Liberal Arts

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 »

Michael Bachmann’s weapon of choice: the keyboard

Criminal Justice professor is leading the next big movement in cybercrime at home and abroad Criminal Justice professor Michael Bachmann is in high-demand these days. An expert in the intersecting fields of technology and crime, he’s traveling around the world to help governments and organizations identify and prevent violent crime. Originally from Germany, Bachmann joined… Read more »

The Face of AddRan: Shane Karr

A TCU degree is much more than a ticket to a job. It’s a passport to the world. TCU alumni understand that earning a degree from a liberal arts university like TCU provides them with a depth and breadth of knowledge that allows for quick adaptation in a fast-changing world as well as the ability to… Read more »

Ralph Carter named 2014 Piper Professor

Dr. Ralph Carter is a 2014 recipient of the Piper Professor Award. The Piper Professor Program was established by the Minnie Stevens Piper Foundation in 1958 to recognize outstanding achievement in the teaching profession in colleges and universities in Texas. Since 1982, Carter has taught in the political science department and has consistently been recognized… Read more »

Two AddRan faculty selected in NerdScholar’s ’40 Under 40: Professors Who Inspire’

Alex Lemon, associate professor of English, and Zack Hawley, assistant professor of economics, were selected in NerdScholar’s 40 under 40 list, which recognizes inspiring university professors who display a love of teaching and cultivate passion in their students. Both professors teach in the AddRan College of Liberal Arts. TCU is one of only three schools to receive multiple faculty nominations. From… Read more »

TCU professor enlists local seventh graders in Civil War reenactment

[easingsliderpro id=”5″] On April 28, TCU history professor Steve Woodworth transformed Fort Worth Country Day School (FWCDS) into an 1863 Civil War battlefield. In anticipation of the class trip to Vicksburg, Woodworth, a nationally recognized Civil War expert, led the seventh-grade class in a scaled reenactment of the Battle of Vicksburg. With the help of… Read more »

English professor Alex Lemon discusses his new collection of poetry, The Wish Book

In February 2014, English professor Alex Lemon published his fourth collection of poetry, The Wish Book. Written in the years surrounding the birth of his son, the new work includes 43 poems that contemplate issues of fatherhood, mortality and Eros. Employing the same “electric lyricism” found in his earlier works of poetry Fancy Beasts (2010), Hallelujah Blackout (2008), Mosquito (2006), and his memoir Happy (2009), The Wish… Read more »