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In the Spotlight

10/29/2014
Sept. 30, 2014
Article in Inc., a national publication that targets CEOs and other top management executives of fast-growing companies, gives business owners and managers steps to take to build a strong supply chain. Pedro Reyes, Ph.D., associate professor of operations and supply chain management in Baylor’s Hankamer School of Business and director of the Center for Excellence in Supply Chain Management, is quoted about technological advances in the industry â€" particularly regarding the use of radio frequency identification (RFID) tags and, what he calls, an era of “smart replenishment.â€- (Eric Eckert, Baylor Media Communications specialist, covers faculty and research in the Hankamer School of Business and facilitated the Inc. interview with Dr. Reyes.)

Research

10/29/2014
Oct. 24, 2014
Research conducted by Thomas Fergus, Ph.D., assistant professor of psychology and neuroscience in the College of Arts & Sciences, on “cyberchondria,â€- the term used to describe the anxiety of those who obsess about their health by searching online about symptoms and illnesses, is cited in this article about nine signs of being a cyberchondriac. (Terry Goodrich, assistant director of Baylor Media Communications who covers psychology and neuroscience research and faculty at Baylor, originally pitched Fergus's research in October 2013 and placed it in numerous national media outlets.)

Baylor in the News

10/29/2014
Oct. 28, 2014
Among the 12 Texas schools who made U.S. News & World Report’s list of the best 500 universities in the world were Rice and Baylor University. Baylor came in at No. 347 in the world (71 in the U.S.). With 140 universities on the list, the United States overwhelmingly dominated the global rankings as a country, including taking eight of the top 10 spots.
10/29/2014
Oct. 28, 2014
Leaders with the city of Waco, Baylor, the Waco Mammoth Site and the National Parks Conservation Association are in Washington, D.C., this week to make the pitch for an executive order to make the Waco Mammoth Site a national monument. Ellie Caston, Ph.D., director of the Mayborn Museum and senior lecturer in museum studies, is among the delegation that has traveled to Washington, D.C. “I think the best thing is that we have the perfect model for the future set up, a coordinated effort between the private sector, Baylor, the city and the Park Service,â€- said Gayle Lacy, chairwoman of the Waco Mammoth Foundation.

Students

10/29/2014
Oct. 22, 2014
Gavin Saari, a graduate student studying environmental science at Baylor, recently received a grant from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Saari and others who were awarded grants are conducting research related to mitigating the impacts of climate change on plant communities.

Alumni

10/29/2014
Oct. 27, 2014
Q&A with Doyle R. Simons, B.B.A. ’86, president and chief executive officer of Weyerhaeuser, one of the world's largest forest products companies. “Our vision is to grow a truly great company. A critical part of that is making a great contribution to society â€" and we do that by making products that make life better. Our wood products are used to build homes where people raise their families. Our cellulose fibers are used to make diapers that keep babies healthy and clean. Every day our products help people meet fundamental needs.â€-

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