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Prominent Philosopher Timothy O’Connor Appointed to Baylor Professorship
Dr. Timothy O’Connor, professor of philosophy at Indiana University, will join the Baylor faculty in the fall of 2017 as Distinguished Professor of Philosophy. His chief academic interests include metaphysics, philosophy of mind and philosophy of religion.

Baylor students named Outstanding Delegates at Model United Nations conference
Three Baylor University students were selected as Outstanding Delegates during the 2016 American Model United Nations Conference in Chicago.

Baylor lecturer honored as Japanese teacher of the year in Texas
Yoshiko Fujii Gaines, full-time lecturer in Japanese at Baylor University, has been honored by the Texas Foreign Language Association as Japanese Teacher of the Year for 2016.

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.

Baylor Student Wins Scholarship to Study Swahili in Africa
Baylor student Chase Gottlich, a junior University Scholar major from Ormond Beach, Fla. will use a prestigious Boren Scholarship to study Swahili in Tanzania, Africa.

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.

Baylor Students Excel in Japanese Language Competition
Baylor students taking part in Japanese language competition across Texas are taking top honors, with senior Sean Nixon winning first place at the state meet.

Baylor Model UN team represents five countries at conference
Baylor students represented the countries of China, Germany, Slovakia, Spain and Vietnam at the second annual Texas Model United Nations conference held recently in Austin.

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 University: 2015 in Review
For the third year in a row, the College of Arts & Sciences offers a look back at some of the more memorable events that took place at Baylor University during the previous year — 2015.

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