Baylor in the News – Nov. 6-12, 2022

November 13, 2022
Pat Neff

Pat Neff Hall, Baylor University

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WACO, Texas (Nov. 13, 2022) – Baylor University researchers and faculty experts were featured in national and local media stories as they shared their thoughts and expertise on how remote work impacts office gossip, space weather’s effect on earth and voter turnout in 2022.

Nov. 7, 2022

KXXV-TV (ABC/Waco): How redistricting could shape Texas elections this year
VIDEO: Patrick J. Flavin, Ph.D., The Bob Bullock Professor of Political Science at Baylor, was interviewed for this Election Day story about newly redrawn districts for state and national races, a process that typically makes races less competitive across the board.

Waco Tribune-Herald: Baylor University endowment reaches $2 billion landmark
A combination of savvy investing and donor support expanded Baylor University’s endowment from $1.8 billion to $2 billion in the fiscal year ending in May.

Nov. 8, 2022

Fast Company: How work gossip has changed in the age of hybrid work
Add another benefit to working from home: With fewer serendipitous watercooler conversations, a fully remote team may slow down office gossip, says Sara J. Perry, professor of management at Baylor University, but it may be a little more complicated with hybrid teams.

KWTX-TV (CBS/Waco): Degrees of Science: Cosmic Weatherman with Dr. Trey Cade
VIDEO: In this week’s Degrees of Science, Trey Cade, Ph.D., director of the Institute for Air Science at Baylor, shares his passion for studying space weather and its impact on people’s lives.

Baptist Standard: Todd Still: Keep the Gospel Central
VIDEO: In this “Baptists Preaching” segment, Truett Seminary Dean Todd Still, Ph.D., addresses the congregation of Cliff Temple Baptist Church in Dallas, where he was serving as interim pastor, with the questions “How do you begin again? How can you start well?” as the congregation prepared to welcome a new pastor.

Christian Post: 'I thank the Lord': 107-year-old woman credits obedience to the Word of God for her long life
This article cites a 2017 Baylor University study, which found that devotion to God can enhance older people’s well-being. Specifically, spending time in prayer was shown to improve their mental health and decrease depression.

Nov. 9, 2022

KCEN-TV (NBC/Waco): 9.6 million Texas registered voters did not cast ballots. Here's how many Central Texans did.
VIDEO: Patrick J. Flavin, Ph.D., The Bob Bullock Professor of Political Science at Baylor, was interviewed for this story about the lack of registered voters casting their ballots in the 2022 election.

Patheos: Gender, the Great Tradition, and Evangelical Memory
Jacob Randolph, Ph.D., is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the Department of Religion at Baylor University, writes on imagination, gender and identity formation in medieval and early modern religious communities.

CFO Thought Leader: Adding Value to an Academic City
AUDIO: When Baylor CFO Brett Powell is asked what distinguishes his day-to-day role as a finance leader inside the world of academia from that of his CFO peers residing within industry, Powell without hesitation says, “Complexity.”

Baptist Standard: Around the State
At their quarterly meeting, Baylor University regents heard a year-end financial report, including a Fitch Ratings upgrade for Baylor’s long-term bond ratings.

Waco Tribune-Herald: Leaders celebrate I-35 widening in Waco as work winds down
Officials marked the winding down of I-35 construction ahead of schedule with a ribbon-cutting. President Linda A. Livingstone, Ph.D., said the completed interstate will give students an easier time moving between the university and downtown.

Nov. 10, 2022

KWTX-TV (CBS/Waco): Baylor Law Center and McLennan County CPS plan to finalize 31 adoptions during annual Adoption Day event
VIDEO: McLennan County Child Protective Services along with the help of Baylor Law School are putting on its annual Adoption Day Event next Friday to legally finalize 31 adoptions to 26 families in the community and also celebrate the special, much-waited-for occasion.

Nov. 11, 2022

Baylor Connections: Nancy Brickhouse. Ph.D.
AUDIO: The Fall Semester has been a busy time at Baylor—substantial faculty growth, expansion of resources for research and scholarship, and accolades in areas like core curriculum and University trust. In this Baylor Connections, Provost Nancy Brickhouse, Ph.D., unpacks those topics and highlights research integrity at Baylor for National Compliance & Ethics Week.

The Guardian: Gospel trailblazers the Staples Jr Singers: ‘We were singing about all the hardship and hurt’
This article about growing secular interest in gospel music mentions Baylor’s Robert Darden, who oversees the Black Gospel Music Preservation Project, which preserves, records and catalogues the most at-risk music from the Black gospel music tradition.

KWTX-TV (CBS/Waco): Baylor University names research lab after a late student
VIDEO: Baylor University has honored one of its late students, Brendon Mooney, by naming a research lab after him and his family. The Mooney Lab in Robbins College of Health and Human Sciences at Baylor provides students with hands-on research in areas like kidney disease, cancer, cell functions and more.


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