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Research

5/28/2015
May 26, 2015
An article focusing on research by James Roberts, Ph.D., The Ben H. Williams Professor of Marketing in Baylor’s Hankamer School of Business, which found that marketers and advertisers who default to the “thin ideal” – the belief that thinner is better – could be alienating up to 70 percent of their audience. "Advertisers need to do a bit more research with their target market. They need to find out what these women are thinking, as related to body size,” Roberts said. (Eric Eckert, Baylor Media Communications specialist, placed this story. He covers faculty and research in the Hankamer School of Business.)
5/28/2015
May 5, 2015
Researchers at Baylor recently found that taking whey and casein protein along with 6 grams of free amino acids before and after workouts saw a greater increase in muscle mass and strength then those who did not consume the protein.

Baylor in the News

5/28/2015
May 28, 2015
The Baylor University Martin Museum of Art will showcase works of art from its permanent collection, including some recent acquisitions, from June 2-17. The recent acquisitions include Lilian Garcia-Roig’s two-canvas painting “Greens on Greens on Yellow” and sculptor Greg Reuter’s cast bronze plates “Grackles,” “Low Tide” and “9-11-2002.” While the exhibit will also feature works by Texas Modern artists from the University of Texas, including David Adickes, Kelly Fearing and Timothy High.

Faculty in the News

5/28/2015
May 26, 2015
According to the Pew Research Center’s recent survey, there was a decline in those that identify as Christian. Byron Johnson, Ph.D., ISR co-director and Distinguished Professor of the Social Sciences, is quoted in the article speaking on why congregants choose to change church membership. "For many of them it's because they're not satisfied. If my needs aren't being met here, I want to go to a church where they will be met," Johnson said. (Terry Goodrich, assistant director of Baylor Media Communications, covers research and faculty in Baylor’s Institute for Studies of Religion.)
5/28/2015
May 28, 2015
David A. Smith, Ph.D., senior lecturer of history in Baylor’s College of Arts & Sciences, talks about the connection between music and the recent events in Baltimore and Waco. He states that in times of violence, cities have turned to music to lift their spirits.

Students

5/28/2015
May 26, 2015
Keller High School senior and valedictorian Jenna White will attend Baylor University in the fall to study biology. White plans to become a physician’s assistant in order to combine her interest in biology and helping people.

Alumni

5/28/2015
May 25, 2015
Baylor graduate Maverick Moore's, M.A. Communication Studies ‘14, film "Shotgun" appeared at the Cannes Film Festival in France. "Shotgun" was not entered in the competition but appeared at the event’s Short Film Corner, a market populated by global film buyers, studio representatives, producers and investors.
5/28/2015
May 28, 2015
Baylor graduate Richard Obousy, Ph.D. in physics ‘08, will move his company CitizenShipper to Austin, Texas as it joins Capital Factory’s incubator program. CitizenShipper is a peer-to-peer shipping service that was founded in 2008 after a $60,000 investment from a Colorado angel investor. Citizenshipper now offers shipping of almost anything from door to door, including items someone may not want to send via FedEx or UPS, including animals or motorcycles.

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