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See how Kyle Walker uses maps to solve problems

Kyle Walker, associate professor of geography and director of the Center for Urban Studies

  Kyle Walker, Ph.D., director for the Center for Urban Studies and an associate professor of geography, has loved maps ever since he was a child. Today, he uses maps, data visualization and geographic information systems (GIS) to help solve societal and organizational problems. Walker specializes in the study of demographic trends in U.S. metropolitan… Read more »

What is media bias, and how can you identify it? Adam Schiffer explains

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  In a podcast for TCU Magazine, political science associate professor Adam Schiffer talks with host James Creange ’17 about media bias versus media balance in campaigns. Listen to hear Schiffer’s thoughts on these and other questions: How do you define media bias? How can you spot media bias? How is “fake news” related to media… Read more »

5 lessons we can all learn from dumpster diving

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For as long as he can remember, Jeff Ferrell has had a hunter-gatherer approach to life, exploring the path not taken to see what he could find. Riding around on a scrounged mountain bicycle, Ferrell investigates people’s trash, finding an endless array of discarded items, from scrap metal and new clothes to unopened presents. “I grew… Read more »

Learn why this professor encourages more play for better learners

Debbie Rhea, TCU LiiNK Project

If you ask American kids what their favorite subject in school is, their excited reply is often “recess!” And that isn’t a bad thing — physical activity boosts brain function, improving development, academic performance and creativity in the classroom. So why do students in this country get so little playtime? Debbie Rhea, associate dean of… Read more »

Modern cyber security: How you can protect yourself when buying online

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An end-of-the-month bank statement can hold an unpleasant surprise: unauthorized charges stemming from a hacked or stolen card number. “Identity theft is big business,” said Michael Bachmann, an associate professor of criminal justice at Texas Christian University. “We are facing a thriving global online shadow economy with highly organized structures and roles similar to those… Read more »