Baylor in the News

In the Spotlight

7/28/2016
July 22, 2016
Column by Thomas S. Kidd, Distinguished Professor of History and associate director of the Institute for Studies of Religion at Baylor, about the watering-down and politicization of the term “evangelical.”

Research

7/28/2016
AUDIO: For this radio news story, Matthew Andersson, Ph.D., assistant professor of sociology in Baylor’s College of Arts & Sciences, was interviewed on research that examined data on parental happiness from the United States and 22 other industrialized countries and found that not only are U.S. parents generally not as happy as non-parents, but the country also has the largest happiness gap between the two groups.
7/28/2016
July 28, 2016
Instead of making a list of forbidden foods and replacing them with less-desirable, albeit lower calorie, options, dieters should focus on the healthy dishes they want to eat, according to research by Meredith David, Ph.D., assistant professor of marketing in Baylor’s Hankamer School of Business and lead author of “Saying ‘No’ to Cake or ‘Yes’ to Kale” in the journal Psychology & Marketing.

Faculty in the News

7/28/2016
July 28, 2017
Column by David A. Smith, Ph.D., senior lecturer in history in Baylor’s College of Arts & Sciences, about how art critics, classical music critics and dance critics have all but vanished from most of major newspapers. “With the disappearance of such voices, an important element of a healthy art scene disappears, too,” Smith writes.
7/28/2016
July 25, 2016
AUDIO: Laura Hernandez, J.D., professor of law at Baylor Law School, was interviewed for this story about a recent settlement with the Texas attorney general’s office that reinstates Mexican consulate cards as acceptable identification for parents to attain birth certificates for their children born in the U.S. Hernandez, an expert on immigration law, founded the Baylor Law Immigration Clinic. This story originally aired on the Texas Standard.

Students

7/28/2016
July 22, 2016
Drew Mackenzie, a junior University Scholar at Baylor, received a Young Scholar Award and $5,000 scholarship from Values & Capitalism, an initiative at the American Enterprise Institute. Working with the oversight of a faculty advisor, Mackenzie’s research project will look at the role of democratic capitalism in upholding man’s dignity, within a context of pluralism. His research will be published next summer on the Values & Capitalism website.

Alumni

7/28/2016
July 26, 2016
Jody Moore, B.S.Ed. (Athletic Training) ’05, will leave for Rio de Janeiro this week as part of the medical staff for the U.S. Olympic Team. Moore will be stationed to one of Team USA’s high-performance training centers and work with some of the American athletes in track and field, water polo, men’s and women’s volleyball and sailing, among other sports.
7/28/2016
July 22, 2016
Susan Bunyard, B.S.Ed. (Education) ’78, a speech-language pathologist who works with preschool and elementary-aged children with speech errors or language deficits, was named Teacher of the Year at Horizon Elementary School in Madison, Alabama.

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