Baylor in the News – Sept. 25-Oct. 1, 2022

October 2, 2022
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WACO, Texas (Oct. 2, 2022) – Baylor University researchers and faculty experts were featured in national and local media stories as they shared their thoughts and expertise on the invisible labor of adult daughters, the complex relationship between devices and social media and mean-seeking, and the repercussions of Russia’s escalation of the war in Ukraine.

Sept. 26, 2022

KWTX-TV (CBS): Baylor professor shares research behind National Daughter’s Day, Waco daughter reflects on her duty as a daughter
VIDEO: Baylor clinical assistant professor Allison Alford, Ph.D., shares her research and new podcast about the role of “daughtering” to shed light on this overlooked relationship and holiday--National Daughter’s Day.

Sept. 27, 2022

Science Blog: Smartphones Promise Satisfaction And Meaning, Deliver Only More Searching, Study Shows
Christopher M. Pieper, Ph.D., senior lecturer of sociology at Baylor, and lead author Justin J. Nelson if Campbell University partnered to understand the complex relationship between devices and social media and mean-seeking with their study finding that it will probably do the opposite to filling a need for purpose and meaning. Their research also was covered by Study Finds, Science Daily and Digital Information World.

Texas Standard: What does Putin’s escalation mean for war in Ukraine?
AUDIO: Sergiy Kudelia, Ph.D., associate professor of political science at Baylor who hails from Ukraine and served as an adviser to the country’s deputy prime minister from 2008 through 2009, joined Texas Standard to discuss Russia’s escalation of the war in Ukraine and its repercussions.

KXXV-TV (ABC): Beer industry faces higher costs, bracing for more supply chain issues
VIDEO: Baylor supply chain expert Pedro Reyes, Ph.D., comments about shortages across the board that he says aren't going anywhere anytime soon. For some industries, they could come in waves for several more years.

Sept. 28, 2022

Ag Daily: U.S. meat companies fill the ‘protein gap’ to help end hunger
Craig Gundersen, Ph.D., professor of economics at Baylor and The Snee Family Endowed Chair at the Baylor Collaborative on Hunger and Poverty, was among the food security experts who highlighted the critical role of meat in ending hunger during a July 12 stakeholder session convened by the Protein PACT to provide input for the White House Conference on Hunger, Nutrition, and Health.

The Baptist Standard: Around the State
This article highlights two university achievements. Jeremy Everett, founding director of the Baylor Collaborative on Hunger and Poverty, participated in the White House Conference on Hunger, Nutrition and Health in Washington, D.C., on Sept. 28. Baylor President Linda A. Livingstone, Ph.D., recognized Baylor’s research staff and faculty on National Research Administrator Day, noting their commitment and dedication that helped Baylor gain Research 1 status as a doctoral university with very high research activity.

Sept. 29, 2022

Fortune: Is an Ed.D. degree worth it?
Laila Y. Sanguras, Ph.D., graduate program director of the Ed.D.-Learning and Organizational Change program at the Baylor School of Education, is quoted in this article about Ed.D. programs, which are similar to a Ph.D. program but typically help graduates to achieve different career goals. Instead of theoretical, research in an Ed.D. program is used in practice and applied in their professional fields.

D1.ticker: NCAA President Search Insights with Baylor President Linda Livingstone
VIDEO: Baylor President and NCAA Board of Governors chair Linda A. Livingstone, Ph.D., joins D1.ticker's Bryan Fischer to discuss the process surrounding the search to replace NCAA President Mark Emmert this fall.

Sept. 30, 2022

Baylor Connections: John Wood, Ph.D.
AUDIO: Mentorship is a driving force for John Wood in research that could eventually lead to cancer drugs. Wood serves as The Robert A. Welch Distinguished Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry and co-director of the Baylor Synthesis & Drug-Lead Discovery Lab. Since coming to Baylor in 2013 after serving at Yale and Colorado State, he has continued to build a nationally recognized research portfolio while focusing on the next generation of researchers who come through his laboratory.

Grapeland Messenger: Latexo Elementary Challenges Students with iEngage Program
Latexo Elementary School students partnered with Baylor University’s iEngage Civics Camp. For two weeks, program director Karon LeCompte, Ph.D., associate professor of curriculum and instruction, was on campus leading the students in learning how to be better citizens by working together to solve different community issues.

Food Dive: Food industry makes commitments at White House summit on hunger
Hormel is partnering with United Way and the Baylor Collaborative on Hunger and Poverty to launch the Our Hometown Food Security Community Project. The project aims to create a food secure community designation, and Hormel’s hometown of Austin, Minnesota, is its first community project.


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