May 2010 Edition

Research/Academic Showcase

Texas Tech Receives Bayer CropScience Research Contribution

Gone with the Wind: Researchers Embark on VORTEX2 Project

Texas Tech on the Cutting Edge of Autism Research

Spirit Squads Fly High at National Competition

Texas Tech Receives ConocoPhillips Gift for Business, Engineering

College of Engineering Rises in US News & World Report Rankings

Texas Tech Faculty is Hell on Wheels

Campus Connection

Students Discover Ways to Aid the Hungry on the South Plains

Alumnus Wins Fulbright Award

Knight Raiders Claim Third Place in Final Four of Chess

Sororities Make the Grade with National Conference

Wind Research Center Celebrates 40 Years of Finding Solutions

Alumni Provide Insight to Students

College of Architecture Retains NAAB Accreditation

Law Grads Best in Texas on Bar Exam

Professors Named in Investment Advisor's Top 30 Financial Planners

Student Government Honors Donors Who Paved the Way to Student Success

Featured Alumni

Iraq Bank Chairman Visits Alma Mater, Discusses Iraq’s Economy

Featured Tradition

Tradition Continues: Raider Red Revealed and New Masked Rider Takes the Reins

Alumni News

Merket Alumni Center Expansion Project Continues

The Official Texas Tech Class Ring Ceremonies

Class of 1960 Reunion Dates Announced

Alumni Association Introduces Texas Tech Legacy Program

Get Your Red Raider MasterCard

Parking Garage to Add Spots for Game Day

University Wallpaper

Get Red Raider Wallpaper for Your Desktop

Athletics

Former Red Raider Dallas Braden Achieves Perfection

Two Earn Academic All-District 6

Ward Wins Big 12 Men's Golf Title

Doran Named National Pitcher of the Week

Four Student-Athletes Selected for Leadership Summit

Lady Raiders Team Up with Murfee Elementary

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Bayer CropScience announces a $7.5 million contribution to Texas Tech’s Department of Plant and Soil Sciences. The contribution in support of new research initiatives and facilities development is eligible for a full funding match through the Texas Research Incentive Program (TRIP), creating a $15 million total contribution to the university.

$10 million will be allocated to support a research collaboration between Bayer CropScience and the university, and $5 million will go toward a planned Plant and Soil Sciences Building. The collaborative research project will be focused on developing cotton with improved fiber properties, and includes scientists affiliated with the Fiber and Biopolymer Research Institute within the department. [more]

Gone with the Wind: Researchers Embark on VORTEX2 Project

Wind researchers kick off the second part of the largest tornado study in history. [more]


Texas Tech on the Cutting Edge of Autism Research

The Whitacre College of Engineering received a $500,000 gift enabling the use of emerging technology in the neuroimaging field. [more]


Spirit Squads Fly High at National Competition

Cheer Squad finished in third place, while Pom Squad clinched 10th place. [more]


Texas Tech Receives ConocoPhillips Gift for Business, Engineering

Scholarships, new students and a building campaign will benefit from the $500,000 gift. [more]


College of Engineering Rises in US News & World Report Rankings

The college's overall graduate program and two individual degree programs have joined the elite ranks of top engineering programs. [more]


Texas Tech Faculty is Hell on Wheels

Lauren Whitman, archaeology instructor, and Katherine Ehlers, museum research assistant, double as wheel warriors for the West Texas Roller Dollz. [more]


Bell Tower by Ryan Pharis

Campus Connection

Wind Research Center Celebrates 40 Years of Finding Solutions

The Lubbock tornado of 1970 and Hurricane Celia sparked the opening of the Wind Science and Engineering Research Center to study destructive storms. [more]

Students Discover Ways to Aid the Hungry on the South Plains

Alan Reifman's Research Methods class gathered information about the region's undernourished for the National Food Bank. [more]

Alumnus Wins Fulbright Award

A mechanical engineering graduate, Sean Hannon, won the award to further satellite communications technology. [more]

Knight Raiders Claim Third Place in Final Four of Chess

The team battled 28 teams to make the competition in its first year. [more]

Five Outstanding Engineering Alumni Recognized

The alumni will receive the 2010 Distinguished Engineer Award for their career success and contributions to society. [more]

Sororities Make the Grade with National Conference

The National Panhellenic Conference honored Texas Tech sororities for their academic excellence. [more]

Alumni Provide Insight to Students

The Raider Mentor Network allows current students to learn and network with Texas Tech alumni. [more]

College of Architecture Retains NAAB Accreditation

Reviewers dismissed three concerns voiced during a visit in 2004 and praised the college for the monumental steps taken. [more]

Law Grads Best in Texas on Bar Exam

Texas Tech School of Law led all Texas law schools on the February Bar Examination. [more]

Professors Named in Investment Advisor’s Top 30 Financial Planners of the Last 30 Years

Harold Evensky and Deena Katz were honored for their dedication to their field. [more]

Student Government Honors Donors Who Paved the Way to Student Success

As part of Arbor Day festivities, Texas Tech wrapped up a 5-year scholarship sidewalk project for student advancement. [more]

Red Raider Wallpaper

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

Tradition Continues: Raider Red Revealed and New Masked Rider Takes the Reins

The former Raider Red and Masked Rider passed on their duties to the new mascots during the annual ceremonies. [more]

Iraq Bank Chairman Visits Alma Mater, Discusses Iraq’s Economy

Alumnus Hussein Al-Uzri described a nation that is beginning to flex long-dormant economic muscles. [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

Former Red Raider Dallas Braden Achieves Perfection

Braden pitches the 19th perfect game in MLB history today against Tampa Bay. [more]

Two Earn Academic All-District 6

Leah Legler and Holley Gentsch earned first and second teams, respectively. [more]

Ward Wins Big 12 Men's Golf Title

Red Raider senior also named Golfweek.com's College Player of the Week. [more]

Doran Named National Pitcher of the Week

Junior right-hander picks up the honor from Collegiate Baseball Magazine. [more]

Four Student-Athletes Selected for Leadership Summit

"Today's Champions-Tomorrow's Leaders" Leadership Summit set for July in Kansas. [more]

Lady Raiders Team Up with Murfee Elementary

Women's basketball participated in a fundraising event at the local elementary school. [more]

Alumni News

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]

The Official Texas Tech Class Ring Ceremonies

The Texas Tech Alumni Association held its Official Texas Tech Class Ring ceremonies for the spring semester. [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]

Alumni Association Introduces Texas Tech Legacy Program

Program benefits children of current association members. [more]

Get Your Red Raider MasterCard

Support Texas Tech without spending an extra dollar. Every time you buy groceries or fill up your gas tank you can support your alma mater by using the Chase Red Raider MasterCard. [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]