IT Alert – Be Vigilant About the Heartbleed Vulnerability

Some Internet servers use Secure Socket Layer (SSL) as a means to protect data sent, in some cases through a website, and Internet criminals have exploited a vulnerability in some versions of the data server security software. The impact of

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Hispanic Honor Society Hosts Security Panel


The Texas Tech University chapter of Sigma Delta Pi, a national collegiate Hispanic honor society, will host a forum focusing on the topics of cybersecurity and privacy. The forum will begin at 5:30 p.m., April 1 at the International Cultural

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Is Your Lab or Studio Ready for the Unexpected?

Emergency sign

We are all familiar with the famous Ben Franklin quote that states, β€œAn ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” This was recently put to the test at the Experimental Sciences Building (ESB), where a ruptured fire sprinkler

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Responding to Sudden Cardiac Arrest

Automated External Defibrillator

Will you be prepared if sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) strikes a co-worker, student or visitor? SCA occurs when the heart unexpectedly and abruptly quits beating. Cardiac arrest is unpredictable and can strike anyone, anywhere and at any time. The American

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Frostbite: The Icy Truth

Winter Weather at Texas Tech University

By Earl Smalts Most of the hazards associated with working in winter weather conditions are fairly obvious. We know that we can slip and fall on ice, and that snow and ice can fall off of roofs and overhanging structures.

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Don’t Let A Candle Ruin Your Holiday Cheer


Everyone enjoys the coziness and aroma of a candle burning during the cold weather months. December is the peak time of year for candle fires according to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA). At Texas Tech, it is important to

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Winter Weather Advisory & Final Exams

winter weather

With the approaching winter weather advisory, please keep watch for the possibility of TechAlerts announcing campus delays or closures. An official TechAlert will provide detailed information about schedule contingencies for final exams affected by delays or closures. Also, please be

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