Alan Jacobs, Ph.D., Distinguished Professor of the Humanities in Baylor’s Honors Program, writes about political parties and the complexity of how/whether defending religious liberty should affect foreign intervention.
In this preview story, Lori Baker, Ph.D., associate professor of anthropology in Baylor’s College of Arts & Sciences and founder of Reuniting Families Project, discusses the work she and her forensic anthropology students conduct in an effort to identify those who died while crossing the U.S.-Mexico border. Baker and her team work in cemeteries in Brooks County, Texas exhuming remains. Afterwards, they return to Baylor to begin the labor-intensive identification process. “We tell ourselves it only takes one to make it worth our effort,” Baker said. The full story will air at 8 p.m. August 28, 2015, on Al Jazeera America.
People with psychopathic traits are less likely to catch a yawn from the sleepy people around them because they tend to lack empathy, according to a Baylor study by Brian Rundel, an Honors College alum and doctoral student in psychology and neuroscience at Baylor’s College of Arts and Sciences. It has long been believed that “contagious yawning” is a deep-seated signal that demonstrates an emotional connection with another person, with yawns shared more easily among family members than strangers.