Researchers Discover 'Great-Grandmother' of Crocodiles

In the tropical rainforests of West Texas, which looked more like Costa Rica some 225 million years before cattle ranches and cotton fields would dot the landscape, it hunted by chasing and wrapping its tooth-filled jaws around its prey.

Modern man probably wouldn’t recognize its body, which was built more for land speed than aquatic surprise, said Sankar Chatterjee, curator of paleontology at the Museum of Texas Tech. That is, until we saw the eyes and unmistakable head of possibly the oldest crocodile ancestor found to date.

The fossil was discovered on a ranch and prepared by Doug Cunningham, fossil preparator at the Museum of Texas Tech. Chatterjee said he has yet to name the animal, and it probably won’t debut in scientific literature for another two years.

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news

MOON Project Shines for Teachers and Students Around the World

The College of Education facilitates 4-8 graders in worldwide moon log. [more]


Chess Player Earns Grandmaster Title

Third Knight Raider to achieve highest chess designation in six months. [more]



Students Provide Costa Ricans with Clean Energy

Texas Tech students installed a solar light system to help families in Los Cocos. [more]



Gov. Perry Appoints Regents for Texas Tech University System

Each of the three appointees will serve a 6-year term. [more]


Wanted: Middle School Math and Science Teachers to Earn Free Master's Degree

Texas Tech pilot program aims to improve math and science instruction in Texas. [more]

Law Professor Elected to Most Prominent Legal Association

Gerry W. Beyer joins seven other Texas Tech law professors in the American Law Institute. [more]



Former Astronaut to Lead Whitacre College of Engineering to New Heights

New engineering dean aims to make Texas Tech a top research facility. [more]



Alumna Elected President of Science and Engineering Honor Society

Kelly Sullivan, a chemistry alumna, will begin her president-elect term July 1. [more]


Mentor Tech Smooths the Path by Connecting Students with Faculty

Students find that leaning on adults helps them through tough times. [more]



Team Wins National Retirement Challenge

The personal financial planning graduate students received a $10,000 award. [more]



research

Behavior Change Slow or Impossible if Process is too Difficult

Texas Tech professor says interventions or processes must have buy-in from consumer to be effective. [more]


Researchers Warn of Tularemia in Area Feral Hogs

Commonly known as rabbit fever, the bacteria can cause sickness or even death in humans and animals. [more]

Student Awarded DEIS Graduate Fellowship

$5,000 fellowship was awarded to George Laity from the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers. [more]


Newly Discovered Winemaking Site Shows Advanced Techniques

Texas Tech wine expert: Neolithic community had highly developed winemaking operation. [more]

traditions

Alumna Splits Past from Present

Jane Kuykendall recalls how different Texas Tech was in 1939. [more]

I Want to be a Red Raider

A young boy goes from watching Texas Tech football on TV to watching from the sidelines at Jones Stadium, and he develops an unforgettable relationship along the way. [more]

alumni news

Leave a Legacy on the Plaza

Be a part of two tons of tradition. [more]




Spring 2011 Graduation Fair Announced

Texas Tech students will have the opportunity for one-stop Commencement shopping beginning March 1. [more]

Get Your Red Raider MasterCard

Support Texas Tech without spending an extra dollar. [more]



Texas Tech Days in Austin

More than 80 volunteers, Texas Tech faculty and students gathered in Austin on Feb. 1, for "Texas Tech Day" at the Texas State Capitol. [more]

 

 

athletics news

Contract Extension Announced for Tommy Tuberville

Texas Tech grants Tuberville a one-year extension and raise in annual compensation. [more]


Texas Tech Track Signs Three No. 1s

Texas Tech signed a total of six for the fall of 2011. [more]

2011 Texas Tech Football Signing Day

Replay and read about Signing Day. [more]



Texas Tech Pink Zone Game Set for Feb. 19

The women's basketball program will participate in the annual WBCA Pink Zone® initiative. [more]