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From the passing of a TCU legend to the birth of name, image and likeness, Horned Frogs are being featured in the news.


TCU announces new College of Fine Arts dean 
March 21, 2022
Fort Worth Report 
Following a national search, Amy Hardison Tully was named Teresa Ann Carter King Dean of the College of Fine Arts. Tully will be the inaugural holder of the endowed deanship, named in honor of Teresa King, a lifelong supporter of the arts. “I believe the College of Fine Arts will thrive under Dean Tully’s administrative, academic and creative experience, leadership and vision,” Teresa Abi-Nader Dahlberg, provost and vice chancellor for Academic Affairs at Texas Christian University, said.

TCU Board Chairman, Former Tandy CEO John V. Roach Dies At 83 
March 20, 2022
The chairman of TCU’s board, former Tandy CEO and founder of the Fort Worth Executive Round Table John V. Roach passed away March 20. Roach spent his college years at TCU, where he held jobs working on trains and working as an engineer. He earned a degree in physics and math before returning to earn a master’s in business administration, where he first learned about computer programming. TCU Chancellor Victor J. Boschini, Jr. said, “Texas Christian University is deeply saddened by the passing of John Roach. John had the most tremendous impact on TCU.”

Business legend, PC pioneer, TCU trustee John Roach is dead 
March 20, 2022  
Fort Worth Star-Telegram
Fort Worth business legend and TCU alumnus John Vinson Roach II died March 20. He was 83. Roach was elected chairman of TCU’s Board of Trustees in 1990 and led the “1990s Project,” an initiative to help set the school’s agenda for the next 10 years. He helped hire Michael R. Ferrari as TCU chancellor in 1998 to replace William E. Tucker when he retired. He served on the board until 2005.

What is a horned frog? Why is it TCU’s mascot? Get to know the state reptile of Texas
March 20, 2022
Fort Worth Star-Telegram
Meet the official Texas reptile, the horned lizard, which is the TCU mascot. The horned frog has been TCU’s mascot since 1897. It has been the Texas state reptile since 1992. And although the funky, fierce-looking brown critter’s crown of horns can look intimidating — not to mention the fact that when agitated, it can shoot blood from its eyes — we Texans are rather fond of them.

‘Match Day’ for medical students highlights importance of residency programs as U.S. faces growing physician shortage
March 17, 2021
Fort Worth Report 
Match Day is a day when medical students nationwide find out where they’ll train next. A local collaboration was formed between TCU School of Medicine and Baylor Scott & White All Saints Medical Center – Fort Worth, which is seeking its inaugural class of residents. For residency programs, it’s an annual opportunity to make headway against the nation’s growing physician shortage. And for Fort Worth, it’s a precursor to sharpened standards of care in area hospitals, a first step toward drawing physicians to remain in the area long term. 

Texas Christian University and the TCU School of Medicine Receive Multiple INSIGHT Awards
March 16, 2022
INSIGHT Into Diversity
Texas Christian University and the TCU School of Medicine held a ceremony to celebrate being named recipients of the 2021 INSIGHT Into Diversity Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Award and Health Professions HEED Award. In attendance were faculty, staff, students and members of the board of trustees. Lenore Pearlstein, co-publisher of INSIGHT, presented the awards to Victor J. Boschini, Jr., chancellor, and Dr. Stuart Flynn, dean of the TCU School of Medicine. Pearlstein also presented the 2021 INSIGHT Into Diversity Inspiring Programs in STEM Award to Zoranna Jones, assistant dean for the School of Interdisciplinary Studies, for the TCU STEM Scholars program. Many of the students in the program were in attendance.

TCU to present Holocaust and antisemitism symposium 
March 15, 2022
Texas Jewish Post
TCU’s Department of Religion, working with partners from Brite Divinity School and in collaboration with the Jewish Federation of Fort Worth and Tarrant County and the Dallas Holocaust and Human Rights Museum, will present the Hate, Holocaust, and the Search for Humanity Symposium, a series of events across March 31 and April 4 and 5 concerning the Holocaust and antisemitism. Programming is affiliated with the Green Honors Chair program.

Analysts: A number of constraints hinder efforts to grow US oil output 
March 15, 2022
Manistee News Advocate
As calls mount for U.S. operators to step in and increase oil and natural gas production to lower prices and replace the production coming out of Russia, some analysts point out that may be easier said than done. A recent panel discussion on energy issues hosted by Texas Christian University featured speakers representing both small and large companies discussing having similar challenges.

TCU announces large medical education building in Fort Worth's Near Southside District
March 15, 2022 
Dallas Business Journal 
Texas Christian University announced its first large off-campus development for the TCU School of Medicine. Located at the heart of Fort Worth’s Near Southside District at the northeast corner of South Henderson and West Rosedale streets, the upcoming medical education building will total about 100,000 square feet. According to a news release, construction will begin this year, with delivery anticipated for 2024.


SDSU honors activist during Cesar Chavez week March 22, 2022
March 22, 2022
The Collegian: South Dakota State University
Florencio Aranda III has been a big advocate for students to learn about César Chávez, an important Latino American figure who spent his life working to improve the lives of farm workers. Aranda now works at Texas Christian University as the assistant director of diversity and inclusion activities in the Office of Diversity and Inclusion. TCU also celebrates César Chávez Day and this year César’s grandson, Eduardo Chavez, will speak about his grandfather and the experiences he had.

Russian invasion of Ukraine means green light for green energy in Europe 
March 20, 2022 
The Hill 
Ann Bluntzer, acting director of the Ralph Lowe Energy Institute, and Manochehr Dorraj, professor of international affairs and a Faculty Fellow of the Ralph Lowe Energy Institute co-authored an op-ed: “The invasion of Ukraine has exposed the European vulnerability to the supply of Russian oil and natural gas. Many countries in East and Central Europe receive 40 percent of their natural gas and 25 percent of their oil imports from Russia. As the brutal Russian invasion of Ukraine has revealed, Russian President Vladimir Putin is more than willing to use the dependence of Europe on its energy resources to extract political concessions. This has evoked a dual response from Europe: First, to wean off their costly dependence on Russian energy supply, they are exploring other potential suppliers. Second, their drive toward renewable energy has been accelerated. The search for alternative sources of energy supply to immediately replace the Russian imports have proven to be more challenging than anticipated ...”

Pain At The Pump 
March 17, 2022
Ann Bluntzer, interim director of the Ralph Lowe Energy Institute, gave her thoughts on how long higher gas prices might last. “When you have a super power like the United States deciding to make a stance like this and run the risk of what that will do to the international market from the price of a barrel of oil then, yeah, we're going to feel that at the gas pumps, and we're going to feel that in all the other products that petroleum makes,” she said.


Local innovators take home awards at Dallas’ State of Entrepreneurship Event 
March 14, 2022
Dallas Innovates
At the Dallas Entrepreneur Center’s State of Entrepreneurship event, individual innovators and local startups were recognized for their accomplishments over the past year. Student Entrepreneur of the Year: Dylan Jones, president and co-founder of TCU-based Animal Cloud Device Connectivity, a startup commercializing military field medic technology to be used by law enforcement to keep their animals safe and healthy in the line of duty.


In Allen library event, professor will discuss role of women in shaping Texas
March 22, 2022
The Dallas Morning News
Adrienne Caughfield (Ph.D. ’02), who teaches U.S. and Texas history at Collin College in Plano, has intensively studied American expansion and exceptionalism. Her book began as her doctoral dissertation for Texas Christian University. In writing the book, she mined the early-19th-century letters and diaries of nearly 100 Texas women to gain insight into their views on the Western frontier, activism, race and other key issues.


A Younger O’Bannon Plays in a New College Sports Landscape 
March 20, 2022 
The New York Times
Chuck O’Bannon Jr., a guard for TCU, grew up as his uncle Ed O’Bannon became a symbol for college athletes pushing to earn money from their fame. And although the issue has become front and central for many college athletes, Chuck O’Bannon Jr. said in an interview that many of his competitors did not know about his family’s ties to its history. “Honestly, I don’t even think many of my teammates know,” said O’Bannon, 23. “And if they do, they just found out.”

College athletes finally make some cash 
March 18, 2022
Bloomberg News
In less than a year, marketing deals for NCAA players have become a more than $500 million business. Last June the National Collegiate Athletic Association issued a press release with the headline “NCAA Adopts Interim Name, Image, and Likeness Policy.” Beginning the next day, the NCAA decreed, athletes would be allowed to get paid for marketing deals. Jeremiah Donati, TCU athletic director, worked with the TCU Neeley School of Business to come up with a program to guide its 525 student athletes on NIL deals. The policy change reshaped Donati’s job overnight. “We were told very early on, ‘Hey, don’t worry, there’s going to be a federal law that’s going to be the great equalizer and provide a level playing field,’” Donati said. He says he now spends almost half of every day managing NIL-related issues.

Assistant Tony Benford is one of the unsung heroes in TCU basketball’s turnaround
March 17, 2022
Fort Worth Star-Telegram
If you’re looking for a statistic as to why TCU basketball has returned to March Madness, look no further than the rebounding department. Much of the credit belongs to associate head coach Tony Benford, who is known for his work with post players. TCU has become more physical and dominant in the paint with the development of players such as center Eddie Lampkin and forward Xavier Cork. “Tony’s been huge for us this year,” TCU athletic director Jeremiah Donati said. “Everybody on the staff has their role and Tony has a lot of really good experience, not only coaching bigs but being a former head coach. He’s been great.”

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