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3/30/2017
March 30, 2017
Article about Lori A. Spies, Ph.D., R.N., assistant professor in the Baylor University Louise Herrington School of Nursing (LHSON), who was selected for a 2017-18 Fulbright Global Scholar Award. “The award will allow me the amazing opportunity to teach and implement research in three countries,â€- Spies said. “I look forward to collaborating with health care providers in India, Vietnam and Zambia to research best education practices in noncommunicable diseases.â€-

Research

3/30/2017
March 23, 2017
AUDIO: People who fear robots, artificial intelligence and technology they don’t understand are three times more likely to fear job loss. Most frightened are women, non-whites and the less educated, according to a study by Baylor sociologist Paul McClure. (Terry Goodrich, assistant director of Media Communications, pitched this story nationally. She covers sociology faculty and research.)
3/30/2017
March 28, 2017
Essay by Eric Metaxas, a best-selling author, speaker and radio host, who writes about the importance of keeping Christians in the public square, focusing on recent research by Byron R. Johnson, Ph.D., co-founder of Baylor’s Institute for Studies of Religion, and William Wubbenhorst, a non-resident ISR fellow, about the quantity and quality of the work that faith-based organizations do for the homeless day in and day out. Their research found that FBOs are “at the forefront of innovationâ€- in helping to transform homeless people and their families through a variety of education, healthcare, job training and addiction recovery services.

Baylor in the News

3/30/2017
March 29, 2017
The Baptist World Alliance represents a Christian world communion, not just an affinity group or organization, BWA General Secretary Neville Callam told an assembly at Baylor University’s Truett Theological Seminary. Callam addressed the “essential oneness of Christian world communionâ€- when he delivered the Willson-Addis Lecture on March 28.

Faculty in the News

3/30/2017
March 29, 2017
Mia Moody-Ramirez, Ph.D., associate professor of director of journalism, PR and new media, is quoted in this article about news coverage of minority women who go missing. She co-authored a 2009 study comparing coverage of four missing women in the mid-2000s, which found that two white women received 597 and 131 transcripts from four major news outlets within a month of their disappearance, while two black women received five and four. She said that mainstream media continue to underreport cases of missing women of color, but that social media platforms have helped to fill the void.
3/30/2017
March 25, 2017
David A. Smith, Ph.D., senior lecturer of history in Baylor's College of Arts & Sciences, will participate in a humanities panel discussion, “Can the 21st Century America Bear the Humanities?â€-, at the 2017 Virginia Humanities Conference at Shenandoah University on April 7-8.

Students

3/30/2017
March 23, 2017
Baylor’s Office of Student and Community Engagement, in partnership with International Justice Mission, held a forum for students on human trafficking. “This gave us the opportunity to get students to talk about such a hot topic in the community,â€- said Erin Payseur, International Justice Mission faculty adviser and associate director for civic learning initiatives.

Alumni

3/30/2017
March 17, 2017
After making a guest appearance in almost every episode of HGTV's Fixer Upper with Joanna and Chip Gaines, Clint Harp, B.B.A. (Management) ’00, and his wife, Kelly Harp, B.S.Ed. (Interdisciplinary Studies) ’02, star in a new reality television series titled “Wood Workâ€- on the DIY Network.
3/30/2017
March 28, 2017
Kelly P. Luttrell, B.B.A., M.Acc. (Accounting) ’02, has been promoted to senior vice president, chief financial officer and treasurer of Jernigan Capital Inc., a New York Stock Exchange-listed real estate investment trust that provides debt and equity capital to private developers, owners and operators of self-storage facilities.

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