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Why Do Jews Celebrate Hanukkah?

(This article by Ariel Feldman, associate professor of religion in AddRan College of Liberal Arts, and Rosalyn and Manny Rosenthal associate professor of Jewish Studies and Director of the Jewish Studies Program at Brite Divinity School, first appeared on the History News Network and Newsweek.com. When asked which Jewish holidays they know, my students frequently… Read more »

LiiNK Project Brings Recess Four Times a Day to Little Elm ISD

Recess 4 times a day? Little Elm ISD says it helps in the classroom (This story originally aired on WFAA.) If your child’s favorite subject is recess, they might be on to something. A growing number of school districts are adopting a program that expands recess, with surprising results. The program is called LiiNK, or… Read more »

Head Trauma

TCU researchers use football program to examine the potential neurological protection of omega-3.  (This story by Lisa Martin originally appeared in the Spring 2017 issue of Endeavors magazine.) Long after the Horned Frogs trounced Ole Miss in the Peach Bowl, the legacy of that storied season continued with groundbreaking research into head trauma. In fact,… Read more »

Be Our Guest

By Katie Kassler “Have you ever seen Oprah’s Legends Ball?” I hadn’t, but after watching a few YouTube videos, I understood exactly what one guest of True Worth Place was talking about. In 2005, Oprah invited 25 outstanding women, like Tina Turner, Maya Angelou, and Coretta Scott King, to her home in California to celebrate… Read more »

Helping Teachers Become Literacy Leaders

(This story originally appeared in TCU This Week.) Chances are you’ve heard the term “train the trainer”—a type of education model that allows the participants to learn a subject and simultaneously learn how to teach it to others. Robin Griffith, associate professor in TCU’s College of Education, has taken the same approach to literacy and… Read more »

Student-run Food Recovery Network delivers

Up to 1,000 pounds of leftovers are delivered to the Union Gospel Mission each Monday following a home Horned Frogs football game, enough to provide meals for a week at the homeless shelter. The Food Recovery Network, a student organization advised by Gina Hill, associate professor of Nutritional Sciences, was established to eliminate food waste… Read more »

Endowment 101: TCU’s approach to supporting people, programs and progress

At Texas Christian University, the endowment refers to the long-term investment assets of the University. These assets are invested in perpetuity. Funds enter the endowment from two primary sources: gifts from donors and additions to long-term savings that are set aside each year by the Board of Trustees. TCU’s endowment, established in 1910 with an… Read more »

Bilingual Speech Therapy for Stroke Survivors

A monthly bilingual support group at Miller Speech & Hearing Clinic offers hope for people working to regain the ability to speak. (This article by Lisa Martin previously appeared in the Winter 2017 issue of “TCU Magazine.”) Two days after Gaby Garcia’s father had open-heart surgery in 2009, he had a stroke and lost the… Read more »

Jonathan Oliver Takes the Lead On Sports Injury Prevention, Recovery

As TCU launches Lead On, a tangible representation of our brand identity—what we do, how we do it and why it matters—we are highlighting Horned Frogs who demonstrate the TCU culture: that sense of spirited belonging that fuels us to be better, achieve more and have an impact for the greater good. Strong brands don’t… Read more »

Board of Trustees Meeting Report from Chancellor Boschini

Earlier today, at the conclusion of the regularly scheduled fall Board of Trustees meeting, Chancellor Boschini shared the following synopsis of board action: Dear Campus Community, The Texas Christian University Board of Trustees held its regularly scheduled fall meeting starting Wednesday of this week and ending today. The Board approved many important resolutions and policies… Read more »