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May 2018 e-newsletter

Innovation: Reaching out across campus

The Art Deco Sinclair Building in downtown Fort Worth is undergoing a remarkable transformation, and TCU MBAs and engineering students are in the thick of it. The 16-story 1930s building in Sundance Square is being converted into a Marriot Autograph Collection Hotel.


Bonnie Melhart: 29 years of service to TCU

Nearly three decades have passed since Associate Provost for Research and the Dean of Graduate Studies & University Programs Bonnie Melhart first arrived at TCU as a computer scientist. She made a significant impact at TCU through her work with undergraduate and graduate students, research and beyond.





TCU professor helps Qatar families impacted by Autism

Naomi Ekas, assistant professor of psychology, is in the process of completing some incredible work in the small, Middle Eastern country of Qatar. This project involves assisting families of children with autism by collaborating with the government in Qatar.



W.I.S.E.: A community for female STEM majors

Women in Science and Engineering, also known as W.I.S.E., is a TCU student organization that seeks to provide encouragement and a community for women majoring in STEM fields. W.I.S.E. also provides professional and academic resources for members to succeed in their undergraduate and professional careers.



The face behind lab preparation: Julie Nunnally

Julie Nunnally’s interest in science began at a young age. She even asked for a microscope for Christmas when she was a little girl. Nunnally’s passion for science has persisted throughout her life and into her career.






TCU computer science professor plans to focus her retirement on helping others

Lisa Ball, associate professor of computer science, is retiring from TCU after working at the university for 17 years. In retirement Ball plans to focus on two current issues that are very important to her: animal welfare and mental health, but for now she says the most rewarding part about her time at TCU has been the opportunity to work with bright, fun and well-rounded young people.



Dr. Paul Farmer’s visit to campus

Often referred to as “a man who would cure the world,” Dr. Paul Farmer visited TCU in March as the Cecil and Ida Green Chair visitor for the College of Science & Engineering. Farmer, renowned humanitarian, anthropologist, professor and physician, is a specialist in infectious disease who has worked to transform global health by focusing his efforts on impoverished communities across the globe.


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