Archived News – August 2011

Arts & Sciences News

Aug
31
2011
A recent survey found that 70% of Americans believe colleges should require their students to take basic courses in core subjects. Yet one report found that fewer than 2% of colleges and universities in the U.S. require even six of the top seven core subjects (composition, literature, foreign language, U.S. government/history, economics, math, and science). …
Aug
30
2011
Students enrolled in Baylor University's newly developed psychology class will focus on an often overlooked aspect of psychology this fall: Positivity.
Aug
30
2011
Article about research by Dr. Curt Nichols, assistant professor of political science, College of Arts and Sciences at Baylor, who looked at how U.S. Presidents ranked according to a statistical analysis of presidential ranking surveys.
Aug
30
2011
Baylor University's division of film and digital media will host a showing of the 2010 documentary "Echotone" from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 1, in Room 101 of Castellaw Communications Center on the Baylor campus.
Aug
29
2011
Dr. Rinn Cloud, the Mary Gibbs Jones Endowed Chair in Textiles at Baylor, and Dr. Jay Yoo, assistant professor of family and consumer sciences, are quoted on Baylor's apparel program and its exploration of body scanners for clothing design.
Aug
29
2011
The Martin Museum of Art at Baylor University will present a new gallery exhibit featuring the works of famed graphic design artist McRay Magleby and oil painter Ann Ekstrom beginning Aug. 30.
Aug
29
2011
Baylor environmental researchers Dr. Spencer Williams and Dr. Bryan Brooks have proposed in a new study a different approach to predict the environmental safety of chemicals.
Aug
29
2011
Students enrolled in Baylor University's newly developed psychology class will focus on an often overlooked aspect of psychology this fall: Positivity.
Aug
29
2011
Article about the research of Samuel Stroope, a Baylor doctoral student in sociology in the College of Arts and Sciences, who found that regardless of a person's educational background, he or she is less likely to approach the Bible in a literal word-for-word fashion when surrounded by a greater number of church members who went to college.
Aug
29
2011
Dr. Curt Nichols, an assistant professor of political science, College of Arts and Sciences at Baylor, is quoted about his statistical analysis of presidential ranking surveys.
Aug
27
2011
TRIPOLI, Libya (AP) -- For 42 years, during the long rule of Moammar Gadhafi, the Libyan government barely even existed: state institutions had little power, the military was kept purposefully weak, tribal divisions were magnified....
Aug
26
2011
St. Louis American, Aug. 25, 2011
Article about the research of Samuel Stroope, a Baylor doctoral student in sociology in the College of Arts and Sciences, who found that regardless of a person's educational background, he or she is less likely to approach the Bible in a literal word-for-word fashion when surrounded by a greater number of church members who went to college.
Aug
26
2011
Dr. Rinn Cloud, the Mary Gibbs Jones Endowed Chair in Textiles and Dr. Jay Yoo, assistant professor of family and consumer sciences are quoted on new technology at Baylor.
Aug
26
2011
Dr. Curt Nichols, an assistant professor of political science, College of Arts and Sciences at Baylor, is quoted about his statistical analysis of presidential ranking surveys.
Aug
26
2011
Baylor environmental researchers Spencer Williams and Bryan Brooks have proposed in a new study a different approach to predict the environmental safety of chemicals.
Aug
26
2011
Waco Tribune-Herald, Aug. 25, 2011
Large-scale images in works by a pioneering graphic designer from Utah and a Fort Worth painter who magnifies miniature household objects go on display at Baylor University's Martin Museum of Art. (SUBSCRIPTION REQUIRED TO READ FULL TEXT)
Aug
26
2011
Dr. Kyle Irwin, Baylor assistant professor specializing in social psychology, is quoted on the allure of nostalgia driven social media.
Aug
25
2011
Dr. Curt Nichols, an assistant professor of political science, College of Arts and Sciences at Baylor, is quoted about his statistical analysis of presidential ranking surveys.
Aug
25
2011
Article about Baylor University student Nathan Hyde, 20, a sophomore mechanical engineering student, and his annual drive with his brother Austin to collect stockpiles of school supplies for families having financial difficulties.
Aug
25
2011
Dr. James Nogalski, professor and director of graduate studies in religion, Baylor's College of Arts & Sciences, is quoted about a new translation of the Bible.
Aug
25
2011
Dr. James Nogalski, professor and director of graduate studies in religion at Baylor University, is quoted about a new translation of the Bible.
Aug
25
2011
Dr. Mia Moody, assistant professor of journalism and media arts at Baylor, is quoted about how reality TV celebrity Kate Gosselin will weather the cancellation of her show by TLC cable network.
Aug
25
2011
Guest column by Dr. Thomas Kidd, associate professor of history, Baylor's College of Arts & Sciences, and senior fellow at Baylor University's Institute for Studies of Religion, about a new report that reveals that nearly a third of the globe's population live in countries where religious persecution increased between 2006 and 2009.
Aug
25
2011
Baylor environmental researchers Spencer Williams and Bryan Brooks have proposed in a new study a different approach to predict the environmental safety of chemicals.
Aug
25
2011
Article on Baylor sociology doctoral candidate Aaron Franzen's findings from the Baylor Religion Survey that frequency of Bible reading is one of the most powerful predictors of attitudes on moral and political issues.
Aug
25
2011
Dr. Kevin Dougherty, associate professor of sociology, College of Arts and Sciences at Baylor, is quoted about mega churches and the transition this particular mega church is going through.
Aug
24
2011
Did you know that the state of Texas annually appoints a poet laureate, state musician, state two-dimensional artist and state three-dimensional artist? Interestingly, two of the Texas Legislature’s four honorees for 2012 have Baylor ties. The 2012 poet laureate, Jan Seale, attended Baylor in the late 1950s, as did her husband, Carl, BM ’58. A …
Aug
24
2011
By merely stepping into a darkened booth, gripping a couple of handles and pushing a "trigger," you one day may be able to virtually try on garments and find the perfect fit -- all without a glance in a mirror. The procedure, which uses a body scanner, is being explored by Baylor University's family and consumer sciences department as the high-tech future for clothing design.
Aug
23
2011
Biblical Recorder, Aug. 19, 2011
Article on Baylor sociology doctoral candidate Aaron Franzen's findings from the Baylor Religion Survey that frequency of Bible reading is one of the most powerful predictors of attitudes on moral and political issues.
Aug
23
2011
Baylor University environmental researchers have proposed in a new study a different approach to predict the environmental safety of chemicals by using data from other similar chemicals.
Aug
18
2011
A new study by Baylor University environmental researchers will look at asthma rates, regional air contaminants, pollution source and contaminant particle size in a Tarrant county school district near Fort Worth.
Aug
18
2011
Samuel Stroope, a research student in the department of sociology is quoted on his study about how educational level affects one's approach to the Bible.
Aug
18
2011
A new book, God of Liberty, by Baylor professor of history Thomas Kidd, is reviewed.
Aug
17
2011
Article quotes Dr. Wade Rowatt, associate professor of psychology and neuroscience at Baylor, about the connection between heat and aggression.
Aug
17
2011
Erin Conaway is the new pastor of Seventh & James Baptist Church, a historic Waco congregation that holds services on ground practically surrounded by Baylor University and student-filled apartments. Conaway earned his BA in English and religion from Baylor in 1997 and his MDiv from Truett Seminary in 2001.
Aug
16
2011
AUDIO LINK INCLUDED. Dr. Stephen Evans, Distinguished Professor of Philosophy and Humanities at Baylor and one of the country's leading experts on Kierkegaard, is interviewed about the influential Danish philosopher, religious thinker and first significant existentialist.
Aug
16
2011
VIDEO LINK INCLUDED. Story about research by Dr. Darryn Willoughby, associate professor of exercise, nutritional biochemistry and molecular physiology at Baylor, who found that a popular nutritional supplement marketed to lead to greater muscle strength through increasing blood flow to the muscle does not live up to the claims.
Aug
16
2011
Baylor University doctoral student Samuel Stroope, a researcher in the department of sociology, has been named recipient of a prestigious award given by the Association for the Sociology of Religion for outstanding student paper.
Aug
16
2011
Article quotes Dr. Bryan Brooks, associate professor of environmental science and water quality expert at Baylor, about how droughts can worsen water quality, causing pollutants and natural toxins to become more potent. Also quoted is Dr. Ken Wilkins, professor of biology and a mammalogist at Baylor, about decline of populations of native rodents during droughts.
Aug
16
2011
Article quotes Dr. Carson Mencken, professor of sociology at Baylor, about people who believe in the paranormal -- such as ghosts and UFOs -- and about how such beliefs are viewed by mainstream and other religions. (Embedded video)
Aug
16
2011
Dr. Wade Rowatt, an associate professor of psychology and neuroscience at Baylor University, is quoted about the connection between heat and violence.
Aug
16
2011
Article about a study conducted by Darryn Willoughby, associate professor of exercise, nutritional biochemistry and molecular physiology at Baylor, that found a does not boost blood flow to the muscle like the bottle suggests.
Aug
16
2011
Reality TV mom Kate Gosselin's show has been canceled, but the single mother of eight is masterful at re-inventing herself and will weather the setback -- in large part because of her savvy with social media, predicts a Baylor University expert on image repair.
Aug
16
2011
Dr. Stephen Evans, University Professor of Philosophy and Humanities at Baylor, will be a guest on "God Talk" on KGO-AM in San Francisco from 7 to 8 a.m. CST on Sunday, Aug. 14. Dr. Evans and show host Brent Walters, a professor in the religious studies program at San Jose State University, will discuss Søren Aabye Kierkegaard and Evans' body of work on the Danish Christian philosopher, theologian and religious author. The interview also will be available later via podcast.
Aug
11
2011
Baylor sociology doctoral candidate Aaron Franzen is interviewed on a nationwide Christian radio network in New Zealand on his findings that frequency of Bible reading was one of the most powerful predictors of attitudes on moral and political issues. He used data from the 2008 Baylor Religion Survey for his study.
Aug
11
2011
Dr. Wade Rowatt, associate professor of psychology and neuroscience, will be quoted in an upcoming story in the Fort Worth Star Telegram about heat and aggressive behavior.
Aug
11
2011
Article about some research that shows prolonged exposure to heat can increase aggression in humans quotes Dr. Wade Rowatt, associate professor of psychology and neuroscience, College of Arts & Sciences at Baylor.
Aug
11
2011
Baylor neuroscientist Matthew Stanford is quoted on his new book " The Biology of Sin: Grace, Hope, and Healing for Those Who Feel Trapped."
Aug
9
2011
Article about research by Dr. Renee Umstattd, assistant professor of health education at Baylor University, regarding older adults and body image.
Aug
9
2011
Dr. Wade Rowatt, associate professor in Baylor's Psychology & Neuroscience department, will be quoted in an upcoming article from the Waco Tribune Herald about the psychology of heat after the major heat wave that has hit the area.
Aug
9
2011
Dr. Barry Hankins, professor of history and church-state studies, College of Arts & Sciences at Baylor, and author of Jesus and Gin: Evangelicalism, the Roaring Twenties and Today's Culture Wars, is quoted on reaction to The Response, a day of prayer and fasting led by Gov. Rick Perry.
Aug
9
2011
Dr. Barry Hankins, professor of history and church-state studies, College of Arts & Sciences at Baylor, and author of Jesus and Gin: Evangelicalism, the Roaring Twenties and Today's Culture Wars, is quoted on reaction to The Response, a day of prayer and fasting led by Gov. Rick Perry.
Aug
9
2011
Article spotlights the "Lost Egypt: Ancient Secrets, Modern Science" exhibit at Baylor's Mayborn Museum as part of the Killeen newspaper's series on 15 trips you can take that are less than 75 miles from Killeen.
Aug
9
2011
Article about research by Dr. Renee Umstattd, assistant professor of health education at Baylor University, regarding older adults and body image.
Aug
9
2011
Article about research by Dr. Renee Umstattd, assistant professor of health education at Baylor University, regarding older adults and body image.
Aug
9
2011
Article about recent federal research grants from the National Science Foundation and the National Endowment for the Humanities awarded to Baylor engineering professor Leslie Wright, chemistry department chair Patrick Farmer and Great Texts professor Sarah-Jane Murray.
Aug
9
2011
Story about the passing of Thomas C. Miller, veteran newsman, teacher and former managing editor of the Houston Chronicle. Miller was editor of the Baylor Lariat while a student. He earned his journalism degree in 1967.
Aug
9
2011
Dr. Renee Umstattd, assistant professor of health education at Baylor University, has released her research regarding older adults and body image.
Aug
3
2011
Dr. Christine Limbers, assistant professor of psychology and neuroscience at Baylor, is quoted about her study on children with ADHD and their quality of life.
Aug
3
2011
Christine Limbers, Ph.D., psychology and neuroscience professor at Baylor, is quoted on her study of ADHD children and their families.
Aug
3
2011
Dr. Thomas Kidd, associate professor of history at Baylor University, is quoted about a book by a Vanderbilt professor who contends America's debt crisis is a spiritual, not political problem.
Aug
3
2011
Baylor sociology doctoral candidate Aaron Franzen used data from the Baylor Religion Survey and found that frequency of Bible reading was one of the most powerful predictors of attitudes on moral and political issues.
Aug
3
2011
Dr. Greg Garrett, professor of English and author of "One Fine Potion: The Literary Magic of Harry Potter," is a guest on the show and discusses reasons for Harry Potter's enduring legacy.
Aug
3
2011
Dr. Sara Dolan, assistant professor of psychology, is quoted in story about a woman who is raising money to increase awareness about drug addiction following a family tragedy.
Aug
3
2011
Dr. Barry Hankins, Baylor University professor of history and expert on the intersection of faith and politics, is quoted about Texas Gov. Rick Perry's upcoming prayer rally in Houston.
Aug
3
2011
Dr. Christine Limbers, assistant professor of psychology and neuroscience at Baylor, is quoted about her study on children with ADHD and their quality of life.
Aug
3
2011
Baylor sociology doctoral candidate Aaron Franzen used data from the Baylor Religion Survey and found that frequency of Bible reading was one of the most powerful predictors of attitudes on moral and political issues.
Aug
3
2011
Dr. Joseph White, professor of biology at Baylor, co-authored a study 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 ran on several science and environment websites.
Aug
3
2011
Christian Van Gorder, an associate professor of Islamic studies at Baylor, is quoted on the teachings of the Quran.
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