WACO, Texas (March 7, 2013) - A genetic analysis by Baylor University biologists suggests that the stocking of Florida bass in Texas reservoirs impacts bass populations far beyond the actual stocking location.
WACO, Texas (March 5, 2013) -- Adults whose parents were divorced are more likely to switch religions or disassociate themselves from institutional religions altogether -- but growing up in a single-parent family does not have any effect on private religious life, including praying, according to a study by a Baylor University sociologist.
WACO, Texas (Feb. 20, 2013) --Obesity, diabetes and other ailments plague impoverished communities at higher rates than the general United States population. In rural Texas border towns, or colonias, Mexican-American residents are at an even greater risk for chronic health problems.
WACO, Texas (Feb. 14, 2013) - Companies may overreact to social or environmental activists protesting their business practices, according to a Baylor University article in the Academy of Management Review. The article examined why some firms are more likely to change such practices than others, as well as whether and how targeted firms and other industry members will change.
WACO, Texas (Feb. 14, 2013) - Melinda Creech spends her days at a special collections library in Texas digitizing letters of immortal lovers/Victorian poets Robert Browning and Elizabeth Barrett Browning. She spends her Sunday nights among British nobility in the televised world of Downton Abbey, where she recently discovered a connection between the real-world Robert Browning and the hugely successful TV show and its main character, Robert Crawley, Earl of Grantham.
WACO, Texas (Jan. 29, 2013) - By allowing employees to participate in a work-sponsored internal social networking site, a company can improve morale and reduce turnover, according to a Baylor University case study published in the European Journal of Information Systems.
WACO, Texas (Jan. 15, 2013) -- Public relations professionals who have provided ethics counsel to senior management are at least as fervent about serving the public interest -- sometimes even more so -- as they are about their duty to their organizations, according to a Baylor University researcher.
WACO, Texas (Dec. 20, 2012) --Baylor University researchers are one step closer to understanding the algae that causes a substantial number of fish deaths in more than 18 states.
WACO, Texas (Dec. 14, 2012) -- With a single social-media misstep, student-athletes could lose athletic eligibility or a scholarship. But that's not stopping them from using Twitter - sometimes even during games, when they may see harsh criticism of their performances from fans, according to a study conducted by Baylor University and Clemson University researchers.
WACO, Texas (Dec. 10 2012) - Reminders of money play an important role in charitable giving and attitudes toward giving even among adolescents, according to a Baylor University study.
WACO, Texas (Nov. 29, 2012) --A controversial treatment for autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is not only ineffective but may be harmful, according to a study conducted by Baylor University researchers.
WACO, Texas (Nov. 28, 2012) - Cell phone and instant messaging addictions are driven by materialism and impulsiveness and can be compared to consumption pathologies like compulsive buying and credit card misuse, according to a Baylor University study in the Journal of Behavioral Addictions.
WACO, Texas (Nov. 15, 2012) -- Blending religion with familism -- a strong commitment to lifelong marriage and childbearing -- dampens secular civic participation, according to research by a Baylor University sociologist.
WACO, Texas (Nov. 15, 2012) - Kirk Wakefield, Ph.D., of Baylor University's Hankamer School of Business, has received a grant from The Wharton School's Wharton Customer Analytics Initiative to use Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) to study fan engagement with sponsors at sporting events.
WACO, Texas (Nov. 1, 2012) - Baylor University has been awarded two new federal grants for research on Gulf War illness, the complex medical condition that affects veterans of the 1991 war. The grants, from the Office of Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs of the U.S. Department of Defense, total nearly $1.6 million, and bring current federal funding for Baylor's Gulf War research program to over $2.3 million.
WACO, Texas (Oct. 19, 2012) - Waco-area residents are reporting relatively high levels of satisfaction with their community as a great place to live, according to a survey conducted and analyzed by Baylor University's Center for Community Research and Development (CCRD).
WALLOPS ISLAND, Va. (Aug. 23, 2012) - University students, including engineering students from Baylor University, will put their academic skills to the test when atmospheric and technology experiments they developed fly on a NASA suborbital sounding rocket. The launch is scheduled to take place between 5:30 and 9:30 a.m. CT Friday, Aug. 24, from the agency's Wallops Flight Facility at Wallops Island, Va. The launch was originally scheduled for Aug. 23 but was scrubbed due to boats in the hazard area.
WACO, Texas (Aug. 21, 2012) - Baylor University scientists are developing a soils database that will help geologists and soil scientists to more quickly and accurately analyze data from fossilized soils to determine and reconstruct ancient climates.
WACO, Texas (Aug. 15, 2012) - In East Africa, the complex interaction of geologic processes and climatic changes over the past 35 million years have shaped the extraordinary diversification of over 2,000 species of cichlid fish in Lakes Victoria, Malawi, and Tanganyika.
WACO, Texas (Aug. 9, 2012) - Waco and McLennan County residents are reporting higher rates of feeling safe in their local neighborhoods, according to survey results released today by Baylor University's Center for Community Research and Development (CCRD).
WACO, Texas (July 4, 2012) - Baylor University postdoctoral research associate Azeddine Kasmi, Ph.D., will present the latest results on the search for the Higgs boson from the Collider Detector at Fermilab (CDF) experiment at the International Conference on High Energy Physics currently underway in Melbourne, Australia.
WACO, Texas (July 2, 2012) - Methamphetamine abuse leads to an increase in child abuse and neglect, which causes an increase in foster care admissions, according to a study from Baylor University.
WACO, Texas (July 1, 2012) - Follow-up results to a 2008 survey on Baylor University's image in Waco and McLennan County show a dramatic increase how local residents rate Baylor and the extent to which Baylor's athletic success transformed the university's image in the community. The survey was conducted by the Center for Community Research and Development (CCRD) at Baylor.
WACO, Texas (June 19, 2012) - Baylor University's Hankamer School of Business has published its latest quarterly Keller Center Research Report, an online source of academic articles focused on residential real estate research and summaries of scholarly journal articles and books relevant for real estate sales agents.
WACO, Texas (June 18, 2012) --In the small Texas town of Del Rio, about five miles from the Mexican border, lies Westlawn Cemetery, a place where the poor and lost are buried in unmarked graves, their identities unknown. A group of Baylor University professors and students hope to give those buried there a name and return them to their loved ones.
WACO, Texas (June 13, 2012) - A company's share price and its CEO's compensation can be influenced by third-party endorsements of the CEO, as well as the strategic options, called managerial discretion, that executives have at their disposal to manage the company, according to a study recently published in the Journal of Business Research.
WACO, Texas (June 4, 2012) -- As voters increasingly rely on websites of presidential primary candidates for news, they run a risk because candidates' online attacks are not vetted through traditional "watchdog journalists" and other gatekeepers to determine accuracy or fairness, according to a study by Baylor University researchers.
WACO, Texas (May 18, 2012) -- How good are married couples at recognizing each other's emotions during conflicts? In general, pretty good, according to a study by a Baylor University researcher. But if your partner is angry, that might tell more about the overall climate of your marriage than about what your partner is feeling at the moment of the dispute.
WACO, Texas (May 8, 2012) -- Hindu and Buddhist groups have grown steadily in the United States since changes in immigration laws in 1965 and 1992, with particularly high concentrations in Texas, California, the New York Metropolitan Area, Illinois and Georgia, according to a Baylor University professor who helped compile the newly released 2010 U.S. Religion Census.
WACO, Texas (May 7, 2012) - Bill Clifton, chairman of the Cooper Foundation, today announced an award of $250,000 to Baylor University to construct a microgravity research facility within the Baylor Research and Innovation Collaborative (BRIC). The BRIC is the cornerstone building of the research and discovery park under construction by Baylor University and its community stakeholders Texas State Technical College in Waco (TSTC), McLennan County, and the cities of Bellmead and Waco.
WACO, Texas (April 10, 2012) - One hundred years after Arthur Eldred of New York earned the first Eagle Scout Award from the Boy Scouts of America, researchers with Baylor University's Institute for Studies of Religion (ISR) and Program on Prosocial Behavior have released findings from a nationwide, scientific survey that demonstrates the significant, positive impact Eagle Scouts have on society - from holding leadership positions in their workplace and neighborhood to voting and volunteering to protecting the environment and being prepared for emergencies.
WACO, Texas (March 12, 2012)- Although high levels of narcissism can impair ethical judgment regardless of one's religious orientation or orthodox beliefs, narcissism is more harmful in those who might be expected to be more ethical, according to a Baylor University study published online in the Journal of Business Ethics.
The newest motion-based video games -- which are more interactive than standard video game systems with gamepads -- are more realistic, give a greater sense of "being there" and are more enjoyable, according to findings by communications studies researchers at Baylor University. An article about their findings, based on two experiments, will appear in the upcoming issue of Presence: Teleoperators and Virtual Environments, an academic journal of MIT Press.
WACO, Texas (March 6, 2012) - Fish exhibit abnormal behavior and lower levels of anxiety when exposed to Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors (SSRI), which are common drugs used to treat depression, among other disorders. The study, by Baylor University researchers and online in the journal Environmental Science & Technology, also found that human data for drug activity can be used to predict surface water concentrations of these substances that negatively impact fish behavior
WACO, Texas (March 5, 2012)Company sponsorship of the National Football League (NFL) is effective in engaging fans and transforming attitudes critical to making purchasing decisions, according to a research paper presented at the MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference, March 2-3 in Boston.
WACO, Texas (Feb. 17, 2012) - An interdisciplinary team of Baylor University faculty, hosted and guided by the Baylor School of Social Work, has received a one-year grant of $350,000 to fund Phase II of the Military Family Coping Project, a collaborative research effort to study pre-deployment stress among Soldiers, their spouses and parents. The research is supported by the Telemedicine and Advanced Technology Research Center (TATRC) at the U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command (USAMRMC).
WACO, Texas (Feb. 13, 2012) - Children living near coal-tar-sealed pavement are likely to receive a far higher dose of carcinogenic polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) from incidental ingestion of house dust than do children living near unsealed pavement, and that dose is more than two times higher than the PAH dose children are estimated to receive from food.
Baylor University has received a U.S. patent (U.S. Patent No. 8,026,483) for a process to analyze sugar samples with a novel spectropolarimeter that combines principles of spectroscopy, polarimetry and chemometrics. The process was developed by four Baylor researchers.
Counties and parishes with a greater concentration of small, locally-owned businesses have healthier populations -- with lower rates of mortality, obesity and diabetes -- than do those that rely on large companies with "absentee" owners, according to a national study by sociologists at Baylor University and LSU.
Friendships forged at church seem to play a major role in people's religious activities and beliefs -- even when it comes to their views about how exclusive heaven is, according to a national study by a Baylor University sociology researcher.
WACO, Texas (Jan. 25, 2012) - In an era of soaring medical costs, providing healthcare to employees at or near their workplace is gaining new momentum, according to an article in the Winter 2012 issue of MIT Sloan Management Review.
Passersby who stopped to answer surveys taken next to churches in the Netherlands and England reported themselves as more politically conservative and more negative toward non-Christians than did people questioned within sight of government buildings -- a finding that may be significant when it comes to voting, according to a Baylor University study.
WACO, Texas (Jan. 5, 2012) - Baylor University's Hankamer School of Business has published its quarterly Keller Center Research Report, an online compendium of academic articles focused on residential real estate research and summaries of scholarly journal articles and books relevant to real estate sales agents.
WACO, Texas (Jan. 3, 2012) - Humble people are more likely to offer time to someone in need than arrogant people are, according to findings by Baylor University researchers published online in The Journal of Positive Psychology.
Jesus' mother Mary -- exhausted by childbirth and the trip to Bethlehem -- lies asleep in the hay. Next to her, Joseph tenderly holds the newborn son he hadn't counted on when he got engaged. It's not a conventional illustration of the Nativity. That image, in a greeting card reproduction of art by Roger Loveless, would have startled Christians in earlier times. But that portrayal and other more recent ones demonstrate how the story of a savior's birth has been captured in differing ways by artists across time, Baylor University professors say.
Having an abusive boss not only causes problems at work but can lead to strained relationships at home, according to a Baylor University study published online in journal, Personnel Psychology. The study found that stress and tension caused by an abusive boss have an impact on the employee's partner, which affects the marital relationship and subsequently the employee's entire family.
WACO, Texas (Nov. 4, 2011) - At its annual Homecoming meeting today, the Baylor University Board of Regents approved $120 million in capital improvements, the largest investment in construction on the Baylor campus since the Baylor Sciences Building in 2004. Construction will be financed through the issuance of bonds and will include a new 700-bed residential complex and dining facility on the east side of campus, the renovation of the Marrs McLean Science Building and Phase 2 of initial construction on academic and research space in the Baylor Research and Innovation Collaborative (BRIC).
An immuno- and growth-suppressant drug used to prevent rejection in human organ transplants and to treat some forms of cancer has proven effective in suppressing seizures in mice when used intermittently, says a Baylor University neuroscientist who contributed to research at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston.
Internationally renowned physicist and member of the National Academy of Sciences, Marlan O. Scully, Ph.D., who is best known for his work in theoretical quantum optics, has been named distinguished research academician of science and engineering at Baylor University.
WACO, Texas (Sept. 20, 2011) - Entrepreneurs pray more, worriers are less likely to attend religious services, Southerners are more likely to see their work as a mission from God, and liberals are less likely to believe in an afterlife -- particularly one in which they will be reunited with loved ones, according to some of the latest findings from the Baylor Religion Survey, one of the most extensive surveys ever conducted on American religious attitudes.