Science/Engineering

TCU Institute of Child Development updates name to honor late founder

The TCU Institute of Child Development announced this morning that it is changing its name to the Karyn Purvis Institute of Child Development in honor of late founder and director Karyn Purvis, effective immediately. Purvis devoted her life to healing “children from hard places,” a term she coined to describe children who have experienced some… Read more »

Dr. Karyn Purvis ’97 (MS ’01 PhD ’03) 1949-2016

Internationally renowned child development expert Dr. Karyn Sue Brand Purvis devoted her life and academic pursuits to helping “children from hard places,” a phrase she coined to describe youngsters affected by trauma, abuse and neglect. “She’s a child whisperer. There’s not a child she cannot heal,” psychology professor Dr. David Cross, her longtime mentor and… Read more »

Her name is Hope

Learn about the TCU Rhino Initiative and the rhino crisis through the eyes of a TCU student. The College of Science & Engineering, in conjunction with the College of Fine Arts, announce the grand opening of the TCU Rhino Exhibit, “Her name is Hope.” The exhibition features artwork and photography by senior studio art major… Read more »

TCU and UNT Health Science Center select dean for new M.D. school

Stuart D. Flynn, M.D., says new school will impact health care in Texas for generations 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…. Read more »

Partnership with UNTHSC and Debbie Rhea honored at HealthCare Heroes

Fort Worth Business presented the 2016 Healthcare Hero awards Wednesday night at the Fort Worth Club. Texas Christian University and the University of North Texas Health Science Center’s partnership for the new M.D. school was honored with the Vision Award. The HealthCare Heroes Vision Award is given to individuals or institutions that provide a new… Read more »

The neurobiology of aging

TCU professors join forces to fight Alzheimer’s disease Alzheimer’s disease steals its victims’ memories and robs their families of invaluable time with loved ones. On a national scale, the brain disease gobbles more than $220 billion each year just in caregiving costs. Of the six leading causes of death in the U.S., the neurodegenerative disorder… Read more »

Nov. 17 panel to explore global impact of healthcare

As part of TCU’s Discovering Global Citizenship initiative, a panel of five experts in global healthcare relief will discuss their efforts and share insights. The free event, which is co-presented by the College of Science & Engineering and the Harris College of Nursing & Health Sciences, is open to all TCU students, faculty and staff. Giving Thanks. Giving… Read more »

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 »