October 2007 Edition

Research/Academic Showcase

New Institute Preserves, Reconciles Modern American Conflicts

Archive Continues Difficult Work of Reconciling Vietnam

Halloween

From Below Ground to Outer Space, Scientist's Projects are Far-Reaching

Families Dealing with Autism Can Expect Comprehensive Resource Guide

U.S. Gets Emissions Wake-Up Call

Immortalizing Shakespeare

Sweet Summertime

Science: It's a Girl Thing

School of Law Ranked in Top 10 for Best Value in the Nation

From Africa with Love: The adventures and notes of Angie Reid, a Texas Tech student studying in Africa.

Campus Connection

The Perfect Way to Show Your Texas Tech Pride

What It Feels Like

Appointment of Interim Dean for CASNR Announced

Texas Agriculture Commissioner Announces $1.2 Million in Research Grants

TIEHH Announces $4.1 Million Counterterrorism Research Award

Official Emergency Communication System Launched

Saving the Earth, One Speech at a Time

Development

New Presidential Scholarship to Honor Employee

Admissions

Apply Now

Alumni News

Alumni Association Hosts Carol of Lights Pre-Lighting Festival

Braly, Furgeson, Ligon Named Distinguished Alumni

Live in the Heart of Lubbock at Raider Ranch

Alumni Association Partnership with Kaplan Test Prep

Get Your Red Raider Card

Featured Alumnus

An Addiction for Clay

Athletics

Bringin' it Back

Batter Up! Baseball Team Announces 2008 Schedule

Don't forget!

Texas Tech University Press News

Books Make Great Gifts

Books Rake in Awards

Helpful Links

Texas Tech University

TTU Health Sciences Center

Texas Tech University System

TTU Alumni Association

Institutional Advancement

Athletics



New Institute Preserves, Reconciles Modern American Conflicts

Vietnam Center scope expanded to include U.S. involvement since 1950s. Video

As the United States paused to reflect on the tragedies of Sept. 11, Texas Tech University announced a new institute devoted to advancing international reconciliation and documenting America’s modern conflicts, including the global war on terror. [more]

Archive Continues Difficult Work of Reconciling Vietnam

Two prominent visits further efforts to understand, close the decades-old war. Video

The wounds have begun to heal and, in some cases, even fade to age-whitened scars. But the political and social rifts created by the Vietnam War still linger even decades after the conclusion of that contentious conflict. [more]

Halloween

From retail trends to tales of the supernatural, Texas Tech experts unmask Halloween. [more]

The Perfect Way to Show Your Texas Tech Pride

The 2007 Official Texas Tech Ornament features the university’s flag. [more]

What It Feels Like

They say every Red Raider has a story.

Get ready to get up close and personal to all aspects of our great university with our new "What It Feels Like" series.

What It Feels Like ... To Ride Hell-Bent for Leather Across a Football Field For the First Time. [more]

Bell Tower by Ryan Pharis

Campus Connection

Appointment of Interim Dean for CASNR Announced

John M. Burns will serve as interim dean of the College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources. [more]

Texas Agriculture Commissioner Announces $1.2 Million in Research Grants

Texas Tech among five universities receiving food and fiber funding. [more]

TIEHH Announces $4.1 Million Counterterrorism Research Award

The Institute of Environmental and Human Health to address countermeasures to biological and chemical terrorism for the U.S. Army. [more]

Official Emergency Communication System Launched

Texas Tech University has implemented an Emergency Alert Notification System to inform students, faculty and staff of important alerts and emergency response information. [more]

Saving the Earth, One Speech at a Time

Phi Beta Kappa scholar opened the second Presidential Lecture & Performance Series. [more]

From Below Ground to Outer Space, Scientist’s Projects are Far-Reaching | Video

This researcher is on a quest to improve the environment, whether that environment is on earth or in space.

Andrew Jackson has always been a science geek.

In fact, when he finished his undergraduate degree in biology, he opted not to go to medical school because he didn’t want to be only a practitioner of science. His desire was to continue to research and study as well, and to learn more and more about subjects of interest to him. [more]

Families Dealing with Autism Can Expect Comprehensive Resource Guide | Video

Burkhart Center receives grant to develop first statewide resource guide for individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders.

Karlie Watts answers the phone at her job with much more confidence than she ever had in high school. 

“The Burkhart Center – this is Karlie Watts, may I help you?” she states deliberately, as if from a script. 

Karlie is one of many young adults with Autism Spectrum Disorders working and receiving job coaching at the Burkhart Center for Autism Education & Research in Texas Tech’s College of Education. [more]

Sweet Summertime

Summer may be over, but here are a few stories you shouldn't miss from Lubbock all the way to Africa.

Science: It's a Girl Thing

Girls get hands-on science experience with IDEAL Program.  [more]

Students Shake Hands with Their Future

Program gives students an opportunity to learn which college degrees lead to certain careers.   [more]

From Africa with Love: The adventures and notes of Angie Reid, a Texas Tech student studying in Africa.

Angie conducted directed research as part of an undergraduate field studies program in the wilds of Kenya.  We have lived her adventures vicariously over the course of her work. [more]

School of Law Ranked in Top 10 for Best Value in the Nation

As costs of attending professional schools skyrocket and admission standards increase, Texas Tech’s School of Law remains accessible as one of the nations’ best values – national sources say so! [more]

Featured Alumnus

Ryan T. Briggs

An Addiction for Clay

Sometimes, a bad razzing from a few good friends can bring out the best in someone. [more]

Texas Tech University Press News

Books Make Great Gifts

Shop now for the holidays at Texas Tech University Press. [more]

Books Rake in Awards

Award-winning authors highlight life in the greater Southwest through their work. [more]

U.S. Gets Emissions Wake-Up Call

Scientists call for 80 percent drop in U.S. emissions by 2050 to avoid dangerous warming.

By 2050, the United States must cut its emissions by at least 80 percent below those created in the year 2000 if the world is to avoid potentially dangerous impacts of human-induced climate change, according to a report released by scientists at Texas Tech University, the Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS) and Stanford University. [more]

Immortalizing Shakespeare

An exhibit curated by English professor chronicles the commodification of Shakespeare.

If it wasn’t for an 18th-century businessman named John Boydell, Shakespeare might not be the household name he is today. [more]

Athletic News

Bringin' it Back

Be a part of the Lady Raider basketball experience! [more]

Batter Up! Baseball Team Announces 2008 Schedule

Fans will have 34 home dates to catch the Red Raiders in action. [more]

Don't forget!

Parking Reminder

Check www.Freeway.TTU.EDU for parking updates!

 

Development News

New Presidential Scholarship to Honor Employee

Scholarship endowment is a tribute to long-time employee Marcie Beasley. [more]

Admissions News

Apply Now

The Office of Admissions has a reminder for anyone who knows a student thinking about attending Texas Tech University. [more]

Alumni News

Alumni Association Hosts Carol of Lights Pre-Lighting Festival

Come early for the Carol of Lights and enjoy good parking and free food. [more]

Braly, Furgeson, Ligon Named Distinguished Alumni

From leading health organizations to practicing law, Texas Tech alumni honored at the Distinguished Alumni Dinner this year.  [more]

Live in the Heart of Lubbock at Raider Ranch

Texas' newest master-planned, gated community for those 55 and older. [more]

Alumni Association Partnership with Kaplan Test Prep

The Alumni Association has partnered with Kaplan Test Prep to offer members and their immediate families a $100 discount off the retail price on Kaplan courses. [more]

Get Your Red Raider Card

Support Texas Tech without spending an extra dollar. Every time you buy groceries or fill up your gas tank you can support your alma mater by using the Chase Red Raider MasterCard. [more]