Jeff Williams

Saving the Language of the People

A Texas Tech University professor of anthropology has begun the difficult task of collecting the remnants of the near-extinct Comanche language, then creating a way it can be taught in a university setting.

Jeff Williams, chairman of the Department of Sociology, Anthropology and Social Work, will serve as an external evaluator for Numu Tekwapu, a project to document and revitalize the Comanche language. [more]

Teacher using Smart Board Technology

College of Education Gets "Smart"

From writing with chalk on slate blackboards and banging out eraser dust, to clicking a mouse, touching the screen and filling the wall with colorful images, classroom instruction has gone from analog to digital in the blink of an eye. [more]

Agriculture Students Talking

Agricultural Education Program Listed Among Nation's Elite

Texas Tech University has one of the nation’s distinguished agricultural education programs, according to a recent survey of professional colleagues within the discipline. [more]

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Law Grads Best in Texas on Bar Exams

With a first-time pass rate of 94.52 percent, the Texas Tech University School of Law led all Texas law schools on the July Bar Examination. [more]

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Project Strikes Chord With Aspiring Young Musicians

String Project provides affordable beginning string instruction to Lubbock-area children and intensive, guided teaching experience to undergraduate music students. [more]

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Campus Connection

Blizzard of Championships Brings Early Christmas for Academic Teams

Teams swept in national and state championships throughout October and November. [more]

Texas Tech Retains Accreditation in Education Certification

The National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education has once again accredited teaching degrees throughout the traditional academic colleges which involve teacher education. [more]

Geological Survey Grant Awarded for Study of Climate Change

A new three-year project will bring together a team of experts to learn how to model, study and predict the influence of the changes. [more]

Partnership with Chemists in Northern Ireland, Italy Yields New Discovery

Research could lead to greater understanding of ionic liquids used in high-efficiency solar cells; cheaper, more environmentally friendly rocket fuel additives. [more]

Texas Tech Paleontologist Says Meteorite Strike Near Mumbai May Have Wiped Out Dinosaurs

India’s Shiva Crater reveals possible reasons for extinction. [more]

Texas Tech Produces "Super" Lawyers

The School of Law ranks in the top 100 law schools in the country for the high-quality lawyers it produces. [more]

Physics Professors Earn Grant to Study Non-Traditional Teaching Methods

Beth Thacker and Kelvin Cheng received $809,700 from the National Institutes of Health to research teaching practices. [more]

James Simposon

Alumnus Fuels Pride and Tradition with Corn Maze

James Simpson pioneered a switch from full-time production agriculture to part-time entertainment by opening a corn field maze to the public. [more]

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Show your Red Raider pride on your desktop.

Show your Red Raider pride on your desktop with beautiful campus shots courtesy of university photographers Artie Limmer and Joey Hernandez.[more]

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Athletic News

2010 Football Schedule Announced

Home matchups with in-state foes SMU, Texas and Houston highlight Jones AT&T Stadium slate. [more]

Murray Named Big 12 Women's Coach of the Year

This is the second year in a row cross country coach Jon Murray has been honored. [more]

Sharpe, Carter Named to Big 12 First Team

Texas Tech defensive end Brandon Sharpe (Lyons, Ga.) and offensive lineman Brandon Carter (Longview, Texas) have been named to the All-Big 12 Conference first team in a vote by the 12 league coaches. [more]

Eleven Named to Academic All-Big 12 Team

Eleven Red Raiders were named to the 2009 Academic All-Big 12 Football Team this week with nine earning first-team honors, the Big 12 Conference announced. [more]

Alumni News

Holiday Gift Ideas

You don't have to fight the crowds this holiday season because the Texas Tech Alumni Association has many different gift ideas for your friends and family. [more]

Alumni Association Introduces Texas Tech Legacy Program

Program benefits children of current association members. [more]

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]

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]