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Fighting Fire with Better Data

Texas State English Professor Aimee Roundtree is using text mining to analyze large volumes of fire department records to find patterns and insights that can make Texas communities safer.

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Deciphering Data to Use Resources Wisely

The world is full of signals — changes in temperature, pressure, frequency — and Texas State University’s Dr. Semih Aslan, associate professor of engineering, can read them.

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Creating a Safer Healthcare Environment

Patient violence in healthcare is a growing epidemic, but Texas State University professor Son Chae Kim, of the St. David’s School of Nursing, is working toward a remedy.

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Research and Education in a Unique Environment

Meadows Center researcher Thomas Hardy describes the connections — environmental, cultural, educational and recreational — between San Marcos and its river.

Robert Tally

Charting a Course Through the Human Experience

Dr. Robert T. Tally Jr., English professor, is a leading scholar in spatial literary studies. He interprets maps made of words rather than lines and shapes.


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Working for Healthy Texas Communities

In departments across the university, from Nursing to Psychology and beyond, Texas State researchers are dedicated to improving health and healthcare in our region.

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Gaining Reporting Skills for a New Media Landscape

In the School of Journalism and Mass Communication, senior Brooke Phillips has gained practical experience that’s preparing her for a career in the rapidly changing field of media.

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Leading the class is her family tradition

For College of Education graduate Mackenzie Bryant, teaching is family tradition. She’s proudly carrying on Texas State’s own history of excellence in the classroom.

Michelle Lenertz talks about her time in the nursing program at TXST

A Community of Caregivers

Michelle Lenertz thrives as a student in St. David’s School of Nursing at Texas State. She describes what it means to be part of a team dedicated to caring for others.

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President Denise M. Trauth

Dr. Denise M. Trauth is the ninth president of Texas State University, having served in the role since 2002. During that time, the university has been designated one of the state's Emerging Research Universities as well as a federal Hispanic-Serving Institution.