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3/18/2019
Feb. 8, 2019
It’s been a year since Baylor President Linda Livingstone surprised incoming freshman Dany Perez with a full-tuition scholarship on the court at a Baylor basketball game. At that time, Perez was a senior at C.C. Winn High School in Eagle Pass, Texas, right on the U.S./Mexico border, with a GPA in the top 5 percent of her class and an SAT score that ranked among the top 10 percent nationwide. Today, she’s more than halfway through her freshman year at Baylor. What have the first six months at BU been like for this biochemistry major?

Research

3/18/2019
March 18, 2019
Sara Dolan, Ph.D., associate professor of psychology and neuroscience in Baylor’s College of Arts and Sciences, has been awarded a five-year, nearly $3 million grant from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration – a branch of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services – for a project aimed at improving clinical practice for children who have been victims of abuse and trauma. She and her collaborators, including Stacy Ryan-Pettes, Ph.D., assistant professor of psychology and neuroscience, to develop and implement new training methods in assessment and diagnosis for counselors and social workers, ultimately leading to improved outcomes for their patients.
3/18/2019
March 17, 2019
This article about how technology has made people’s lives infinitely easier but at the cost of anxiety and depression cites 2015 Baylor business marketing research, which found that heavy smartphone users tend to be “more prone to moodiness, materialism and temperamental behavior, and are less able to focus their attention on the task at hand.”

Baylor in the News

3/18/2019
March 15, 2019
Baylor University's Mayborn Museum Complex has been accredited by the American Alliance of Museums, the highest national recognition given the nation's museums, after a rigorous review process.

Faculty in the News

3/18/2019
March 17, 2018
AUDIO: Marlene Neill, Ph.D., assistant professor of journalism, public relations and new media in Baylor’s College of Arts & Sciences, discusses top ethics issues facing PR professionals, ethic skills PR professionals are lacking and how other PR professionals can help. (Podcast link at the end of the transcript.)
3/18/2019
March 16, 2019
St. Patrick’s Day commentary by Robert F. Darden, professor of journalism, public relations and new media in Baylor’s College of Arts & Sciences, about “Londonderry Air” and the emotion it stirs in the Irish and many others. Also known as “Danny Boy,” it has inspired songwriters to incorporate the melody into dozens of hymns, gospel songs and pop songs. “There are certain melodies and songs that have . . . a quality that defies even the art of the musicologist to explain,” Darden writes. “They have a yearning, a sweet melancholy that isn't sadness, but something much deeper.”
3/18/2019
March 14, 2019
Christie M. Sayes, Ph.D., associate professor of environmental science in Baylor’s College of Arts & Sciences, will speak on “The Current State of NanoEHS Science, An Overview,” at the 2019 U.S.-European Union NanoEHS Communities of Research Workshop Oct. 15-16, 2019, at the Europole de l’Arbois in Aix en Provence, France. The workshop is organized by the U.S. National Nanotechnology Initiative and the European Commission.
3/18/2019
March 14, 2019
William Reichenstein, Ph.D., Professor Emeritus of Investments in Baylor's Hankamer School of Business, is quoted in this article about the possibilities of Social Security reform and its impact on retirees.

Students

3/18/2019
March 16, 2019
Feature on incoming Baylor freshman Drake Toll of Vilonia, Arkansas, who has announced hundreds of live streamed Vilonia Eagles sporting events and basketball state tournament games during his high school career as part of “EagleVision.” At Baylor, he will major in journalism and business administration, while assisting with BaylorVision.

Alumni

3/18/2019
March 18, 2019
BioSpace takes a look at 10 women who are pioneers in the field of biotechnology, including the late Beverly Griffin, B.S. ’51, (1930 - 2016). Griffin held two doctorates in chemistry and is best known for her work on the molecular biology of two viruses that cause cancer, polyomavirus and Epstein Barr Virus (EBV).
3/18/2019
March 15, 2019
Brent Veach, B.B.A. (Accounting) ’87, is the largest Del Taco franchisee, operating 50 quick-serve restaurants, 21 in Colorado and 29 in Arizona. Veach's business philosophy focuses on SERVE (Strive for excellence, Elevate others, Relentless focus on achieving results through continuous improvement, Visionary leadership, Every guest matters) and the motto "SERVE with Pride," as constant reminders of these core values.

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