Baylor in the News – June 26-July 2, 2022

July 1, 2022
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WACO, Texas (July 3, 2022) – Baylor University researchers and faculty experts were featured in national and local media stories as they shared their thoughts and expertise on fighting food insecurity with technology, the long, complicated process of identifying migrant remains and the economic and political power of American oligarchs.

June 26, 2022

Inside Indiana Business: PODCAST: Fighting food insecurity with technology
AUDIO: Craig Gundersen, Ph.D., The Jim and Tammy Snee Family Chair in Food Security with the Baylor Collaborative on Hunger and Poverty and professor of economics at Baylor, explores the challenge of improving SNAP, including using innovation and technology to improve food access, with podcast host and AgriNovus CEO Mitch Frazier. ASHRAE Recognizes the Extraordinary Contributions of Members at the 2022 Annual Conference
Dennis O’Neal, Ph.D., was among the members honored by ASHRAE (American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers) for outstanding contributions to the built environment at the society’s annual conference. O’Neal and his co-authors received two Technical Paper Awards, which recognize the authors of the best papers presented at Society conferences.

June 27, 2022

TODAY: 35 of the best serial killer movies to watch for a fright
James Kendrick, Ph.D., professor of film and digital media at Baylor University and an expert on the horror film genre, is quoted in this article about serial killer movies, which feature many antagonists who look perfectly ordinary — which adds to the horror.

June 28, 2022

Newark (NJ) Patch: 4 NJ ShopRite Stores Offer Low-Income Shoppers Extra Dairy Benefits
ShopRite supermarkets in New Jersey are boosting SNAP dollars spent on dairy products for an entire year for low-income shoppers, as part of Add Milk!, a pilot program of the Baylor University Collaborative on Hunger and Poverty that is funded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

June 29, 2022

USA TODAY: 53 migrants are dead in San Antonio. Identifying their remains won't be easy.
Forensic anthropologist Lori E. Baker, Ph.D., professor of anthropology at Baylor who created the nation’s first database for unidentified international migrants in 2003, was interviewed for this article about the long, complicated process ahead of providing final IDs on the remains of the 53 migrants who died in an abandoned semi-truck in San Antonio. Dr. Baker is quoted in an additional USA TODAY article.

USA TODAY: Death toll rises to 53 in suspected migrant-smuggling operation in San Antonio: What to know
Forensic anthropologist Lori E. Baker, Ph.D., professor of anthropology at Baylor who created the nation’s first database for unidentified international migrants in 2003,
SicEm365 Radio: With College Athletics Changing, It Was the Right Hire For Us | Dr. Linda Livingstone
AUDIO: Baylor President Linda A. Livingstone, Ph.D., joins 365 Sports Radio to discuss the new Big 12 Commissioner Brett Yormark, his fit in the Big 12, the hiring process that took place, and more.

Financial Advisor: 4 Key Social Security Claiming Strategies For Widows
William Reichenstein, Ph.D., Professor Emeritus of Finance at Baylor and an expert on Social Security benefits issues, offers four claiming strategies, which he said should provide guidance for financial advisors when determining the best strategy to maximize a widow’s surviving lifetime benefits.

June 30, 2022

KWKT-TV: Destination Central Texas: Mayborn Museum
VIDEO: Discovering Texas plants, animals and reptiles are some of the things you can expect when you visit the Mayborn Museum in Waco, which centers on hands-on experiences and life-long learning. The Museum is located on Baylor University’s campus, drawing in students and visitors from the community and around the country.

July 1, 2022

Baylor Connections: Mack Rhoades
AUDIO: From national championships and Big 12 titles to new facilities and GPA records, the 2021-22 academic year heralded much to celebrate throughout Baylor Athletics. In this Baylor Connections, Mack Rhoades, Vice President and Director of Intercollegiate Athletics, examines key milestones from the past year, previews upcoming facilities, discusses the process of coaching searches and more.

American Society for Nutrition: ASN Welcomes New President, Martha Belury, PhD, RD, and New Leadership on the Board of Directors
April Stull, Ph.D., RD, FAND, associate professor in nutrition sciences at Baylor, is serving during the 2022-2023 year as Treasurer and member of the Board of Directors of the American Society for Nutrition. ASN advances the science, education and practice of nutrition and carries out ASN’s long-term strategic plan as the society approaches its 100th anniversary.

The Hill: Headline
Neil Shanks, Ph.D., clinical assistant professor of middle and secondary education at Baylor, is quoted in this article about a proposal by Texas state educators to call slavery “involuntary relocation” in second grade classes being rejected by the State Board of Education.

Baptist Standard: CBF general assembly challenged to ‘come and see’
Patricia Wilson, J.D., professor and associate dean at Baylor Law School and member of Seventh and James Baptist Church in Waco, completed her time as moderator of the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship, reflected on serving during a global pandemic following the CBF general assembly in Dallas.

Baptist News Global: Butler and Barr connect the dots between race and gender and patriarchy
A conversation about race and gender and patriarchy was featured at a BNG dinner in Dallas between Beth Allison Barr, Ph.D., The James Vardaman Professor of History at Baylor and author of “The Making of Biblical Womanhood,” and Anthea Butler, Ph.D., chair of religious studies at the University of Pennsylvania and author of “White Evangelical Racism: The Politics of Morality in America.”

July 2, 2022

NewsNation: American oligarchs: Inside the minds of this country’s wealthiest people
Luke Winslow, Ph.D., assistant professor of communication at Baylor, is quoted in this article about the oligarchy of America, who bridge economic and political power.

The Spectator (UK): Is Gone with the Wind to blame for Trumpism?
Greg Garrett, Ph.D., professor of English at Baylor, theologian and cultural critic, reviews Sarah Churchwell’s “The Wrath to Come: Gone with the Wind and the Lies America Tells,” about the Lost Cause – the theme of Margaret Mitchell’s bestseller – which seems a more potent American myth than ever.


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