Baylor in the News

In the Spotlight

9/27/2016
Sept. 26, 2016
Baylor is hosting researchers from each Big 12 university this week, who are discussing issues related to water quality, sustainability and climate change at the Big 12 Water Conference at the BRIC. “I think the great thing about getting together a lot of bright scientists and engineers from not just our own backyard, but also from other states from Big 12 Conference universities, is that there’s fantastic capacity at those universities in diverse topics,- said Bryan W. Brooks, Ph.D., professor of environmental science and biomedical studies and Big 12 Water Conference steering committee member. Brooks presented on “Urban Environmental Quality and the Food-Energy-Water Nexus,- and discussed finding specific environmental research needs, rather than trying to accomplish overwhelming and broad challenges presented by world organizations.

Research

9/27/2016
Sept. 25, 2016
AUDIO: Paul Froese, Ph.D., associate professor of sociology in the College of Arts & Sciences and resident scholar at the Institute for Studies of Religion at Baylor, discusses the meaning of life and how his book, “On Purpose: How We Create the Meaning of Life,- is designed to help people be more reflective on how they think about their purpose. The Research on Religion is a weekly podcast series devoted to the social scientific study of religion.
9/27/2016
Sept. 26, 2016
VIDEO: Baylor University is hosting the second annual Big 12 Water Conference this week at the BRIC with water scientists from Big 12 universities to discuss issues, including water use and conservation, climate change, groundwater sustainability, irrigation and water quality. Interviewed is Bryan W. Brooks, Ph.D., professor of environmental science and biomedical studies and Big 12 Water Conference steering committee member.
9/27/2016
September 20, 2016
New Baylor research published in the Journal of Health and Social Behavior suggests that growing up in a well-off home can benefit a child’s long-term physical health, but a lack of parent-child warmth, or the presence of abuse, may eliminate the health advantage of a privileged background. The research was conducted by Matthew A. Andersson, Ph.D., assistant professor of sociology in Baylor’s College of Arts & Sciences. (Terry Goodrich, assistant director of Baylor Media Communications, covers sociology research and faculty.)

Baylor in the News

9/27/2016
Sept. 26, 2016
Tens of thousands of people gathered on the National Mall Saturday to celebrate the opening of the Smithsonian Museum of African American History and Culture. The museum’s “Musical Crossroads- exhibit features music from Baylor’s Black Gospel Music Restoration Project, founded by Bob Darden, professor of journalism, public relations and new media, and housed in the Baylor Libraries.
9/27/2016
Sept. 26, 2016
VIDEO: A large audience heard Pulitzer Prize-winning author and historian David McCullough give Baylor’s annual Beall Russell Lecture in the Humanities. McCullough spoke on the "Incomparable Advantage of Intellectual Curiosity" and the important role of understanding history. "History is about people. History is human. •When in the course of human events,’ the operative word is human, so you’ve got to understand the human beings involved,- McCullough said.

Faculty in the News

9/27/2016
Sept. 26, 2016
Patrick Flavin, Ph.D., associate professor of political science in Baylor’s College of Arts & Sciences, is interviewed for this story about Monday night’s presidential debate. "Both candidates tonight are really speaking to that small sliver of the electorate who are undecided and will use this and the future debates and other information that comes after the debate to make their decision come Election Day,- Flavin said.
9/27/2016
Sept. 26, 2016
VIDEO: Patrick Flavin, Ph.D., associate professor of political science in Baylor’s College of Arts & Sciences, joined KCEN-TV on Monday night for an analysis of the first presidential debate between candidates Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump.

Students

9/27/2016
Sept. 27, 2016
Baylor students are participating in a Reach Out and Read, nationwide literacy program revived in Waco that incorporates books into pediatric care and encourages families to read aloud together. Student-athletes Sommer Stanley (soccer) and Sam Tecklenburg (football) were among the students who read to children in the doctors’ waiting rooms. “I’ve read to kids a ton of times in the past, and I thought it was a good opportunity to get out in the community. I think this program is good, and reading was something my parents always stressed to me as long as I can remember. It’s something I can appreciate, and it’s definitely worth it,- Tecklenburg said.

Alumni

9/27/2016
Sept. 24, 2016
Lane, B.A. ’04, M.A. ’06, and Amy, B.A. ’04, M.S.W. ’05, Murphy have purchased the historic St. James United Methodist Church’s building in downtown Waco, for which they envision multiple uses that could include their antiques business and a restaurant. “We were so thankful that they would trust this place to us, and we hope we can honor that,- Amy Murphy said. Whatever its use, Lane Murphy said, “It has to be something special.-
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