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Baylor announces Hillis Scholars for 2016-2017
The Baylor University College of Arts & Sciences has announced a group of 15 students named to the William Hillis Scholars in Biomedical Sciences Program for 2016-2017.

Pre-med Student Jennifer Teague Reports on Baylor Medical Mission Trip to the Dominican Republic (Part One)
Each year at Spring Break, hundreds of Baylor University students travel around the world on University-sponsored mission trips. In the first of two blog posts, junior Jennifer Teague, a member of the Baylor pre-med honor society Alpha Epsilon Delta, tells about that group's medical mission trip to the Dominican Republic.

Pre-med Student Jennifer Teague Reports on Baylor Medical Mission Trip to the Dominican Republic (Part Two)
Baylor pre-med student Jennifer Teague provides the second part of her account of a Spring Break 2016 medical mission trip to the Dominican Republic taken by members of the Baylor pre-med honor society Alpha Epsilon Delta.

Baylor Geology Department Changes Name
The name of Baylor University’s geology department has changed to reflect recent developments in the field. The former Department of Geology will be known as the Department of Geosciences.

Baylor Expert: Mosquito Populations at ‘All-Time High’; ‘High Threat’ for West Nile Virus
WACO, Texas (June 18, 2015) — In Texas, May turned out to be the wettest month on record as Central Texas slogged through 25 consecutive days of rain, while state rainfall totals reached an astonishing 35 trillion gallons. Those heavy rainfalls have not only affected communities across Texas but have significantly impacted mosquito populations.

Baylor Geologists Receive National Honors
Faculty and students from Baylor University’s Department of Geology have received national honors and recognition recently for a variety of projects.

Cardiologist, priest, fly-fisherman — and pioneering Baylor professor
Dr. Michael Attas, BA ’69, is a man who can’t help but make a difference in the lives of those around him — be they students, patients or friends. His passions and talents are as wide-ranging as the individuals he’s served. As a cardiologist, he’s provided life-saving treatment and care to thousands of Central Texans, including […]

Baylor alum leading research on ‘the brain’s GPS’
You probably don’t spend too much time thinking about your brain’s grid cells — you know, the neurons that allow us to make sense of where we are spatially and to navigate the places we go. Dr. Lisa Giocomo, BA ’02, does. And the research she conducts at her Stanford University lab is breaking new ground in helping build a […]

Healing the Least of These
Enhanced by a new partnership with Baylor College of Medicine, faculty and students at Baylor University are helping to fight tropical diseases that endanger millions of the world's poor.

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.

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