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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 »

Research shows more recess improves learning outcomes

Recess is so much more than monkey bars and freeze tag, and Debbie Rhea, professor of kinesiology, associate dean for Health Sciences and Research and director of the LiiNK Project, is leading the movement to add more mandatory recesses for a half-dozen schools in North Texas. Learn more about the LiiNK Project in this story… Read more »

DanceTCU fall concert features Halloween tricks and treats

From Romantic ballet to cutting edge contemporary dance, the TCU School for Classical and Contemporary Dance (SCCD) presents its annual fall concert, featuring choreography by faculty and guest artists, this Halloween weekend. “We’re thrilled to present world-class performance here at TCU,” said director Elizabeth Gillaspy. “This presentation of talented students, faculty and special guests represents the collaborative spirit that exists… Read more »

The 5 lessons we can all learn from dumpster diving

For as long as he can remember, Jeff Ferrell has had a hunter-gatherer approach to life, exploring the path not taken to see what he could find. Riding around on a scrounged mountain bicycle, Ferrell investigates people’s trash, finding an endless array of discarded items, from scrap metal and new clothes to unopened presents. “I grew… 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 »

Second annual Three Minute Thesis (3MT®) on Nov. 7

TCU’s College of Science & Engineering (CSE) will host its second annual Three Minute Thesis (3MT®) competition. Preliminary rounds are taking place now (from Oct. 19 to Nov. 6), which will result in six finalists who will compete in the final round to be held in front of a live audience at 11a.m. on Saturday, Nov…. Read more »

Best-selling author, medical expert to give Green Honors Chair lecture

Art, Assassination, and America: How Transparency Disrupts an Industry and Changes a Nation Dr. Marty Makary, an advocate for transparency in medicine and common-sense solutions to health care’s problems, will present the Green Honors Chair lecture Nov. 5. A reception and book signing begin at 6 p.m., followed by dinner and the presentation in the… Read more »

America’s school system topic of 2015 Fogelson Honors Forum

“Successful nations with top-performing school systems have a handful of things in common. They do not have charter schools or offer vouchers. Schools are funded equitably. Teachers are treated with respect. Districts recruit motivated people and see teachers as career professionals. And they ensure kids are healthy and ready to learn.” So summarizes a speech… Read more »

Chemistry colors our world

Members of the TCU Chemistry Club and education majors at Texas Christian University will team with the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History to celebrate Chemistry Connections: National Chemistry Week from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. daily Oct. 20-24. They will join student chemists from across North Texas to lead and demonstrate science activities in the… Read more »