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12/18/2018
Dec. 14, 2018
Baylor President Linda A. Livingstone, Ph.D., is the subject of this “Keeping Balance” Q&A in the December issue of the Wacoan, Waco’s city magazine, in which she discusses balancing the demands of being a university president with her family and community commitments.

Research

12/18/2018
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 those seeking positive change in the coming year.
12/18/2018
Dec. 17, 2018
People who are more patient tend to be more hopeful and satisfied with their lives, says Sarah Schnitker, Ph.D., associate professor of psychology and neuroscience in Baylor's College of Arts & Sciences. They’re also less likely to be stressed or depressed or experience health issues, such as headaches and ulcers, said Schnitker, who has studied patience for more than a decade. HealthDay is a leading producer and syndicator of evidence-based health news, video and custom content to top news websites.

Baylor in the News

12/18/2018
Dec. 12, 2018
The death toll among undocumented immigrants gained national notoriety in 2014 when the remains of dozens of unidentified migrants were unearthed at a cemetery in Falfurrias, the Brooks County seat. Scientists, researchers, professors and students from Baylor and the University of Indianapolis descended on the town to aid in the excavation efforts and found that several dozen remains were buried in nothing more than plastic bags. This article focuses on how the Missing Persons and Unidentified Remains Act of 2018 would allow border counties to apply for federal grants to help identify bodies of undocumented immigrants.

Faculty in the News

12/18/2018
for 2019
Dec. 17, 2018
Jeremy Everett, M.Div. ’01, founder and executive director of the Texas Hunger Initiative at Baylor, has been elected to the 2019 board of directors for Bread for the World, a nonprofit which provides a collective Christian voice urging the nation’s decision makers to end hunger at home and abroad.
12/18/2018
Dec. 14, 2018
Jaime “Jim” L. Diaz-Granados, Ph.D., research faculty at Baylor and former professor and chair of psychology and neuroscience in the College of Arts & Sciences, has been selected as the American Psychological Association’s deputy chief executive officer. Until assuming this post, Diaz-Granados was APA’s chief education officer, overseeing programs to enhance the quality of teaching and learning outcomes at all levels of education and for increasing financial and policy support for psychology education and training.

Students

12/18/2018
Historic Style
Dec. 17, 2018
Robert Girdner, a senior mechanical engineering major from Abilene, is quoted in this story about the Hendrick Home for Children in Abilene and plans for an $18 million rebuild of its main building while preserving the characteristics that make it a landmark. “I think Hendrick Home for Children probably means more to me than anything else in my life,” said Girdner, who spent 12 years of his life growing up in the home and still visits during school breaks.

Alumni

12/18/2018
Dec. 13, 2018
John Eddie Williams Jr., BBA '76, JD '78, firm founder and managing partner of Williams Kherkher, recently received the Texas Trial Lawyers Association's Lifetime Achievement Award.
12/18/2018
Dec. 14, 2018
Lt. Col. Thomas C. Smith III, M.H.A. (Health Care Administration) ’91, who served in the U.S. Army from 1982-2005, is remembered for his service in Army Healthcare Administration in this #VeteranOfTheDay feature. Smith, who passed away on Dec. 8, 2018, was inducted into the Order of Military Medical Merit. He also earned the Expert Field Medical Badge and the Army Legion of Merit award.

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