Baylor in the News

In the Spotlight

1/28/2015
Jan. 27, 2015
Article about a recent study published in the journal Environmental Health by epidemiologist Lea Steele, Ph.D., research professor in Baylor’s Institute of Biomedical Studies, and a team of researchers who found the first direct evidence between Gulf War illness and a genetic factor that can render some individuals more susceptible to adverse effects of certain chemicals. The Military Times has a circulation of nearly 238,000 current and former U.S. military personnel. It is part of the Military Times Media Group, which includes the Army, Navy, Air Force and Marine Corps Times. (Tonya Lewis, assistant director of Baylor Media Communications, covers biomedical studies and pitched and placed this national research story.)

Research

1/28/2015
Jan. 24, 2015
AUDIO: Michael Scullin, Ph.D., director of Baylor’s Sleep Neuroscience and Cognition Laboratory, is featured in a Q&A session with the BBC's Stephen Nolan about how and why sound sleep in youth and middle age can benefit people’s memory in old age. Scullin, assistant professor of psychology and neuroscience in Baylor’s College of Arts & Sciences, examined 50 years of sleep research and was lead author in an article published in the journal Perspectives on Psychological Science. The Q&A begins at 1:52:12 and runs through 1:59:38. (Terry Goodrich, assistant director of Baylor Media Communications, pitched and placed this story. She covers psychology and neuroscience.)
1/28/2015
Jan. 27, 2015
Article about a review of 50 years of sleep research by Michael Scullin, Ph.D., director of Baylor's Sleep Neuroscience and Cognition Laboratory and assistant professor of psychology and neuroscience in the College of Arts & Sciences, that found that sleeping well during youth and middle age may be an "investment" that leads to better mental functioning later in life. HealthDay is a leading producer and syndicator of evidence-based health news for consumers and medical professionals and is featured on more than 5,000 websites. (Terry Goodrich, assistant director of Baylor Media Communications, pitched and placed this story. She covers psychology and neuroscience research and faculty.)
1/28/2015
Jan. 28, 2015
Article about a study by Keith Sanford, Ph.D., associate professor of psychology and neuroscience in Baylor's College of Arts & Sciences, that showed how withdrawal or expecting a spouse or lover to read one’s mind are two strategies that can harm relationships during conflicts. Sanford’s research was published in Psychological Assessment, the journal of the American Psychological Association. Health Magazine has a circulation of 1.3 million. (Terry Goodrich, assistant director of Baylor Media Communications, pitched and placed this story. She covers psychology and neuroscience research and faculty.)
1/28/2015
Jan. 26, 2015
Genes and environment contribute to the link between drinking alone or under peer pressure, according to a study published in Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research. One of the researchers was Shawn J. Latendresse, assistant professor of psychology and neuroscience in Baylor’s College of Arts & Sciences. (Terry Goodrich, assistant director of Baylor Media Communications, covers psychology and neuroscience research and faculty.)

Baylor in the News

1/28/2015
Jan. 27, 2015
Federal and local officials broke ground on the Brazos River Demonstration Wetland, a project whereby 12 acres around the Waco Metropolitan Area Regional Sewer System will be used to tests methods of waste removal. The $2.5 million project, which will open this summer, was created as a partnership among the city, Baylor University, the U.S. Geological Survey and the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation.

Faculty in the News

1/28/2015
Jan. 28, 2015
VIDEO EMBEDDED: Sergiy Kudelia, Ph.D, assistant professor of political science in Baylor’s College of Arts & Sciences, recently returned from a trip to the eastern regions in Ukraine and says the most recent outbreak is the worst violence to date. He says the ceasefire is dependent on the continuation of the negotiations. The Real News is a global video online news network. (Terry Goodrich, assistant director of Baylor Media Communications, covers political science research and faculty.)

Alumni

1/28/2015
Jan. 25, 2015
An in-depth look into the success and business background of Oracle CEO Mark Hurd, B.B.A. ’79. Hurd attended Baylor University on a tennis scholarship and is currently a member of the Board of Regents.

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