Pterosaur: A Maritime Master

Texas Tech paleontologist Sankar Chatterjee discovers that an ancient flying dinosaur also sailed the seas. At first glance, the 115-million-year-old pterosaur looks like a Cretaceous design disaster. With a tail rudder on its head and a spindly, bat-like body, Tapejara wellnhoferi may appear fit for nothing but extinction.

However, researchers at Texas Tech University, the University of Kansas and University of Florida have found that the animal’s strange body actually made it a masterpiece of nature’s drawing boards. Not only could it walk and fly, but also it could sail across the sea. [more]

Rawls Groundbreaking

The Big Dig: Rawls College Groundbreaking

Administrators along with Rawls College friends, faculty and students participated in the groundbreaking ceremony of their new building. [more]

Education in Uganda

Education Team Travels to Uganda

Educators and students aim to assess educational opportunities and empower women. [more]

Quail Conservation

Quail Conservation Effort Takes Wing

The Quail-Tech Alliance and Texas Tech begin a five-year research initiative that will look into the problem of quail decline in the region. [more]

Students Give World’s Largest Retailer Some Tips on Selling Hardware

Graduate students in the College of Human Sciences gain real-world experience by helping develop retail and design strategies for Wal-Mart. [more]

Bell Tower by Ryan Pharis

Campus Connection

Texas Tech University Honors Former President

David J. Schmidly was honored with a bronze plaque commemorating his term as president of Texas Tech University. [more]

Schools of Law and Business Listed in Princeton Review

Texas Tech’s law and business schools rank among the best, according to a survey of 37,000 students by the Princeton Review. [more]

Texas Tech Awarded Grant for New Carbon Cycling Focus

The $200,000 USDA grant positions Texas Tech to become a designated long-term agroecosystem site. [more]

Veterans Enrollment Numbers

University sees a nearly 37 percent increase in military students for fall 2009. [more]

College of Human Sciences Honors Distinguished Alumni and Faculty

Seven alumni honored for their contributions to society and career accomplishments. [more]

Associate Vice Provost Earns Spot on National CLEP Committee

Gary S. Elbow to help development committee for the CLEP exam in social sciences and history. [more]

Rodeo Team Wins Championship

Men's Rodeo team takes home the team championship at the Sul Ross State University Rodeo; women's team places fifth overall. [more]

Debate Returns to Dominance at Wyoming Tournament

Debaters Brian Horton and Adam Testerman currently hold the best record in the nation. [more]

Cultivating the Home Field Advantage: A Memoir Revisited

A history of Jones AT&T Stadium: from humble beginnings to home of champions. [more]

Red Raider Wallpaper

Show your Red Raider pride on your desktop.

Show your Red Raider pride on your desktop with beautiful campus shots courtesy of university photographers Artie Limmer and Joey Hernandez.[more]

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

Athletic News

2010 Baseball Schedule Announced

Red Raiders set to face 14 teams that advanced to last year's NCAA Tournament. [more]

Texas Tech to Play Tennessee in ESPNU Road to the Championship

The game will be a doubleheader with the other game featuring Connecticut and Texas. [more]

Strain Named Lady Raider Play-By-Play Announcer

Red Raider Sports Properties announces Steve Strain as new radio announcer for women's basketball. [more]

Lady Raiders Win Second-Straight Big 12 Title

The cross country team picks up their second-straight Big 12 Cross Country Championship after placing four runners in the top 10 and Tech's top five women earned All-Big 12 honors at the Big 12 Championships held at Columbia, MO. [more]

Raider Power Blowout for Basketball Tickets

The excitement of Texas Tech basketball returns to the United Spirit Arena hardwood and Red Raider fans can get in on the action by purchasing 2009-10 season or individual game tickets. [more]

Alumni News

Texas Tech Alumni Association Names Distinguished Alumni

TTAA will honor Wyman Meinzer, Larry D. Johnson and Douglas E. Barnhart as Distinguished Alumni during this year's Distinguished Alumni Dinner, Friday, Nov. 20. [more]

Alumni Association Hosts Carol Of Lights Pre-lighting Festival

Come early for the Carol of Lights and enjoy free food and a visit from Santa Claus December 2. [more]

Merket Alumni Center Expansion Project Continues

Construction progresses on the Peggy and Bill Dean Expansion to Merket Alumni Center, set to be complete in Spring 2010. [more]

Holiday Gift Ideas

You do not have to fight the crowds this holiday season because the Texas Tech Alumni Association has many different gift ideas for your friends and family. [more]

Ring Ceremony

The University President, Dr. Guy Bailey, will present rings to students at the Fall 2009 Official Ring Ceremonies to take place November 9th and 10th. [more]