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Protecting the Wild: Baylor Professor Helps to Minimize Recreation Disturbance to Wildlife


In a cover story published this week in the Ecological Society of America’s premier journal, Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment, Kevin J. Gutzwiller, Ph.D., professor of biology in Baylor University’s College of Arts & Sciences, and...
2-Nov-2017 5:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Voters Reward — or Punish — Incumbent School Board Members Based on White Students’ Achievement, Not That of Hispanics and African-Americans


Voters reward or punish incumbent school board members based on the achievement of white students in their district, while outcomes for African-American and Hispanic students get relatively little attention at the ballot box, according to a study...
20-Sep-2017 10:30 AM EDT Add to Favorites

The Internet May Be Secular, but Religious Americans Aren’t Worried, Baylor Religion Survey Finds


Despite the pervasive use of the Internet in everyday life, most Americans report they never use it to find religious or spiritual content, and most never use it to share religious views, according to the Baylor Religion Survey.
13-Sep-2017 3:30 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Baylor Professor Urges Surgeon General to Improve Public Health by Fighting Poverty


Jeff Levin, Ph.D., M.P.H., University Professor of Epidemiology and Population Health and professor of medical humanities at Baylor University, wants the nation’s next surgeon general to spread awareness of the harmful impact of poverty on the...
10-Jul-2017 8:20 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Why Some Mannequins Are Turning Blue, Taking a Dive and Putting on Weight


Women have long griped about the pencil-thin mannequins in clothing displays, saying they bear little resemblance to real women’s bodies and make shopping frustrating and depressing. But criticism is beginning to make inroads, and some in the...
6-Jul-2017 7:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Older People Who Feel Close to God Have a Sense of Well-Being -- and the More They Pray, the Better They Feel


As people grow older, those who are securely attached to God are more likely to have a sense of well-being — and the more frequently they pray, the greater that feeling, Baylor University sociologists have found. But those who feel more distant...
20-Jun-2017 9:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

People Who Are “Phone Snubbed” by Others Often Turn to Their Own Phones, Social Media for Acceptance, Baylor Study Finds


People who are phone snubbed – or “phubbed” – by others are, themselves, often turning to their smartphones and social media to find acceptance, according to new research from Baylor University’s Hankamer School of Business.
13-Jun-2017 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

People Called to Ministry — but Without Time or Money to Earn Divinity Degrees — Find an Answer at Baylor University’s Truett Seminary


Truett Seminary's ministry certificate program is designed for those called to the ministry but challenged by busy schedules and/or tight budgets. Among those who have earned certificates are an RV park chaplain, pastors of cowboy churches and a...
1-Jun-2017 3:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Is Trump Addicted to Twitter? A Baylor Social Media and Smartphone Addiction Expert Has the Answer


President Donald Trump has said that Twitter is his way of communicating his thoughts directly with the world, bypassing the more traditional means of using the news media, which he tends to distrust. The president’s daily use of social media begs...
24-Oct-2017 12:05 PM EDT

What Makes Horror Movies Scary? “We do,” Says Baylor Film Expert


The best scary movies adapt to society’s current fears and turn current cultural, social and political preoccupations into elements of horror, says James Kendrick, a Baylor University film historian and an expert on the horror film genre.
24-Oct-2017 10:05 AM EDT

Hollywood Leaves ‘Great Deal of Money on the Table’ Regarding Movies Featuring Actors of Color, Baylor Expert Says


Movies like “Marshall” that are built around actors of color and have appeal to consumers of color historically see a significant surge in ticket sales in weeks five through eight – if producers are willing to keep them in theaters that long...
17-Oct-2017 2:05 PM EDT

Impact of Protests on NFL Brand? Baylor Sports Sales Expert is Watching How 'Generations,' Millennials Respond


25-Sep-2017 3:45 PM EDT

Baylor Water Quality & Environmental Health Expert Can Speak on Water Contamination Challenges Post Hurricane Harvey


1-Sep-2017 10:05 AM EDT

MLK’s ‘I Have a Dream’ Inspired Response from Black Gospel Artists


On Aug. 28, 1963, from the steps of the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C., Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. delivered “I Have a Dream” – one of the most iconic speeches in American history and a defining moment of the Civil Rights Movement. For...
23-Aug-2017 10:05 AM EDT

Making the Most of ‘Home Away From Home’ — the Dorm Room


When it comes to decorating, organizing and personalizing a college dorm room — that pint-sized home away from home — a Baylor University interior design expert advises students to first study the space like they are studying for an exam, then...
31-Jul-2017 3:05 AM EDT

How to Identify Leadership Characteristics in Children


In this Q&A, Baylor University’s Karon LeCompte, Ph.D., associate professor of curriculum and instruction and an expert on civics education and leadership theory, discusses the importance of investing in student leaders and how parents and...
24-Jul-2017 4:05 PM EDT

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