Faculty & Staff News: News Clips

Sep
27
2016

Baylor Lariat: New Smithsonian opens in D.C. honoring African American History and Culture

Sept. 26, 2016
Tens of thousands of people gathered on the National Mall Saturday to celebrate the opening of the Smithsonian Museum of African American History and Culture. The museum’s “Musical Crossroads” exhibit features music from Baylor’s Black Gospel Music Restoration Project, founded by Bob Darden, professor of journalism, public relations and new media, and housed in the Baylor Libraries.

Sep
27
2016

KCEN-TV (Waco, Temple, Killeen/NBC): Channel 6 Debate Analysis

Sept. 26, 2016
VIDEO: Patrick Flavin, Ph.D., associate professor of political science in Baylor’s College of Arts & Sciences, joined KCEN-TV on Monday night for an analysis of the first presidential debate between candidates Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump.

Sep
27
2016

KWKT-TV (Waco/FOX): Big 12 water conference at Baylor attracts water experts

Sept. 26, 2016
VIDEO: Baylor University is hosting the second annual Big 12 Water Conference this week at the BRIC with water scientists from Big 12 universities to discuss issues, including water use and conservation, climate change, groundwater sustainability, irrigation and water quality. Interviewed is Bryan W. Brooks, Ph.D., professor of environmental science and biomedical studies and Big 12 Water Conference steering committee member.

Sep
27
2016

KWTX-TV (Waco, Temple, Killeen/CBS): Pulitzer Prize Winning Author Speaks to Large Audience at Baylor

Sept. 26, 2016
VIDEO: A large audience heard Pulitzer Prize-winning author and historian David McCullough give Baylor’s annual Beall Russell Lecture in the Humanities. McCullough spoke on the "Incomparable Advantage of Intellectual Curiosity" and the important role of understanding history. "History is about people. History is human. ‘When in the course of human events,’ the operative word is human, so you’ve got to understand the human beings involved,” McCullough said.

Sep
27
2016

KXXV-TV (Waco, Temple, Killeen/ABC): Central Texas voters have mixed reactions about presidential candidates ahead of debate

Sept. 26, 2016
Patrick Flavin, Ph.D., associate professor of political science in Baylor’s College of Arts & Sciences, is interviewed for this story about Monday night’s presidential debate. "Both candidates tonight are really speaking to that small sliver of the electorate who are undecided and will use this and the future debates and other information that comes after the debate to make their decision come Election Day,” Flavin said.

Sep
27
2016

ResearchOnReligion.org: Paul Froese on the Meaning of Life

Sept. 25, 2016
AUDIO: Paul Froese, Ph.D., associate professor of sociology in the College of Arts & Sciences and resident scholar at the Institute for Studies of Religion at Baylor, discusses the meaning of life and how his book, “On Purpose: How We Create the Meaning of Life,” is designed to help people be more reflective on how they think about their purpose. The Research on Religion is a weekly podcast series devoted to the social scientific study of religion.

Sep
27
2016

Science Daily: Good relationships with parents may benefit children's health decades later

September 20, 2016
New Baylor research published in the Journal of Health and Social Behavior suggests that growing up in a well-off home can benefit a child’s long-term physical health, but a lack of parent-child warmth, or the presence of abuse, may eliminate the health advantage of a privileged background. The research was conducted by Matthew A. Andersson, Ph.D., assistant professor of sociology in Baylor’s College of Arts & Sciences. (Terry Goodrich, assistant director of Baylor Media Communications, covers sociology research and faculty.)

Sep
27
2016

Waco Tribune-Herald: Buyers of landmark St. James Methodist building hope to preserve history

Sept. 24, 2016
Lane, B.A. ’04, M.A. ’06, and Amy, B.A. ’04, M.S.W. ’05, Murphy have purchased the historic St. James United Methodist Church’s building in downtown Waco, for which they envision multiple uses that could include their antiques business and a restaurant. “We were so thankful that they would trust this place to us, and we hope we can honor that,” Amy Murphy said. Whatever its use, Lane Murphy said, “It has to be something special.”

Sep
27
2016

Waco Tribune-Herald: Reach Out and Read launches in local waiting rooms, doctors’ offices

Sept. 27, 2016
Baylor students are participating in a Reach Out and Read, nationwide literacy program revived in Waco that incorporates books into pediatric care and encourages families to read aloud together. Student-athletes Sommer Stanley (soccer) and Sam Tecklenburg (football) were among the students who read to children in the doctors’ waiting rooms. “I’ve read to kids a ton of times in the past, and I thought it was a good opportunity to get out in the community. I think this program is good, and reading was something my parents always stressed to me as long as I can remember. It’s something I can appreciate, and it’s definitely worth it,” Tecklenburg said.

Sep
27
2016

Waco Tribune-Herald: Talks on research needs, urban growth kick off Big 12 Water Conference

Sept. 26, 2016
Baylor is hosting researchers from each Big 12 university this week, who are discussing issues related to water quality, sustainability and climate change at the Big 12 Water Conference at the BRIC. “I think the great thing about getting together a lot of bright scientists and engineers from not just our own backyard, but also from other states from Big 12 Conference universities, is that there’s fantastic capacity at those universities in diverse topics,” said Bryan W. Brooks, Ph.D., professor of environmental science and biomedical studies and Big 12 Water Conference steering committee member. Brooks presented on “Urban Environmental Quality and the Food-Energy-Water Nexus,” and discussed finding specific environmental research needs, rather than trying to accomplish overwhelming and broad challenges presented by world organizations.

Sep
26
2016

AHCHealthNews.com: Is it more important to grow up happy or wealthy?

Sept. 26, 2016
Article about research by Matthew A. Andersson, Ph.D., assistant professor of sociology in Baylor’s College of Arts & Sciences, that found that while growing up in a home with a high socio-economic status can benefit a child’s physical health even decades later, if there isn’t a healthy bond and relationship in that home, the benefits of status may not matter. (Terry Goodrich, assistant director of Baylor Media Communications, covers sociology research and faculty.)

Sep
26
2016

Baptist News Global: Latino funerals often foster Baptist and Catholic cooperation

Sept. 26, 2016
Article about research on the bereavement practices of Catholic Latino communities by Candi Cann, Ph.D., assistant professor in the Baylor Interdisciplinary Core in the Honors College. Cann hopes the research will help expand training programs in the funeral service industry about Latino grieving and funeral practices. (Terry Goodrich, assistant director of Baylor Media Communications, covers Baylor Interdisciplinary Core research and faculty.)

Sep
26
2016

KXXV-TV (Waco, Temple, Killeen/ABC): Volunteers work to beautify parts of Lake Waco

Sept. 24, 2016
VIDEO: Volunteers from groups, including Baylor’s Sustainability Student Advisory Board, took part in a cleanup and beautification project at Airport Park at Lake Waco on Saturday. "Being able to volunteer at a park and then being able to see your work in progress and go visit that and bring friends and family to it is something special," Baylor senior Mark McComb said.

Sep
26
2016

Prevent Disease: Do Thinner Friends Help You Lose Weight?

Aug. 18, 2016
Research by Matthew Andersson, Ph.D., assistant professor of sociology in Baylor’s College of Arts & Sciences, found that people trying to shed pounds, but who regularly spend time with heavier people, may feel more comfortable with those individuals but are more likely to lose weight if they include thinner people in their social lives. (Terry Goodrich, assistant director of Baylor Media Communications, covers sociology research and faculty.)

Sep
26
2016

SuccessfulStudent.org: Dr. Martin Medhurst Interview

Sept. 26, 2016
Q&A with Martin Medhurst, Distinguished Professor of Rhetoric and Communication and professor of political science in Baylor’s College of Arts & Sciences, about his insight into what it takes to be a successful student and professional in the field of communications. He also discusses his scholarly expertise on presidential rhetoric.

Sep
26
2016

Texas Co-op Power: TEXAS FACES: From Paris to the Met

Sept. 22, 2016
Feature on renowned tenor Jay Hunter Morris, B.M.Ed. (Choral Music) ’86, who grew up the son of a preacher in a small East Texas town and was “blessed to find his passion in opera.”

Sep
26
2016

The Texas Standard: Black Gospel Collection Goes to Washington

Sept. 23, 2016
AUDIO: Selected recordings from Baylor University’s Black Gospel Music Restoration Project – the world’s largest initiative to identify, acquire, digitize, and catalog gospel music – can be heard as part of an exhibit at the Smithsonian’s Museum for African American History and Culture, which opened over the weekend. Interviewed for the story are project founder Robert Darden, professor of journalism, public relations and new media, and Eric Ames, curator of digital collections in University Libraries.

Sep
26
2016

Waco Tribune-Herald: Arts: Digital tour of MoMA’s historic holdings

Sept. 22, 2016
In his weekly column, David A. Smith, Ph.D., senior lecturer in history in Baylor’s College of Arts & Sciences, writes about the announcement that the Museum of Modern Art in New York City is digitizing all of its holdings, making its history “accessible to historians, students, artists, and anyone concerned with modern and contemporary art.” The project’s unveiling “directly aligns with the Museum’s mission of encouraging an ever-deeper understanding of modern and contemporary art.”

Sep
26
2016

Waco Tribune-Herald: David Garland, guest columnist: Emerging Baylor continues to build, bolster partnerships in community endeavors

Sept. 25, 2016
Column by Baylor Interim President David E. Garland about the “enduring spirit of goodwill and the partnerships that exist between Baylor and our hometown of Waco.” Garland writes about the various ways that students, faculty, staff, alumni and friends are active in community partnerships that are integral to the life and future of Waco and Baylor University.

Sep
26
2016

Waco Tribune-Herald: Patteson announces retirement from Baylor’s Armstrong Browning Library

Sept. 26, 2016
Feature on Rita Patteson, who recently retired after 50 years at Baylor, including as director of Armstrong Browning Library, which houses the world’s largest collection of materials related to Victorian poets Robert Browning and Elizabeth Barrett Browning. Quoted are Patteson; Jennifer Borderud, interim director of ABL; and Pattie Orr, dean of University Libraries and vice president for information technology.