Baylor in the news – February 27-March 5, 2022 | Media and public relations

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WACO, Texas (March 6, 2022) – Researchers and faculty experts from Baylor University were featured in national and local media articles as they shared their thoughts and expertise on the Ukrainian conflict, how the religiosity affects individual responsibility and why the black church has survived a history of hardship.

February 27, 2022

New Mail from Pittsburgh: How Philadelphia’s Black Churches Overcame Illness, Depression and Civil Strife
Stephanie Boddie, Ph.D., assistant professor of church and community ministries at Truett Seminary, examines how the black church has endured past crises and how that can provide a model for communities facing current issues.

February 28, 20221

Radio KNUS: Ukrainian conflict
AUDIO: David Smith, Ph.D., Lecturer in History, discusses the history behind the conflict in Ukraine with host Peter Boyles.

KXXV-TV: Conflict in Ukraine will cause more supply chain problems and inflation
VIDEO: Pedro Reyes, Ph.D., associate professor of management and supply chain expert, was interviewed about possible supply chain issues associated with the conflict in Eastern Europe.

KWKT-TV: Black History Walking Tour Plans to Continue
VIDEO: Adrienne Cain, Deputy Director of the Oral History Institute at Baylor, is interviewed about plans to expand the Black History Walking Tour in Waco.

KXXV-TV: Early voting for primary elections ends, Election Day Tuesday
VIDEO: Political science professor Patrick Flavin, Ph.D., is interviewed regarding the first day of the 2022 election.

KWKT-TV: Baylor prays for peace in Ukraine
VIDEO: Baylor students, faculty and staff come together to pray for peace over Ukraine. Baylor sophomore Maria Ivchenko and college chaplain Burt Burleson were interviewed for the story.

Patheos: Climate shocks and the fate of empires (and world religions)
Philip Jenkins, Ph.D., professor emeritus of history and co-director of the Historical Studies of Religion program at Baylor ISR, writes about how a large-scale climate shock caused a fundamental political shift in many parts of the world. world.

March 1, 2022

Accounting Journal: 5 lessons on the pandemic and how to apply them to your career
Charles E. Davis, Ph.D., associate professor of accounting, is quoted in this article on how the challenges of the pandemic can be an opportunity to add new skills and career habits for accounting professionals.

The Christian Post: Ukrainian Bishop Says Putin Is ‘The Antichrist Of Our Time’: ‘Against God’s Law’
This article on the religious implications of the conflict between Russia and Ukraine, quotes the thoughts of Perry Glanzer, Ph.D., Professor of Educational Foundations and Resident Scholar at the Baylor Institute for Religious Studies, from an editorial published by the Gospel Coalition.

March 2, 2022

CGTN: Heat: the Ukrainian crisis
VIDEO: Sergiy Kudelia, Ph.D., associate professor of political science, discusses the ongoing conflict in Ukraine.

Eurke Alert: National study examines link between accountability to God and psychological well-being
A study by researchers from Baylor’s Institute for Studies of Religion, Westmont College, and Hope College found that religious believers who embrace accountability to God experience higher levels of three of four variables of psychological well-being. The research has been picked up by other media, including News, Neuroscience News, Baptist standard, Medical Xpress and ScienMagamong others.

News from the well: Texas Primary sets the stage for the Abbott-O’Rourke, AG Runoffs race
Patrick Flavin, Ph.D., an associate professor of political science, was quoted in this article on high-profile races in the Texas primaries.

KCEN-TV: Beto O’Rourke promises marijuana legalization after being named governor
VIDEO: Patrick Flavin, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Political Science, was interviewed about the potential of marijuana decriminalization and its impact as an election issue.

Christian Newswire: Virtual Spring Festival of Bible and Archeology Offers Global Audiences New Perspectives, New Analysis and Intriguing Debates
Deirdre Fulton, Ph.D., associate professor of religion, is one of 18 leading biblical scholars and archaeologists to be featured at the Spring Bible and Archeology Fest in April.

March 3, 2022

Bloomberg: The Bush family legacy is at stake in the race for Texas attorney general
Patrick Flavin, Ph.D., Bob Bullock Professor of Political Science, was interviewed for this article about the Texas Bush family dynasty.

Patheos: Empires, slaves and the Daniel syndrome
Philip Jenkins, Ph.D., professor emeritus of history and co-director of the Historical Studies of Religion program at Baylor ISR, writes about how empires throughout history have shaped religions around the world, often quite revolutionary.

March 4, 2022

Baylor Connections: Kendra Gagnon
AUDIO: Baylor’s Doctor of Physical Therapy has led the way as the first program to combine a two-year degree program with a hybrid delivery. Baylor DPT students and faculty travel the country, learning virtually while regularly visiting Waco for intensive in-person immersion sessions on the Baylor campus. In this Baylor Connections, Kendra Gagnon, Ph.D., Clinical Professor and President, takes listeners inside the fast-growing program and explains how it meets the needs of communities across the country.

Waco Tribune-Herald: Baylor organist Joyce Jones recalls her passion for music, students
Friends and colleagues remember Baylor University organ professor Joyce Jones as a passionate advocate for the organ and its students and as a world-class talent on the keyboard.

Eurek Alert: Airbnb Business Listings Linked to Local Crime: How Self-Regulation Can Help
Xunyi Wang, Ph.D., assistant professor of information systems and business analytics, contributed new research in the journal INFORMS Information Systems Research, which found that self-regulation is key to reducing crime related to Airbnb commercial ads.

Christian Scholars Review: Guest Post – Reflections on Engaging a Fluid Culture with Fluid Dynamics in Christian Education
Min Y. Pack, Ph.D., assistant professor of mechanical engineering, writes about the role faith can play in Christian education, using how he engages his faith in his field of fluid dynamics.


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