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Texas leads the nation in wind energy – here’s how they did it

Texas has long been the country’s petroleum capital. But the Lone Star State is experiencing another energy boom that has nothing to do with oil. “People think Texas is all about oil and gas and drill baby drill,” said Michael Slattery, director of the Institute for Environmental Studies at Texas Christian University in Fort Worth…. Read more »

Why a Texas professor encourages more play for better learners

If you ask American kids what their favorite subject in school is, their excited reply is often “recess!” And that isn’t a bad thing — physical activity boosts brain function, improving development, academic performance and creativity in the classroom. So why do students in this country get so little playtime? Debbie Rhea, associate dean of… Read more »

Second annual Three Minute Thesis (3MT®) on Nov. 7

TCU’s College of Science & Engineering (CSE) will host its second annual Three Minute Thesis (3MT®) competition. Preliminary rounds are taking place now (from Oct. 19 to Nov. 6), which will result in six finalists who will compete in the final round to be held in front of a live audience at 11a.m. on Saturday, Nov…. Read more »

Best-selling author, medical expert to give Green Honors Chair lecture

Art, Assassination, and America: How Transparency Disrupts an Industry and Changes a Nation Dr. Marty Makary, an advocate for transparency in medicine and common-sense solutions to health care’s problems, will present the Green Honors Chair lecture Nov. 5. A reception and book signing begin at 6 p.m., followed by dinner and the presentation in the… Read more »

America’s school system topic of 2015 Fogelson Honors Forum

“Successful nations with top-performing school systems have a handful of things in common. They do not have charter schools or offer vouchers. Schools are funded equitably. Teachers are treated with respect. Districts recruit motivated people and see teachers as career professionals. And they ensure kids are healthy and ready to learn.” So summarizes a speech… Read more »

Chemistry colors our world

Members of the TCU Chemistry Club and education majors at Texas Christian University will team with the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History to celebrate Chemistry Connections: National Chemistry Week from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. daily Oct. 20-24. They will join student chemists from across North Texas to lead and demonstrate science activities in the… Read more »

Civil rights oral history project receives NEH grant

The National Endowment for the Humanities on Tuesday announced that the Civil Rights in Black and Brown Oral History Project, a collaborative research initiative led by Assistant Professor of History Max Krochmal, has received a $200,000 grant from the agency. The grant to TCU, which includes $100,000 in outright funding and $100,000 in federal matching… Read more »

TCU and UNT Health Science Center to create new medical school

MD program will strengthen team model of education UPDATE (March 17, 2016): Texas Christian University and UNT Health Science Center have selected Stuart D. Flynn, M.D., dean of the University of Arizona College of Medicine-Phoenix, as the founding dean of the new M.D. school the two institutions are establishing in Fort Worth. Learn more. Texas Christian… Read more »

TCU EMBA now ranked 5th in nation by “The Economist”

In The Economist’s second ranking of executive MBA programs around the world, the TCU EMBA ranks No. 12 in the world and No. 5 in the U.S. behind only Northwestern (3), Thunderbird (7), Chicago (9) and Yale (10). The only other Texas schools in the ranking are SMU (13), UT-Austin (18) and Rice (28). “We… Read more »