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2011-02-24 08:00:00

WACO, Texas, Feb. 24, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- On Saturday morning, March 5, State Farm® will provide Baylor University fans with an opportunity to raise money for the Bear Pit during the on-site telecast of ESPN's College GameDay (9 a.m. CST on ESPNU continuing on ESPN at 10 a.m.). (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110215/NY48184LOGO) For every person who attends the morning show on Saturday, State Farm, which is sponsoring College GameDay for the fifth...

2011-01-31 14:40:27

Robert F. Corrigan Jr., has been named vice president, general counsel and corporate secretary of Baylor College of Medicine. The appointment was made by the BCM Board of Trustees. Corrigan was a partner and business attorney with the Health Care Law Group at Fulbright & Jaworski L.L.P. since 1988. In that position, he has served as an adviser to BCM on a variety of issues. Corrigan received a bachelor of arts degree from Rice University and a law degree from Vanderbilt University School...

2011-01-31 14:39:07

Five new members have been named to the Baylor College of Medicine Board of Trustees, Chair Marc J. Shapiro announced this week. The new trustees are Robert L. Brewton, Sally Anderson Clark, Milane Duncan-Frantz, Gerald W. Haddock and Kenneth W. Starr. Brewton is the president of Brewton Investment Corporation, a capital investment firm located in Houston. He directs various investments in real estate, venture capital and asset based loans. A long-time community leader, Clark is involved with...

2011-01-18 22:51:28

Baylor College of Medicine Department of Ophthalmology has been notified by Abbott Medical Optics that certain backup tapes of information from equipment utilized by the department of Ophthalmology were taken from AMO's Malpitas, California location. AMO representatives reported that they do not know who took the backup tapes or when they were taken. The information on the backup tapes was collected by AMO service representatives while providing maintenance checks to equipment used to measure...

2011-01-18 07:00:00

DALLAS, Jan. 18, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Freddy Jones, president, All Saints Health Foundation, has announced that he will retire from his post in March 2011. Freddy's extraordinary career spans 19 years and a variety of leadership positions within All Saints Episcopal Hospital including vice president, human resources and chief operating officer. In 1999, Freddy was named president, All Saints Health Foundation. Under his leadership, the All Saints Foundation staff achieved...

2011-01-12 16:20:57

Some of the most intense emotions people feel occur during a conflict in a romantic relationship. Now, new research from Baylor University psychologists shows that how each person perceives the other partner's emotion during a conflict greatly influences different types of thoughts, feelings and reactions in themselves. Dr. Keith Sanford, a clinical psychologist and an associate professor in Baylor's department of psychology and neuroscience, College of Arts and Sciences, and his research...

2011-01-12 16:17:45

Study looks into the interaction of knowledge, risk perceptions and action as it relates to climate events New results from a Baylor University study show that different behaviors and strategies lead some families to cope better and emerge stronger after a weather-related event. Dr. Sara Alexander, an applied social anthropologist at Baylor who conducts much of her research in Central America, studied different households in several coastal communities in Belize. While climate change has been...

2010-12-03 08:30:00

WACO, Texas, Dec. 3, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Sports Sponsorship & Sales (S3) program at Baylor University's Hankamer School of Business announced a partnership with The Migala Report, an educational and idea-sharing online resource for sports executives pursuing revenue-generating concepts. The Report re-launched Wednesday, Nov. 17 under the support of Baylor's S3 program. The program will publish the online newsletter and guide the content management and marketing for the...

2010-11-29 04:30:00

DALLAS, Nov. 29, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Baylor Health Care System Foundation announces that Annette C. and Harold C. Simmons have pledged $20 million to benefit transplantation initiatives within Baylor Health Care System. In recognition of this transformational gift, Baylor will rename the institute the Annette C. and Harold C. Simmons Transplant Institute. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20101129/DA07628) "Because of our personal experience with transplantation, we knew we...

2010-11-18 17:02:47

Employee wellness programs have often been viewed as a nice extra, not a strategic imperative. But the data demonstrate otherwise, according to a team of researchers led by Leonard L. Berry of Texas A&M University, Ann M. Mirabito of Baylor University and William B. Baun of the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. Their research shows that the return on investment on comprehensive, well-run employee wellness programs is impressive "” sometimes as high as six to one. The...


Word of the Day
vermicular
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.
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