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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 »

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 »