Faculty & Staff News

Oct
22
2014

W. Volleyball. Volleyball Falls to West Virginia in Four Sets

West Virginia hit .263, used seven service aces and out-blocked Baylor 11-7 in a 25-20, 25-21, 22-25, 25-19 win over the Bears Wednesday night at the Ferrell Center.

Oct
22
2014

W. Soccer. Soccer Changes Sunday's Home Finale vs. Texas to 6 P.M. Start

Due to a mutual agreement between both teams, Sunday's Baylor soccer home finale vs. Texas has been changed to a 6 p.m. CT start time.

Oct
22
2014

Acrobatics & Tumbling. Acrobatics & Tumbling Announces 2015 Schedule

Baylor Acrobatics and Tumbling head coach Felecia Mulkey announced her squad's 2015 schedule Wednesday.

Oct
22
2014

How Baylor researchers (and students) are fighting breast cancer

Seeing a lot of pink lately? That’s probably because October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and many organizations take this to mean they should turn their product pink for 31 days. Here at Baylor, however, we prefer a more direct approach. Thanks to a $900,000 grant from the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas, […]

Oct
22
2014

ABC News Radio: The Bigger the Government, the Happier the People?

Oct. 21, 2014
People living in countries with governments that spend more on social services report being more contented, according to a Baylor University study. Cited is research by Patrick Flavin, Ph.D., assistant professor of political science in Baylor’s College of Arts & Sciences, whose study was published in the journal Social Forces. He and other researchers analyzed data from 21 industrialized countries collected by the World Values Survey from 1981 to 2007, with nearly 50,000 respondents. (Terry Goodrich, assistant director of Baylor Media Communications, who covers political science, pitched this initial story in August.)

Oct
22
2014

Keely Tunnell

Sympathies to Baylor student, Keely Tunnell, on the death of her sister, Candice Tunnell, on October 18, 2014.

Oct
22
2014

Market Wired: Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Dallas Announces Officers for Its Board of Directors

Oct. 22, 2014
Christopher B. Trowbridge, J.D., 1998; B.B.A., 1995, was recently named Chairman of the Board of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Dallas. He has been a member of the BGCD board of directors since 2006.

Oct
22
2014

National Forgiveness Day on Oct. 25: Let Bygones Be Bygones for Your Emotional Health

Forgiving — and being forgiven — are good for your emotional health, research has shown, and National Forgiveness Day on Oct. 25 may be a good time to let bygones be bygones and also to make amends.

Oct
22
2014

Science Daily: Pharmaceuticals and the water-fish-osprey food web

Oct. 20, 2014
Ospreys do not carry significant amounts of human pharmaceutical chemicals, despite widespread occurrence of these chemicals in water, according to U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) and Baylor University research. The finding, published by Integrated Environmental Assessment and Management, is the first published study that examines the bioaccumulation of pharmaceuticals in the water-fish-osprey food web. Fish exhibit abnormal behavior and lower levels of anxiety when exposed to drugs used to treat depression and other disorders. A 2012 study by Baylor University researchers found that human data for drug activity can be used to predict surface water concentrations of antidepressants that negatively impact fish behavior. That study was done by Bryan Brooks, Ph.D., professor of environmental science in Baylor’s College of Arts & Sciences. (Tonya Lewis, assistant director of Baylor Media Communications, covers research and faculty in environmental sciences.)

Oct
22
2014

The Arkansas Traveler: ASG Working to Add a Sign Language Course at the UofA

Oct. 22, 2014
Baylor University is mentioned as one of the few universities in the country that offers sign language courses, and Baylor was highlighted for offering a minor in sign language.

Oct
22
2014

The Huffington Post: Protest Music and the Hong Kong Umbrella Revolution

Oct. 21, 2014
Robert Darden, associate professor of journalism, public relations and new media and author of “People Get Ready: A New History of Black Gospel Music” and “Nothing but Love in God’s Water: Black Sacred Music from the Civil War to the Civil Rights Movement," writes about the current Umbrella Revolution happening in Hong Kong, where citizens are protesting the oppression put upon them by the Chinese government. He expects freedom songs such “We Shall Overcome” to soon make an appearance at the protests, as they have at many protests and demonstrations in world history, because of the power and encouragement in the lyrics.

Oct
22
2014

The Washington Examiner: For Obama, Ebola czar not what the doctor ordered

Oct. 22, 2014
Article on the response to President Obama’s appointment of Ron Klain to manage the administration’s response to the deadly virus quotes Martin Medhurst, Ph.D., Distinguished Professor of Rhetoric and Communication and professor of political science in Baylor’s College of Arts & Sciences. “I think Obama has gotten himself caught between not speaking out quickly enough and when he did, it wasn’t really what needed to be said,” Medhurst said.

Oct
22
2014

Voice of America: Ukraine’s Euromaidan Reforms Reveal Deep Divisions

Oct. 20, 2014
Article on the political turmoil in eastern Ukraine quotes Sergiy Kudelia, Ph.D., assistant professor of political science in Baylor’s College of Arts & Sciences. He expects the new parliament in Ukraine to “reflect the political changes that have occurred in most of Ukraine since late 2013.”

Oct
21
2014

M. Golf. Men's Golf Finishes Seventh at Tavistock

The Baylor men's golf team shot 3-under-par 285 in Tuesday's final round to move up one spot and finish in seventh place at 8-under-par 856 at the Tavistock Collegiate Invitational.

Oct
21
2014

M. Tennis. Doubles Tandem Falls Short In USTA/ITA Regional Final

After four straight wins, the Baylor men's tennis doubles pairing of Tony Lupieri and Felipe Rios dropped a 1-6, 7-5, 10-7 decision in the doubles draw final at the USTA/ITA Regional Championships on Tuesday at the George P. Mitchell Tennis Center.

Oct
21
2014

W. Volleyball. Volleyball Looks to Halt Big 12 Skid at Home vs. WVU

The Baylor volleyball team (11-10, 1-5) plays host to Big 12 foe, West Virginia (12-8, 2-4) Wednesday at 6 p.m. at the Ferrell Center.

Oct
21
2014

Homecoming at Baylor isn’t just about football; it’s a family reunion

Why is Homecoming such a big deal at Baylor? Because it’s not just a visit to campus for a football game; it’s a weekend-long family reunion. Here’s how Kathleen Elliott, BA ’95, described it in a note to the university last fall: “My husband and I met at Baylor in 1992. We dated until 1999 […]

Oct
21
2014

Austin American-Statesman: Texas members of US House rake in campaign cash

Oct. 20, 2014
Although few of Texas' 36 congressional races are considered to be seriously competitive, that hasn't stopped lawmakers from raking in serious campaign cash, according to a report by The Dallas Morning News that quotes Patrick Flavin, Ph.D., assistant professor of political science in Baylor’s College of Arts & Sciences. The fund-raising helps build party loyalty, Flavin said. (Terry Goodrich, assistant director of Baylor Media Communications, who covers faculty and research in political science, arranged the interview with Flavin. The story was picked up by The Associated Press and ran in other media outlets.)

Oct
21
2014

Christianity Today: Divinity School for Liberals; Religion's Demise

Oct. 16, 2014
While media reports have highlighted a supposed significant decline in women’s religious attendance, this is not accurate, according to the national Baylor Religion Survey. In 2007, 38 percent of women, compared with 26 percent of men, described themselves as “very religious.” In 2010, 34 percent of women and 25 percent of men said they attended weekly, according to General Social Survey data. “The real story is that across 40 years, there have been only small variations in church attendance,” says Byron Johnson, Ph.D., director of Baylor’s Institute for Studies of Religion. (Terry Goodrich, assistant director of Baylor Media Communications, covers research and faculty in the Institute and pitched this story in September.)