Texas State Big Ideas

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July 12, 2021

Healing with a Clear Target

When she was in college, Tania Betancourt’s grandfather was admitted to the hospital for brain cancer treatment. Seeing him lose control of his body and himself—because “your brain is you”—was awful, she says. She wanted to see cancer treatment that could target his illness more directly. “Our current options to

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May 3, 2021

Right Place, Right Time

As the worldwide coronavirus pandemic has been unfolding, Dr. Emily Brunson of Texas State University’s expertise in vaccine decision-making, health crisis communication, and access to healthcare have launched her onto the international stage. But despite the research and blueprints that Dr. Brunson and her colleagues have created to help lower

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March 3, 2021

The Game Changer

Working with NASA, Texas State research professor Araceli Martinez Ortiz leads a team of researchers and educators who develop systemic programs that are changing STEM education in Texas and beyond, helping underserved students reach for the stars.

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January 5, 2021

Finding the Lost

The worlds of human rights, immigration policy, and science intersect in the ground-breaking work of a Texas State University forensic anthropology professor and her students.

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October 29, 2020

Top of Mind

Texas is at the forefront of data science and computational medicine. Texas State University is leading the charge.