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In the Spotlight

2/26/2015
Feb. 26, 2015
Patricia Wilson, J.D., professor of law at Baylor Law School, provides expert commentary in this Entrepreneur magazine article about employers’ rights when they believe employees have misrepresented information. This story was spurred by the recent acknowledgement by NBC News anchor Brian Williams that he misrepresented his wartime reporting experience. "Most employees are employees at will, meaning that barring a statute or case law that precludes termination, they can be terminated for any reason or no reason at all,â€- Wilson said. "If those employees are terminated for lying or exaggerating, they have no legal recourse.â€- (Eric Eckert, Baylor Media Communications specialist, pitched Patricia Wilson as an expert source to Entrepreneur. He covers Baylor Law School.)

Research

2/26/2015
Feb. 20, 2015
A study by Michael Scullin, Ph.D., director of Baylor’s Sleep Neuroscience and Cognition Laboratory, examined 50 years of research on sleep and found that sleeping well in youth and middle age years is an “investmentâ€- that pays off in mental functioning late in life. Scullin, assistant professor of psychology and neuroscience in Baylor’s College of Arts & Sciences, is quoted. (Terry Goodrich, assistant director of Baylor Media Communications, pitched this research nationally in January. She covers psychology research and faculty.)
2/26/2015
Feb. 25, 2015
The longer married couples stay together, the more likely their sex life will improve. According to a study by sociologists at Baylor University, Louisiana State University and Florida State University, people whose marriages endure longer than 50 years may experience a modest rebound in sexual activity. (Terry Goodrich, assistant director of Baylor Media Communications, pitched and placed this research nationally. She covers sociology research and faculty.)
2/26/2015
Feb. 19, 2015
Research conducted by Baylor found that individuals who frequently check their cellphones may be trying to improve how they feel emotionally. Similar to substance addictions, cellphone addiction could be an attempt at mood repair, the study found. Baylor researchers recruited 346 men and women with an average age of 21 and analyzed their personalities and level of mobile phone addiction through their answers to a detailed questionnaire. (Eric Eckert, Baylor Media Communications specialist, covers the Hankamer School of Business.)

Baylor in the News

2/26/2015
Feb. 25, 2015
Todd Still has been named dean of Baylor’s George W. Truett Theological Seminary. Still is a New Testament scholar and has served on Baylor’s faculty since 2003. He will be the fifth dean of Truett Seminary. (Lori Fogleman, assistant vice president of Baylor Media Communications, placed this story.)
2/26/2015
Feb. 25, 2015
Todd Still has been named dean of Baylor’s George W. Truett Theological Seminary. Still is a New Testament scholar and has served on Baylor’s faculty since 2003. He will be the fifth dean of Truett Seminary. (Lori Fogleman, assistant vice president of Baylor Media Communications, placed this story.)
2/26/2015
Feb. 25, 2015
Baylor President and Chancellor Ken Starr announced the appointment of Dr. Todd D. Still as Dean of George W. Truett Theological Seminary on Wednesday Feb. 25.
2/26/2015
Feb. 24, 2015
The article mentions “Remembering Lynching: Strategies of Resistance and Vision of Justice,â€- a project housed at Baylor’s Institute for Oral History. Interviews were conducted by Angela D. Sims, Ph.D., former visiting scholar at Baylor. She received training in interviewing at the institute, which is directed by Stephen H. Sloan, Ph.D., associate professor of history in Baylor’s College of Arts & Sciences. (Terry Goodrich, assistant director of Baylor Media Communications, covers the Institute for Oral History.)

Faculty in the News

2/26/2015
Feb. 26, 2015
An art column by David A. Smith, Ph.D., senior lecturer in history in Baylor’s College of Arts & Sciences, about the composition of a painting. He analyzes both the elements of the subject and landscape, sharing critiques and observations from various painters and exhibits.

Alumni

2/26/2015
Feb. 23, 2015
Nick Deere, B.A. ’09 (University Scholar), M.Div. ’14 (Theology), 2014 the current pastoral resident at First Baptist Church in Richmond, Va. â€" one of a growing number of congregations with pastoral resident programs. “It’s a chance to get relevant pastoral experience, and … a chance to continue learning,â€- Deere says. “Having that will make me better at whatever ministry setting I’m in.â€-
2/26/2015
Feb. 26, 2015
Jimmy Chiang, B.M. ’00 (Applied Music), directs the Vienna Boys’ Choir as it tours through Waco. Chiang studied piano under Baylor artist-in-residence Krassimira Jordan during his years at Baylor and moved to Vienna, Austria, after graduation. Also quoted in the story is Randall Umstead, D.M.A., associate professor and chair of the vocal studies division in the School of Music.

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