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[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.
[Hernandez]
6/16/2017
Baylor Law School Professor Laura Hernández is a recognized expert on the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. She responded to President Trump's decision to continue the Obama-era program.
[Chris Hansen]
6/7/2017
WACO, Texas (June 7, 2017) --Prior to seeing the fifth Pirates of the Caribbean movie, audiences are introduced to a flurry of previews for upcoming films -- big-budget sequels centered on blockbusting standards: warring apes, animated cars, web-slinging and hammer-bearing superheroes, and space-based lightsaber battles between forces of good and evil.
[zombies]
5/23/2017
WACO, Texas (May 23, 2017) — Quick, before it’s too late: May is Zombie Awareness Month — so it’s high time for people to prepare for a zombie pandemic. But that’s more than a heads-up for those who are passionate about zombies. Those who yawn at the notion of the walking dead also have reason to take notice, says pop culture critic Greg Garrett, Ph.D., of Baylor University.
[Kevin Harmon diploma]
5/8/2017
WACO, Texas (May 8, 2017) – In the fall of 2012, Kevin Harmon parked his truck, grabbed his backpack from the passenger seat, threw it over his shoulder and walked onto the Baylor University campus as a sophomore.
[Julia]
4/11/2017
WACO, Texas (April 11, 2017) — This week, Sesame Street has a new Muppet in the neighborhood. Julia, a four-year-old Muppet with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), was introduced April 10 during Autism Awareness Month.
[janelle walter]
4/10/2017
WACO, Texas (April 10, 2017) – Looking for ways to help your kids eat healthier?
In this Q&A, Baylor University nutrition expert Janelle Walter, Ph.D., professor of family and consumer sciences and Nutrition Sciences Program coordinator, shares tips to help parents and children make better nutritional choices.
[Jack Lummus Lamppost Plaque]
3/24/2017
WACO, Texas (March 24, 2017) – Baylor University can count among its thousands of alumni many who could be regarded as heroes. On National Medal of Honor Day on March 25, America commemorates the 3,498 individuals, including two Baylor alumni, who were bestowed the Medal of Honor – the nation’s highest award for valor in action against an enemy force.
[iStock outdoors]
3/22/2017
WACO, Texas (March 22, 2017) – As the nation inches into springtime and people begin to plan their summer vacations, a Baylor University recreation expert encourages trip planners to make time for outdoor adventures.
[valentine's]
2/9/2017
WACO, Texas (Feb. 9, 2017) — Fighting with your significant other as Valentine’s Day approaches? Consider this as Cupid aims his bow and arrow yet again.
[Fashion Forecast]
2/1/2017
WACO, Texas (Feb. 1, 2017) — After years of wanting the cheapest prices possible for clothes, consumers are starting to consider how their clothes are made and their impact on the environment, says fashion forecaster/author Lorynn Divita, Ph.D., of Baylor University.
[Human trafficking]
1/30/2017
WACO, Texas (Jan. 30, 2017) – Super Bowl festivities in Houston will be in full swing this week as the nation gears up for the NFL’s premier event on Sunday. Thousands of people will pour into the city. Unfortunately, those crowds will include those involved in human trafficking.
[Roberts]
12/22/2016
WACO, Texas (Dec. 22, 2016) – With 2016 nearly in the rearview mirror, Americans are making resolutions for the New Year. A Baylor University consumer behavior expert suggests that Americans resolve to get in good financial shape in the coming year.
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