Baylor in the News

In the Spotlight

2/21/2017
Feb. 19, 2017
VIDEO: Serhiy Kudelia, Ph.D., assistant professor of political science in Baylor’s College of Arts & Sciences, was interviewed on the RTTV program, “Worlds Apart with Oksana Boyko,â€- about the overthrow of Ukraine’s government three years ago and if the new government â€" the “Revolution of Dignityâ€- â€" has delivered on its promises.

Research

2/21/2017
Feb. 14, 2017
An 11-city study by Byron Johnson, Ph.D., co-director of Baylor’s Institute of Studies for Religion (ISR), and William Wubbenhorst, a non-resident ISR Research Fellow, found that faith-based organizations provide the bulk of tangible support â€" including emergency beds â€" for the homeless. Johnson is quoted.
2/21/2017
Jan. 17, 2017
Melanie Sekeres, Ph.D., assistant professor of psychology and neuroscience in Baylor’s College of Arts & Sciences, led a study published in the journal Learning & Memory that found that while preparing for an exam, telling someone else what you learned may help students recall better and for a longer time than simply studying class notes or a textbook.
2/21/2017
Feb. 18, 2017
James A. Roberts, Ph.D., The Ben H. Williams Professor of Marketing in Baylor’s Hankamer School of Business, is quoted in this article about a Toronto public school banning cellphones from classes. Roberts is author of “Too Much of a Good Thing: Are You Addicted to Your Smartphone?â€- “Study after study shows that when we’re distracted by smart phones and other technology in the classroom, it undermines student learning,â€- he said.

Baylor in the News

2/21/2017
Feb. 20, 2017
Research by Texas Hunger Initiative, housed within Baylor, has found that low-income students who receive both breakfast and lunch at school have fewer distractions and disciplinary problems and achieve more in the classroom. Quoted is Kathy Krey, the initiative's research director, who said the program identifies students whose family income makes them eligible for financial assistance and provides both meals â€" offered through the U.S. Department of Agriculture â€" at reduced or no cost.

Faculty in the News

2/21/2017
Feb. 19, 2017
AUDIO: On this episode of Shout! Black Gospel Music Moments, Baylor journalism professor Robert Darden tells about the Grammy-winning Blind Boys of Alabama, who have been singing spirituals since 1939. Darden is founder of Baylor’s Black Gospel Music Restoration Project, which provides the sounds and stories for this weekly radio program.

Students

2/21/2017
Feb. 13, 2017
Baylor students are among those being recruited by Communities in Schools, a national dropout prevention organization. Waco has a large at-risk student population.

Alumni

2/21/2017
Feb. 20, 2017
Feature on Spencer Tinkham, B.A. (Economics) ’15, a woodcarver and conservation-minded sculptor on the Back Bay and the Eastern Shore of Maryland.
2/21/2017
Feb. 17, 2017
Natalie Garnett, B.A. (Journalism) ’12, and assistant national director of UnBound, is quoted in this article about the nonprofit mission of Waco-based Antioch Community Church, which raises public awareness of human trafficking, provides services to trafficking victims and plays host to meetings of the Heart of Texas Human Trafficking Coalition.

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