Research

[Stephanie Gerow]
3/4/2021
WACO, Texas (March 4, 2021) – Stephanie Gerow, Ph.D., assistant professor of educational psychology in the Baylor University School of Education, has earned a coveted grant from the U.S. Department of Education to fund research that will provide early childhood professionals with behavioral intervention training for children with developmental disabilities.
[SGN Research Fellows]
2/8/2021
WACO, Texas (Feb. 8, 2021) - With its vision to enhance Baylor-Waco partnerships, Baylor University’s Office of External Affairs has launched the Solid Gold Neighbor Research Fellows Program, a comprehensive community-based participatory research grant program connecting graduate students with local nonprofits.
[Baylor University]
2/4/2021
WACO, Texas (Feb. 4, 2021) – Baylor University has announced the establishment of a partnership with Africa New Life Ministries, a nonprofit organization headquartered in Portland, Oregon, creating the Baylor Africa New Life Initiative.
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1/28/2021
WACO, Texas (Jan. 28, 2021) – An organization that projects an ethical face but whose managers fail to respond to internal ethical situations sends mixed messages to its employees, which can lead to a lack of employees’ moral courage and an increase in unethical behavior, according to a study led by a Baylor University researcher.
[Stacie Petter, Ph.D.]
1/27/2021
WACO, Texas (Jan. 27, 2021) - A Baylor University professor and a former student have received a National Science Foundation grant to address technological challenges that face law enforcement as they try to break up illicit networks and rescue individuals caught up in human trade.
[1- Photo Baylor MLD Lab Exterior Lab Space]
1/21/2021
WACO, Texas (Jan. 21, 2021) – Baylor University announced today that it has opened its own on-site COVID-19 testing lab and research facility in partnership with My Labs Direct (MLD), a CLIA-certified, COLA-accredited diagnostic lab that offers an extensive menu of FDA-approved tests.
[Childhood obesity epidemic]
1/19/2021
WACO, Texas (Jan. 19, 2021) — Variation in consumption of market-acquired foods outside of the traditional diet — but not in total number of calories burned daily — is reliably related to indigenous Amazonian children’s body fat, according to a study led by Baylor University that offers insight into the global obesity epidemic.
[Thunderstorm]
1/7/2021
WACO, Texas (Jan. 7, 2021) – Baylor University researchers Rebecca Sheesley, Ph.D., and Sascha Usenko, Ph.D., associate professors of environmental science, have been awarded an $890,000 grant by the Department of Energy Atmospheric System Research (ASR) to examine the impact of urban pollution on thunderstorm activity as part of the TRACER-MAP project.
[sea dragon]
12/9/2020
WACO, Texas (Dec. 9, 2020) – A mysterious small marine reptile dating from 150 million years ago has been identified as a new species that may have been capable of diving very deeply. The well-preserved specimen was found in a Late Jurassic deep marine deposit along the English Channel coastline in Dorset, England.
[huddles]
12/7/2020
WACO, Texas (Dec. 7, 2020) – Brief “huddles” — rather than a barrage of emails and texts about safety and risk — may be the fastest and simplest way for hospital workers to avoid communication overload as they deal with the flood of COVID-19 cases, a Baylor University researcher says.
[Cynical]
11/16/2020
WACO, Texas (Nov. 16, 2020) – Cynical hostility is a potential pathway to cardiovascular disease by preventing a healthy response to stress over time, according to a study led by Baylor University.
[racial and churches]
11/11/2020
WACO, Texas (Nov. 11, 2020) — Racially diverse congregations have increased substantially in the United States over the past 20 years, and the percentage of all-white congregations has declined, according to a study led by a Baylor University sociologist.
[Baylor Compassion International]
10/27/2020
WACO, Texas (Oct. 27, 2020) – Baylor University and Compassion International, headquartered in Colorado Springs, Colorado, today announced a partnership to bring about global human flourishing for children and families in poverty — and to create transformational experiences for their constituents that ultimately lead to poverty reduction.
[Open Table]
10/5/2020
WACO, Texas (Oct. 5, 2020) – Runaway and homeless youth are receiving social support as they transition from a federally funded homeless shelter into the community through a unique partnership with volunteers from a nearby church through an intensive, relationship-focused model by Open Table, according to a preliminary study by Baylor University’s Program on Prosocial Behavior.
[DSE]
10/5/2020
WACO, Texas (Oct. 5, 2020) – Using smartphone check-ins twice a day for two weeks, sociologists in a national study have found a link between individuals’ daily spiritual experiences and overall well-being, say researchers from Baylor University and Harvard University.
[soil]
9/24/2020
WACO, Texas (Sept. 24, 2020) – A new way of analyzing the chemical composition of soil organic matter will help scientists predict how soils store carbon — and how soil carbon may affect climate in the future, says a Baylor University researcher.
[crime fiction]
9/22/2020
WACO, Texas (Sept. 22, 2020) – “Whodunnit” may be the big question in crime fiction, but “how they done it” determines whether they get away with it. And these days, both criminals and crime fighters are honing their technological skills for the battle of good and evil, a Baylor researcher says.
[Schnitker]
9/17/2020
WACO, Texas (Sept. 17, 2020) – What takes place inside a person when they encounter beautiful pieces of art? While most people would acknowledge being moved by aesthetic and artistic beauty, the changes sparked by such an engagement seem beyond the realm of measurement. Two Baylor psychology and neuroscience researchers, however, are working to change that.
[divorce oxy]
9/8/2020
WACO, Texas (Sept. 8, 2020) – People who were children when their parents were divorced showed lower levels of oxytocin — the so-called “love hormone” — when they were adults than those whose parents remained married, according to a study led by Baylor University. That lower level may play a role in having trouble forming attachments when they are grown.
[John Leddy-Jones Research Hall]
9/7/2020
WACO, Texas (Sept. 7, 2020) – Baylor University Libraries has been awarded a $300,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) to support the research of two Browning scholars at Baylor's renowned Armstrong Browning Library.
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