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Coping Through Communication

A sympathetic ear can support healing after a stressful event. (This article by Rachel Stowe Master ’91 originally appeared in the Summer 2017 issue of “TCU Magazine.”) Following a traumatic situation, how best to cope? Consider talking it out. It isn’t just good advice, said Kristen Carr, assistant professor of communication studies. She conducted a… Read more »

Deborah Ferguson ’87 on Anchoring the NBC 5 News Team

After 25 years on the air, she still loves the newsroom. (This story by Rachel Stowe Master ’91 originally appeared in the Spring 2016 issue of “TCU Magazine.”) Growing up reading the morning newspaper with her father, NBC5 Today anchor Deborah Ferguson ’87 knew she wanted to be a news reporter by third or fourth… Read more »

Your Inner Child May Spoil Your Diet

Kids who went hungry may overeat as adults, TCU psychology professor finds This story by Shirley Jinkins originally appeared in the Spring 2017 issue of Endeavors magazine. A childhood marred by poverty and food insecurity can stay with people as they age, even manifesting as adult obesity. Sarah Hill, associate professor of psychology, published two… Read more »

TCU Graduated 722 at Fall Commencement

August and December degree candidates participated in ceremony Texas Christian University and Brite Divinity School today bestowed degrees on 722 students from 38 states, including Texas, and from 20 foreign countries in two formal ceremonies held in the Ed and Rae Schollmaier Arena on the TCU campus. Students received their diplomas from Chancellor Victor J…. Read more »

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 »