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1/18/2017
Jan. 18, 2017
While preparing for an exam, telling someone else what you learned may help you recall better and for a longer time than simply re-reading class notes or studying a textbook, says Baylor psychologist Melanie Sekeres, Ph.D., lead author of a study published in the journal Learning & Memory. The study found that the method helped students better recall not only central themes but also details, said Sekeres, assistant professor of psychology and neuroscience in Baylor’s College of Arts & Sciences. (Terry Goodrich, assistant director of Baylor Media Communications, pitched this research nationally. She covers psychology and neuroscience research and faculty.)

Research

1/18/2017
Jan. 17, 2017
When you learn something new, sharing that information with someone else while it’s still fresh in the mind can help you remember it better and for a longer period, according to a study led by Melanie Sekeres, Ph.D., assistant professor of psychology and neuroscience in Baylor’s College of Arts & Sciences. Not only does the “replaying- method help improve memory of key information, but researchers found that it also can help people to remember peripheral details, which tend to be the first to fade.

Baylor in the News

1/18/2017
Jeramiah Dickey has been hired as vice president for athletics operations at Baylor after previously serving under Baylor athletic director Mack Rhoades in a similar capacity at the University of Houston. Dickey will provide leadership, oversight and management to various external and internal units within the department while serving as sport program administrator for select programs.

Faculty in the News

1/18/2017
Jan. 18, 2016
Reviewed and recommended is a new book " “Bearing False Witness: Debunking Centuries of Anti-Catholic History- " by Rodney Stark, Ph.D., co-director of Baylor’s Institute for Studies of Religion.
1/18/2017
Jan. 13, 2017
David Clinton, Ph.D., chair of political science in Baylor’s College of Arts & Sciences, is quoted in this story about news reports that Michael Flynn, President-elect Donald Trump’s choice for National Security Advisor, held several phone conservations with Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak on Dec. 29, the day that the Obama announced retaliatory measures about Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election.
1/18/2017
Jan. 14, 2017
Martin Medhurst, Ph.D., Distinguished Professor of Rhetoric and Communication and professor of political science in Baylor’s College of Arts & Sciences, is quoted in this article about the use of the term “Obamacare- to describe the Affordable Care Act.

Alumni

1/18/2017
Jan. 17, 2017
Chris Oldner, B.A. (Political Science) '89, has joined the Dallas and Frisco offices of the family law boutique Orsinger, Nelson, Downing & Anderson, LLP, one of the largest law firms in Texas that focuses solely on trials and appeals in family law. Oldner was a state district judge in the 416th District Court in Collin County for three full terms.

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