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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

When Your Spouse Calls and Interrupts Your Workday, Is That a Good Thing?

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A new Baylor University study shows that interruptions during work and family time come with consequences and benefits. Researchers offer strategies to build on the benefits.
15-May-2017 3:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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

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1-Sep-2017 10:05 AM EDT

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

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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

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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

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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

What Zombies Can Tell Us About Ourselves: Baylor University Pop Culture Critic Talks About ‘Living with the Living Dead’

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Quick, before it’s too late: May is Zombie Awareness Month — so it’s high time for people to prepare for a zombie pandemic. But that’s more than a heads-up for zombie enthusiasts. Those who yawn at the notion of the living dead also have...
23-May-2017 2:05 PM EDT

Baylor Recreation Expert Shares Four Tips to Help You Enjoy the Outdoors This Spring and Summer

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Christopher Wynveen, Ph.D., associate professor of recreation and leisure services in Baylor University’s Robbins College of Health and Human Sciences, shares four tips to help people enjoy and experience the great outdoors this spring and summer....
22-Mar-2017 1:05 PM EDT

Political Scientist and Author Of "Presidential Transitions" Available for Interviews

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9-Feb-2017 1:05 AM EST

Fashion Forecasts for 2017: Less Cowhide, More Denim, Eye-Popping Sleeves -- and Consideration for the Planet

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After years of wanting the cheapest prices possible for clothes, consumers are starting to consider how their clothes are made and their impact on the environment, says fashion forecaster/author Lorynn Divita, Ph.D., of Baylor University.
1-Feb-2017 10:25 AM EST

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