Baylor in the News – June 28-July 4, 2020

(Baylor Marketing & Communications)
July 5, 2020

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WACO, Texas (July 5, 2020) – Baylor University researchers and faculty experts were featured in local and national media stories as they shared their thoughts and expertise on a variety of subjects, including music and pain management, COVID-19's impact from the grocery supply chain to how people grieve loved ones, and race, culture and the church.

Here are some of the stories featuring Baylor faculty members from June 28-July 4, 2020:

June 28, 2020

Waco Tribune-Herald: Baylor Mind-Body Lab to study music's potential in pain management
Gary Elkins, Ph.D., professor of psychology and neuroscience and director of the Mind-Body Medicine Research Laboratory at Baylor, will lead study exploring the effect music can have on pain management and sleep for older adults.

Christianity Today: White, Black, and Blue: Christians Disagree Over Policing
Research findings from the 2017 Baylor Religion Survey are cited in this column about the disparities between white evangelicals and Black Christians when asked about equal police treatment. Joe Biden's dubious claim about Revolutionary War cannon ownership
Julie Anne Sweet, Ph.D., professor of history and director of military studies at Baylor, is among the experts quoted in this article that provides facts about individual ownership of canons during the Revolutionary War.

June 30, 2020

CNBC: Supermarket Shock: Crisis in America's Food Supply
VIDEO: Pedro Reyes, Ph.D., associate professor of operations and supply chain management, is interviewed for this CNBC documentary that takes an in-depth look at how the U.S. supply chain was abruptly disrupted and forever transformed by the novel coronavirus pandemic.

BBC "Digital Planet": Exploring digital death
AUDIO: Candi Cann, Ph.D., associate professor of religion in the Baylor Interdisciplinary Core and author of "Virtual Afterlives: Grieving the Dead in the 21st Century," takes part in this discussion that explores digital death and how the COVID-19 pandemic has forced us to update our death rituals and move most of our grieving online.

Medical News Today: Mindful hypnotherapy may reduce stress
Research led by Gary Elkins, Ph.D., professor of psychology and neuroscience and director of the Mind-Body Medicine Research Laboratory at Baylor, is featured in this article about how mindfulness combined with hypnotherapy could be a novel intervention for reducing stress and anxiety.

Yahoo! Entertainment: Ron Beal: Hey, Texans, wear a mask!
Baylor Law Professor Ron Beal writes about the argument over wearing masks as constitutional right and cites wearing masks as a civic duty that benefits society.

July 2, 2020

KWBU-FM: Business Review - No One is an Island: Support Remote Employees
Expectations and feelings of isolation are just a few challenges employers face when supporting remote workers. In this episode of the Business Review, Sara Perry, Ph.D., assistant professor of management, offers her research-based ideas on how employers can best help their employees.

Baptist News Global: What kind of witness will the white Christian church give?
Greg Garrett, Ph.D., professor of English and author of "A Long, Long Way: Hollywood's Unfinished Journey from Racism to Reconciliation," writes about how for white Christians "must own our history, repent of it and enter into painful but necessary conversations" to be at the forefront of the movement going forward.

July 3, 2020

Waco Tribune-Herald: Ann McGlashan: Why so many look up to the Americans
Ann McGlashan, Ph.D., associate professor of modern languages and cultures who grew up in Scotland and became an American citizen in 2018, writes about her experience in the Netherlands at the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Maastricht from Nazi control by American soldiers.

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