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8/20/2014
Aug. 18, 2014
AUDIO LINK: The Voice of the Bears John Morris interviews Pattie Orr, vice president for information technology at Baylor, and Priya Narasimhan, founder and CEO of Yinzcam, about the state-of-the-art technology at McLane Stadium, including Extreme Wi-Fi and the new Baylor In-Game football app, which is the first college athletic application to provide instant replays from multiple views to fans in the $266 million stadium.
8/20/2014
Aug. 18, 2014
AUDIO LINK: 1660 ESPN Radio hosts David Smoak and Paul Catalina welcome Baylor President and Chancellor Ken Starr on board the station’s pontoon boat for an interview about Baylor’s new McLane Stadium, updates on the Baylor campus, the Big 12 conference and other college sports issues.
8/20/2014
Aug. 19, 2014
Baylor’s McLane Stadium is discussed as a great example of how architecture firms like Populous are now planning stadiums for fans with luxuries, perks and multiple price point options on game day. Todd Patulski, Baylor's deputy athletic director for finance and administration, is quoted.
8/20/2014
Aug. 19, 2014
Coach Art Briles, senior receiver Antwan Goodley and quarterback Bryce Petty are quoted about their first look inside Baylor’s new McLane Stadium. The team walked over Saturday morning for a scrimmage and their first taste of the amazing new facility.

Research

8/20/2014
Aug. 18, 2014
When it comes to easing symptoms of anxiety-related disorders, prayer has differing effects. How the praying person views God is more important than frequency and style of prayer, according to Baylor research funded by the John Templeton Foundation. Quoted is researcher Matt Bradshaw, Ph.D., assistant professor of sociology in Baylor’s College of Arts & Sciences. (Terry Goodrich, assistant director of Baylor Media Communications, wrote and placed this story. Goodrich covers research and faculty in the department of sociology.)
8/20/2014
Aug. 14, 2014
When it comes to easing symptoms of anxiety-related disorders, prayer has differing effects. How the praying person views God is more important than frequency and style of prayer, according to Baylor research funded by the John Templeton Foundation. Quoted is researcher Matt Bradshaw, Ph.D., assistant professor of sociology in Baylor’s College of Arts & Sciences. (Terry Goodrich, assistant director of Baylor Media Communications, placed this story. Goodrich covers research and faculty in the department of sociology.)

Baylor in the News

8/20/2014
Aug. 18, 2014
Spain and Hong Kong are included as top 10 study abroad destinations in the outlet’s 2013 College Guide. Baylor is listed as having programs to consider for these two countries.

Faculty in the News

8/20/2014
Aug. 19, 2014
Candi Cann, Ph.D., assistant professor of religion in Baylor’s Honors College, discusses new ways people are memorializing dead loved ones in an increasingly secular society. “Do-it-yourself’ memorials such as car decals, T-shirts, tattoos and online memorials are on the increase, says Cann, author of “Virtual Afterlives: Grieving the Dead in the Twenty-First Century.â€- (Terry Goodrich, assistant director of Baylor Media Communications who covers research and faculty in religion, pitched this story to media outlets in June after the book’s publication.)
8/20/2014
Aug. 19, 2014
Richard Duhrkopf, Ph.D., professor of biology in Baylor’s College of Arts & Sciences, is quoted in this article about the potential for an increase in the local mosquito population due to last week’s heavy rainfall. (Tonya Lewis, assistant director of Baylor Media Communications, covers research and faculty in the biology department.)
8/20/2014
Aug. 20, 2014
Martin Medhurst, Ph.D., Distinguished Professor of Rhetoric and Communication and professor of political science in Baylor’s College of Arts & Sciences, discusses how President Obama’s domestic agenda is being derailed as the police shooting of an unarmed teen in Missouri grabs the attention of the media and the public. (Terry Goodrich, assistant director of Baylor Media Communications, covers research and faculty in the communication and political science departments.)

Students

8/20/2014
Aug. 20, 2014
Texas State Technical College has begun a new helicopter pilot training program and through a partnership with Baylor and trains Baylor students in the program. Bond Henderson, an aviation sciences student at Baylor, is receiving her aircraft pilot training at TSTC through the partnership.

Alumni

8/20/2014
Aug. 18, 2014
Baylor alumnus Dr. Jason Lester, BMED '97 in voice and choral music, has joined the department of music at Houston Baptist University as Chair of the Department of Music and Associate Professor of Music.
8/20/2014
Aug. 19, 2014
Tyler Cooper, MD, MPH, a preventive medicine physician and a 1994 graduate of Baylor with a BBA in management and marketing, has been named President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Cooper Aerobics.

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