Texas Tech Historian Honored With Symposium

Media advisory for symposium honoring Ronald Rainger, a professor in the Department of History.

WHAT:Rainger Symposium in Honor of Ronald Rainger WHEN: 9:30 a.m. Monday (Jan. 11) WHERE: Escondido Theatre of the Student Union Building, 15th Street and Akron Ave. EVENT: A group of internationally renowned historians of science and technology will be convening at Texas Tech to honor Ronald Rainger, a professor in the Department of History. Rainger has taught at Texas Tech since 1984 and has had a major influence on the work of historians of biology and oceanography, the history of education of evolution and the history of the nuclear age. He has won numerous teaching awards, including the President’s Excellence in Teaching Award. He served as program director for the Science and Technology Studies Program at the National Science Foundation in Virginia from 2004-2006. For more information on speakers and times at the event, visit http://www.depts.ttu.edu/historydepartment/RaingerSymposium.htm Find Texas Tech news, experts and story ideas at www.media.ttu.edu. CONTACT: Aliza Wong, director of European studies, Department of History, Texas Tech University, (806) 742-1004 ext. 227, or aliza.wong@ttu.edu. -30-