Texas Tech Makes Progress on Tier One Funding

A presentation to the Texas Tech University System Board of Regents shows Texas Tech's progress toward receiving funding from the National Research University Fund (NRUF).

The data, presented by President Guy Bailey Dec. 17, has been turned in to the state, but it has not yet been certified. Also, the final three criteria that must be met to qualify for funding have not yet been set. The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board is expected to set those benchmarks at its Jan. 27 meeting.

"It is also important to understand that we have to meet the same criteria for two consecutive years and we do not yet know all of the benchmarks we must achieve," said Bailey. "The report to the regents is only a first indication of how we are doing. We are well on our way, but we still have a ways to go before qualifying for NRUF funding." [more]


news

JFK Assassination Documents Available at Southwest Collection

As JFK and Lee Harvey Oswald memorabilia auction is announced, renewed interest surfaces. [more]


Contest Entry Urges Generation-Y to Plan for Retirement

Texas Tech graduate students' video among top contenders in iOME Challenge. [more]


Vietnamese Documents Collection at Texas Tech Reunites Friends

The documents helped Tuyen Nguyen find his long-lost friend after being separated by events of the Vietnam War in 1968. [more]


Bailey's Travel Tales

Recruiting receptions are hosted by President Bailey across the state and other parts of the Southwest. [more]


Researchers Receive $1.45 Million NSF Grant For Science, Math Outreach

The grant will be used to encourage 60 students to pursue and complete degrees in math and biology. [more]


Holiday Weight Gain: A Growing Problem

Assistant Professor Jamie Cooper said weight gain that occurs during the holidays may lead to a much bigger problem than any New Year's Resolution can fix. [more]



Texas Tech Names Petroleum Engineering Department Chair

Mohamed Y. Soliman will take the position effective Jan. 10. [more]



Maximum Green in Minimal Space

Texas Tech's Sustainable Cabin gains recognition in architectural publications. [more]



research

Researchers Continue Search for Elusive New Particles at CERN

Though sought at much higher energies than before, researchers have not given up finding any possible hints of new physics. [more]


Jury's Still Out: Researcher Finds No General Trends When Potential Contaminants Bind to Nanoparticles

As nanotechnology becomes one of the next scientific frontiers, very little is known about how nanoparticles will react in the environment. [more]

Researcher Reports Pacific Sperm Whales Exposed to PAHs, Pesticides, Other Pollutants

Biomarkers for contamination are highest in animals near Galapagos Island's marine reserve. [more]




Texas Tech Researcher: New Pseudoscorpion Discovered in Yosemite National Park

James Cokendolpher documented the newly discovered, blind pseudoscorpion. [more]

traditions

10 From 2010: Stories You Shouldn't Have Missed

As we look forward to a new year, join us in reflecting on just a few of our amazing accomplishments. [more]

"Lighting an Era" Through the Eyes of a Student

25,000 lights illuminate the Texas Tech campus every December, one student tells her experiecne through photos of Carol of Lights. [more]

alumni news


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. [more]


Become an Even Bigger Part of the Texas Tech Family

Whether you are a new graduate of Texas Tech or one that left the campus years ago, you are always welcome to join the Texas Tech Alumni Association. [more]


The Man Behind the Voice

Texas Tech alumnus is leaving his footprint on the aftermath of the Haiti earthquake. [more]

"Texas Tech Day" Set for 2011

The Texas Tech Alumni Association has designated Feb. 1, 2011, as "Texas Tech Day" in the Texas State Capitol. [more]

Texas Tech Alumna: Not in Kansas Anymore

Just like Dorothy, twisters in Kansas and Oklahoma carry Tanya Brown down the path to her future. [more]

 

 

athletics news

Lady Raiders Visit Ronald McDonald Family Room at UMC

The women's basketball team hosted a party for children patients at UMC. [more]


RaiderVision All-Access' Top 10 Moments of 2010

A countdown of the year's top moments in Texas Tech Athletics hosted by Courtney Davis. [more]

Texas Tech Headed To Dallas For Inaugural Ticket City Bowl

The Red Raiders will be making their 11th consecutive bowl appearance on New Year's Day. [more]


Spots Remain Available for Tech Baseball Camps

December camps include All-Skills Camp (Dec. 18), Hitting Camp (Dec. 28-29) and Pitching and Catching Camp (Dec. 29-30). [more]