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Baylor Connections - Amanda Hering

Mar 6, 2020

Dr. Amanda Hering applies her statistical expertise to a “once in a generation effort” to improve water treatment in the U.S. Hering, associate professor of statistical science, is an internationally-recognized leader in data sciences and their intersection with the environment. In this Baylor Connections, she shares about how data can help us utilize new paradigms of water treatment and delivery and examines the need for students trained in the data sciences in the years ahead.


Baylor Connections - Dr. Linda Olafsen

Feb 28, 2020

Dr. Linda Olafsen, associate professor of electrical and computer engineering, researches semiconductors for a variety of applications from her lab in the Baylor Research and Innovation Collaborative. In this Baylor Connections, she shares how her research seeks products, such as lasers that are more safe, useful and efficient and talks about the impact of Baylor’s Tier 1 research vision in the School of Engineering and Computer Science.


Baylor Connections - Dr. Alan Schultz

Feb 21, 2020

Dr. Alan Schultz’s research takes him deep into the Amazon rainforests of Bolivia, where he studies the Tsimane’, an indigenous people group who have lived a pre-industrial forager-farmer lifestyle for generations. In this Baylor Connections, Schultz, an assistant professor of anthropology, examines the forces of change on the Tsimane’. As the outside world encroaches on their traditional lifestyle, he shares the impact on community, health, families and more.  


Today, host Nan Holmes visits with Buddy Edwards, Caritas of Waco Executive Director.


Baylor University’s Black Gospel Music Restoration Project houses more than 14,000 digital copies of classic black gospel music songs and albums, preserving them for future generations. In this Baylor Connections, Robert Darden, Professor of Journalism, Public Relations and New Media and founder of the Project, shares black gospel music’s underappreciated role in the Civil Rights movement and tells the story of the African-American experience through the generations.


Baylor University recently partnered with Texas Business Journals for an survey highlighting the insights of Texas business leaders into the state’s economy and attitudes towards industry-university research partnerships. In this Baylor Connections, President Linda A. Livingstone, Ph.D., and Jason Cook, Vice President for Marketing and Communications and Chief Marketing officer, analyze the results and share how Baylor’s increased research focus drives innovation, uncovers solutions and prepares leaders for the future workforce.


Longtime Biblical scholar Stephen Reid’s research is an example of the ways modern technology can give voice to individuals whose voices might otherwise go unheard. Dr. Reid, Professor of Christian Scriptures in Baylor’s George W. Truett Theological Seminary, recently utilized text mining to learn how African-Americans in the 1700s and 1800s interpreted the book of Deuteronomy. Through a partnership with Baylor University’s College of Arts & Sciences and University Libraries, Baylor Digital Scholarship offers powerful technologies to enhance research in the digital humanities. Learn more about how Reid’s experience accelerated his research and provided deep insight into the ways African-Americans shared the Bible on the path to emancipation.

David and Art - Cultural Touchstones

Jan 27, 2020
Sofie Hernandez-Simeonidis

Art can provide a good way for diverse groups to communicate with each other if we don’t shut ourselves to it.


Baylor Connections - Dr. Annie Gint

Jan 24, 2020

Stress, and its impact on health, is the broad focus of Annie Ginty’s work. Dr. Ginty, assistant professor of psychology and neuroscience at Baylor, is an Association for Psychological Science Rising Star whose research bridges understanding of the ways the mind and body react to stress. In this Baylor Connections, Ginty defines stress, shares tips for recognizing the body’s response to stress and offers practical approaches to managing the unique stressors that listeners face.


David and Art - Making a New Discovery

Jan 20, 2020
Sofie Hernandez-Simeonidis

The beginning of a new year is the perfect time to start looking for art that’s new to you.


Baylor Connections - Eva Doyle

Jan 17, 2020

Baylor’s Department of Public Health seeks solutions to global health issues related to disease, the environment, community factors and more. In this Baylor Connections, Dr. Eva Doyle, Department Chair of Public Health and Professor of Community Health, discusses the ways Baylor Public Health professionals conduct meaningful research, enrich students through studies around the globe, and partner with other disciplines to solve critical health challenges.


Baylor Connections - Dr. Bryan Brooks

Jan 10, 2020

An internationally-recognized leader in water quality, the environment and health, Bryan Brooks has galvanized stakeholders from around the world to partner, identify and address the planet’s most significant environmental challenges. In this Baylor Connections, Brooks, the distinguished professor of environmental science and biomedical studies and director of Baylor’s environmental health science program, examines meaningful environmental issues and shares how partnerships with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the National Environmental Health Association have launched initiatives designed to spark meaningful change.


Baylor Connections - Dr. Caleb Martin

Dec 6, 2019

What role does chemistry play in consumer electronics? Dr. Caleb Martin, associate professor of chemistry at Baylor, conducts nationally-recognized research in the process of boron compound synthesis, with the potential to improve a number of everyday electronic products using LED lights. In this Baylor Connections, he shares how that process works, the impact of a National Science Foundation early career grant, and the ways Baylor’s research focus will impact Baylor’s ability to solve a variety of challenges.


Baylor Connections - Matthew Fendt

Nov 29, 2019
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What is the role of gaming in higher education? Matthew Fendt, Baylor lecturer of computer science, is an expert on artificial intelligence, the gaming industry, and the role of gaming and interactive digital environments in education. In addition to teaching classes like Baylor’s gaming capstone, in which students create their own video games, Fendt has partnered with professors across campus to create tools for data collection. He recently partnered with Baylor Public Health and the Family Health Center in Waco to create a dynamic decision-support tool for psychiatric care for primary-care physicians. He shares how these various threads tie together in this Baylor Connections.


Baylor Connections - Jon Eckert

Nov 22, 2019
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Jon Eckert joined the Baylor faculty in 2019 as the Lynda and Robert Copple Endowed Chair in Christian School Leadership. In this Baylor Connections, he examines the ways Baylor can help Christians in education, both in faith-based and non-faith-based school contexts. A longtime teacher and professor who served in the U.S. Department of Education during the Bush and Obama administrations, Eckert shares foundational values in education and casts a vision for future growth in the Center for Christians in Education.


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