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2011-05-06 15:06:46

People living in countries with governments that have a greater number of social services report being more satisfied with life, according to a study by a Baylor University researcher. Dr. Patrick Flavin, assistant professor of political science at Baylor, said the effect of state intervention into the economy equaled or exceeded marriage when it came to satisfaction. The study is published in the spring issue of the journal Politics & Policy. Free market capitalism has been championed by...

2011-04-12 15:09:10

Baylor College of Medicine, the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston and the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, along with the other five medical schools in Texas, will host the Association of American Medical College's Regional Conference of the Southern Group on Educational Affairs from April 14-16 at Hotel ZaZa in Houston. The southern region consists of more than 40 medical schools, the largest number of medical schools in any region. With the theme of the...

2011-04-05 13:28:00

VANCOUVER, Wash., April 5, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- There is no shortage of reasons why Eugene, Oregon is commonly known as the Sports Town. Intricately located between gorgeous countryside and lush green low mountains, and topped with a big dose of 'Go-Team!' attitude, Eugene is the perfect location for a marking of a new sport. This week will be highlighted with the celebration of the inaugural Acrobatics and Tumbling National Championships. Sports history will be made in the...

2011-03-24 02:00:00

DALLAS, March 24, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Baylor University Medical Center at Dallas (Baylor Dallas) is now home to North Texas' largest outpatient cancer center. The new Baylor Charles A. Sammons Cancer Center at Dallas opens to the public Saturday, March 26. The 467,000 square-foot facility marks a new era in cancer care for the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex and beyond by offering comprehensive services for cancer patients from initial diagnosis through post-recovery. Baylor Dallas, already...

2011-03-21 16:41:27

Study has important implications to how "sensitive" landscapes are to land-use and farming strategies A new study by Baylor University geology researchers shows that Native Americans' land use nearly a century ago produced a widespread impact on the eastern North American landscape and floodplain development several hundred years prior to the arrival of major European settlements. The study appears on-line in the journal Geology. Researchers attribute early colonial land-use practices, such...

2011-03-15 13:10:54

Baylor College of Medicine's Center for Globalization has been launched with a $5 million gift from BCM Trustee Wallace S. Wilson. The center will serve as an umbrella for BCM's existing international programs, as well as new global initiatives in education, research and patient care. Extending global reach "We have outlined a strategy for extending Baylor's reach around the world," said Dr. Paul Klotman, BCM President and CEO. "Mr. Wilson has been extremely supportive of this vision and is...

2011-03-02 01:54:41

Honesty-humility trait able to predict supervisor ratings of employees' job performance The more honesty and humility an employee may have, the higher their job performance, as rated by the employees' supervisor. That's the new finding from a Baylor University study that found the honesty-humility personality trait was a unique predictor of job performance. "Researchers already know that integrity can predict job performance and what we are saying here is that humility and honesty are also...

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...


Word of the Day
endocarp
  • The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
This word comes from the Greek 'endon,' in, within, plus the Greek 'kardia,' heart.
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