May 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

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School of Law Opens Lanier Building Addition

Texas Supreme Court inaugurates state-of-the-art courtroom.

The $13.6 million Mark & Becky Lanier Professional Development Center addition to the School of Law is officially open for business. The 34,560-square-foot addition, expected to enhance the legal education of future generations of lawyers, was made possible by a $6 million donation from the Laniers matched with resources from the university. [more]

Texas Supreme Court Hears Cases in New Law Building

High court opens Texas Tech’s futuristic courtroom. [more]

School of Law Grads Top Bar Exam

More Texas Tech students pass first-time test than any other public university. [more]

Law Teams Stake Claim Among Nation’s Elite

Mock trial and negotiation teams rank in top three at national competition. [more]

Featured Alumnus

King of the Courtroom Grateful for Mentoring From School of Law

Alumnus Mark Lanier: on top of his game and passionate about law, family and the future education of students. [more]

School of Law Wallpaper

Show your Red Raider pride on your desktop with a shot of the new Mark & Becky Lanier addition. [more]

Texas Tech Receives $2.7 Million Grant From National Science Foundation

Professors hope to bridge gap for scientific application of math for area schoolchildren. [more]

Psychology Experts Launch Podcast Series on Human Condition

Move over, Dr's. Phil and Laura, the Psychology Podcast is in "Top 10" on iTunes. [more]

Burkhart Autism Center Receives $500,000 Grant

Training will benefit employers and autistic employees by improving job placement and overall success of people with autism in the workforce. [more]

Campus Connection

CASNR Announces Appointment of New Dean

John M. Burns commits to a three year term as dean of the College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources. [more]

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

Texas Tech named among top colleges and universities for graduate programs in Engineering and Psychology. [more]

Division of Student Affairs Recognized by National Standards Organization

Sandra Marquez Hall awarded for developing an efficient self-assessment strategy to strengthen university support areas. [more]

Students Awarded Goldwater Scholarships

Aaron Adcock and Jessica McCoury join a distinguished list of Texas Tech scholars awarded for their academic merit. [more]

Outstanding Faculty Honored by President Whitmore

Faculty members awarded for research and education contributions to Texas Tech. [more]

President’s Excellence in Diversity and Equity Award Winners Honored

Four recognized for individual efforts in promoting diversity and equity across the university. [more]

Atmospheric Scientist to Lead Climate Change Research for White House

Katharine Hayhoe to head U.S. effort to evaluate future climate change impacts on the country's economic sectors and other regions. [more]


Final Exposure: Portraits from Death Row

Visiting artist Lou Jones, one of the world’s leading documentary photographers, lectured and opened an exhibit at the Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library of his six-year project to record inmates sentenced to death in the state and federal prison systems. [more]

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Don't forget, check the online news center for current Texas Tech news! [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 Serve and Protect the Texas Tech Community... [more]

Best in Business

The Northwest Texas Small Business Development Center earned national recognition from the U.S. Small Business Administration. [more]

University Press News

Texas Tech Press Offers Book for Cacti Lovers

One hundred thirty-two species, subspecies and varieties of cacti can be found in Texas. About 100 of them occur in the state’s Trans-Pecos region, one of the most cactus-rich areas of the United States. At least one kind can be found in every county of the state. [more]

Featured Tradition

New Masked Rider Takes Reins During Transfer

In donning the rider’s mask, Ashley Hartzog, a senior animal science and Spanish major from Farwell, fulfills an ambition that took seed when she first saw the iconic mascot at a Red Raider football game when she was five years old. [more]

Athletic News

Larry Hays Achieves Coaching Milestone

Hays becomes one of only four coaches in NCAA history to reach 1,500th career win. [more]

Trlica, Walker Honored by NFF Hampshire Honor Society

Texas Tech football players recognized for 2008 academic and athletic performances. [more]

Schaefer to be Inducted into Phi Beta Kappa Chapter

Texas Tech senior receiver has maintained a 3.727 grade point average in biochemistry as an undergraduate. [more]

Parks Voted into Hall of Fame

Former Red Raider joins Tech greats E.J. Holub and Donny Anderson in the College Football shrine. [more]

Vasquez Named to Outland Preseason List

Senior offensive tackle is a two-year veteran starter. [more]

Alumni News

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

Bill Dean Receives President’s Excellence in Teaching Award. [more]

Alumni Association Announces the Drive for 35 Campaign

Association hopes to increase alumni membership to 35,000 by 2010. [more]

Own A Piece of Texas Tech History

Strive for Honor: Texas Tech University’s Past, Present and Future. [more]

National Ranching Heritage Center Gala to Raise Funds “Under the Tuscan Moon”

Spend a romantic evening in support of the National Ranching Heritage Center. [more]