WACO, Texas (March 21, 2021) – Baylor University researchers and faculty experts were featured in national and local media stories as they shared their thoughts and expertise on a planned autism treatment center at Baylor, the impact of COVID-19 on sleep, addiction to video games, ways Christians can care for the planet and Truett Seminary’s launch of the Faith & Sports Institute.
March 14, 2021
Waco Tribune-Herald: $2.5 million Baylor project adds autism treatment at speech, language clinic
Construction that will create an 11,865-square-foot center for treating and researching autism in Baylor University’s Speech, Language and Hearing Clinic is set to begin soon. Interviewed for the article are Rodney Bowden, Ph.D., dean of the Robbins College of Health and Human Sciences, and Diane Loeb, Ph.D., chair of the department communication sciences and disorders.
March 15, 2021
KXXV-TV: Daylight Saving Time: What lack of sleep is doing to our brain
VIDEO: Baylor doctoral candidate Chenlu Gao with Baylor’s Sleep Neuroscience and Cognition Lab is interviewed for this story about why getting eight hours of sleep is critically important.
March 16, 2021
Waco Tribune-Herald: $1.5 million gift creates Baylor chair for Black worship, advances gospel music preservation
A donor’s recent $1.5 million gift to Baylor University will set up an endowed chair in Black worship studies that will direct the university’s nationally recognized Black Gospel Music Restoration Project. The gift from Ella Wall Prichard and the Prichard Family Foundation matched by an anonymous donor through the Baylor Academic Challenge, will establish the interdisciplinary position that will touch on studies of Black sacred music, preaching and worship.
March 17, 2021
Baptist Standard: Baylor reckons with ‘painful information’ about founders
As a commission created to examine Baylor University’s history examined some of its early leaders’ views on race, participants wrestled with “painful information” about the school’s founders.
Baptist Standard: Around the State
Baylor University’s George W. Truett Theological Seminary has launched the Faith & Sports Institute, a center for the comprehensive study and practice of sports and Christianity.
NBC News: 5 best quiet air purifiers of 2021, according to experts
This article about air purifiers that can be noisy and interrupt sleep mentions a a September 2020 survey from Baylor University sleep researchers doctoral candidate Chenlu Gao and Michael Scullin, Ph.D., which found 25 percent of Americans reported worsened sleep quality given Covid-19-related stress.
Inside Higher Ed: Colleges, McKinsey and Strada Start Task Force on Higher Education and Opportunity
Baylor University is among three dozen colleges and universities plus global consulting giant McKinsey & Co. and Strada Education Network, a nonprofit focused on the education-to-employment pipeline, that have joined together to form the Taskforce on Higher Education and Opportunity, with goals to ensure student success, partner with local communities and reimagine how higher education is delivered.
Christian Scholar’s Review: Insecurity, Skepticism toward Science, and Christian Environmental Leadership
Susan Bratton, Ph.D., professor of environmental science, writes about how Christians can engage their fellow Christians, adherents of other religions, and the general public respectfully, justly and compassionately when it comes to environmental innovation to improve care for the planet – and for other people.
March 18, 2021
Religion News Service: Jennifer Lyell wanted to stop her abuser by telling her story. Instead, her life fell apart.
David Pooler, Ph.D., professor of social work who researches clergy sexual abuse, is quoted in this article that sexual misconduct by clergy and other religious leaders is often labeled as “having an affair.” But that description misses the power imbalance at play.
Baptist News Global: Co-chairs of Baylor commission on historic representations say their research was distressing
Members of a Baylor University commission charged with recommending ways to address the institution’s historic ties to slavery and the Confederacy often were distressed as they studied the racist beliefs and actions of the university’s founders.
March 19, 2021
Baptist Standard: Maston Lecture: Christians show love by listening
The Bible calls Christians to be people of the truth who know their neighbors and love them well, Baylor religion historian Mandy McMichael, Ph.D., told East Texas Baptist University students. And listening is a profound act of Christian love, she emphasized in her T.B. Maston Lecture in Christian Ethics.
Baptist News Global: Baylor in the News – March 14-20, 2021 | Media and Public Relations