Baylor in the News

In the Spotlight

4/17/2014
April 17, 2014
Article about the mental trauma of citizens and others who experienced last year's fertilizer plant explosion in West, Texas, quotes Jim Ellor, Ph.D., professor in the Baylor School of Social Work, who has worked with a team of therapists to provide counseling to residents since the explosion. The story includes a photo of the "Tree of Hope," on which hangs stars given to West residents by Baylor social work students. Residents wrote messages of hope to their community on the stars, which then were placed on the tree.

Research

4/17/2014
Article offering suggestions on how to resolve conflict in relationships mentions research by Keith Sanford, Ph.D., associate professor of psychology and neuroscience in Baylor's College of Arts & Sciences. Sanford found that negative communication between couples doesn't always result in negative resolutions and that avoiding negative communication doesn't always result in positive resolutions. (This story was placed by Terry Goodrich, assistant director of Baylor Media Communications, who covers the psychology and neuroscience department.)
4/17/2014
April 17, 2014
Article on a recent study that suggests adolescent boys and girls who have greater muscle strength are at a lower risk for heart disease and diabetes. Paul M. Gordon, Ph.D., chair and professor of health, human performance and recreation in Baylor's School of Education, was the study’s corresponding author and noted that strengthening activities may be just as important as aerobic fitness. (Tonya Lewis, assistant director of Baylor Media Communications, who covers the School of Education placed this story.)

Baylor in the News

4/17/2014
April 13, 2014
Blog post about university business plan competitions mentions the New Venture Competition in Baylor's Hankamer School of Business. The event is a two-day, dual round competition that promotes entrepreneurship and small business development.

Faculty in the News

4/17/2014
April 16, 2014
Amber Adamson, lecturer in the department of journalism, public relations and new media in Baylor’s College of Arts and Sciences, has written a new book titled, “The Last Alarm: First Responders’ Stories of the West Explosion,â€- in which she chronicles first-person accounts of more than 40 first responders to the fertilizer plant explosion in West, Texas, last April. (This story was placed by Eric Eckert, media communications specialist in Baylor Media Communications.)
4/17/2014
April 17, 2014
Arts column on the importance of orchestra conductors by David A. Smith, Ph.D., senior lecturer of history in Baylor’s College of Arts & Sciences. (Terry Goodrich, assistant director of Baylor Media Communications, is responsible for covering the history department.)

Alumni

4/17/2014
April 12, 2014
Rogers Pope Sr., who earned his degree in economics from Baylor in 1959, has been selected as one of four honorees to be inducted to the Texas Bankers Hall of Fame. The chairman of the board and chief executive officer of Texas Bank and Trust in Longview is a former member of the Baylor Board of Regents and the Hankamer School of Business Advisory Council.

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