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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 »

Kinesiology professor leads concussion research

Nestled away deep in the basement of the Rickel Building lies the Kinesiology Department’s Exercise & Sport Performance Lab which, upon first glance, may not appear to be a lab at all. With racks, weights, and lifting platforms filling the expanse of the space, you might think you’d accidentally stumbled into the football team’s weight… Read more »

New M.D. School will bring economic and social benefits to Fort Worth

The TCU and UNTHSC School of Medicine is expected to positively impact the North Texas community by addressing Texas’ growing physician shortage, providing new opportunities for employment and boosting the local economy, according to a report by Tripp Umbach, the leading provider of economic impact analysis for academic health centers in the nation. The new… Read more »

Research Apprentices Program offers early start in science

In astronomer Kat Barger’s research group you’ll find the usual mix of undergraduate and graduate students — and one very bright 11-year-old. “I try to attract diverse students to our lab as much as possible,” she says. Cannan Huey-You, a high school senior, is the youngest of more than a dozen high school students who participate… Read more »

Helping parents cope with raising a child with autism

Parents with children recently diagnosed with autism often have a single-minded focus on the needs of their child. “When we talk to families, they’ll often say, ‘Oh, don’t waste your time on me. Focus on my kids,’” says Naomi Ekas, assistant professor of psychology in the College of Science & Engineering at TCU. “But studies… Read more »

Michael Bachmann uses predictive analytics to prevent child abuse

In 2014, Tarrant County reported more than 6,000 cases of child abuse or neglect – more than in any other county in the Lone Star state. And those are just the known cases. “Data suggests that the underreporting rates of crimes against children is exceedingly high,” says Dyann Daley, executive director of Cook Children’s Center… Read more »

TCU has three Fulbright Finalists for the 2017-2018 academic year

TCU has three Fulbright Finalists for the upcoming academic year as decided by the U.S. Department of State and the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board. Philip Antinone, Nicholas Barnette and Kally Nord join approximately 1,900 other U.S. citizens who will teach, conduct research and provide expertise abroad. The Fulbright Program is one of the… Read more »

TCU basketball player talks about saving a rhino’s life

Saving a Rhino’s Life Changed Mine  Bittersweet. I never would have imagined that the best day of my life would contain one of the worst moments of my life as well. But that’s exactly what dehorning a rhino was like for me. Finally getting a chance to be face to face with such a majestic… Read more »