Horned Frogs in the News, September 17-24


September 29, 2021

From helping victims of human trafficking to supply chain challenges over the coming holidays, TCU and its faculty and alumni are featured in the news. Check out the latest roundup of horned frogs of interest.


6 Key Ways For Leaders To Act Now To Stop Resignations In Their Organizations
September 20, 2021
Are all organizations at risk of a mass exodus of their employees? Or have some companies, leaders and managers found ways to build their cultures and organizations where employees are truly motivated to stay, and feel loyal, rewarded, engaged, psychologically secure and excited for the future in their roles? and jobs? TCU founded his Center for the Culture of Connection based on the work of expert Michael Stallard.

Current TCU alumni create app as solution for hearing loss
September 17, 2021
NY1 Spectrum News
Current and former Texas Christian University students are working on an app called Sounde as a hearing loss solution. Their goal is also to be more affordable than hearing aids, which have an average cost of $ 1,000 to $ 4,000.


Climate, local communities, divestment: the sustainable weight of oil and gas
September 23, 2021
The economic juggernaut that supports thousands of jobs, generates billions of dollars in tax revenue and has made Texas a byword for pump pumps and oil derricks also has the means to make or break a political career. “A huge amount of money that goes into the coffers of candidates for public office comes directly or indirectly from the fossil fuel industry in Texas,” said James riddlesperger, professor of political science.

Texas Grant Program to Help Child Victims of Human Trafficking September 22, 2021
Fort Worth Star-Telegram
New Texas law aims to help countless trafficked children through a grant program. The end Karyn purvis and David cross, two TCU researchers, developed a training method in the 1990s that now helps law enforcement and service providers interact with young victims. Karen furman, project liaison for the Karyn Purvis Institute of Child Development, said the training helps service providers and law enforcement learn how to help young victims feel safe, especially if they are facing trauma. “Whenever we see a need, we try to help meet the need,” Furman said. “To meet the needs of trafficked people, we have to help transform the cultures of care. ”

September 22, 2021
Colombian Journalism Review
Too often, immigration is viewed through the narrow lens of Washington politics. When it comes to international reporting, the American press has been reductive since the early days: “If you look back a hundred years, you will find that ten countries” – whether they are long-standing American rivals, countries where troops American forces were deployed, or country powers – “dominated 70 percent of coverage in the United States,” Guy J. Golan, associate professor at Bob Schieffer College of Communication, said.

The cheapest auto insurance in Texas
September 22, 2021
Lance A. Bettencourt, associate professor of professional practice at the Neeley School of Business, answered questions about cheap auto insurance in Texas. “One of the challenges of selling insurance is that it is as intangible as it gets,” he said. “There is nothing to try, taste or feel to know if it meets your needs. Customers buy a promise to cover them in an emergency, and not much more. And that relies on a lot of trust. ”

Supply Chain Experts Say You’re Ordering Your Christmas Gifts Now September 21, 2021
Christmas is just under 100 days away, but supply chain and shipping experts say now is the time to buy some goodies. Around the world, shipping delays are reaching record levels and a record number of container ships waiting to unload off the southern California coast. “What we’ve seen in the United States in recent years, there’s been more disruption than I’ve seen in a long, long time.” Dave malefantsaid the director of outreach and partnerships at TCU’s Supply Chain Innovation Center. “The links in the supply chain are simply broken.”

Community partnerships, comprehensive health care for women, and careful consideration of implicit biases could help prevent black babies from dying in Tarrant County.
September 20, 2021
Fort Worth Report
In the United States, black babies are less likely to reach their first birthday, let alone their first day, than white babies. The story of this disparity has been around for a long, long time. But for people and groups in Tarrant County reflecting on birth outcomes, the approach is changing, according to local experts. “I think what we find more and more with racial disparities is that it is nuanced, right? Dr April Bleich, president of obstetrics and gynecology at TCU and UNTHSC medical school, said. “It is either that, potentially, the patient is not comfortable raising their concerns to their provider for fear of being fired or that providers are, without even realizing it, more dismissive of the concerns of some patients. ”

The Fort Worth Monday Morning Show: Why People Live Where They Live in Fort Worth with Kyle Walker
September 20, 2021
This week’s guest is Kyle walker, associate professor of geography and director of the Center for Urban Studies at Texas Christian University. His research focuses on US immigration policy, city and suburban demographics, and open data science.

Commentary: Politicians, not migrants, behind the spread of the pandemic
September 17, 2021
The Everett Daily Herald
Randa tawil, assistant professor of women and gender studies, recently wrote an opinion column that explained how governments have blamed the disease on migrants for centuries. “Ignoring science to maintain business interests while blaming migrants and marginalized populations for the spread of disease is nothing new,” she wrote. In fact, governments have long used the threat of disease as an opportunity to monitor and control migrants, while continuing to operate unhindered by restrictions. This strategy has led to protracted epidemics and suffering for all the world, especially marginalized populations. “

11 preoperative tips to boost recovery
September 9, 2021
American News and World Report
In addition to providing dietary fiber, vegetables and fruits contain many healthy nutrients, including compounds called phytochemicals that reduce the risk of inflammation, said Anne Van Beber, professor in the Department of Nutritional Sciences. These foods can also help you stay regular. Plant-based foods are high in anti-inflammatory compounds, which can help your body heal after surgery. For example, foods rich in vitamin C will help rebuild collagen, which is the lifeblood of our skin, VanBeber said.


Business owner uses overseas experiences to lead with fairness in mind
September 23, 2021
Fort Worth Report
When the COVID-19 pandemic resulted in the cancellation of in-person events, Carlo Capua ’00 was getting phone calls after phone calls that hurt his restaurant business – until he decided that was enough. He closed his catering business, Z’s Cafe, and switched to The Meeting Squad, which helped clients move their in-person events to a virtual or hybrid mode. It spurred a business that led him down a path connecting him to leaders across town and becoming a more established leader himself.

How Rockwall’s Wife Katie-Rose Watson Built a Cookbook in 1 Month
September 20, 2021
The morning news from Dallas
Katie-Rose Watson ’11 has an infectious personality, a love for food, and a knack for hosting elaborate themed dinners, all documented on his blog, The Rose Table. She started cooking for friends while studying German at TCU. And in early October, 70 of Watson’s favorite recipes will be published in a cookbook created by tech company HP Inc. She partnered with Watson on the cookbook just four weeks ago.

Power Surge: Christopher Blay’s solo exhibition at Austin’s Big Medium
September 17, 2021
Texas Arts and Culture
Language is everywhere ”, says Christophe Blay ’03, artist, art critic and newly appointed chief curator at the Houston Museum of African American Culture. “I started playing around with the idea of ​​how meaning is encoded in language,” Blay said. The artist explains that he came to his own practice in layers relatively late, pursuing photography at TCU where he majored in photography and art history, which gave him a solid introduction to academic art.


The Aledo brothers are now starting for TCU football. “We’re still not used to it.
September 24, 2021
Fort Worth Star-Telegram
Senior Wes harris touched on a number of topics, including playing a game that he and his brother Wyatt started. Wes Harris, who missed the opener against Duquesne, started on guard against Cal while his younger brother Wyatt harris started at linebacker. They hadn’t started in the same game since their days at Aledo High School. “It’s really fun,” Wes said. “I’m very proud to see Wyatt play and I know he does the same for me. It is more than exciting. It’s a little different. We are still not used to it. We’re still joking about it but, at the end of the day, we’re really proud of each other. It’s exciting to watch over there and see us both play.

Payton: The Saints will spend week 3 at TCU, then return home.
September 17, 2021
Associated press
The New Orleans Saints decided to continue practicing at TCU in preparation for their Week 3 game in New England before returning to their New Orleans area headquarters in Week 4, where they will host the New York Giants at the Superdome, the New York Giants said on Friday. coach Sean Payton. The Saints have been relocated to the Dallas area since August.


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