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[Jim Roberts]
WACO, Texas (Oct. 20, 2016) – Yes, you spend a lot of time on social media. You might even check your phone every few minutes to see how many people have liked your latest Facebook post. But are you addicted?
[Scary Movies]
WACO, Texas (Oct. 13, 2016) — James Kendrick, Ph.D., associate professor of film and digital media in Baylor University’s College of Arts & Sciences, is a Hollywood film historian and an expert on cult and horror films. While horror is not everyone’s favorite genre, Kendrick says, horror films are known to have a universal appeal.
WACO, Texas (Oct. 12, 2016) – This Halloween, a Baylor creative writing professor is urging readers to resurrect their interest in short stories.
WACO, Texas (Sept. 30, 2016) –Baylor University students helped a class of Marlin ISD third-graders learn about the world of possibilities, both literally and figuratively, beyond the walls of their classroom.
[Rispoli Mapmaker]
WACO, Texas (Sept. 15, 2016) – “Can you afford a lawyer?” That’s the first question Stephen Rispoli, assistant dean of student affairs and pro bono programs at Baylor Law School, asks when he speaks about the access-to-justice gap – the staggering number of Americans who have basic legal needs but cannot afford the services of an attorney.
[Texas School Breakfast Report Card]
WACO, Texas (Sept. 14, 2016) – More Texas students than ever are starting their school days fueled for success with a school breakfast. And in a state where more than one in four children are food insecure, the public school system continues to grow as a primary infrastructure for reigning in childhood hunger, according to the third edition of the Texas School Breakfast Report Card, compiled by Baylor University’s Texas Hunger Initiative (THI).
[Kuehl with instruments]
WACO, Texas (Sept. 6, 2016) – Joseph Kuehl, Ph.D., assistant professor of mechanical engineering in Baylor’s School of Engineering and Computer Science, is partnering with a team of scientists to try to understand what caused a “large-scale mortality event” in July at the Flower Garden Banks National Marine Sanctuary.
[Darden next to records]
WACO, Texas (Sept. 6, 2016) — When the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC) opens Sept. 24 in Washington, D.C., an exhibit featuring African-American musical history will include materials from a Baylor University search-and-rescue mission to save recordings from the “Golden Age” of American black gospel music.
[Chubby Chums]
WACO, Texas (Aug. 16, 2016) — People trying to shed pounds — but who hang out with heavier pals regularly — are more likely to lose weight if they include thinner people in their social lives, according to a study by a Baylor University researcher.
[Move In]
WACO, Texas (August 10, 2016) — Tens of thousands of parents of new college freshmen will experience something new in the next few weeks: silence.
[sleeping girl]
WACO, Texas (July 27, 2016) — Students soon will leave behind the lazy summer days and go back to school, leaping — or crawling — out of bed when that early alarm clock goes off. Michael Scullin, Ph.D., director of a Baylor sleep lab, suggests six ways to ease the transition.
[Amy Ames]
WACO, Texas (July 27, 2016) — Music or biology, journalism or math? Whether you are an incoming freshman or a returning student, choosing a major and career path can be daunting, but employing a few key strategies can help.
[Mia Moody]
WACO, Texas (July 20, 2016) - Live Facebook video of the sniper shootings of Dallas police officers, as well as a woman’s video capturing the fatal shooting of her boyfriend during a stop by police, also are being streamed by media such as The Washington Post.
[Summer Slide]
WACO, Texas (July 20, 2016) – Summer may be a time of fun and rest for students, but too much relaxation can lead to the “summer slide,” or loss of academic skills over the summer.
[iCivics Karon and Brooke]
WACO, Texas (July 19, 2016) — As Republicans and Democrats gather at national conventions to nominate their official presidential candidates, commentators and talking heads will abound on all forms of media critiquing the candidates’ every move, every speech and every tweet. It can be overwhelming and difficult to understand for adults, but imagine if you are among the youngest Americans—children.
WACO, Texas (July 15, 2016) — Terrorism scholar Philip Jenkins of Baylor University was horrified, but not surprised, to learn that a truck mowed down people during a celebration in Nice, France, killing more than 80 and injuring dozens.
WACO, Texas (June 30, 2016) — This Fourth of July marks the 240th anniversary of the day the Declaration of Independence was adopted. This year, in addition to firing up the grill and donning red, white and blue, why not pick up a book?
WACO, Texas (June 21, 2016) – The nation is on high alert for the Zika virus – and rightfully so, said Richard Duhrkopf, Ph.D., associate professor of biology in Baylor’s College of Arts & Sciences and nationally recognized expert on mosquitoes.
[Move in]
WACO, Texas (June 10, 2016) — The transition from high school to college can be as difficult for parents as it is for the students leaving the house.
[Kuehl with instruments]
WACO, Texas (June 8, 2016) – “By increasing our understanding of boundary layer dynamics on the ocean floor, specifically over the Texas shelf break, we will be able to better predict the transport of materials like heavy oil pollutants,” said Joseph Kuehl, Ph.D., assistant professor of mechanical engineering in Baylor’s School of Engineering and Computer Science.
[Nature and religion]
WACO, Texas (June 1, 2016) — June is national Great Outdoors Month, and that may have religious implications as people spend more time outside — in particular if they live in counties with beautiful weather and scenery. Such areas have lower rates of membership with religious organizations.
WACO, Texas (May 25, 2016) — Scattered across Baylor University’s campus are more than 140 granite memorial lampposts — silent stone sentinels that each bear a plaque commemorating a Baylor student who was killed in service.
WACO, Texas (May 19, 2016) – Most people believe “pro bono” means “for free.”
[Angela Reed]
WACO, Texas (May 4, 2016) – For many people, the National Day of Prayer (May 5) might be the perfect time to reexamine, reassess – and maybe even reignite – their prayer lives.
[Harriat Tubman]
WACO, Texas (April 20, 2016) — Moments after she got off the phone Wednesday with U.S. Treasury officials, Kimberly Kellison, Ph.D., chair and associate professor of Baylor University’s history department, said she was “excited and appreciative” about the announcement that abolitionist Harriet Tubman’s portrait will replace former President Andrew Jackson's on the front of the $20 bill.
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