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Professors Track China-Russia Alliance

A new research initiative illuminates six decades of Sino-Soviet relations to help predict future patterns. (This article by Mary Ann Kurker originally appeared in the Winter 2018 issue of TCU Magazine.) Scholars visiting the archives in Moscow must follow the Kremlin’s strict rules. Permission must be granted in advance, and Russian authorities decide which documents… Read more »

Sophomore Cannan Huey-You to be Featured on National TV

Twelve-year-old Cannan Huey-You, TCU sophomore majoring in physics and astronomy and engineering, will be one of six young students featured on “MythBusters Jr.,” which will air on the Science Channel later this fall. This not the first time Cannan and his older brother Carson Huey-You ’17 have shaken hands with a science star. Both were… Read more »

Annihilating Anthrax With Antibiotics

ClpXP mutation may be key to stopping tough bacterial infections. (This article by Jenny Blair was published in the Spring 2018 issue of Endeavors.) Anthrax has an Achilles’ heel — one that could help researchers create a new antibiotic to defeat the deadly bacteria as well as more common infections. Shauna McGillivray, associate professor of… Read more »

The Tough Talk You Need to Have With Your Parents Before College

Based on surveys from the JED Foundation and the American College Health Association, it’s unlikely that a student will graduate from college without at least knowing another student who has a mental health disorder, has attempted suicide, abuses drugs or has experienced an unwanted sexual contact. Eric Wood, associate director of counseling and mental health… Read more »

TCU Executive MBA is No. 18 in the World

TCU EMBA also ranks No. 3 in the world for faculty quality, No. 5 for program quality and No. 15 for student quality. The Economist has ranked executive MBA programs, and the TCU EMBA has achieved the position of No. 18 in the world, making it No. 8 among U.S. schools. Yale is No. 1,… Read more »

TCU Partnerships Shape the Future of Medicine

Leadership programs at two Fort Worth hospitals take physicians into uncharted territory. (This story by Trisha Spence was originally in the Winter 2018 issue of TCU Magazine.) Peaks the Dragon sat among dozens of furry friends inside a Build-A-Bear Workshop. The mythical blue and lime green creature is the mascot of Cook Children’s Health Care… Read more »

KTCU Celebrates 70 Years

The campus radio station offers students a chance for real-world experience. (This story by Trisha Spence is in the current issue of TCU Magazine. Spiral cords trail beige phones with gray cube buttons in the radio studio for KTCU. One is the “bat phone,” a sticker indicates. A soundboard lined with buttons, knobs and sliders… Read more »

Smithsonian Curator Chronicles Remarkable Life of Sally Ride

The collection highlights the achievements of the first American woman in space. This article by Mary Ann Kurker is in the current issue of TCU Magazine. Sally Ride asked her parents for a telescope when she was a girl. Gazing up at the heavens from her front yard in California, she likely missed the spot… Read more »

Katherine Spillar ’75 Fights for Feminism

Activist helps lead the charge for gender equality. This article by Lisa Martin is in the current issue of TCU Magazine. Feminism is enjoying a moment. Katherine “Kathy” Spillar ’75 could say the same. As executive editor of Ms. magazine and executive director of the Feminist Majority Foundation, Spillar has spent her entire career advocating… Read more »

Community Scholars Bring New Perspectives

Scholarship program opens up a world of possibilities to North Texas’s underserved elite students. This article by Caroline Collier ’98 (MLA ’17) is in the current issue of TCU Magazine. Learning to play golf doesn’t often lead to an academic scholarship, but that’s what happened for Courtland MacQueenette ’16. One afternoon in 2003, the then-10-year-old… Read more »