Baylor in the News

In the Spotlight

2/5/2016
Feb. 4, 2016
Anna Burton, a teacher with Baylor’s Piper Center for Family Activities and Child Development, shares ideas for healthy, educational and fun activities to keep children occupied on Super Bowl Sunday. (Terry Goodrich, assistant director of Baylor Media Communications, pitched Burton as an expert for this story. She covers family and consumer sciences research and faculty.)

Research

2/5/2016
Feb. 2, 2016
In this article about a mother who used flash photography to find her son’s eye cancer, research by Bryan F. Shaw, Ph.D., assistant professor of chemistry and biochemistry in Baylor’s College of Arts & Sciences, is mentioned. Shaw created the first quantifiable scale for leukocoria, or white eye, a hallmark sign of retinoblastoma and other eye diseases. (Tonya B. Lewis, assistant director of Baylor Media Communications, has pitched Shaw’s research nationally since 2013. She covers chemistry and biochemistry department.)
2/5/2016
Feb. 4, 2016
While studying fossilized skulls of an ancient wildebeest-like animal called the Rusingoryx atopocranion, Daniel Peppe, Ph.D., associate professor of geology in Baylor's College of Arts and Sciences, and a team of researchers discovered the mammal had a very unusual, trumpet-like nasal dome similar to lambeosaurine hadrosaur dinosaurs that lived during the Cretaceous period. "The thing that's really remarkable is that lambeosaurine hadrosaurs are the only other animals that we know of that have a similar feature," Peppe said. (Tonya B. Lewis, assistant director of Baylor Media Communications covers research and faculty in the geology department.)
2/5/2016
Feb. 4, 2016
Jerry Z. Park, Ph.D., associate professor of sociology in the College of Arts & Sciences, is interviewed about his study finding that white students at elite colleges stereotype Asian-Americans as more competent than blacks and Latinos. The study was published in Social Psychology Quarterly. (Park’s interview begins about 8 minutes into the program.) “We need to be patient but deliberate about teaching the next generation about stereotypes and minimizing them as much as possible,- Park said. (Terry Goodrich, assistant director of Baylor Media Communications, pitched this story nationally. She covers sociology research and faculty.)

Faculty in the News

2/5/2016
Feb. 4, 2016
This article on the Zika virus features Richard Duhrkopf, Ph.D., associate professor of biology in Baylor’s College of Arts & Sciences, a nationally known expert on mosquitoes. “Since we are in February, we will not see any viral transmission immediately, but as the weather warms up and there is a greater flow of the virus into the country, I am confident we will see transmission this summer,- Duhrkopf said. (Eric Eckert, Baylor Media Communications specialist, pitched Duhrkopf as an expert to speak about mosquitoes and transmission of the Zika virus.)
2/5/2016
Feb. 5, 2016
David A. Smith, Ph.D., senior lecturer in American history at Baylor University, is quoted in this article about the economics associated with orchestras. “One of the central problems an orchestra faces is no matter what size its patronage is, or how many people it puts in the seats, it takes the same amount of work to put on a Mozart symphony,- he said. (Terry Goodrich, assistant director of Baylor Media Communications, pitched Smith as an expert for this story. She covers the history department.)
2/5/2016
Feb. 2, 2016
This business column by the Kansas City Star’s Diane Stafford features Anne Grinols, assistant dean for faculty development and college initiatives in Baylor’s Hankamer School of Business, who advises job-seekers to avoid adding “multitasking- to their resumes. (Eric Eckert, Baylor Media Communications specialist, pitched this story idea nationally. He covers faculty and research in the Hankamer School of Business.)
2/5/2016
Feb. 5, 2016
Richard Duhrkopf, Ph.D., associate professor of biology in Baylor’s College of Arts & Sciences, a nationally known expert on mosquitoes, is featured in this article addressing the Zika virus. Duhrkopf provides a checklist of ways to reduce the risk of mosquito bites. (Eric Eckert, Baylor Media Communications specialist, pitched Duhrkopf as an expert to speak about mosquitos and transmission of the Zika virus.)
2/5/2016
Feb. 2, 2016
Steve Bradley, Ph.D., associate professor and director of Baylor’s John F. Baugh Center for Entrepreneurship in the Hankamer School of Business, penned this column advising the Waco City Council to carefully consider payday lender regulations. He wrote that studies of other cities and their regulations have mixed conclusions. “Rather than eliminating payday loans, smart policy should seek to make lower-cost credit available without subsidies,- Bradley wrote.

Alumni

2/5/2016
Feb. 4, 2016
Chip Gaines, B.B.A. (Marketing) ’98, and Joanna Gaines, B.A. (Communication Specialist) ’01, have won over the hearts of hit HGTV show “Fixer Upper- viewers using their platform of faith. The couple told the Billy Graham Evangelic Association, “Our family has made a commitment to put Christ first, a lifestyle our parents modeled for us very well. They showed us how to keep our marriage and family centered around God.-
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