Faculty & Staff News: News Clips

Feb
5
2016

Consumer Affairs: Get ready, Zika virus is coming to the U.S.

Feb. 4, 2016
This article on the Zika virus features Richard Duhrkopf, Ph.D., associate professor of biology in Baylor’s College of Arts & Sciences, a nationally known expert on mosquitoes. “Since we are in February, we will not see any viral transmission immediately, but as the weather warms up and there is a greater flow of the virus into the country, I am confident we will see transmission this summer,” Duhrkopf said. (Eric Eckert, Baylor Media Communications specialist, pitched Duhrkopf as an expert to speak about mosquitoes and transmission of the Zika virus.)

Feb
5
2016

Fort Worth Star-Telegram: Analysis: Fort Worth Symphony, other orchestras work to stay in tune with economic reality

Feb. 5, 2016
David A. Smith, Ph.D., senior lecturer in American history at Baylor University, is quoted in this article about the economics associated with orchestras. “One of the central problems an orchestra faces is no matter what size its patronage is, or how many people it puts in the seats, it takes the same amount of work to put on a Mozart symphony,” he said. (Terry Goodrich, assistant director of Baylor Media Communications, pitched Smith as an expert for this story. She covers the history department.)

Feb
5
2016

Fresno Bee: Diane Stafford: Don't use this word in your resume

Feb. 2, 2016
This business column by the Kansas City Star’s Diane Stafford features Anne Grinols, assistant dean for faculty development and college initiatives in Baylor’s Hankamer School of Business, who advises job-seekers to avoid adding “multitasking” to their resumes. (Eric Eckert, Baylor Media Communications specialist, pitched this story idea nationally. He covers faculty and research in the Hankamer School of Business.)

Feb
5
2016

KWTX-TV (Waco, Temple, Killeen/CBS): Super Bowl Activities for Your Children

Feb. 4, 2016
Anna Burton, a teacher with Baylor’s Piper Center for Family Activities and Child Development, shares ideas for healthy, educational and fun activities to keep children occupied on Super Bowl Sunday. (Terry Goodrich, assistant director of Baylor Media Communications, pitched Burton as an expert for this story. She covers family and consumer sciences research and faculty.)

Feb
5
2016

Medical Daily: Mom Uses Camera Flash To Detect Baby's Retinoblastoma, A Rare Eye Cancer

Feb. 2, 2016
In this article about a mother who used flash photography to find her son’s eye cancer, research by Bryan F. Shaw, Ph.D., assistant professor of chemistry and biochemistry in Baylor’s College of Arts & Sciences, is mentioned. Shaw created the first quantifiable scale for leukocoria, or white eye, a hallmark sign of retinoblastoma and other eye diseases. (Tonya B. Lewis, assistant director of Baylor Media Communications, has pitched Shaw’s research nationally since 2013. She covers chemistry and biochemistry department.)

Feb
5
2016

Medical News Today: Mosquitos and Zika: the insect behind the outbreak

Feb. 5, 2016
Richard Duhrkopf, Ph.D., associate professor of biology in Baylor’s College of Arts & Sciences, a nationally known expert on mosquitoes, is featured in this article addressing the Zika virus. Duhrkopf provides a checklist of ways to reduce the risk of mosquito bites. (Eric Eckert, Baylor Media Communications specialist, pitched Duhrkopf as an expert to speak about mosquitos and transmission of the Zika virus.)

Feb
5
2016

The Christian Post: Fixer Upper’s Chip and Joanna Gaines Live Out Their Faith on Hit Show

Feb. 4, 2016
Chip Gaines, B.B.A. (Marketing) ’98, and Joanna Gaines, B.A. (Communication Specialist) ’01, have won over the hearts of hit HGTV show “Fixer Upper” viewers using their platform of faith. The couple told the Billy Graham Evangelic Association, “Our family has made a commitment to put Christ first, a lifestyle our parents modeled for us very well. They showed us how to keep our marriage and family centered around God.”

Feb
5
2016

UPI: Ancient wildebeest-like animal had the nose of a hadrosaur

Feb. 4, 2016
While studying fossilized skulls of an ancient wildebeest-like animal called the Rusingoryx atopocranion, Daniel Peppe, Ph.D., associate professor of geology in Baylor's College of Arts and Sciences, and a team of researchers discovered the mammal had a very unusual, trumpet-like nasal dome similar to lambeosaurine hadrosaur dinosaurs that lived during the Cretaceous period. "The thing that's really remarkable is that lambeosaurine hadrosaurs are the only other animals that we know of that have a similar feature," Peppe said. (Tonya B. Lewis, assistant director of Baylor Media Communications covers research and faculty in the geology department.)

Feb
5
2016

Waco Tribune-Herald: Steve Bradley, guest columnist: Loosening restrictions on traditional banks is sure start to reforming payday-lending practices

Feb. 2, 2016
Steve Bradley, Ph.D., associate professor and director of Baylor’s John F. Baugh Center for Entrepreneurship in the Hankamer School of Business, penned this column advising the Waco City Council to carefully consider payday lender regulations. He wrote that studies of other cities and their regulations have mixed conclusions. “Rather than eliminating payday loans, smart policy should seek to make lower-cost credit available without subsidies,” Bradley wrote.

Feb
5
2016

WGBH Radio (NPR affiliate, Boston): Otherhood: What does a professor look like?

Feb. 4, 2016
Jerry Z. Park, Ph.D., associate professor of sociology in the College of Arts & Sciences, is interviewed about his study finding that white students at elite colleges stereotype Asian-Americans as more competent than blacks and Latinos. The study was published in Social Psychology Quarterly. (Park’s interview begins about 8 minutes into the program.) “We need to be patient but deliberate about teaching the next generation about stereotypes and minimizing them as much as possible,” Park said. (Terry Goodrich, assistant director of Baylor Media Communications, pitched this story nationally. She covers sociology research and faculty.)

Feb
4
2016

Business Observer: Three multitasking myths that can derail a career

Feb. 4, 2016
This article features Anne Grinols, assistant dean for faculty development and college initiatives in Baylor’s Hankamer School of Business, who shares three myths she uncovered during her research on multitasking and why job seekers should avoid using the term “multitasking” on their resumes. (Eric Eckert, Baylor Media Communications specialist, pitched this story idea nationally. He covers faculty and research in the Hankamer School of Business.)

Feb
4
2016

Juicy Ecumenism: The Institute on Religion & Democracy’s Blog: Anglicans Confront Challenge of Islam

Feb. 2, 2016
Philip Jenkins, Ph.D., Distinguished Professor of History in Baylor’s Institute for Studies of Religion (ISR), warns that prospects for religious war in the next decade are “extremely high unless groups like Boko Haram and ISIS are uprooted.” Jenkins was one of seven speakers presenting at the annual Mere Anglicanism Conference January last week Charleston, South Carolina.

Feb
4
2016

Kiplinger: Options Still Available for Couples to Boost Social Security Benefits

Feb. 4, 2016
William Reichenstein, Ph.D., professor of finance in Baylor’s Hankamer School of Business, is quoted in an article about changes in social security benefits. “One-earner couples may lose the most under the new rules,” Reichenstein said. “With the new regimen, the cumulative lifetime benefits of these one-earner couples would be higher if they did not wait until age 70 to apply. These couples may be better off collecting a couple of years earlier.”

Feb
4
2016

KWBU-FM: Lake Waco Wetlands: Environmental, Research and Educational Fixture

In this story about the Lake Waco Wetlands, Baylor’s research efforts at the wetlands are mentioned. Robert Doyle, director of the Center for Reservoir and Aquatic Systems research and chair of biology department in Baylor’s College of Arts & Sciences, said the wetlands remains an important fixture in the community.

Feb
4
2016

MSN Lifestyle: Instead Of Finding Red Eye In Son's Photos, Mom Finds Cancer

Feb. 2, 2016
In this article about a mother who used flash photography to find her son’s eye cancer, research by Bryan F. Shaw, Ph.D., assistant professor of chemistry and biochemistry in Baylor’s College of Arts & Sciences, is mentioned. Shaw created the first quantifiable scale for leukocoria, or white eye, a hallmark sign of retinoblastoma and other eye diseases. (Tonya B. Lewis, assistant director of Baylor Media Communications, has pitched Shaw’s research nationally since 2013. She covers chemistry and biochemistry department.)

Feb
4
2016

National Geographic: Mammoth Bones Displayed in Texas Where They Were Found

Feb. 3, 2016
In 1978, a museum staffer at Baylor University was responsible for identifying the remains of a Columbian mammoth, found in Waco. Since the original discovery, almost two dozen others have been uncovered, including a herd that died together about 65,000 years ago. The city of Waco, Baylor University and a fundraising foundation developed the site into a park and petitioned the National Park Service to adopt it. The local groups and NPS work together to run the site and are expecting to uncover more remains in the future.

Feb
4
2016

Toronto Sun: Pause that refreshes

Feb. 3, 2016
Research by Emily Hunter, Ph.D., and Cindy Wu, Ph.D., associate professors of management at Baylor’s Hankamer School of Business, is cited in an article about the effectiveness of taking workplace breaks early and often. Hunter and Wu’s study offers insight into when, where and how to plan the most beneficial daily escapes. “What we found was that a better workday break was not composed of many of the things we believed,” they said.

Feb
4
2016

Waco Tribune-Herald: Still coming up roses: From 1930 ‘til today, Reed’s Flowers remains in the family

Jan. 28, 2016
Harry Reed, B.B.A (Business Administration) '46, is now 93 years old and retired, but his legacy lives on in Reed's Flowers, the floral shop that has been run by his family for more than eight decades.

Feb
3
2016

American Institute of Architects Philadelphia: Lauren Tyler Joins The Lighting Practice

Jan. 22, 2016
Lauren Tyler, B.F.A. (Technical Theatre Design) '12, has been hired as a member of the design team for The Lighting Practice, a Philadelphia-based company that transforms ordinary spaces with creative lighting solutions.