Baylor in the News
Nov. 22, 2013
Baylor's football team is undefeated because of its high-octane offense, its talented roster and its brilliant play-calling - and because of a long stretch of pavement known as I-35, which also brings great visibility to the University. Article quotes Baylor President and Chancellor Ken Starr, Director of Athletics Ian McCaw, Head Football Coach Art Briles and AVP for Facilities Brian Nicholson.
Nov. 22, 2013
Article about how college students around the country are commemorating the 50th anniversary of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy mentions Baylor's large collection of JFK research materials and that the University will host a special remembrance ceremony Friday at Poage Library.
Nov. 21, 2013
Article about an auction of two copies of the oldest known recording of a U.S. black vocal group quotes Robert Darden, associate professor of journalism, public relations and new media in Baylor's College of Arts and Sciences. Darden is working to save yesteryear's black gospel music by digitizing existing vinyl recordings through the Black Music Restoration Project. This report was carried in numerous media outlets.
Nov. 22, 2013
The Paul and Jane Meyer Family Foundation has donated $2.5 million to create the Paul and Jane Meyer Conference Center within a new 275,000-square-foot facility that will house Baylor's Hankamer School of Business.
Nov. 14, 2013
VIDEO INCLUDED: Bryan F. Shaw, Ph.D., an assistant professor of chemistry and biochemistry in Baylor's College of Arts and Sciences, was the lead author on research that has suggested parents can use digital cameras and smart phones to screen their children for retinoblastoma, a common form of pediatric eye cancer. Shizuo Mukai, M.D., an associate professor of ophthalmology at Harvard Medical School, co-authored the study. The story links to Baylor-produced video of Shaw's research and personal connection to the discovery. (This story was placed by Tonya Lewis, assistant director of Baylor Media Communications, who is responsible for chemistry.)
Nov. 8, 2013
Bryan F. Shaw, Ph.D., an assistant professor of chemistry and biochemistry in Baylor's College of Arts and Sciences, was the lead study author on research that has suggested parents can use digital cameras and smart phones to screen their children for retinoblastoma, a common form of pediatric eye cancer. Shizuo Mukai, M.D., an associate professor of ophthalmology at Harvard Medical School, co-authored the study.
Nov. 11, 2013
(SUBSCRIPTION REQUIRED) Opinion piece by Baylor President Ken Starr about the impact on the culture, institutions of freedom and U.S. national security stemming from increased persecution of Christians and other religious minorities in the Middle East. Next month in Rome, Georgetown University in partnership with Baylor will showcase the findings of a two-year study on Christianity and freedom and confront questions such as what happens to the Middle East if Christians flee.
Jesse Palmer analyzes why Baylor is not only one of the programs on the rise in the country, but why the Bears are built to contend for a conference title.
July 4, 2013
Article about research by Jeff Levin, Ph.D., which shows a correlation between attending synagogue and happiness. Levin is University Professor of Epidemiology and Population Health and Director of the Program on Religion and Population Health at Baylor's Institute for Studies of Religion.
July 4, 2013
Column by Rodney Stark, Ph.D., co-director of Baylor's Institute for Studies of Religion and Distinguished Professor of the Social Sciences. Stark discusses various polls and news stories that suggest religion is losing its influence on American life. He notes that saying one has "no religion" is not the same as disbelieving in God and that those who have no official religious affiliation may have strong personal beliefs.
June 29, 2013
A recent Baylor study by Kyle Irwin, Ph.D., assistant professor of sociology in the College of Arts & Sciences at Baylor, found that members of a group tend to punish more generous members by ostracizing them, even if their generosity benefits the entire group.
Robbie Rhodes, WR, Baylor: On signing day, Baylor head coach Art Briles was asked when he thought Rhodes could start contributing. The coach's response? "As soon as he parks his car."
June 11, 2013
An analysis of Baylor Religion Survey data found that American entrepreneurs pray more, see God as personal and attend services that support business. Quoted is Mitchell J. Neubert, Ph.D., associate professor of management and entrepreneurship and Chavanne Chair of Christian Ethics in Business in the Hankamer School of Business.
June 27, 2013
A recent Baylor study by Kyle Irwin, Ph.D., assistant professor in the department of sociology, found that members of a group tend to punish more generous members by ostracizing them, even if their generosity benefits the entire group.
June 25, 2013
Two new Baylor University studies show that Israeli Jewish adults who attend synagogue regularly, pray often and consider themselves religious are generally happier and healthier. Quoted is Jeff Levin, Ph.D., University Professor of Epidemiology and Population Health and director of the Program on Religion and Population Health at Baylor's Institute for Studies of Religion.
Baylor is winning recruiting battles versus Texas, building a ridiculous new stadium, and becoming the hippest, trendiest football program in the country. Baylor! But are the Bears ready for a run at a conference title?
June 12, 2013
Bryan brooks, Ph. D., professor of environmental science and biomedical studies and director of the environmental science graduate and environmental health science programs, is quoted in an article detailing a recent study on the effects of drug-tainted waters on fish.
The Cotton Bowl will be graduating back into "Big Bowl" status when the College Football Playoff begins, and the Alamo Bowl will benefit.
If you've followed along the Big 12 blog chats for long, you're well aware of the running joke about whether or not Baylor was better than their record. Back when the Bears were 0-4 in the Big 12, I argued no. Bears fans persisted throughout the end of the season and after knocking off Kansas State, you couldn't deny it anymore.
May 21, 2013
Baylor assistant professor of environmental science Cole Matson, Ph.D., is one of 12 researchers chosen to receive grant money to participate in Great Lakes restoration projects.
May 21, 2013
Baylor student and "The Voice" contestant Holly Tucker wowed the show's coaches with her performance of the hymn "How Great Thou Art."
The Texas Longhorns have a major recruiting problem residing 100 miles up I-35 -- Art Briles and the Baylor Bears are owning the 'Horns on the recruiting trail as it pertains to head-to-head battles for wide receivers.