Texas Tech Receives $7.5M from J. F Maddox Foundation

The gift will support the research activities and to renovate the Engineering and Materials Research Center. [more]


news

Rawls College of Business Rated Among Best Value for MBA

The ranking by Value Colleges adds to a long list of rankings for the college. [more]

Hayhoe Chosen as Top 10 Environmental Leader by Huffington Post

The media company recognized the Climate Science Center director for her effort in bridging the gap in communicating climate change effects to the general public. [more]

Texas Tech Grants Honorary Degree to Timothy Cole

(VIDEO) The former student was posthumously awarded the degree, with his brother and sister accepting on his behalf. [more]

Texas Tech Team Finishes Second at Energy Innovation Challenge

The interdisciplinary team of students competed to develop and present solutions to water use from hydraulic fracturing. [more]

Texas Tech Announces 2015-2016 Spirit Squads

The cheer and pom squads were selected May 3. [more]



Texas Tech Students Recognized Internationally

The Honors College at Texas Tech had three students win competitive scholarships. [more]

Ranch Horse Team Captures Fifth National Championship

In addition to the team crown, two riders earned national titles. [more]


Texas Tech Graduate School Announces Fellowship Recipients

The program has awarded 40 fellowships to doctoral students. [more]

Military and Veterans Programs Hosts Tournament for Heroes

The funds raised will go toward scholarships for student veterans and their family members. [more]

Doctoral Student Wins 2015 Montgomery-Warschauer Award

This award from the Financial Planning Association recognizes outstanding contributions to the personal financial planning profession. [more]

Faculty Member Named to Army Officer Candidate School Hall of Fame

Ron Milam was honored for his civilian public service in teaching military history. [more]

History Department Wins Departmental Excellence in Teaching Award

The $25,000 prize may go toward the creation of a digital history lab for online teaching. [more]


Visual & Performing Arts Dean Announces Resignation

Carol Edwards is moving to a new position at Florida State University. [more]

Top Graduates, Banner Bearers Named for Spring 2015 Commencement

More than 3,800 students took part in commencement ceremonies. [more]


Texas Tech Nationally Ranked for Best Online Programs for Veterans

U.S. News and World Report included the Edward E. Whitacre Jr. College of Engineering, the College of Education and the Department of Computer Science. [more]


Texas Tech Named Military Friendly Employer

The university was one of five higher education institutions selected. [more]





New Degree Track Blends Design, Arts and Technology

The College of Visual & Performing Arts has created a new category under the Bachelor of General Studies. [more]


Professors Join Buffett, Bernanke on Investment Advisor’s 35 for 35 List

Deena Katz and Harold Evensky have been recognized numerous times for their contributions to the financial services industry. [more]


Engineer Invited to Showcase Technology at BIO Innovation Zone

Siva Vanapalli has done extensive research and product development in microfluidics. [more]


Mechanical Engineering Team Chosen for Initiative on Inclusion and Diversity

The faculty team will collaborate on projects designed to address the experiences of underrepresented faculty, staff and students while initializing change. [more]



Rawls College of Business Professor Honored for Community Service

Francisco Delgadillo was presented with the inaugural Education Adelante Award for his dedication to students and Lubbock. [more]



The Hub@TTU Earns Seven Awards from Three Journalism Organizations

The work done by the student-run online publication was recognized for several of its biggest stories from the past year. [more]



Public Relations Department Hands Out Inaugural Awards

The department recognized the top public relations student, the top media strategies student and the top faculty member for 2014-15. [more]


Ott Named Chair of Communication Studies

Ott has extensive administrative and research experience from his previous posts. [more]



Administrator Joins Newly Created Task Force on Laboratory Safety

The group will provide research universities with recommendations and guidance. [more]


$469,293 Raised for State Employee Charitable Campaign

The university raised the highest per capita gift from higher education institutions with 2,001 or more employees. [more]



Texas Tech Hosts Summer Programs for Youth, Community

Departments provide on- and off-campus programs starting this month. [more]


Graduating Military, Veterans Honored at Stole Ceremony

Graduating students received an official military and veterans stole from Texas Tech. [more]




research

Professor Shows Cooperative Video Game Play Elicits Pro-Social Behavior

The study examined aggressive behavior between subjects playing games cooperatively, competitively and by themselves. [more]

Faculty Tell What Really Gets a Grant Proposal Funded

National Science Foundation Day puts focus on the nitty gritty of grant writing. [more]

Researchers Use Prehistoric Amber to Test Glass Theory

Along the way, the investigation sheds light on the long-held urban myth of the fluidity of stained glass. [more]

New Name Announced for Kinetic Accelerator Program

The name was released during Demo Day festivities in May. [more]

University Innovation Fellows Recognized During NSF Day

Five students are working to improve entrepreneurial opportunities at Texas Tech. [more]


Researchers Develop Models For Targeted Cancer Therapy

The results of a recent study on targeted therapy of a specific type of brain cancer were published by Nature Medicine showing specific progress in cancer treatment. [more]


Lab Director Wins Excellence in Commercialization Award

Eye-tracking system allows for data collection, computer control for users with limited or no hand functionality, and could even help diagnose concussions in athletes. [more]


Demo Day Product Presentations Result in Tie

Two teams are headed to Denver Startup Week in the fall. [more]


features

Recent Rainfall Increases Risk of Pests and Diseases

TIEHH expert expects mosquitos to be a big problem this year. [more]


Texas Tech Alumnus, Veteran Gives Back to Military Students

After graduation, Jeremy Sedeño stayed at Texas Tech to assist and encourage veterans and their family members to pursue higher education. [more]


Interior Design Students Take Education to the Bay

More than 30 students in Don Collier’s interior tour class explored Asian design influences in a weeklong trip to San Francisco. [more]


Beeler Named 2015 Distinguished Engineering Student

The award recognizes distinction in academics, honors, activities and aspirations. [more]


Texas Tech a Pioneer in Using Snapchat for Recruiting

Admitted students could get a selfie with a Double T or Raider Red mustache. [more]


Texas Tech, Estacado High School Partner for Memorial Chess Tournament

The 2015 Mindalyzer Memorial tournament honored Quinton Smith, an Estacado High School student, who died in 2012. [more]


Researchers: Flooding Can Have Long-Lasting Impact on Health, Environment

From chemical exposure and mold to mosquitos, problems don’t stop when the rain does. [more]


Alum Brings Hailstorm Chasing to West Texas

Meteorologist Ian Giammanco studies hail damage for an insurance nonprofit. [more]




Education Professor Finds Passion in Bilingual Novels

The lack of Latino representation in American literature inspired René Saldaña Jr. to write children’s novels. [more]


Saxophone Quartet Wins National Chamber Music Competition

The Mirasol Quartet recently recorded its debut CD and will go on tour later this year. [more]




Hitting a High Note for International Tuba Day

The Tuba Quartet played a piece they will perform at their recital in honor of International Tuba Day. [more]



Great Exhibits at the Museum of Texas Tech University

(VIDEO) The Museum of Texas Tech University has a variety of exhibits to appeal to a diverse audience. [more]




alumni news

New Faculty Awards Presented

Congratulations to the 2015 recipients of the New Faculty Awards. The awards were presented last month to recognize outstanding new members of the faculty in each college and the School of Law. [more]


Legacy of the Month

We love to see our Legacies and want you to share pictures of your little ones so they can be our Legacy of the Month! Just email, Facebook message us or use the #TTAALegacy and they will be automatically entered. Only requirement is that they are enrolled in our Legacy Program. [more]


Find Your Local Chapter

Are you a recent grad or just someone looking to connect with local Red Raiders? The TTAA has you covered! We have several chapters throughout Texas and across the country, so find one near you and get involved today! [more]


2014 TTAA Annual Report

It was a wonderful 2014 for the Texas Tech Alumni Association, as we saw an increase of 4,124 members. The TTAA also awarded $224,000 in scholarships because of this backing from our members. Thank you for supporting tradition! [more]

athletics news

Texas Tech MLB Draft Central

Several Red Raiders are expected to be taken in the 2015 MLB First Year Player Draft. [more]


Texas Tech Set For NCAA Outdoor Championships

Texas Tech athletes look to make the historic championship lap around Hayward Field. [more]


Taylor Drafted in Seventh Round By New York Mets

Corey Taylor was selected in the seventh round Tuesday by the New York Mets organization. [more]


Moreno Heads to the Detroit Tigers in Eighth Round

Dominic Moreno becomes third Texas Tech pitcher selected Tuesday afternoon. [more]