April 2008 Edition

Research/Academic Showcase

Texas Supreme Court Hears Cases in New Law Building

School of Law Grads Top Bar Exam

Law Teams Stake Claim Among Nation's Elite

Texas Tech Receives $2.7 Million Grant From National Science Foundation

Psychology Experts Launch Podcast Series on Human Condition

Burkhart Autism Center Receives $500,000 Grant

Final Exposure: Portraits from Death Row

Best in Business

Campus Connection

CASNR Announces Appointment of New Dean

U.S. News & World Report Ranks Texas Tech Graduate Programs Among Best

Division of Student Affairs Recognized by National Standards Organization

Students Awarded Goldwater Scholarships

Outstanding Faculty Honored by President Whitmore

President's Excellence in Diversity and Equity Award Winners Honored

Atmospheric Scientist to Lead Climate Change Research for White House

What It Feels Like

Development

School of Law Opens Lanier Law Addition

Alumni News

Alumni Association's Executive Vice President Honored for Excellence in Teaching

Alumni Association Announces the Drive for 35 Campaign

Business College Recognizes Three Notable Alumni

Own A Piece of Texas Tech History

National Ranching Heritage Center Raises Funds Under the Tuscan Moon

Featured Tradition

New Masked Rider Takes Reins During Transfer

University Wallpaper

School of Law Wallpaper

Featured Alumnus

King of the Courtroom Grateful for Mentoring From School of Law

Athletics

Larry Hays Achieves Coaching Milestone

Trlica, Walker Honored by NFF Hampshire Honor Society

Schaefer to be Inducted into Phi Beta Kappa Chapter

Parks Voted into Hall of Fame

Vasquez Named to Outland Preseason List

Texas Tech University Press News

Texas Tech Press Offers Book for Cacti Lovers

Helpful Links

Texas Tech University

TTU Health Sciences Center

Texas Tech University System

TTU Alumni Association

Institutional Advancement

Athletics



College of Engineering Receives $9 Million for Research

Funding will establish a first-class research team in the area of nanophotonics technology, placing Texas Tech at the head of the pack in the promising field.

The College of Engineering has received a $9 million package – $2 million from the Texas Emerging Technology Fund (TETF), $5.35 million from AT&T and a $2 million commitment from the university – to attract a team of world-class faculty researchers in the field of nanophotonics. [more]

Discovery Could Mean Better Detection and Treatment of Nerve and Heart Diseases

Texas Tech researchers discover two proteins in the stem cells of embryonic rats that regulate potassium vital to muscle and heart development. [more]

Protecting Our Precious Playas

New wetland management district proposed to defend valuable but threatened West Texas ecosystems. [more]

Forty Years Later: Vietnam Symposium Looks Back at Tet Offensive

Nearly 100 panelists and speakers provided insights into diverse aspects of the Vietnam conflict. [more]

School of Law Center Studies Solutions for Water Contamination

A multidisciplinary team is leading efforts to help both scientists and lawmakers develop more effective water law and policy. [more]

Campus Connection

National Phi Beta Kappa President to Speak at Induction Ceremony

Texas Tech Chapter of Phi Beta Kappa to induct top-ranking students. [more]

Final Spring 2008 Commencement Speaker Announced

Dale E. Klein, chairman of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission to give commencement address. [more]

Autism Education and Research Center Prepares for Autism Awareness Month

Web database for Autism Spectrum Disorder patients and families set to launch in April. [more]

Ambassadors of Opera to Perform at Texas Tech

Singers make fifth appearance as part of Presidential Lecture & Performance series. [more]

"Zi’s" the Day…Carpe Diem the Asian Way!

West Texas meets The Far East at Hospitality Services' newest dining trend. [more]

Texas Tech Sweeps Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo Competitions

First place wins show strength of university's Animal and Food Sciences program. [more]

State of the "Art" Classroom

New 3-D Art Annex raises the bar for university art facilities and attracts students from around the country.

Not just a studio for learning artists. It’s a new benchmark for universities across the nation when it comes to design and development of a university art facility. [more]

Wait, there's more news @ Texas Tech Today!

Don't forget, check the online news center for current Texas Tech news! [more]

Featured Alumnus

Alumnus Responds to University Tragedy

Terry Lyons, founder and president of Academic HealthPlans Inc. shows “customer first” philosophy is not just a motto.

On February 14, 2008, a gunman entered a classroom at Northern Illinois University and opened fire. In a matter of seconds, five students died and more than a dozen were wounded. Headlines flashed across television screens as word of the tragic incident spread. [more]

University Press News

Geologist Pens Fourth “Hoo-dunit” in Award-Winning Mystery Series

The fictional sleuth Francisca (Frankie) MacFarlane can tell the difference between sandstone and soapstone at forty paces. She can read the landscape like a book, interpreting the faults, folds and formations of the earth’s surface with a scientist’s precision. And she has a way of finding out where the bodies are buried. [more]

Featured Tradition

Springing Up a West Texas Oasis

From the dust of a new campus sprouted a Texas Tech Arbor Day tradition with a green thumb and an eye for beauty.

After a decade of Dust Bowl winds whipping across the South Plains, Texas Technical College sat starkly, void of trees, shrubs and flowers. A professor of horticulture at the college looked across the barren campus in 1938 and an idea sparked. [more]

Red Raider Wallpaper

Show your Red Raider pride on your desktop.

We will be selecting a new shot of our beautiful campus each month, courtesy of university photographers Artie Limmer and Joey Hernandez. [more]

Athletic News

Football Announces Staff Changes

Texas Tech stays within the program to fill voids in coaching positions. [more]

Kipyego Honored as Women's Track Athlete of the Year

Kipyego has won six NCAA titles in her career. [more]

2008 Athletic Camps

Texas Tech offers athletic camps throughout the summer for every sport, from football and baseball to golf and tennis. [more]

Lady Raiders Coaching Staff to Host Summer Basketball Camps

Campers will learn fundamentals of the game and individual and team competition. [more]

Alumni News

Get Your Red Raider MasterCard

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]

Graduate Gift Ideas

For the person who is wondering what to purchase for their college graduate this year, the Alumni Association offers many amazing gift opportunities. [more]

Alumni Association Promotions Receive ADDY Awards

Lubbock Advertising Federation awards gold and silver to Hartsfield Design and Price Group for their Texas Tech Alumni Association designs. [more]

Get Involved

Regional alumni chapter workshops kick off events for 2008. [more]