Baylor in the News – Oct. 30-Nov. 5, 2022

November 5, 2022
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WACO, Texas (Nov. 6, 2022) – Baylor University researchers and faculty experts were featured in national and local media stories as they shared their thoughts and expertise on how highly processed foods can lead to a higher risk of colorectal cancer in men, the challenges ahead in the Russia-Ukraine conflict as winter approaches and the role of politics and civil discourse.

Oct. 30, 2022

Wright State Guardian: Symphony Orchestra Concert: Artists and the Community
Rajung Yang, D.M.A., lecturer in keyboard studies at Baylor, performed at the year’s first performance of the Wright State University Symphony Orchestra. Described as “one of the most versatile pianists of her generation,” Yang travels across the United States and Europe as an international award-winning pianist.

Nov. 1, 2022

Cancer Talk: What We Know About Ultraprocessed Foods and Cancer Risk
Leigh Greathouse, Ph.D., associate professor in nutrition sciences at Baylor who researches diet, inflammation, the gut microbiome and colon cancer, is quoted in this article about research that has linked highly processed foods like deli meat to a higher risk of colorectal cancer in men.

CGTN America: The Heat: Russia-Ukraine Conflict
VIDEO: Sergiy Kudelia, Ph.D., associate professor of political science at Baylor, is among the guests discussing the challenges ahead in the Russia-Ukraine conflict as winter approaches.

Nov. 2, 2022

Waco Tribune-Herald: ‘Reel Stories’ Waco film fest finds diversity in subjects
"Reel Stories: A Black Film Showcase," a three-night film festival at Art Center Waco about the common threads of Black experience, cultural diversity and community building, will open with "Unfinished Business," a film by Stephanie Boddie, Ph.D., assistant professor of church and community ministries at Baylor, that addresses the movement of millions of Black Southerners to the North in the early 20th century to escape racial violence and oppression.

Nov. 3, 2022

PRSA: PRSA Honors Public Relations Professionals For Career Achievements And Contributions To The Profession
Marlene Neill, Ph.D., associate professor of journalism, public relations and new media and graduate program director at Baylor, received PRSA’s Outstanding Educator Award, which recognizes and celebrates those who have made a significant contribution to the advancement of public relations education through college or university teaching.

Baptist News Global: Baylor researchers get $2.5 million grant to help theologians and psychologists work together on human flourishing
A team of Baylor researchers has landed a $2.5 million John Temple Foundation grant to train theologians how to use insights gleaned from the psychological sciences to study how human beings can live their most fulfilling lives. The team is led by Devan Stahl, Ph.D., assistant professor of religion and a theological bioethicist, and Sarah Schnitker, Ph.D., associate professor of psychology.

Nov. 4, 2022

Baylor Connections: David Corey, Ph.D.
AUDIO: How can citizens, in this political environment, approach politics from a healthy viewpoint and form opinions about complex issues? David Corey, Ph.D., professor of political science and director of the Baylor in Washington program, examines healthy ways to view the role of politics and shares steps that allow people to better consider their own opinions, and those of others— promoting civil discourse and understanding.

EIN Newswires: Humanity 2.0 Announces 2022 Agenda for the Human Flourishing Forum at the Pontifical Academy of Sciences of the Holy See
Byron Johnson, Ph.D., director of Baylor’s Institute for Studies of Religion, is one of the delegates participating in the Human Flourishing Forum at the Pontifical Academy of Sciences, Vatican City.
The Forum is focused on advancing humanity's understanding of human flourishing.

Waco Tribune-Herald: Baylor regents OK $90M riverside Fudge Football Center
Baylor Regents approved the next phase of construction for the riverside Fudge Football Development Center, which will house football coaches, support staff and an expanded indoor practice field.

Nov. 5, 2022

Waco Tribune-Herald: Construction of future Waco High tears down past trees
Baylor biology professor Joseph White, Ph.D., is quoted in this article about the removal of live oaks, elms and sycamores fronting Waco High School as work continues preparing the site for a new school.


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Baylor University is a private Christian University and a nationally ranked Research 1 institution. The University provides a vibrant campus community for more than 20,000 students by blending interdisciplinary research with an international reputation for educational excellence and a faculty commitment to teaching and scholarship. Chartered in 1845 by the Republic of Texas through the efforts of Baptist pioneers, Baylor is the oldest continually operating University in Texas. Located in Waco, Baylor welcomes students from all 50 states and more than 90 countries to study a broad range of degrees among its 12 nationally recognized academic divisions.