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8/24/2016
Aug. 24, 2016
A study by Baylor researcher Matthew Andersson, Ph.D., found that people may be more likely to lose weight if they socialize with thinner people. Obesity significantly increases the risk of Type 2 diabetes, and people who develop Type 2 are often urged to lose weight, according to this article. The study by Andersson, assistant professor of sociology in the College of Arts & Sciences, was published in the journal Obesity. (Terry Goodrich, assistant director of Baylor Media Communications, pitched this research nationally. She covers sociology research and faculty.)

Baylor Stadium News

8/24/2016
Aug. 23, 2016
Baylor University’s McLane Stadium was awarded the Facility of Merit for Safety and Security Award, an accolade given by the National Center for Spectator Sports Safety and Security (NCS4) that is given to four NCAA schools to recognize a facility that takes innovative measures to enhance safety and security.

Research

8/24/2016
Aug. 22, 2016
Article about research presented at the American Sociological Association meeting by lead author Stephen Cranney, Ph.D., a postdoctoral scholar in Baylor's Institute for Studies of Religion and lecturer of sociology in the College of Arts & Sciences, about sex life satisfaction in Africa’s Sub-Sahara region, a relatively undeveloped area. (Terry Goodrich, assistant director of Baylor Media Communications, has pitched this research nationally. She covers sociology and ISR research and faculty.)
8/24/2016
Aug. 23, 2016
AUDIO: This interview with Baylor researcher Matthew Andersson, Ph.D., explores why parents in the United States are less happy than those without children. Andersson, assistant professor of sociology in the College of Arts & Sciences, said the U.S. ranked at the bottom of 22 industrialized countries when it came to providing workplace “policy packages- such as flexible hours, paid parenting leave, paid vacation and paid sick time. “Putting people in a situation where they have time and space to negotiate being a parent and being an employee seemed to matter a lot more to closing the happiness gap than any kind of short-term financial transfer incentive,- Andersson said. (Terry Goodrich, assistant director of Baylor Media Communications, arranged this interview. She covers sociology research and faculty.)
8/24/2016
Aug. 23, 2016
Tying company values such as honesty and respect into employee awards and job evaluations is being championed by public relations, marketing and human resources departments in some prominent companies, according to a study by Marlene Neill, Ph.D., assistant professor of journalism, public relations and new media in Baylor's College of Arts & Sciences. (Terry Goodrich, assistant director of Baylor Media Communications, pitched this story nationally. She covers JPRNM research and faculty.)

Faculty in the News

8/24/2016
Aug. 23, 2016
This article about “soul care- for people with dementia quotes James Ellor, Ph.D., professor and co-director of the doctorate program in the School of Social Work. When Ellor was a chaplain at a Chicago nursing home, he discovered that people with Alzheimer’s might not remember recent events or even recognize their children, but they could remember beloved hymns from their childhoods, and many could recite Bible verses they learned as children.
8/24/2016
Aug. 24, 2016
Wacoans’ World War I memories, drawn from thousands of taped interviews in Baylor’s Institute for Oral History, will be the core of a talk by Steven Sielaff, the institute’s senior editor and collections manager, at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at Waco’s Lee Lockwood Library and Museum. Those interviewed ranged from residents who took soldiers under their wings during their pilot training to German Americans who were ostracized.

Students

8/24/2016
Aug. 20, 2016
Article about First Baptist Church of Waco and its Furnishings@First program, which has offered furniture and other household items for loan without charge to Baylor University graduate students.

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