Baylor in the News

In the Spotlight

1/30/2015
Jan. 28, 2015
Kirk Wakefield, Ph.D., The Edwin W. Streetman Professor of Retail Marketing in Baylor’s Hankamer School of Business, is quoted as an expert source in this article examining the impact of emotional and celebrity advertising during the Super Bowl. Celebrities offer a way to establish a quick connection without spending 30 to 60 seconds teasing out a story, Wakefield explained. (Eric Eckert, Baylor Media Communications specialist, who covers faculty and research in the Hankamer School of Business, facilitated the interview with Dr. Wakefield.)

Research

1/30/2015
Jan. 30, 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 researcher 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.)
1/30/2015
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.)
1/30/2015
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.)

Faculty in the News

1/30/2015
Jan. 29, 2015
Karl Umlauf’s “A Lifetime of Creativity- art exhibit at Baylor University’s Martin Museum of Art was named a top five art event in Texas by Glasstire, an online magazine that covers visual art in the state. Ulmlauf, who serves as Baylor’s Artist-in-Residence and professor of art in Baylor’s College of Arts & Sciences, plans to retire at the end of the spring semester. The exhibit runs through March 1.
1/30/2015
Jan. 29, 2015
Baylor’s upcoming Robert and Joyce Jones Midwinter Organ Conference will feature performances by Isabelle Demers, assistant professor of keyboard studies in the School of Music, whose performances routinely draw raves on both sides of the Atlantic. Alan Raines, D.M.A., associate professor of music, director of choral activities and The Mary Gibbs Jones Professor of Music, said, “We’re so lucky to have her. She’s world class " not just as a concert artist, but as a person,- Raines said. “She’s a feather in Baylor’s cap.- Also quoted is Jana Millar, Ph.D., senior lecturer in academic studies.
1/30/2015
Jan. 30, 2015
Mark Long, Ph.D., director of Middle East Studies and associate professor in Baylor’s Honors College, penned this guest column about a recent trip to Saudi Arabia (organized by the National Council on U.S.-Arab Relations), where he engaged with numerous high school and university students, as well as cultural, business and governmental leaders. In the column, Long chronicles several personal encounters, including a meeting with a CEO interested in learning more about Waco and Baylor.

Students

1/30/2015
Jan. 27, 2015
For the first time, Baylor students will be given the opportunity for the first time to study at Tel Aviv University, with the program beginning this summer. Quoted is Robert Leis, exchange program and study abroad adviser.

Alumni

1/30/2015
Jan. 29, 2015
VIDEO LINK: Robert Griffin, III, B.A. ’10, was interviewed by KWTX sports anchor Ed Sorensen about Griffin’s professional football career, interactions with Washington D.C. media and his appreciation for Baylor University.
1/30/2015
Jan. 29, 2015
Lynne T. Waters, B.A. •79, associate vice president for external affairs and university relations for the University of Hawai’i System, has been named vice president for university communications at the University of Texas at Arlington.
1/30/2015
Jan. 30, 2015
Jeanette Miller, B.B.A. •88, has been named director of Cass Career Center for the 2015-16 school year by The Harrisonville (MO) Schools Board of Education. Miller has worked in the Harrisonville School District since 2003 and served as Cass Career Center assistant director for the past four years.
1/30/2015
Jan. 28, 2015
Marjorie Gregg Swain, Ph.D. •80, is featured for co-authoring the book “Mah Jongg,- inspired by the art and messages of the Chinese game after which it is named. Swain’s book explores the significance of the artistic messaging on the game’s tiles through commentary and photographs.

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