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4/28/2017
April 27, 2017
Dr. Linda A. Livingstone is set to take office as Baylor’s 15th â€" and first female â€" president on June 1. Incoming Lariat Editor-in-Chief Bailey Brammer spoke with Dr. Livingstone about her plans for the future of the university, her background at Baylor, what led her back to the university and how she will interact with students.

Research

4/28/2017
April 27, 2017
This article cites a study by Byron Johnson, Ph.D., director of Baylor’s Institute for Studies of Religion, and non-resident ISR Research Fellow William Wubbenhorst. Their study of the homeless revealed that faith-based organizations provide 58 percent of emergency shelter beds in the 11 cities surveyed across the nation, in addition to providing an array of vital services such as education, healthcare and job training that are necessary for long-term recovery and independence.
4/28/2017
April 28, 2017
This story cites a Baylor study finding that accredited public relations practitioners possess more confidence in providing ethical counsel to senior leadership than their non-accredited peers. Marlene Neill, Ph.D., assistant professor of journalism, public relations and new media, conducted the national study, which also found that Millennials pursuing careers in public relations not only do not feel prepared to offer advice on ethics to their companies, but they do not expect to face ethical dilemmas at work.
4/28/2017
April 27, 2017
Irregular sleep patterns â€" skimping on sleep, then trying to make up for it by lengthy sleep later â€" impairs creativity and the ability to concentrate, according to a Baylor study published in the Journal of Interior Design. Researchers Michael Scullin, Ph.D., director of Baylor’s Sleep Neuroscience and Cognition Laboratory, and Elise King, assistant professor of interior design in Baylor’s Robbins College of Health and Human Sciences, found that students think they are getting more sleep than they are.

Baylor in the News

4/28/2017
April 27, 2017
The best short films by Baylor University students get screened Friday night at the 18th annual Black Glasses Film Festival at the Waco Hippodrome. The annual festival, created to showcase recent work by Baylor Film & Digital Media students and others, will feature 16 films ranging from three to 27 minutes.
4/28/2017
April 20, 2017
University of Texas graduate and former Baylor pharmacist Bill Porter has been identified in a famous Aggie Muster photo taken shortly after World War II ended. Porter is the stepfather of Rob Kennedy, B.B.A. (Marketing/Management) ’83, director of development at Baylor. “You’ve got an A&M (Aggie Muster photo) with a guy from UT, who eventually works at Baylor, so it shows the big schools can co-exist,â€- said Jason Young, one of Bill Porter’s six grandchildren.

Faculty in the News

4/28/2017
April 12, 2017
In his column, David A. Smith, Ph.D., senior lecturer in history in Baylor’s College of Arts & Sciences and Waco Symphony Association board member, writes about the importance of studying the arts and literature in a culture that is “relentlessly utilitarian.â€-
4/28/2017
April 27, 2017
William Reichenstein, Ph.D., The Pat and Thomas R. Powers Chair in Investment Management in Baylor’s Hankamer School of Business, is featured in this article about his latest research, which debunks conventional wisdom around tax-efficient retirement withdrawals and proves a better way to create income from retirement savings.

Alumni

4/28/2017
April 26, 2017
VIDEO: Since graduating from Baylor University as a University Scholar in 2004, artist Jen Dunlap has lived in New York for about 10 years, then Los Angeles with some five cross-country trips and several Waco visits. Her show “Self Chases Shadowâ€- and “Self Chases Homeâ€- opened Thursday at Art Center of Waco. It encompasses about 20 abstract landscape paintings, photographs and digital video pieces. Dunlap also has done production design and digital video for such Hollywood clients as the late director Mike Nichols and actor/director Ethan Hawke.

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