Baylor in the News – Aug. 6-12, 2023

August 13, 2023
Mark & Paula Hurd Welcome Center at Night

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WACO, Texas (Aug. 13, 2023) – Baylor University researchers and faculty experts were featured in national and local media stories about the triggers that lead to explosive volcanic eruptions, why some veterans struggle to integrate back into society and how Baylor’s disaster relief outreach team called BearAid helps meet needs in Texas and across the country after national disasters.

Aug. 7, 2023

EurekAlert: Carbon dioxide – not water – triggers explosive basaltic volcanoes

Chelsea M. Allison, Ph.D., a postdoctoral researcher in geosciences at Baylor, is among the authors of a new study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences that found that gaseous carbon dioxide can trigger explosive volcanic eruptions, offering a clearer picture of the planet’s deep internal dynamics and composition.

Morning Ag Clips: IDFA Applauds Dairy Nutrition Incentives Program Act of 2023

Dairy Nutrition Incentives Program Act of 2023 (H.R.5099, which would provide SNAP participants with a dollar-for-dollar match for the purchase of nutritious dairy products, would expand the Healthy Fluid Milk Incentive (HFMI) projects and incorporates recommendations, observations, and evaluation findings from current HFMI projects from the Baylor Collaborative on Hunger and Poverty, Auburn University’s Hunger Solutions Institute, and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA).

Aug. 8, 2023

KWKT-TV (FOX/Waco): Get a first look at Baylor’s Hurd Building

VIDEO: Baylor University showed off the inside of its new Mark and Paula Hurd Welcome Center during a Zoom webinar that featured Marco Guerrero and Alan Watts from Vaughn Construction, the company that built the center.

Aug. 10, 2023

KWBU-FM (NPR/Waco): Business Review - A Valuable Resource

AUDIO: After leaving the military, many veterans struggle to integrate back into society, making them an untapped resource for employers. Kaylee Hackney, Ph.D., assistant professor of management at Baylor, discovered several factors that influence veterans' successful transition into civilian life.

Aug. 11, 2023

Baylor Connections: Rebecca Kennedy and Mason Flippin

AUDIO: BearAid is Baylor’s disaster relief outreach team, where students partner with Baylor Spiritual Life to meet needs in Texas and across the country after national disasters like tornadoes, ice storms and floods. In this Baylor Connections, Rebecca Kennedy, Assistant Dean of Spiritual Life, and Mason Flippin, a Baylor senior and BearAid team member, take listeners inside BearAid’s work and mission as they serve neighbors in need.

Waco Tribune-Herald: Array of Texas fossil record showcased in free Hillsboro museum set for expansion

The Texas Through Time museum in Hillsboro has a mission based on showcasing Texas fossil, and with its free access, opens the museum’s doors to people from all walks of life, and makes science accessible to all, said Charlie Walter, director of Baylor University’s Mayborn Museum.

Aug. 12, 2023

The Washington Post: A pro athlete trained with tape over her mouth. You probably shouldn’t.

This article about the potential benefits of nasal-only breathing during exercise cites a recent pilot study by researchers at Baylor University led by principal investigator Yunsuk Koh, Ph.D., associate professor and program director for exercise physiology, which found that while exercising, nasal-only breathing was found to increase blood flow to the brain.


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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 100 countries to study a broad range of degrees among its 12 nationally recognized academic divisions.