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5/5/2015
May 4, 2015
Baylor awarded $75,000 in grants to 14 local nonprofit groups selected by students in a spinoff of a course on philanthropy and informed charitable giving the school launched last fall. Funding for the spring semester of "Philanthropy and the Public Good" was provided by Aramark Corp., Baylor's food services vendor, plus gifts from Houston-area alumni Mark (B.B.A. '87) and Shannon (B.A. '87) Leyerle, and Chris (B.B.A. '91) and Kristin Wallis. Quoted are Andy Hogue, Ph.D., lecturer in political science and director of Civic Education and Community Service Program in Baylor's College of Arts & Sciences, and Elisa Moore, a junior Baylor Business Fellow from Houston. (Lori Fogleman, assistant vice president for Baylor Media Communications, covers university initiatives and placed this story.)
5/5/2015
May 4, 2015
VIDEO: Baylor students taking part in the spring semester’s "Philanthropy and the Public Good" class announced $75,000 in grants to 14 nonprofit organizations. Funding for the spring semester of “Philanthropy and the Public Good” was provided by Aramark Corp., Baylor's food services vendor, plus gifts from Houston-area alumni Mark (B.B.A. '87) and Shannon (B.A. '87) Leyerle, and Chris (B.B.A. '91) and Kristin Wallis. Interviewed is Taylor Hoogendoorn, a senior Baylor Business Fellow from Elmhurst, Illinois. (Lori Fogleman, assistant vice president for Baylor Media Communications, covers university initiatives and placed this story.)
5/5/2015
AUDIO LINK INCLUDED: Students in Baylor’s Philanthropy and the Public Good class presented $75,000 in grants to 14 different local nonprofit groups, such as World Hunger Relief and The Waco Civic Theater, during a ceremony yesterday at McLane Stadium. Includes comments from Maria Dillman, a senior Baylor Business Fellow from Lake Geneva, Wisconsin. Funding for the spring semester of "Philanthropy and the Public Good" was provided by Aramark Corp., Baylor's food services vendor, plus gifts from Houston-area alumni Mark (B.B.A. '87) and Shannon (B.A. '87) Leyerle, and Chris (B.B.A. '91) and Kristin Wallis. (Lori Fogleman, assistant vice president for Baylor Media Communications, covers university initiatives and placed this story.)

Research

5/5/2015
April 28, 2015
According to a study done by physical therapy researchers, including John D. Childs, Ph.D., P.T., associate professor and director of research in the U.S. Army-Baylor University Doctoral Program in Physical Therapy, early physical therapy after an initial episode of acute, nonspecific lower back pain resulted in substantially lower costs and reduced use of healthcare resources during a two-year period. "Physical therapy as the starting point of care in your low back pain episode can have significant positive implications," Childs said.

Baylor in the News

5/5/2015
Eight seniors from the computer science department in Baylor's School of Engineering and Computer Science on Monday debuted two video games they developed during the spring semester as part of their gaming capstone course. The event drew more than 100 people, including students from area high schools. Matthew Fendt, Ph.D., Baylor lecturer in computer science, and several Baylor students are quoted in the story. (Eric Eckert, Baylor Media Communications specialist, pitched and placed this story. He covers the School of Engineering and Computer Science.)
5/5/2015
May 4, 2015
Senior students in Baylor's School of Engineering and Computer Science’s computer science department demonstrated the video games they've created in their capstone course. Baylor's program allows students to understand the development behind video game technology as well as the artistic side of production. "They had to work together as a collaborative unit to make these games as well as prove they can do each of them individually," said Aaron Thibault, a lecturer at Baylor and vice president of product development for Gearbox Software. Baylor student Jesse Clary also was interviewed for the story. (Eric Eckert, Baylor Media Communications specialist, pitched and placed this story. He covers the School of Engineering and Computer Science.)

Faculty in the News

5/5/2015
May 4, 2015
Review of the commentary "Psalms," co-authored by Bill Bellinger, Ph.D., professor and chair of religion in Baylor’s College of Arts & Sciences. The book is "a rare gem," combining "accurate and disciplined scholarship with fresh theological insight in a discussion that is clear and accessible to a broad audience," the reviewer writes.
5/5/2015
May 1, 2015
Richard Rankin Russell, Ph.D., professor of English in Baylor's College of Arts & Sciences, has won the Robert Penn Warren-Cleanth Brooks Award for outstanding literary scholarship and criticism for his book "Seamus Heaney's Regions," a study of the Irish poet Seamus Heaney. The award is presented each year by the Robert Penn Warren Center at Western Kentucky University in Bowling Green. He joined the Baylor faculty in 2001 and chairs the Beall Poetry Festival.
5/5/2015
May 3, 2015
Philip Jenkins, Ph.D., Distinguished Professor of History in Baylor's Institute for Studies of Religion, examines two accounts in the Gospel of John about Jesus’ appearance after his Resurrection: one in which he comes to the disciples in a locked room, and another in which he joins them at the Sea of Galilee. The writer of the first account no doubt intended the first as a conclusion, but almost certainly, a later editor or compiler added the narrative of the seaside encounter — probably based on earlier texts, Jenkins writes. "If there was one thing early Christians believed with absolute conviction, it was that Jesus was raised . . . Whatever materials the editor of John had to hand, he could not bear to part with either narrative." (Terry Goodrich, assistant director of Baylor Media Communications, covers ISR faculty and research.)
5/5/2015
May 1, 2015
The American Psychological Association (APA) has announced the debut issue of Translational Issues in Psychological Science (TPS), the first journal developed and co-published through a partnership between graduate students and mentors. Michael Scullin, Ph.D., assistant professor of psychology and neuroscience in Baylor’s College of Arts & Sciences, served on the student committee at the time at the time of its formation. Scullin, who is quoted, is largely credited with the original idea of the journal’s formation. (Terry Goodrich, assistant director of Baylor Media Communications, covers research and faculty in psychology and neuroscience.)

Alumni

5/5/2015
May 4, 2015
Article featuring a summary of the latest work of Lisa Giocomo, B.A. '02, Ph.D., assistant professor of neurobiology at Stanford University's School of Medicine. Giocomo studies how our brains represent and remember our environment. Her lab focuses on special neurons that make up an internal "neural navigation system." Giocomo is quoted.

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