August 2008 Edition

Research/Academic Showcase

Texas Tech Welcomes New President

New Texas Tech Grass Made for the Shade

Could Hungry Cows Extend the Life of the Ogallala?

Explosive Discovery!

Blueberry Sausage: Making a Healthier Breakfast

Extreme Heat, Energy Shortages Predicted for 21st Century

Mission of Peace

Campus Connection

Former Energy Department Deputy Secretary to Address August Graduates

Summer Reading Program Kick-Starts College Experience for Freshmen

No Weekend Plans? Get Your MBA at Texas Tech

International Textile Center becomes Fiber and Biopolymer Research Institute

Museum Receives Exemplary Certification

What It Feels Like ... To Keep Championship-Class Turf Putter Friendly

Alumni News

Alumni Association Hosts Pre-Game Party for 2008 Red Raider Season

2008 Homecoming Dinner: "A Matador Evening"

Hosts Needed for Dinner with 10 Red Raiders

Featured Tradition

Campus Art

University Wallpaper

Show your Red Raider pride on your desktop.

Featured Alumni

Dresses, Debutantes and Designer Shoes: Alumna Pens a Name for Texas Tech

Texas Tech Law Alumnus Named Chairman of State Law Examiners

Athletics

Pat Knight Names Chris Beard Associate Head Coach

Harrell, Crabtree on Maxwell Watch List

Harrell Named to O'Brien List

Hall of Honor Class Announced

Texas Tech, Houston Announce Two-Game Series

Texas Tech University Press News

Guide to "Little Big Bend" Introduces Visitors to Region's Hidden Botanical Beauty

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Texas Tech Welcomes New President

Guy Bailey became Texas Tech’s 15th president on Aug. 1.

Members of the Texas Tech and Lubbock communities gathered August 4 to welcome Guy Bailey to his new position as the 15th president of Texas Tech University. [more]

Texas tech Shadow Turf

New Texas Tech Grass Made for the Shade

A plant and soil science professor and a Lubbock nurseryman have characterized a new shade-tolerant grass. [more]

Cow face

Could Hungry Cows Extend the Life of the Ogallala?

Texas Tech researchers believe grazing cattle on forage land could conserve water as well as yield a profit. [more]

Explosive Discovery!

Through an autopsy of an ancient Scandinavian mountain chain, a team of Texas Tech University geologists found that carbon dioxide can create explosive eruptions when magma encounters calcium carbonate-based rocks. [more]

Blueberry Sausage: Making a Healthier Breakfast

Through an autopsy of an ancient Scandinavian mountain chain, a team of Texas Tech University geologists found that carbon dioxide can create explosive eruptions when magma encounters calcium carbonate-based rocks. [more]

Bell Tower by Ryan Pharis

Campus Connection

Former Energy Department Deputy Secretary to Address August Graduates

Alumnus and former member of the Bush administration Clay Sell to keynote commencement ceremonies. [more]

Summer Reading Program Kick-Starts College Experience for Freshmen

This year's selection, “The Devil’s Highway: A True Story,” prepares students for independent study and stimulates ongoing discussion of immigration and border issues. [more]

No Weekend Plans? Get Your MBA at Texas Tech

Rawls College of Business launches new weekend MBA for Working Professionals program. [more]

International Textile Center becomes Fiber and Biopolymer Research Institute

Official name change to encompass growing field of fiber and cotton research at Texas Tech. [more]

Museum Receives Exemplary Certification

Texas Historical Commission gives highest approval to the Museum of Texas Tech for the preservation of Texas’ irreplaceable archeological collections. [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]

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

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

California Native Plants in Peril

Extreme Heat, Energy Shortages Predicted for 21st Century

Researchers predict increases in extreme heat days for California, Southwest.

As the 21st century progresses, major cities in heavily air-conditioned California can expect more frequent extreme-heat events caused by climate change according to a report published in the June issue of the Journal of Applied Meteorology and Climatology.

According to Texas Tech climate researcher Katharine Hayhoe, this could mean increased demand for electricity which may increase the risk of power shortages during heat waves. [more]

California Native Plants in Peril

Mission of Peace

Texas Tech Professors assist with nuclear dismantlement in Iraq.

Two Texas Tech University researchers participated in a special ceremony that marked the beginning of nuclear dismantlement in Iraq.

Ron Chesser, director of Texas Tech’s Center for Environmental Radiation Studies, and Carleton Phillips, a professor of biology who has assisted in Iraq since 2003, both spoke during the event held on July 7 at the Iraq Parliament Building in Baghdad. [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 Keep Championship-Class Turf Putter Friendly. [more]

Featured Tradition

Campus Art

Where better than a university to place art work that triggers discussion and fosters critical and creative thinking.

Public art at Texas Tech takes many forms: massive granite arches, giant photomurals, delicate iron work and whimsical cartoon-like sculptures. [more]

Featured Alumni

Linda Francis Lee

Dresses, Debutantes and Designer Shoes: Alumna Pens a Name for Texas Tech

Author and Texas Tech alumna Linda Francis Lee, lets her roots show in her latest books "The Devil in the Junior League" and "The Ex-Debutante." [more]

Texas Tech Law Alumnus Named Chairman of State Law Examiners

John Simpson III, School of Law alumnus and current Law School Foundation Board member has been named the 2008 Chairman of the Texas Board of Law Examiners. [more]

Athletic News

Pat Knight Names Chris Beard Associate Head Coach

Beard set to begin his eighth season at Texas Tech. [more]

Harrell, Crabtree on Maxwell Watch List

Pair enters 2008 as Heisman trophy candidates; Crabtree one of four first-team All-Americans from 2007. [more]

Harrell Named to O'Brien List

Senior quarterback one of 31 recognized for annual award presented to the nation's top quarterback. [more]

Hall of Honor Class Announced

Six former Red Raider athletes and one coach are slated for induction into the Texas Tech Athletic Hall of Fame and Hall of Honor during the Texas Tech-Texas football weekend Oct. 31- Nov 1. [more]

Texas Tech, Houston Announce Two-Game Series

Texas Tech and Houston signed a two-year contract to play football during the 2009 and 2010 seasons as the Cougars represent the last former Southwest Conference program the Red Raiders have not faced on the gridiron since the league was dissolved over a decade ago. [more]

Alumni News

Alumni Association Hosts Pre-Game Party for 2008 Red Raider Season

The Texas Tech Alumni Association (TTAA) is proud to once again be hosting the Official Pre-Game Party at the Frazier Alumni Pavilion before every Red Raider home football game. [more]

2008 Homecoming Dinner: “A Matador Evening”

Bill and Peggy Clark Dean will be honored with the Lauro F. Cavazos Award at the Texas Tech Alumni Association’s 2008 “A Matador Evening: The 48th Annual Homecoming Dinner.” [more]

Hosts Needed for Dinner with 10 Red Raiders

Back by popular demand this semester, is the Student Alumni Association’s Dinner With 10 Red Raiders. Texas Tech students will again reap new networking benefits thanks to the SAA program, which was created in the Spring 2006 Semester. [more]

University Press News

Guide to “Little Big Bend” Introduces Visitors to Region’s Hidden Botanical Beauty

Get an up-close look at Big Bend National Park as the sights and delights come alive in Roy Morey's guide book. [more]