Texas Tech Names Interim President

Lawrence Schovanec, dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, has been with the university for 30 years. [more]


news

Texas Tech Breaks Ground on New Wind Research Facility

The school is partnering with the U.S. Department of Energy, Sandia, Vestas and Group NIRE. [more]


Women's Rodeo Team Wins First National Championship

Red Raiders finish atop the standings at College National Finals Rodeo in Casper, Wyo. [more]


Vision & Tradition Campaign Surpasses $900 Million Mark

The campaign is the most successful and largest fundraising effort in the history of Texas Tech. [more]


TTUISD Appoints New Superintendent

Texas Tech alumnus Jim Taliaferro will begin his new position Aug. 1. [more]


Texas Tech Sets Summer Enrollment Record

This is the first time more than 11,000 students have been enrolled for a summer semester. [more]



Texas Tech Expanding its Wind Energy Opportunities

The university has partnered with Western Texas College on a two-year curriculum licensing program. [more]


Commencement to Include More Than 1,300 Graduates

The two summer ceremonies will take place Saturday (Aug. 11) at the United Spirit Arena. [more]


Finance Committee Approves Budget Pending Board of Regents' Final Decision

The total operating budget for the entire system for fiscal year 2013 is more than $1.5 billion. [more]


Hispanic Scholarship Fund Chapter Receives Honor

The Texas Tech organization was named national Scholar Chapter of the Year. [more]


Spirit Program Receives Awards at National Camp

Group earns a pair of first-place finishes, while Raider Red was named the Most Collegiate Mascot. [more]



Texas Tech Awarded $2.5 Million Grant From Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas

The funds will be used to help attract leading cancer researcher Igor Sokolov to the university. [more]


Cheerleaders Selected to Perform at London Olympics

John Chebret and alumnus Logan Lefler will help a group cheer at the men's basketball semifinals and final. [more]


Three Students Receive Fulbright Scholarships

Recipients are selected for academic or professional achievement, and demonstrated leadership potential. [more]


National Champion Chess Program Hires Director, Coach

Al Lawrence and Alex Onischuk are excited to help keep Texas Tech atop collegiate chess world. [more]


Law Dean Emeritus Walter Huffman Appointed to National Defense Board

Texas Tech Law Professor Richard Rosen was also appointed to the military justice subcommittee. [more]


Students Inspire Artwork on New Wind Turbines

Grant Willingham and Kimberly Redinger each will receive a $500 scholarship for their designs. [more]



National Science Foundation Program Brings Top Students to Texas Tech

They have spent 10 weeks working as part of the Research Experiences for Undergraduates Site Program. [more]


Presidential Lecture and Performance Series Announces Lineup

This year's series includes Grammy Award-winning artists Judy Collins and Marc Cohn. [more]



research

Texas Tech Researchers Announce CERN Discovery

The two professors and other scientists may have found possible evidence of 'God Particle.'[more]


Climate Change Will Alter Risks of Wildfire Worldwide

These latest projections come from a team of researchers, including Texas Tech's Katharine Hayhoe. [more]


Chinese Meditation Prompts Double Positive Punch in Brain White Matter

Yi-Yuan Tang reported improved mood changes coincided with increased brain-signaling connections. [more]


Climate Warming Refuted as Reason for Plant Shifts

Texas Tech ecologist Dylan Schwilk co-authored the study, which reexamined a high-profile 2008 case. [more]


Forensic Science Student Applies New Technique to Research

Juliet Kinyua found that cities can monitor cocaine usage by testing sewage water. [more]


Ask The Experts: Outdoor Grilling Advice

Bradley Price, director of Raider Red Meats, provides tips to help improve your barbecuing skills. [more]



Researchers' Romneycare Results Published in Journal

The only experiment in the country to predict the outcome of Obama's health care reform was not successful. [more]


Climate Change Likely Will Allow Tropical Disease to Thrive in U.S.

Researchers Katharine Hayhoe and Richard Erickson discuss the possible impact of dengue fever. [more]


Parents are Key to Getting Kids off the Couch

Assistant professor Zhen Cong found in her research that family support can curb sedentary behaviors. [more]


traditions

From the Cotton Fields to the Pulitzer Prize

Texas Tech alumnus Robert Montemayor excels in life as a journalist, teacher and author. [more]



College of Education Alumna Making Waves on West Coast

Kathy Pate Scott is the principal of the top high school in California, according to US News & World Report. [more]


Alumnus Thrilled with Winning Daytime Emmy Award

Scott Gryder said a class at Texas Tech helped him win best makeup award. [more]


Blood Thirsty: Why are Vampires Ruling Pop Culture?

Texas Tech professor Erin Collopy discusses the history behind the current phenomenon. [more]


Alumna's Dream Comes True With Tony Award

Meredith Lucio co-produced "The Gershwins' Porgy and Bess," which was awarded Best Musical Revival. [more]



Brazilian Students Experience Life as Red Raiders

The visiting students are part of the Texas Tech University ISD distance learning program. [more]


Marilyn Monroe: Eternal Beauty, Eternal Marketing Appeal

On the 50th anniversary of her death, Texas Tech pop culture expert Rob Weiner analyzes her iconic image. [more]


'Dallas' Memories: Staffer Recalls Working on Iconic Show

As the new series premieres, Jo Moore reflects on her time as a production assistant on the old show. [more]

Going for Gold: Former Red Raiders Pursue Olympic Dreams

Jason Young leads a group of seven alumni, who are competing for six different countries. [more]


Students Guide Peers through Financial Uncertainty

Red to Black program offers individual counseling to students, faculty, staff and even alumni. [more]


More and More Transfer Students Choosing Texas Tech

The university recently was ranked 16th for the most transfers among the country's top schools. [more]


West Texans, Students Benefit from Public Defender Program

Law students gain first-hand experience from working on real cases throughout the region. [more]


Exchanging Wedding Bands in Raiderland

Texas Tech continues to be a popular venue for marriage ceremonies and receptions. [more]



Beating the Heat, Texas Tech Style

From ice cream to a lazy river, students and staff have several ways to cool down in the summer. [more]


Ironman Architect: Graduate Balances School with Triathlons

John Paul Barrandey will serve as banner bearer for the College of Architecture at summer commencement. [more]


Hot Dogs! Campus Exhibit Puts Canines in Spotlight

'Putting on the Dog: The dog as photographic subject' is hosted by the International Cultural Center. [more]

alumni news

Your Reserved Table is Waiting at the Frazier!

How nice would it be to have reserved seating and early access to the Frazier Alumni Pavilion on game day? [more]

Texas Tech Alumni Association Awards $90,000 in Scholarships

A bunch of Red Raiders are starting the year with some extra green in their pockets. [more]

Alumnae Keep the Library Relevant

How do you keep the library relevant in the digital age? Just ask these two Texas Tech alums. [more]

Chapter Spotlight: San Antonio and Dallas

All year long local chapters are busy raising money for scholarships and creating opportunities for fun and friendship. [more]

athletics news

Red Raider Football: Every Seat has a Story

2012 Red Raider Football season tickets are on sale now starting as low as $149! [more]

Red Raiders Conclude Successful Olympic Showing

Seven Texas Tech athletes represented Texas Tech on world stage. [more]

Individual Football Game Tickets On Sale

Fans can purchase tickets online at texastech.com or through the athletics ticket office. [more]

Miller Named Associate Head Track and Field Coach

Former assistant Dion Miller coached 14 All-Americans in 2012. [more]