Baylor in the News

In the Spotlight

5/24/2016
May 24, 2016
Article co-written by Byron Johnson, Ph.D., director of Baylor’s Institute for Studies of Religion (ISR), about a study examining the relationship between social anxiety disorder (SAD) and drug use as related to peer-helping and recovery. In a sample of 195 teens in court-mandated residential treatment, 42 percent had a fear of being humiliated, with 15 percent fitting the criteria for SAD. But offering service to others struggling with addiction was associated with reduced rates of relapse.

Research

5/24/2016
May 23, 2016
A study from Baylor University suggests that churches pushing to become more racially diverse may end up with a decrease in attendance. The study, by Kevin Dougherty, Ph.D., associate professor of sociology in Baylor’s College of Arts & Sciences, was published in the Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion. The report examined data from more than 11,000 congregations in the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America from 1993 to 2012, as well as data from the U.S. Census. (Terry Goodrich, assistant director of Baylor Media Communications, pitched this story nationally. She covers sociology research and faculty.)
5/24/2016
May 16, 2016
Youths who use social media are more likely to develop a “pick-and-choose- approach to customize their faith " regardless of what their religious tradition teaches " than those who do not use social media, according to a study by Paul McClure, doctoral candidate in sociology in Baylor’s College of Arts & Sciences. The study was published in the journal Sociological Perspectives. “On Facebook, there is no expectation that one’s •likes’ be logically consistent and hidebound by tradition,- he said. (Terry Goodrich, assistant director of Baylor Media Communications, pitched this story nationally. She covers sociology research and faculty.)

Faculty in the News

5/24/2016
May 23, 2016
VIDEO: Story about the possibility of an outbreak of mosquito-borne cases of the Zika virus in the United States " the Gulf Coast in particular " includes an interview with Peter Hotez, M.D., Ph.D., auxiliary University Professor of Biology in Baylor’s College of Arts & Sciences. He helps create vaccines for tropical diseases and says doctors are working to create a useable Zika vaccine, but nothing will be ready anytime soon. (Tonya Lewis, assistant director of Baylor Media Communications, covers biology research and faculty.)
5/24/2016
May 17, 2016
Article about how non-traditional drawdown strategies can improve tax efficiency and extend portfolio life cites research by 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. (Eric Eckert, Baylor Media Communications specialist, covers Hankamer research and faculty.)

Students

5/24/2016
May 21, 2016
Column by Kevin Hutchison, M.B.A. ’07, which thanks the pro bono efforts of Baylor M.B.A. students, guided by faculty, who took park in a Focus Firm project to assist the city of North Bay in charting its strategic direction. This was Focus Firm’s first dual-semester project, first municipal project and first Canadian project.

Alumni

5/24/2016
May 23, 2016
Concho Resources, an oil and gas exploration company, announced that Jack F. Harper, B.B.A. (finance) '93, executive vice president, has assumed the additional roles of chief financial officer and treasurer.
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