Faculty & Staff News: News from Baylor

Oct
20
2014

Combatting Memory Decline Among Menopausal Women Could Be the Next Research Frontier for Hypnotic Relaxation Therapy, Baylor Researchers Say

WACO, Texas (Oct. 20, 2014) — Memory decline — a frequent complaint of menopausal women — potentially could be lessened by hypnotic relaxation therapy, say Baylor University researchers, who already have done studies showing that such therapy eases hot flashes, improves sleep and reduces stress in menopausal women.

Oct
20
2014

Rutgers University Professor to Present Lectures on Evangelical Christians in the Muslim World

WACO, Texas (Oct. 20, 2014) -- Barbara Cooper, Ph.D., professor of history at Rutgers University, will deliver two lectures on Wednesday, Oct. 22, and Thursday, Oct., 23 in honor of the 37th Annual Charles Edmondson Historical Lecture Series under the topic of "Evangelical Christians in the Muslim Sahel."

Oct
16
2014

Baylor Symposium on Faith and Culture Will Explore Faith and Film

WACO, Texas (Oct. 16, 2014) -- "Faith and Film" will be the theme of the 2014 Baylor Symposium on Faith and Culture. Hosted by the Institute for Faith and Learning and the Institute for Studies of Religion, the conference will take place Thursday, Oct. 23 through Saturday, Oct. 25.

Oct
16
2014

Baylor to Welcome More than 100 Law Schools to Campus for Law School Fair

WACO, Texas (Oct. 15, 2014) – Representatives from more than 100 accredited law schools will visit the Baylor University campus next week to meet face-to-face with the university’s pre-law students. The Law School Fair, sponsored by the Southwest Association of PreLaw Advisors, will take place from 4 to 6 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 23, on the fifth floor of the Cashion Academic Center.

Oct
16
2014

Baylor’s School of Social Work to Expand Access to Master’s Program in Houston

WACO, Texas (Oct. 16, 2014) – Baylor University’s School of Social Work is expanding the reach of its Master of Social Work program by offering the program at a location in the Houston metropolitan area, beginning in August 2015.

Oct
16
2014

Magician and Mathematician To Speak at Baylor Mathematics Lecture Series

WACO, Texas (Oct. 16, 2014) – Magician and mathematician Arthur Benjamin, Ph.D., professor of Mathematics at Harvey Mudd College, will set the stage for two mind-bending lectures in honor of the Seventh Annual Baylor Undergraduate Lecture Series in Mathematics. Benjamin will present his lecture “Combinatorial Trigonometry (and a method to DIE for) at 4 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 21 in the Baylor Sciences Building room, D109 followed by “Mathemagics!” at 7 p.m. in the Baylor Sciences Building, room B110.

Oct
15
2014

Baylor University College of Health and Human Sciences Hosts World Class Speaker for American College of Sports Medicine Fall Lecture Tour

WACO, TX (October 15, 2014) – The Health, Human Performance and Recreation (HHPR) department of Baylor University College of Health and Human Sciences is hosting the 2014 Texas Chapter of the American College of Sports Medicine (TACSM) Fall Lecture Tour on Thursday, October 16th at 12:30 p.m. in the Baylor Science Building, RM D.110. The community is invited to the free lecture and visitor parking is available by calling (254) 710-7275 or by email at <a href=mailto:parking@baylor.edu">parking@baylor.edu</a>.

Oct
15
2014

Celebration of Black Gospel Music Will Feature Musicians, Historians and Civil Rights Activists at Baylor’s 2014 Pruit Symposium

WACO, Texas (Oct. 15, 2014) — “Marching to Zion: Celebrating and Preserving Black Sacred Music” — Baylor University’s 2014 Pruit Symposium — will bring together leading voices in black gospel music for conversation, celebration and music on Thursday, Oct. 23, through Saturday, Oct. 25, on the Baylor campus.

Oct
15
2014

Two Baylor Professors of Nutrition Sciences Receive Recognition from the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics

WACO, Texas (Oct. 15, 2014) — The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, the world’s largest organization of food and nutrition professionals, recently recognized two Baylor University faculty members as Fellows of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.

Oct
14
2014

Cyber Security Awareness Month: Vigilance Needed to Stay Safe Online

WACO, Texas (Oct. 14, 2014) – October marks National Cyber Security Awareness Month, and in observance, Baylor University is in the midst of a campaign to help the University community remain vigilant when it comes to being safe online.

Oct
13
2014

Baylor Business Students Shine at Sales Decathlon

WACO, Texas (Oct. 13, 2014) – Three professional selling students in Baylor’s Hankamer School of Business earned six top finishes and placed in the top 10 at an Oct.4 sales decathlon at Northern Illinois University.

Oct
13
2014

Baylor Opera Showcases ‘Love, Deceit and . . . Tango’

WACO, Texas (Oct. 13, 2014) – Baylor Opera will set the stage for a night of romance, betrayal and music on Wednesday, Oct. 15, and Thursday, Oct. 16, with a medley of well-known opera and musical scenes. The program, titled “Love, Deceit, and . . . Tango,” will begin at 7:30 p.m. both days and will take place in Roxy Grove Hall, 624 Speight Ave. in Waco. Both concerts are free and open to the public.

Oct
11
2014

Baylor University Young Alumni Give $38,913 to Win the Second Baylor-TCU Challenge

WACO, Texas (Oct. 11, 2014) — For the second year in a row, Baylor University took the lead on the last day of the <a href="http://www.baylor.edu/battleroyale/">Baylor vs. TCU Young Alumni Challenge</a> after a close race, raising nearly $39,000 from 1,011 Baylor young alumni. The fundraising competition, dubbed the I-35 Battle Royale, began Sept. 24 and ended Oct. 8.

Oct
10
2014

Baylor Free Enterprise Welcomes Development Economist James Riordan

WACO, Texas (Oct. 10, 2014) – James Riordan, Ph.D., has spent more than three decades in development and policy reformation, and he will share his wisdom on the subject at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 14, in Cashion Academic Center, Room 103.

Oct
10
2014

Baylor Interior Design Students Dream Up and Construct Grassroots Project in Downtown Waco

WACO, Texas (Oct.10, 2014) – Interior design students from Baylor University have partnered with the city of Waco to bring color and community to the streets through an unusual development.

Oct
9
2014

Baylor Honors College to Host Arts Event, Pay Tribute to Late Professor

WACO, Texas (Oct. 9, 2014) – The Baylor Honors College will host an evening to celebrate the arts at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 14, in the Alexander Reading Room. The event will include music performances and poetry readings.

Oct
8
2014

Berlin Philharmonic Wind Quintet to Perform at Baylor

WACO, Texas (Oct. 8, 2014) – The internationally renowned Berlin Philharmonic Wind Quintet will take the stage for Baylor University’s Distinguished Artist series at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 10, in Roxy Grove Hall, 624 Speight Ave. in Waco.

Oct
8
2014

The Race for Talent is On! Salespeople Need These Three Things to Compete and Succeed, Expert Says

WACO, Texas (Oct. 8, 2014) – Companies will lose 40 percent of senior talent by 2016, according to the U.S. Department of Labor. For the sales industry, that translates to businesses scrambling to replace retiring Baby Boomers who have decades of experience in cultivating profitable client relationships.

Oct
7
2014

Baylor Symphony Orchestra Wins National Performance Award

WACO, Texas (Oct. 7, 2014) – After one judge deemed its performance “remarkable all around,” The Baylor Symphony Orchestra has been named the 2014 winner of The American Prize in Orchestral Performance in the college and university division.

Oct
7
2014

Notre Dame Professor of Theology to Speak at McGee Endowed Lecture Series

WACO, Texas (Oct. 7, 2014) – “Changing Human Nature through Technology: So What's the Problem?" will be the topic of a lecture by Gerald McKenny, Ph.D., authority on Christian ethics and ethics of biotechnology.