Faculty & Staff News: News Clips

Apr
28
2017

Baylor Lariat: Livingstone envisions bright future

April 27, 2017
Dr. Linda A. Livingstone is set to take office as Baylor’s 15th – and first female – president on June 1. Incoming Lariat Editor-in-Chief Bailey Brammer spoke with Dr. Livingstone about her plans for the future of the university, her background at Baylor, what led her back to the university and how she will interact with students.

Apr
28
2017

Indianapolis Star: Pulliam: Private sector tackles homelessness

April 27, 2017
This article cites a study by Byron Johnson, Ph.D., director of Baylor’s Institute for Studies of Religion, and non-resident ISR Research Fellow William Wubbenhorst. Their study of the homeless revealed that faith-based organizations provide 58 percent of emergency shelter beds in the 11 cities surveyed across the nation, in addition to providing an array of vital services such as education, healthcare and job training that are necessary for long-term recovery and independence.

Apr
28
2017

Inside Tucson Business: Validate your public relations skills for yourself and others

April 28, 2017
This story cites a Baylor study finding that accredited public relations practitioners possess more confidence in providing ethical counsel to senior leadership than their non-accredited peers. Marlene Neill, Ph.D., assistant professor of journalism, public relations and new media, conducted the national study, which also found that Millennials pursuing careers in public relations not only do not feel prepared to offer advice on ethics to their companies, but they do not expect to face ethical dilemmas at work.

Apr
28
2017

MSN Lifestyle: Erratic Sleep Habits May Be As Bad As No Sleep

April 27, 2017
Irregular sleep patterns – skimping on sleep, then trying to make up for it by lengthy sleep later – impairs creativity and the ability to concentrate, according to a Baylor study published in the Journal of Interior Design. Researchers Michael Scullin, Ph.D., director of Baylor’s Sleep Neuroscience and Cognition Laboratory, and Elise King, assistant professor of interior design in Baylor’s Robbins College of Health and Human Sciences, found that students think they are getting more sleep than they are.

Apr
28
2017

This Week at Baylor – April 30-May 6, 2017

WACO, Texas (April 28, 2017) – This week, Baylor University will host several notable concerts and events, including a performance by the Baylor Concert Band, Baylor Theater’s Spring CaBEARet and a lecture on geology and the cattle drive.

Apr
28
2017

Waco Tribune-Herald: Arts: Raising us above the technology we create

April 12, 2017
In his column, David A. Smith, Ph.D., senior lecturer in history in Baylor’s College of Arts & Sciences and Waco Symphony Association board member, writes about the importance of studying the arts and literature in a culture that is “relentlessly utilitarian.”

Apr
28
2017

Waco Tribune-Herald: Black Glasses Film Festival to display Baylor student talent

April 27, 2017
The best short films by Baylor University students get screened Friday night at the 18th annual Black Glasses Film Festival at the Waco Hippodrome. The annual festival, created to showcase recent work by Baylor Film & Digital Media students and others, will feature 16 films ranging from three to 27 minutes.

Apr
28
2017

Waco Tribune-Herald: Color, diversity mark artist Dunlap's 'Home' show

April 26, 2017
VIDEO: Since graduating from Baylor University as a University Scholar in 2004, artist Jen Dunlap has lived in New York for about 10 years, then Los Angeles with some five cross-country trips and several Waco visits. Her show “Self Chases Shadow” and “Self Chases Home” opened Thursday at Art Center of Waco. It encompasses about 20 abstract landscape paintings, photographs and digital video pieces. Dunlap also has done production design and digital video for such Hollywood clients as the late director Mike Nichols and actor/director Ethan Hawke.

Apr
28
2017

Waco Tribune-Herald: Former Baylor employee, UT graduate identified in famous Aggie Muster photo

April 20, 2017
University of Texas graduate and former Baylor pharmacist Bill Porter has been identified in a famous Aggie Muster photo taken shortly after World War II ended. Porter is the stepfather of Rob Kennedy, B.B.A. (Marketing/Management) ’83, director of development at Baylor. “You’ve got an A&M (Aggie Muster photo) with a guy from UT, who eventually works at Baylor, so it shows the big schools can co-exist,” said Jason Young, one of Bill Porter’s six grandchildren.

Apr
28
2017

Yahoo! Finance: Experts Prove Most Financial Advisors Aren't Giving the Best Retirement Advice

April 27, 2017
William Reichenstein, Ph.D., The Pat and Thomas R. Powers Chair in Investment Management in Baylor’s Hankamer School of Business, is featured in this article about his latest research, which debunks conventional wisdom around tax-efficient retirement withdrawals and proves a better way to create income from retirement savings.

Apr
27
2017

Harvard Business Review: If You Think Downsizing Might Save Your Company, Think Again

April 26, 2017
Patricia M. Norman, Ph.D., associate professor of management in Baylor’s Hankamer School of Business, is among a team of researchers from Auburn, Baylor and the University of Tennessee, Chattanooga, whose recent research on corporate downsizing found that the practice may actually increase the likelihood of bankruptcy. The study is published in the Journal of Business Research.

Apr
27
2017

KWBU-FM (Waco/NPR): Shout! Black Gospel Music Moments: Passion and Authenticity

April 23, 2017
VIDEO: AUDIO: On this episode of Shout! Black Gospel Music Moments, Baylor journalism professor Robert Darden takes listeners to Oakland, California, to visit the Soulful Sons of Zion. Darden is founder of Baylor’s Black Gospel Music Restoration Project, which provides the sounds and stories for this weekly radio program.

Apr
27
2017

KWKT-TV (Waco/FOX44): National Drug Take Back Day is This Saturday

April 25, 2017
The Baylor Police Department is participating in National Drug Take Back Day by accepting unused or expired drugs in original bottles or plastic bags to send to the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) to be properly disposed of.

Apr
27
2017

Men’s Health: The Surprising Reason You Shouldn’t ‘Catch Up’ On Lost Sleep

April 26, 2017
Catching up on sleep might drain your brain, a new study from Baylor University found. Baylor researchers had 28 college students complete a sleep diary and wear sleep-monitoring devices for one week. They discovered that that sleep variability—nights of short sleep followed by longer, “catch up” nights—was linked to worse scores on tests of attention and creativity.

Apr
27
2017

Sleep Review: Alternating Skimpy Sleep with Sleep Marathons Hurts Cognition In Young Adults

April 26, 2017
Skimping on sleep, followed by “catch-up” days with long snoozes, is tied to worse cognition -- both in attention and creativity -- in young adults, in particular those tackling major projects, according to a study by Elise King, assistant professor of interior design in Robbins College of Health and Human Sciences, and Michael Scullin, Ph.D., director of Baylor's Sleep Neuroscience and Cognition Laboratory.

Apr
27
2017

The Baylor Lariat: Applications open for McLane Scholars program

April 25, 2017
The application period is open for the McLane Teammates Scholars program, a one-semester-long, non-credit reading group where students read texts pertaining to the theme of the semester and discuss ideas. The theme for the 2017 fall semester is “Economics and Social Issues: Markets and the Marginalized.” The program is meant to be a discussion among students that are diverse ideologically and within their majors, said Steve Bradley, Ph.D., associate professor of entrepreneurship and faculty director of the Baugh Center for Entrepreneurship and Free Enterprise in the Hankamer School of Business.

Apr
27
2017

The Baylor Lariat: BU summit starts to teach civic engagement

April 25, 2017
Registration is open for the Baylor Public Deliberation Initiative Civic Life Summit this summer, the first of its kind, in order to improve civic engagement and teach different ways to work together. “We do this recognizing everyone has significant differences and recognizing that everyone’s identity is really important but at the same time coming together to accomplish something for the common good,” said Joshua Ritter, Ph.D., assistant director of the department of formation in the Office of Spiritual Life.

Apr
27
2017

The Christian Science Monitor: Could these mysterious mastodon bones rewrite the history of the Americas?

April 26, 2017
Joseph Ferraro, Ph.D., associate professor of anthropology in Baylor’s College of Arts & Sciences, is quoted as an expert source in this article about the recent discovery of some species of human that lived in the Americas about 130,000 years ago – nearly 10 times earlier than commonly thought.

Apr
27
2017

The Waco Tribune-Herald: Color, diversity mark artist Dunlap's 'Home' show

April 27, 2017
Article about artist Jen Dunlap, B.A. (University Scholar) ’04, whose show, "Self Chases Home," debuts this week at Art Center of Waco. Dunlap has lived in New York for about 10 years, then Los Angeles. She adapted the title of one of her solo LA shows, going from “Self Chases Shadow” to “Self Chases Home.” “It’s been a quest to find your home, the place where you feel grounded, where you feel at ease,” she said. “Waco’s been a pretty substantial home for me.”