Amid the Coronavirus pandemic, people across the U.S. quit their jobs in record numbers. The pace of resignations had not been seen since the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics began keeping track of the data.
INNOVATION IN AERONAUTICS
When he wasn’t playing basketball or football as a kid, John Clark would entertain himself by programming his Commodore 64 computer or pursuing other activities that portended a career in a STEM field. But scarcely could Clark have imagined that he’d someday run one of the most venerated divisions in the aerospace industry: Lockheed Martin’s Skunk Works.
A MOVING HISTORY
Evoking empathy through dance on film, Suki John shares her family’s Holocaust trauma. During an early scene in Sh’ma, a choreodrama by Suki John, a teenage girl turns and leaps to ambient electronic music. While the spare set and atmospheric score imbue the work with a timeless feel, the story begins at a specific point… Read more »
REINVENTING THE DEAL
By taking a personalized approach, companies can help consumers achieve their goals. Companies are missing out on a significant economic opportunity to help consumers improve their lives, said Lance Bettencourt, associate professor of professional practice in marketing at the TCU Neeley School of Business. Whatever the goal — losing weight, advancing a career, improving… Read more »
LABELED AS DISABLED
A new book gives a forum for the experiences of Black students and families. Black children with disabilities experience greater obstacles in education and poorer academic outcomes than their nondisabled and/or white peers, said Endia Lindo, associate professor of special education in TCU’s College of Education. Black students have also been disproportionately recommended for special… Read more »
THE SHADOW OF DEATH
Existential psychologist Cathy Cox studies how we cope with the knowledge of our mortality. What do ethnic hatred, texting while driving and suntanning have in common? Fear of death, said Cathy Cox, professor of psychology. Cox thinks about death a lot. Studying how people react to the knowledge that the end is coming is… Read more »
CONNECTING THE DATA POINTS
Often viewed as the feel-good communicators, public relations professionals are increasingly relying on data and analytics to create messaging.
Data gathered through high-tech tools are shaping how corporations, nonprofit groups and government entities understand audiences, craft communications and measure effectiveness.
CULTURAL DEEP DIVE
Sonja Watson invites readers to a richer understanding of Latin America’s history and diversity with a new book. In Latin America and the Hispanic Caribbean, trans-Atlantic shifts ushered in cultural changes. When groups of people, such as those enslaved in West Africa, were forcibly relocated across the ocean, they brought their past with them…. Read more »
A MORAL MARKET?
Rosemarie Fike examines the impact of government interference in a free economy. In August 2022, President Joe Biden announced plans to wipe out up to $20,000 of student loan debt for millions of borrowers. The decision drew praise from an untold number of people saddled with federal loan debt. Others, including Rosemarie Fike, instructor… Read more »
MORE THAN A MOVIE STAR
No story intrigued former journalist Hannan Hammad more than that of Layla Murad, whose films packed movie houses across the Middle East from the late 1930s to mid-1950s. The top-grossing Egyptian actress and singer was a fixture in Hammad’s family home in Egypt; Murad’s movies aired on TV, and her songs played on the radio.