Baylor in the News – March 12-18, 2023

March 19, 2023
Foster Pavillion

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WACO, Texas (March 19, 2023) – Baylor University researchers and faculty experts were featured in national and local media stories as they shared their thoughts and expertise on how food insecurity equates to national security, how AI will impact the future and the importance of nurse practitioners in the pediatric health care community. March 13, 2023

Waco Tribune-Herald: NEW PHOTOS — Rise of Baylor's riverfront basketball arena
The form of Baylor University’s Paul and Alejandra Foster Pavilion continues to emerge along Interstate 35 and the Brazos River.

March 15, 2023

WKMS-FM (NPR/Murray, KY): Crews still clearing tornado debris in McCracken County after early March storm
AUDIO: Residents and volunteers from groups like Baylor University and Trinity Christian College are still clearing debris in far western Kentucky, where an EF-2 tornado impacted a small community as a deadly band of storms left hundreds of thousands of Kentuckians without power earlier this month.

Waco Tribune-Herald: Ag advocates at Waco Farm Bill session say food security is national security
Jeremy Everett, founder and executive director of the Baylor Collaborative on Hunger and Poverty, spoke at Wednesday’s Farm Bill listening session, equating food security to national security. Everett said programs providing nourishing food to people lacking it actually helps stimulate the local economy.

Waco Tribune-Herald: Baylor symposium, concerts honor gospel great Andráe Crouch
Baylor journalism professor Robert Darden, M.A., who has written about Black gospel music for much of his career and who founded the Black Gospel Music Preservation Project at Baylor, is quoted in this article about Baylor’s Pruit Memorial Symposium that focuses this year on the music and impact of the late gospel musician Andráe Crouch.

WalletHub: Liability Car Insurance Guide

Allen Seward, Ph.D., director of the Baylor Business Fellows program and associate professor of insurance and finance at Baylor’s Hankamer School of Business, is quoted about automobile liability insurance for drivers.

March 16, 2023

KXXV-TV (ABC/Waco): Deaf Baylor student shares how cochlear implant changed her life
VIDEO: Emily DeMieri, Baylor freshmen, was awarded a scholarship from the Cochlear Institute. She was one of eight scholarship winners from across the country and the only winner from Texas.

March 17, 2023

Baylor Connections: Rod Sturdivant
AUDIO: Sports analytics as a tool to inspire the next generation of data and statistical scientists—that’s the idea behind a new project, led by Baylor and funded by the National Science Foundation. Rod Sturdivant, Ph.D., associate professor of statistical science and director of Baylor’s Statistical Consulting Center, is a co-principal investigator on the million-dollar project. In this Baylor Connections, Sturdivant shares how students will interact with sports-driven content and examines partnerships with 70 sports teams and five universities to train up a new generation of data and statistical scientists.

The Dallas Morning News: The blessings of Irish grief
Thomas S. Hibbs, Ph.D., The J. Newton Rayzor Sr. Professor of Philosophy at Baylor and Dean Emeritus of the Honors College, writes about the intersection of Irish culture with funeral traditions.

Contemporary Pediatrics: Highlighting pediatric nurse practitioners
VIDEO: Jessica Peck, DNP, clinical professor at Baylor’s Louise Herrington School of Nursing and a pediatric nurse practitioner, is interviewed regarding nurse practitioners in the pediatric health care community and the National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners.

March 18, 2023

FOX News: AI expert warns of too much 'hype': Humans will still be in charge, won't be 'pets' to new tech
VIDEO: Robert J. Marks II, Ph.D., Distinguished Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Baylor, discusses AI technology and its implications for the future.


Baylor's Office of Media and Public Relations (M&PR) supports the University's Illuminate strategic plan as a top Christian research university by focusing on faculty research and expert opinions, innovative teaching, major awards and recognition, and community involvement. Through its media training workshops, the Baylor M&PR team develops faculty experts to effectively communicate the impact of their research or speak as subject-matter experts into national trends and conversations with media outlets, through Hot Topics and on the Baylor Connections podcast. Our faculty expert directory is available on the M&PR website.


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