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Baylor alums now heading 2 NBC shows with ‘Chicago Fire,’ ‘Chicago P.D.’
About 18 months ago, in the fall of 2012, NBC debuted a new hourlong drama created by Baylor alumni Michael Brandt and Derek Haas. In its debut season, Chicago Fire‘s ratings ranked fourth among NBC’s scripted shows, ahead of such favorites as Law & Order: SVU and 30 Rock. In fact, the show did so well that […]
Once a Bear, Always a Bear: Screenwriter and Alumnus Returns to Baylor for Screening of NBC's Drama "Chicago P.D."
WACO, Texas (Feb. 18, 2014) - Co-creator of the NBC television drama "Chicago P.D." Derek Haas, BA '91, MA '95, will return to his alma mater for a screening of the first episode of the series' second season.
Discovery by Baylor University Researchers Sheds New Light on the Habitat of Early Apes
WACO, Texas (Feb. 18, 2014)-- Baylor University researchers, in collaboration with an international team of scientists, have discovered definitive evidence of the environment inhabited by the early ape Proconsul on Rusinga Island, Kenya. The groundbreaking discovery provides additional information that will help scientists understand and interpret the connection between habitat preferences and the early diversification of the ape-human lineage.
Associated Baptist Press: Faith was 'right stuff' for graduates of test pilot school
Feb. 17, 2014
Article about Maj. David Aparicio and Maj. Nathan Yerrick, who both graduated from Baylor and completed the Air Force's elite Test Pilot School. They say their Baptist roots provided the foundation for facing challenging situations in the air and Afghanistan.
Happy Couples Can Get a Big Resolution to a Big Fight -- Mean Talk Aside
WACO, Texas (Feb. 12, 2014) -- Being critical, angry and defensive isn't always a bad thing for couples having a big disagreement -- provided they are in a satisfying relationship. In that case, they likely will have a "big resolution" regardless of how negative they were during the discussion, according to a study by a Baylor University psychologist.
Philosophy Scholars at Baylor University Receive Grant from the Templeton Religion Trust for "The Nature and Value of Faith" Project
WACO, Texas (Feb. 5, 2014) -- Two philosophy scholars at Baylor University and one at Western Washington University have received a $1.5 million grant from the Templeton Religion Trust for the three-year project "The Nature and Value of Faith" to shed new light on faith.
Journalism Professor Selected for National Leadership Academy
Dr. Mia Moody-Ramirez, associate professor and graduate program director in journalism, public relations and new media, has been selected to participate in the 2014 Scripps Howard Academic Leadership Academy.
Baylor’s Black Gospel project to become a Smithsonian permanent feature
What began with one Baylor professor’s efforts to save black gospel music recordings before they disappeared is now going to be a part of the Smithsonian Institution. The Black Gospel Music Restoration Project — officially launched in 2008 by Baylor professor Robert Darden, and managed and maintained by the Baylor Libraries’ Digital Projects Group – will [...]
Environmental Science Students Win Poster Presentation Awards
WACO, Texas (Feb. 14, 2014) - At the recent Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry (SETAC) meeting in Nashville, Baylor doctoral student Elias Oziolor and undergraduate student David Dreier won first place poster presentation awards for best Ph.D. and undergraduate research presentations, respectively.
Baylor senior reaches Hollywood on ‘American Idol’
Last spring, we cheered on Baylor student Holly Tucker on NBC’s The Voice, where she eventually made the competition’s final six. Now, yet another Baylor students is making a name for himself on a nationally televised singing competition. Savion Wright, a senior medical humanities major from Jasper, Texas, was featured on last night’s season debut [...]
Baylor senior’s work provides lift to expectant mothers in Kenya
In rural Kenya, mothers-to-be face challenges shared by expectant mothers in underdeveloped nations around the globe, transportation chief among them. They know they need to get proper care, but getting to a clinic or hospital often proves too difficult. Baylor senior Jolene Damoiseaux (pictured above), a biology major from the Houston area, met many of [...]
Baylor University: 2013 in Review
Randy Fiedler of the Baylor College of Arts & Sciences takes a look back at some of the memorable events that took place at Baylor during 2013, using 60 images from throughout the year.
Medical Humanities Book Drive Benefits Local Health Care Clinic
Students in Baylor's medical humanities program held a successful Christmas book drive on campus that will place books in the hands of children visiting a local health care clinic.
Model UN Team Excels in National Meet
Baylor's award-winning Model United Nations team has once again represented the University well in national competition.
Baylor Students Initiated into Phi Beta Kappa
Baylor University's Zeta Chapter of Phi Beta Kappa initiated 16 new members during a ceremony Dec. 4, 2013, in Armstrong Browning Library.
How Wool Turned into Scholarships for Baylor Students
WACO, Texas (Nov. 22, 2013) - Students and faculty from the department of family & consumer sciences at Baylor University received multiple awards and scholarships for their work from the national and state Make it with Wool competition earlier this month.
‘Angels Sing,’ produced by Baylor alum, debuts this holiday season
It’s the time of year for warm family holiday movies, and one recently released by a Baylor alumnus features more prominent names than most. Produced by Fred Miller, BA ’66, Angels Sing stars Harry Connick Jr. and Connie Britton as a husband and wife still dealing with a family tragedy from a Christmas years before. [...]
Baylor University Young Alumni Triumph in Baylor-TCU Challenge
WACO, Texas (Nov. 29, 2013) -- After four weeks of head-to-head competition in alumni giving, Baylor University young alumni demonstrated their pride in the University by joining together in support of the inaugural Baylor vs. TCU Young Alumni Challenge. At the final count, 1,315 Baylor young alumni made gifts to the University totaling more than $164,500.
Baylor University Presents 2013 Christmas Activities
WACO, Texas (Dec. 2, 2013) - Baylor University will present its annual Christmas activities, including Christmas on Fifth Street, Christmas at Baylor and the annual carillon recital, beginning Monday, Dec. 2.
Baylor Art Students Get Their Chance to Showcase Work
WACO, Texas (Nov. 18, 2013) - The end of the fall semester marks a culminating point for graduating Baylor art students: the BFA Senior Exhibition.
Baylor's American Chemical Society Will Welcome Science Lecturers
WACO, Texas (Nov. 15, 2013) - The Southwest Regional Meeting (SWRM) of the American Chemical Society will welcome Donald Blake, Ph.D., and Stephen Fesik, Ph.D., to present the Gooch-Stephens and W. Dial Black Family Lectures Sunday, Nov. 17 and Monday, Nov. 18, at the Waco Convention Center.
Baylor Theatre Department Presents "Shipwrecked!"
WACO, Texas (Nov. 15, 2013) - Baylor Theatre will open its production of "Shipwrecked! - An Entertainment! The Amazing Adventures of Louis de Rougemont (As Told by Himself)" at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 19, and run through Sunday, Nov. 24, in the Maybee Theatre of the Hooper-Schaefer Fine Arts Center.
Baylor to Host the Eugene Scassa Mock Organization of the American States
WACO, Texas (Nov. 11, 2013) - Baylor University will host the 17th annual Eugene Scassa Mock Organization of the American States (ESMOAS) program Nov. 14 through 16.
Baylor Professor George Cobb Will Receive Award for Involvement in SETAC
WACO, Texas (Nov. 8, 2013) - George Cobb, Ph.D., professor and chair of the department of environmental science in Baylor's College of Arts & Sciences, has received the Herb Ward Exceptional Service Award from the Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry (SETAC).
Memorial Conference at Baylor Honors Christian Author and Philosopher C.S. Lewis
WACO, Texas (Nov. 12, 2013) -- The C.S. Lewis 50th Memorial Conference honoring the late C.S. Lewis, Christian philosopher and author, will be co-sponsored by the Baylor University Honors Residential College and the departments of philosophy and religion at Baylor on Nov. 18, Nov. 22 and Nov. 23.
Baylor honored among nation’s most well-rounded curriculums for fourth straight year
Why is Baylor annually regarded as one of the nation’s top values in private higher education? Perhaps because of the well-rounded education students receive. For the fourth straight year, Baylor was named among the top 2% of colleges and universities nationwide when it comes to high quality core-curriculum. The university was one of 22 institutions [...]
Baylor Professor in the Netherlands to Lecture at International Missing Persons Conference
WACO, Texas (Oct. 28, 2013) -Lori Baker, Ph.D., associate professor of anthropology in the College of Arts and Sciences at Baylor University, will speak at the International Commission on Missing Persons (ICMP) Conference Oct. 29 through Nov. 1 at the Peace Palace in The Hague, Netherlands.
Baylor named No. 16 social media college in the nation
For the second time in three years, Baylor has been named one of the nation’s top 30 universities on social media. This time around, Baylor checks in at No. 16 in the country according to new rankings from StudentAdvisor.com — tops in the Big 12, and tops in the state of Texas. The rankings, based [...]
Baylor Homecoming: Then and Now
WACO, Texas (Oct. 15, 2013) - On Nov. 24, 1909, Baylor University held the first collegiate homecoming in the country with a bonfire, pep rally, parade and football game - won by the Bears, of course. More than 100 years later, the university proudly carries that tradition into 2013.
It’s Baylor Homecoming Week!
Homecoming Week is upon us! More than 100 years ago, Baylor held the first collegiate homecoming in the nation, and that tradition continues this weekend. The festivities begin in earnest Thursday night with Freshman Mass Meeting and the first of four Pigskin Revue performances, followed Friday night by Reunion Class events, the Bonfire and Extravaganza. Saturday opens [...]
Baylor Lariat: Professors aid in discovery of Nobel Prize winning particle
Oct. 10, 2013
The theory of the Higgs boson, which explains how subatomic protons have mass, has won the Nobel Prize in physics, thanks in part to research from the Baylor High Energy Physics group. Quoted are Jay Dittmann, Ph.D., associate professor of physics, and Kenichi Hatakeyama, Ph.D., assistant professor of physics, both in Baylor's College of Arts & Sciences. (Tonya Lewis, assistant director of Baylor Media Communications, is responsible for covering the department of physics.)
McLane Carillon Performance Scheduled for Sunday, October 20th
Carillonneur Karel Keldermans will play the McLane Carrilon at Pat Neff Hall at 5:30 on Sunday, October 20th.
Waco Tribune-Herald: Leukemia survivor meets donor match Baylor student
Sept. 28, 2013
Dillon Gasper, a junior health and science studies at Baylor, met the man who received his donation of bone marrow stem cells at a Be The Match awareness and donor registration drive in Waco Hall on Sept. 25.
New Exhibit Features Faculty Research
The Creations@Baylor exhibit features recent publications of Baylor faculty, graduate students, undergraduate students and staff.
Baylor Professors Use Whale Earwax to Develop New Method of Determining Lifetime Contaminant Exposure in Whales
WACO, Texas (Sept. 16, 2013) -- Baylor University professors Stephen Trumble, Ph.D., and Sascha Usenko, Ph.D., have developed a novel technique for reconstructing contaminant and hormone profiles using whale earplugs, determining--for the first time--lifetime chemical exposures and hormone profiles--from birth to death--for an individual whale, information that was previously unattainable.
Baylor's Martin Museum of Art will Display Robert Reed's "Galactic Journal"
WACO, Texas (Sept. 10, 2013) - The Martin Museum of Art at Baylor University will present a solo exhibition of contemporary paintings, drawings, and collages by Robert Reed, professor of painting and printmaking at Yale University.
Novelty of Eco-Friendly Bamboo Garments Lures Consumers -- If the Price Is Right, Baylor Study Shows
WACO, Texas (Sept. 11, 2013) -- Consumers who plan to buy eco-friendly bamboo apparel are attracted if the price is right, but their next consideration is the novelty of the product, according to a new study by Baylor University researchers.
Baylor Environmental Science Professor Earns Prestigious Fulbright Award
WACO, Texas (Aug. 27, 2013) -- 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, has been awarded a Fulbright Scholar Award to conduct research during the 2013-2014 academic year at the University of Lethbridge in Canada.
Arts & Sciences Faculty Chosen as National Academies Education Fellows
Three Baylor Arts & Sciences faculty members have been named National Academies Education Fellows in the Life Sciences for the 2013-2014 academic year.
Baylor's Sustainability Practices Recognized by Sierra Club's 'Cool Schools' List
WACO, Texas (Aug. 23, 2013) - Baylor University has received more national recognition for its commitment to campus sustainability, this time from the Sierra Club, which named Baylor to its seventh annual list of Cool Schools.
East Village welcomes its first residents
As is tradition around here, hundreds of student, faculty and staff volunteers spent hours in the Texas summer heat Wednesday and Thursday to help 3,000-plus Baylor freshmen get moved into their new homes. Approximately 350 of those freshmen moved into Baylor’s newest residential community, East Village. Built along Bagby Avenue between 2nd and 4th streets [...]
Huge Congregations View Racial Inequality Differently than Others Do, Study Shows
WACO, Texas (Aug. 12, 2013) -- Congregation size has an impact on how people view the reasons for racial inequality in America, according to a new study by researchers at Baylor University and the University of Southern California.
Sexual Health for Postmenopausal Women With Hot Flashes Is Improved by Hypnotic Relaxation Therapy, Baylor Study Shows
WACO, Texas (Aug. 15, 2013) -- Hypnotic relaxation therapy improves sexual health in postmenopausal women who have moderate to severe hot flashes, according to Baylor University researchers who presented their findings at the American Psychological Association's recent annual meeting.
Baylor University Joins Semester Online as Charter Affiliate Partner
WACO, Texas (July 30, 2013) - After a year-long examination by faculty and staff representing the University's academic units on the Teaching, Learning and Technology Committee (TLTC), Executive Vice President and Provost Elizabeth Davis, Ph.D., announced today that Baylor University has signed an agreement to join 2U's Semester Online consortium as a Charter Affiliate Partner.
Beth Allison Barr Receives Grant from the Louisville Institute
WACO, Texas (July 18, 2013) - Beth Allison Barr, Ph.D., Resident Scholar and assistant professor of European women's history in the department of history at Baylor, has received a $40,000 grant from the Louisville Institute to spend the 2013-2014 year studying the English Bible's influence on perceptions of the Christian woman.
Waco Tribune-Herald: Ansel Adams photos, Tiffany art glass due for fall Waco shows
July 18, 2013
Baylor's Martin Museum of Art will exhibit some Ansel Adams' black-and-white photos in September and Hermes Scarves by Waco artist Kermit Oliver in May through July of 2014.
Baylor University Named Among 'Great Colleges to Work For'
WACO, Texas (July 22, 2013) - For the third year in a row, Baylor University joined an elite group of universities named to The Chronicle of Higher Education's 2013 Honor Roll as one of the country's "Great Colleges to Work For." Only 42 national universities were awarded honor roll status.
What Warring Couples Want: Power, Not Apologies, Baylor Study Shows
WACO, Texas (July 8, 2013) -- The most common thing that couples want from each other during a conflict is not an apology, but a willingness to relinquish power, according to a new Baylor University study.
Baylor West Relief Fund Assists City of West Homeowners, First Baptist Church of West with Remainder of Debris Removal Project
WACO, Texas (July 10, 2013) - Following extensive discussion with the Waco Foundation and the City of West Long Term Recovery Committee, Baylor University announced today that $290,716 in total contributions to the Baylor West Relief Fund will be allocated to First Baptist Church of West to aid the remainder of its debris removal project. The project saves West homeowners thousands of dollars in costs and moves forward the process of rebuilding their homes.
"Big Givers" Get Punished for Being Nonconformists, Baylor Research Shows
WACO, Texas (June 27, 2013) -- People punish generous group members by rejecting them socially -- even when the generosity benefits everyone -- because the "big givers" are nonconformists, according to a Baylor University study.
CBS News: Putting a name to those who have died crossing the border
June 28, 2013
(VIDEO LINK INCLUDED): Baylor forensic students led by Lori Baker, Ph.D., associate professor of anthropology in Baylor's College of Arts & Sciences, are working in the Baylor forensics lab to identify undocumented immigrants from remains unearthed in Falfurrias, Texas.
Baylor prof among dozen awarded grants to study Great Lakes ecosystem
The Great Lakes are the largest group of freshwater lakes on Earth, containing more than 1/5 of the world’s surface fresh water. Last fall, the University of Michigan Water Center was established to help protect and restore such freshwater ecosystems. In May, the Water Center awarded its first grants to researchers who can fill “critical [...]
Bears on brooms soar to third-place national finish at Quidditch World Cup
How about something light for a Friday? Postseason appearances and top national finishes are commonplace at Baylor, and that excellence even extends to quidditch, the sport made popular in the Harry Potter book series and films. Out of 118 teams nationwide (plus more that competed internationally), Baylor Quidditch* made the 2013 Quidditch World Cup Final Four. IQA World [...]
A Viewing of the Life of Paul Fontaine and Other Artists Will Be Featured at Martin Museum of Art
WACO, Texas (June 10, 2013) - If a picture's worth a thousand words, then Paul Fontaine's works can tell his life story. Baylor's Martin Museum of Art will be displaying its borrowed collection of the works of Fontaine in celebration of what would be his 100th birthday.
Young alum working to turn short film into feature length movie
From screenwriters Michael Brandt, BBA ’91, MA ’94, and Derek Haas, BA ’91, MA ’95, to directors Kevin Reynolds, BA ’74, JD ’76, and John Lee Hancock, BA ’79, JD ’82, Baylor is well represented throughout the film industry. Now, recent alum Ben Davis, BA ’11, is looking to add his name to the list. And in [...]
Longtime Math Professor Ray Cannon Retires
Dr. Ray Cannon, professor of mathematics, is retiring after 34 years of exemplary teaching in the Baylor College of Arts & Sciences.
Mayborn Museum Complex Will Be Giving Thrills and Chills All Summer
WACO, Texas (May 23, 2013) --As spooky music plays, the heart beats faster and the muscles tense. The moment a loud noise sounds, the eyes squeeze shut as the lips pull back toward the ears. The body suddenly jumps, and shoulders and arms slightly rise, as if ready to defend themselves against an imaginary threat.
Fast-Food Restaurants Near Schools Affect Black and Hispanic Students More Than Asian and White Students
WACO, Texas (May 30, 2013) - When their schools are near fast-food restaurants, black and Hispanic adolescents are more likely to be overweight and receive less benefit from exercise than Asian or white students, according to a study published in the current issue of Journal of Public Policy & Marketing. The study underscores the importance of understanding how adolescents respond to fast-food availability near school.
Baylor University Holds Spring Commencement Ceremonies May 17-18
WACO, Texas (May 13, 2013) - "Do not face the future with timidity nor with fear. Face it boldly, courageously, joyously." These words of former Baylor University President Samuel Palmer Brooks will be in the minds of Baylor students as they mark the completion of their studies during spring commencement exercises on May 17-18. Baylor President Ken Starr will preside over the three ceremonies, which will be held at the Ferrell Center, 1900 S. University Parks Drive.
Baylor Graduates, Current Seniors Selected to Receive Prestigious Fulbright Scholarships
WACO, Texas (May 3, 2013) - Two Baylor University graduates and two current Baylor seniors have been selected to receive the prestigious Fulbright Scholarship - the flagship international educational exchange program sponsored by the U.S. government. The latest Fulbright recipients bring the number of Baylor students and/or graduates who have received the prestigious honor since 2001 to 36.
Baylor alum concludes nine seasons on ‘The Office’ with series finale tonight
Eight years ago this spring — while this fall’s incoming college freshmen were finishing up fourth grade — NBC debuted a new sitcom based on a British hit. Tonight, The Office signs off with its series finale, finishing its run as one of the signature comedies of the last decade. With it, we say goodbye [...]
Young Women Hold the Key to Success of Sunless Tanning, Baylor Researcher Finds
Baylor University Researcher Finds Earliest Archaeological Evidence of Human Ancestors Hunting and Scavenging
A recent Baylor University research study has shed new light on the diet and food acquisition strategies of some the earliest human ancestors in Africa.
Beginning around two million years ago, early stone tool-making humans, known scientifically as Oldowan hominin, started to exhibit a number of physiological and ecological adaptations that required greater daily energy expenditures, including an increase in brain and body size, heavier investment in their offspring and significant home-range expansion. Demonstrating how these early humans acquired the extra energy they needed to sustain these shifts has been the subject of much debate among researchers.
Q&A with Baylor University Fulbright Recipient Taylor Kohn
WACO, Texas (May 3, 2013) - Taylor Kohn, a senior University Scholar from Wichita, Kan., is one of four Baylor students and recent graduates who have been selected to receive the prestigious Fulbright Scholarship. As a Fulbright recipient, Kohn will pursue his master of philosophy degree in instrumentation at the University of Manchester in the United Kingdom.
Q&A with Baylor University Fulbright Recipient Randall Fowler
WACO, Texas (May 3, 2013) - Baylor University alumnus Randall Fowler of Abilene, Texas, is one of four Baylor students and recent graduates who have been selected to receive the prestigious Fulbright Scholarship. Fowler received the Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship (ETA) and will spend the 2013-2014 academic year teaching English in Jordan.
Q&A with Baylor University Fulbright Recipient Leigh Ann Ganzar
WACO, Texas (May 3, 2013) - Baylor University alumna and current graduate student Leigh Ann Ganzar of Littleton, Colo., is one of four Baylor students and recent graduates who have been selected to receive the prestigious Fulbright Scholarship. A 2011 Baylor biology graduate and current master's candidate in community health education (MPH), Ganzar received the Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship (ETA) and will spend the 2013-2014 academic year in Brazil teaching English to university students.
Q&A with Baylor University Fulbright Recipient Brent Salter
WACO, Texas (May 3, 2013) - Brent Salter, a senior international studies and journalism major from Bulverde, Texas, is one of four Baylor students and recent graduates who have been selected to receive the prestigious Fulbright Scholarship. Salter received the Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship (ETA) and will spend the 2013-2014 academic year teaching English at a university in Moldova.
Baylor University Researcher Finds Earliest Archaeological Evidence of Human Ancestors Hunting and Scavenging
WACO, Texas (May 9, 2013) -- A recent Baylor University research study has shed new light on the diet and food acquisition strategies of some the earliest human ancestors in Africa.
Young Women Hold the Key to Success of Sunless Tanning, Baylor Researcher Finds
WACO, Texas (May 10, 2013) -- Sunless tanning -- whether with lotions, bronzers or tanning pills -- has been promoted as an effective substitute to dodge the health risks of ultraviolet rays, but if the products don't provide the perfect tan, young women likely will not use them, according to a Baylor University researcher.
Baylor's Film and Digital Media Presents 14th Annual Black Glasses Film Festival
WACO, Texas (April 29, 2013)--The 14th annual Black Glasses Film Festival will screen films directed and created by students from film and digital media division of Baylor's College of Arts & Sciences.
Outstanding Students in Arts & Sciences for 2012-2013
Sixty students from the College of Arts & Sciences were recognized as "Outstanding Students" in their major fields of study at Baylor's 2013 Academic Convocation on April 19.
William Bellinger Named Cornelia Marschall Smith Professor of the Year
Dr. William H. Bellinger Jr., chair and professor of religion and The W. Marshall and Lulie Craig Chair of Bible, has been named the 2013 Cornelia Marschall Smith Professor of the Year.
Finalists Selected for Baylor's $250,000 Robert Foster Cherry Award for Great Teaching
WACO, Texas (April 18, 2013) - Three preeminent scholar/teachers from the University of Missouri, New York University and Universith of North Carolina at Chapel Hill have been selected as finalists for Baylor University's 2014 Robert Foster Cherry Award for Great Teaching, the only national teaching award - with the single largest monetary reward of $250,000 - presented by a college or university to an individual for exceptional teaching. The winning professor will be announced by Baylor in spring 2014.
Baylor Response to Tragic Events in City of West
The explosions Wednesday night in West have shocked and saddened us all. We are eager to be of assistance. LATEST BAYLOR UPDATE: 10:30 a.m. Friday, April 19, 2013: Blood Drive TODAY on the Baylor Campus
Older People May Be at Greater Risk for Alcohol Impairment than Teens, According to Baylor Study
WACO, Texas (April 11, 2013) -- An acute dose of alcohol may cause greater impairment in coordination, learning and memory in the elderly than in young people, according to a study by Baylor University.
Chair of Baylor's Department of Psychology and Neuroscience Is Named Chair of the Council of Graduate Departments of Psychology
WACO, Texas (April 11, 2013) -- Jim Diaz-Granados, Ph.D., chair of the department of psychology and neuroscience in Baylor University's College of Arts & Sciences, has been named chair of the Council of Graduate Departments of Psychology (COGDOP), a national organization.
Winners of the 2013 Baylor Student Literary Awards
Eight Baylor students received honors and more than $750 in cash prizes April 3 in the 2013 Student Literary Awards, held in conjunction with the annual Beall Poetry Festival at Baylor.
Proximity to Coal-Tar-Sealed Pavement Raises Risk of Cancer, Study Finds
WACO, Texas (March 28, 2013)- People living near asphalt pavement sealed with coal tar have an elevated risk of cancer, according to a study in the journal Environmental Science and Technology. Much of this calculated excess risk results from exposures in children, age six or younger, to polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) from the sealant.
Martin Museum of Art Hosts Baylor Art Student Exhibition
WACO, Texas (March 26, 2013) - On March 28, the Martin Museum of Art will open its annual Baylor Art Student Exhibition, which will feature 85 works created by the university's students. The exhibition will run through April 17 and will be located in the museum's Gallery I & II at the Hooper-Schaefer Fine Arts Center, 60 Baylor Ave.
Baylor Epidemiologist Testifies Before Congressional Subcommittee on Gulf War Illness
WACO, Texas (March 15, 2013) A Baylor university epidemiologist testified Tuesday before the U.S. House Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations on the care provided to veterans of the Gulf War.
Baylor University Announces Establishment of "RG3" Quarterback Scholarship
AUSTIN, Texas (March 12, 2013) - Celebrated Baylor University alumnus, Washington Redskins quarterback and Heisman Trophy winner Robert Griffin III was honored today by both the Texas Legislature and his alma mater, which announced the establishment of the Robert Griffin III (RG3) Quarterback Scholarship during "RG3 Day" at the State Capitol.
Associated Baptist Press: Baptist named to White House post
Mar. 13, 2013
Melissa Rogers, who holds a 1988 bachelor's in history from Baylor, has been appointed special assistant to the president and director of the Office of Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships.
Baylor Model United Nations Team Excels at Security Council Simulation
Baylor's Model United Nations team performed well at the inaugural Howard Payne Model UN Security Council simulation.
Grown Children of Divorced Parents Are More Likely to Switch Religions or Pull Away from Organized Religion
WACO, Texas (March 5, 2013) -- Adults whose parents were divorced are more likely to switch religions or disassociate themselves from institutional religions altogether -- but growing up in a single-parent family does not have any effect on private religious life, including praying, according to a study by a Baylor University sociologist.
DeBakey Medical Foundation Expands Medical Humanities Scholarship at Baylor University with Generous Gift
WACO, Texas (Feb. 21, 2013) - During a special campus ceremony today, Baylor University accepted a $500,000 gift from the DeBakey Medical Foundation to expand the Michael E. DeBakey, Selma DeBakey and Lois DeBakey Endowed Scholarship in Medical Humanities. With this gift, the Foundation has invested $1 million in the DeBakey Scholarship fund, which was established in 2009.
Baylor University and Tufts University Will Examine Innovative Boy Scout Program to Determine Long-Term Effect
WACO, Texas (Feb. 18, 2013) -- A study to examine whether and how Boy Scout programs affect the character, health and academic achievement of youths -- as well as their contribution to community and democracy -- will be launched in September by Baylor University's Institute for Studies of Religion and Tufts University's Institute for Applied Research in Youth Development.
Shared Activities -- Especially Sports -- Are 'Game Changers' for Father-Daughter Relationships, Baylor Study Finds
WACO, Texas (Feb. 19, 2013) -- The most frequent turning point in father-daughter relationships is shared activity -- especially sports -- ahead of such pivotal events as when a daughter marries or leaves home, according to a study by Baylor University researchers.
Journalism professor named to national industry ethics board
As a leading Christian institution of higher education, it makes sense that Baylor would be recognized as a leader when it comes to ethics in the field. That has proven to be the case, whether it's Baylor alumni serving as high-ranked ethics officials or Baylor programs being lauded by national publications for their focus on [...]
Going Along Means Getting Along -- and That's Not Always Good, Baylor Study Finds
WACO, Texas (Feb. 6, 2013) -- Caving in to social pressure -- such as saying that you love a movie because friends do -- makes for good vibes about being part of a group and can produce more of the same conduct, according to a Baylor University sociological study. The finding has implications for people ranging from philanthropists to gangs, researchers said.
Baylor Sophomore Student Presents Medical Research at National Conference
WACO, Texas (Feb. 6, 2013) - Among the featured speakers at this year's Academic Surgical Congress in New Orleans is Tara Hutchison, a sophomore biology student and cadet in Baylor's Army ROTC program.
Baylor Welcomes Robert Foster Cherry Award Winner for Spring Semester
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WACO, Texas (Jan. 29, 2013) - Baylor University welcomed Brian P. Coppola, Ph.D., who will teach in residence at Baylor this spring as the 2012 recipient of the Robert Foster Cherry Award for Great Teaching, to the Baylor community during a Jan. 30 luncheon held in his honor.
Baylor Lecture Series in Mathematics Hosts MIT Professor
WACO, Texas (Jan. 30, 2013) - Gilbert Strang, Ph.D., who has taught in Boston since he joined the mathematics faculty of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1962, will make two presentations in Waco as part of the Baylor Lecture Series in Mathematics that begins Thursday, Jan. 31, 2013.
English major is inaugural recipient of Baylor scholarship created by staff members
Mira Benthul, a freshman English major from Lorena, Texas, is the inaugural recipient of the Baylor University Staff Endowed Scholarship.
Build a Better 'Bot at the Mayborn Museum Complex
WACO, Texas (January 24, 2013) - In science fiction, robots look like R2D2. In stores, they look like vacuum cleaners and robotic pets. A new traveling exhibit called Robots + Us at the Mayborn Museum Complex will allow museum visitors to compare sci-fi fantasies of robots with today's technical realities and to explore why it's so hard to build human-like robots. The exhibit will be on display Jan. 26 through April 28.
Brotherly Love and the Super Bowl: Win or Lose, Rival Coaches/Brothers Stand to Benefit Healthwise if They Stay Close Over Time
WACO, Texas (Jan. 24, 2013) -- Siblings who are close as adults -- like brothers/head coaches Jim Harbaugh and John Harbaugh, who will clash in the Super Bowl on Feb. 3 -- are less likely to be depressed and have higher blood pressure over the long haul, says a Baylor University researcher.
But in the short term -- come Feb. 3, when the two face off in the Super Bowl -- both men almost certainly will have racing pulses and pounding hearts. One is bound to end up disappointed, sportsmanship and brotherly love aside. But how their relationship plays out in their golden years will be at least partly due to their dad's example, says Mark Morman, Ph.D., a professor of communication in Baylor's College of Arts & Sciences.
Baylor geology prof featured in AMNH documentary
The short documentary embedded below explains how scientists work to re-create what an environment may have looked like thousands, even millions of years ago. Baylor's own Dr. Daniel Peppe, an assistant geology professor in the College of Arts and Sciences, is heavily featured in the documentary, which is currently playing at the American Museum of [...]
Baylor named among nation's best colleges for African Americans
For 20 years, M. Clayton & Associates has studied colleges and universities across the United States, seeking to find institutions committed to helping African American students graduate. From more than 800 schools nationwide, they've published a list of the "88 Best Colleges for African Americans" -- a list that includes Baylor University. To make the [...]
Baylor University Recruits Prominent Cancer Researcher with $4.2 Million Grant From CPRIT
WACO, Texas (Dec. 17, 2012) - World-renowned chemist, John L. Wood, PH.D., has been named by Baylor University as The Robert A. Welch Distinguished Professor of Chemistry. His appointment is made possible in part by a $4.2 million grant from the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT).