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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 »

TCU Board of Trustees announces new leadership

Texas Christian University’s Board of Trustees recently elected Mark L. Johnson chairman of the Board of Trustees. He replaces outgoing chairman Clarence Scharbauer III, whose term concludes May 31, 2017. Highlights of Scharbauer’s tenure include TCU’s entrance into the Big 12 Conference; the Intellectual Commons on the east side of the campus, featuring the newly… Read more »

TCU basketball player talks about saving a rhino’s life

Saving a Rhino’s Life Changed Mine  Bittersweet. I never would have imagined that the best day of my life would contain one of the worst moments of my life as well. But that’s exactly what dehorning a rhino was like for me. Finally getting a chance to be face to face with such a majestic… 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 »

TCU receives 2017 Senator Paul Simon Award for Campus Internationalization

Texas Christian University is one of seven colleges and universities selected to receive the 2017 Senator Paul Simon Awards for Campus Internationalization. True to the legacy of the late Senator Paul Simon of Illinois, for whom NAFSA’s Simon Awards are named, the seven U.S. colleges and universities that were selected have demonstrated remarkable innovation and… 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 »

Comparative Race and Ethnic Studies program to launch this spring

Comparative Race and Ethnic Studies, commonly referred to as CRES, is an interdisciplinary initiative aimed at establishing the study of diverse cultures as a key component of TCU’s curriculum and in all aspects of university life. The program, launching this spring, will explore race and ethnicity as active social, political, historical and cultural processes. According… Read more »