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Gaps in Advertising and Public Relations Education Are Due to New Roles in Social Media


Blurred boundaries between advertising and public relations professions due to new roles in social media raise the question of whether educators can adequately prepare their students for a career in those growing fields, according to a Baylor...
30-Nov-2015 3:15 PM EST Add to Favorites

Changing Labor Laws May Weaken Public Employees’ Clout — including in the Presidential Election, Baylor Study Finds


Changed labor laws — with some states curtailing collective bargaining — may lessen political activity among teachers and other public employees, traditionally cornerstones in electing Democrats.
30-Nov-2015 11:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

Prison Camp Liberators of WWII: Baylor University Finds New Way to Pay Tribute to Heroes


The firsthand accounts of 19 Texas veterans who helped liberate World War II Nazi concentration camps now can be seen and heard on Baylor University’s Institute for Oral History (IOH) website using a new video indexing tool that allows a rare type...
6-Nov-2015 2:40 PM EST Add to Favorites

Interview with a (Vampire) Scholar


Bloated and rosy, sallow with long fingernails, fangs and foul breath, sexy and young, cuddly and goofy, melancholy and conflicted — vampires have been all of this and more. A Baylor scholar has a massive "vampire-abilia" collection and has...
26-Oct-2015 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Higher ‘Spiritual Capital’ Can Boost Business Success, Innovation in Developing Countries


Higher levels of spiritual capital – the motivation, energy and work ethic one gets from a relationship with God – have a positive effect on business success, employment and innovation in developing countries, according to new research from...
19-Oct-2015 4:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Baylor Inter-Disciplinary Team Projects Long-Term Effects of Climate Change, Deforestation on Himalayan Mountain Basins


As part of an multi-disciplinary study, a team of Baylor researchers found that climatic changes, an increase in agricultural land use and population growth in the Himalaya Mountain basins could have negative impacts on water availability, further...
19-Oct-2015 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Pumpkin Foods May Not Live Up to Healthy Reputation


Pumpkin products proliferate this time of year — and not just for traditional pies and breads, but for whimsical goodies that may not live up to the pumpkin’s healthy reputation.
12-Oct-2015 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

People with Higher ‘Intellectual Arrogance’ Get Better Grades, Baylor Study Finds


People who think they know it all — or a lot -- may be on to something, according to a Baylor University study. Researchers had theorized that “intellectual humility” — having an accurate or moderate view of one’s intelligence and being...
6-Oct-2015 2:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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When Retailers Open Their Doors On Thanksgiving, Do They Risk Damaging Their Brands?


23-Nov-2015 4:05 PM EST

When Retailers Open their Doors on Thanksgiving, Do They Risk Tarnishing their Brands?


When people choose sides on Thanksgiving, it’s usually whether to eat sweet potatoes or mashed potatoes. But this year, a business debate has made Turkey Day headlines: whether retailers should open or close on Thanksgiving.
23-Nov-2015 4:05 PM EST

From Bram Stoker to Blacula to Buffy, Baylor University Scholar Knows All Things Vampiric

27-Oct-2015 10:05 AM EDT

Newbies are hitting the rewind button on cassettes: “Everything Old is New Again," #Baylor expert says


14-Oct-2015 3:30 PM EDT

Baylor Professors Offer Tips for Teaching Kids About Presidential Election Process & Primary Debates


13-Oct-2015 11:05 AM EDT

Political Pundits, Presidential Polls and Primary Debates—Helping Children Understand the Presidential Election Process


Baylor researchers have four tips to help parents and educators explain the presidential election to children in fun, engaging and non-partisan ways.
12-Oct-2015 5:05 PM EDT

Baylor dietitian available to discusses myths, pros and cons about pumpkins as a health food


12-Oct-2015 2:35 PM EDT

Hitting the Rewind Button and Back in the Groove


“Bigger, better and badder than ever before!!!” is how international indie cassette labels are billing Oct. 17 — Cassette Store Day. On the vinyl record front, Billboard Magazine reports that more vinyl albums were sold in 2014 than in any...
8-Oct-2015 5:05 AM EDT

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