Liberal Arts

Frost Foundation Lectureship features two notable women March 2 and 3

A notable National Geographic photographer and an expert on women and democratic transitions will be speakers at this year’s Frost Foundation Lectureships on Global Issues 2015. The March 2 and 3 events are sponsored by the Center for International Studies and TCU’s Women & Gender Studies program. Jodi Cobb, National Geographic’s first female photographer, will… Read more »

Max Krochmal: Preserving oral histories from the Civil Rights Movement

From chronicling the stories of African American and Mexican American freedom fighters to traveling to key civil rights landmarks with his students, Max Krochmal, assistant professor of history, makes the important struggles of the past inform the policies and social events of the modern day. Max is a doer. While many perceive Texas as a… Read more »

Researcher studies how women of size navigate unfriendly anti-fat culture

A TCU researcher has a new book out entitled The Hyper(in)Visible Fat Woman. The text is a collection of interviews from 74 women, all of whom are labeled “obese.” Jeannine Gailey, associate professor of sociology and women and gender studies, wrote the book to understand how women of size negotiate a cultural landscape that is increasingly… Read more »

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 »