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In the Spotlight

5/24/2016
May 24, 2016
Article co-written by Byron Johnson, Ph.D., director of Baylor’s Institute for Studies of Religion (ISR), about a study examining the relationship between social anxiety disorder (SAD) and drug use as related to peer-helping and recovery. In a sample of 195 teens in court-mandated residential treatment, 42 percent had a fear of being humiliated, with 15 percent fitting the criteria for SAD. But offering service to others struggling with addiction was associated with reduced rates of relapse.

Research

5/24/2016
May 23, 2016
A study from Baylor University suggests that churches pushing to become more racially diverse may actually end up with a decrease in attendance. The study, by Kevin Dougherty, Ph.D., associate professor of sociology in Baylor’s College of Arts & Sciences, was published in the Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion. The report examined data from more than 11,000 congregations in the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America from 1993 to 2012, as well as data from the U.S. Census. (Terry Goodrich, assistant director of Baylor Media Communications, pitched this story nationally. She covers sociology research and faculty.)

Faculty in the News

5/24/2016
May 23, 2016
VIDEO: Story about the possibility of an outbreak of mosquito-borne cases of the Zika virus in the United States " the Gulf Coast in particular " includes an interview with Peter Hotez, M.D., Ph.D., auxiliary University Professor of Biology in Baylor’s College of Arts & Sciences. He helps create vaccines for tropical diseases and says doctors are working to create a useable Zika vaccine, but nothing will be ready anytime soon.

Alumni

5/24/2016
May 23, 2016
Concho Resources, an oil and gas exploration company announced that Jack F. Harper, B.B.A. (finance) '93, executive vice president, has assumed the additional roles of chief financial officer and treasurer.
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