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1/20/2017
Jan. 20, 2017
VIDEO: In a live interview from the Baylor campus, presidential rhetoric expert Martin J. Medhurst, Ph.D., Distinguished Professor of Rhetoric and Communication and professor of political science in Baylor’s College of Arts & Sciences, joined C-SPAN moderator Susan Swain for an analysis of today’s inaugural address by President Donald Trump.
1/20/2017
Jan. 20, 2017
VIDEO: In a live interview from the Baylor campus, presidential rhetoric expert Martin J. Medhurst, Ph.D., Distinguished Professor of Rhetoric and Communication and professor of political science in Baylor’s College of Arts & Sciences, joined C-SPAN moderator Susan Swain for an analysis of today’s inaugural address by President Donald Trump. In this interview, Dr. Medhurst talks about speaking with an authentic voice.
1/20/2017
Jan. 20, 2017
VIDEO: In a live interview from the Baylor campus, presidential rhetoric expert Martin J. Medhurst, Ph.D., Distinguished Professor of Rhetoric and Communication and professor of political science in Baylor’s College of Arts & Sciences, joined C-SPAN moderator Susan Swain for an analysis of today’s inaugural address by President Donald Trump. In this interview, Dr. Medhurst talks about how past presidents have used their inaugural addresses.
1/20/2017
Jan. 20, 2017
VIDEO: In a live interview from the Baylor campus, presidential rhetoric expert Martin J. Medhurst, Ph.D., Distinguished Professor of Rhetoric and Communication and professor of political science in Baylor’s College of Arts & Sciences, joined C-SPAN moderator Susan Swain for an analysis of today’s inaugural address by President Donald Trump. In this interview, Dr. Medhurst talks about how inaugural addresses differ from nomination acceptance speeches.

Research

1/20/2017
Jan. 18, 2017
While preparing for an exam, telling someone else what you learned may help you recall better and for a longer time than simply studying class notes or a textbook, says Baylor psychologist Melanie Sekeres, Ph.D., lead author of a study published in the journal Learning & Memory. The study found that the method helped students better recall not only central themes but also details, said Sekeres, assistant professor of psychology and neuroscience in Baylor’s College of Arts & Sciences. (Terry Goodrich, assistant director of Baylor Media Communications, pitched this research nationally. She covers psychology and neuroscience research and faculty.)

Baylor in the News

1/20/2017
Jan. 13, 2017
Article about how campus counseling centers are experiencing increasing demand for their services as recent data shows the number of students seeking campus counseling services has grown nationally more than five times faster than enrollment, according to the Center for Collegiate Mental Health. Baylor is among several Texas universities that have recently adopted an online cognitive behavioral therapy program called Therapy Assisted Online to help provide more services for students with mild depression and anxiety.
1/20/2017
Jan. 18, 2017
Developers recently broke ground on the Urban Renewable Energy and Agricultural Project, a new $392,000 project that will become a hot spot for raising food, catching and storing rainwater and teaching students the value of energy conservation. Mission Waco championed the cause of creating project, which will feature an aquaponics greenhouse, commercial composting, rainwater catchment and purification, raised grow beds, solar panels and recycling efforts. Baylor engineering students from the School of Engineering and Computer Science will assist with the project.

Faculty in the News

1/20/2017
Jan. 19, 2017
Roger E. Olson, Ph.D., Foy Valentine Professor of Christian Theology and Ethics at Baylor University’s George W. Truett Theological Seminary, will be a featured guest speaker at Howard Payne University’s 10th annual Currie-Strickland Distinguished Lectures in Christian Ethics in February.
1/20/2017
Jan. 19, 2017
David A. Smith, Ph.D., senior lecturer in history in the College of Arts & Sciences, writes about the use of artistic programs during conflicts and wars to bring people together.

Alumni

1/20/2017
Jan. 19, 2017
Army Master Sgt. Lane Shioji, B.M. ’90, is part of the Joint Task Force - National Capital Region, the force in charge of coordinating all military ceremonial support for the 58th presidential inauguration. Shioji is a member of the U.S. Army concert band.
1/20/2017
Jan. 17, 2017
Vik Deivanayagam, J.D. '96, has been selected to succeed retiring County Court-At-Law Judge Mike Freeman, filling the last two years of Freeman's unexpired term, after a unanimous vote by McLennan County commissioners. Deivanayagam is also an adjunct professor at Baylor Law School.

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