WACO, Texas (April 15, 2014)—Which is better for learning — small groups or full-classroom instruction? Does individual teacher attention really improve a struggling student’s reading? How do you get rambunctious boys to behave?
Baylor University Professor Receives Grant to Help Settle Long-standing Water Quality Dispute Between Oklahoma and Arkansas
WACO, Texas (April 3, 2014) -- Ryan S. King, associate professor of biology in Baylor’s College of Arts and Sciences, was awarded a $600,000 grant to estimate the appropriate phosphorus level in the Illinois River and nearby rivers and streams and help settle an on-going legal dispute between Oklahoma and Arkansas that reached all the way to the Supreme Court in 1992.
WACO, Texas (March 31, 2014) -- People who are materialistic are more likely to be depressed and unsatisfied, in part because they find it harder to be grateful for what they have, according to a study by Baylor University researchers.
New Study by Baylor University Professor Reveals Early Strength Training Can Decrease Heart Health Risks in Children
WACO, Texas (March 31, 2014) – Early strengthening activities can lead to a decrease in cardiometabolic health risks in children and adolescents, according to results of a new study by a Baylor University professor and a team of researchers.
Nearly Half of Pregnant Low-Income Women Do Not Want to Be Sent Home From Hospital After Diagnosis of False Labor, Baylor Study Shows
WACO, Texas (March 17, 2014) — More than 40 percent of pregnant low-income women discharged from the hospital after a diagnosis of false or early labor did not want to be sent home, with the most common reasons being that they were in too much pain or lived too far away, according to a study by Baylor University’s Louise Herrington School of Nursing (LHSON) and Parkland Health & Hospital System.
In conjunction with National School Breakfast Week (March 3-7, 2014), the Texas Hunger Initiative, based out of the Baylor University School of Social Work, has released the second edition of its Texas School Breakfast Report Card. The report demonstrates what participation in school breakfast programs looks like across the state, as school officials try to create a healthy, hunger-free learning environment for students.
WACO, Texas (Feb. 25, 2014) -- To better their survival chances, entrepreneurs and owners of small businesses in rural areas must successfully pitch their ventures to "faraway, unknown banking officials" rather than relying on local lenders as in the past, according to a Baylor University study.
WACO, Texas (Feb. 18, 2014)-- Baylor University researchers, in collaboration with an international team of scientists, have discovered definitive evidence of the environment inhabited by the early ape Proconsul on Rusinga Island, Kenya. The groundbreaking discovery provides additional information that will help scientists understand and interpret the connection between habitat preferences and the early diversification of the ape-human lineage.
Evangelicals Have Higher-than-average Divorce Rates, According to a Report Compiled by Baylor for the Council on Contemporary Families
WACO, Texas (Feb. 5, 2014) -- Despite their strong pro-family values, evangelical Christians have higher than average divorce rates -- in fact, being more likely to be divorced than Americans who claim no religion, according to findings as cited by researchers from Baylor University.
The research is part of a new report released by the Council on Contemporary Families.
The research is part of a new report released by the Council on Contemporary Families.
Citizenship Goes Digital: Baylor University Researchers Find Online Gaming Effective in Teaching Civics Education
WACO, Texas (Feb. 14, 2014) -- Can playing online video games help students learn civics education? According to Baylor University researchers, the answer is yes.
Civilians Trained by American Mental Health Professionals Bring Healing to Trauma Victims of Libya's Civil War, Baylor Study Finds
WACO, Texas (Dec. 12, 2013) -- Civilians traumatized by Libya's civil war in 2011 -- which left many homeless, poor and grieving -- have virtually no access to mental health professionals, but many have found healing through small groups led by Libyan volunteers who were trained by American professionals, according to a Baylor University study.
Members of Congregations' Smaller Racial Groups Feel Less of a Sense of Belonging and Are Less Involved, Baylor Study Finds
WACO, Texas (Dec. 11, 2013) -- People who are part of a congregation's largest racial group are more likely to feel they belong and be more involved-- regardless of whether their group is barely half or nearly all of the members, a Baylor University study shows.
Baylor University and Harvard Medical School Researchers Help Make Pediatric Eye Cancer Easier to Detect
WACO, Texas (Nov. 6, 2013) -- Can parents use digital cameras and smart phones to potentially screen their children for the most common form of pediatric eye cancer? Baylor University and Harvard Medical School researchers believe so.
Watching R-rated Movies Cuts Down on Church Attendance, Lessens Importance of Faith for Young People, Baylor Study Finds
WACO, Texas (Oct. 30, 2013) -- Viewing R-rated movies leads to decreased church attendance and lessens importance of faith among young people, but it does not influence whether they have doubts about their beliefs, according to a study by a Baylor University researcher published online in the Review of Religious Research.
WACO, Texas (Oct. 22, 2013) -- People who have had what they believe to be supernatural experiences are more likely to be "religious givers," with their behavior based on cost-benefit principles that work in other transactions -- whether that be through Amazon.com or an auto repair shop, according to a Baylor University study.
WACO, Texas (Oct. 9, 2013) -- Paying extra bucks to "go green" in a hybrid car may pay off in self-esteem and image for older drivers, as well as give a healthy boost to the environment, according to a Baylor University study.
'Cyberchondria' -- Anxiety from Online Searches About Health -- Is Worse for Those Who Fear the Unknown, Baylor Study Shows
WACO, Texas (Oct. 7, 2013) -- Turning to the Internet to find out what ails you is common, but for folks who have trouble handling uncertainty, "cyberchondria" - the online counterpart to hypochondria - worsens as they seek answers, according to a Baylor University researcher.
WACO, Texas (Sept. 23, 2013) -- "Ashes to ashes, dust to dust" may be the traditional view when it comes to death. But "ashes to tattoos" is one unconventional way people have found to honor their dead, as mourning goes skin-deep, mobile, wearable and virtual this century.
Baylor Professors Use Whale Earwax to Develop New Method of Determining Lifetime Contaminant Exposure in Whales
WACO, Texas (Sept. 16, 2013) -- Baylor University professors Stephen Trumble, Ph.D., and Sascha Usenko, Ph.D., have developed a novel technique for reconstructing contaminant and hormone profiles using whale earplugs, determining--for the first time--lifetime chemical exposures and hormone profiles--from birth to death--for an individual whale, information that was previously unattainable.
Novelty of Eco-Friendly Bamboo Garments Lures Consumers -- If the Price Is Right, Baylor Study Shows
WACO, Texas (Sept. 11, 2013) -- Consumers who plan to buy eco-friendly bamboo apparel are attracted if the price is right, but their next consideration is the novelty of the product, according to a new study by Baylor University researchers.
Walmart Foundation Grant Establishes Interdisciplinary Research Collaboration between Baylor's Texas Hunger Initiative and Business School
WACO, Texas (Aug. 26, 2013) - As students across the nation head back to school, a team of multidisciplinary researchers with Baylor University's Texas Hunger Initiative (THI) and Hankamer School of Business - funded by a $2 million grant from the Walmart Foundation - are on track to better understand the vast landscape of summer and afterschool federal child nutrition programs and what can be done to improve them, such as through the development of a fiscally sustainable year-round business model.
Sexual Health for Postmenopausal Women With Hot Flashes Is Improved by Hypnotic Relaxation Therapy, Baylor Study Shows
WACO, Texas (Aug. 15, 2013) -- Hypnotic relaxation therapy improves sexual health in postmenopausal women who have moderate to severe hot flashes, according to Baylor University researchers who presented their findings at the American Psychological Association's recent annual meeting.
WACO, Texas (Aug. 12, 2013) -- Congregation size has an impact on how people view the reasons for racial inequality in America, according to a new study by researchers at Baylor University and the University of Southern California.
The "Messy Middle": Many Evangelicals Are Ambivalent about Homosexuality and Civil Unions for Gays, Baylor Study Shows
WACO, Texas (Aug. 12, 2013) -- Tolerance toward gays and lesbians is growing within the evangelical community -- long a stronghold against homosexuality -- with many expressing ambivalence, according to a Baylor University study.
WACO, Texas (Aug. 8, 2013) -- A faith-based prisoner re-entry program in Minnesota has saved an estimated $3 million by reducing recidivism, according to a Baylor University study published in the International Journal of Criminology and Sociology.
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