Baylor in the News

Research

7/28/2015
July 17, 2015
Article about celebrities who have experienced depression cites Wave III of the Baylor Religion Survey and quotes Paul Froese, Ph.D., associate professor of sociology in Baylor’s College of Arts & Sciences. Froese, part of the research team that studied the connection between mental health and spirituality, said that respondents who have strong beliefs about their relationship with God have significantly better mental health, and that those who attend religious services regularly have the lowest reported number of mental health issues. (Terry Goodrich, assistant director of Baylor Media Communications, covers sociology research and faculty.)
7/28/2015
July 24, 2015
Building Products Plus, a Houston-based company, has found success in hiring employees through the Prison Entrepreneurship Program (PEP), which operates in more than 60 Texas prisons. Baylor researchers in 2013 conducted a study and found that PEP outperformed nine similar rehabilitation programs in achieving lower recidivism rates. Baylor’s Hankamer School of Business partners with PEP to help prisoners pursue certificates in entrepreneurship. (Eric Eckert, Baylor Media Communications specialist, covers Hankamer research and faculty.)

Baylor in the News

7/28/2015
July 27, 2015
Third news item reports on Baylor being named to the honor roll of The Chronicle of Higher Education's “Great Colleges to Work For- program. Fifth news item focuses on a $10 million anonymous alumni gift to the department of communication sciences and disorders that will enhance leadership, program and faculty development; extend funding for research, collaborations and community engagement; and significantly expand the capacity of the graduate program.
7/28/2015
July 24, 2015
VIDEO LINK INCLUDED: This story about the unusual pronunciations of cities and counties in Texas mentions a “great resource for any resident" -- the Texas Almanac Pronunciation Guide, assembled in the late 1940s by legendary speech communications professor George Stokes, who earned his M.A. from Baylor in 1947. Stokes passed away in July 2001. He was often referred to as the "Voice of Baylor" for the many years he spent as the public address announcer for Baylor football and basketball games and master of ceremonies for All University Sing and Pigskin Revue.
7/28/2015
July 25, 2015
A bipartisan group of national thought leaders, including Baylor President and Chancellor Ken Starr, has called upon Congress to take action to develop a national strategy addressing the tragic global crisis in religious freedom. With the catastrophic state of international religious persecution, violence and terrorism, a deficient foreign policy will have dire consequences for religious minorities worldwide as well as for U.S. national security.

Faculty in the News

7/28/2015
July 27, 2015
Joyce Nuner, Ph.D., assistant professor of child development and family studies in Baylor’s Robbins College of Health and Human Sciences, says that gifts such as shape sorters and peg toys help children with hand-eye coordination and fine motor development. (Terry Goodrich, assistant director of Baylor Media Communications, covers family and consumer sciences research and faculty.)
7/28/2015
July 18, 2015
VIDEO LINK: In a cemetery in Brooks County, Texas, remains of immigrants who died while crossing the U.S.-Mexico border have been interred in mass graves and buried in trash bags. In this video, Lori Baker, Ph.D., associate professor of anthropology in Baylor’s College of Arts & Sciences, discusses the improper burial techniques that she and her team of forensic scientists and students found while unearthing graves. (Tonya Lewis, assistant director of Baylor Media Communications, covers faculty and research in the anthropology department.)

Alumni

7/28/2015
Baylor alumnus Roy Lee Ward, B.F.A. Art ’66, passed away on July 13. Ward was well known in the Carthage, Texas, art community and was considered one of the best artists in the annual Midwest Gathering of the Artists. In Ward’s art, considered Western Historical, he depicts human experience in action. One of his most famous pieces is a gigantic painting of the famed Pikes Peak Mountain, which he painted for the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado.
7/28/2015
July 24, 2015
Titanium Healthcare Inc. has named Debbie Woods, B.A. Speech Communication ’80, J.D. ’82, to its board of directors and also appointed her as chief marketing officer. Woods successfully launched Titanium’s "Personalized Medicine" platform that focuses on pharmacogenomics testing ("PGx"), the study of the role of genetics in drug response.

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