Thank you for viewing TCU Endeavors, TCU´s showcase for creativity and scholarship by TCU faculty. This full, online edition expands on the distributed print publication
The spring 2008 edition is full of interesting information about the scholarly activities of our faculty. Did you know TCU was involved with rehabilitation practices for drug addicted prisoners? Did you know our faculty is contributing to the search for extraterrestrial life? Did you know a TCU faculty member is curator for an exhibit at the famous Uffizi Museum of Art in Florence? Did you know studies at TCU are contributing to athletes´ hydration best practices? You´ll find out about these and other endeavors as you read on.
Special thanks to Nancy Bartosek and Tracy Bristol (TCU publications) and web developer Huy Tran whose hard work has enabled this publication. If you would like to receive a copy of the abbreviated print version for this and future editions, please let me know. I hope you enjoy reading about the exciting Endeavors of our faculty.
Shopping for better service
Hate standing in line? So does Julie Baker, whose research about waiting times and online avatars ought to be required reading by retailers.
Speaking for the tongue tied
For many, one-on-one communication is a cakewalk compared to the prospect of addressing a crowd. Ralph Behnke says neither form of communication has to leave you tongue-tied and confused.
Drawing from history
Babette Bohn brings artist Guido Reni to life for a new exhibit at the famed Uffizi Gallery.
Searching the scriptures bewixt and between
Claudia Camp’s biblical research has a feminist perspective and interdisciplinary approach.
Putting on a show
What does it take to stage a dance concert in New York? Susan Gillaspy, Susan Douglas Roberts and Roma Flowers can tell us.
Uncovering the real cost of rehab
What’s the bottom line to running a drug treatment program? Patrick Flynn found out.
Laboring to understand the role of unions in Mexico
Immigration reform in the U.S. could have devastating effects on the economy in Mexico, so Bob Greer is looking at how unions help or hinder their progress.
Fighting intolerance and oppression
Harriet Cohen and David Jenkins study very different populations but have similar goal.
Searching for extraterrestrial life
Pam Marcum is helping NASA get their space-based telescope ready for launch.
Salting away data under the Texas sun
Joel Mitchell is tracking down the science behind hydration for the Gatorade Sports Science Institute.
Exposing cultural bias
Susan Ramirez says we need to stop looking at the past through 21st-century goggles.