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INSTITUTIONAL 

 
July 26, 2023 
Fort Worth Report 
An anonymous donor family has provided a one-time merit-based gift to current students in the Anne Burnett Marion School of Medicine at TCU. This incredibly generous gift award is based on academic excellence and covers a portion of 2024-2025 fiscal year tuition for students who are eligible. Second-year medical student Lauren Hui was elated to hear the news: 鈥淚t鈥檚 something that I never even expected. I think it鈥檚 such a phenomenal gift.鈥

 
July 24, 2023 
Fort Worth鈥疪eport 
The TCU Counseling & Mental Health Center is expanding to an entire floor in Jarvis Hall. Since the COVID-19 pandemic, the percentage of students seeking counseling services has exponentially increased. The center served about 15% of the student body before the pandemic, Director Eric Wood said. In the first year of COVID-19, that number jumped by 45%. Since then, it鈥檚 leveled to about 30% of students. 鈥淭here鈥檚 so much change going on in the students鈥 lives,鈥 Wood said. 鈥淵ou鈥檙e navigating a whole new social world. So, the fact that someone comes to counseling doesn鈥檛 mean you have a diagnosis, it just means a lot of stuff is going on, and we鈥檙e one of the resources to help them.鈥

 
July 20, 2023 
KDFW 
Sixty medical students began their medical school journey today by receiving their customary white coats from the Burnett School of Medicine at TCU. The short white coats marked the beginning of their journey to receiving the long white coats when they are physicians, so congrats to all 60 of those med students.

 
July 16, 2023 
Fort Worth鈥疪eport 
The Burnett School of Medicine could give Fort Worth a healthy shot of economic growth. TCU administrators expect the newly accredited school to create an estimated 31,200 jobs and have an annual economic impact of $4 billion by 2030, as well as generate more physicians to meet the growing needs of Fort Worth. Dr. Stuart Flynn, founding dean, is confident 罢颁鲍鈥檚 new Southside campus will positively impact Fort Worth. 鈥淲e are in a significant physician shortage, and it鈥檚 getting worse,鈥 Flynn said. Flynn sees the medical school addressing the physician shortage head-on. 罢颁鲍鈥檚 study estimated 67% of students who complete their undergraduate and graduate medical training in an area remain there to practice. 

FACULTY 


July 31, 2023 
KTVT
This week is likely to be the hottest week of the year so far in our area, with the longest stretch of consistent high-temperature days ahead. We've talked about how dangerous this heat is. But what exactly does the heat do to the body? 鈥淭he difference between heat exhaustion and heat stroke is with heat exhaustion, you're still sweating. You're still doing what you can, but you're behind,鈥 said Dr. Grant Fowler, chair of family medicine at the Burnett School of Medicine at TCU. 鈥淗eat stroke means you quit sweating ...You've really confused your body and it can鈥檛 keep up. At that point, it's life-threatening.鈥 Fowler also explained that the heat can affect your kidneys or result in a heart attack.


July 30, 2023 
Fort Worth Report
The majority of Tarrant County residents have taken the step of receiving both doses of the COVID-19 vaccine. Some of these individuals, most who finished the vaccination procedure in early 2022, won鈥檛 have to rush to pharmacies and doctor鈥檚 offices this fall to get jabbed once again. If residents have already received a booster shot, and aren鈥檛 at high risk of severe COVID-19, there鈥檚 no point in getting another, said Dr. Grant Fowler, chair of family medicine at the Burnett School of Medicine at TCU. 鈥淓verybody won鈥檛 need to take a shot this fall 鈥 for COVID, that is,鈥 Fowler said.


July 29, 2023 
Fort Worth Report 
When I saw 鈥淥ppenheimer鈥 last weekend, it reminded me of a story I had heard about a former TCU professor who had some involvement in the Manhattan Project. I dashed off a quick note to TCU to see if my memory was on target and received a flood of information on Harrison Miller Moseley, former professor of physics and head of the department there for many years. I spoke with Magnus Rittby, professor in the Department of Physics & Astronomy at TCU, who said Moseley enlisted in the Navy and began working in the Naval Research Laboratory with Rosen on a process to produce the enriched uranium needed for the atomic bomb. Their process was called liquid-thermal diffusion. 鈥淗e was at the very basic level of figuring out how they could get the necessary material for the first bomb. Which I think is pretty cool,鈥 Rittby said. 

 
July 25, 2023 
Fort Worth鈥疪eport 
United States v. Rahimi questions the constitutionality of a federal law prohibiting the possession of firearms by persons subject to domestic violence protective orders. If the Supreme Court strikes down Rahimi鈥檚 challenge, the law about firearm possession under protective orders would remain in place. Not much would change, said Rachael Houston, assistant professor of political science who studies the Supreme Court.  A ruling that upholds the Fifth Circuit鈥檚 decision on Rahimi would cause a ripple effect of changes nationwide, Houston said. 鈥淭his case would challenge a lot of state level laws that prohibit guns,鈥 she said. 鈥淲ho can own them, who cannot?鈥 

 
July 20, 2023 
HuffPost 
Who was Oppenheimer? It鈥檚 a question that a lot of people are asking these days, with TV commercials, print ads and billboards constantly promoting the upcoming 鈥淥ppenheimer鈥 movie. Julius Robert Oppenheimer is known as the 鈥渇ather of the atomic bomb.鈥 During World War II, he did manage the U.S. Department of Energy鈥檚 Los Alamos National Laboratory, which developed and tested the first atomic bomb.  While Oppenheimer unleashed the world鈥檚 deadliest weapon, it seems he was doing what he thought was necessary at the time. As Kayla Green, chemistry and biochemistry professor who recently taught a class called 鈥淗ow Chemists Win Wars,鈥 put it: 鈥淥ppenheimer was human. Patriotism and fear were high during this time of the war,鈥 Green explained. 鈥淗e, along with scores of other great minds, were pulled into a conflict and pressured to find a solution.鈥

 
July 20, 2023 
Fort Worth鈥疪eport 
A potential UPS worker strike over wages, air-conditioning in trucks and pensions after stalled negotiations could have serious consequences. By one estimate, a UPS strike could cost more than $7 billion if it goes on for 10 days, according to Anderson Economic Group. The company handles 24 million packages a day. Cliff Defee, associate professor of supply chain, estimates 40-50% of packages can鈥檛 easily be shifted to other carriers. 鈥淟ocally if you鈥檙e a small business, or if you are someone that鈥檚 getting deliveries at home, as a consumer from UPS, you can expect to see some service failures,鈥 Defee said. 鈥淎nd as a small business customer, the inability to get some shipments out on time.鈥 

 
July 16, 203 
The Wall Street Journal 
It is common knowledge that a sense of humor can help individuals reduce anxiety during tough times. But new research shows that anxiety-reducing humor can also be good for business at a new company. The study found that these startup teams generate better sales when they use humor to defuse the tension of uncertain situations. 鈥淐oping mechanisms that encourage a positive emotional tone within the team, such as humor usage, decrease negative emotions such as fear and anxiety, unlocking a team that is highly efficacious and able to reach their potential,鈥 said study author Keith Hmieleski, professor of entrepreneurship and innovation and academic director for the Institute for Entrepreneurship and Innovation.

 
July 13, 2023 
KTVT-TV (Ft. Worth, TX)鈥 
A report from The New York Times details a long-standing relationship between Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas and Dallas Cowboys鈥 owner Jerry Jones. Rachael Houston, assistant professor of political science said, 鈥淓ven when the person providing gifts is a friend and doesn't have an active case before the Supreme Court, it can still have a bad look.鈥 Houston thinks the court should establish a clear code of conduct that includes disclosing gifts above a certain value, gifts like a Super Bowl ring.

 
July 12, 2023 
TestGorilla (Blog)鈥 
With the rise of skills-based hiring and skills-based training, organizations assess their employees at various times throughout their employee life cycle. Using tests for your existing workforce helps you build better development plans for employees to boost productivity and lower turnover.鈥 According to 鈥疉bbie Shipp, M.J. Neeley Professor of Management, signaling to your departing employees that you are willing to take them back is great for your organization.鈥 Sharing skills assessment data with departing employees shows that you are invested in your employee, but it also acts as an incentive for that employee to consider returning in the future.鈥 

STUDENTS 

 
July 22, 2023 
Fort Worth鈥疪eport鈥 
Nico Martinez and dozens of first-year medical students from the Burnett School of Medicine hope the mural they completed gives middle school students something to aspire to. 鈥淎 lot of us didn鈥檛 come here just to learn from a textbook and stay in a room all day and learn about medicine in a vacuum,鈥 Martinez said. 鈥淲e came here to interact with the community, we came here to actually grow those relationships.鈥 TCU students weren鈥檛 alone in completing the project. Assistant principals, teachers and students at Morningside Middle School and other TCU alumni helped.  鈥淚t鈥檚 really important for us to be out in the community showing that we鈥檙e available and showing that we鈥檙e ready to do the work,鈥 medical student Tyra Banks said. 

ALUMNI


July 28, 2023
Fort Worth Report 
Christine Carmela 鈥19 and Evan Michael Woods 鈥19 first met in 2015 in 罢颁鲍鈥檚 acting program, and now the creative duo and former roommates have combined forces to produce the world premiere of 鈥淢iss Molly.鈥 The period piece that examines sexual orientation, gender roles and societal expectations comes to life, in no small part, through its costumes.


July 28, 2023 
Fort Worth Star-Telegram 
If you鈥檙e a careful reader of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, you may have noticed some new bylines recently. Several journalists have joined the staff of the Star-Telegram in the last month. First on the list is Charles Baggarly 鈥23, high school sports editor/reporter. He is a recent graduate of TCU, where he served in various roles for campus media, including sports editor of TCU 360, and he did freelance work for the Dallas Morning News.

ATHLETICS 


July 31, 2023
Sports Illustrated 
Earlier this month, three TCU women's teams all earned All-Academic honors. These teams included women's beach volleyball, tennis and the track and field teams. The TCU Beach Volleyball team earned the 2023 USMC/AVCA Team Academic Award. The TCU Women's Track and Field team was named a 2023 Division I Women's Track and Field All-Academic Team. And the TCU Women's Tennis Team, for the fourth consecutive season, was named an Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) All-Academic Team. 鈥淲hen our ladies join our program, they know they are also joining an elite academic institution,鈥 Tennis head coach Lee Taylor Walker said. 鈥淣ot many universities are excelling in both athletics and academics, TCU is. I'm proud of the team for pursuing excellence both on and off the court this season.鈥


July 31, 2023 
Fort Worth Star-Telegram 
罢颁鲍鈥檚 Max Duggan raked in another honor from the Big 12 Conference when he was named the 2022-23 Big 12 Male Athlete of the Year. Earlier this month, Duggan was announced by the Big 12 as the inaugural winner of the Bob Bowlsby Award, given to the male and female athletes who represent the absolute best of the Big 12. Nominees were submitted by Big 12 institutions and selected based on athletic performance during the 2022-23 school year by a media panel. Student-athletes were required to be in good academic standing and had to be from a league-sponsored sport. The 10 schools that competed during the 2022-23 academic year were eligible.

 
July 27, 2023 
On3 
The Fort Worth-based Fort Brewery and the licensed apparel company Hell鈥檚 Half Acre Stadium Goods are partnering to brew Hell鈥檚 Half Lager, which will raise NIL funds for the TCU-focused collective Flying T Club. 鈥淲e just wanted something light,鈥 Hell鈥檚 Half Acre Stadium Goods founder and owner Steven Stults said. 鈥淥ur goal is to take over the tailgates. So, rather than drinking a beer that鈥檚 not helping TCU student-athletes, why don鈥檛 we make the entire game-day experience a way to help the Horned Frogs?鈥 Stults is a former TCU equipment manager, while Fort Brewery project lead Jack Feltgen used to be a TCU cheerleader.


July 26, 2023
The Rich Eisen Show
Some say that Congress needs to step in and handle name image and likeness and give a federal guideline that is followed by all 50 states. 鈥淚 think that there's got to be some other long-term resolutions,鈥 said head football coach Sonny Dykes. 鈥淨uite frankly, the federal government's got a lot better things to do than to try to regulate college football and deal with the changes that that need to happen to keep our game the great game. We have to do something 鈥 right now there's no other sports league or organization that operates like college athletics does right now, and certainly college football where you can go out you can buy the best players you want to buy.鈥

 
July 3, 2023 
Hoopsfix 
NCAA Division 1 program TCU is coming to the UK to take on Barking Abbey and Surrey Scorchers Select in two exhibitions in August. The powerhouse Big 12 program that has produced a number of NBA players 鈥 most notably Memphis Grizzlies鈥 Desmond Bane, is coming off back-to-back second round NCAA tournament appearances and will take on the British sides Aug. 10 and 11.

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