Faculty & Staff News: News Clips

Jun
27
2016

Business Standard: US Diplomat’s Wife Wowing Audience with Rabindrasangeet

June 24, 2016
Meeryung Hall, M.M. (Performance) ’92, the wife of U.S. Consul General Craig Hall, Ph.D. (Religion) '94, is a well-known Western classical singer who makes a point to learn the local music of each country she lives in. As she performs Rabindrasangeet songs in Kolkata, West Bengal, India, Meeryung Hall hopes to build lasting ties between people in Kolkata and the United States through her renditions of Bengali lyrics sung in a Western style.

Jun
27
2016

Extra Credit Newsletter (American Institute of CPAs): 4 Tech Tools for the Accounting Classroom

June 14, 2016
Article about new apps and tech tools that make classes truly mobile includes a demonstration of how Gia Chevis, Ph.D., clinical professor, graduate accounting programs director and holder of the Price Waterhouse Faculty Fellowship for Teaching Excellence at Baylor’s Hankamer School of Business, uses Educreations, a whiteboard and screencasting app, to create short instructional videos that include writing, audio and graphics. These videos “help students prepare for class better and be more active and engaged versus just reading the chapter,” Chevis said.

Jun
27
2016

KWBU-FM (Waco/NPR): Central Texas Leadership Series: Eric Shephard

June 17, 2016
In this episode of the Central Texas Leadership Series is Eric Shephard, M.F.A. (Directing) ’99, executive director of the Waco Civic Theater, discusses the importance of an active arts community and future plans for the theater.

Jun
27
2016

Laboratory Equipment: Study Identifies Keys to Managing Innovators

June 21, 2016
This story centers on a new study from Baylor University’s Hankamer School of Business that helps leaders better understand how to manage innovators, specifically scientists and engineers. “Our study suggests that leaders who understand how to manage their employees’ commitment to both their organizations and professions may be the most successful at motivating and retaining innovators,” said the study’s lead author, Sara Perry, Ph.D., assistant professor of management. Emily Hunter, Ph.D., associate professor of management served as coauthor. (Eric Eckert, Baylor Media Communications specialist, pitched this story nationally. He covers faculty and research in the Hankamer School of Business.)

Jun
27
2016

TWC News (Austin): A National Park of Mammoth Proportions

June 25, 2016
VIDEO: Feature on the Waco Mammoth National Monument, which represents a new model for the National Park Service since the site was already fully operational before being designated last summer as a national monument by President Obama. “It already had great visitation, active interpretation, active research going on thanks to Baylor University. Very rarely does the National Park Service absorb a park that is fully functional,” said Raegan King, site coordinator of the Waco Mammoth National Monument.

Jun
27
2016

Waco Tribune-Herald: Arts: Storytelling Bring Historical Facts to Life

June 23, 2016
In his weekly column, David Smith, Ph.D., senior lecturer of history in Baylor's College of Arts & Sciences, writes that while storytelling seems to have become somewhat obsolete in the face of today’s technology, it is still capable of reforming how people perceive history. He wrote that storytelling is an art that can transform facts into something captivating, as evidenced by the Broadway musical “Hamilton.”

Jun
27
2016

Waco Tribune-Herald: Lack of transportation, information hold back free summer meal programs, research confirms

June 25, 2016
Article about recent research by the Texas Hunger Initiative at Baylor University, which found that demographic factors such as race had no measurable effect on the utilization of free healthy summer meals program by food-insecure families, but transportation access did. “The constant was transportation,” said Kathy Krey, Ph.D., director of research at THI. “You can’t underplay the importance of transportation infrastructure.” The study was published in the 2016 edition of the Journal of Applied Research on Children. (Terry Goodrich, assistant director of Baylor Media Communications, has pitched this THI research in Texas and nationally.)

Jun
27
2016

Waco Tribune-Herald: Waco Singer Holly Tucker Shows ‘Steel’ in Album Release

June 23, 2016
Holly Tucker, B.A. (Communications Studies) ’15, has debuted her new album, ‘Steel,’ which she has been working on for the past three years. Since finishing sixth on Season 4 of NBC’s “The Voice” in 2013, Tucker completed her degree and started to build on the "Voice" national exposure toward a sustainable, professional career.

Jun
27
2016

Yahoo! News: Parents in US not as happy as those without kids

June 27, 2016
The United States has the largest “happiness gap” among parents compared to nonparents in 22 industrialized countries, according to a report co-authored by a Baylor researcher. The U.S. falls “strikingly behind,” with parents less happy than non-parents because of a relative lack of workplace “packages’’ such as paid sick time, paid vacation, flexible work hours and paid parental leave, said Matthew Andersson, Ph.D., assistant professor of sociology in Baylor’s College of Arts & Sciences. (Terry Goodrich, assistant director of Baylor Media Communications, pitched this story nationally. She covers sociology research and faculty.)

Jun
24
2016

Focus Daily News (Dallas, Texas): Experts examine West Nile vs Zika Virus carriers

June 24, 2016
Richard Duhrkopf, Ph.D., associate professor of biology in Baylor University’s College of Arts & Sciences, is a featured expert in this story about mosquitoes that carry West Nile and Zika viruses. Of Zika mosquitoes, he said: “These mosquitoes bite at all times of the day. Avoiding going out at dusk and dawn is not particularly useful in avoiding these mosquitoes. Repellents do an excellent job of preventing bites as do long pants." (Eric Eckert, Baylor Media Communications specialist, pitched Duhrkopf as an expert.)

Jun
24
2016

HealthZette: Snubbed by a Smartphone

June 23, 2016
Article cites a 2015 study from Baylor University’s Hankamer School of Business, which found that cellphones and smartphones are actually damaging romantic relationships and leading to higher levels of depression. The study was conducted by James A. Roberts, Ph.D., The Ben H. Williams Professor of Marketing, and Meredith David, Ph.D., assistant professor of marketing. Researchers surveyed 453 adults, and they confirmed that when someone even perceived that their partner phubbed – “phone snubbed” – them, it created conflict and led to lower levels of satisfaction with the relationship. Poor relationship satisfaction led to lower levels of satisfaction in life — and higher levels of depression. (Eric Eckert, Baylor Media Communications specialist, pitched this research nationally. He covers faculty and research in the Hankamer School of Business.)

Jun
24
2016

Science Codex: New Baylor research identifies keys to managing innovators

June 21, 2016
This story highlights a new study from Baylor University’s Hankamer School of Business that helps leaders better understand how to manage innovators, specifically scientists and engineers. “Our study suggests that leaders who understand how to manage their employees’ commitment to both their organizations and professions may be the most successful at motivating and retaining innovators,” said the study’s lead author, Sara Perry, Ph.D., assistant professor of management. Emily Hunter, Ph.D., associate professor of management served as coauthor. (Eric Eckert, Baylor Media Communications specialist, pitched this story nationally. He covers faculty and research in the Hankamer School of Business.)

Jun
24
2016

The Oklahoman (Oklahoma City): American parents have biggest happiness gap of 22 countries, but employers could change that

June 23, 2016
American parents are less happy than their childless counterparts. And the parenthood "happiness gap" is greater in the United States than in 21 other countries studied, according to a briefing paper prepared for the Council on Contemporary Families. Researchers wrote they were astonished to discover "the negative effects of parenthood on happiness were entirely explained by the presence or absence of social policies allowing parents to better combine paid work with family obligations." One of the researchers is Matthew 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.)

Jun
24
2016

Upworthy: How your phone's camera could help detect a rare cancer in kids

June 24, 2016
Bryan F. Shaw, Ph.D., assistant professor of chemistry in Baylor’s College of Arts & Sciences, was featured on Upworthy.com for helping to develop CRADLE, a smartphone app that detects “white eye,” a sign of certain eye diseases such as retinoblastoma, a pediatric eye cancer. "Multiple families have used it to catch cancer in their children at such early stages — way before doctors — that the children received only laser treatment, no chemo, no radiation, no eye removal," Shaw said. With assistance from a faculty colleague, Shaw created the app after his son’s battle with retinoblastoma. Shaw’s story is “part of a special Upworthy series about giving people the power to share and create an open and connected world, made possible by Facebook,” noted Upworthy staff. (Tonya B. Lewis, director of Baylor Media Communications, has pitched Dr. Shaw’s research nationally since 2013. She covers chemistry and biochemistry faculty and research.)

Jun
24
2016

USA TODAY: 3 Social Security scenarios show vastly different results

June 18, 2016
William Reichenstein, Ph.D., professor and holder of The Pat and Thomas R. Powers Chair of Investment in Management in Baylor’s Hankamer School of Business, is cited as an expert source in this Q&A about retirement and Social Security strategies. (Eric Eckert, Baylor Media Communications specialist, covers business research and faculty.)

Jun
24
2016

Waco Tribune-Herald: Baylor’s Prince drafted by NBA’s Atlanta Hawks

June 24, 2016
Taurean Prince, B.S.Ed. (Health/Kinesiology/Leisure Studies) ’16, a two-time all-Big 12 forward for the Baylor men’s basketball team, was drafted No. 12 by the Utah Jazz in Thursday night’s NBA draft then traded to the Atlanta Hawks. Prince was the third highest Baylor selection in NBA draft history following Ekpe Udoh and Vinnie Johnson.

Jun
24
2016

Waco Tribune-Herald: Baylor’s Wil London to run in Olympic Trials

June 24, 2016
Baylor track student-athlete Wil London will join freshman teammates Taylor Bennett, Kiana Horton and Blaine Listach at the USATF Junior Outdoor Championships this weekend in Clovis, California. London will compete in the 400 meters before heading to an even bigger stage at the U.S. Olympic Trials beginning July 1 in Eugene, Oregon. “Making the Olympic team is one of the biggest things I want to do,” London said. “It’s a dream and a goal to make it at a young age. I just want to do what I’m capable of doing.”

Jun
23
2016

Infection Control Today: Baylor Biologist Shares Update on Zika Tracking Efforts, Prevention Tips

June 23, 2016
Zika virus Q&A with Richard Duhrkopf, PhD, associate professor of biology in Baylor’s College of Arts & Sciences and nationally recognized expert on mosquitoes. The mosquitoes that carry Zika are different from others, Duhrkopf explained. “These mosquitoes bite at all times of the day. Avoiding going out at dusk and dawn is not particularly useful in avoiding these mosquitoes. Repellents do an excellent job of preventing bites, as do long pants,” he said. (Eric Eckert, Baylor Media Communications specialist, pitched this story.)

Jun
23
2016

KNVN-TV (Chico, CA/NBC): Study shows amount of time on cell phone affects behavior

June 15, 2016
VIDEO: Story on smartphone addiction cites a Baylor University study that found that women spend an average of 10 hours a day on their cellphones, while men spend an average of eight. The study was released in August 2014 by James Roberts, Ph.D., The Ben H. Williams Professor of Marketing in Baylor’s Hankamer School of Business. (Roberts’ research was pitched nationally in August 2014. Eric Eckert, Baylor Media Communications specialist, covers research and faculty in the business school.)