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Research

2/9/2016
Feb. 4, 2016
While studying fossilized skulls of an ancient wildebeest-like animal called the Rusingoryx atopocranion, Daniel Peppe, Ph.D., associate professor of geology in Baylor's College of Arts & Sciences, and a team of researchers discovered the mammal had a very unusual, trumpet-like nasal dome similar to lambeosaurine hadrosaur dinosaurs that lived during the Cretaceous period. Their research findings appear in the journal “Current Biology.â€- (Tonya B. Lewis, assistant director of Baylor Media Communications, covers research and faculty in the geology department.)
2/9/2016
Feb. 2, 2016
Columnist who maintains that Latinos are stereotyped at elite universities mentions a recent Baylor study which found that white students at prestigious colleges were more likely to see Latinos and blacks as less competent than Asian-Americans. The study was led by Jerry Z. Park, Ph.D., associate professor of sociology in Baylor’s College of Arts & Sciences. (Terry Goodrich, assistant director of Baylor Media Communications, pitched the story nationally. She covers sociology research and faculty.)

Faculty in the News

2/9/2016
Feb. 8, 2016
In this article, Thomas Kidd, Ph.D., associate director of Baylor’s Institute for Studies of Religion (ISR), notes that the suggestion that Muslims and Christians worship the same God has only recently become more common in evangelical circles, in part due to influential voices like President George W. Bush and Pope Francis. But the tension remains because traditional Christians and traditional Muslims “believe very different things about who God is,â€- he said.
2/9/2016
Feb. 3, 2016
William Reichenstein, Ph.D., professor of finance at Baylor’s Hankamer School of Business, is quoted in this article about the most beneficial ways to claim Social Security benefits. Reichenstein comments about one-earner couples and how they may lose out under the new rules.
2/9/2016
Feb. 8, 2016
This business column by the Kansas City Star’s Diane Stafford features Anne Grinols, assistant dean for faculty development and college initiatives in Baylor’s Hankamer School of Business, who advises job-seekers to avoid adding “multitaskingâ€- to their resumes. (Eric Eckert, Baylor Media Communications specialist, pitched this story idea nationally. He covers faculty and research in the Hankamer School of Business.)

Alumni

2/9/2016
Feb. 8, 2016
Hendrix College education professor Dionne B. Jackson, Ph.D. (Education), ’10, will become the private college's first vice president for diversity and inclusion and chief diversity officer beginning July 1.

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