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[Blaine McCormick]
7/1/2015
WACO, Texas (July 1, 2015) – As Independence Day approaches, social media is lighting up with memes and quotes from the nation’s Founding Fathers. But did George Washington, Thomas Jefferson and Benjamin Franklin actually say these things for which they receive so much acclaim? Find out what Baylor's Franklin expert and biographer Blaine McCormick has to say.
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6/24/2015
WACO, Texas (June 24, 2015) – A Baylor University history lists some notable but lesser-known women in American history who might be overlooked as possibilities for the soon-to-be redesigned $10 bill – the first paper currency in more than a century to feature a portrait of a woman.
[Duhrkopf]
6/18/2015
WACO, Texas (June 18, 2015) — In Texas, May turned out to be the wettest month on record as Central Texas slogged through 25 consecutive days of rain, while state rainfall totals reached an astonishing 35 trillion gallons. Those heavy rainfalls have not only affected communities across Texas but have significantly impacted mosquito populations.
[Mark T. Morman]
6/16/2015
WACO, Texas (June 16, 2015) — It’s time for Dad to step up to the plate and take charge of his day rather than sitting back and waiting for the gifts to roll in, says Mark T. Morman, Ph.D., a Baylor University expert in family communication.
[Robert Darden]
6/8/2015
WACO, Texas (June 8, 2015) – Robert F. Darden, professor in Baylor University’s department of journalism, public relations and new media, and former gospel music editor for Billboard magazine, is leading a national movement to preserve the fast-disappearing legacy of African American sacred music on vinyl.
[Chris Hansen]
6/3/2015
WACO, Texas (June 3, 2015) – Chris Hansen, M.F.A., independent filmmaker and chair of the film and digital media department in Baylor University’s College of Arts & Sciences, discusses the challenges for original storytelling and the future of the film industry.
[David A. Smith]
6/3/2015
WACO, Texas (June 3, 2015) – David A. Smith, Ph.D., senior lecturer of history in Baylor University’s College of Arts & Sciences, said Audie Murphy -- movie star and decorated hero of World War II -- displayed post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) long before it was understood.
[Operation Desert Storm]
2/27/2015
WACO, Texas (Feb. 27, 2015) — February 28 marks the 24th anniversary of the cease fire that ended the 1991 Gulf War, also known as Operation Desert Storm. But the end of the war signaled the beginning of a new struggle for thousands of service men and women—their personal battle with Gulf War illness (GWI).
[Chris Hansen1]
2/19/2015
WACO, Texas (Feb. 19, 2015) - Christopher Hansen, M.F.A., independent filmmaker and director of the film and digital media program in Baylor University’s College of Arts & Sciences, discusses this year’s Oscar nominations and the role of gender in filmmaking.
2/5/2015
WACO, Texas (Feb. 5, 2015) -- The explanation by NBC Nightly News anchor Brian Williams that he "misremembered" being aboard a helicopter shot down in Iraq in 2003 is probably "spot on," says a Baylor University memory reconstruction expert.
[Angry Customers]
1/12/2015
WACO, Texas (Jan. 12, 2015) – As long as there are servers in restaurants, there will be disagreeable customers who give them a hard time. Are those customers always right? And how should a server respond?
12/18/2014
WACO, Texas (Dec. 18, 2014) – Baylor University faculty experts are available to work with media to take a look back at 2014 and discuss a number of key happenings, including the events in Ferguson, Missouri following the death of Michael Brown, the Ebola outbreak, ISIS attacks, legal cases, sports stories, consumer behavior, immigration and events in Ukraine.
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12/16/2014
WACO, Texas (Dec. 11, 2014) – Many Americans already have enough “stuff,” and the gift-giving season sometimes adds to that collection of things we really don’t need. Instead of always receiving, how can we resolve to be more generous in the New Year?
[Business Ethics]
11/24/2014
WACO, Texas (Nov. 24, 2014) – Note to venture capitalists: Entrepreneurs are watching to see if you’re naughty or nice.
11/20/2014
Baylor University experts are available to work with media to comment on a variety of holiday topics -- everything from Thanksgiving and Black Friday to gratitude and grief.
[Grief and Friendship]
11/19/2014
WACO, Texas (Nov. 19, 2014) – For many, this Thanksgiving or this Christmas will be the first holiday without a special loved one. The loss of a family member or a friend brings obvious grief. And for those who have the opportunity to interact with a bereaved person, there are often questions: What do I do? What do I say?
[Vivian Gamblian sim lab]
11/13/2014
DALLAS, Texas (Nov. 13, 2014) – In the hospital operating room, everyone has a job to do. The person in the room whose sole purpose is the well-being of the patient – no matter the situation, no matter the circumstance – is the perioperative nurse.
10/22/2014
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.
[Kirk Wakefield, Ph.D.]
10/21/2014
WACO, Texas (Oct. 21, 2014) – The last time the Kansas City Royals were in the World Series (1985), Ronald Reagan was President and a gallon of gas cost less than a buck. So why are baseball fans picking the team to win the 2014 Fall Classic?
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10/14/2014
WACO, Texas (Oct. 14, 2014) – October marks National Cyber Security Awareness Month, and Baylor University has joined a nationwide campaign to encourage vigilance when it comes to being safe online.
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