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News

Sep
11
2014
Leading anthropologist and Baylor faculty member, Lori Baker, will present the progress of her work to identify human remains on the border the United States shares with Mexico. She will reveal how her findings advance the nation's efforts to address and counteract the problem of human trafficking.
Jul
24
2014
Baylor alumni in the area were invited to join the current Baylor student interning in DC for the summer for a catered dinner at Hill Country.
Jul
23
2014
The Catholic University of America joined Baylor University in hosting the event to discuss the landmark Supreme Court Decision.
Jun
23
2014
Jeremy Everett, the director of the Texas Hunger Initiative, was appointed by John Boehner to the National Commission on Hunger, which was established by Congress in January.
Sep
29
2014
U.S. Congressman, National Leaders to Discuss Approaches to Reduce Poverty and Domestic Hunger at 'Together at the Table Hunger and Poverty Summit' Oct. 1-3 at Baylor
WACO, Texas (Sept. 29, 2014) – A Congressional Dialogue featuring San Antonio Congressman Joaquin Castro on public policy approaches to reduce domestic hunger will be among the highlights of the national “Together at the Table: Hunger and Poverty Summit” Oct. 1-3 at Baylor University. The annual Summit, now in its sixth year, brings together more than 350 leaders and practitioners from across the country to share their knowledge and expertise on addressing poverty, with a specific emphasis on food insecurity.
Aug
15
2014
Bigger Government Makes for More Satisfied People, International Baylor Study Finds
WACO, Texas (Aug. 15, 2014) — People living in countries with governments that spend more on social services report being more contented, according to a Baylor University study.
May
1
2014
Baylor Receives Grant for VISTA Summer Program to Assist West, Texas Recovery
WACO, Texas (May 1, 2014) – As West, Texas, continues to recover from last year’s devastating fertilizer plant explosion, the city – and dozens of soon-to-be and former high school graduates and other community volunteers from West – will have some of their most pressing addressed this summer through a $270,297 grant to Baylor University from the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS).
Apr
11
2014
Baylor University’s Model Organization of American States Team Shines in Washington D.C.
WACO, Texas (April 11, 2014) – Fifteen students from Baylor’s Model Organization of American States recently won the presidency of the model for the sixth consecutive year at the Washington Model Organization of American States (WMOAS).
Sep
29
2014
Sept. 27, 2014
VIDEO: In this Voice of America broadcast segment shot on the Baylor campus, Lori Baker, Ph.D., associate professor of anthropology in Baylor’s College of Arts & Sciences, discusses the extensive work that she and her team of forensic scientists and students undergo to identify immigrants who died while crossing the Texas-Mexico border. As part of her Reuniting Families program, she identifies and returns the remains to the deceased’s family for a proper burial and to “restore some of the human dignity” to the unknown by giving them a name. The Voice of America is funded by the U.S. Government and is available in 40 languages and reaches an estimated weekly global audience of 164 million. (Tonya Lewis, assistant director of Baylor Media Communications, coordinated the interview with Voice of America. Lewis covers research and faculty in the anthropology department and has placed numerous national media stories since 2012 about Lori Baker’s DNA project.)
Sep
22
2014
Sept. 22, 2014
Young people are less likely to try alcohol and drugs if they attend religious services regularly and self-identify as religious, according to a Baylor study published in Alcohol Treatment Quarterly. Research finding suggest that young people who connect to a “higher power” may feel a greater sense of purpose and are less likely to be bothered by feelings of not fitting in, said Byron Johnson, Ph.D., Distinguished Professor of the Social Sciences and co-director of Baylor’s Institute for Studies of Religion. (Terry Goodrich, assistant director of Baylor Media Communications, covers ISR’s research and faculty and placed this story.)
Sep
22
2014
NPR’s Morning Edition, Sept. 19, 2014
San Francisco’s KQED Public Radio, the most-listened-to NPR station in the U.S., is one of the hundreds of stations that aired the StoryCorps/Morning Edition segment on Friday featuring Lori Baker, Ph. D., associate professor of anthropology in Baylor’s College of Arts & Sciences. Recorded on the Baylor campus, Baker was interviewed by her husband, Erich Baker, Ph.D., associate professor in bioinformatics in the School of Engineering Computer Science, about her efforts to identify remains of immigrants and match them with families who are looking for lost relatives. The segment will be preserved at the American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress. (Tonya Lewis, assistant director of Baylor Media Communications, coordinated the interview with the Bakers and StoryCorps producers. She covers research and faculty in the anthropology department and has placed numerous national media stories since 2012 about Lori Baker’s DNA project.)
Sep
19
2014
Sept. 19, 2014
For StoryCorps, one of the largest oral history projects of its kind that airs weekly on NPR’s Morning Edition, Lori Baker, Ph. D., associate professor of anthropology in Baylor’s College of Arts & Sciences, sat was interviewed by her husband, Erich Baker, Ph.D., associate professor in bioinformatics in the School of Engineering Computer Science, about her efforts to identify remains of immigrants and match them with families who are looking for lost relatives. Morning Edition is one the most listened-to news radio program in the country, with 12.3 million listeners a week. The StoryCorps segment, which was recorded on the Baylor campus, will be preserved at the American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress. (Tonya Lewis, assistant director of Baylor Media Communications, coordinated the interview with the Bakers and StoryCorps producers. She covers research and faculty in the anthropology department and has placed numerous national media stories since 2012 about Lori Baker’s DNA project.)