Baylor in the News – April 7-13, 2024

April 14, 2024
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Baylor in Washington's Thomas Hibbs, Ph.D., and Mollie Moore wrote in Church Life Journal about how students taking an intensive Summer Fellowship for Religion & Social Life in D.C. explored the social benefits of religious communities while discovering the importance of silence for cultivating spiritual discipline.

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WACO, Texas (April 14, 2024) – Baylor University researchers and faculty experts were featured in national and local media stories about the total solar eclipse with Waco and Baylor in the path of totality, how Russia's disinformation campaign seeps into U.S. public opinion and discovering the importance of silence for cultivating spiritual discipline.

April 8, 2024

KRIV-TV (FOX/Houston): Live Total Solar Eclipse 7AM Coverage from Baylor University

VIDEO: Jordy Dickey, director of Student Activities at Baylor University, joins FOX26 Houston anchor and Baylor alumna Melissa Wilson for an interview live from campus ahead of Diadeloso events and students’ collective gathering to experience the total solar eclipse together on campus.

KRIV-TV (FOX/Houston): Live Total Solar Eclipse Noon Coverage from Baylor University

VIDEO: Baylor President Linda A. Livingstone, Ph.D., joins FOX26 Houston anchor and Baylor alumna Melissa Wilson for an interview live from campus about the once-in-a-lifetime experience for the campus to gather together and watch the total solar eclipse on campus. President Livingstone also spoke about the contributions of Baylor physicists to both eclipse education and the scientific study of the astronomical phenomenon.

April 9, 2024

The New York Times: How Often Do You Take Breaks From Your Phone?

In this article about strategies to have a healthier relationship with your devices, consumer behavior expert James A. Roberts, Ph.D., The Ben H. Williams Professor of Marketing at Baylor, suggests, controlling your environment instead of relying on sheer willpower alone.

The Wall Street Journal: Abortion’s Influence on the 2024 Election

In this Future View column, McKenna Randall, a marketing and management major, is among the students discussing abortion and the election.

April 10, 2024

Baptist Standard: Voices: Revitalization put fizz back in our church

First Baptist Church in Rosebud participated in Baylor University’s Soundings Project, part of Lilly Endowment Inc.’s Called to Lives of Meaning and Purpose Initiative. The church shares how its two-phase approach to revitalizing their congregation and then reaching out to the community with the love of Jesus Christ has been transformational.

MarketWatch: Lifestyle Creep: How To Avoid the Trap and Save More

James A. Roberts, Ph.D., The Ben H. Williams Professor of Marketing at Baylor and a consumer behavior expert, is quoted in this article about “lifestyle creep” or “lifestyle inflation,” which can ultimately keep you from improving your finances despite a significant increase in income. Roberts is among the experts interviewed about how this phenomenon affects the average American.

April 11, 2024

Church Life Journal: Encounters with the Counter-Cultural Power of Silence

Thomas Hibbs, Ph.D., The J. Newton Rayzor Sr. Professor of Philosophy at Baylor and Dean Emeritus of the Honors College, and Mollie Moore, director of programming and development for Baylor in Washington, write about Baylor undergraduates involved in an eight-week summer program on Religion and Social Life in Washington, D.C. In post-program surveys, students gave high marks about discovering the importance of silence for cultivating spiritual discipline.

Voice of America: How Russia's disinformation campaign seeps into US views

In this article about a Russian campaign to influence U.S. public opinion, Serhiy Kudelia, Ph.D., associate  professor of political science at Baylor, says the Kremlin messaging is effective because it plays on existing fears.

April 12, 2024

Baylor Connections: Dave Morehead

AUDIO: Outlets ranging from The Wall Street Journal to CNBC have highlighted the outstanding performance of Baylor’s endowment. The University’s investment returns are beating those in the Ivy League, long the gold standard in this area. In this Baylor Connections, Chief Investment Officer Dave Morehead shares how, taking listeners inside Baylor’s successful approach as he unpacks common questions surrounding university endowments and casts a vision for future growth.

Church Times: Interview: Kevin Gardner, lecturer, anthologist

Kevin Gardner, Ph.D., professor and chair of English at Baylor, spoke to Terence Handley MacMath about the aural qualities of language that drew him in as a child and the writing that inspires him today.

Waco Tribune-Herald: Hunger's influences on migration focus of Baylor symposium

The Migration and Food Needs: Latin American and U.S. Perspectives Symposium at Baylor will feature speakers and a free film screening to examine the role of hunger and scarce food resources in the growing numbers of Latin American migrants and refugees coming to the United States. Discussions will range from moving populations to how policymakers, churches and nonprofits can address the problem.

KWKT-TV (FOX/Waco): Baylor receives $1.5M gift from family of pioneering engineer

Baylor University has received a $1.5 million gift from the family of pioneering engineer George Heilmeier through the Heilmeier-Jarvie Family Foundation, of Plano, Texas, to establish The George Heilmeier Chair in Electrical and Computer Engineering to attract, retain and support innovative research and teaching within the School of Engineering and Computer Science.


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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.