Baylor in the News

In the Spotlight

7/28/2014
July 26, 2014
VIDEO INCLUDED: Major multimedia feature in the Boston Globe set up by Tonya Lewis, assistant director of Baylor Media Communications, on the work of Lori Baker, Ph.D., associate professor of anthropology, and a team of Baylor students who have spent the past two summers along the Texas border in Brooks County, Texas, exhuming the unidentified remains of undocumented immigrants with hopes of reconnecting them with their families. Doing this, reporter Maria Saccehetti writes, is “the mission of a cadre of college students, who aren’t about politics but about dignity.- Quoted and photographed in the story about these efforts are Baker and Jim Huggins, lecturer in forensic science and retired Texas Ranger, and Baylor students Olivia Rowland, Rebekah Cameron, Lindsay Bone and Helen Garcia. (Lewis is responsible for covering anthropology and has been working with national media on Baker’s story since summer 2012.)

Baylor Stadium News

7/28/2014
July 27, 2014
Feature on the new premium concession stand items that will be available for sale at McLane Stadium by Baylor’s new athletics concession vendor Savor. Savor has been working on a custom concessions menu for the football stadium since January, creating five different types of food stations offering barbecue, Cajun and even Italian dishes to fulfill every fan’s food craving.

Research

7/28/2014
July 27, 2014
World of Psychology, Psych Central’s premier and longest-running blog focused on human behavior, mental health and illness, features research from Baylor on materialism and the lack of happiness in people’s lives published by Jo-Ann Tsang, Ph.D., associate professor of psychology and neuroscience in Baylor's College of Arts & Sciences, and James Roberts, Ph.D., professor and holder of The Ben Williams Professorship in Marketing in Baylor's Hankamer School of Business. (Terry Goodrich, assistant director of Baylor Media Communications who is responsible for covering psychology and neuroscience research at Baylor, originally released news about this study to the media on March 31, 2014.)

Baylor in the News

7/28/2014
July 28, 2014
First, third and fourth news items about recent news from Baylor, highlighted by an $8 million gift from retired physician Thomas Rosenbalm of Spring to the University in honor of his father and mother that will provide for significant renovation to the campus’s historic Fifth Street and will be anchored by the addition of the Rosenbalm Memorial Fountain. The third news item is about Baylor’s designation as a Great College to Work For by the Chronicle of Higher Education. The fourth items reports on Regent action on tuition at Baylor for the 2015-2016 academic year.

Faculty in the News

7/28/2014
July 27, 2014
Guest post by Serhiy Kudelia, Ph.D., assistant professor of political science in Baylor’s College of Arts & Sciences, on five reasons why reliance on military force may not necessarily lead to a quick settlement of the conflict in Ukraine. (Terry Goodrich, assistant director of Baylor Media Communications, is responsible for covering political science at Baylor.)
7/28/2014
July 25, 2014
J. Gordon Melton, Ph.D., Distinguished Professor of American Religious History at Baylor’s Institute for Studies of Religion, comments on a study released last week by the Pew Research Religion and Public Life Project that found that most Americans have warm feelings for evangelical Christians. (Terry Goodrich, assistant director of Baylor Media Communications, is responsible for covering research and faculty in ISR.)

Alumni

7/28/2014
July 26, 2014
Two Baylor graduate students in the School of Music provided downtown Waco during the lunch hour with jazzy piano riffs and upbeat drum rhythms that kicked off a new Brown Bag Blue Note concert series. Pianist Thomas Harbin, Master's Candidate in Piano Pedagogy & Performance, and drummer Tristan Boyd, Master's Candidate in Performance Studies, were the first performers in a concert series spearheaded by Wacotown, a group of Waco residents seeking to grow interest and support for downtown-area businesses and activities.

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