Baylor in the News – Feb. 11-17, 2024

February 18, 2024
Armstrong Browning Library Stained Glass

Baylor University Armstrong Browning Library is considered to be have of the top ten collections of stained glass on college campuses in the United States. (Photo Credit: Baylor Photography)

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WACO, Texas (Feb. 18, 2024) – Baylor University researchers and faculty experts were featured in national and local media stories about how Baylor has traded its way to the top of the university endowment performance rankings, research about time disorientation and how it relates to mental health and making chemistry accessible to students and researchers with blindness or low vision. 

Feb. 12, 2024

Sleep Foundation: How To Determine (And Improve) Your Sleep Quality

This Sleep Foundation newsletter about improving the quality of sleep cites Baylor sleep expert Michael K. Scullin, Ph.D., on his research about the impact of all-nighters on the cognition of college students and his suggestions to improve sleep quality. 

Christianity Today: What the Asbury Revival Taught Me About Gen Z

Jason Vickers, Ph.D., professor of Christian theology and the Inaugural William J. Abraham Chair of Wesleyan Studies at Truett Seminary, is quoted from his book about the Asbury University Outpouring, an impromptu 16-day revival led by students. 

Dallas Baptist University: DBU Announces New Associate of Engineering Partnership with Baylor University

Dallas Baptist University announced a partnership with Baylor to create a pathway program for students pursuing engineering degrees. Students will begin foundational coursework at DBU, then transfer to Baylor for their junior and senior years. 

KCEN-TV (NBC/Waco): Verify | Will you be able to experience the total solar eclipse if it's cloudy?

VIDEO: Barbara Castanheira Endl, Ph.D., assistant professor of physics, in Baylor’s Department of Physics, was interviewed for this story about dealing with clouds to get the full experience of the upcoming total solar eclipse. 

Feb. 13, 2024

The Chronicle of Higher Education: Top Producers of Fulbright U.S. Scholars and Students, 2023-24

The Chronicle of Higher Education announced the top-producing institutions with the most Fulbright U.S. scholars in 2023-24, which includes Baylor University with 12 Fulbright recipients. This story was also covered in Baptist Standard

College Cliffs: The 10 Most Beautiful Stained Glass Art on College Campuses

Baylor University Armstrong Browning Library’s collection of 62 windows of stained glass is highlighted in this roundup of the most collections of stained glass on college campuses in the United States.

Feb. 14, 2024

The Wall Street Journal: The Small University Endowment That Is Beating the Ivy League

Baylor University has traded its way to the top of the university endowment performance rankings, gaining 6.4% for the fiscal year ended June 30, beating all the Ivy League endowments. Interviewed for the article were David Morehead, chief investment officer, and Renee Hanna, who runs Baylor’s private investments. The WSJ also published a secondary article about Baylor’s endowment, Why Culture Is Key for Small Christian University’s Endowment.

Citrus County Chronicle: Human trafficking coalition-building event March 1

Baylor doctoral nursing practice student, Tess Aven, is mentioned in this article for an upcoming presentation of her doctoral project that focuses on implementing human trafficking protocols at pregnancy centers. 

Mere Orthodoxy: Raising the Floor: On the Value of Asceticism 

Matthew Lee Anderson, Ph.D., associate professor of ethics and theology at Baylor, writes about the importance of ascetical practices as Christians enter Lent. 

Feb. 15, 2024

Campus Rec: Baylor Campus Recreation Continues Success with Outdoor Adventures 

Baylor Campus Recreation’s Outdoor Adventure is featured in this article about the experiences that students have available to them over spring break. Cody Schrank, associate director of Outdoor Adventure and Facilities at Baylor, is quoted about the upcoming backpacking and climbing trips. 

Travel PR News: Southwest Airlines Recognized on Fortune World’s Most Admired Companies 2024 List

In this roundup of Southwest Airlines’ 2023 accomplishments, Baylor University is mentioned for its recent partnership with Southwest Airlines’ pilot development and recruitment program: Destination 225°.

Waco Tribune-Herald: Painted pages illuminate Bible commentary at Art Center Waco 

Baylor University Press has collaborated with Art Center Waco to present a new exhibit, “Qohelet: Searching for a Life Worth Living,” a series of illuminated manuscripts by artist Debra Band. 

Feb. 16, 2023

Baylor Connections: Matthew Andersson and Paul Froese

AUDIO: What is time disorientation and how does it relate to mental health? Sociologists Matthew Andersson, Ph.D.,  and Paul Froese, Ph.D., examined these questions and more while studying Americans’ relationship with time after the COVID-19 pandemic. In this Baylor Connections, Andersson and Froese take listeners inside time disorientation—what it is, what it isn’t, and what factors can impact our perception of time.

Science Friday: Making Chemistry More Accessible To Blind And Low-Vision People

AUDIO: Bryan F. Shaw, Ph.D., professor of chemistry and biochemistry at Baylor, is interviewed by Science Friday host Ira Flatow about the techniques and tools his lab group at Baylor are developing to make the chemistry lab more accessible to blind and low-vision students and researchers, including using 3D printing to create translucent raised images known as lithophanes that can represent high-resolution chemical data in a tactile and visual form simultaneously

Gulf Times: What corporations need to know about public health 

Tom Achoki, Ph.D., adjunct faculty member at Baylor, writes about the importance of corporations understanding and engaging in public health issues to recognize the interconnectedness between economics and public health. 

Baptist Standard: Theologian decries ‘normalization of white supremacy’ 

This article recaps key points made by Anthony Reddie, Ph.D., professor of Black Theology at the University of Oxford, in a conversation with Torie Johnson, Ed.D., associate vice president for strategic communications and initiatives at Baylor, during the first day of “Time to Wake Up: Racism in the World Church”, a conference hosted by Baylor’s Truett Seminary

Baptist Standard: Slay the ‘two-headed monster of racism and patriarchy’ 

This article recaps the main points made by keynote speaker Mimi Haddad, president and CEO of Christians for Biblical Equality International, during her conversation with Beth Allison Barr Ph.D., The James Vardaman Professor of History at Baylor, at the second day of Time to Wake Up: Racism in the World Church, a conference hosted by Baylor’s Truett Seminary

Feb. 17, 2024

Christian Scholar’s Review: “Both Sides of the Story” ft. Baylor University’s Matthew J. Quade | Saturdays at Seven Ep. 21 

VIDEO: In this conversation series, Matthew J. Quade, Ph.D., The Kimberly and Aaron P. Graff Professor in Christian Leadership in Business and director of Christian leadership and ethics in Baylor’s Hankamer School of Business, talks about the unique opportunities and challenges of teaching ethics today and exploring the relationship between business educators and faith. 


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