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More Recess Improves Students’ Focus

While that seems impossible, that’s what Debbie Rhea, professor of kinesiology and associate dean for Health Sciences and Research, has found in her research with the LiiNK Project.The mission of the LiiNK (Let’s inspire innovation ‘N Kids) Project is to bridge the gap between academics and social, emotional and healthy well-being for children, parents, educators… Read more »

Nutritional Sciences Students Help Educate Families about Healthy Eating Habits

The Department of Nutritional Sciences has teamed up with the Tarrant Area Food Bank (TAFB) to better the community through various initiatives that educate low-income families about healthy eating habits. Lyn Dart, associate professor and food management program director, cultivated the relationship with TAFB nearly 15 years ago and formed the Supervised Practice Experience program,… Read more »

Paschal connection counts

The connection between TCU and Paschal is as close as the two campuses, especially in the Paschal Mathematics Department. Student teaching supervisor Dick Allie has worked in education for nearly 50 years, yet he noticed that he has never seen something like eight TCU alumni working in a Paschal math department of 21 faculty. Department… Read more »

TCU Commencement featured on NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt

Texas Christian University featured prominently among the universities across the nation in NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt’s Salute to the Class of 2017. Watch to see glimpses of our history-making graduates Carson Huey-You and Caylin Moore, along with the celebratory graduates in nursing and one of the service dogs who crossed the stage May… Read more »

Professor receives award from Organization of American Historians

Max Krochmal, associate professor of history and director of Comparative Race and Ethnic Studies, has received the Frederick Jackson Turner Award for the author of a first scholarly book dealing with some aspect of American history for his book, Blue Texas: The Making of a Multiracial Democratic Coalition in the Civil Rights Era (University of North… Read more »

New data visualization maps degree completion in the U.S.

Kyle Walker, assistant professor of geography and director of the Center for Urban Studies at Texas Christian University, has created a new data visualization, Educational Attainment in America,” which takes stats from the National Historic Geographic Information System to map out degree completion data from the U.S. Census. Walker’s map shows sharp contrast between educational attainment… Read more »

Assistant professor finds sheriffs to be enthusiastic about enforcing U.S. immigration law

Emily Farris, assistant professor of political science, co-authored with Mirya Holman (Tulane University) an article in The Washington Post in The Monkey Cage, a compelling forum to connect political scientists and political conversation. In “Sheriffs are enthusiastic about enforcing U.S. immigration law. That makes a big difference.,” Farris and Holman shared their research that shows… Read more »

Two history-making graduates among largest graduating class

Two history-making students, part of the largest graduating class in Texas Christian University’s history, participated in Commencement ceremonies Saturday, May 13. Carson Huey-You, 14, received a bachelor’s degree in physics, and is TCU’s youngest graduate. Caylin L. Moore, who received a bachelor’s degree in economics, earned the distinction of being TCU’s second Rhodes Scholar. In… Read more »

Two history-making graduates among high achievers at spring Commencement

Two history-making students will participate in Texas Christian University’s Commencement ceremony on Saturday, May 13. Carson Huey-You, 14, will receive a bachelor’s degree in physics, and is TCU’s youngest graduate. Caylin L. Moore, who will receive a bachelor’s degree in economics, has earned the distinction of being TCU’s second Rhodes Scholar. In addition, the graduating… Read more »