TCU Entrepreneurship Competition for Social Businesses Awards $78,250 to Winners out of 55 Teams

Better access for autism treatment. Cold endurance masks for asthmatic children. Cleaner hospital sinks to prevent deadly infections. The TCU Neeley Entrepreneurship Center funds these ideas and more for the 2018 Values and Ventures® Competition.   Inspiring doesn’t even begin to cover it. When college students from 55 universities came to TCU for the 2018 Richards Barrentine… Read more »

Rocking the Vote

Emily Farris, assistant professor of political science, studies social capital and why black women participate more in politics. (This article by Jessica Llanes originally appeared in the Fall 2016 issue of “TCU Magazine.”) In an era of historically low participation in American politics, what prompts civic engagement among marginalized groups? What role does community play… Read more »

Health Care Panel Discusses Effective Ways to Combat Opioid Crisis

Experts from emergency medicine, pharmacy and mental health talked with Dr. Stuart Flynn, dean of the TCU and UNTHSC School of Medicine, at the annual Health Care Forum. A nasal spray of the drug Naloxone, also known as Narcan, can instantly reverse the effects of an opioid overdose and save someone’s life. Overdoses are the… Read more »

Framing the Story of Forced Deportations in the 1930s

Melita M. Garza, assistant professor of journalism, recently appeared on KERA’s “Think” to discuss her new book “They Came to Toil” (Newspaper Representations of Mexicans and Immigrants in the Great Depression). Garza analyzed the way three San Antonio daily newspapers covered this story of the forced deportations of Mexicans. Listen to Garza on “Think.”

Food Justice Class Shines Light on Hunger, Nutrition

Community gardening, interviews and delivering nourishment to food deserts are all part of the curriculum. (This article by Shirley Jinkins originally appeared in the Fall 2017 issue of “TCU Magazine.”) Dave Aftandilian teaches a popular elective each spring. The 23 course slots fill up fast with students in a range of majors, and there is… Read more »

Let’s Dance!

TCU Horned Frogs Earn First NCAA Tournament Bid in 20 Years For the first time since 1998, the TCU men’s basketball team has earned a bid to the NCAA Tournament and will face Syracuse. As a No. 6 seed in the Midwest Region, the Horned Frogs (21-11) will play Friday in Detroit, Mich. at Little… Read more »

Fighting Human Trafficking

Research shows more comprehensive – not harsher – legislation curbs human trafficking. (This article by Laura Snyder originally appeared in the Winter 2017 issue of “TCU Magazine.”) A federally funded research report shows that the severity of criminal penalties for human trafficking has no effect on the number of arrests and prosecutions for the crime…. Read more »

‘Rabble’ Rouses Interest in 1960s Language

English professor combs archives across the country to document 1960s social movements. (This article by Caroline Collier ’98 originally appeared in the Fall 2017 issue of “TCU Magazine.”) Brad Lucas was born right after the Days of Rage, a 1969 spectacle in Chicago where frustrated protesters from the hippie counterculture staged a violent confrontation with… Read more »

Kyle Walker Takes the Lead On Broader Perspectives

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… Read more »

Blue Zones Project® Contributes to TCU’s Growing Culture of Well-being

The TCU Horned Frogs are making the leap to better well-being with Blue Zones Project®, the community-led well-being improvement initiative working to make Fort Worth one of the healthiest cities in the nation. This week, Blue Zones Project founder Dan Buettner got an up-close look at how TCU impacts Fort Worth’s well-being. Buettner visited the… Read more »