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In the Spotlight

1/29/2015
Jan. 28, 2015
VIDEO: Three Baylor IT employees, Bob Hartland, Micah Lamb and Andrew Stripling, have been selected as Wi-Fi coaches for Sunday’s Super Bowl in Arizona and will assist thousands of mobile users connect to the in-stadium network and utilize the in-stadium applications. The trio are the only university representatives among the coaches chosen by Extreme Networks, which installed McLane Stadium’s robust Wi-Fi System. The other coaches are from four NFL teams. (Lori Fogleman, assistant vice president for Baylor Media Communications, covers university technology.)

Research

1/29/2015
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. (Tonya Lewis, assistant director of Baylor Media Communications, covers biomedical studies and pitched and placed this national research story.)
1/29/2015
Jan. 27, 2015
A Baylor psychologist’s review of 50 years of sleep research reveals that sleeping well during youth and middle age may be an "investment" that leads to better mental functioning later in life. Quoted is Michael Scullin, Ph.D., director of the Sleep Neuroscience and Cognition Laboratory at Baylor University and assistant professor of psychology and neuroscience in Baylor’s College of Arts & Sciences. (Terry Goodrich, assistant director of Baylor Media Communications, pitched and placed this story. She covers psychology and neuroscience research and faculty.)
1/29/2015
Jan. 28, 2015
Article addresses toxic communication practices common to relationships and cites a recent Baylor study that identified withdrawal and passive immobility as the two most prominent practices. The article quotes study co-author Keith Sanford, Ph.D., associate professor of psychology and neuroscience in Baylor’s College of Arts & Sciences, who explains why these practices happen and what to do about them. Health Magazine has a circulation of more than six million. (Terry Goodrich, assistant director of Baylor Media Communications, covers psychology and neuroscience and pitched and placed this research story.)
1/29/2015
Jan. 28, 2015
Cindy Riemenschneider, Ph.D., professor of information systems and associate dean for research and faculty development in Baylor’s Hankamer School of Business, is interviewed in this story about her research, which shows that occupational culture and informal social networks at IT firms are areas that need to be addressed to help keep women from fleeing IT jobs. “Because of the imbalance with regard to gender, a woman that wants that type of a mentor may need to seek out a mentor from another organization,- Riemenschneider said. (Eric Eckert, Baylor Media Communications specialist, covers research and faculty at the Hankamer School of Business and placed this story.)

Baylor in the News

1/29/2015
Jan. 28, 2015
Jennifer Elrod, B.A. ’98, Baylor University Regent, has funded the preservation and restoration of Brazos County’s oldest law book, written by Baylor founder Robert Emmett Bledsoe Baylor. “It's very important learning the history of the judiciary and the state," Elrod said. Baylor hopes to display the book once restoration is completed.
1/29/2015
Jan. 28, 2015
Baylor has been named the sixth most influential college on Instagram by College Atlas, and the university attributes this success to its digital asset management (DAM) solution that allows Baylor staff to post professional photos to social media outlets within seconds. Quoted in the article is Robert Rogers, director of photography at Baylor. “Having a professional photo and releasing it immediately is really advantageous to getting better engagement and better overall feel for the university," Rogers said.
1/29/2015
Jan. 29, 2015
Baylor University set another record for recycling and decreased the amount of trash set to landfills, continued a sustainability trend that began in 2006. Quoted in the story are Smith Getterman, assistant director of sustainability and special projects, and Larry Lehr, Ph.D., senior lecturer in environmental science. (Lori Fogleman, assistant vice president of Baylor Media Communications, covers university initiatives, such as sustainability.)

Faculty in the News

1/29/2015
Jan. 29, 2015
Chicago percussionist and composer Glenn Kotche, best known as the drummer for the band Wilco, will perform with Baylor percussion groups Friday at the Waco Hippodrome s part of the School of Music’s annual Percussion Symposium. Quoted in the article is Todd Meehan, D.M.A., assistant professor of percussion. “It’s probably the most unique setup we have had. Normally, in the past, we’ve had a composer element (to the symposium) separate from the performer element. In Glenn Kotche, we have all that rolled into one guy,- Meehan said.
1/29/2015
Jan. 27, 2015
An in-depth Q&A profile with Per Bylund, Ph.D., research professor in the John F. Baugh Center for Entrepreneurship in Baylor’s Hankamer School of Business, who addresses his day-to-day habits, his passion for entrepreneurship and how to bring ideas to life. “As an academic, I think an idea may be inspiring in itself. But to be of value, it needs to speak to someone’s emotions, fantasies, or imagination, then evolve as it’s taken on by someone who realizes its potential,- Byland said. (Eric Eckert, Baylor Media Communications specialist, covers research and faculty at the Hankamer School of Business.)

Students

1/29/2015
VIDEO INCLUDED: Baylor students joined various other groups this week representing cultures from around the world in rehearsals for Mission Waco’s annual “Cultural Foods & Dances Night,- which will be held Saturday at the World Cup Café and Jubilee Theatre. Quoted in the article are students Binzhi Zhao, Anusha Atmakuri and Race Savage.

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