Baylor in the News

In the Spotlight

12/15/2017
Dec. 14, 2017
VIDEO: Baylor student-athletes and spirit squad members teamed up with Whataburger for the 12th annual Care Bear Drive, bringing joy â€" and teddy bears â€" to patients at Baylor Scott & White McLane Children's Hospital in Temple. "It's the season to give and just to give back to people who would love to experience some joy," said sophomore cheerleader Leah Van Vleet. "I feel great you know, seeing these smiles on their faces, you know brighten them up for the holidays is really special to me," said Jaime Jacobs, a junior football student-athlete at Baylor.

Research

12/15/2017
Dec. 14, 2017
Farzaneh Mansouri, an environmental science doctoral student, and Sascha Usenko, Ph.D., associate professor of environmental science in Baylor’s College of Arts & Sciences, are studying whale earwax to determine carbon and nitrogen isotopes in the earplugs, which can be used as a timeline, showing stability or variability over the years of a whale’s life. Mansouri presented the results of her work earlier this week at the 2017 American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting in New Orleans.
12/15/2017
Dec. 15, 2017
Article about the Hawaii Men’s Shed Association, a community-based nonprofit aimed at improving senior health through socialization, community involvement and workmanship, mentions a 2011 Baylor University study by Michael Tornes, M.A. (Communication Studies) ’11, that found that while women are more likely to socialize through face to face interaction, men are prone to communicating side by side in shared activities.
12/15/2017
Dec. 14, 2017
Supervisors who cannot tear themselves away from their smartphones while meeting with employees risk losing their employees’ trust and, ultimately, their engagement, according new research by James A. Roberts, Ph.D., The Ben H. Williams Professor of Marketing, and Meredith David, Ph.D., assistant professor of marketing, in the Hankamer School of Business. The study, published in the journal Computers in Human Behavior, examines “boss phubbingâ€- (boss phone snubbing). “Our research reveals how a behavior as simple as using a cellphone in the workplace can ultimately undermine an employee’s success,â€- the researchers wrote.

Faculty in the News

12/15/2017
Dec. 6, 2017
AUDIO: Alan Jacobs, Ph.D., Distinguished Professor of Humanities in the Honors Program in Baylor’s Honors College and author of “How to Think: A Survival Guide for a World at Odds,â€- is a guest on this podcast about how to navigate life from an Augustinian view of humanity, especially as in the social media spin cycle of partisan bickering around politics, religion and celebrity gossip.

Alumni

12/15/2017
Dec. 14, 2017
Glenn W. Cunningham, J.D. '90, was named president-elect of the Texas Trial Lawyers Association. Cunningham was named one of the Top 100 Trial Lawyers in Texas by The National Trial Lawyers, and one of the Top 50 Texas Super Lawyers in Central and West Texas.
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