Baylor in the News

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8/1/2014
Faculty and students in the department of electrical and computer engineering in Baylor’s School of Engineering and Computer Science have teamed with GE Global Research Labs to develop a new ultra wideband sensing method that can conveniently count the calories in a plate of food. The technology builds upon earlier patents by Randall Jean, Ph.D., professor of electrical and computer engineering, who is leading the research effort along with Robert Marks, Ph.D., Distinguished Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, and Yang Li, Ph.D., assistant professor in the department. (Eric Eckert, media communications specialist in Baylor Media Communications, covers engineering and computer science research and faculty in the School of Engineering and Computer Science.)

Baylor Stadium News

8/1/2014
July 31, 2014
VIDEO: A story about a new kind of tailgating for boaters â€" “sailgaitingâ€- â€" that comes with the opening of Baylor’s new McLane Stadium this fall. Baylor graduate Chris Griesemer, B.B.A. ’07, speaks about the excitement around ―sailgating.'
8/1/2014
July 31, 2014
A school-by-school look at how Big 12 communities cater to game-day crowds outside the traditional tailgating experience. Baylor’s McLane Stadium and Waco’s newly proposed Austin Avenue experience are featured.

Baylor in the News

8/1/2014
Aug. 1, 2014
Commentary in the McAllen Monitor about the “resoundingâ€- success of McAllen ISD’s summer “meals-on-school-bus-wheelsâ€- program that provides free, nutritious meals on six buses at 14 locations throughout the city to children 18 years of age and under. Meals are supplied through the Texas Department of Agriculture’s Summer Nutrition Program, which operates 55 area feeding sites â€" mostly at churches and schools â€" and are paid for by federal funds. To reach more children, McAllen became one of three cities in Texas to take meals on the road. Baylor’s Texas Hunger Initiative research shows that during the school year, more than 2.8 million Texas children participate in free and reduced-price lunch programs, but only 12 percent of those children receive meals in the summer months through summer feeding programs. Jeremy Everett, THI’s director, is quoted in the commentary, commending communities like McAllen for creatively finding ways to feed children.

Faculty in the News

8/1/2014
July 31, 2014
Sergiy Kudelia, Ph.D., assistant professor of political science in Baylor’s College of Arts & Sciences, is quoted saying that no organizations or groups operating in Ukraine are recognized by the U.S. government or the European Union as terrorist organizations. (Terry Goodrich, assistant director of Baylor Media Communications, covers political science.)
8/1/2014
July 31, 2014
Blaine McCormick, Ph.D., associate professor of management, and Steve Bradley, Ph.D., assistant professor of management, both in Baylor’s Hankamer School of Business, are quoted in this article about the More Than a Teacher program, an SAT and ACT prep course. McCormick and Bradley brought the program to Waco in 2013. Since then, more than 100 students have gone through the SAT or ACT class or the PSAT boot camp. “We prepare students for a very serious four hours,â€- McCormick said. “A 50-point rise can mean thousands of dollars in financial aid.â€- (Eric Eckert, media communications specialist in Baylor Media Communications, covers research and faculty in the Hankamer School of Business.)

Students

8/1/2014
July 31, 2014
Baylor School of Music students and faculty are mourning the loss of two of their own, Laura Onwudinanti and Jack Stewart, who died in an accident as they were traveling to the International Clarinet Association conference in Baton Rouge. Interviewed for the story are Eric Wilson, D.M.A., associate professor and director of bands, and Will May, Ph.D., dean of the School of Music.
8/1/2014
July 31, 2014
VIDEO LINK INCLUDED: Baylor football student-athlete Clay Fuller used some creative play calling to propose to former Lady Bear basketball player Makenzie Robertson, B.B.A. '13, daughter of Baylor head coach Kim Mulkey, during Baylor night at the Dell Diamond for the Round Rock Express game.
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