Baylor in the News – May 23-29, 2021

May 30, 2021

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WACO, Texas (May 30, 2021) – Baylor University researchers and faculty experts were featured in national and local media stories as they shared their thoughts and expertise on a major breakthrough in making science more accessible to people who are blind or visually impaired through small, candy-like models visualized by the tongue and lips, how to negotiate with negotiators, the contributions of veterans at Baylor and the drive to recognize World War II hero Doris Miller with the Medal of Honor.

May 24, 2021

KXXV-TV: In-Depth: Baylor Career Center places more graduates in jobs in 2020 compared to 2019
VIDEO: In 2019, the Baylor Career Center placed 76% of graduates in jobs, but in 2020, 80% were successfully placed, a 4% increase in a pandemic, exciting for not only the Career Center but for students looking for the next chapter in their lives.

May 25, 2021

Waco Tribune-Herald: Baylor partners with ‘gap year’ program, lets freshmen start school abroad
Incoming Baylor University students now have the option of starting their college coursework with a semester abroad through a partnership with Verto, a company specializing in study abroad programs with curriculum built on the local language, culture and environment.

May 26, 2021

CIO: Baylor goes back to basics to build ERP for the future
To support its ambition to become a top-tier research institution, Baylor University overhauled its ERP systems, a process that required getting back to the fundamentals of business-IT collaboration.

May 27, 2021

WIDERAngle (United Nations University – World Institute for Development): Precarization or protection? How labour policies influence the effects of globalization on informality
Lourenço S. Paz, Ph.D., associate professor of economics, is a co-author on a recent study of the impacts of globalization on the economy in Brazil, particularly on job precarization — when high-quality, formal jobs that entitle workers to benefits are replaced by jobs which may not comply with regulations and offer fewer benefits. The study found gains to formalization under certain circumstances.

KWBU-FM: Business Review - Insincere Negotiations
AUDIO: Baylor management professor Chris Meyer, Ph.D., discusses negotiators whose purpose is only strategic and not to make a deal.

May 28, 2021

Baylor Connections: Kevin Davis and Brittany Rothrock, Veteran Education and Transition Services (VETS)
AUDIO: Baylor is regularly mentioned among the top 50 “Best Colleges for Veterans” by U.S. News & World Report, and the VETS Program is a big part of the reason for that ranking. Veteran Education and Transition Services (VETS) is a Baylor program that promotes the academic success of veterans at Baylor, providing a variety of resources to help them successfully transition to college life. In this Baylor Connections, Kevin Davis, VETS Program Manager and a Marine Corps veteran, and Brittany Rothrock, a rising senior engineering major and Navy veteran, take listeners inside the veteran experience at Baylor, sharing both the challenges and the meaningful ways veterans contribute to the Baylor student body.

EurekAlert: Baylor study uses candy-like models to make STEM accessible to visually impaired students
A breakthrough study by Bryan Shaw, Ph.D., professor of chemistry and biochemistry at Baylor University, aims to make science more accessible to people who are blind or visually impaired through small, candy-like models. This research was covered by multiple media outlets, including Smithsonian, Inside Science, Gizmodo and Chemical & Engineering News.

Theravive: Inmates Benefit From Bible-Based Trauma Healing Ministry
Inmates who participated in a Bible-based trauma healing ministry program showed enhanced emotional well-being and a significant decrease in the negative consequences of trauma, a recent study by the American Bible Society and Baylor University revealed.

May 29, 2021

Waco Tribune-Herald: As honors pile up for Waco's Pearl Harbor hero Doris Miller, one is elusive
Baylor history professor Michael Parrish, Ph.D., co-author of the 2018 book “Doris Miller, Pearl Harbor and the Birth of the Civil Rights Movement,” is quoted in this article about Waco-born Pearl Harbor hero Doris Miller, whose stature keeps growing but the Medal of Honor for Miller continues to be declined.


Baylor's Office of Media and Public Relations (M&PR) supports the University's Illuminate strategic plan as a top Christian research university by focusing on faculty research and expert opinions, innovative teaching, major awards and recognition, and community involvement. Through its media training workshops, the Baylor M&PR team develops faculty experts to effectively communicate the impact of their research or speak as subject-matter experts into national trends and conversations with media outlets, through Hot Topics and on the Baylor Connections podcast. Our faculty expert directory is available on the M&PR website at


Baylor University is a private Christian University and a nationally ranked research institution. The University provides a vibrant campus community for more than 19,000 students by blending interdisciplinary research with an international reputation for educational excellence and a faculty commitment to teaching and scholarship. Chartered in 1845 by the Republic of Texas through the efforts of Baptist pioneers, Baylor is the oldest continually operating University in Texas. Located in Waco, Baylor welcomes students from all 50 states and more than 90 countries to study a broad range of degrees among its 12 nationally recognized academic divisions.

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