"The odds of hooking a trophy largemouth bass are at their best this year."

Dr. Gene Wilde
Large Mouth Bass


Research Shows Lure Size, El Niño Could Impact Bass Fishermen’s Odds


The Science of Hooking a Trophy Bass

Research/Academic Showcase. Reservoirs filled by winter rains and booming populations mean bass are more likely to reach trophy size eight years later, thanks to the El Niño that rolled through in 1998, says Gene Wilde, Ph.D., associate professor of fisheries ecology with the Wildlife Fisheries Management Institute.
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Kristi Curry on Board as Head Coach of Lady Raiders

Kristy Curry Named Head Coach of Lady Raiders

Athletics. Kristy Curry becomes the fifth head coach in Lady Raider history. She takes over for Marsha Sharp who announced her resignation earlier this year. In her seven years at the helm of the Boilermakers, Curry became one of the most successful coaches in Purdue University history where she compiled a career record of 179-51 (.778) and 86-26 (.768) in Big Ten Conference games. [read more]

Steven Lee Berk, M.D.

School of Medicine Gets New Dean

Research/academic showcase. Steven Lee Berk, M.D., regional dean of the Health Sciences Center School of Medicine at Amarillo, was named dean of the Health Sciences Center School of Medicine where he will have responsibilities for the academic and clinical administration for the main School of Medicine in Lubbock and supervisory responsibilities for the Amarillo, El Paso and Permian Basin satellite campuses. [read more]

Bill Hase

National Journal Honors Chemistry Professor's Work

Research/academic showcase. When chemistry professor William Hase began his career in 1970, he and other scientists had just begun to pioneer computer programs to better understand chemical reactions. His 35-year research career helped to transform computerized chemistry from a cumbersome process into a useful research tool. [read more]

Preserving Texas Music for Future Generations

1906 Lubbock Band

Research/Academic Showcase. Music is one of the most ephemeral of human endeavors – for all but the most successful musicians, once they're gone, their music dies with them. Researchers are working to make sure that the music of Texas musicians will live forever. [read more]

School of Pharmacy Program Expands to Abilene

Abilene School of Pharmacy Rendering

Development. Abilene will join Dallas-Fort Worth and Lubbock as satellite campuses to the main School of Pharmacy campus in Amarillo. The first classes are scheduled to begin in August 2007. Like Amarillo, the Abilene satellite campus will offer all four years of the doctorate (Pharm.D.) program. [read more]

Three Honors College Students Score Goldwater Scholarships

Three Honors College Students Score Goldwater Scholarships

Research/Academic Showcase. Barry M. Goldwater Scholarships, nationally competitive awards for students pursuing careers in engineering, mathematics or the natural sciences, provide opportunities for American undergraduate students with excellent academic records and outstanding potential. [read more]

Take a Thrill Ride Among Southwest Fossil Digs in "Quarry"

Texas Tech University Press

TTU Press. The third in her popular Frankie MacFarlane series, Susan Cummins Miller's "Quarry" follows the intrepid geologist as she prepares for her doctoral dissertation defense in the midst of murder, abduction and deceit. [read more]

Researcher Seeks Answers for Diabetes

Researcher Seeks Answers for Diabetes

Research/Academic Showcase. Jannette Dufour, Ph.D., researcher and assistant professor in the Department of Cell Biology and Biochemistry, has received a three-year, $412,254 grant from the American Diabetes Association. Her research at the Health Sciences Center may one day provide hope for a cure for the millions of Americans who suffer from type 1 diabetes. [read more]

Miles Morgan

Morgan Earns National Pitcher of the Week Honors

Athletics. Lubbock native and redshirt freshman, Miles Morgan is the first Texas Tech player to earn national honors since Josh Brady back in 2004. [read more]

From here, it's Possible Contest

From Here, it's Possible Contest

Development. Communications and Marketing kicked off the "From Here, it's Possible" contest in February to collect stories about the successes and accomplishments of our alumni, faculty, students and staff.

86 entries were received that will give us fresh, new success stories to let people in distant parts of Texas and beyond know what is so special about Texas Tech.  [read more]

Get Your Red Raider Card

The Red Raider Card

Alumni Highlights. Looking for a way to support Texas Tech without straining your pocketbook?

Look no further than the Chase Red Raider MasterCard. Earn points toward your choice of travel, merchandise and more. All with no annual fee. [read more]

Tee Off for Tech

Tee Off for Tech

Alumni Highlights. Don’t miss out on discounts to more than 20 Texas golf courses in the 2006 Alumni Association Discount Golf Book. [read more]

Local Alumni Association Chapters

Alumni Highlights. It’s that time of year again for your local Texas Tech Alumni Association chapter to be kicking off the events for this year. [read more]