Archived News – January 2013

Arts & Sciences News

Jan
30
2013
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.
Jan
30
2013
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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.
Jan
24
2013
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.
Jan
24
2013
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.
Jan
24
2013
Mira Benthul, a freshman English major from Lorena, Texas, is the inaugural recipient of the Baylor University Staff Endowed Scholarship.
Jan
16
2013
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 …
Jan
9
2013
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 …
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