Baylor in the News

In the Spotlight

7/21/2017
July 21, 2017
The Baylor University Board of Regents held its first meeting since adopting a slate of best-practice governance reforms that enhance operations, Board diversity, open communication and constituent representation. It also was the first official meeting for Baylor President Linda A. Livingstone, Board Chair Joel T. Allison, B.A. ’70, and seven new Board members. Actions taken by the Board included approving two new academic programs (B.S.Ed./M.S. in All-Level Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy and an Executive LL.M. in Litigation Management through Baylor Law School), authorizing a final $2 million pledge payment as part of an affiliation agreement with Baylor College of Medicine and setting tuition and fees for 2018-2019. The Board also appointed a new alumni-elected Regent – Gordon Wilkerson, B.B.A. ’82, of Lubbock – who will serve a nine-month term before proceeding through the election process.

Research

7/21/2017
July 20, 2017
This article about the possibility of taxing and regulating robots and artificial intelligence cites a study by Baylor sociologist Paul McClure. In his analysis of technology-fueled anxiety, McClure found that 37 percent of Americans fit the definition of a “technophobe” and are more worried about losing their job to a robot than they are about a romantic breakup or public speaking.

Baylor in the News

7/21/2017
July 19, 2017
Baylor University is among 15 colleges and universities that have an explicitly Christian worldview that made it on the Chronicle of Higher Education's 2017 "Great Colleges to Work For" list.
7/21/2017
July 20, 2017
Bruce Gietzen, who most recently served as Waco ISD’s spokesman after a long career as a local news anchor, will join Baylor University’s department of journalism, public relations and new media as director of student publications. Gietzen will oversee the Baylor Lariat, the yearbook and Focus magazine, and expanding the students’ video and broadcasting opportunities.

Faculty in the News

7/21/2017
July 20, 2017
An essay by Alan Jacobs, Ph.D., Distinguished Professor of the Humanities in the Honors Program at Baylor’s Honors College, is cited in this Washington Post column about how “food consumption is an especially sensitive topic, in large part, because food itself is an especially sensitive issue — if we are what we eat, we are also judged by what we eat.”
7/21/2017
July 18, 2017
AUDIO: On this episode of Shout! Black Gospel Music Moments, Baylor journalism professor Robert Darden features Gospel music's most prolific artist, the Rev. James Cleveland. Darden is founder of Baylor’s Black Gospel Music Restoration Project, which provides the sounds and stories for this weekly radio program.
7/21/2017
July 19, 2017
Terry S. Maness, D.B.A., dean of Baylor University’s Hankamer School of Business, is serving on the board of directors of AACSB International (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business), the world's largest business education alliance that connects students, academia and business.
7/21/2017
July 19, 2017
Andy Hogue, Ph.D., senior lecturer in the Honors College and director of Baylor’s Social Innovation Collaborative and the Philanthropy & Public Service Program, penned this column on the theory behind social innovation. This fall, Baylor will launch five new social innovation labs, a diverse array of transdisciplinary projects that aim to discover and develop new ways of promoting hope and human flourishing.

Students

7/21/2017
July 20, 2017
VIDEO: Incoming Baylor freshman Alicia Martinez earned a scholarship from the McLennan County Sheriff’s Office Law Enforcement Association. Martinez, daughter of a county jail employee, plans to major in social work with the hope of serving the community like her dad does. “To see that he's proud of what he's doing makes me want to go out and figure out what's going to make me proud of my work so, it's pretty inspiring,” said Martinez.

Alumni

7/21/2017
July 20, 2017
Matt DeLorenzo, B.B.A. (Computer Information Systems) '95, has been appointed vice president, strategic accounts & workforce solutions for MDI Group, a national IT staffing and recruiting firm.
7/21/2017
July 19, 2017
Terry Welty, M.B.A. ’99, has joined PatientPop, maker of an all-in-one practice growth software for healthcare providers, as senior vice president of marketing.

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