Baylor in the News – June 12-18, 2022

June 19, 2022

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WACO, Texas (June 19, 2022) – Baylor University researchers and faculty experts were featured in national and local media stories as they shared their thoughts and expertise on the future of hybrid work, the well-being of children under the care of faith-based agencies and why international experiences are an integral part of Baylor’s Louise Herrington School of Nursing.

June 13, 2022

The Dallas Morning News: Texas pastor vies to lead Southern Baptist Convention in wake of sex abuse report
Barry Hankins, Ph.D., professor and chair of history who studies Protestant fundamentalism and American culture, is quoted in this article about this year’s meeting of the Southern Baptist Convention, where church delegates will elect a president and make crucial decisions.

Baptist Standard: Baylor study indicates children safer in faith-based care
Preliminary findings of Baylor researchers indicate children in the care of faith-based providers are significantly safer than children cared for by secular child welfare agencies. The study was led by Byron R. Johnson, Ph.D., director of Baylor’s Institute for Studies of Religion, and William Wubbenhorst, nonresident fellow in ISR’s program on prosocial behavior. This research also appeared in Christianity Daily and The Christian Post.

June 15, 2022

Robin: Future of Work Wednesdays: A Conversation About Hybrid Work with Dr. Sara Perry of Baylor University
Sara Perry, Ph.D., associate professor of management at Baylor, is interviewed about the future of hybrid work and its various challenges and opportunities.

CGTN America: The Heat: Russia makes gains in eastern Ukraine
VIDEO: Sergiy Kudelia, Ph.D., associate professor of political science at Baylor and a Ukrainian Research in Switzerland Fellow at the University of Basel, is among the experts who discuss Russia’s war in Ukraine nearly four months after the conflict began.

Waco Tribune-Herald: Fact, truth tangle in Baylor Theatre’s ‘Lifespan of a Fact’
Baylor Theatre’s summer production of the play “The Lifespan of a Fact” features a writer and a magazine fact-checker who wrestle over verifiable facts and a higher truth.

CHRI Family Radio: The Wednesday Bookmark: The Making of Biblical Womanhood
AUDIO: Beth Allison Barr, Ph.D., The James Vardaman Endowed Professor of History at Baylor and author of “The Making of Biblical Womanhood: How the Subjugation of Women Became Gospel Truth,” is interviewed about her book that explores church history to show how the belief in biblical womanhood arose from a series of clearly definable historical moments.

June 16, 2022

KWBU-FM: Business Review Role of Emotions in Information Society
AUDIO: More and more companies are asking employees to take an active role in information security. A.J. Burns, D.B.A., assistant professor of information systems at Baylor University, discusses the role of our emotions and what companies can do to boost engagement in security.

KWKT-TV: Baylor Collaborative on Hunger and Poverty receives millions to continue ‘Meals-to-You’ Program
The U.S. Department of Agriculture has awarded nearly $5 million to the Baylor University Collaborative on Hunger and Poverty to continue their “Meals-to-You” (MTY) demonstration project this summer in Texas, New Mexico, Alaska, and Utah along with partners PepsiCo Foundation and McLane Global.

June 17, 2022

Baylor Connections: Lori Spies
AUDIO: International experiences are an integral part of Baylor’s Louise Herrington School of Nursing (LHSON). From missions projects around the globe to study abroad opportunities, students grow as professionals as they serve those around them. In this Baylor Connections, Lori Spies, Ph.D., tenured associate professor and missions coordinator in Baylor Nursing, takes listeners around the world to locations where LHSON students and faculty can be found.


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