Apr
23
2014
Baylor alum appointed to National Commission on Hunger

Baylor alum appointed to National Commission on Hunger

As Baylor University’s Texas Hunger Initiative makes encouraging headway towards the mission of eliminating hunger in Texas, the project’s director will now also help shape the fight nationwide. THI Director Jeremy Everett, MDiv ’01, was appointed to the National Commission on Hunger by Speaker of the House John Boehner last week. Everett (pictured above) is one of just 10 members […]

Baylor Students Try to Solve Real-Life Teaching Problems Through Research

Baylor Students Try to Solve Real-Life Teaching Problems Through Research

WACO, Texas (April 15, 2014)—Which is better for learning — small groups or full-classroom instruction? Does individual teacher attention really improve a struggling student’s reading? How do you get rambunctious boys to behave?

Sung Joon Jang, Ph.D., Will Join Baylor’s Institute for Studies of Religion

Sung Joon Jang, Ph.D., Will Join Baylor’s Institute for Studies of Religion

WACO, Texas (April 15, 2014) -- Sung Joon Jang, Ph.D., one of the nation’s preeminent quantitative criminologists, has accepted a post as Research Professor of Criminology and co-director of the Program on Prosocial Behavior within Baylor’s Institute for Studies of Religion (ISR).

Texas Hunger Initiative Leader Appointed to National Commission on Hunger

Texas Hunger Initiative Leader Appointed to National Commission on Hunger

WACO, Texas (April 14, 2014) – House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, has announced the appointment of Jeremy Everett, M.Div. ’01, director of the Texas Hunger Initiative at Baylor University, to the National Commission on Hunger.

Baylor Scientists Aim to Design Safer Chemicals for Humans and Environment with Multimillion Dollar Grant

Baylor Scientists Aim to Design Safer Chemicals for Humans and Environment with Multimillion Dollar Grant

WACO, Texas (April 10, 2014) — Bryan W. Brooks, Ph.D., professor of environmental science and biomedical studies in Baylor University's College of Arts & Sciences and director of the environmental science graduate program and the environmental health science program, will lead the research core on a four-year, $4.4 million project aimed at designing chemicals and materials that are less toxic to humans and the environment.

Baylor University Professor Speaks at Amnesty International Conference on Human Rights

Baylor University Professor Speaks at Amnesty International Conference on Human Rights

WACO, Texas (April 8, 2014) — Lori Baker, Ph.D., associate professor of anthropology in the College of Arts and Sciences at Baylor University, spoke Saturday, April 5 at Amnesty International’s 2014 Human Rights Watch conference in Chicago.

Baylor University and McLane Children’s Scott & White Partner to Open Center for Developmental Disabilities

Baylor University and McLane Children’s Scott & White Partner to Open Center for Developmental Disabilities

WACO, Texas (April 1, 2014) – In an effort to provide expanded assessment and therapy services for Central Texas children with developmental disabilities, such as Autism Spectrum Disorders, Baylor University and McLane Children’s Scott & White today launched the Baylor University Center for Developmental Disabilities (BCDD) during a celebration and open house at the clinic’s new home at Hillcrest MacArthur Center, 2201 MacArthur Dr., in Waco. The ceremony coincided with the first day of National Autism Awareness Month.

Gratitude, Not ‘Gimme,’ Makes for More Satisfaction, Baylor University Study Finds

Gratitude, Not ‘Gimme,’ Makes for More Satisfaction, Baylor University Study Finds

WACO, Texas (March 31, 2014) — People who are materialistic are more likely to be depressed and unsatisfied, in part because they find it harder to be grateful for what they have, according to a study by Baylor University researchers.

New Study by Baylor University Professor Reveals Early Strength Training Can Decrease Heart Health Risks in Children

New Study by Baylor University Professor Reveals Early Strength Training Can Decrease Heart Health Risks in Children

Early strengthening activities can lead to a decrease in cardiometabolic health risks in children and adolescents, according to results of a new study by a Baylor University professor and a team of researchers.