Baylor in the News

In the Spotlight

7/29/2016
July 29, 2016
AUDIO: Story about a group of Texas high school science teachers who have spent the past two weeks at Baylor learning about green chemistry and conducting inquiry-based experiments to test consumer products for environmental toxicity. The workshop is part of a four-year, $4.4 million project called Molecular Design Research Network (MoDRN), funded by the National Science Foundation and Environmental Protection Agency. It includes partners Baylor (environmental science, School of Education), Yale University, George Washington University and the University of Washington. (Lori Fogleman, assistant vice president of Baylor Media Communications, arranged interviews for this story.)

Research

7/29/2016
July 12, 2016
Many diet plans are doomed from the start because dieters tend to adopt the wrong strategies, according to new research from Baylor’s Hankamer School of Business. “Our research shows that instead of creating rules to avoid one’s favorite treats, dieters should focus on eating healthy foods that they enjoy,” said lead author, Meredith David, Ph.D., assistant professor of marketing. “Dieters who restrict themselves from consuming the foods they love most may be setting themselves up for failure.” (Eric Eckert, Baylor Media Communications specialist, pitched this story. He covers Hankamer School of Business research and faculty.)

Baylor in the News

7/29/2016
July 28, 2016
The editorial board of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram commends the use of a new online counseling program called Therapist Assisted Online (TAO) that can bring counseling services to more students at three Texas universities, including Baylor, which will begin the program in the fall. TAO’s interactive tool allows students with mild-to-moderate anxiety or mild-to-moderate depression to work on different strategies for mental health, while counselors keep up with their clients through 10- to 20-minute video sessions.
7/29/2016
July 28, 2016
Waco ISD's Board of Trustees approved a partnership with Baylor University's School of Education and Diana R. Garland School of Social Work that will allow Baylor graduate students to work with elementary students with behavioral challenges. Kristen Padilla-Mainor, director of the Baylor Center for Developmental Disabilities, is quoted. The first two years of the three-year project will focus on implementing behavioral intervention plans, and the third will focus on evaluating the results of those plans, she said.

Faculty in the News

7/29/2016
July 28, 2016
VIDEO: A one-day interactive exhibit by Baylor’s Sleep Neuroscience and Cognition Laboratory offered visitors to Baylor’s Mayborn Museum Complex a look at the importance of each part of the brain, what the brain does while asleep and why losing sleep can affect health. Six tips to help students return to normal sleeping schedules in time for going back to school were suggested by Michael Scullin, Ph.D., lab director and assistant professor of psychology and neuroscience in Baylor’s College of Arts & Sciences. (Terry Goodrich, assistant director of Baylor Media Communications, pitched the exhibit to local media and the sleep tips to national media. She covers psychology and neuroscience faculty and research.)

Students

7/29/2016
July 27, 2016
Sixth news item: Incoming Baylor freshman Madison McClendon of Austin High School is one of seven graduating seniors in Fort Bend ISD who are among 3,000 winners of 2016 College-Sponsored Merit Scholarships.

Alumni

7/29/2016
July 15, 2016
David Stewart, M.A. (Psychology) ’73, Ph.D. (Psychology) ’74, President’s Professor of Marketing and Business Law in the College of Business Administration at Loyola Marymount University, has joined Applied Marketing Science Inc. as an affiliated expert in the firm’s litigation support practice.
7/29/2016
July 27, 2016
Brianna Childs, B.A. (Psychology) '16, will participate in the World Race, a mission trip to 11 countries in 11 months. Following the race in 2017, Childs will pursue an M.Div./M.S.W. dual degree at Baylor.
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