Liberal Arts

TCU wins award for Innovation in International Education

It was announced in New York City today that TCU’s Discovering Global Citizenship program is the winner of an Andrew Heiskell Award for Innovation in International Education. The Institute of International Education sponsors the annual competition to recognize outstanding initiatives in international higher education among its 1,400 member campuses. IIE will present the award at… Read more »

Preeminent Islam scholar will speak on campus Monday

Dr. Aminah McCloud will speak on “Islam in America” at 7 p.m. Monday, Jan. 26, in the Moudy Bldg. 141N. She is professor of Religious Studies at DePaul University and director of its Islamic World Studies Program. The program is free and open to the public. Dr. McCloud is the founder DePaul’s Islamic Program and… Read more »

French film series on campus Jan. 27-March 3

The 2015 Tournées French Film Festival will be held at TCU Jan. 27-March 3, thanks to a professor in its Dept. of Modern Languages Studies. Joshua Blaylock applied for and received a three-year grant from the French-American Cultural Exchange. The festival is sponsored by the Face Foundation and by the Cultural Service at the French… Read more »

Popular science author Jared Diamond will speak on campus Jan. 28

Jared Diamond, an American scientist, TED speaker and Pulitzer-winner, will speak at TCU Wednesday, Jan. 28 at 7 p.m. in Brown-Lupton University Union ballroom. Author of popular science favorites The Third Chimpanzee, Guns, Germs and Steel and Collapse, he will discuss his most recent book The World Until Yesterday. Admission is free and a book… Read more »

New housing option offers students language immersion lifestyle

TCU has recently opened a new immersion residence that offers students an opportunity to practice and refine their foreign language skills. Known collectively as the Language Houses, the residence includes four suites in Mabee Hall in Tom Brown/Pete Wright Residential Community for students currently studying French and German. Students who elect to live in a Language… Read more »

Modern Language Studies bringing Heidi Byrnes to campus Nov. 13

Dr. Heidi Byrnes, George M. Roth Distinguished Professor of German at Georgetown University, will present a free, public lecture at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 13 in Palko 130. Her topic is “Globalization and Foreign Language Teaching and Learning.” Dr. Byrnes’ research focuses on adult L2 literacy acquisition, particularly at the advanced level. She has edited… Read more »

Acclaimed author Marjane Satrapi coming to campus

Internationally renowned author Marjane Satrapi came to campus Tuesday, Nov. 4, for a lively conversation about Persepolis, her best-selling novel and this year’s Common Reading assignment. The free public event was held at 4 p.m. in the Brown-Lupton University Union Ballroom and was followed by a special book signing. The event is co-sponsored by the Common Reading Committee and Discovering Global… Read more »

Ralph Carter and Michael J. Chumley win top professor and mentor awards

On Sept. 9, during the 142nd fall convocation ceremony, Ralph Carter of political science and Michael J. Chumley of biology were recognized for their outstanding teaching, scholarship and mentorship. Carter won the Chancellor’s Award for Distinguished Achievement as a Creative Teacher and Scholar, which includes a $25,000 prize. He was selected from eight finalists, each of… Read more »