTZ Studio, who is the executive director of Moonlight Musicals.

So tell us what are your responsibilities to begin with as executive director of Moonlight Musicals. What does that mean for Moonlight Musicals?

Julio Sosa

  • Dios te Salve M’hijo
  • Bien Bohemio
  • Dicen que Dicen
  • El Hijo Triste
  • El Ciruja

Roberto Goyeneche

  • Balada Para un Loco
  • El Gordo Triste
  • Pan
  • El Metejon
  • Alma de Loca

Omar Mallo & Tango Cosmopolita

  • Colores de Tango
  • Jacinto Chiclana
  • Travesia
  • Volver

Dr. Stacy Patty is Dean of the Honors College at Lubbock Christian University. He is the guest on this episode of Faith Matters and discusses the Christian Scholars Conference going on from June 5 to June 7 at Lubbock Christian University.

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The Louise Hopkins Underwood Center for Performing Arts has exciting plans for this summer. Jordan Canal visits with us on today’s episode of The Front Row.
 

Tell us about camps that you have during the summer at LHUCA.

The new Buddy Holly Hall Performing Arts and Sciences Center is currently under construction.
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On today’s episode of The Front Row, we get a tour through the Buddy Holly Hall of Performing Arts and Sciences, which currently under construction.
 

We’re in the office of Tim Collins, who is heading up part of the new Buddy Holly Hall. Tim tell us what your title is.

I am the chairman of the board of the Lubbock entertainment and performing arts association, that’s a nonprofit group that was formed to build and fund the Buddy Holly Hall of Performing Arts and Sciences.

Improving Soil Health

May 31, 2019

Texas Tech biologist researcher Natasja van Gestel is working with area cotton producers to help them improve their soil’s health. The healthier the soil, the more carbon can be removed from the air and the better soil can absorb water – a diminishing resource on the South Plains. Van Gestel’s research seeks to encourage producers to use no-till practices. 

 

Texas Tech grad student Shelby Young grew up watching her father farm and run cattle in Plainview. But she wasn’t around cotton until high school when she saw researchers studying it. Now, Young is headed to Australia for 10 months as a Fulbright student researcher to study a damaging fungus that afflicts cotton fields there and in the US. 

Texas Tech graduate student Shelby Young nearly pulled herself out of applying for a grant from the Fulbright U.S. Student Program. She had too much on her plate during the application process, she thought. 

Estimates show that more than half a billion people worldwide play chess. It's the oldest war game where planning, cunning and courage are necessary. A Museum of Texas Tech exhibit is now showcasing the game. Chess: The Original Game of Thrones looks at the game's popularity through history, describes chess pieces and spotlights some famous champions.

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