Dr. Lea Steele, research professor of biomedical studies and Director of the Baylor Veterans Health Research Program, is no stranger to the halls of power in Washington, D.C. In the past few weeks alone, Steele — a neuroepidemiologist and recognized expert on the complex health conditions affecting American veterans — has been to the nation’s capital for scientific […]
In 1939-40, while the Great Depression was still deeply felt across the country, Baylor University faced the kind of “problem” that many would love to have; the University was growing so quickly that it was hard to keep up. In fact, more than 100 deserving female students were turned down for admission in 1939 simply […]
If you attended December’s commencement ceremony, you might remember the extended standing ovation given for one graduate in particular: a dimpled, white-haired, 71-year-old man. But why was this septuagenarian crossing the stage with a bunch of 22-year-olds? Ted Carroll first came to Baylor from Dallas as a wide-eyed freshman in 1961. He had been working all summer to […]
Women's basketball signees Kalani Brown and Beatrice Mompremier were named McDonald's All-Americans on Wednesday night on ESPNU. The duo comprises a group of five that have BU's 2015 signee class ranked No. 4 nationally.
Jan. 27, 2015 Article about a recent study published in the journal Environmental Health by epidemiologist Lea Steele, Ph.D., research professor in Baylor’s Institute of Biomedical Studies, and a team of researchers who found the first direct evidence between Gulf War illness and a genetic factor that can render some individuals more susceptible to adverse effects of certain chemicals. (Tonya Lewis, assistant director of Baylor Media Communications, covers biomedical studies and pitched and placed this national research story.)
Jan. 29, 2015 Baylor University set another record for recycling and decreased the amount of trash set to landfills, continued a sustainability trend that began in 2006. Quoted in the story are Smith Getterman, assistant director of sustainability and special projects, and Larry Lehr, Ph.D., senior lecturer in environmental science. (Lori Fogleman, assistant vice president of Baylor Media Communications, covers university initiatives, such as sustainability.)
Jan. 28, 2015 Cindy Riemenschneider, Ph.D., professor of information systems and associate dean for research and faculty development in Baylor’s Hankamer School of Business, is interviewed in this story about her research, which shows that occupational culture and informal social networks at IT firms are areas that need to be addressed to help keep women from fleeing IT jobs. “Because of the imbalance with regard to gender, a woman that wants that type of a mentor may need to seek out a mentor from another organization,” Riemenschneider said. (Eric Eckert, Baylor Media Communications specialist, covers research and faculty at the Hankamer School of Business and placed this story.)
Jan. 28, 2015 Baylor has been named the sixth most influential college on Instagram by College Atlas, and the university attributes this success to its digital asset management (DAM) solution that allows Baylor staff to post professional photos to social media outlets within seconds. Quoted in the article is Robert Rogers, director of photography at Baylor. “Having a professional photo and releasing it immediately is really advantageous to getting better engagement and better overall feel for the university," Rogers said.
It’s a phrase that fills every Texas-born Baylor Bear (and even many from outside the Lone Star state as well) with pride. It’s a simple phrase, found on the Baylor seal, that tells of Baylor’s beginnings: “Chartered in 1845 By The Republic Of Texas.” While Texas was still an independent nation, the vision for Baylor […]
Fans attending games at McLane Stadium last fall enjoyed not only a slate of Baylor wins, but also perhaps the best-connected stadium in college football, thanks to a robust Wi-Fi network and a custom app that provided all fans with in-game replays from multiple angles — a first at the collegiate level. The same company that […]
It might be time for you to turn out the lights and hit the sack. Dr. Michael K. Scullin, a Baylor professor and director of the university’s Sleep Neuroscience and Cognition Laboratory, has linked lack of sleep to a poorly-functioning memory, and says a good night’s sleep will help with memory not only tomorrow, but also 40, […]
Can you believe it? Baylor’s beloved campus mascots, Joy and Lady, are now teenagers! Judge Joy Reynolds (“Joy”) was born on this date in 2001, and her sister, Judge Sue Sloan (“Lady”), was born a year and four days later (Jan. 31, 2002). The bears came to the Baylor campus from a private Oregon ranch when they were each […]
WACO, Texas (Jan. 30, 2015) – The Baylor School of Music will host the 38th annual Lyceum Series this spring, offering the Baylor community the opportunity to participate in a program of mini-residencies by some of the nation’s leading musical authorities.
WACO, Texas (Jan. 30, 2015) – “I wanted to tell a story that would help regular people and policy makers look at the people who are suffering in the crisis and ask themselves ‘Are the immigrants dying equal human beings with us?’”
WACO, Texas (Jan. 28, 2015) – Baylor University’s Center for Astrophysics, Space Physics & Engineering Research (CASPER) will welcome several distinguished guest speakers as part of its spring seminar series.
WACO, Texas (Jan. 27, 2015) -- THIS MATTERS, a series of dialogues at Baylor University that connect leaders from diverse perspectives to offer context to society's most challenging questions, will explore the intersection of freedom of speech, religion and the role of satire in society during a panel discussion at 5 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 26, in the SUB Den.