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8/25/2016
Aug. 24, 2016
VIDEO INCLUDED: The Baptist Standard features the summer commencement address delivered by Baylor Interim President David E. Garland. His words of biblical wisdom not only apply to university graduates, but also to students at all points on the academic spectrum as they begin the 2016-17 school year.

Research

8/25/2016
Aug. 23, 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

8/25/2016
Aug. 25, 2016
The new exhibit “Multiplicity- highlights the elegance of math in art at Baylor's Martin Museum of Art. “Multiplicity- and a concurrent exhibit featuring work from artists including Ansel Adams, Aegidius Sadeler the Younger and Albrecht Durer will run until Sept. 25 at the museum.
8/25/2016
Aug. 25, 2016
This column about the importance of national park sites and monuments credits Baylor for its involvement in fundraising efforts with the city of Waco and the Waco Mammoth Foundation to protect the Waco Mammoth National Monument and prepare the site for inclusion in the National Park System.

Faculty in the News

8/25/2016
Aug. 25, 2016
Column by Gary Carnini, Ph.D., associate dean for graduate business programs in the Hankamer School of Business, about how employees in the health care industry can avoid cognitive tunneling, a deep focus on one thing while avoiding everything else, by combining stretch goals and smaller objectives.
8/25/2016
Aug. 25, 2016
Sam Henderson, theater arts lecturer in Baylor’s College of Arts & Sciences, will moderate a multiethnic panel of actors, directors and writers who will discuss cultural diversity in theater Friday at Baylor. Stan Denman, Ph.D., professor and chair of theater arts, said the discussion is meant to address questions of casting of ethnically identifiable roles, presentation of stories and subjects from differing cultures. “The solution is found in education, not Hollywood,- Denman said. “We want to begin the conversation and it’s one that needs to be happening in largely white institutions.-
8/25/2016
Aug. 24, 2016
Washington Post columnist E.J. Dionne writes about how secular and religious intellectuals historically engaged in dialogue to help the public engage in and understand contentious issues. Dionne points to a recent essay in Harper’s by Alan Jacobs, Ph.D., Distinguished Professor of Humanities in the Honors Program in Baylor’s Honors College, who suggests that religious intellectuals are the missing solvent in our fractious culture wars.

Alumni

8/25/2016
Aug. 19, 2016
VIDEO: Allison Dickson, J.D. ’07, was born with a rare form of muscular dystrophy called Werding-Norman, but she has not let that stop her from achieving her dreams, including earning her degree from Baylor Law School where she graduated No. 1 in her class. “(The scholarship) is kind of a way for me to, I wouldn't say mentor, but hopefully be possible influence (on students) in their life," Dickson said. "I hope they’re proud to say I'm a recipient of the Allison Dickson scholarship and be able to kind of spread my story on and say what that means. Hopefully, it means something to them.-
8/25/2016
Aug. 25, 2016
Jacob Y. Garrett, B.A. (Journalism) ’89, has been appointed to the West Plains Bank and Trust Company Board of Directors.
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