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3/3/2015
March 3, 2015
In today's Academic Minute, Davide Zori, Ph.D., assistant professor in Baylor Interdisciplinary Core, talks about Viking social structures and the Vikings' love of parties, power and politics in Iceland, where many immigrated centuries ago. Zori, an archeologist and scholar of medieval literature, conducted National Science Foundation-funded research at Mosfell farmstead in Iceland, where he is archeological field director. (Terry Goodrich, assistant director of Baylor Media Communications, pitched and placed this segment, which was recorded at the studios of KWBU-FM in Waco.)

Baylor in the News

3/3/2015
Feb. 18, 2015
Baylor was one of 10 universities selected by The Campus Kitchens Project to receive grants to help create replicable programs with the power to fix the root causes of adult hunger, such as transportation and mobility issues, lack of access to fresh produce and isolation. This is part of an investment in The Campus Kitchens Project from the AARP Foundation with the goal to develop innovative, sustainable solutions to increase food security for older Americans.

Faculty in the News

3/3/2015
Feb. 27, 2015
VIDEO: Story about last week’s online debate over the color of a dress includes comments from Charles D. Weaver, Ph.D., professor and chair of psychology and neuroscience in Baylor’s College of Arts & Sciences, who explains how the human brain tries to separate the bright background from the dark foreground, causing humans to see different colors. (Terry Goodrich, assistant director of Baylor Media Communications, covers psychology research and faculty.)
3/3/2015
Feb. 27, 2015
As part of the Great Preacher Series, David Garland, Ph.D., interim provost at Baylor, and Joel Gregory, Ph.D., professor of preaching at Baylor’s Truett Seminary, will serve as guest preachers at First Baptist Church Amarillo. Garland will speak on May 3 and Gregory on Oct. 4. (Terry Goodrich, assistant director of Baylor Media Communications, covers the seminary.)

Students

3/3/2015
March 2, 2015
VIDEO INCLUDED: Baylor sophomore Kate Russell organized a fundraising event called "Carry a Jerry Run" through the Baylor organization SIGHT to raise money for the Parental Care Ministries of her hometown of Tyler, Texas. The aim of the race was to represent what it is like for Ugandan children to carry a jerry can for miles to fetch water. Nearly $3,000 was raised during the event.

Alumni

3/3/2015
Feb. 28, 2015
Sherry Claypool Kuehl, B.A. ’83 (communication studies), pays tribute to her former home state in her latest book, “Trouble in Texas.- Kuehl is known for her popular Kansas City Star blog, “Snarky in the Suburbs,- which piqued the interest of ABC TV producers interested in turning it into a comedy series.

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