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Research

2/17/2017
Feb. 16, 2017
Colleen Peters, an environmental sciences doctoral student in Baylor's College of Arts & Sciences, found sunfish in the Brazos River are being negatively affected by the litter in the river. Peters said that 45 percent of the fish she studied had “microplastics” in their guts and 96 percent of the plastics in the sunfish were microfibers. Peters caught hundreds of fish in the Brazos between Lake Whitney and the Falls of the Brazos near Marlin. (Tonya Lewis, assistant director of Baylor Media Communications, covers the environmental sciences department.)
2/17/2017
Feb. 16, 2017
Steven Forman, Ph.D., professor of geosciences in Baylor’s College of Arts & Sciences, is quoted in this article about the Iron Age Spike, a time in Earth’s history were its magnetic field increased dramatically. Forman’s research on Hall’s Cave in Texas, where he found evidence of a magnetic spike about 3,000 years ago, is mentioned.

Faculty in the News

2/17/2017
Feb. 13, 2017
Essay about controlling technology in our lives cites seven tips from James A. Roberts, Ph.D., The Ben H. Williams Professor of Marketing in Baylor’s Hankamer School of Business, about how to take control of your digital life.
2/17/2017
Feb. 16, 2017
James Ellor, Ph.D., professor in Baylor’s Diana R. Garland School of Social Work, is quoted in this article about depression and grief. Ellor, a nationally known expert in those areas, said it's actually better for people to get through the early stages after trauma or grief without medicine. "They sort of need to go through it," Ellor said. (Eric Eckert, assistant director of Media Communications, covers faculty experts and research in the Diana R. Garland School of Social Work.)
2/17/2017
Feb. 16, 2017
VIDEO: A Baylor University film will be among 83 short films and six feature films from some 40 filmmakers are being screened at The Deep in the Heart Film Festival through Sunday at the Waco Hippodrome. “Blur Circle,” the opening film on Thursday, was directed by Chris Hansen, chair of Baylor’s department of film and digital media, and written by Brian Elliott, Baylor senior lecturer of film and digital media.

Alumni

2/17/2017
Feb. 16, 2017
Jennifer Grisham, B.A. (English), ’08, provides Christian-based anecdotes on singleness to share with married couples.
2/17/2017
Feb. 13, 2017
Holly Elliott, B.A. (Biology) '02 has been named vice president of women's and children's services at HCA Gulf Coast Division. She previously served as vice president and chief operations officer at Children's Memorial Hermann Hospital in Houston.

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