Baylor in the News – July 10-16, 2022

July 17, 2022

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WACO, Texas (July 17, 2022) – Baylor University researchers and faculty experts were featured in national and local media stories as they shared their thoughts and expertise on removing barriers to chemistry classes for students with blindness or low vision, how online shops mobilized to sell products featuring new space images and the powerful ways music can cross cultural boundaries.

July 13, 2022

KWKT-TV (FOX): Baylor chemist leads $1.3 million research project
Bryan Shaw, Ph.D., professor of chemistry and biochemistry at Baylor, has been awarded a $1.3 million grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to take dramatic steps to open chemistry classes and labs to students with blindness or low vision through a first-of-its-kind early intervention project.

July 14, 2022

KWBU-FM (NPR): Business Review: No One Is An Island
AUDIO: Sara Perry, Ph.D. associate professor of management, presents ideas for employers who are supporting employees working remotely, which is more common than ever in this digital age.

July 15, 2022

Baylor Connections: Bradley Bolen
AUDIO: Bradley Bolen has experienced the powerful ways that music can cross cultural boundaries and brighten challenging circumstances. Bolen is a senior lecturer in piano in Baylor’s School of Music, a Steinway artist and a faculty member for American Voices. With American Voices, he has worked with students in nations like Iraq and Syria. In this Baylor Connections, he takes listeners inside powerful cross-cultural experiences around the globe.

July 16, 2022

Las Cruces (NM) Sun News: Despite end of federal program, Gadsden Independent School District feeds students for free
In Gadsden ISD where students and their families are in a service area encompassing agricultural and manufacturing areas in small towns and colonias, meals are being provided in July through the "Meals to You" program, a joint venture by Baylor University and the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

Marketplace: How online shops mobilized to sell products featuring images from the James Webb Space Telescope
Lorynn Divita, Ph.D., associate professor in apparel design and merchandising at Baylor, is quoted in this article about how images taken by NASA’S James Webb Space Telescope have sprung up quickly on light-up signs, sweatshirts, fanny packs, mugs and more. While some online sellers might use on-demand companies, it’s easier than ever for small vendors to own a high-quality printer or other equipment to produce these products quickly, Divita said.


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