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In the Spotlight

8/28/2015
Aug. 27, 2015
VIDEO: In this news story, Lori Baker, Ph.D., associate professor of anthropology in Baylor’s College of Arts & Sciences and founder of Reuniting Families Project, describes how she and her forensic anthropology students have exhumed the remains of immigrants who were improperly interred in trash bags in cemeteries in Brooks County, Texas. Baker’s team works for numerous hours to identify those who died while crossing the border to return them to their loved ones. “We love them. We think of them as people. We treat them with respect. We remember where they come from. And, we remember that everyone is associated with a family somewhere that is grieving,- Baker said. (Tonya Lewis, assistant director of Baylor Media Communications, has been working with national media on Dr. Baker's work since 2013. Lewis covers faculty and research in the anthropology department.)

Baylor Stadium News

8/28/2015
Aug. 27, 2015
Article on the technology integrated into the building of Baylor’s McLane Stadium. A year after unveiling the 45,000-seat stadium, Baylor continues to refine its production workflows and mobile app in preparation for the coming decades. Pattie Orr, vice president for information technology, chief information officer and dean of university libraries, is quoted. “We wanted to build an infrastructure that could support every kind of electronics…so that it could do what was possible in three years and then maybe in 63 years,- she said.

Research

8/28/2015
Aug. 27, 2015
People with psychopathic traits are less likely to catch a yawn from the sleepy people around them because they tend to lack empathy, according to a Baylor study by Brian Rundel, a doctoral student in psychology and neuroscience at Baylor University’s College of Arts and Sciences. Rundel is quoted. (Terry Goodrich, assistant director of Baylor Media Communications, pitched this story and arranged the interview. She covers psychology research and faculty.)
8/28/2015
Aug. 26, 2015
Countries with greater workforce equality have higher murder rates, a new international Baylor study suggests. While greater gender equality does not cause an increase in homicides, the results indicate a definite correspondence, according to the study, presented at the American Sociological Association’s meeting in Chicago. Quoted is researcher Katie Corcoran, Ph.D., who says that men may “perceive women’s increasing economic attainment as directly threatening.- Corcoran is a fellow in Baylor's Institute for Studies of Religion and associate professor of sociology and anthropology at West Virginia University. (Terry Goodrich, assistant director of Baylor Media Communications, pitched and placed this story. She covers sociology research and faculty.)
8/28/2015
Aug. 25, 2015
Marlene Neill, Ph.D., assistant professor of journalism, public relations and new media in Baylor’s College of Arts and Sciences, writes about her study with 30 senior executives on public relations’ role as an ethical conscience. The study, published in the Journal of Mass Media Ethics, found that executives view their reputation as their most valued asset and do not compromise it. Neill’s article in PR Week is a counterpoint to a previous article in PRWeek called “•We are professional manipulators’ " PR pros, are we lying to ourselves?- (Terry Goodrich, assistant director of journalism, covers research and faculty in journalism, public relations and new media.)

Baylor in the News

8/28/2015
Aug. 27, 2015
Singer Brad Paisley is coming to Baylor’s campus as part of his “Country Nation College Tour- and will perform a free concert as part of the Traditions Rally on Friday, Sept. 11. The Traditions Rally precedes Baylor’s first home game, Sept. 12 against Lamar University. This article outlines the details of the event, which will take place on Fountain Mall. The pep rally starts at 7 p.m., with opening act Bobby Bones at 7:30 p.m., Paisley at 8:30 p.m. and evening-ending fireworks over Pat Neff Hall at 10 p.m.
8/28/2015
Aug. 27, 2015
Danny Guerra, a sophomore studying public relations at Baylor University, says the on-air deaths of a Virginia reporter and her cameraman won’t stop him from pursuing a career in journalism. “It’s always terrifying when lives are lost in the field of journalism because that is something that…I want to go into myself,- Guerra said. Also interviewed is Mia Moody-Ramirez, Ph.D., associate professor of journalism, public relations and new media in Baylor’s College of Arts & Sciences, who believes Wednesday’s shooting won’t discourage students from a future journalism career.

Faculty in the News

8/28/2015
Aug. 26, 2015
William Reichenstein, Ph.D., professor of finance and The Pat and Thomas R. Powers Chair in Investment Management in Baylor's Hankamer School of Business, is quoted in this story discussing the benefits and strategic use of the spousal benefit. (Eric Eckert, Baylor Media Communications specialist, covers faculty and research in the Hankamer School of Business.)

Alumni

8/28/2015
Aug. 28, 2015
Baylor Law School graduate Charles Curran, J.D. ’07, has joined the commercial litigation and financial services litigation team of Dallas-based law firm SettlePou.

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