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In the Spotlight

12/18/2014
Dec. 6, 2014
VIDEO LINK INCLUDED: Rita Patteson, associate professor and director of Armstrong Browning Library at Baylor, shows viewers some of the library’s collection that includes letters, books and ephemera of English poets Robert and Elizabeth Barrett Browning. Patteson’s segment was taped on the Baylor campus as part of C-SPAN’s “2014 Cities Tour,- which highlights cities that are rich with history and have interesting local literary communities. (Lori Fogleman, assistant vice president for Baylor Media Communications, pitched Patteson as a source to C-SPAN producers and facilitated the interview. Fogleman and Terry Goodrich, assistant director of Baylor Media Communications, worked with producers to set up interviews with Baylor authors and experts, as well as with special collections.)

Research

12/18/2014
Dec. 17, 2014
Article on smartphone usage within a romantic relationship mentions a 2012 Baylor study, which found that paying too much attention to a cellphone could ruin relationships with loved ones and friends. James Roberts, Ph.D., The Ben H. Williams Professor of Marketing in Baylor’s Hankamer School of Business, is quoted. “Phubbing your significant other by giving precedence to your phone activities over paying attention to your significant other is a path to strained relationships,- he said. (Dr. Roberts’ research was pitched and placed nationally by Baylor Media Communications in November 2012.)

Baylor in the News

12/18/2014
Dec. 18, 2014
In writing about Baylor’s Philanthropy Lab course, in which 30 students learned the history and philosophy of philanthropy and also awarded $100,000 in grants to deserving local nonprofits, the editorial board of the Waco Tribune-Herald asked: Will up-and-coming generations demonstrate as much charity, thought and good will to causes big and small as Americans have for more than a century? “The real payoff is teaching the next generation to be smarter and more prudent with the dollars they give to charities and nonprofits, whether it involves $5 or $5 million. More of us could benefit from such a class.-
12/18/2014
Dec. 17, 2014
The Baylor Law School is among the group of service providers that offer a free legal clinic for veterans at the Veterans One Stop on the second Friday of each month. The Veterans One Stop, located on Austin Avenue, provides multiple services for veterans such as educational, employment, legal and mental health services in one location. (Eric Eckert, Baylor Media Communications specialist, covers faculty, programs and research at Baylor Law School.)

Faculty in the News

12/18/2014
Dec. 16, 2014
In this article, Lori Baker, Ph.D., associate professor of anthropology in Baylor’s College of Arts & Sciences, describes some of the challenges she faces identifying immigrants that died while crossing the U.S.-Mexico border, such as dealing with numerous county officials and improper interment of remains. Baker also discusses how a positive identification"although difficult"provides families with closure and an opportunity to give their loved ones a proper burial and “a place to pray.- In 2003, Baker began the Reuniting Families Project, in which her team of forensic anthropologists and students work to recover and identify remains to return them to the deceased’s family. She continues her identification efforts throughout the year and travels to Brooks County, Texas each summer to exhume remains. (Tonya Lewis, assistant director of Baylor Media Communications, covers research and faculty in the anthropology department and has placed numerous national media stories since 2012 about Dr. Baker’s DNA project.)
12/18/2014
Dec. 16, 2014
Thomas S. Kidd, history professor and associate director of the Institute for Studies of Religion is quoted on his new book “George Whitefield: America’s Spiritual Founding Father.- Kidd says of Whitfield, an 18th century evangelist, that “A major part of his success is that he mastered the new media of his day.- Whitfield made his journals public, which was unheard of at the time. (Terry Goodrich, assistant director of Baylor Media Communications, covers research and faculty in ISR and the department of history.)
12/18/2014
Dec. 18, 2014
In his latest column, David A. Smith, Ph.D., senior lecturer of history in Baylor’s College of Arts & Sciences, remembers Jane Freilicher, an American painter, who went against the grain of one of the most dominant artistic movements of the 20th century. She passed away last week at 90 years old.

Alumni

12/18/2014
Dec. 16, 2014
Amos Mazzant III, J.D. •90, of Sherman has been appointed a federal district judge in the Eastern District of Texas by President Obama. Since 2009, he has served in Sherman as a U.S. Magistrate Judge for the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas.

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