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Wealthy Citizens Have More Clout in State Government, but Stricter Lobbying Rules Can Help Close the Gap

State legislators are more attentive to wealthy citizens’ political opinions when making policy decisions, but stricter regulations on professional lobbyists can help curb the trend and promote more equal political representation, Baylor study...
16-Sep-2014 3:00 PM EDT

Religious Youths Are Less Likely to Experiment with Drugs and Alcohol, Baylor Study Finds


Young people who regularly attend religious services and describe themselves as religious are less likely to experiment with drugs and alcohol, according to a new study.
8-Sep-2014 4:00 PM EDT

Seminaries Do Very Little to Train Pastors How to Help Mentally Ill Congregants


People struggling with mental illness often turn to pastors for help, but seminaries do very little to train ministers how to recognize serious psychological distress and when to refer someone to a doctor or psychologist, Baylor research shows.
8-Sep-2014 9:50 AM EDT

Cellphone Addiction Harming Academic Performance Is ‘an Increasingly Realistic Possibility’


Women college students spend an average of 10 hours a day on their cellphones, with men college students spending nearly eight hours, according to a Baylor University study on cellphone activity published in the Journal of Behavioral Addictions.
28-Aug-2014 6:00 PM EDT

Texas, Civil War and Baylor History Portrayed by Baylor's First Art Professor Are On Display in Waco, Texas, through Sept. 21


The largest-ever exhibition of works by 19th-century Texas artist Henry A. McArdle, whose works depict the state’s history, the Civil War and Baylor University’s founding, are on display in a free exhibition in Waco, Texas, through Sept. 21.
28-Aug-2014 2:30 PM EDT

Surprising Number of Older Adults Weathered ‘The Great Recession’ Without Financial Strain


The “Great Recession” may have put a dent in many older adults’ pocketbooks, but a new study by Baylor University found that more than 40 percent reported a decrease in “financial strain” between 2006 and 2010.
18-Aug-2014 1:50 PM EDT

Bigger Government Makes for More Satisfied People, Baylor Study Finds


People living in countries with governments that spend more on social services report being more contented, according to a Baylor University study.
15-Aug-2014 10:00 AM EDT

Baylor Professor’s New Research Geared to Keep Women from Fleeing IT Profession

Research by Baylor University professor shows employers and experts where to invest resources to reverse the exodus of women from the IT workforce.
13-Aug-2014 11:00 AM EDT

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U2’s Freebie for iTunes Users: Invasion of Privacy, or Worth a Listen? Baylor Prof/Pop Culture Critic Suggests Folks Try It Before They Delete It


17-Sep-2014 2:00 PM EDT

Baylor Expert Available to Discuss Ukraine/Russia Issues

15-Aug-2014 10:00 AM EDT

Iran and the United States Must Cooperate — Now — Against Advancing Islamic Militants in Iraq, Says Baylor Expert on Religious Wars


Secretary of State John Kerry’s “no hurry” approach to United States-Iranian cooperation to combat advancing Islamic militants in Iraq is a “sensible, diplomatic one” – and the wrong one, says a Baylor University expert on religious...
17-Jun-2014 6:00 PM EDT

Baylor Anthropologist Chimes in on Humanitarian Crisis and Rising Death Toll on the U.S.-Mexico Border


16-Jun-2014 3:00 PM EDT

What's the Buzz on West Nile? Baylor Professor Can Share Expertise on Mosquitoes


16-Jun-2014 3:00 PM EDT

Gerontology Expert: Six Questions You Should Ask Before Choosing a Nursing Home

During this year’s National Nursing Home Week (May 11-17), Dr. James Ellor, Ph.D., professor in Baylor University’s School of Social Work and gerontology expert, offers six questions people should ask while investigating – and before choosing...
15-May-2014 9:00 AM EDT

Which Heaven is “for Real?”


“Heaven Is For Real” contends the current movie by that name. But which heaven? Several versions of heaven are depicted in art, literature, music and pop culture — many of which don’t mesh with faith doctrines, says pop culture critic Greg...
5-May-2014 10:00 AM EDT

Ukrainian Political Scientist Sergiy Kudelia of Baylor University Is Available to Comment Following Obama's Meeting with Ukrainian Prime Minister

12-Mar-2014 3:00 PM EDT

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