Archived News – July 2011

Arts & Sciences News

Jul
27
2011
Article about "crack rentals," a growing problem for police where people loan out their vehicles in exchange for drugs, quotes Dr. Sung Joon Jang, associate professor of sociology at Baylor whose research interests include crime and deviance, juvenile delinquency, drug use, religiosity and spirituality and mental health.
Jul
26
2011
Bell County Museum Director Stephanie Turnham, who describes herself as a "cheerleader for museums," earned two degrees from Baylor: a BA in History and Museum Studies in 1988 and her MA in American Studies in 2002.
Jul
26
2011
Article about a study coauthored by Dr. Joseph White, professor of biology at Baylor, that found some bird species in the desert southwest are less affected, and in some cases positively influenced, by widespread fire through their habitat. This also ran in physorg.com.
Jul
26
2011
Dr. Suzy Weems, a national food expert and chair of Baylor University's family and consumer sciences department, is interviewed July 21 by KRLD-AM with this word for health-seekers: Leave no egg uncooked. Weems also has been quoted on the topic in Consumer Affairs and Ag Connection sites for South Dakota, Indiana, Iowa, Minnesota and Wisconsin.
Jul
22
2011
No. 6 in a list of strategies for career development focuses on being humble as the best way to get the job, according to a new study by Baylor researchers led by Dr. Wade Rowatt, associate professor of psychology and neuroscience.
Jul
22
2011
Article about leaving eggs uncooked that quotes Dr. Suzy Weems, a national food expert and chair of Baylor's family and consumer sciences department.
Jul
22
2011
Baylor English Professor Greg Garrett, author of "One Fine Potion: The Literary Magic of Harry Potter," is quoted in this story about "Generation Harry," kids whose adolescence kept pace faithfully with J.K. Rowling's characters.
Jul
22
2011
Article about a study coauthored by Dr. Joseph White, professor of biology at Baylor, that found some bird species in the desert southwest are less affected, and in some cases positively influenced, by widespread fire through their habitat.
Jul
21
2011
Article quotes Dr. Greg Garrett, professor of English and author of "One Fine Potion: The Literary Magic of Harry Potter," about fans' love of the Potter literature and message. This was picked up by dozens of national and international media outlets.
Jul
21
2011
Dr. Greg Garrett, professor of English and author of "One Fine Potion: The Literary Magic of Harry Potter," is quotes about fans' love of the Potter literature and message. The article was picked up by dozens of national and international media outlets.
Jul
21
2011
Story about 11-year-old Douglas-Ann Smith of Ardmore, OK, who is saving her money from operating a snow cone stand this summer to attend Baylor.
Jul
21
2011
Thomas Kidd, dean of the Honors College at Baylor, Distinguished Professor of Ethics and Culture and a noted history professor, discusses phrases that are incorrectly attributed to the Bible.
Jul
21
2011
Air Force Maj. David Lamkin, assistant professor of aerospace studies who leads operations for Baylor's AFROTC program, will deploy to Iraq in August, taking with him a Waco flag as a gesture of gratitude and support for the men and women of the U.S. military.
Jul
21
2011
Baylor sociology graduate student Aaron Franzen used data from the 2007 Baylor Religion Survey to determine that reading the Bible daily helps American Christians become more concerned about issues of poverty, conservation and civil liberties.
Jul
21
2011
Suzy Weems, Ph.D., a national food expert and chair of Baylor's family and consumer sciences department is quoted on the dangers of eating raw eggs.
Jul
21
2011
Article quotes presidential rhetoric expert Dr. Martin Medhurst, professor of political science and Distinguished Professor of Rhetoric and Communication at Baylor, about how President Obama mixed politics with parenting metaphors during a recent news conference about debt negotiations.
Jul
21
2011
The research of Robert Darden, associate professor of journalism at Baylor, is featured in this article about Baylor's Black Gospel Music Restoration Project and his discovery that the "B" side of these records often contained a civil rights message.
Jul
21
2011
National Merit Scholarship winner Emily K. McFadden, of Magnolia plans to study biochemistry at Baylor.
Jul
21
2011
Monica Anderson, who earned her BA in biology from Baylor in 1984, provides dental care to disadvantaged children, writes romance and suspense novels and founded Austin's Black Newcomers Association.
Jul
21
2011
Article quotes Dr. Greg Garrett, professor of English at Baylor and author of "One Fine Potion: The Literary Magic of Harry Potter," about the impact of the books and the films on the "Harry Potter Generation."
Jul
21
2011
Article about how reading the Bible daily helps American Christians become more concerned about issues of poverty, conservation and civil liberties, according to a study by Baylor sociology graduate student Aaron Franzen, who used data from Christian respondents to the 2007 wave of the Baylor Religion Survey.
Jul
21
2011
The Reject Radio show's second segment features Baylor English professor Greg Garrett, author of "One Fine Potion: The Literary Magic of Harry Potter," who discusses what makes the Harry Potter story so popular. AUDIO LINK INCLUDED.
Jul
21
2011
Dr. Thomas Hibbs, dean of the Honors College at Baylor and Distinguished Professor of Ethics and Culture, is quoted about the Harry Potter series as a frame of reference for classroom discussion on "the notion of a heroic life, friendship, death, good and evil, vengeance and justice." The article, originally published in the Christian Science Monitor, has appeared on dozens of media sites.
Jul
21
2011
Joshunda Sanders interviews Matthew Stanford, Ph.D., psychology and neuroscience professor in Baylor's College of Arts and Sciences, on his study of how the religious community responds to families with a mentally ill member.
Jul
21
2011
Article quotes Dr. Greg Garrett, professor of English at Baylor, about the impact of the Harry Potter books and films on young people. This ran earlier in the Orlando Sentinel and was picked up by several media outlets across the country.
Jul
21
2011
Brad Hart, who earned his BA in Political Science and Psychology from Baylor in 1993, has been named Texas Prosecutor of the Year by the Texas Narcotics Officers Association.
Jul
21
2011
Article about Baylor graduate Meredith Stancik (BA, '03), primary anchor for KBTX Media and Gray Television in Bryan-College Station.
Jul
21
2011
Dr. Stephen Sloan, history professor and director of Baylor's Institute for Oral History, is quoted on the significance of oral storytelling.
Jul
21
2011
Dr. Matthew Stanford, professor of psychology and neuroscience at Baylor, is quoted on Baylor research that shows that while some families with mentally ill members look to the church for help, their needs often go unnoticed.
Jul
21
2011
Study co-author Joseph White, a Baylor professor of biology, is quoted on his study of desert birds and their habitat.
Jul
21
2011
Several Baylor students - Matt Tolbert, Rachel Brown, Joshua Gonzales, Adam Garst, Sarah Smith, Hannah Brake and Andrew Dilday - are set to perform at WaterTower Theatre's special Cabaret evening of Homemade Fusion, a concert of songs by Michael Kooman and Christopher Dimond. The show will follow the performance of Little Shop of Horrors, in association with Greyman Theatre Company, which was created in 2010 by Baylor Theatre students.
Jul
21
2011
Baylor Family and Consumer Sciences Chair Suzy Weems discusses latest list of so-called "Super Foods" during a live segment between 5 and 7 a.m. on KCEN-TV's Texas Today. VIDEO INCLUDED.
Jul
12
2011
Baylor Family and Consumer Sciences Chair Suzy Weems will discuss latest list of so-called "Super Foods" during a live segment between 5 and 7 a.m. Tuesday, July 12, on KCEN-TV's Texas Today.
Jul
12
2011
Article focuses on the research of Matthew Stanford, Ph.D., professor of psychology and neuroscience at Baylor, and Diana Garland, Ph.D., dean of Baylor's School of Social Work, about the effect of mental illness on families in faith communities.
Jul
12
2011
Article mentions research by Dr. Gary Elkins, professor of psychology and neuroscience at Baylor, showing that hypnotic relaxation therapy reduces hot flashes.
Jul
12
2011
Kyle McCain, Shavano Park's new city manager, earned his BA in political science in 1973.
Jul
12
2011
Dr. Dewayne Andrews received his BS in biology in 1966.
Jul
12
2011
Article quotes Dr. David Lyle Jeffrey, Distinguished Professor of Literature and Humanities at Baylor, comparing value of new version of Bible for seminarians and laity.
Jul
12
2011
Article about the research of Dr. Matthew Stanford, professor of psychology and neuroscience at Baylor, and Dr. Diana Garland, dean of Baylor's School of Social Work, about the effect of mental illness on families in faith communities.
Jul
12
2011
David Lyle Jeffrey, Ph.D., distinguished professor of literature and humanities at Baylor, will present the first lecture in a series connected with the "Passages" Bible exhibit - celebrating the 400th anniversary of the King James Bible - at the Oklahoma City Museum of Art.
Jul
12
2011
Dr. Suzy Weems, RD, chair of family and consumer sciences at Baylor, is quoted about the nutritional value of frozen treats.
Jul
7
2011
Thomas S. Kidd, Baylor history professor and author delivered the message at his mother's church this week.
Jul
7
2011
Study co-author Dr. Bryan Brooks, associate professor of environmental science and biomedical studies and director of environmental health science at Baylor, is quoted.
Jul
7
2011
Column about role of faith in the Founding of America by Dr. Thomas S. Kidd, associate professor of history and senior fellow at Baylor's Institute for Studies of Religion and author of God of Liberty: A Religious History of the American Revolution.
Jul
7
2011
Feature on the Lost Egypt: Ancient Secrets, Modern Science exhibit at Baylor's Mayborn Museum Complex.
Jul
5
2011
Dr. Bryan Brooks, associate professor of environmental science and biomedical studies and director of environmental health science at Baylor, is quoted.
Jul
5
2011
Article quotes Dr. Rodney Stark, Distinguished Professor of the Social Sciences and co-director of the Institute for Studies of Religion at Baylor.
Jul
5
2011
Joe Fulton, an award-winning English professor at Baylor, is quoted on Twain's eventual anti-slavery stance.
Jul
5
2011
Suzy Weems, RD, Ph.D., of Baylor is quoted on diet tricks.
Jul
5
2011
Study co-author Dr. Bryan Brooks, associate professor of environmental science and biomedical studies and director of environmental health science at Baylor, is quoted.
Jul
5
2011
Study co-author Dr. Bryan Brooks, associate professor of environmental science and biomedical studies and director of environmental health science at Baylor, is quoted.
Jul
5
2011
Article about research by Dr. Joe Fulton, professor of English at Baylor University, about Mark Twain's views of slavery and Southern leanings early in his life.
Jul
5
2011
Article about incoming Baylor freshman and high school valedictorian Lizzy Lyons, who is "preparing to be a top-notch Baylor Bear." She will study speech pathology, inspired by her foster sister who has been receiving speech therapy since she was 18 months old.
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