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Baylor University is a private Christian university and a nationally ranked research institution. The University provides a vibrant campus community for more than 16,000 students by blending interdisciplinary research with an international reputation for educational excellence and a faculty commitment to teaching and scholarship. Chartered in 1845 through the efforts of Baptist pioneers, Baylor is the oldest continually operating university in Texas and welcomes students from all 50 states and more than 80 countries.

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Ben Franklin’s faith the subject of Baylor prof’s new book

Ben Franklin’s faith the subject of Baylor prof’s new book

Baylor history professor Thomas Kidd‘s latest book begins with a question: At the 1787 Constitutional Convention, why did Benjamin Franklin, of all people, suggest they begin the proceedings with prayer? The answer to that question turns out tobe much more complex than you might think.With that moment as a starting point, Dr. Kidd unpacks Franklin’scomplicated …

Alumni, Parents and Friends Continue Remarkable Level of Giving to Baylor University

Alumni, Parents and Friends Continue Remarkable Level of Giving to Baylor University

WACO, Texas (June 22, 2017) – Baylor University today announced that the philanthropic support of alumni, parents and friends during the recently completed fiscal year that spanned June 1, 2016, to May 31, 2017, exceeded $100 million in gifts, pledges and planned giving commitments, marking the sixth consecutive year the University has surpassed that benchmark in fundraising.

‘Rising Star’ Baylor Researchers Meet with Congressional Delegation, Staffers and Agency Officials on Capitol Hill

‘Rising Star’ Baylor Researchers Meet with Congressional Delegation, Staffers and Agency Officials on Capitol Hill

WACO, Texas (June 21, 2017) – A delegation of “Rising Star” researchers at Baylor University participated in the first Baylor Research on the Hill event in Washington, D.C., to share more information about the University and its research initiatives with key policy- and decision-makers.

Mourners of the Tragic Killings of the ‘Emmanuel Nine’ by White Supremacist Gather for Comfort, Commemoration in South Carolina

Mourners of the Tragic Killings of the ‘Emmanuel Nine’ by White Supremacist Gather for Comfort, Commemoration in South Carolina

WACO, Texas (June 21,2017) — The two-year anniversary of a white supremacist’s killing of nine black people at a Bible study is a day when “pain and hope and treachery and triumph, awful and awesome come together,” the Rev. Dr. Joel Gregory, professor of preaching at Baylor's Truett Seminary, told hundreds gathered for an ecumenical service on Saturday.

Baylor DACA Expert Comments on Trump's Decision to Continue 'Dreamers' Program

Baylor DACA Expert Comments on Trump's Decision to Continue 'Dreamers' Program

Baylor Law School Professor Laura Hernández is a recognized expert on the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. She responded to President Trump's decision to continue the Obama-era program.

Baylor School of Education Freedom School Offers Opportunities for Summer Enrichment and Civic Engagement

Baylor School of Education Freedom School Offers Opportunities for Summer Enrichment and Civic Engagement

WACO, Texas (June 14, 2017) – Fifty rising 6th and 7th-grade students from the Waco Independent School District will attend the first Baylor University School of Education sponsored Children’s Defense Fund® Freedom School from June 14 through July 28 at Cesar Chavez Middle School.

Baylor University Counseling Center Receives National Accreditation for Its Doctoral Internship Program

Baylor University Counseling Center Receives National Accreditation for Its Doctoral Internship Program

WACO, Texas (June 9, 2017) – Baylor University Counseling Center (BUCC) has achieved a milestone for its doctoral internship program. The American Psychological Association has announced the accreditation of BUCC’s doctoral internship program, a multi-step process that begins with accreditation and continues through long-term assessment of internship outcomes.

Baylor Honors Outstanding Faculty for 2016-2017

Baylor Honors Outstanding Faculty for 2016-2017

WACO, Texas (June 7, 2017) – Baylor University has recognized 12 faculty members as Outstanding Faculty in the areas of teaching, scholarship and contributions to the academic community for the 2016-2017 academic year.

KXXV-TV: Baylor engineering students create motorized chair to help toddler

KXXV-TV: Baylor engineering students create motorized chair to help toddler

WACO, Texas (June 2, 2017) VIDEO: Senior engineering students in Baylor’s School of Engineering and Computer Science worked for months to design and build a motorized chair to help 2-year-old Emmeline Pope, who battles spinal muscular atrophy. The motorized chair will provide Emmeline, who cannot walk on her own, with opportunities to move around and interact with others. Project manager Sean Martin, B.S. (Mechanical Engineering) ’17, said his life was changed by the project. "Through this entire project I've realized this is what I want to do with my life: product development, human-centered design," Martin said. "Something that can really make a difference and I can look at my client's face and see a before and after picture of what my work has done in their life."