Baylor in the News

Research

6/29/2016
June 28, 2016
Parents in the United States generally are not as happy as those without children, with the major reason being the relative lack of workplace "packages'' of policies such as paid sick time, paid vacation, flexible work hours and paid maternal or parental leave, said co-researcher Matthew Andersson, Ph.D., assistant professor of sociology in Baylor’s College of Arts & Sciences. The U.S. also has the largest "happiness gap" among parents compared to nonparents in 22 industrialized countries, according to the study, to be published in a forthcoming issue of the American Journal of Sociology. HealthDay is featured on more than 5,000 websites, among them CBS News, MSN Health Living, U.S. News & World Report and WebMD. (Terry Goodrich, assistant director of Baylor Media Communications, pitched this story nationally. She covers sociology research and faculty.)
6/29/2016
June 27, 2016
This story highlights a new study from Baylor University’s Hankamer School of Business that helps leaders better understand how to manage innovators, specifically scientists and engineers. “Our study suggests that leaders who understand how to manage their employees’ commitment to both their organizations and professions may be the most successful at motivating and retaining innovators,- said the study’s lead author, Sara Perry, Ph.D., assistant professor of management. Emily Hunter, Ph.D., associate professor of management served as coauthor. (Eric Eckert, Baylor Media Communications specialist, pitched this story nationally. He covers faculty and research in the Hankamer School of Business.)
6/29/2016
June 13, 2016
Lack of transportation is a hurdle for many families in Texas whose children could benefit from free summer meals, a federally funded program administered by the Texas Department of Agriculture, according to a study by the Texas Hunger Initiative at Baylor University. Partnering with local public transportation and communities in innovative and alternative ways to provide awareness of and access to the meals sites might increase participation, suggested Kathy Krey, THI research director and study co-author. (Terry Goodrich, assistant director of Baylor Media Communications, pitched this story nationally.)

Faculty in the News

6/29/2016
June 25, 2016
Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, who has been courting religious leaders, has drawn attention for his responses to the question about who exactly Jesus was and what is needed for salvation. Thomas Kidd, Ph.D., Distinguished Professor of History and associate director of Baylor’s Institute for Studies of Religion, said that no one expects a “canned evangelic-sounding answer- when Trump faces religious questions, but the key is whether he can use personal language that rings true.
6/29/2016
June 29, 2016
Philip Jenkins, Distinguished Professor of History in Baylor’s Institute for Studies of Religion, writes that the British referendum vote to leave the European Union presented “a powerful proclamation by a silent majority who felt utterly betrayed and neglected by global and corporate forces. But leaving means that Britain would abandon its role as a dominant European power, Jenkins says.
6/29/2016
June 28, 2016
Lynn Tatum, Ph.D., senior lecturer in Baylor’s Honors College, praises the Waco community for refusing to fall prey to Islamophobia. He spoke at the Islamic Center of Waco during the weekend’s iftar, the evening meal when Muslims end their daily Ramadan fast at sunset.

Students

6/29/2016
June 28, 2016
Incoming freshman Alexander McCullough was selected to participate in a four-week biomedical science summer externship at UT Health Northeast. The program, which was open to both high school and college students, allows 18 externs to shadow physicians and research scientists in order to see both the patient-care and laboratory research facets of the medical field. McCullough plans to study in Baylor University’s premedical program when he enters in the fall.

Alumni

6/29/2016
June 29, 2016
Ashton Brown, BA (Journalism) ’16, was hired by Lewis Public Relations in Dallas as an associate. Shelby Tidwell, BA (Journalism) ’15, was promoted to senior associate. Brown previously interned for Baylor University Media Communications, Levenson Group, and McLennan Community College’s Office of Marketing and Communications. While at Baylor, she was twice recognized by faculty with an award for top public relations career portfolio and was named one of the “22 PR Rock Stars of the Future- by Arik Hanson of ACH Communications.
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