Baylor in the News – May 1-7, 2022

May 8, 2022

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WACO, Texas (May 8, 2022) – Baylor University researchers and faculty experts were featured in national and local media stories as they shared their thoughts and expertise on taking a break from social media to renew the spirit, the important role of nutrition in cancer prevention and treatment and when working at home, how to successfully shift from “work mode” to “family mode.”

May 1, 2022

The Washington Times: Turn off social media for 10 days to detoxify, says spiritual renewal advocate
This article about a campaign advocating for Christians to take a 10-day “social media fast” to reconnect with God and share the gospel with others, cites Baylor sociology research from 2016. The study found that young people who use social media are more likely to develop a “pick-and-choose” approach to customize their faith — regardless of what their religious tradition teaches.

May 2, 2022

San Antonio Express-News: Nutrition a key link in fight against cancer, but often overlooked
Leigh Greathouse, Ph.D., associate professor in nutrition sciences and a nationally recognized expert in cancer biology and nutrition, writes about how nutrition plays a key role in cancer prevention and treatment, but too often the medical community doesn’t emphasize this.

Sports Spectrum Podcast: Coach Scott Drew on Baylor's culture of J.O.Y., using his platform to point to Christ
AUDIO: Baylor men’s basketball head coach Scott Drew discusses lessons learned from victories and defeats, writing his first book “The Road to J.O.Y.,” and what discipleship looks like in the midst of his busy lifestyle as a college basketball coach.

FOX 44 News: Baylor Unveils Legacy Mural
VIDEO: Baylor University unveiled its new ancestral legacy mural, joining the growing list of inspirational murals throughout the City of Waco. The mural celebrates the diversity and ancestral legacy around campus.

May 3, 2022

Fatherly: How to Successfully Shift From “Work Mode” to “Family Mode
Kaylee Hackney, Ph.D., assistant professor of management and an employee well-being expert, shares insight into best practices when working from home and then shifting to family mode. Hackney suggests having a dedicated workspace and at the end of the day building in a transition — something that replaces the mental decompression granted by a commute.

May 4, 2022

Aerospace Testing International: How engineers are preventing icing on new types aircraft
Despite the arrival of new types of aircraft, icing remains a fundamental challenge for aviation that only more testing can solve. Steve McClain, Ph.D., professor of mechanical engineering, seeks to improve the fundamental knowledge of the ice accretion process and provide more accurate data for computational fluid dynamics (CFD) simulation tools during design to optimize airframes ahead of Type Certification.

Baptist Standard: Around the State: Baylor commissions camp counselors
Two recent events at Baylor are highlighted: the renewal of the Camp Counselor Commissioning ceremony, which celebrates and prays for over 600 students who will serve as counselors this summer at camps across the country, and the unveiling of an ancestral legacy mural created by local artists to reflect the diversity of the Baylor community.

U.S. News: 21 Top Things to Do in Waco, Texas
This article about what to do when traveling in Waco includes Baylor landmarks such as the Bill and Eva Williams Bear Habitat, Armstrong Browning Library and McLane Stadium.

May 5, 2022

TODAY: Coach Scott Drew talks rebuilding Baylor basketball
VIDEO: Coach Scott Drew and Baylor alum Chip Gaines talk about the Baylor University men's basketball program's transformation after Drew took over the program in 2003 and began rebuilding it. Drew writes about the journey in his new book, "The Road to Joy" for which Gaines wrote the foreword.

KWBU-FM: Business Review: Alumni Affiliation
AUDIO: Firms commonly hire former employees to audit them. It’s logical to assume their alumni may show bias to their former employer, but assistant professor of accounting, Owen Brown, Ph.D., says his research shows another side.

May 6, 2022

Baylor Connections: Liela Romero, Ph.D.
AUDIO: As an organic chemist, Liela Romero creates “recipes” from naturally occurring molecules that could lead to the discovery of future cancer drugs. In this Baylor Connections, Dr. Romero, assistant professor of chemistry and biochemistry, takes listeners inside her journey from attending Baylor as a student to prestigious graduate education experiences and back to Baylor to serve as a faculty member, researcher and mentor.

May 7, 2022

The Steam: Temporal Bandwidth, Personal Density, and Old Books
In his book “Breaking Bread with the Dead: A Reader’s Guide to a More Tranquil Mind,” Alan Jacobs takes for granted that we know how to open a book. As Distinguished Professor of Humanities in the Honors Program at Baylor University he has his students read books including — and here’s the key to his title — old books.


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