Baylor in the News – March 5-11, 2023

March 12, 2023
Pat Neff

Pat Neff Hall, Baylor University

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WACO, Texas (March 12, 2023) – Baylor University researchers and faculty experts were featured in national and local media stories as they shared their thoughts and expertise on the benefits of patience, Baylor’s national honors over the past year, and the effect of springing forward into daylight saving time.

March 6, 2023

KXXV-TV (ABC/Waco): Truck driver shortage could be easing, enrollment up in local CDL classes
VIDEO: Pedro Reyes, Ph.D., associate professor of operations and supply chain management at Baylor, addresses how the shortage of truck drivers has affected inflation. He notes the potential for prices to go down in relation to the increase in the number of truck-driving students.

KWKT-TV (FOX/Waco): University High School Free Tax Assistance Program
VIDEO: Students with the Baylor accounting department are working with University High School teachers and students to help community members file their taxes for free.

Al Jazeera: What will it take to end the war in Ukraine?
Serhiy Kudelia, Ph.D., associate professor of political science at Baylor, writes about the obstacles faced by both sides of the war in Ukraine and what it will take to overcome the conflict.

March 7, 2023

The Dallas Morning News: How North Texans have helped ‘hug Ukraine,’ evacuees in year since war began
Serhiy Kudelia, Ph.D., associate professor of political science at Baylor, has family in Ukraine. In this article on north Texas' connections with Ukraine, he talks about the challenges faced in staying in touch with them.

KWTX-TV (CBS/Waco): Baylor President meets with U.S. Senators
Baylor President Linda A. Livingstone, Ph.D., met with U.S. Senators John Cornyn and Ted Cruz Tuesday to discuss the university’s efforts on furthering the technology and manufacturing workforce and other priorities affecting Waco and other issues facing higher education.

March 8, 2023

Baptist Standard: Around the State
This news roundup includes two Baylor items: Baylor President Linda A. Livingstone, Ph.D., will be the next chair of the American Council on Education board of directors, and the dedication of the Mary Jo Robbins Clinic for Autism Research and Practice.

Newswise: The Magic and Mystery of π (Pi)
In celebration of National Pi Day, Dorina Mitrea, Ph.D., professor and chair of the Department of Mathematics at Baylor, explains the history, relevance and influence of this unique number.

March 9, 2023

Everyday Health: 7 Tips for Getting Better at Practicing Patience
Sarah Schnitker, Ph.D., associate professor of psychology and neuroscience at Baylor, is quoted in this article on the benefits of developing patience and ideas on how to cultivate patience.

Baptist Standard: Pruit Symposium at Baylor focuses on Andraé Crouch
Baylor University’s 2023 Pruit Memorial Symposium features panel discussions, lectures, a tribute concert and a community gospel singalong highlighting groundbreaking Christian musical artist Andraé Crouch.

Sojourners: 8 Christian Women Shaping the Church in 2023
Beth Allison Barr, Ph.D., The James Vardaman Professor of History at Baylor, is highlighted as one of eight woman influencing Christianity. She offers insight on her work and a prayer for all women.

March 10, 2023

Baylor Connections: Nancy Brickhouse
AUDIO: Inside the Office of the Provost at Baylor, the Spring Semester has been a busy season of faculty hiring, infrastructure growth and celebration. In this Baylor Connections, Provost Nancy Brickhouse, Ph.D., examines honors like Baylor’s recognition as a Top Fulbright Producing Institution, shares factors that draw prospective faculty to Baylor and highlights research growth across the university.

Waco Tribune-Herald: Baylor sleep expert warns of cost of daylight saving time
VIDEO: Michael Scullin, Ph.D., associate professor of psychology and neuroscience and director of the Sleep Neuroscience and Cognition Laboratory at Baylor, discusses the negative effect of spring daylight saving change on humans and why it can take up to a week to adjust to the change.

Waco Tribune-Herald: A. Christian van Gorder: Nigeria torn by violence, oligarchy
A. Christian van Gorder, Ph.D., associate professor of Islamic Studies and World Religions at Baylor, writes about Nigeria from a political and economic standpoint to call for prayer for those involved.

Federalist Radio Hour: Dr. Michael Foley On ‘Dining With The Saints’
AUDIO: On this episode of "The Federalist Radio Hour," Michael Foley, Ph.D., professor of patristics at Baylor, shares how listeners can incorporate the religious significance of cooking and feasting into their liturgical celebrations.


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 at


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.