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2015
Jack Lummus: WWII hero, athlete, Baylor Bear

Jack Lummus: WWII hero, athlete, Baylor Bear

A Baylor student-athlete turned soldier, Jack Lummus made the ultimate sacrifice 70 years ago this week after leading a daring charge into enemy fire on the island of Iwo Jima. His short but remarkable life saw him rise from humble beginnings to attend Baylor, play in the NFL and give his life for his country, posthumously receiving our …

Researchers Use Roommate Selection Data to Examine Attitudes Toward Minority Groups

Researchers Use Roommate Selection Data to Examine Attitudes Toward Minority Groups

WACO, Texas (March 3, 2015) – A new working paper from the National Bureau of Economic Research, authored by researchers from Baylor University, Texas A&M University and the University of California-Davis, examines the attitudes and preferences of white males toward black males by analyzing what affects the probability of choosing a black roommate at the U.S. Air Force Academy.

Baylor’s Department of Communication Hosts “Mapping the Stars: Celebrity and the Politics of Metonymy” Lecture

Baylor’s Department of Communication Hosts “Mapping the Stars: Celebrity and the Politics of Metonymy” Lecture

Baylor University’s Department of Communication in the College of Arts & Sciences will welcome Claire Sisco King, Ph.D., to present a lecture titled “Mapping the Stars: Celebrity and the Politics of Metonymy” at 4 p.m. Wednesday, March 4, in Castellaw Communications Center Room 101.

New “Waco History” Website and Mobile App, Created by Baylor University, Showcase Central Texas Heritage

New “Waco History” Website and Mobile App, Created by Baylor University, Showcase Central Texas Heritage

WACO, Texas (March 2, 2015) — A "virtual museum" to help tourists and residents learn about the rich history of Waco and Central Texas has debuted as a joint venture of Baylor University’s Institute for Oral History and Baylor’s The Texas Collection.

Baylor Nursing School grant to help develop tool to measure geriatric competencies

Baylor Nursing School grant to help develop tool to measure geriatric competencies

WACO, Texas (Feb. 27, 2015) - Baylor University’s Louise Herrington School of Nursing (LHSON) has received a grant from the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board to partner with Baylor Scott & White Health North and Baylor Institute of Rehabilitation to develop, test and validate an evaluation model to measure geriatric competencies.

Baylor Research Finds First Direct Evidence of Gene-Exposure Link in Gulf War Illness

Baylor Research Finds First Direct Evidence of Gene-Exposure Link in Gulf War Illness

WACO, Texas (Feb. 27, 2015) — February 28 marks the 24th anniversary of the cease fire that ended the 1991 Gulf War, also known as Operation Desert Storm. But the end of the war signaled the beginning of a new struggle for thousands of service men and women—their personal battle with Gulf War illness (GWI).

Mechanical Engineering Professor Lesley Wright Honored with 2015 SAE International Ralph R. Teetor Educational Award

Mechanical Engineering Professor Lesley Wright Honored with 2015 SAE International Ralph R. Teetor Educational Award

WACO, Texas (Feb. 26, 2015) – Lesley Wright, Ph.D., associate professor of mechanical engineering in Baylor University’s School of Engineering and Computer Science, was honored with the 2015 Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) International Ralph R. Teetor Educational Award for her work as faculty adviser for Baylor Baja.

Baylor President Ken Starr Announces Appointment of Dr. Todd Still as Dean of Truett Seminary

Baylor President Ken Starr Announces Appointment of Dr. Todd Still as Dean of Truett Seminary

WACO, Texas (Feb. 25, 2015) – Following a six-month search that drew interest throughout the country from nationally known biblical scholars, seasoned administrators and prominent Texas Baptists, Baylor University President and Chancellor Ken Starr has announced the appointment of New Testament scholar Todd D. Still, Ph.D., as the fifth dean of Baylor’s George W. Truett Theological Seminary.