Baylor in the News

In the Spotlight

6/24/2016
June 24, 2016
Bryan F. Shaw, Ph.D., assistant professor of chemistry in Baylor’s College of Arts & Sciences, was featured on Upworthy.com for helping to develop CRADLE, a smartphone app that detects “white eye,- a sign of certain eye diseases such as retinoblastoma, a pediatric eye cancer. "Multiple families have used it to catch cancer in their children at such early stages " way before doctors " that the children received only laser treatment, no chemo, no radiation, no eye removal," Shaw said. With assistance from a faculty colleague, Shaw created the app after his son’s battle with retinoblastoma. Shaw’s story is “part of a special Upworthy series about giving people the power to share and create an open and connected world, made possible by Facebook,- noted Upworthy staff. (Tonya B. Lewis, director of Baylor Media Communications, has pitched Dr. Shaw’s research nationally since 2013. She covers chemistry and biochemistry faculty and research.)

Research

6/24/2016
June 23, 2016
American parents are less happy than their childless counterparts. And the parenthood "happiness gap" is greater in the United States than in 21 other countries studied, according to a briefing paper prepared for the Council on Contemporary Families. Researchers wrote they were astonished to discover "the negative effects of parenthood on happiness were entirely explained by the presence or absence of social policies allowing parents to better combine paid work with family obligations." One of the researchers is Matthew Andersson, Ph.D., assistant professor of sociology in Baylor’s College of Arts & Sciences. (Terry Goodrich, assistant director of Baylor Media Communications, covers sociology research and faculty.)
6/24/2016
June 23, 2016
Article cites a 2015 study from Baylor University’s Hankamer School of Business, which found that cellphones and smartphones are actually damaging romantic relationships and leading to higher levels of depression. The study was conducted by James A. Roberts, Ph.D., The Ben H. Williams Professor of Marketing, and Meredith David, Ph.D., assistant professor of marketing. Researchers surveyed 453 adults, and they confirmed that when someone even perceived that their partner phubbed " “phone snubbed- " them, it created conflict and led to lower levels of satisfaction with the relationship. Poor relationship satisfaction led to lower levels of satisfaction in life " and higher levels of depression. (Eric Eckert, Baylor Media Communications specialist, pitched this research nationally. He covers faculty and research in the Hankamer School of Business.)
6/24/2016
June 21, 2016
This story highlights a new study from Baylor University’s Hankamer School of Business that helps leaders better understand how to manage innovators, specifically scientists and engineers. “Our study suggests that leaders who understand how to manage their employees’ commitment to both their organizations and professions may be the most successful at motivating and retaining innovators,- said the study’s lead author, Sara Perry, Ph.D., assistant professor of management. Emily Hunter, Ph.D., associate professor of management served as coauthor. (Eric Eckert, Baylor Media Communications specialist, pitched this story nationally. He covers faculty and research in the Hankamer School of Business.)

Faculty in the News

6/24/2016
June 24, 2016
Richard Duhrkopf, Ph.D., associate professor of biology in Baylor University’s College of Arts & Sciences, is a featured expert in this story about mosquitoes that carry West Nile and Zika viruses. Of Zika mosquitoes, he said: “These mosquitoes bite at all times of the day. Avoiding going out at dusk and dawn is not particularly useful in avoiding these mosquitoes. Repellents do an excellent job of preventing bites as do long pants." (Eric Eckert, Baylor Media Communications specialist, pitched Duhrkopf as an expert.)
6/24/2016
June 18, 2016
William Reichenstein, Ph.D., professor and holder of The Pat and Thomas R. Powers Chair of Investment in Management in Baylor’s Hankamer School of Business, is cited as an expert source in this Q&A about retirement and Social Security strategies. (Eric Eckert, Baylor Media Communications specialist, covers business research and faculty.)

Students

6/24/2016
June 24, 2016
Baylor track student-athlete Wil London will join freshman teammates Taylor Bennett, Kiana Horton and Blaine Listach at the USATF Junior Outdoor Championships this weekend in Clovis, California. London will compete in the 400 meters before heading to an even bigger stage at the U.S. Olympic Trials beginning July 1 in Eugene, Oregon. “Making the Olympic team is one of the biggest things I want to do,- London said. “It’s a dream and a goal to make it at a young age. I just want to do what I’m capable of doing.-

Alumni

6/24/2016
June 24, 2016
Taurean Prince, B.S.Ed. (Health/Kinesiology/Leisure Studies) ’16, a two-time all-Big 12 forward for the Baylor men’s basketball team, was drafted No. 12 by the Utah Jazz in Thursday night’s NBA draft then traded to the Atlanta Hawks. Prince was the third highest Baylor selection in NBA draft history following Ekpe Udoh and Vinnie Johnson.
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