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4/16/2019
WACO, Texas (April 16, 2019) – In the wake of a massive fire that devasted Paris’ iconic Notre Dame Cathedral on Monday and captured eyes and prompted tears across the globe, a Baylor University expert in architectural history said beauty can emerge from the ashes.
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3/7/2019
WACO, Texas (March 7, 2019) – Baylor University’s Opera Theater program functions like a professional company. Any Baylor student can audition, but a role is not guaranteed. Hard work is required.
[grief prayer]
2/28/2019
WACO, Texas (Feb. 28, 2019) — Long before there were therapists, there were biblical psalms — many of them praise to God and pleas for forgiveness. But there are more laments in the biblical book of Psalms than any other type of psalm, says a Baylor University scholar of the Old Testament. And they go a long way toward dealing with reality as opposed to the way we wish things were.
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2/19/2019
WACO, Texas (Feb. 19, 2019) – “Black Twitter” is a social media phenomenon that is changing the national conversation, but many people – including professional and strategic communicators – do not understand what it is or how it works, says Baylor University’s Mia Moody-Ramirez, Ph.D., professor of journalism, public relations and new media.
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1/31/2019
WACO, Texas (Jan. 31, 2019) – The method of collecting information and how that information is then used and shared are key factors to consider when creating privacy policies, said Doug Welch, Baylor University’s chief privacy officer. But what drives those considerations and decisions?
[Tyrha Lindsey-Warren]
1/30/2019
WACO, Texas (Jan. 30, 2019) – Television advertisers who have chosen to appeal to women fans and viewers during this weekend’s Super Bowl have committed their millions of dollars to a wise strategy, according to a Baylor University marketing and advertising expert.
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1/29/2019
WACO, Texas (Jan. 29, 2019) – Over the past three years, Baylor University has taken major steps forward to protect the security of its most vital, widely-accessed University and personal information resources by implementing Duo two-factor authentication across all of its online resources.
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1/28/2019
WACO, Texas (Jan. 28, 2019) – A few simple steps taken today to protect personal and private information can save people from a nightmare of future challenges, said Doug Welch, Baylor University’s chief privacy officer.
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1/22/2019
WACO, Texas (Jan. 22, 2019) – The contentious 2018 midterm elections are barely in the mud-encrusted rear-view mirror, and the next general election is still two years away, but telltale campaigning has already begun as presidential hopefuls emerge to take on each other and Donald Trump, who consistently talks and tweets about Election Day 2020. Does this ubiquitous campaigning make you weary?
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12/17/2018
WACO, Texas (Dec. 17, 2018) – As 2019 approaches, many Americans are considering ways to improve themselves via New Year’s resolutions.

Whether it’s personal, like losing weight or clearing clutter, or it’s professional, such as being a better manager or breaking away from smartphones, the options are wide-ranging. Here is a listing of Baylor University research that might help advise those seeking positive change in the coming year.
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11/16/2018
WACO, Texas (Nov. 16, 2018) – On Friday, Nov. 16, Baylor Law School, in partnership with McLennan County Department of Families and Child Protective Services, celebrated its 11th annual National Adoption Day with more than two dozen central Texas families as their adoptions were finalized.
[Sloan]
10/26/2018
WACO, Texas (Oct. 26, 2018) – Have you heard the story of the Cameron Park Witch? Or, better yet, have you seen her? You’d know it if you have, historians say. She’s the grief-stricken ghost wailing and wandering the wooded trails of Waco’s largest park.
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10/25/2018
WACO, Texas (Oct. 25, 2018) – Questions regarding blackface and cultural appropriation should be addressed, especially as Halloween approaches, said Mia Moody-Ramirez, Ph.D., professor of journalism, public relations and new media in Baylor University’s College of Arts & Sciences.
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10/24/2018
WACO, Texas (Oct. 24, 2018) – "It was from the inspiring work of Justice O’Connor and iCivics that our work in civics education at Baylor University has continued, including the creation of the Baylor University iEngage Summer Civics Institute," writes Brooke Blevins, Ph.D., associate professor of social studies education and associate chair of the department of curriculum and instruction.
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9/19/2018
WACO, Texas (Sept. 19, 2018) – Following a natural disaster or strong storm like Hurricane Florence, there is usually a second wave of potential destruction – scam artists looking to line their pockets.
[class hymn 2018]
8/15/2018
WACO, Texas (Aug. 15, 2018) – Baylor University's annual freshman hymn, dedicated to the Class of 2022, was unveiled during over the summer during New Student Orientation. This year’s hymn, “Shining Bright,” was written by University Chaplain Burt Burleson, D. Min., with music by Truett Seminary students Joslyn Henderson and Ross Tarpley.
[kayak]
8/8/2018
WACO, Texas (Aug. 8, 2018) – When you decide to get on the river – in a kayak, canoe or paddle board, in summer or winter – you may have one goal, such as physical exercise or relaxation. But being open to various outcomes actually leads to a more fulfilling experience, says a Baylor University outdoor adventure expert.
[Craig Adams]
8/3/2018
WACO, Texas (August 3, 2018) – A select number of Baylor University students have been marching their way through the summer as part of Drum Corps International (DCI), a drum and bugle corps made up of more than 5,000 members annually. Each corps creates a themed show that incorporates music, visuals and marching techniques.
[selfies & memories]
7/23/2018
WACO, Texas (July 23, 2018) — Quick! Snap a selfie and share the sensations! Or not. If you want to preserve the memories, process before you post, says Baylor psychologist Charles Weaver, Ph.D.
[Chris Hansen movie]
7/20/2018
WACO, Texas (July 20, 2018) – Day 16. The set is calm, quiet.

The film crew stands poised with boom mics, lighting equipment and cameras in an alley behind Dichotomy, a local coffee establishment in downtown Waco. Two men – the actors in this scene – stand in the center of the crowd, awaiting direction.
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