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Why Do Jews Celebrate Hanukkah?

(This article by Ariel Feldman, associate professor of religion in AddRan College of Liberal Arts, and Rosalyn and Manny Rosenthal associate professor of Jewish Studies and Director of the Jewish Studies Program at Brite Divinity School, first appeared on the History News Network and Newsweek.com. When asked which Jewish holidays they know, my students frequently… Read more »

LiiNK Project Brings Recess Four Times a Day to Little Elm ISD

Recess 4 times a day? Little Elm ISD says it helps in the classroom (This story originally aired on WFAA.) If your child’s favorite subject is recess, they might be on to something. A growing number of school districts are adopting a program that expands recess, with surprising results. The program is called LiiNK, or… Read more »

Head Trauma

TCU researchers use football program to examine the potential neurological protection of omega-3.  (This story by Lisa Martin originally appeared in the Spring 2017 issue of Endeavors magazine.) Long after the Horned Frogs trounced Ole Miss in the Peach Bowl, the legacy of that storied season continued with groundbreaking research into head trauma. In fact,… Read more »

Helping Teachers Become Literacy Leaders

(This story originally appeared in TCU This Week.) Chances are you’ve heard the term “train the trainer”—a type of education model that allows the participants to learn a subject and simultaneously learn how to teach it to others. Robin Griffith, associate professor in TCU’s College of Education, has taken the same approach to literacy and… Read more »

Bilingual Speech Therapy for Stroke Survivors

A monthly bilingual support group at Miller Speech & Hearing Clinic offers hope for people working to regain the ability to speak. (This article by Lisa Martin previously appeared in the Winter 2017 issue of “TCU Magazine.”) Two days after Gaby Garcia’s father had open-heart surgery in 2009, he had a stroke and lost the… Read more »

Jonathan Oliver Takes the Lead On Sports Injury Prevention, Recovery

As TCU launches Lead On, a tangible representation of our brand identity—what we do, how we do it and why it matters—we are highlighting Horned Frogs who demonstrate the TCU culture: that sense of spirited belonging that fuels us to be better, achieve more and have an impact for the greater good. Strong brands don’t… Read more »

Eclipsing Research

TCU astronomer Kat Barger shines a light on the Milky Way’s origins (This article by Rebecca Boyle previously appeared in the Fall 2017 issue of “TCU Magazine.” About 4 1/2 billion years ago, at cosmic distances that are difficult to fathom, a star collapsed in on itself and exploded. Within 20 minutes of the core’s… Read more »

Preparing Teachers for Urban Settings

Michelle Bauml helps lead the way in best practices for multicultural education (This article by Rachel Stowe Master ’91 originally appeared in the Summer 2016 issue of “TCU Magazine.”) While many beginning teachers have concerns about teaching in urban schools, the available jobs are often in large metropolitan cities. If the fears of young educators… Read more »

AddRan Alumna Honored with Milken Educator Award

TCU alumna Jennifer Fuller was awarded a Milken Educator Award and $25,000 cash prize last week during the Milken Family Foundation’s national tour, which honors outstanding educators each year. Fuller earned a bachelor’s degree in English from TCU in 2001, followed by a Master of Education from the University of Texas at Arlington, and currently teaches… Read more »