Faculty & Staff News: News Clips

Oct
23
2014

Edmond Sun (Edmond, OK): Church officials struggle to assist those with mental illness

Oct. 20, 2014
Matthew S. Stanford, Ph.D., professor of psychology and neuroscience in Baylor’s College of Arts & Sciences, is quoted in this article about churches and their struggles to assist people living with mental illness. The article references a Baylor study of 70 seminaries, led by Stanford, which found that seminaries do little to train ministers to recognize mental illness and refer individuals to a doctor or psychologist. (Terry Goodrich, assistant director of Baylor Media Communications, covers psychology and neuroscience faculty and research and pitched the original study in September to national media.)

Oct
23
2014

Investment News: 40 Under 40: Erik Milam

Oct. 23, 2014
Investment News spotlights its “40 Under 40” top financial planners who exhibit the greatest accomplishments to date, contributions to the industry, leadership and promise. One of the honorees is certified financial planner Erik Milam, B.B.A. ’03, who works for TrustCore Financial in Nashville, Tennessee, and regularly speaks about overcoming obstacles in life, such as cerebral palsy and a severe stutter as a child.

Oct
23
2014

NJ.com (New Jersey): Poll: Are you reluctant to send food back at a restaurant for fear someone will spit in it?

Oct. 21, 2014
Article on a restaurant experience in Mount Olive, New Jersey, where an employee was dismissed for spitting into the returned entrée of a customer mentions a 2014 study, which found that only about six percent of restaurant employees have admitted to tampering with food at some point in their work. The study, co-authored by Emily Hunter, Ph.D., assistant professor of management and entrepreneurship in Baylor’s Hankamer School of Business, looked at how restaurant servers, hosts, bartenders, cashiers and managers behave and react when faced with difficult customers. (Eric Eckert, media communications specialist for Baylor Media Communications, covers Hankamer School of Business research and faculty.)

Oct
23
2014

PR Urgent: Ruby Media, Inc. Selected As Finalist for Texas Family Business of the Year Award

Oct. 22, 2014
Baylor University’s Institute for Family Business in the Hankamer School of Business has named marketing agency Ruby Media, Inc. as a finalist for the Texas Family Business of the Year Award. The awards program recognizes outstanding firms whose families demonstrate a commitment to each other, business continuity and who are responsive to the needs of their employees, communities and industries. (Eric Eckert, Baylor Media Communications specialist, covers the Hankamer School of Business and placed this story.)

Oct
23
2014

Science Newsline: Pharmaceuticals and the Water-fish-osprey Food Web

Oct. 20, 2014
Ospreys do not carry significant amounts of human pharmaceutical chemicals, despite widespread occurrence of these chemicals in water, according to U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) and Baylor University research. The finding, published by Integrated Environmental Assessment and Management, is the first published study that examines the bioaccumulation of pharmaceuticals in the water-fish-osprey food web. A 2012 study by Baylor University researchers found that human data for drug activity can be used to predict surface water concentrations of antidepressants that negatively impact fish behavior. That study was done by Bryan Brooks, Ph.D., professor of environmental science in Baylor’s College of Arts & Sciences. (Tonya Lewis, assistant director of Baylor Media Communications, covers research and faculty in environmental sciences.)

Oct
23
2014

The Baylor Lariat: Gathering to honor black sacred music

Oct. 22, 2014
Article on Baylor University’s 2014 Pruit Symposium, “Marching to Zion: Celebrating and Preserving Black Sacred Music,” which will bring together leading voices in black gospel music for conversation, celebration and music on Thursday, Oct. 23, through Saturday, Oct. 25, on the Baylor campus. Robert Darden, associate professor of journalism, public relations and new media and author of the new book, “Nothing but Love in God’s Water: Black Sacred Music from the Civil War to the Civil Rights Movement,” is quoted.

Oct
23
2014

The Baylor Lariat: Quinones speaks on Hispanic adversity

Oct. 22, 2014
Emmy Award-winning ABC News co-anchor John Quinones was the guest speaker at Baylor University’s 27th annual Hispanic Heritage Month Banquet on Wednesday evening. He spoke about the obstacles he overcame to reach success.

Oct
23
2014

The News & Observer (Raleigh, NC): Texas members of US House rake in campaign cash

Oct. 20, 2014
Although few of Texas' 36 congressional races are considered to be seriously competitive, that hasn't stopped lawmakers from raking in serious campaign cash, according to a report by The Dallas Morning News that quotes Patrick Flavin, Ph.D., assistant professor of political science in Baylor’s College of Arts & Sciences. The fundraising helps build party loyalty, Flavin said. (Terry Goodrich, assistant director of Baylor Media Communications, who covers faculty and research in political science, arranged the interview with Flavin. The story was picked up by The Associated Press and ran in numerous media outlets.)

Oct
23
2014

The Walters (OC) Herald: Louie Cook Wins Dawson & Sodd Fall 2014 Moot Court Competition

Oct. 22, 2014
Louie Cook, a first-year law student at Baylor Law School, recently won the Dawson & Sodd Fall 2014 Moot Court Competition. The competition is a three-week event that simulates the appellate advocacy process.

Oct
23
2014

Waco Tribune-Herald: Black gospel scholar to demonstrate music’s variety at Baylor symposium

Oct. 23, 2014
Baylor University’s 2014 Pruit Symposium, “Marching to Zion: Celebrating and Preserving Black Sacred Music,” will feature Jimmie Abbington, Ph.D., associate professor of church music and worship at Emory University’s Candler School of Theology in Atlanta, Georgia. Abbington will lead music at the symposium and hopes to prove that black church music is as diverse and varied as black churches.

Oct
23
2014

WOR-AM Radio (New York, N.Y.): Baylor Study Finds College Students Addicted to Cellphones

Oct. 22, 2014
AUDIO: Report on a recent study by James Roberts, Ph.D., The Ben H. Williams Professor of Marketing in Baylor’s Hankamer School of Business, which shows female college students spend an average of 10 hours a day on their cellphones, and male students spend about eight hours on the devices. (Terry Goodrich, assistant director of Baylor Media Communications, covers multidisciplinary research and placed the original story.)

Oct
22
2014

ABC News Radio: The Bigger the Government, the Happier the People?

Oct. 21, 2014
People living in countries with governments that spend more on social services report being more contented, according to a Baylor University study. Cited is research by Patrick Flavin, Ph.D., assistant professor of political science in Baylor’s College of Arts & Sciences, whose study was published in the journal Social Forces. He and other researchers analyzed data from 21 industrialized countries collected by the World Values Survey from 1981 to 2007, with nearly 50,000 respondents. (Terry Goodrich, assistant director of Baylor Media Communications, who covers political science, pitched this initial story in August.)

Oct
22
2014

Market Wired: Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Dallas Announces Officers for Its Board of Directors

Oct. 22, 2014
Christopher B. Trowbridge, J.D., 1998; B.B.A., 1995, was recently named Chairman of the Board of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Dallas. He has been a member of the BGCD board of directors since 2006.

Oct
22
2014

Science Daily: Pharmaceuticals and the water-fish-osprey food web

Oct. 20, 2014
Ospreys do not carry significant amounts of human pharmaceutical chemicals, despite widespread occurrence of these chemicals in water, according to U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) and Baylor University research. The finding, published by Integrated Environmental Assessment and Management, is the first published study that examines the bioaccumulation of pharmaceuticals in the water-fish-osprey food web. Fish exhibit abnormal behavior and lower levels of anxiety when exposed to drugs used to treat depression and other disorders. A 2012 study by Baylor University researchers found that human data for drug activity can be used to predict surface water concentrations of antidepressants that negatively impact fish behavior. That study was done by Bryan Brooks, Ph.D., professor of environmental science in Baylor’s College of Arts & Sciences. (Tonya Lewis, assistant director of Baylor Media Communications, covers research and faculty in environmental sciences.)

Oct
22
2014

The Arkansas Traveler: ASG Working to Add a Sign Language Course at the UofA

Oct. 22, 2014
Baylor University is mentioned as one of the few universities in the country that offers sign language courses, and Baylor was highlighted for offering a minor in sign language.

Oct
22
2014

The Huffington Post: Protest Music and the Hong Kong Umbrella Revolution

Oct. 21, 2014
Robert Darden, associate professor of journalism, public relations and new media and author of “People Get Ready: A New History of Black Gospel Music” and “Nothing but Love in God’s Water: Black Sacred Music from the Civil War to the Civil Rights Movement," writes about the current Umbrella Revolution happening in Hong Kong, where citizens are protesting the oppression put upon them by the Chinese government. He expects freedom songs such “We Shall Overcome” to soon make an appearance at the protests, as they have at many protests and demonstrations in world history, because of the power and encouragement in the lyrics.

Oct
22
2014

The Washington Examiner: For Obama, Ebola czar not what the doctor ordered

Oct. 22, 2014
Article on the response to President Obama’s appointment of Ron Klain to manage the administration’s response to the deadly virus quotes Martin Medhurst, Ph.D., Distinguished Professor of Rhetoric and Communication and professor of political science in Baylor’s College of Arts & Sciences. “I think Obama has gotten himself caught between not speaking out quickly enough and when he did, it wasn’t really what needed to be said,” Medhurst said.

Oct
22
2014

Voice of America: Ukraine’s Euromaidan Reforms Reveal Deep Divisions

Oct. 20, 2014
Article on the political turmoil in eastern Ukraine quotes Sergiy Kudelia, Ph.D., assistant professor of political science in Baylor’s College of Arts & Sciences. He expects the new parliament in Ukraine to “reflect the political changes that have occurred in most of Ukraine since late 2013.”

Oct
21
2014

Austin American-Statesman: Texas members of US House rake in campaign cash

Oct. 20, 2014
Although few of Texas' 36 congressional races are considered to be seriously competitive, that hasn't stopped lawmakers from raking in serious campaign cash, according to a report by The Dallas Morning News that quotes Patrick Flavin, Ph.D., assistant professor of political science in Baylor’s College of Arts & Sciences. The fund-raising helps build party loyalty, Flavin said. (Terry Goodrich, assistant director of Baylor Media Communications, who covers faculty and research in political science, arranged the interview with Flavin. The story was picked up by The Associated Press and ran in other media outlets.)