April 2010 Edition

Research/Academic Showcase

Denim Runway: Competition Opens Doors to Future Designers

Gene-Mapping Study Could Lead to Better Agriculture

Study Finds Extinct Horned Crocodiles Robbed the Cradle of Mankind

It's Time for a Refresh

Pilobolus Teaches Dancers to Think, Move Outside the Box

Runway Red Raider

Big Shoes to Fill: Student is President for a Day

Campus Connection

Three Professors Receive Prestigious Research Grants from NSF

Texas Tech Debate Wins Second National Championship in Two Weeks

A Fee That Can Actually Make You Money?

Texas Tech Names Vice Chancellor of Facilities, Planning and Construction

Cutting-Edge Technology Wins Emerging Technology Fund Award

To Test or Not to Test: Steroid Use Still an Issue in Texas High Schools

Meat Animal Evaluation Team Wins Fourth Consecutive National Championship

Professors Contribute to International Search for Rosetta Stone of Physics

Law Professor Wins Texas' Top Legal Writing Award

Spring Lecture Series Ends with Santa Fe Opera

Featured Alumni

Southwest Airline's Social Media Maven

Featured Tradition

Graduates Pucker Up for Word Power

University Press News

Jackie Robinson in Reverse: Author Tells of Experiences in Colored League

Alumni News

Local Alumni Association Chapters Kicking Off Events

Graduate Gift Ideas

Class of 1960 Reunion Dates Announced

Parking Garage to Add Spots for Game Day

University Wallpaper

Get Red Raider Wallpaper for Your Desktop

Athletics

Texas Tech Announces Spring Game Details

Weygandt Sets School Record in Pole Vault

Carvalho Named Big 12 Player of the Week

Cross Country Teams Named USTFCCCA All-Academic

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Texas Tech Announces Spring Game Details

The first spring of the Tommy Tuberville era will come to a close with the annual Spring Game on April 17 at Jones AT&T Stadium. The game will provide Red Raider Football fans the first glimpse of the offense and defense in a game situation.

Kickoff is set for 1 p.m. and admission to the game is $5. Texas Tech students and children 12 and under are free. All seating is general admission and available on the west side and in both end zones. [more]

Denim Runway: Competition Opens Doors to Future Designers

Students have the opportunity to rub shoulders with designers and watch their designs go into production in Guatemala. [more]


Gene-Mapping Study Could Lead to Better Agriculture

Chemist David Knaff and a team of researchers have discovered a way to help scientists engineer stronger plants in the future. [more]


Study Finds Extinct Horned Crocodiles Robbed the Cradle of Mankind

With devilish horned ridges above each eye, Crocodylus anthropophagus waited patiently for hominid prey to come a little too close to the water’s edge. [more]


It's Time for a Refresh

It has been five years since the Texas Tech Web pages were redone, and as the university changes and grows, we need your help. [more]


Pilobolus Teaches Dancers to Think, Move Outside the Box

Thirty-six students participated in a master class held by members of the internationally renowned modern dance company. [more]

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Campus Connection

Three Professors Receive Prestigious Research Grants from NSF

Pal, Wang and Grave de Peralta were awarded nearly $1.2 million to further research in chemotherapy, thermoelectrics and plasmonics. [more]

Texas Tech Debate Wins Second National Championship in Two Weeks

Winning both tournaments cements their place as one of the best parliamentary debate teams to ever compete in the activity. [more]

A Fee That Can Actually Make You Money?

Researchers found that fees that penalize investors for selling a fund early could boost returns for long-term investors. [more]

Texas Tech Names Vice Chancellor of Facilities, Planning and Construction

Michael Molina will oversee all master planning and construction for facilities on each of the three institution’s campuses of the Texas Tech University System. [more]

Cutting-Edge Research Wins Emerging Technology Fund Award

MicroZAP, developed through cutting-edge food sterilization research, was awarded up to $1.5 million. [more]

To Test or Not to Test: Steroid Use Still an Issue in Texas High Schools

Amid budget cuts, expert advocates NCAA-style protocol for reporting suspected steroid use in high schools. [more]

Meat Animal Evaluation Team Wins Fourth Consecutive National Championship

The Red Raiders took first place with 8,770 points during the two-day competition. [more]

Professors Contribute to International Search for Rosetta Stone of Physics

Researchers hope to solve some of the universe’s most mind-blowing riddles. [more]

Law Professor Wins Texas' Top Legal Writing Award

Bryan Camp's article on protecting trust assets from the federal tax lien has been selected as the Outstanding Law Review article for 2009. [more]

Spring Lecture Series Ends with Santa Fe Opera

Two opera singers will offer free public concerts and daytime performances for grade-school students. [more]

Red Raider Wallpaper

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

columns

Graduates Pucker Up for Word Power

This Texas Tech Tradition gives "kiss me, I'm Irish," a whole new meaning. [more]

Southwest Airline's Social Media Maven

Mass Communications alumna Linda Rutherford navigates the wild world of Web 2.0 for Southwest Airlines. [more]

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

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

Runway Red Raider

Journalism major Alexandra Underwood competes to become America’s next top model. [more]

Big Shoes to Fill: Student is President for a Day

Chuck Zavala switches roles with President Bailey for a day. [more]

University Press News

Jackie Robinson in Reverse: Author Tells of Experiences in Colored League

An unlikely story of respect, character, humor and ultimately friendship as the teammates pulled together to succeed in a game they loved. [more]

Athletic News

Weygandt Sets School Record in Pole Vault

The Texas Tech track program won 23 titles and freshman Shade Weygandt set a school record in the women's pole vault at the Texas Tech Open held at the Terry & Linda Fuller Track & Field Complex Friday night. [more]

Carvalho Named Big 12 Player of the Week

The 15th-ranked player in the country and Texas Tech's No. 1 singles player, Raony Carvalho, was named the Big 12 Men's Tennis Player of the Week by the conference office for his performances the week of March 15-21. [more]

Cross Country Teams Named USTFCCCA All-Academic

The Texas Tech men's and women's cross country squad were both named All-Academic by the United States Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association and three Lady Raiders were named All-Academic Scholars for their efforts in the classroom. [more]

Alumni News

Local Alumni Association Chapters Kicking Off Events

With spring in the air, you should gear up and participate in your local Texas Tech Alumni Association chapter. [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]

Class of 1960 Reunion Dates Announced

This year’s class reunion will take place from Sept. 2-5. A block of tickets for the Texas Tech vs. SMU football game on Sept. 5 will be available. [more]

Parking Garage to Add Spots for Game Day

Raider Park, a 563,584 square-foot parking garage, will be available to Texas Tech fans looking for secure, covered parking close to Jones AT&T Stadium. [more]