Archived News – May 2009

Arts & Sciences News

May
28
2009
Local students participate in Physics Circus at Mayborn Museum Complex
May
28
2009
Baylor scientists participate in largest federal geoscience project ever
May
28
2009
Researcher leads charge to advance cotton as sustainable fiber
May
26
2009
A dynamical system is any kind of mathematical model that describes something that changes or is dynamic. These models can be applied to many everyday scenarios including sensors in cars.
May
26
2009
Named after Sophus Lie, a prominent Norwegian mathematician in the late 19th Century, Lie (pronounced "lee") theory relates to the symmetry of certain objects and can be used to solve differential equations--for example, how sound propagates, how heat is transferred, or how particles behave when they interact.
May
26
2009
A number of Baylor's statistics students are very involved in the world of pharmaceuticals, thanks in large part to a new partnership with drug manufacturer Eli Lilly that provides students the opportunity to work on challenging statistical research problems.
May
22
2009
What do Cinderella, Dorian Gray, and Huckleberry Finn have in common? Besides leading in the literary world, these characters and more have come to represent obscure medical conditions. Although most syndromes are named after their discovering physicians, here are a few named after memorable literary figures.
May
20
2009
Our neighbors to the north in the Dallas area were rattled by a 3.3-magnitude earthquake Saturday morning. While Texas isn’t exactly in the same league as California when it comes to quakes, it does have its share of seismic activity.
Baylor scientists are working with scientists from across the country to map the United States’ seismic …
May
20
2009
Baylor University's Glenn R. Capp Debate Forum finished 10th in the final national debate rankings following the 2009 National Debate Tournament. Finishing ahead of many traditional debate powers, such as Harvard, Dartmouth, USC, Georgia and Texas, Baylor was again the top-ranked college debate program in the state.
May
18
2009
One of the most commonly recognized areas of mathematics in modern society is cryptology, which is the science of creating and reading secret messages. Though historically developed for use by the government and the military, cryptology is now used daily by ordinary citizens in today's technology-driven society.
May
14
2009
Dr. Jay Pulliam, W.M Keck Foundation Professor of Geophysics at Baylor University, has been selected unanimously for the 2009 Baylor Centennial Professor award, which will allow him to research the subduction of the Indian-Australian plate.
May
14
2009
Many daily activities we take for granted are made possible (or safer) by mathematics and statistics.
May
12
2009
My wife and I (along with much of America) saw the new Star Trek movie this weekend. Neither of us qualifies as a “Trekkie”, but we did enjoy the movie, as did most of my friends who have seen it.
The movie’s release has brought attention back to the Baylor researchers who last year outlined how …
May
12
2009
Nearly every department within Baylor University's College of Arts and Sciences has reacted to climate change in some way -- some by leading research of geological evidence in the earth, others by studying how cultures are adapting to the changes.
May
12
2009
An anthropologist and environmental scientist weight in on how climate change is impacting culture and society.
May
12
2009
As an environmental anthropologist, Dr. Sara Alexander studies the human response to environmental changes. She sees "going green" as a trend, but one with a potentially positive outcome.
May
12
2009
To understand climate change, we must look back in time as well as making other observations about the present day.
May
11
2009
KWBU has welcomed a new president and is working to expand community involvement.
May
8
2009
Two Baylor University physicists believe they have an idea that can turn traveling at the speed of light from science fiction to science, and their idea does not break any laws of physics.
May
8
2009
Dr. William D. Hillis, who serves as The Cornelia Marschall Smith Distinguished Professor of Biology at Baylor University, has been honored with another distinction named for the revered professor: the Cornelia Marschall Smith Professor of the Year Award, presented during the annual Honors Convocation at Baylor.
May
7
2009
The department was awarded the Graduate Student Association outstanding Department award.
May
6
2009
It’s the time of year for students to receive honors, but they get to give some out, too. Most notable: the Collins Outstanding Professor award, which this year goes to Dr. David W. Eldridge, professor of biology and director of clinical laboratory science.
What led students to vote for Eldridge? Perhaps it starts with his extensive …
May
1
2009
With more than 30 students and nearly 40 adjunct faculty members, Baylor's Institute of Biomedical Studies is an interdisciplinary program in biomedical-related areas of science leading to the doctoral degree.
May
1
2009
Five Baylor University students have been selected to receive the prestigious Fulbright Scholarship, bringing the number of Baylor students who have received the honor since 2001 to 19.
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