Baylor in the News

In the Spotlight

3/2/2015
Feb. 27, 2015
Philip Jenkins, Ph.D., Distinguished Professor of History and co-director of the Program on Historical Studies of Religion in Baylor’s Institute for Studies of Religion, is quoted in this story, which deals with how savagery by ISIS and other extremists is shrinking the population of openly practicing Christians in the Middle East. “What we’re seeing right now is the latest phase of something that has been going on for 100 years,- Jenkins says. (Terry Goodrich, assistant director of Baylor Media Communications, covers ISR research and faculty.)

Coming Up

3/2/2015
On WAMC/Inside Higher Ed’s “The Academic Minute,- Davide Zori, Ph.D., assistant professor in the Baylor Interdisciplinary Core in the Honors College, will discuss the social and political importance of lavish Viking feasts in Iceland centuries ago. Zori, an archeologist and scholar of medieval literature, conducted National Science Foundation-funded research at Mosfell farmstead, where he was archeological field director. (Terry Goodrich, assistant director of Baylor Media Communications, pitched and placed this segment.)

Research

3/2/2015
Feb. 26, 2015
Scientists from China and the U.S. have discovered prehistoric evidence of mass migration caused by climate change. Steven Forman, Ph.D., professor of geology in Baylor’s College of Arts & Sciences, helped lead a study using an optically stimulated luminescence technique to identify when minerals were last exposed to sunlight. According to Forman, the study as a whole “has far-reaching implications for understanding how human populations respond and adapt to drastic climate change.-
3/2/2015
March 1, 2015
A study measuring phosphorous levels and their effect on nuisance algae specier by Ryan King, Ph.D., associate professor and graduate program director of biology in Baylor’s College of Arts & Sciences, is mentioned in this article as Arkansas lawmakers draft a bill concerning water quality issues, which •must include the adoption of the maximum phosphorous number determined by Dr. King’s current study.’ King and his team from Baylor were chosen out of a pool of experts to help analyze and determine acceptable phosphorus levels and received a $600,000 grant to conduct the study. (Tonya Lewis, assistant director of Baylor Media Communications, covers biology faculty and research.)

Faculty in the News

3/2/2015
Feb. 28, 2015
AUDIO LINK INCLUDED: Former U.S. Rep. Frank Wolf, now R-Va., holder of the Jerry and Susie Wilson Chair in Religious Freedom at Baylor and co-founder of the 21st Century Wilberforce Initiative, recently led a seven-day trip to Iraq. He is warning that the United States must lead decisive action to protect Christians and other religious minorities facing severe persecution in Iraq, and there may only be months left to save the Christian population there from extinction.

Alumni

3/2/2015
Feb. 25, 2015
Frank A. "Andy" Wilson, B.B.A. ’81 (Accounting), has been appointed independent director of Sparton Corporation, a leading contractor for the design and manufacture of low-to-medium volume highly complex electromechanical devices. Wilson joined PerkinElmer in May 2009 as senior vice president and chief financial officer. In this role, he has overall leadership responsibility for the strategy and operations of all Company finance and control functions.
3/2/2015
Feb. 25, 2015
Cole Daugherty, B.A. ’92 (English), has been named senior vice president of marketing communications at Dallas Market Center, the world’s largest wholesale merchandise mart. In Daugherty’s new role, he will oversee content and creative for marketing communications including public relations, advertising, social media, graphic design, videography and copywriting.

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