Baylor in the News – Aug. 23-29 October 2022 | Media and public relations

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WACO, Texas (October 30, 2022) – Baylor University researchers and faculty experts were featured in national and local media reports as they share their thoughts and expertise on opening up chemistry to blind and visually impaired students, restarting evangelicalism, and the causes of the Upturns exchanged enrollment in doctoral programs.

October 24, 2022

News Week: Jeffrey Dahmer’s Kids’ Halloween Costumes Spark Outrage: ‘Sick’
Mia Moody-Ramirez, Ph.D., professor and chair of journalism, public relations, and new media, is quoted in this article about the reaction to controversial Halloween costumes, like that of gruesome serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer, that were the subject of a recent Netflix series.

Baptist News Worldwide: A conversation with Anthony Reddie about the importance of James Cone
Greg Garrett, Ph.D., Professor of English and The Carole Ann McDaniel Hanks Chair of Literature and Culture at Baylor, interviews black liberation theologian Anthony G. Reddie about his book about James Cone, an “essential writer for all Christians.”

The street: Here’s how to visit your favorite horror movie sets in real life
Greg Garrett, Ph.D., Professor of English and The Carole Ann McDaniel Hanks Chair of Literature and Culture at Baylor, is quoted in this article about horror films and their popular settings. “Horror stories also often deal with big issues and issues in a way that we grapple with without even knowing it,” said Garrett, author of Living With the Dead: The Wisdom of the Zombie Apocalypse.

October 25, 2022

Texas Standard: Science “at your fingertips”: Texas professor makes chemistry accessible to blind students
AUDIO: For many blind students, the obvious visual demands can make chemistry unattainable. But a new program, developed in collaboration with Baylor chemistry professor Bryan Shaw, Ph.D., aims to explore what has been dubbed “the core science” through experiments and tactile learning aids designed to do so that blind and partially sighted students get a literal feel for chemistry.

A press wire: 6P Color Showcases Full Color Palette, FCR System for Creatives During SMPTE 2022
6P Color, an innovative imaging company with expertise in human visual perception, will demonstrate a multi-primary display that far exceeds the color space of any existing digital display during this year’s SMPTE Media and Technology Summit. The display is powered by 6P Color’s patented Full Color Range (FCR) system, developed by researchers at Baylor University.

Religious Intelligence Service: Deconstruction or Reconstruction? Pastors discuss restarting evangelicalism.
Malcolm Foley, who directs the Black Church Studies Program at Baylor’s Truett Seminary, was among a group of pastors who gathered at the Reconstructing Evangelicalism Conference at Calvary Memorial Church in the Chicago suburbs to discuss the failures of evangelicalism and its discuss fix.

October 26, 2022

Waco Tribune Herald: Unsung women, angry juries take to Waco stages
Baylor drama instructor and director Sam Henderson has taken 12 Angry Jurors, Reginald Rose’s adaptation of his 1954 television drama 12 Angry Men, expanding the cast beyond white males and tweaking it with the publisher’s permission. The play follows the dynamics of a jury debating a murder case in which a young man, contrary to the jury’s class, social standing and implied race, is accused of killing his father.

October 27, 2022

Waco Tribune Herald: Baylor Lawyer of the Year Award
The Board of Directors of the Baylor Law Alumni Association selected Michael P. Heiskell (JD ’74) as the 2022 Baylor Lawyer of the Year. Heiskell is one of three founding partners of the Fort Worth-based law firm Johnson, Vaughn & Heiskell, where he now serves as a senior attorney and currently serves on the Board of Regents of Baylor University.

October 28, 2022

Baylor Connections: Stephanie Boddie, Ph.D.
AUDIO: What does it mean to mentor students? How can multiple disciplines come together to examine how churches face societal challenges? For Stephanie Boddie, these are everyday questions. Boddie is an Assistant Professor of Church and Community Ministries—a joint position at Baylor’s Diana R. Garland School of Social Work, School of Education and George W. Truett Theological Seminary, and in 2020 she was named Undergraduate Research Mentor of the Year. In these Baylor Connections, she shares how those threads converge to address food insecurity, social services, racial issues and more.

Texas Grandstand: College voters held back by Texas electoral law, lack of on-campus polling locations
Patrick Flavin, Ph.D., The Bob Bullock Professor of Political Science at Baylor, is quoted in this article about the lack of on-campus polling stations in Texas after the recent sharp rise in turnout among young voters — albeit always still behind the participation rates of other age groups.

Wealth: The number of enrollments in this doctoral program is increasing – here is why
Laila Sanguras, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Curriculum and Instruction and Director of the Ed.D. in learning and organizational change at Baylor, this article cites courses of study that have seen an influx of applicants, particularly since the pandemic. Baylor’s Online Ed.D. The program saw a 50% increase in enrollments in just one year. Sanguaras says that an Ed.D. Degree can be applicable in many different areas and open new doors.

October 29, 2022

Wisconsin State Journal: Choose your costume wisely this Halloween
Mia Moody-Ramirez, Ph.D., Professor and Chair of Journalism, Public Relations, and New Media, is quoted in this article on the cultural appropriation of Halloween costumes. Moody-Ramirez, who wrote the book From Blackface to Black Twitter, said some costumes, such as blackface, Native American headwear, and sombreros, are always unacceptable. But for other costumes, she encourages parents to do their research and use their best judgment.


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