Baylor in the News

Research

5/27/2015
May 23, 2015
The Business Standard, India's leading business daily, published this story about Baylor research, which shows that the use of thin models in advertising could alienate up to 70 percent of the market. The study’s co-author, James Roberts, Ph.D., The Ben H. Williams Professor of Marketing in Baylor University’s Hankamer School of Business, is quoted. "For those who did not ascribe to the thin ideal, model size did not play a part in ad effectiveness," Roberts said. (Eric Eckert, Baylor Media Communications specialist, placed this story. He covers faculty and research in the Hankamer School of Business.)
5/27/2015
May 27, 2015
AUDIO: A feature on Gary Elkins, Ph.D., professor of psychology and neuroscience in Baylor’s College of Arts & Sciences, who has recently been using hypnotic audio recordings to help his patients reduce pain. Specifically, his research has focused on using clinical hypnosis to treat symptoms that postmenopausal women face, like hot flashes and an inability to sleep. (Terry Goodrich, assistant director of Baylor Media Communications, who covers faculty and research in psychology and neuroscience, placed this story.)

Baylor in the News

5/27/2015
May 27, 2015
Article about how inspirational commencement addresses get new life – online and through two new published collections of some of the greatest hits among graduation speeches of the last 15 years – quotes Lois Ferguson, president of the North American Association of Commencement Officers and manager of commencement and facilities planning at Baylor. At their best, the addresses should be "inspiring, challenging, motivational and not too long," Ferguson said.

Faculty in the News

5/27/2015
May 25, 3015
AUDIO LINK INCLUDED: Interview with Greg Garrett, Ph.D., professor of English in Baylor’s College of Arts and Sciences and author of “Entertaining Judgment: The Afterlife in Popular Imagination,” about why the idea of an afterlife seriously influences how we live our lives on Earth. Garrett’s interview begins at the 18:00 mark. (Terry Goodrich, assistant director of Baylor Media Communications, covers research and faculty in the English department.)
5/27/2015
May 25, 2015
AUDIO: Audie Murphy used to get as much fan mail as Rock Hudson, but now, David A. Smith, Ph.D., senior lecturer of history in Baylor University’s College of Arts & Sciences, is hard pressed to find two students in his classes who know who Murphy was or why he was famous. Smith, who is the featured guest on the TPR show, said Murphy was one of the first soldiers to talk openly about what we now call PTSD. Murphy suffered from night terrors, slept with a gun under his pillow and self-medicated with sleeping pills to which he would become addicted. Smith is the author of "The Price of Valor: The Life of Audie Murphy, America's Most Decorated Hero Of World War II." (Terry Goodrich, assistant director of Baylor Media Communications, pitched Smith as an expert source. Goodrich covers history faculty and research.)
5/27/2015
May 22, 2015
Religion is not dying in America or anywhere else in the world, although more people are indicating “none” when asked their religious affiliation. This editorial states that the number of people indicating no religious affiliation may be inflated and cites research by scholars in Baylor’s Institute for Studies of Religion (ISR). Mentioned in the article is Rodney Stark, Ph.D., ISR co-director and Distinguished Professor of the Social Sciences; Gordon Melton, Ph.D., Distinguished Professor of American Religious History in ISR; Byron Johnson, Ph.D., ISR co-director and Distinguished Professor of the Social Sciences. (Terry Goodrich, assistant director of Baylor Media Communications, covers research and faculty in Baylor’s Institute for Studies of Religion.)
5/27/2015
May 25, 2015
AUDIO: In this podcast, Trent Dougherty, Ph.D., assistant professor of philosophy in Baylor’s College of Arts & Sciences, speaks on his conversion to Christianity and the “problem of evil”—the question of “if God is perfect, and perfectly good, then why do so many terrible things happen?”

Students

5/27/2015
May 26, 2015
Greenhouse Scholars, a program that provides personal and financial support to high-performing, under-resourced college students invited 30 college-bound students to its program. These students, who are part of the 2019 graduation class, will be attending top-tier colleges and universities, including Baylor.
5/27/2015
May 24, 2015
Baylor sophomore Rachael Larson, a business and marketing major from Aledo, is the 2015 recipient of the Baylor Round Table student scholarship. The scholarship awarded Larson $6,500 for the upcoming school year at its annual style show on May 5.

Alumni

5/27/2015
May 26, 2015
Baylor graduate and baseball and football star Andrew (Jack) Lummus was recognized by the Daily Trojan as being an athlete who served. Lummus played professional football for the New York Giants before joining the Marine Corps in World War II. Lummus rose to the ranks of first lieutenant and led troops in storming the beaches of Iwo Jima. Lummus was mortally wounded in the battle after losing both his legs. He was posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor for his courage.
5/27/2015
May 27, 2015
Baylor graduate Joe Cestari, B.S. (computer engineering) ’84, joined Kinetic Systems, Inc., as the new President of the Americas. Cestari has 30 years of high technology industry experience and recently served as president of Total Facility Solutions, Inc.

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