Liberal Arts

Native American and Indigenous Peoples Day Symposium: Matika Wilbur

Photographer who works to remedy Native American stereotypes to speak at TCU Matika Wilbur, a Swinomish and Tulalip photographer from Seattle, Washington, who is working to photograph citizens from every federally-recognized tribe in the United States, will work with students at the second annual Native American and Indigenous Peoples Day Symposium Oct. 2. She will… Read more »

Professor receives award from Organization of American Historians

Max Krochmal, associate professor of history and director of Comparative Race and Ethnic Studies, has received the Frederick Jackson Turner Award for the author of a first scholarly book dealing with some aspect of American history for his book, Blue Texas: The Making of a Multiracial Democratic Coalition in the Civil Rights Era (University of North… Read more »

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 »

Four individuals win Ferrari Award

Chancellor Victor J. Boschini, Jr. has selected four winners for this year’s Michael J. Ferrari Award for Distinguished University Service and Leadership. Michael Butler, Chuck Dunning and Ebony Rose (nominated as a team) and Victoria Herrera share this year’s award spotlight. Butler, associate professor of economics and associate dean of the AddRan College of Liberal… Read more »

Melanie Harris awarded ACE Fellowship

The American Council on Education has awarded Melanie Harris a 2017-18 ACE Fellowship. The ACE Fellows Program is the longest-running leadership development program for higher education in the United States. Harris is one of 46 university leaders selected this year. She is the founding director of African American and Africana Studies and associate professor of… 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 »

THINK GLOBAL: Borders and immigration

March 27, Brown-Lupton University Union Ballroom, 6 p.m. FREE, open to the public KERA’s Krys Boyd will moderate a discussion with top scholars, journalists, and policy makers on global affairs. PARTICIPANTS Krys Boyd, moderator Host and managing editor of Think, KERA Bio Boyd began her career along the U.S.-Mexico border, working simultaneously at radio and television stations… Read more »

“Back to Class” is back!

Five faculty members in TCU’s AddRan College of Liberal Arts will present “Back to Class,” an evening of timely and thought-provoking mini-lectures on Thursday, March 30. The reception for this biannual event begins at 6 p.m. and classes start at 7 p.m. in the Brown-Lupton University Union Ballroom, 2901 Stadium Drive. The event is open… Read more »