Nov. 18, 2014
VIDEO: Story on the collaborative breast cancer research of Kevin Pinney, Ph.D., professor of chemistry, and Mary Lynn Trawick, Ph.D., professor of biochemistry in Baylor’s College of Arts & Sciences, whose work creating agents that target cancer cells to reduce side effects to healthy cells has proven effective in their early trials. Their findings are the result of a three-year, $900,000 grant from the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT). Pinney and Trawick are partnering with Ralph Mason, radiology professor at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas, on the project. Also interviewed for the story are Samuel Odutola, doctoral candidate in biomedical studies at Baylor; Blake Winn, doctoral candidate in chemistry; and Laxman Devkota, doctoral candidate in chemistry. (Tonya Lewis, assistant director of Baylor Media Communications, coordinated the interview and covers the chemistry and inorganic chemistry department.)
Nov. 19, 2014
Feature on Robert Darden, director of Baylor’s Black Gospel Music Restoration Project and associate professor of journalism, public relations and new media in Baylor’s College of Arts & Sciences, about how he became an evangelist of gospel music. While preserving it through archival work, Darden discovered that the B-sides of many gospel songs or spirituals were civil rights songs, which inspired his new book, “Nothing but Love in God’s Water: Black Sacred Music from the Civil War to the Civil Rights Movement.”
Nov. 19, 2014
Spotlight on the Baylor Research and Innovative Collaborative (BRIC), a multidisciplinary research and academic facility that focuses on commercialization, industry, workforce development and international collaboration. The report is based on a presentation at Tradeline’s 2014 International Conference on Research Facilities by Truell Hyde, Ph.D., professor of physics, director of the Center for Astrophysics, Space Physics and Engineering Research and Baylor’s Vice Provost for Research, is quoted. (Lori Fogleman, assistant vice president of Baylor Media Communications, covers research, faculty and programs at the BRIC.)
Nov. 16, 2014
Earlier this month, The New York Times highlighted Baylor President and Chancellor Ken Starr’s growing role in defending the institution of college athletics amid concerns such as student-athletes’ injuries, academic preparation and whether to pay student-athletes. In May, Judge Starr testified against unionization of student-athletes before the U.S. House Education and Workforce Committee. On Sunday, The Waco Tribune-Herald published a condensed Q&A with Judge Starr, based on his written responses to questions from the U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation concerning reforms on college campuses involving athletics.