University News

Teresa Abi-Nader Dahlberg, Ph.D. Selected as TCU’s Next Provost

Texas Christian University announced today that Teresa Abi-Nader Dahlberg, Ph.D. has been selected as its next provost and vice chancellor of Academic Affairs. Dahlberg has served as dean of the College of Engineering and Computer Science at Syracuse University since 2015, and is expected to start March 1, 2019. Chancellor Victor J. Boschini, Jr. said,… Read more »

Frogs Feed the Fort Food Drive Generates 19,290 Pounds of Food

(This article by Shelley Hulme was originally published in TCU This Week on Nov. 26.) The Center for Connection Culture’s inaugural food drive, Frogs Feed the Fort, has set a high bar for future events as faculty and staff donated 26,477 canned goods and other non-perishable items to benefit the Tarrant Area Food Bank. That… Read more »

American Dream Deferred

Professor’s new book examines postwar struggles of black federal workers (This story by Shelley Hulme originally appeared in the Nov. 19 issue of TCU This Week. The increasing demand for workers in military service and on the home front during World War II proved a boon to black workers, allowing them to make significant contributions… Read more »

Van Cliburn Concert Hall at TCU

The Board of Trustees of Texas Christian University announced at their fall meeting that the concert hall in the new TCU Music Center will be named the Van Cliburn Concert Hall at TCU to honor the memory of the beloved concert pianist and Fort Worth legend. The concert hall will be part of the new… Read more »

TCU MBA Ranks No. 1 in the World for Faculty Quality

In its annual ranking of MBA programs around the world, London-based The Economist ranks TCU MBA faculty No. 1 in the world and career services in the top 30. Five years in a row, The Economist has ranked TCU MBA faculty in the top five in the world, this year at No. 1 in the world…. Read more »

History Professor Claims the Texas Senate Race is Not “Historic”

(This essay by Max Krochmal, associate professor of history and chair, Comparative Race and Ethnic Studies, was originally published in the Los Angeles Review of Books Nov. 4, 2018.) “YOUR NEXT US SENATOR from the State of Texas, Beto O’Rourke!” I was surprised to hear these fiery words come out of my mouth. I’m a… Read more »

Waste Management is Key to Preventing Ocean Pollution

Students tackle problematic plastics during Frog Forum. (This article by Lisa Martin originally appeared in the Spring 2018 issue of TCU Magazine.) In welcoming 16 students to the second annual Frog Forum, David Whillock painted a bleak picture of the world’s polluted oceans. Discarding plastics, he said, could have widespread consequences — from endangering certain… Read more »

TCU and UNTHSC School of Medicine Awarded Preliminary Accreditation

School immediately can start recruiting students for 2019 Fort Worth is now home to the nation’s newest M.D. School. The Liaison Committee on Medical Education awarded preliminary accreditation to the TCU and UNTHSC School of Medicine, opening the doors for student recruitment. The first class of 60 medical students is expected in July 2019. “I… Read more »

Bringing TCU Football to Spanish Speakers

Broadcasters bring information, excitement and Latin spice to the airwaves on game day  (This story by Caroline Collier originally appeared in the Summer 2018 issue of TCU Magazine.) Miguel Cruz was among the thousands of people sitting in the Rose Bowl, stunned by TCU’s 2011 triumph over Wisconsin. But he and Elvis Gallegos ’07 had… Read more »