WelcomeThank 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 2009 edition is full of interesting information about the scholarly activities of our faculty. Did you know TCU has a husband and wife research team that is fighting to preserve biodiversity by tapping into the genetic code of endangered and invasive species? Did you know one professor is convinced that we can have both energy-efficient light bulbs and ones that sparkle? Did you know a TCU faculty member wrote a romantic comedy about high school students putting on a musical? Did you know studies at TCU analyze the impact of words and phrases in documentaries, TV shows, songs, images and even a Norman Rockwell painting? 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 Adam Burt 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.
Teaching from a Script
Students know Richard Allen just might break into a song and dance at amy moment.
Analyzing gender income gaps
Who´s at blame when self-employed professional women make less than their male counterparts?
Moving from your home to a nursing home or assisted living stressful and depressing. Or is it?
Honoring Native Tongues
Don Frischmann´s three-volume critical anthology of prose, poetry and plays showcasing 33 indigenous writers and the 13 langages they write in took nearly a decade to translate and edit.
Technology has dramatically changed the practive of public relations, but Doug Newsom has stayed on the cutting edge
No touch can be as harmful as bad touch, so these researchers are writing the book on how the right kind of physical contact can change lives
Mary Stanford´s new study delivers practical results to accounting Standards Board