Baylor in the News

Research

2/8/2016
Feb. 3, 2016
This article about a study on yawning also mentions a Baylor study in 2015 which found that people with psychopathic characteristics are less likely to be affected by “contagious yawning” than those who are empathetic. The Baylor study appeared in the journal Personality and Individual Differences, and Brian Rundle, a doctoral candidate in psychology and neuroscience in the College of Arts & Sciences, was lead researcher. (Terry Goodrich, assistant director of Baylor Media Communications, pitched the story nationally in August 2015. She covers psychology and neuroscience research and faculty.)
2/8/2016
Feb. 5, 2016
This article references 2014 research by James A. Roberts, Ph.D., The Ben H. Williams Professor of Marketing in Baylor’s Hankamer School of Business, which showed college students spend an average of 8-10 hours per day on their mobile phones. (Terry Goodrich, assistant director of media communications, pitched this research story nationally.)

Baylor in the News

2/8/2016
Jan. 26, 2016
Baylor University and Midland College have announced the creation of a formal Baylor Bound transfer agreement that will help students transfer more easily between the two institutions. Baylor President and Chancellor Ken Starr and Midland College President Steve Thomas, Ph.D., signed the partnership agreement during a ceremony in Midland.

Faculty in the News

2/8/2016
Feb. 8, 2016
Philip Jenkins, Ph.D., Distinguished Professor of History in Baylor’s Institute for Studies of Religion (ISR), writes that much of the modern history of Protestantism worldwide has its roots in the climate catastrophe of 1675-85, especially in how famine and plague affected farming and trade and often coincided with religious persecution, exiles and revolts. This is the second in a series of article.
2/8/2016
Feb. 8, 2016
This business column by the Kansas City Star’s Diane Stafford features Anne Grinols, assistant dean for faculty development and college initiatives in Baylor’s Hankamer School of Business, who advises job-seekers to avoid adding “multitasking” to their resumes. (Eric Eckert, Baylor Media Communications specialist, pitched this story idea nationally. He covers faculty and research in the Hankamer School of Business.)

Alumni

2/8/2016
Feb. 7, 2016
René Maciel, M.S.Ed (Educational Psychology) ’91, president of the Baptist General Convention of Texas and president of Baptist University of the Américas in San Antonio, writes about the impact Baylor’s Truett Seminary had on him as it hosted black preaching conferences. “It is a different culture for me and a different style of worship, but we are the body of Christ, and God has used African-American preachers to teach me about the passion to preach,” he writes. He is a former assistant dean at Truett.
2/8/2016
Feb. 3, 2016
Jordan Dunnington, B.A. (Journalism) ’13, was named social media manager for i5 web works in Dallas.
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