Baylor in the News – March 20-26, 2022

March 27, 2022

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WACO, Texas (March 27, 2022) – Baylor University researchers and faculty experts were featured in national and local media stories as they shared their thoughts and expertise on marine bacterium that combats brain cancer, cultural appropriation and myths about federal nutrition programs.

March 21, 20221
EurekAlert!: Scientists discover how molecule becomes anticancer weapon
Daniel Romo, Ph.D., Schotts Professor of Chemistry and co-director of the Baylor Synthesis and Drug Lead Discovery Lab, co-authored a study on the discovery of a marine bacterium that combats brain cancer.

March 23, 2022

Contemporary Pediatrics: Exhausted and burned out: results of a survey of nurse practitioners
The findings of a research study done by Jessica Peck, Ph.D., clinical professor at Baylor University Louise Herrington School of Nursing, are summarized in this article. Peck researched the impact of COVID-19 on pediatric nurse practitioners.

Washington Examiner: Cinderella St. Peter’s can now expect boom in applications, donations, and sales
Kirk Wakefield, Ph.D., professor and executive director of the Center for Sports Strategy and Sales program, explains how winning sports tournaments, like March Madness, increases college applicants, improves academic quality of student body and raises donations.

Waco Tribune-Herald: Baylor Theatre examines community hate, trauma in ‘Laramie Project’
Baylor Theatre is putting on a production of “The Laramie Project” from March 30 to April 3. David Jortner, Ph.D., associate professor and graduate program director for the department of theatre arts, explains why this production was chosen.

Women In Leadership Foundation: Cultural Appropriation is Harmful. Here is why…
Mia Moody-Ramirez, Ph.D., professor and chair of journalism, public relations and new media, defines cultural appropriation.

March 24, 2022

The U.S. Sun FINDING FOOD I’m a food stamp expert – here are three myths about SNAP benefits that could cost you $1,000s and how to qualify
Craig Gundersen, Ph.D., Snee Family Endowed Chair at the Baylor Collaborative on Hunger and Poverty and professor in the department of economics, debunks Supplement Nutrition Assistance Program myths.

March 25, 2022

Baylor Connections: Holly Joyner
AUDIO: What does it mean for a help students become globally minded, prepared for worldwide leadership? In this Baylor Connections, Holly Joyner unpacks how the Center for Global Engagement (CGE) brings the world to Baylor and sends Baylor into the world. Joyner, who serves as assistant director of marketing and communications at CGE, explains how the Center for Global Engagement offers programming and other resources to help students engage in international activities.

KXXV-TV: Skyrocketing chicken prices impact Central Texas restaurants
VIDEO: Pedro Reyes, Ph.D., associate professor of management, explains that the price of chicken is rising due to inflation.

KXXV-TV: 'They deserve the same': Baylor hosts transition fair for people with developmental disabilities
VIDEO: Kristen Padilla, Ph.D., director of the Baylor Center for Developmental Disabilities, launched the first Oso Able Transition Fair, where people with developmental disabilities could learn about new opportunities.

March 26, 2022

Voice of America: FLASHPOINT UKRAINE: Departing Europe, Biden affirms support for Ukraine
AUDIO: Baylor international relations expert Peter Campbell, Ph.D., joins the Voice of America program Flashpoint Ukraine to discuss the war in Ukraine one month into the conflict and the recent NATO, G-7 and European Council meetings. Dr. Campbell’s interview begins at the 8:30 mark.


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