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12/20/2017
WACO, Texas (Dec. 20, 2017) - As 2018 approaches, many Americans are considering ways to improve themselves via New Year’s resolutions. Here is a listing of Baylor University research that might help advise those seeking positive change in the coming year.
[grief]
12/8/2017
For many, this Christmas will be the first holiday without a special loved one. The loss of a family member or a friend brings obvious grief. And for those who have the opportunity to interact with a bereaved person, there are often questions: What do I do? What do I say?
[gospel choir]
12/5/2017
WACO, Texas (Dec. 5, 2017) — One of the most cherished parts of entering the holiday season is gathering to sing and listen to Christmas carols. Songs like Silent Night, Hark the Herald Angels Sing and The First Noel resound as Christmas approaches. However, a Baylor University expert in black gospel music holds another Christmas tradition near and dear to his heart. He treasures the rich sounds of Christmas spirituals, which differ from Christmas carols.
[Food myths]
11/17/2017
WACO, Texas (Nov. 17, 2017) — When it comes to food, don’t swallow all that information online and on social media. In honor of the 100th anniversary of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, nutrition experts are busting a lot of the myths with science-based evidence. Setting the record straight on some of those is Baylor University professor and registered dietitian Janelle Walter, Ph.D.
[Recycling graphic]
11/14/2017
Smith Getterman, director of sustainability and special projects at Baylor University, offers four tips about upping your recycling game as part of America Recycles Day on Nov. 15. The program, led by Keep America Beautiful, is dedicated to promoting and celebrating recycling in the United States.
[Roberts]
10/24/2017
WACO, Texas (Oct. 24, 2017) – Nearly every morning, the Western world wakes to find a series of tweets from President Donald Trump. Mostly coming in the predawn hours, they range in topic and tone – often responding to, or creating, headlines of the day.
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10/18/2017
Waco, Texas (Oct. 18, 2017) – The best scary movies adapt to society’s current fears and turn current cultural, social and political preoccupations into elements of horror, says a Baylor University film historian and an expert on the horror film genre.
[Tyrha]
10/16/2017
WACO, Texas (Oct. 16, 2017) – The new film “Marshall” – a legal thriller about Thurgood Marshall, an American Civil Rights leader and the U.S. Supreme Court’s first African-American justice – didn’t break the box office’s Top 10 during its opening weekend. But don’t count it out just yet, says a Baylor University movie marketing expert.
[Peppe]
10/11/2017
These days, it doesn’t take much to turn a civil conversation into a full-blown catastrophe. Just mention the words “climate change” and feathers can start to ruffle. But it doesn’t have to be that way, says Dan Peppe, Ph.D., climate change expert and associate professor of geosciences at Baylor University.
[Wakefield]
9/25/2017
In response to this weekend’s protests during many of the NFL games, Kirk Wakefield, Ph.D., director of Baylor University’s Sports Sponsorship & Sales program, said he is closely watching the “generations” of fans, particularly the season ticket holders and millennials.
[MLK I Have a Dream]
8/22/2017
WACO, Texas (Aug. 22, 2017) - As the 54th anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” speech approaches, Robert Darden, professor of journalism and founder and director of Baylor’s Black Gospel Music Restoration Project (BGMRP), says King’s speech was fertile ground for creative expression by black gospel artists recording in the years after 1963.
[Trey Cade2]
8/16/2017
WACO, Texas (Aug. 16, 2017) – For three hours on August 21, the moon will pass in front of the sun causing a total solar eclipse. While Waco will not experience a full eclipse, it will be worth viewing, according to a Baylor professor and space weather scientist.
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8/16/2017
WACO, Texas (Aug. 16, 2017) – Monday’s solar eclipse will draw millions of eyes toward the sun to see the long-awaited phenomenon. And while it’s tempting to capture the sight with your camera or smartphone, a Baylor University engineer and imaging expert says it’s best to play it safe – for the photographer and for the camera.
[dorm room]
8/1/2017
WACO, Texas (Aug. 1, 2017) — When it comes to decorating, organizing and personalizing a college dorm room — that pint-sized home away from home — a Baylor University interior design expert advises students to first study the space like they are studying for an exam, then have fun with it.
[Karon LeCompte]
7/24/2017
WACO, Texas (July 24, 2017) – “That child is a natural leader.” That’s something you might have heard, or maybe you’ve even said it. But is it true?
[Jeff Levin]
7/7/2017
WACO, Texas (July 7, 2017) – Jeff Levin, Ph.D., M.P.H., University Professor of Epidemiology and Population Health and professor of medical humanities at Baylor University, wants the nation’s next surgeon general to spread awareness of the harmful impact of poverty on the nation’s health.
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7/6/2017
WACO, Texas (July 6, 2017) — Women have long griped about pencil-thin mannequins in clothing displays, saying they bear little resemblance to real women’s bodies and make shopping frustrating and depressing. But the criticism is beginning to make inroads, and some members of the apparel industry are introducing changes to stop idealizing thin bodies and make mannequins more inclusive.
[band camp]
7/5/2017
WACO, Texas (July 5, 2017) – Each summer, talented musicians from middle schools and high schools around the country travel to Baylor University to try out life as a music major for one week.
[Thomas Kidd]
6/27/2017
What the Founding Fathers believed about God and religion has long been a subject of debate and fascination, and Franklin’s beliefs in particular may have the widest variety of interpretations among his peers.
[Cates Family]
6/23/2017
WACO, Texas (June 23, 2017) – Five years ago, Xin Zheng Yuan was born with a hole in his heart.
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