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9/23/2016
Sept. 23, 2016
AUDIO: Selected recordings from Baylor University’s Black Gospel Music Restoration Project â€" the world’s largest initiative to identify, acquire, digitize and catalog gospel music â€" can be heard as part of an exhibit at the Smithsonian’s Museum for African American History and Culture, which opens this weekend. Interviewed for the story are project founder Robert Darden, professor of journalism, public relations and new media, and Eric Ames, curator of digital collections in University Libraries.

Research

9/23/2016
Sept. 22, 2016
Article on school breakfast participation in school districts in every Texas county, including Waco ISD, from data compiled in the Texas School Breakfast Report Card by the Texas Hunger Initiative (THI) at Baylor. “We look at food insecurity data from a statewide perspective, which allows us to recognize trends and develop effective strategies that can be implemented across our diverse state,â€- said Kathy Krey, director of research for THI. “It is an invaluable tool for improving participation in school breakfast and reducing childhood food insecurity.â€-
9/23/2016
Sept. 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

9/23/2016
Sept. 22, 2016
Article about how Baylor’s Black Gospel Music Restoration Project is now part of a featured exhibit at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture, which opens this weekend. Project founder Robert F. Darden, professor of journalism, public relations and new media, and other Baylor officials were invited to a preview of the museum and experienced the interactive “Musical Crossroadsâ€- experience that includes selections from the Baylor digital collection.
9/23/2016
Sept. 21, 2016
Feature on Baylor’s new Margaret and Weldon Ratliff Performance Center, which was designed specifically for student-athletes to help them perform their best on game days. The performance center features a weight room, performance lab and nutrition center which all work together to help athletes succeed.

Faculty in the News

9/23/2016
Sept. 22, 2016
Joseph Kickasola, Ph.D., professor of film and digital media and director of the Baylor in New York program, will participate in a film discussion during the Princeton Theological Seminary Film Festival, which features four days of thought-provoking films that provide a unique opportunity to explore some of the deepest aspects of the human condition.
9/23/2016
Sept. 22, 2016
Jo-Ann Tsang, Ph.D., associate professor of psychology in Baylor’s College of Arts & Sciences, is quoted in this article about gratitude, particularly about the positive emotions people experience when they receive messages of thanks or acts of kindness. “Those are happy surprises â€" you’re not expecting coffee or for someone to hold the door open for you,â€- said Tsang, who does gratitude research. “You’re more likely to feel grateful if you receive help that’s unexpected. It’s different if a doorman holds the door than a stranger, because that’s not their job.â€-

Alumni

9/23/2016
Sept. 22, 2016
Candice Millard, M.A. (English) '92, will discuss her new book, "Hero of the Empire: The Boer War, a Daring Escape, and the Making of Winston Churchill," at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 28 at the Dallas Museum of Art.

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