Baylor in the News

Research

2/11/2016
Feb. 9, 2016
As baby boomers retire and an increasing number of millennials enter the workforce, internal communicators must adapt to accommodate the shift of generations, the rise of internal social media and the development of metrics to determine employee engagement, according to a study by Marlene S. Neill, Ph.D., assistant professor of journalism, public relations and new media in Baylor’s College of Arts & Sciences. (Terry Goodrich, assistant director of Baylor Media Communications, covers faculty and research in the journalism, public relations and new media department.)
2/11/2016
Feb. 3, 2016
A 2015 Baylor University research is cited in an article about a yawning that found women to be more likely to “catch” yawns than men. The Baylor study found that psychopaths, who are known to have less empathy, are less likely to catch yawns from other people. (Terry Goodrich, assistant director of Baylor Media Communications, pitched the story about the Baylor study nationally. She covers psychology and neuroscience research and faculty.)

Faculty in the News

2/11/2016
Feb. 10, 2016
Bryan Shaw, Ph.D., assistant professor of chemistry and biochemistry along with Greg Hamerly, Ph.D., associate professor of computer science in the School of Engineering and Computer Science, developed CRADLE, an app that helps detect rare eye cancer in children. Since then, it has been downloaded more than 40,000 times, with great success in Germany, and has helped parents discover eye problems early on, which means issues can be treated without chemotherapy or radiation. (Tonya B. Lewis, assistant director of Baylor Media Communications, assisted with this interview and has pitched Bryan Shaw’s work nationally since November 2013.)
2/11/2016
Feb. 3, 2016
Article about the dangers of social media quotes Alan Jacobs, Ph.D., Distinguished Professor of Humanities at Baylor University, following his decision to unplug from most social media indefinitely. “I spent about seven years reading replies to my tweets, and more than a decade reading comments on my blog posts,” Jacobs said. “I have considered the costs and benefits, and I have firmly decided that I’m not going to be held hostage to that stuff anymore.” The article addresses how to “use social media Christianly” by holding our smartphones and social media accounts with a loose grip.
2/11/2016
Feb. 10, 2016
Marion Castleberry, Ph.D., professor of theatre arts in Baylor’s College of Arts & Sciences, is quoted in this article about the upcoming first Broadway production of “To Kill a Mockingbird,” Harper Lee’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel. Castleberry wrote a biography of Horton Foote, the Oscar-winning screenwriter of the 1962 film “To Kill a Mockingbird.”
(Terry Goodrich, assistant director of Baylor Media Communications, arranged this interview. She covers theatre arts.)
2/11/2016
Feb. 10, 2016
Richard Duhrkopf, Ph.D., associate professor of biology in Baylor’s College of Arts & Sciences who also serves as regional director for the American Mosquito Control Association, talks about the possibility of the Zika virus coming to Central Texas this summer and discusses the best way to get rid of mosquitoes. (Tonya B. Lewis, assistant director of Baylor Media Communications, covers faculty and research in the biology department.)

Alumni

2/11/2016
Feb. 9, 2016
Michael Dean, M.B.A. '94 (Information Systems Management), has been named the chief technology officer of Zonesty.com, a Houston-based company that helps small and midsize businesses in Texas compare companies to contract with for electricity. Dean will be responsible for leading the advancement of Zonesty’s website and enhancing the residential electricity shopping platform.
2/11/2016
Feb. 4, 2016
After serving in Macau, Dr. Matt Humphries, B.S. (Biology) ’80, recently moved back to the United States and took a job with Bethesda Health Clinic in Tyler, Texas, which provides affordable, high-quality care to people who are working and uninsured as well as others in need.

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