Baylor in the News

In the Spotlight

9/26/2016
Sept. 25, 2016
Column by Baylor Interim President David E. Garland about the “enduring spirit of goodwill and the partnerships that exist between Baylor and our hometown of Waco.â€- Garland writes about the various ways that students, faculty, staff, alumni and friends are active in community partnerships that are integral to the life and future of Waco and Baylor University.

Research

9/26/2016
Sept. 26, 2016
Article about research on the bereavement practices of Catholic Latino communities by Candi Cann, Ph.D., assistant professor in the Baylor Interdisciplinary Core in the Honors College. Cann hopes the research will help expand training programs in the funeral service industry about Latino grieving and funeral practices. (Terry Goodrich, assistant director of Baylor Media Communications, covers Baylor Interdisciplinary Core research and faculty.)
9/26/2016
Sept. 26, 2016
Article about research by Matthew A. Andersson, Ph.D., assistant professor of sociology in Baylor’s College of Arts & Sciences, that found that while growing up in a home with a high socio-economic status can benefit a child’s physical health even decades later, if there isn’t a healthy bond and relationship in that home, the benefits of status may not matter. (Terry Goodrich, assistant director of Baylor Media Communications, covers sociology research and faculty.)
9/26/2016
Aug. 18, 2016
Research by Matthew Andersson, Ph.D., assistant professor of sociology in Baylor’s College of Arts & Sciences, found that people trying to shed pounds, but who regularly spend time with heavier people, may feel more comfortable with those individuals but are more likely to lose weight if they include thinner people in their social lives. (Terry Goodrich, assistant director of Baylor Media Communications, covers sociology research and faculty.)

Baylor in the News

9/26/2016
Sept. 23, 2016
AUDIO: Selected recordings from Baylor University’s Black Gospel Music Restoration Project â€" the world’s largest initiative to identify, acquire, digitize, and catalog gospel music â€" can be heard as part of an exhibit at the Smithsonian’s Museum for African American History and Culture, which opened over the weekend. Interviewed for the story are project founder Robert Darden, professor of journalism, public relations and new media, and Eric Ames, curator of digital collections in University Libraries.
9/26/2016
Sept. 26, 2016
Feature on Rita Patteson, who recently retired after 50 years at Baylor, including as director of Armstrong Browning Library, which houses the world’s largest collection of materials related to Victorian poets Robert Browning and Elizabeth Barrett Browning. Quoted are Patteson; Jennifer Borderud, interim director of ABL; and Pattie Orr, dean of University Libraries and vice president for information technology.

Faculty in the News

9/26/2016
Sept. 26, 2016
Q&A with Martin Medhurst, Distinguished Professor of Rhetoric and Communication and professor of political science in Baylor’s College of Arts & Sciences, about his insight into what it takes to be a successful student and professional in the field of communications. He also discusses his scholarly expertise on presidential rhetoric.
9/26/2016
Sept. 22, 2016
In his weekly column, David A. Smith, Ph.D., senior lecturer in history in Baylor’s College of Arts & Sciences, writes about the announcement that the Museum of Modern Art in New York City is digitizing all of its holdings, making its history “accessible to historians, students, artists, and anyone concerned with modern and contemporary art.â€- The project’s unveiling “directly aligns with the Museum’s mission of encouraging an ever-deeper understanding of modern and contemporary art.â€-

Students

9/26/2016
Sept. 24, 2016
VIDEO: Volunteers from groups, including Baylor’s Sustainability Student Advisory Board, took part in a cleanup and beautification project at Airport Park at Lake Waco on Saturday. "Being able to volunteer at a park and then being able to see your work in progress and go visit that and bring friends and family to it is something special," Baylor senior Mark McComb said.

Alumni

9/26/2016
Sept. 22, 2016
Feature on renowned tenor Jay Hunter Morris, B.M.Ed. (Choral Music) ’86, who grew up the son of a preacher in a small East Texas town and was “blessed to find his passion in opera.â€-
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