Sept. 14, 2016
An interactive display from Baylor’s Black Gospel Music Restoration Project will be included in a permanent music exhibit when the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of African-American History in Washington, D.C., opens Sept. 24. The project was begun a decade ago by Robert Darden, professor of journalism, public relations and new media in the College of Arts & Sciences. Since then, with the aid of Baylor Libraries’ Digital Projects Group, thousands of loaned or donated records and cassettes have been digitized and are available online. (Terry Goodrich, assistant director of media communications, covers JPRNM faculty and research.)
Sept. 14, 2016
Selections from Baylor’s Black Gospel Music Restoration Project will be included in a permanent music exhibit when the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African-American History opens Sept. 24 in Washington, D.C. The project, begun a decade ago, has digitized some 7,000 black gospel performances that might otherwise have disappeared. “The music matters now as much as it has — and even more,” said project founder Robert Darden, professor of journalism, public relations and new media in the College of Arts & Sciences. Eric Ames, who curates Baylor’s digital collections, says proposed exhibit expansions would display album cover art and give direct access to the project. (Terry Goodrich, assistant director of media communications, covers JPRNM faculty and research.)
Sept. 9, 2016
Jeremy Everett, director of the Texas Hunger Initiative at Baylor and a member of the National Commission on Hunger, is quoted about a new report that found that Texas has a higher percentage of food-insecure households than the national average, but the total number of households in the state struggling to avoid hunger has decreased since the end of the last recession. “We are thrilled to see individuals and families move beyond hunger into food-secure households. In spite of all the bad news we see reported, this shows that when we choose to be the hands and feet of Christ and to use the gifts of creativity God has bestowed onto his people, that amazing things are happening in our world today," Everett said.
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.