Baylor in the News – Nov. 13-19, 2022

November 20, 2022
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WACO, Texas (Nov. 20, 2022) – Baylor University researchers and faculty experts were featured in national and local media stories as they shared their thoughts and expertise on the challenges and opportunities of remote work, new research about wormholes, approaches to racial discussions beyond colorblindness and antiracism, and the joy of McLennan County Adoption Day at Baylor Law School.

Nov. 13, 2022

Waco Tribune-Herald: LETTERS: Welcome to Waco, Texas Baptists
Baylor President Linda A. Livingstone, Ph.D., extends a “warm welcome to my fellow Texas Baptists and to express Baylor’s gratitude to all those who have gathered in our hometown for the Texas Baptists Annual Meeting at the Waco Convention Center.”

Nov. 15, 2022

Entrepreneur: Top 50 Best Undergraduate Programs for Entrepreneurs in 2023
Baylor’s undergraduate entrepreneurship program in the Hankamer School of Business is ranked No. 6 nationally by The Princeton Review and Entrepreneur magazine.

Nov. 16, 2022

Clinical Advisor: Jessica Peck, DNP, on How to Talk to Teens About Mental Health
In her new book “Behind Closed Doors: A Guide for Parents and Teens to Navigate Through Life’s Toughest Issues,” Baylor Nursing Professor Jessica L. Peck, DNP, uses her more than 20 years of experience as a pediatric nurse practitioner to help clinicians and parents strengthen connections and better communicate with teens.

Nov. 17, 2022 Finding work-life balance with remote work
Baylor remote/hybrid work expert Sara J. Perry, Ph.D., associate professor of management, is quoted about the positives and challenges of remote work, suggesting that businesses who help employees respond to these challenges will benefit with a more productive and healthier workforce.

Popular Mechanics: Are Wormholes Real? We Unraveled the Truth Behind the Sci-Fi Staple
Gerald Cleaver, Ph.D., professor of physics and head of the early universe cosmology and string theory group at Baylor, is quoted in this article about new research that shows that wormholes may be hiding on the other side of black holes. Jumping into a wormhole to travel to another galaxy is still science fiction, but they do reveal more about the nature of quantum gravity and teleportation.

Waco Tribune-Herald: Mayborn Museum wins Smithsonian Affiliate status
Baylor’s Mayborn Museum has earned Smithsonian Affiliate status, a seal of approval that only 12 other Texas museums carry. The Mayborn joins some 200 other Smithsonian Affiliate museums that share resources with the Washington, D.C.-based Smithsonian Institution.

Nov. 18, 2022

Baylor Connections: George Yancey
AUDIO: What role can a person play in bridging racial divides? In this Baylor Connections, George Yancey, Ph.D., professor of the social sciences, shares insights on the qualities of collaborative conversations, examines the impact of language and considers approaches to racial discussions that go beyond colorblindness and antiracism.

Religion News Service: Baylor data: Prison Fellowship International program builds case for restorative prisons
Byron R. Johnson, Ph.D., director of Baylor’s Institute for Studies of Religion, along with Michael Hallett of University of North Florida and Sung Joon Jang, Ph.D., of Baylor, presented findings from a groundbreaking multinational study of Prison Fellowship International’s Bible-based in-prison program called “The Prisoner’s Journey.”

Nov. 19, 2022

Waco Tribune-Herald: 28 families get new members at McLennan County Adoption Day
Twenty-eight families finalized a long road to adoption at the 15th annual McLennan County Adoption Day, held in a classroom-turned-courtroom at the Baylor Law School. In conjunction with the Department of Family and Protective Services, about 120 law students worked to bring the day to life, collecting donations and decorating the law center to reflect this year’s theme, Home Again for the Holidays.

Baptist Standard: Native American removal is more than physical
Listening to Native people’s stories is one of the most important things a person can do, because it’s one of the things that happens least for Native Americans, Mariah Humphries told webinar participants. Humphries is director of parachurch partnerships and alumni relations for Baylor’s Truett Seminary and a member of the Mvskoke Nation.


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