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In the Spotlight

7/11/2014
July 10, 2014
A TIME Magazine article highlights a recent Baylor University case study that illustrates how men who experience hot flashes can lessen their frequency and improve sleep quality through hypnotic relaxation therapy. Gary Elkins, Ph.D., director of Baylor's Mind-Body Medicine Research Laboratory and a professor of psychology and neuroscience in Baylor's College of Arts & Sciences, authored the case study and is quoted in the article. (Terry Goodrich, assistant director of Baylor Media Communications, placed this story.)

McLane Stadium News

7/11/2014
July 10, 2014
Column by Shehan Jeyarajah of the “Dallas Morning News” focuses on Baylor’s McLane Stadium and the impact it will have on students, athletic recruitment and the community. The $266-million, 45,000 seat, on-campus stadium is situated prominently on I-35 and will provide easy access for players, students and spectators. McLane Stadium will feature free Wi-Fi access and 16 boat slips for “sailgating.” The stadium is scheduled to open for the Bears season opener on Aug. 31.

Research

7/11/2014
July 10, 2014
VIDEO INCLUDED: Researchers in Baylor’s electrical and computer engineering department in the School of Engineering and Computer Science have partnered with GE researchers to create a “microwave”-style device that can count the calories in food. A prototype has been constructed, and researchers are using it to count the calories in mixtures of oil, water and sugar. (Eric Eckert, Baylor Media Communications specialist, covers the School of Engineering and Computer Science.)

Baylor in the News

7/11/2014
July 10, 2014
Baylor University President and Chancellor Ken Starr announced new staff appointments Thursday as part of the restructuring of his executive leadership team. Tommye Lou Davis, Baylor’s vice president for constituent engagement, will take on additional duties as the president’s chief of staff. Juan Alejandro, current director of internal audit and management analysis, was named interim vice president of governance and risk and chief compliance officer. (Lori Fogleman, assistant vice president of Baylor Media Communications, placed this story.)

Faculty in the News

7/11/2014
July 11, 2014
A feature on Roger Kirk, Ph.D., Distinguished Professor of Psychology and Statistics, Master Teacher of Psychology and Neuroscience in the College of Arts & Sciences, who is preparing for his 56th year of teaching at Baylor. He’s on track to break the previous record of 55 years, held by Rufus Spain, Ph.D., Emeritus Professor of History, who is quoted in the story. David Garland, Ph.D., Baylor’s interim provost, is also quoted about Kirk's commitment to students, his academic discipline and to Baylor itself. (Lori Fogleman, assistant vice president for Baylor Media Communications, helped arrange interviews for this story.)
7/11/2014
July 10, 2014
Kirk Wakefield, Ph.D., The Edwin W. Streetman Professor of Retail Marketing and executive director of sports and entertainment marketing in Baylor's Hankamer School of Business, is quoted in this article about the impact of the World Cup on the U.S. soccer market. “We are now at least one generation in of parents who grew up playing soccer as a child,” Wakefield said. “So, they understand the game and are likely to include their children in the game, particularly compared to the boomers and older generations.” (Eric Eckert, media communications specialist in Baylor Media Communications, covers the Hankamer School of Business and placed Wakefield as a faculty expert.)
7/11/2014
July 11, 2014
Scott Cunningham, Ph.D., associate professor of economics in Baylor's Hankamer School of Business, studies risky behaviors, crime and illicit labor markets. He was interviewed by USA TODAY for this article on the Internet’s role in the surge in prostitution in Silicon Valley. This story appeared in numerous Gannett media outlets throughout the country.

Alumni

7/11/2014
July 10, 2014
Allison Tolman, BFA ‘04, was recently nominated for her first Emmy Award for her acclaimed performance in the FX TV show, "Fargo." She’s up for the award against Academy Award winning actress Kathy Bates, a 1969 graduate of SMU.

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