Faculty & Staff News

Jan
28
2015

Acrobatics & Tumbling. A&T Picked Second in Preseason Poll

The Baylor Acrobatics & Tumbling team is picked to finish second in the recently released National Collegiate Acrobatics & Tumbling Association (NCATA) Preseason Coaches' Poll.

Jan
28
2015

BBC Radio (United Kingdom): Sound sleep in youth and middle age pays off over time

Jan. 24, 2015
AUDIO: Michael Scullin, Ph.D., director of Baylor’s Sleep Neuroscience and Cognition Laboratory, is featured in a Q&A session with the BBC's Stephen Nolan about how and why sound sleep in youth and middle age can benefit people’s memory in old age. Scullin, assistant professor of psychology and neuroscience in Baylor’s College of Arts & Sciences, examined 50 years of sleep research and was lead author in an article published in the journal Perspectives on Psychological Science. The Q&A begins at 1:52:12 and runs through 1:59:38. (Terry Goodrich, assistant director of Baylor Media Communications, pitched and placed this story. She covers psychology and neuroscience.)

Jan
28
2015

Business Insider: A Rare Glimpse Inside The Life And Mind Of Oracle CEO Mark Hurd

Jan. 25, 2015
An in-depth look into the success and business background of Oracle CEO Mark Hurd, B.B.A. ’79. Hurd attended Baylor University on a tennis scholarship and is currently a member of the Board of Regents.

Jan
28
2015

Center for Astrophysics, Space Physics & Engineering Research (CASPER) Presents Spring Seminar Series

WACO, Texas (Jan. 28, 2015) – Baylor University’s Center for Astrophysics, Space Physics & Engineering Research (CASPER) will welcome several distinguished guest speakers as part of its spring seminar series.

Jan
28
2015

Health Magazine: How You Might Be Sabotaging Your Relationship Without Realizing It

Jan. 28, 2015
Article about a study by Keith Sanford, Ph.D., associate professor of psychology and neuroscience in Baylor's College of Arts & Sciences, that showed how withdrawal or expecting a spouse or lover to read one’s mind are two strategies that can harm relationships during conflicts. Sanford’s research was published in Psychological Assessment, the journal of the American Psychological Association. Health Magazine has a circulation of 1.3 million. (Terry Goodrich, assistant director of Baylor Media Communications, pitched and placed this story. She covers psychology and neuroscience research and faculty.)

Jan
28
2015

HealthDay: Good Sleep in Middle Age May Pay Benefits Later

Jan. 27, 2015
Article about a review of 50 years of sleep research by Michael Scullin, Ph.D., director of Baylor's Sleep Neuroscience and Cognition Laboratory and assistant professor of psychology and neuroscience in the College of Arts & Sciences, that found that sleeping well during youth and middle age may be an "investment" that leads to better mental functioning later in life. HealthDay is a leading producer and syndicator of evidence-based health news for consumers and medical professionals and is featured on more than 5,000 websites. (Terry Goodrich, assistant director of Baylor Media Communications, pitched and placed this story. She covers psychology and neuroscience research and faculty.)

Jan
28
2015

Kathy Svrcek

Sympathies to staff member Kathy Svrcek, student account services, on the death of her mother, Dorothy Gassaway on January 27, 2015.

Jan
28
2015

Military Times: Study links genetics, anti nerve-agent pills to Gulf War illness

Jan. 27, 2015
Article about a recent study published in the journal Environmental Health by epidemiologist Lea Steele, Ph.D., research professor in Baylor’s Institute of Biomedical Studies, and a team of researchers who found the first direct evidence between Gulf War illness and a genetic factor that can render some individuals more susceptible to adverse effects of certain chemicals. The Military Times has a circulation of nearly 238,000 current and former U.S. military personnel. It is part of the Military Times Media Group, which includes the Army, Navy, Air Force and Marine Corps Times. (Tonya Lewis, assistant director of Baylor Media Communications, covers biomedical studies and pitched and placed this national research story.)

Jan
28
2015

More sleep now means better memory later, says Baylor research

It might be time for you to turn out the lights and hit the sack. Dr. Michael K. Scullin, a Baylor professor and director of the university’s Sleep Neuroscience and Cognition Laboratory, has linked lack of sleep to a poorly-functioning memory, and says a good night’s sleep will help with memory not only tomorrow, but also 40, […]

Jan
28
2015

The Knoxville Times: Genes, environment play role in 'drinking' during adolescence and beyond

Jan. 26, 2015
Genes and environment contribute to the link between drinking alone or under peer pressure, according to a study published in Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research. One of the researchers was Shawn J. Latendresse, assistant professor of psychology and neuroscience in Baylor’s College of Arts & Sciences. (Terry Goodrich, assistant director of Baylor Media Communications, covers psychology and neuroscience research and faculty.)

Jan
28
2015

The Real News: Death Toll in Ukraine at Five Thousand as the Ceasefire Breaks Down

Jan. 28, 2015
VIDEO EMBEDDED: Sergiy Kudelia, Ph.D, assistant professor of political science in Baylor’s College of Arts & Sciences, recently returned from a trip to the eastern regions in Ukraine and says the most recent outbreak is the worst violence to date. He says the ceasefire is dependent on the continuation of the negotiations. The Real News is a global video online news network. (Terry Goodrich, assistant director of Baylor Media Communications, covers political science research and faculty.)

Jan
28
2015

Waco Tribune-Herald: Officials break ground on Brazos River wetland to be used by scientists

Jan. 27, 2015
Federal and local officials broke ground on the Brazos River Demonstration Wetland, a project whereby 12 acres around the Waco Metropolitan Area Regional Sewer System will be used to tests methods of waste removal. The $2.5 million project, which will open this summer, was created as a partnership among the city, Baylor University, the U.S. Geological Survey and the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation.

Jan
27
2015

M. Basketball. Baylor, Oklahoma State Postgame Notes

Oklahoma State 64, Baylor 53

Jan
27
2015

M. Basketball. No. 20 Men's Basketball Falls to Oklahoma State, 64-53

Lester Medford scored 13 points, Taurean Prince added 12 and Rico Gathers added 11 points and 11 rebounds for Baylor (15-5, 3-4), which had won four of five. Baylor shot just 34.5 percent from the field and posted a season-low point total.

Jan
27
2015

W. Basketball. Baylor, TCU Postgame Notes

Baylor 89, TCU 67

Jan
27
2015

W. Basketball. No. 3 WBB Tops TCU, 89-67, for 18th Consecutive Win

Nina Davis had 24 points and 11 rebounds as No. 3 Baylor stretched its winning streak to 18 in a row with an 89-67 victory at TCU on Tuesday night.

Jan
27
2015

M. Tennis. Men's Tennis Readies to Face Louisiana-Lafayette

The sixth-ranked Baylor's men's tennis team will continue its 2015 dual-match season by hosting No. 73 Louisiana-Lafayette at 3 p.m. Thursday at the Hurd Tennis Center.

Jan
27
2015

Softball. Record 14 Games Set to Be Televised for SB in 2015

Fresh off a 2014 Women's College World Series run, the Baylor softball team will be spending more time on the television screen in 2015 than ever before.

Jan
27
2015

W. Soccer. Soccer Announces 2015 Spring Schedule

Baylor soccer will play five exhibition matches this spring from March 28 to April 26, the program announced Tuesday.

Jan
27
2015

Baylor THIS MATTERS Panel to Discuss Charlie Hedbo, Faith and Freedom of Speech

WACO, Texas (Jan. 27, 2015) -- THIS MATTERS, a series of dialogues at Baylor University that connect leaders from diverse perspectives to offer context to society's most challenging questions, will explore the intersection of freedom of speech, religion and the role of satire in society during a panel discussion at 5 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 26, in the SUB Den.