August 2010 Edition

Research/Academic Showcase

Strategic Hirings will Help Texas Tech Grow Toward Tier One Status

Researcher to Senate: More Science Needed to Understand Oil Dispersants

The Great Tornado Chase

Pulsed Power Research Instrumental in Combating IEDs

Escape from Harris Island: Young Minds Hone Math and Science Skills at Camp

New Public Art Branches Out

The Double T Bench: A History Rich with Student Involvement and Tradition

Behind the Scenes of a Big 12 Media Daze

Campus Connection

Raider Power Fridays Promote Pride and Spirit

Law Team Negotiates Win at International Championship

New Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education Named

Interim Dean of the Honors College Selected

Law Professor Earns State's Young Lawyers Award

Professor Awarded NSF Grant to Study How Communities Recover from Hurricanes

Susan Polgar Named Ambassador in Chess Olympiad Bid

Wildlife Toxicology Book Slated to Become National, International Bestseller

Texas Tech Names Engineering Dean

Initial Texas Tech-Created Fibertect Field Test a Success

Engineering Team Gets Microscopic Checkmate

Alumni News

2010 Top Techsan Nominations Now Being Accepted

Where Will You Be on Gameday?

Class of 1960 Reunion Dates Announced

Parking Garage to Add Spots for Game Day

University Wallpaper

Get Red Raider Wallpaper for Your Desktop

Athletics

Red Raiders Win US Youth Soccer National Championships

The Ride Set to Debut On September 4

Lady Raiders Open Season at New Mexico

Lady Raiders Named USTFCCCA All-Academic Team

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Strategic Hires will Help Texas Tech Grow Toward Tier One Status

As Texas Tech continues its journey toward Tier One status, officials announced the strategic hiring of seven nationally and internationally known researchers, who will help grow the university’s research credentials and capabilities. [more]

Researcher to Senate: More Science Needed to Understand Oil Dispersants

Ron Kendall, director of TIEHH, called for more independent, peer-reviewed research before any determinations could be made on the oil spill’s long term ecological effects. [more]


The Great Tornado Chase

Texas Tech researchers work to solve the mystery of the tornado after a 6-week journey across the Great Plains. [more]


Pulsed Power Research Instrumental in Combating IEDs

The Center for Pulsed Power and Power Electronic's research has been used by the Department of Defense and the Navy. [more]


Escape from Harris Island: Young Minds Hone Math and Science Skills at Camp

Hands-on activities quench local students’ thirst for knowledge this summer. [more]


New Public Art Branches Out

Inspired by a seed-pod skeleton, Artist Robert Tully created three practical benches at Horn Hall that convey the idea of plant community. [more]


The Double T Bench: A History Rich with Student Involvement and Tradition

When the senior class met in 1931, it came up with an idea to leave an impression on Texas Tech for future students to enjoy. [more]

Behind the Scenes of a Big 12 Media Daze

Go behind the scenes as Texas Tech players and coaches survive one of Big 12 football's largest media events. [more]


Bell Tower by Ryan Pharis

Campus Connection

Raider Power Fridays Promote Pride and Spirit

Get your red and black on and show your Red Raider pride every Friday. [more]

Law Team Negotiates Win at International Championship

Team members Allyson Bazan and Michael Martinez triumph at the 2010 International Negotiation Competition in Australia. [more]

New Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education Named

Juan Sanchez Munoz will oversee the areas of academic advising and retention, community college and transfer relations. [more]

Interim Dean of the Honors College Selected

Stephen E. Fritz, president of Midland Lutheran College since 2007, will assume the position. [more]

Law Professor Earns State’s Young Lawyers Award

For the second consecutive year, Wendy Humphrey received the State Bar of Texas President's Award of Merit. [more]

Professor Awarded NSF Grant to Study How Communities Recover from Hurricanes

Daan Liang will receive $280,000 to investigate the long-term economic impact of hurricane damage. [more]

Susan Polgar Named Ambassador in Chess Olympiad Bid

The director of SPICE signed on as an official representative for Norway's bid for the 41st Chess Olympiad to be held in 2014. [more]

Wildlife Toxicology Book Slated to Become National, International Bestseller

The reference book, co-edited by researchers at The Institute of Environmental and Human Health, has sold an unusually high number of books for such a specialized topic. [more]

Texas Tech Names Engineering Dean

Elizabeth Dickey will become dean on Jan. 1, 2011. [more]

Initial Texas Tech-Created Fibertect Field Test a Success

The nonwoven cotton absorbent wipe would be a perfect remediation tool for use by oil spill cleaning crews. [more]

Engineering Team Gets Microscopic Checkmate

The electrical engineering team will see their designs birthed in a microfabrication facility. [more]

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

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

Red Raider Wallpaper

Show your Red Raider pride on your desktop with beautiful campus shots. [more]

Athletic News

Red Raiders Win US Youth Soccer National Championships

Seven Red Raiders help claim the U19 and U18 national championships. [more]

The Ride Set to Debut On September 4

Red Raider fans will get a behind-the-scenes, all-access look into their favorite teams beginning on Saturday, Sept. 4, when the first episode of Texas Tech's new reality show "The Ride" hits the airwaves. [more]

Lady Raiders Open Season at New Mexico

Texas Tech will play 17 regular-season home games and one exhibition. [more]

Lady Raiders Named USTFCCCA All-Academic Team

Tech track was one of 151 institutions honored. [more]

Alumni News

2010 Top Techsan Nominations Now Being Accepted

Four honorees will receive a plaque and a cash award of $500. [more]

Where Will You Be on Gameday?

The Texas Tech Alumni Association is proud to host Suddenlink Gameday Live at the Frazier Alumni Pavilion before every Red Raider home football game. [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]