June 2010 Edition

Research/Academic Showcase

Cotton Could Serve as Cleanup Medium for Oil Spill

Librarians Prove Michael Jackson Was a Rock Star in Academic Literature

Texas Tech Announces Formation of National Institute For Renewable Energy

Rawls College Beaming at Topping Out Ceremony

Biologists Discover Secret of Success For Mysterious Caribbean Bats

Texas Tech Biologist Trying to Discover Cure for Devastating Insect-Borne Illness

New Research Finds High Levels of Lead in New Orleans Prior to Hurricane Devastation

A Circle of Many Memories

Campus Connection

Texas Tech Announces New Dean of College of Arts & Sciences

Ranch Horse Team Gallops to Back-to-Back National Championships

Graduate Students Receive National Defense Fellowships

Law Professor Earns Lola Wright Ethics Award

Rodeo Team Ropes and Rides to Successful Standings

History Professors Sculpt Future of International Relations

Fulbright Scholar to Increase Worldwide Knowledge of Malaysia

Professor Receives Award for Exceptional Dedication to Teaching

Graduate Class Serves More Than Just Food to the Hungry

Vietnamese University of Technical Education Signs Agreement with Texas Tech

Featured Alumni

Gardens Are More Than Just a Job for Alumna

Alumni News

Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for the Peggy and Bill Dean Expansion of Merket Alumni Center

Alumni Events for Summer 2010

Parking Garage to Add Spots for Game Day

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Athletics

Texas Tech Selects Food Service Vendors for Athletic Venues

Nine Red Raiders Earn Academic All-Big 12 Honors

Brown and Weygandt Win Big 12 Titles on Final Day of Championships

Jones AT&T Stadium Named Nation's Top Home-Field Advantage

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Cotton Could Serve as Cleanup Medium for Oil Spill

The same Texas Tech-created nonwoven cotton technology that keeps soldiers safe from chemical and biological warfare agents may also serve as the perfect sponge for sopping up oil that has polluted the Gulf of Mexico.

As oil continues to gush from the exploded Deepwater Horizon oil rig, a Texas Tech expert in nonwoven cotton technology says the “fabric of our lives” may do a better job to absorb the oil spill than the booms made of synthetic material. [more]

Librarians Prove Michael Jackson Was a Rock Star in Academic Literature

Jackson not only changed music and pop culture, but also the way college professors teach in a multitude of disciplines. [more]


Texas Tech Announces Formation of National Institute For Renewable Energy

NIRE will address the future energy needs of Texas and the nation through research wind farms. [more]


Rawls College Beaming at Topping Out Ceremony

The college's new home will be completed by the fall of 2011 and will accommodate increasing enrollment. [more]


Biologists Discover Secret of Success For Mysterious Caribbean Bats

Research has uncovered what was necessary for an uncommon hybrid species of bats to thrive where other mammal hybrids have failed. [more]


Texas Tech Biologist Trying to Discover Cure for Devastating Insect-Borne Illness

Kai Zhang has made it his mission to cure Leishmania, the second-leading parasitic killer. [more]


New Research Finds High Levels of Lead in New Orleans Prior to Hurricane Devastation

An ecotoxicologist has uncovered a lead problem in the oldest and poorest parts of Louisiana's historic city. [more]


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Campus Connection

Texas Tech Announces New Dean of College of Arts & Sciences

Interim Dean Lawrence Schovanec will become the next dean of the college on June 1. [more]

Ranch Horse Team Gallops to Back-to-Back National Championships

The win capped an undefeated season for the 15 Texas Tech students who competed on the team. [more]

Graduate Students Receive National Defense Fellowships

Two engineering students were awarded for their special aptitude for advanced training in science and engineering. [more]

Law Professor Earns Lola Wright Ethics Award

Susan Fortney was honored for advancing and enhancing legal ethics in Texas. [more]

Rodeo Team Ropes and Rides to Successful Standings

The men's and women's rodeo teams finished third and fourth for the year among 16 schools in the Southwest region. [more]

History Professors Sculpt Future of International Relations

Ron Milam and Justin Hart spread their knowledge to Vietnam's educators in an intensive five-day course. [more]

Fulbright Scholar to Increase Worldwide Knowledge of Malaysia

During a 10-month trip, Mark McGinley will collect environmental information at the University of Malaya. [more]

Professor Receives Award for Exceptional Dedication to Teaching

Debbie Laverie was selected as a 2010 Piper Professor for her superior teaching. [more]

Graduate Class Serves More Than Just Food to the Hungry

Debra Reed's class has developed a cookbook with healthy and inexpensive meal options for the nation's undernourished. [more]

Vietnamese University of Technical Education Signs Agreement with Texas Tech

A new program will allow students in Vietnam to receive a bachelor's degree from Texas Tech. [more]

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Red Raider Wallpaper

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

Gardens Are More Than Just a Job for Alumna

Melissa Martin capitalizes on her passion for horticulture as the executive director of the Texas Discovery Gardens. [more]

A Circle of Many Memories

An area of remembrance, Memorial Circle has been a part of campus since the beginning, but its role has expanded to include memorials for many people. [more]

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

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

Athletic News

Texas Tech Selects Food Service Vendors for Athletic Venues

Ovations and ClubCorp will provide a variety of quality food for athletic facilities across campus. [more]

Nine Red Raiders Earn Academic All-Big 12 Honors

Texas Tech places three on the first team. [more]

Brown and Weygandt Win Big 12 Titles on Final Day of Championships

The Red Raiders placed fourth and the Lady Raiders finished fifth in the team race. [more]

Jones AT&T Stadium Named Nation's Top Home-Field Advantage

Dave Curtis of the Sporting News ranks Texas Tech No. 1 in his weekly top 10 list. [more]

Alumni News

Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for the Peggy and Bill Dean Expansion of Merket Alumni Center

Construction on the Merket Alumni Center is complete and a ribbon cutting ceremony will take place June 19. [more]

Alumni Events for Summer 2010

Texas Tech and the Alumni Association will host many events for summer 2010. [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]