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One Year after the West Explosion, Baylor Journalism Faculty Release Book Based on First Responder Accounts
[4/16/2014]
"The Last Alarm: First Responders’ Stories of the West Explosion" includes the first-person accounts of more than 40 first responders who served in the aftermath of a fertilizer plant explosion on April 17, 2013, that killed 15 people and injured more than 160 others.
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Baylor Scientists Aim to Design Safer Chemicals for Humans and Environment with Multimillion Dollar Grant
[4/10/2014]
WACO, Texas (April 10, 2014) — Bryan W. Brooks, Ph.D., professor of environmental science and biomedical studies in Baylor University's College of Arts & Sciences and director of the environmental science graduate program and the environmental health science program, will lead the research core on a four-year, $4.4 million project aimed at designing chemicals and materials that are less toxic to humans and the environment.
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Baylor University’s Model Organization of American States Team Shines in Washington D.C.
[4/11/2014]
WACO, Texas (April 11, 2014) – Fifteen students from Baylor’s Model Organization of American States recently won the presidency of the model for the sixth consecutive year at the Washington Model Organization of American States (WMOAS).
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Model United Nations team shines at UN simulation
[3/31/2014]
Baylor's Model United Nations team took part in a Model UN Security Council simulation at Howard Payne University and earned the top awards in each division.
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Baylor science and math students win prestigious Goldwater Scholarships
[3/28/2014]
Two Baylor University students have been selected to receive prestigious Goldwater Scholarships, while a third has received honorable mention recognition. They are among 283 undergraduates from 47 states to be named 2014 Goldwater Scholars.
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New chair sees an exciting future for Baylor’s Family and Consumer Sciences department
[3/26/2014]
More than anything, Dr. Rinn Cloud wants people to know that she feels called to her new role as the chair of Baylor’s nationally recognized Department of Family and Consumer Sciences.
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New student art in the Baylor Sciences Building is the fruit of interdisciplinary collaboration
[3/24/2014]
For the first time since the building opened in 2004, artwork is on public display in the Baylor Science Building. There are now six new pieces of student art displayed on the BSB’s second floor landing -- made possible by professors in art and biology working together with students.
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Alum returns to help Baylor better engage with churches and ministries
[3/12/2014]
More than 50 different centers, institutes and departments at Baylor expressly connect to the university’s Christian mission, from the Baptist Studies Center for Research to BU Missions, from the J.M. Dawson Institute of Church-State Studies to the Baylor Religious Hour Choir. And when you count in our alumni, the university’s connection to the Church at large grows […]
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Martin Museum of Art to Host Annual Art Student Exhibition
[3/12/2014]
The Martin Museum of Art at Baylor University will feature the annual Baylor Art Student Exhibition beginning March 27th at 5:30pm and running through April 15th. Renowned Texas artist, Sedrick Huckaby, is the guest juror and will present awards to the students March 27.
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Baylor alums and students standing out from NBC to Hollywood to SXSW
[3/14/2014]
Viewers of NBC’s Chicago P.D. Wednesday night were introduced to a host of familiar Baylor names, thanks to the series’ co-creators, Derek Haas (BA ’91, MA ’95) and Michael Brandt (BBA ’91, MA ’94). In just one episode, references included a home being robbed belonged to a Mr. Hankamer, a mysterious former case concerning a man […]
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Baylor alums now heading 2 NBC shows with ‘Chicago Fire,’ ‘Chicago P.D.’
[2/26/2014]
About 18 months ago, in the fall of 2012, NBC debuted a new hourlong drama created by Baylor alumni Michael Brandt and Derek Haas. In its debut season, Chicago Fire‘s ratings ranked fourth among NBC’s scripted shows, ahead of such favorites as Law & Order: SVU and 30 Rock. In fact, the show did so well that […]
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Once a Bear, Always a Bear: Screenwriter and Alumnus Returns to Baylor for Screening of NBC's Drama "Chicago P.D."
[2/18/2014]
WACO, Texas (Feb. 18, 2014) - Co-creator of the NBC television drama "Chicago P.D." Derek Haas, BA '91, MA '95, will return to his alma mater for a screening of the first episode of the series' second season.
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Discovery by Baylor University Researchers Sheds New Light on the Habitat of Early Apes
[2/18/2014]
WACO, Texas (Feb. 18, 2014)-- Baylor University researchers, in collaboration with an international team of scientists, have discovered definitive evidence of the environment inhabited by the early ape Proconsul on Rusinga Island, Kenya. The groundbreaking discovery provides additional information that will help scientists understand and interpret the connection between habitat preferences and the early diversification of the ape-human lineage.
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Associated Baptist Press: Faith was 'right stuff' for graduates of test pilot school
[2/18/2014]
Feb. 17, 2014
Article about Maj. David Aparicio and Maj. Nathan Yerrick, who both graduated from Baylor and completed the Air Force's elite Test Pilot School. They say their Baptist roots provided the foundation for facing challenging situations in the air and Afghanistan.
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Happy Couples Can Get a Big Resolution to a Big Fight -- Mean Talk Aside
[2/12/2014]
WACO, Texas (Feb. 12, 2014) -- Being critical, angry and defensive isn't always a bad thing for couples having a big disagreement -- provided they are in a satisfying relationship. In that case, they likely will have a "big resolution" regardless of how negative they were during the discussion, according to a study by a Baylor University psychologist.
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Philosophy Scholars at Baylor University Receive Grant from the Templeton Religion Trust for "The Nature and Value of Faith" Project
[2/5/2014]
WACO, Texas (Feb. 5, 2014) -- Two philosophy scholars at Baylor University and one at Western Washington University have received a $1.5 million grant from the Templeton Religion Trust for the three-year project "The Nature and Value of Faith" to shed new light on faith.
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Journalism Professor Selected for National Leadership Academy
[2/5/2014]
Dr. Mia Moody-Ramirez, associate professor and graduate program director in journalism, public relations and new media, has been selected to participate in the 2014 Scripps Howard Academic Leadership Academy.
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Baylor’s Black Gospel project to become a Smithsonian permanent feature
[1/28/2014]
What began with one Baylor professor’s efforts to save black gospel music recordings before they disappeared is now going to be a part of the Smithsonian Institution. The Black Gospel Music Restoration Project — officially launched in 2008 by Baylor professor Robert Darden, and managed and maintained by the Baylor Libraries’ Digital Projects Group – will [...]
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Environmental Science Students Win Poster Presentation Awards
[2/14/2014]
WACO, Texas (Feb. 14, 2014) - At the recent Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry (SETAC) meeting in Nashville, Baylor doctoral student Elias Oziolor and undergraduate student David Dreier won first place poster presentation awards for best Ph.D. and undergraduate research presentations, respectively.
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Baylor senior reaches Hollywood on ‘American Idol’
[1/16/2014]
Last spring, we cheered on Baylor student Holly Tucker on NBC’s The Voice, where she eventually made the competition’s final six. Now, yet another Baylor students is making a name for himself on a nationally televised singing competition. Savion Wright, a senior medical humanities major from Jasper, Texas, was featured on last night’s season debut [...]
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Baylor senior’s work provides lift to expectant mothers in Kenya
[1/14/2014]
In rural Kenya, mothers-to-be face challenges shared by expectant mothers in underdeveloped nations around the globe, transportation chief among them. They know they need to get proper care, but getting to a clinic or hospital often proves too difficult. Baylor senior Jolene Damoiseaux (pictured above), a biology major from the Houston area, met many of [...]
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Baylor University: 2013 in Review
[12/20/2013]
Randy Fiedler of the Baylor College of Arts & Sciences takes a look back at some of the memorable events that took place at Baylor during 2013, using 60 images from throughout the year.
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Medical Humanities Book Drive Benefits Local Health Care Clinic
[12/16/2013]
Students in Baylor's medical humanities program held a successful Christmas book drive on campus that will place books in the hands of children visiting a local health care clinic.
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Model UN Team Excels in National Meet
[12/11/2013]
Baylor's award-winning Model United Nations team has once again represented the University well in national competition.
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Baylor Students Initiated into Phi Beta Kappa
[12/5/2013]
Baylor University's Zeta Chapter of Phi Beta Kappa initiated 16 new members during a ceremony Dec. 4, 2013, in Armstrong Browning Library.
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How Wool Turned into Scholarships for Baylor Students
[11/22/2013]
WACO, Texas (Nov. 22, 2013) - Students and faculty from the department of family & consumer sciences at Baylor University received multiple awards and scholarships for their work from the national and state Make it with Wool competition earlier this month.
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‘Angels Sing,’ produced by Baylor alum, debuts this holiday season
[11/25/2013]
It’s the time of year for warm family holiday movies, and one recently released by a Baylor alumnus features more prominent names than most. Produced by Fred Miller, BA ’66, Angels Sing stars Harry Connick Jr. and Connie Britton as a husband and wife still dealing with a family tragedy from a Christmas years before. [...]
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Baylor University Young Alumni Triumph in Baylor-TCU Challenge
[11/26/2013]
WACO, Texas (Nov. 29, 2013) -- After four weeks of head-to-head competition in alumni giving, Baylor University young alumni demonstrated their pride in the University by joining together in support of the inaugural Baylor vs. TCU Young Alumni Challenge. At the final count, 1,315 Baylor young alumni made gifts to the University totaling more than $164,500.
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Baylor University Presents 2013 Christmas Activities
[12/2/2013]
WACO, Texas (Dec. 2, 2013) - Baylor University will present its annual Christmas activities, including Christmas on Fifth Street, Christmas at Baylor and the annual carillon recital, beginning Monday, Dec. 2.
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Baylor Art Students Get Their Chance to Showcase Work
[11/18/2013]
WACO, Texas (Nov. 18, 2013) - The end of the fall semester marks a culminating point for graduating Baylor art students: the BFA Senior Exhibition.
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Baylor's American Chemical Society Will Welcome Science Lecturers
[11/15/2013]
WACO, Texas (Nov. 15, 2013) - The Southwest Regional Meeting (SWRM) of the American Chemical Society will welcome Donald Blake, Ph.D., and Stephen Fesik, Ph.D., to present the Gooch-Stephens and W. Dial Black Family Lectures Sunday, Nov. 17 and Monday, Nov. 18, at the Waco Convention Center.
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Baylor Theatre Department Presents "Shipwrecked!"
[11/15/2013]
WACO, Texas (Nov. 15, 2013) - Baylor Theatre will open its production of "Shipwrecked! - An Entertainment! The Amazing Adventures of Louis de Rougemont (As Told by Himself)" at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 19, and run through Sunday, Nov. 24, in the Maybee Theatre of the Hooper-Schaefer Fine Arts Center.
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Baylor to Host the Eugene Scassa Mock Organization of the American States
[11/11/2013]
WACO, Texas (Nov. 11, 2013) - Baylor University will host the 17th annual Eugene Scassa Mock Organization of the American States (ESMOAS) program Nov. 14 through 16.
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Baylor Professor George Cobb Will Receive Award for Involvement in SETAC
[11/11/2013]
WACO, Texas (Nov. 8, 2013) - George Cobb, Ph.D., professor and chair of the department of environmental science in Baylor's College of Arts & Sciences, has received the Herb Ward Exceptional Service Award from the Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry (SETAC).
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Memorial Conference at Baylor Honors Christian Author and Philosopher C.S. Lewis
[11/12/2013]
WACO, Texas (Nov. 12, 2013) -- The C.S. Lewis 50th Memorial Conference honoring the late C.S. Lewis, Christian philosopher and author, will be co-sponsored by the Baylor University Honors Residential College and the departments of philosophy and religion at Baylor on Nov. 18, Nov. 22 and Nov. 23.
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Baylor honored among nation’s most well-rounded curriculums for fourth straight year
[10/25/2013]
Why is Baylor annually regarded as one of the nation’s top values in private higher education? Perhaps because of the well-rounded education students receive. For the fourth straight year, Baylor was named among the top 2% of colleges and universities nationwide when it comes to high quality core-curriculum. The university was one of 22 institutions [...]
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Baylor Professor in the Netherlands to Lecture at International Missing Persons Conference
[10/28/2013]
WACO, Texas (Oct. 28, 2013) -Lori Baker, Ph.D., associate professor of anthropology in the College of Arts and Sciences at Baylor University, will speak at the International Commission on Missing Persons (ICMP) Conference Oct. 29 through Nov. 1 at the Peace Palace in The Hague, Netherlands.
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Baylor named No. 16 social media college in the nation
[10/29/2013]
For the second time in three years, Baylor has been named one of the nation’s top 30 universities on social media. This time around, Baylor checks in at No. 16 in the country according to new rankings from StudentAdvisor.com — tops in the Big 12, and tops in the state of Texas. The rankings, based [...]
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Baylor Homecoming: Then and Now
[10/15/2013]
WACO, Texas (Oct. 15, 2013) - On Nov. 24, 1909, Baylor University held the first collegiate homecoming in the country with a bonfire, pep rally, parade and football game - won by the Bears, of course. More than 100 years later, the university proudly carries that tradition into 2013.
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It’s Baylor Homecoming Week!
[10/14/2013]
Homecoming Week is upon us! More than 100 years ago, Baylor held the first collegiate homecoming in the nation, and that tradition continues this weekend. The festivities begin in earnest Thursday night with Freshman Mass Meeting and the first of four Pigskin Revue performances, followed Friday night by Reunion Class events, the Bonfire and Extravaganza. Saturday opens [...]
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Baylor Lariat: Professors aid in discovery of Nobel Prize winning particle
[10/10/2013]
Oct. 10, 2013
The theory of the Higgs boson, which explains how subatomic protons have mass, has won the Nobel Prize in physics, thanks in part to research from the Baylor High Energy Physics group. Quoted are Jay Dittmann, Ph.D., associate professor of physics, and Kenichi Hatakeyama, Ph.D., assistant professor of physics, both in Baylor's College of Arts & Sciences. (Tonya Lewis, assistant director of Baylor Media Communications, is responsible for covering the department of physics.)
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McLane Carillon Performance Scheduled for Sunday, October 20th
[10/14/2013]
Carillonneur Karel Keldermans will play the McLane Carrilon at Pat Neff Hall at 5:30 on Sunday, October 20th.
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Waco Tribune-Herald: Leukemia survivor meets donor match Baylor student
[9/30/2013]
Sept. 28, 2013
Dillon Gasper, a junior health and science studies at Baylor, met the man who received his donation of bone marrow stem cells at a Be The Match awareness and donor registration drive in Waco Hall on Sept. 25.
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New Exhibit Features Faculty Research
[10/1/2013]
The Creations@Baylor exhibit features recent publications of Baylor faculty, graduate students, undergraduate students and staff.
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Baylor Professors Use Whale Earwax to Develop New Method of Determining Lifetime Contaminant Exposure in Whales
[9/16/2013]
WACO, Texas (Sept. 16, 2013) -- Baylor University professors Stephen Trumble, Ph.D., and Sascha Usenko, Ph.D., have developed a novel technique for reconstructing contaminant and hormone profiles using whale earplugs, determining--for the first time--lifetime chemical exposures and hormone profiles--from birth to death--for an individual whale, information that was previously unattainable.
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Baylor's Martin Museum of Art will Display Robert Reed's "Galactic Journal"
[9/10/2013]
WACO, Texas (Sept. 10, 2013) - The Martin Museum of Art at Baylor University will present a solo exhibition of contemporary paintings, drawings, and collages by Robert Reed, professor of painting and printmaking at Yale University.
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Novelty of Eco-Friendly Bamboo Garments Lures Consumers -- If the Price Is Right, Baylor Study Shows
[9/11/2013]
WACO, Texas (Sept. 11, 2013) -- Consumers who plan to buy eco-friendly bamboo apparel are attracted if the price is right, but their next consideration is the novelty of the product, according to a new study by Baylor University researchers.
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Baylor Environmental Science Professor Earns Prestigious Fulbright Award
[8/27/2013]
WACO, Texas (Aug. 27, 2013) -- Bryan W. Brooks, Ph.D., professor of environmental science and biomedical studies in Baylor University's College of Arts & Sciences and director of the environmental science graduate program and the environmental health science program, has been awarded a Fulbright Scholar Award to conduct research during the 2013-2014 academic year at the University of Lethbridge in Canada.
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Arts & Sciences Faculty Chosen as National Academies Education Fellows
[8/26/2013]
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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Baylor's Sustainability Practices Recognized by Sierra Club's 'Cool Schools' List
[8/23/2013]
WACO, Texas (Aug. 23, 2013) - Baylor University has received more national recognition for its commitment to campus sustainability, this time from the Sierra Club, which named Baylor to its seventh annual list of Cool Schools.
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East Village welcomes its first residents
[8/23/2013]
As is tradition around here, hundreds of student, faculty and staff volunteers spent hours in the Texas summer heat Wednesday and Thursday to help 3,000-plus Baylor freshmen get moved into their new homes. Approximately 350 of those freshmen moved into Baylor’s newest residential community, East Village. Built along Bagby Avenue between 2nd and 4th streets [...]
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Huge Congregations View Racial Inequality Differently than Others Do, Study Shows
[8/12/2013]
WACO, Texas (Aug. 12, 2013) -- Congregation size has an impact on how people view the reasons for racial inequality in America, according to a new study by researchers at Baylor University and the University of Southern California.
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Sexual Health for Postmenopausal Women With Hot Flashes Is Improved by Hypnotic Relaxation Therapy, Baylor Study Shows
[8/15/2013]
WACO, Texas (Aug. 15, 2013) -- Hypnotic relaxation therapy improves sexual health in postmenopausal women who have moderate to severe hot flashes, according to Baylor University researchers who presented their findings at the American Psychological Association's recent annual meeting.
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Baylor University Joins Semester Online as Charter Affiliate Partner
[7/30/2013]
WACO, Texas (July 30, 2013) - After a year-long examination by faculty and staff representing the University's academic units on the Teaching, Learning and Technology Committee (TLTC), Executive Vice President and Provost Elizabeth Davis, Ph.D., announced today that Baylor University has signed an agreement to join 2U's Semester Online consortium as a Charter Affiliate Partner.
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Beth Allison Barr Receives Grant from the Louisville Institute
[7/18/2013]
WACO, Texas (July 18, 2013) - Beth Allison Barr, Ph.D., Resident Scholar and assistant professor of European women's history in the department of history at Baylor, has received a $40,000 grant from the Louisville Institute to spend the 2013-2014 year studying the English Bible's influence on perceptions of the Christian woman.
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Waco Tribune-Herald: Ansel Adams photos, Tiffany art glass due for fall Waco shows
[7/19/2013]
July 18, 2013
Baylor's Martin Museum of Art will exhibit some Ansel Adams' black-and-white photos in September and Hermes Scarves by Waco artist Kermit Oliver in May through July of 2014.
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Baylor University Named Among 'Great Colleges to Work For'
[7/22/2013]
WACO, Texas (July 22, 2013) - For the third year in a row, Baylor University joined an elite group of universities named to The Chronicle of Higher Education's 2013 Honor Roll as one of the country's "Great Colleges to Work For." Only 42 national universities were awarded honor roll status.
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What Warring Couples Want: Power, Not Apologies, Baylor Study Shows
[7/8/2013]
WACO, Texas (July 8, 2013) -- The most common thing that couples want from each other during a conflict is not an apology, but a willingness to relinquish power, according to a new Baylor University study.
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Baylor West Relief Fund Assists City of West Homeowners, First Baptist Church of West with Remainder of Debris Removal Project
[7/10/2013]
WACO, Texas (July 10, 2013) - Following extensive discussion with the Waco Foundation and the City of West Long Term Recovery Committee, Baylor University announced today that $290,716 in total contributions to the Baylor West Relief Fund will be allocated to First Baptist Church of West to aid the remainder of its debris removal project. The project saves West homeowners thousands of dollars in costs and moves forward the process of rebuilding their homes.
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"Big Givers" Get Punished for Being Nonconformists, Baylor Research Shows
[6/27/2013]
WACO, Texas (June 27, 2013) -- People punish generous group members by rejecting them socially -- even when the generosity benefits everyone -- because the "big givers" are nonconformists, according to a Baylor University study.
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CBS News: Putting a name to those who have died crossing the border
[7/1/2013]
June 28, 2013
(VIDEO LINK INCLUDED): Baylor forensic students led by Lori Baker, Ph.D., associate professor of anthropology in Baylor's College of Arts & Sciences, are working in the Baylor forensics lab to identify undocumented immigrants from remains unearthed in Falfurrias, Texas.
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Baylor prof among dozen awarded grants to study Great Lakes ecosystem
[6/20/2013]
The Great Lakes are the largest group of freshwater lakes on Earth, containing more than 1/5 of the world’s surface fresh water. Last fall, the University of Michigan Water Center was established to help protect and restore such freshwater ecosystems. In May, the Water Center awarded its first grants to researchers who can fill “critical [...]
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Bears on brooms soar to third-place national finish at Quidditch World Cup
[6/21/2013]
How about something light for a Friday? Postseason appearances and top national finishes are commonplace at Baylor, and that excellence even extends to quidditch, the sport made popular in the Harry Potter book series and films. Out of 118 teams nationwide (plus more that competed internationally), Baylor Quidditch* made the 2013 Quidditch World Cup Final Four. IQA World [...]
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A Viewing of the Life of Paul Fontaine and Other Artists Will Be Featured at Martin Museum of Art
[6/10/2013]
WACO, Texas (June 10, 2013) - If a picture's worth a thousand words, then Paul Fontaine's works can tell his life story. Baylor's Martin Museum of Art will be displaying its borrowed collection of the works of Fontaine in celebration of what would be his 100th birthday.
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Young alum working to turn short film into feature length movie
[6/13/2013]
From screenwriters Michael Brandt, BBA ’91, MA ’94, and Derek Haas, BA ’91, MA ’95, to directors Kevin Reynolds, BA ’74, JD ’76, and John Lee Hancock, BA ’79, JD ’82, Baylor is well represented throughout the film industry. Now, recent alum Ben Davis, BA ’11, is looking to add his name to the list. And in [...]
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Longtime Math Professor Ray Cannon Retires
[5/31/2013]
Dr. Ray Cannon, professor of mathematics, is retiring after 34 years of exemplary teaching in the Baylor College of Arts & Sciences.
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Mayborn Museum Complex Will Be Giving Thrills and Chills All Summer
[5/23/2013]
WACO, Texas (May 23, 2013) --As spooky music plays, the heart beats faster and the muscles tense. The moment a loud noise sounds, the eyes squeeze shut as the lips pull back toward the ears. The body suddenly jumps, and shoulders and arms slightly rise, as if ready to defend themselves against an imaginary threat.
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Fast-Food Restaurants Near Schools Affect Black and Hispanic Students More Than Asian and White Students
[5/29/2013]
WACO, Texas (May 30, 2013) - When their schools are near fast-food restaurants, black and Hispanic adolescents are more likely to be overweight and receive less benefit from exercise than Asian or white students, according to a study published in the current issue of Journal of Public Policy & Marketing. The study underscores the importance of understanding how adolescents respond to fast-food availability near school.
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Baylor University Holds Spring Commencement Ceremonies May 17-18
[5/14/2013]
WACO, Texas (May 13, 2013) - "Do not face the future with timidity nor with fear. Face it boldly, courageously, joyously." These words of former Baylor University President Samuel Palmer Brooks will be in the minds of Baylor students as they mark the completion of their studies during spring commencement exercises on May 17-18. Baylor President Ken Starr will preside over the three ceremonies, which will be held at the Ferrell Center, 1900 S. University Parks Drive.
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Baylor Graduates, Current Seniors Selected to Receive Prestigious Fulbright Scholarships
[5/3/2013]
WACO, Texas (May 3, 2013) - Two Baylor University graduates and two current Baylor seniors have been selected to receive the prestigious Fulbright Scholarship - the flagship international educational exchange program sponsored by the U.S. government. The latest Fulbright recipients bring the number of Baylor students and/or graduates who have received the prestigious honor since 2001 to 36.
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Baylor alum concludes nine seasons on ‘The Office’ with series finale tonight
[5/16/2013]
Eight years ago this spring — while this fall’s incoming college freshmen were finishing up fourth grade — NBC debuted a new sitcom based on a British hit. Tonight, The Office signs off with its series finale, finishing its run as one of the signature comedies of the last decade. With it, we say goodbye [...]
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Young Women Hold the Key to Success of Sunless Tanning, Baylor Researcher Finds
[5/10/2013]

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Baylor University Researcher Finds Earliest Archaeological Evidence of Human Ancestors Hunting and Scavenging
[5/13/2013]
A recent Baylor University research study has shed new light on the diet and food acquisition strategies of some the earliest human ancestors in Africa.

Beginning around two million years ago, early stone tool-making humans, known scientifically as Oldowan hominin, started to exhibit a number of physiological and ecological adaptations that required greater daily energy expenditures, including an increase in brain and body size, heavier investment in their offspring and significant home-range expansion. Demonstrating how these early humans acquired the extra energy they needed to sustain these shifts has been the subject of much debate among researchers.
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Q&A with Baylor University Fulbright Recipient Taylor Kohn
[5/3/2013]
WACO, Texas (May 3, 2013) - Taylor Kohn, a senior University Scholar from Wichita, Kan., is one of four Baylor students and recent graduates who have been selected to receive the prestigious Fulbright Scholarship. As a Fulbright recipient, Kohn will pursue his master of philosophy degree in instrumentation at the University of Manchester in the United Kingdom.
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Q&A with Baylor University Fulbright Recipient Randall Fowler
[5/3/2013]
WACO, Texas (May 3, 2013) - Baylor University alumnus Randall Fowler of Abilene, Texas, is one of four Baylor students and recent graduates who have been selected to receive the prestigious Fulbright Scholarship. Fowler received the Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship (ETA) and will spend the 2013-2014 academic year teaching English in Jordan.
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Q&A with Baylor University Fulbright Recipient Leigh Ann Ganzar
[5/3/2013]
WACO, Texas (May 3, 2013) - Baylor University alumna and current graduate student Leigh Ann Ganzar of Littleton, Colo., is one of four Baylor students and recent graduates who have been selected to receive the prestigious Fulbright Scholarship. A 2011 Baylor biology graduate and current master's candidate in community health education (MPH), Ganzar received the Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship (ETA) and will spend the 2013-2014 academic year in Brazil teaching English to university students.
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Q&A with Baylor University Fulbright Recipient Brent Salter
[5/3/2013]
WACO, Texas (May 3, 2013) - Brent Salter, a senior international studies and journalism major from Bulverde, Texas, is one of four Baylor students and recent graduates who have been selected to receive the prestigious Fulbright Scholarship. Salter received the Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship (ETA) and will spend the 2013-2014 academic year teaching English at a university in Moldova.
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Baylor University Researcher Finds Earliest Archaeological Evidence of Human Ancestors Hunting and Scavenging
[5/9/2013]
WACO, Texas (May 9, 2013) -- A recent Baylor University research study has shed new light on the diet and food acquisition strategies of some the earliest human ancestors in Africa.
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Young Women Hold the Key to Success of Sunless Tanning, Baylor Researcher Finds
[5/10/2013]
WACO, Texas (May 10, 2013) -- Sunless tanning -- whether with lotions, bronzers or tanning pills -- has been promoted as an effective substitute to dodge the health risks of ultraviolet rays, but if the products don't provide the perfect tan, young women likely will not use them, according to a Baylor University researcher.
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Baylor's Film and Digital Media Presents 14th Annual Black Glasses Film Festival
[4/29/2013]
WACO, Texas (April 29, 2013)--The 14th annual Black Glasses Film Festival will screen films directed and created by students from film and digital media division of Baylor's College of Arts & Sciences.
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Outstanding Students in Arts & Sciences for 2012-2013
[4/30/2013]
Sixty students from the College of Arts & Sciences were recognized as "Outstanding Students" in their major fields of study at Baylor's 2013 Academic Convocation on April 19.
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William Bellinger Named Cornelia Marschall Smith Professor of the Year
[4/22/2013]
Dr. William H. Bellinger Jr., chair and professor of religion and The W. Marshall and Lulie Craig Chair of Bible, has been named the 2013 Cornelia Marschall Smith Professor of the Year.
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Finalists Selected for Baylor's $250,000 Robert Foster Cherry Award for Great Teaching
[4/18/2013]
WACO, Texas (April 18, 2013) - Three preeminent scholar/teachers from the University of Missouri, New York University and Universith of North Carolina at Chapel Hill have been selected as finalists for Baylor University's 2014 Robert Foster Cherry Award for Great Teaching, the only national teaching award - with the single largest monetary reward of $250,000 - presented by a college or university to an individual for exceptional teaching. The winning professor will be announced by Baylor in spring 2014.
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Baylor Response to Tragic Events in City of West
[4/18/2013]
The explosions Wednesday night in West have shocked and saddened us all. We are eager to be of assistance. LATEST BAYLOR UPDATE: 10:30 a.m. Friday, April 19, 2013: Blood Drive TODAY on the Baylor Campus
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Older People May Be at Greater Risk for Alcohol Impairment than Teens, According to Baylor Study
[4/11/2013]
WACO, Texas (April 11, 2013) -- An acute dose of alcohol may cause greater impairment in coordination, learning and memory in the elderly than in young people, according to a study by Baylor University.
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Chair of Baylor's Department of Psychology and Neuroscience Is Named Chair of the Council of Graduate Departments of Psychology
[4/11/2013]
WACO, Texas (April 11, 2013) -- Jim Diaz-Granados, Ph.D., chair of the department of psychology and neuroscience in Baylor University's College of Arts & Sciences, has been named chair of the Council of Graduate Departments of Psychology (COGDOP), a national organization.
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Winners of the 2013 Baylor Student Literary Awards
[4/4/2013]
Eight Baylor students received honors and more than $750 in cash prizes April 3 in the 2013 Student Literary Awards, held in conjunction with the annual Beall Poetry Festival at Baylor.
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Proximity to Coal-Tar-Sealed Pavement Raises Risk of Cancer, Study Finds
[3/21/2013]
WACO, Texas (March 28, 2013)- People living near asphalt pavement sealed with coal tar have an elevated risk of cancer, according to a study in the journal Environmental Science and Technology. Much of this calculated excess risk results from exposures in children, age six or younger, to polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) from the sealant.
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Martin Museum of Art Hosts Baylor Art Student Exhibition
[3/22/2013]
WACO, Texas (March 26, 2013) - On March 28, the Martin Museum of Art will open its annual Baylor Art Student Exhibition, which will feature 85 works created by the university's students. The exhibition will run through April 17 and will be located in the museum's Gallery I & II at the Hooper-Schaefer Fine Arts Center, 60 Baylor Ave.
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Baylor Epidemiologist Testifies Before Congressional Subcommittee on Gulf War Illness
[3/15/2013]
WACO, Texas (March 15, 2013) A Baylor university epidemiologist testified Tuesday before the U.S. House Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations on the care provided to veterans of the Gulf War.
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Baylor University Announces Establishment of "RG3" Quarterback Scholarship
[3/12/2013]
AUSTIN, Texas (March 12, 2013) - Celebrated Baylor University alumnus, Washington Redskins quarterback and Heisman Trophy winner Robert Griffin III was honored today by both the Texas Legislature and his alma mater, which announced the establishment of the Robert Griffin III (RG3) Quarterback Scholarship during "RG3 Day" at the State Capitol.
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Associated Baptist Press: Baptist named to White House post
[3/13/2013]
Mar. 13, 2013
Melissa Rogers, who holds a 1988 bachelor's in history from Baylor, has been appointed special assistant to the president and director of the Office of Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships.
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Baylor Model United Nations Team Excels at Security Council Simulation
[3/5/2013]
Baylor's Model United Nations team performed well at the inaugural Howard Payne Model UN Security Council simulation.
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Grown Children of Divorced Parents Are More Likely to Switch Religions or Pull Away from Organized Religion
[3/5/2013]
WACO, Texas (March 5, 2013) -- Adults whose parents were divorced are more likely to switch religions or disassociate themselves from institutional religions altogether -- but growing up in a single-parent family does not have any effect on private religious life, including praying, according to a study by a Baylor University sociologist.
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DeBakey Medical Foundation Expands Medical Humanities Scholarship at Baylor University with Generous Gift
[2/21/2013]
WACO, Texas (Feb. 21, 2013) - During a special campus ceremony today, Baylor University accepted a $500,000 gift from the DeBakey Medical Foundation to expand the Michael E. DeBakey, Selma DeBakey and Lois DeBakey Endowed Scholarship in Medical Humanities. With this gift, the Foundation has invested $1 million in the DeBakey Scholarship fund, which was established in 2009.
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Baylor University and Tufts University Will Examine Innovative Boy Scout Program to Determine Long-Term Effect
[2/18/2013]
WACO, Texas (Feb. 18, 2013) -- A study to examine whether and how Boy Scout programs affect the character, health and academic achievement of youths -- as well as their contribution to community and democracy -- will be launched in September by Baylor University's Institute for Studies of Religion and Tufts University's Institute for Applied Research in Youth Development.
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Shared Activities -- Especially Sports -- Are 'Game Changers' for Father-Daughter Relationships, Baylor Study Finds
[2/19/2013]
WACO, Texas (Feb. 19, 2013) -- The most frequent turning point in father-daughter relationships is shared activity -- especially sports -- ahead of such pivotal events as when a daughter marries or leaves home, according to a study by Baylor University researchers.
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Journalism professor named to national industry ethics board
[2/7/2013]
As a leading Christian institution of higher education, it makes sense that Baylor would be recognized as a leader when it comes to ethics in the field. That has proven to be the case, whether it's Baylor alumni serving as high-ranked ethics officials or Baylor programs being lauded by national publications for their focus on [...]
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