Aug. 8, 2016
Bryan W. Brooks, Ph.D., professor of environmental science, and doctoral candidate Lauren Kristofco are quoted in this article about local high school science teachers, who took part in an ongoing Baylor project to identify chemicals with toxic properties, with the hope they can bring the concepts to their own classrooms and create awareness among a new generation of designing safer chemicals. The Molecular Design Research Network, funded by the National Science Foundation and EPA, is a partnership between Baylor, Yale, George Washington University and the University of Washington.
Aug. 2, 2016
VIDEO: Story about an innovative pilot project between Baylor’s Texas Hunger Initiative, in partnership with Share Our Strength, that provides free on-the-go meals for children through two vending machines at the Valley Nature Center in Weslaco in the Rio Grande Valley. Debra Franco, child hunger outreach specialist for the THI regional office in McAllen, was interviewed for the story.
July 29, 2016
Baylor’s Texas Hunger Initiative, in partnership with Share Our Strength, has unveiled a unique pilot project that will provide free on-the-go meals for children in two vending machines at the Valley Nature Center in Weslaco. “We’ll also be gathering data to see if this might meet a need for children on weekends, holidays, during spring and summer breaks or after school hours, because the possibilities for machines like this are limitless,” said Debra Franco, child hunger outreach specialist for the THI regional office in McAllen.
July 19, 2016
VIDEO INCLUDED: Starting this fall, Baylor University will offer online counseling in an effort to see more students and see them quickly. The service called Therapist Assisted Online will be offered as an option for students who have mild to moderate depression and anxiety. "Universities, really all across the country, struggle with some different things. One of those is how do we see the number of students that are coming to us and see those students, and see them in a timely manner with the resources that we have," Jim Marsh, Ph.D., director of counseling services at Baylor.