A & S News
Baylor Students Initiated into Phi Beta Kappa
Baylor University's Zeta Chapter of Phi Beta Kappa initiated 16 new members during a ceremony Dec. 4, 2013, in Armstrong Browning Library.
How Wool Turned into Scholarships for Baylor Students
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.
‘Angels Sing,’ produced by Baylor alum, debuts this holiday season
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. [...]
Baylor University Young Alumni Triumph in Baylor-TCU Challenge
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.
Baylor University Presents 2013 Christmas Activities
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.
Baylor Art Students Get Their Chance to Showcase Work
WACO, Texas (Nov. 18, 2013) - The end of the fall semester marks a culminating point for graduating Baylor art students: the BFA Senior Exhibition.
Baylor's American Chemical Society Will Welcome Science Lecturers
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.
Baylor Theatre Department Presents "Shipwrecked!"
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.
Baylor to Host the Eugene Scassa Mock Organization of the American States
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.
Baylor Professor George Cobb Will Receive Award for Involvement in SETAC
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).
Memorial Conference at Baylor Honors Christian Author and Philosopher C.S. Lewis
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.
Baylor honored among nation’s most well-rounded curriculums for fourth straight year
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 [...]
Baylor Professor in the Netherlands to Lecture at International Missing Persons Conference
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.
Baylor named No. 16 social media college in the nation
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 [...]
Baylor Homecoming: Then and Now
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.
It’s Baylor Homecoming Week!
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 [...]
Baylor Lariat: Professors aid in discovery of Nobel Prize winning particle
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.)
McLane Carillon Performance Scheduled for Sunday, October 20th
Carillonneur Karel Keldermans will play the McLane Carrilon at Pat Neff Hall at 5:30 on Sunday, October 20th.
Waco Tribune-Herald: Leukemia survivor meets donor match Baylor student
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.
New Exhibit Features Faculty Research
The Creations@Baylor exhibit features recent publications of Baylor faculty, graduate students, undergraduate students and staff.
Baylor Professors Use Whale Earwax to Develop New Method of Determining Lifetime Contaminant Exposure in Whales
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.
Baylor's Martin Museum of Art will Display Robert Reed's "Galactic Journal"
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.
Novelty of Eco-Friendly Bamboo Garments Lures Consumers -- If the Price Is Right, Baylor Study Shows
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.
Baylor Environmental Science Professor Earns Prestigious Fulbright Award
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.
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.
Baylor's Sustainability Practices Recognized by Sierra Club's 'Cool Schools' List
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.
East Village welcomes its first residents
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 [...]
Huge Congregations View Racial Inequality Differently than Others Do, Study Shows
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.
Sexual Health for Postmenopausal Women With Hot Flashes Is Improved by Hypnotic Relaxation Therapy, Baylor Study Shows
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.
Baylor University Joins Semester Online as Charter Affiliate Partner
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.
Beth Allison Barr Receives Grant from the Louisville Institute
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.
Waco Tribune-Herald: Ansel Adams photos, Tiffany art glass due for fall Waco shows
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.
Baylor University Named Among 'Great Colleges to Work For'
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.
What Warring Couples Want: Power, Not Apologies, Baylor Study Shows
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.
Baylor West Relief Fund Assists City of West Homeowners, First Baptist Church of West with Remainder of Debris Removal Project
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.
"Big Givers" Get Punished for Being Nonconformists, Baylor Research Shows
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.
CBS News: Putting a name to those who have died crossing the border
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.
Baylor prof among dozen awarded grants to study Great Lakes ecosystem
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 [...]
Bears on brooms soar to third-place national finish at Quidditch World Cup
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 [...]
A Viewing of the Life of Paul Fontaine and Other Artists Will Be Featured at Martin Museum of Art
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.
Young alum working to turn short film into feature length movie
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 [...]
Longtime Math Professor Ray Cannon Retires
Dr. Ray Cannon, professor of mathematics, is retiring after 34 years of exemplary teaching in the Baylor College of Arts & Sciences.
Mayborn Museum Complex Will Be Giving Thrills and Chills All Summer
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.
Fast-Food Restaurants Near Schools Affect Black and Hispanic Students More Than Asian and White Students
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.
Baylor University Holds Spring Commencement Ceremonies May 17-18
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.
Baylor Graduates, Current Seniors Selected to Receive Prestigious Fulbright Scholarships
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.
Baylor alum concludes nine seasons on ‘The Office’ with series finale tonight
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 [...]
Young Women Hold the Key to Success of Sunless Tanning, Baylor Researcher Finds
Baylor University Researcher Finds Earliest Archaeological Evidence of Human Ancestors Hunting and Scavenging
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.
Q&A with Baylor University Fulbright Recipient Taylor Kohn
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.
Q&A with Baylor University Fulbright Recipient Randall Fowler
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.
Q&A with Baylor University Fulbright Recipient Leigh Ann Ganzar
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.
Q&A with Baylor University Fulbright Recipient Brent Salter
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.
Baylor University Researcher Finds Earliest Archaeological Evidence of Human Ancestors Hunting and Scavenging
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.
Young Women Hold the Key to Success of Sunless Tanning, Baylor Researcher Finds
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.
Baylor's Film and Digital Media Presents 14th Annual Black Glasses Film Festival
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.
Outstanding Students in Arts & Sciences for 2012-2013
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.
William Bellinger Named Cornelia Marschall Smith Professor of the Year
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.
Finalists Selected for Baylor's $250,000 Robert Foster Cherry Award for Great Teaching
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.
Baylor Response to Tragic Events in City of West
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
Older People May Be at Greater Risk for Alcohol Impairment than Teens, According to Baylor Study
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.
Chair of Baylor's Department of Psychology and Neuroscience Is Named Chair of the Council of Graduate Departments of Psychology
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.
Winners of the 2013 Baylor Student Literary Awards
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.
Proximity to Coal-Tar-Sealed Pavement Raises Risk of Cancer, Study Finds
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.
Martin Museum of Art Hosts Baylor Art Student Exhibition
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.
Baylor Epidemiologist Testifies Before Congressional Subcommittee on Gulf War Illness
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.
Baylor University Announces Establishment of "RG3" Quarterback Scholarship
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.
Associated Baptist Press: Baptist named to White House post
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.
Baylor Model United Nations Team Excels at Security Council Simulation
Baylor's Model United Nations team performed well at the inaugural Howard Payne Model UN Security Council simulation.
Grown Children of Divorced Parents Are More Likely to Switch Religions or Pull Away from Organized Religion
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.
DeBakey Medical Foundation Expands Medical Humanities Scholarship at Baylor University with Generous Gift
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.
Baylor University and Tufts University Will Examine Innovative Boy Scout Program to Determine Long-Term Effect
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.
Shared Activities -- Especially Sports -- Are 'Game Changers' for Father-Daughter Relationships, Baylor Study Finds
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.
Journalism professor named to national industry ethics board
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 [...]
Going Along Means Getting Along -- and That's Not Always Good, Baylor Study Finds
WACO, Texas (Feb. 6, 2013) -- Caving in to social pressure -- such as saying that you love a movie because friends do -- makes for good vibes about being part of a group and can produce more of the same conduct, according to a Baylor University sociological study. The finding has implications for people ranging from philanthropists to gangs, researchers said.
Baylor Sophomore Student Presents Medical Research at National Conference
WACO, Texas (Feb. 6, 2013) - Among the featured speakers at this year's Academic Surgical Congress in New Orleans is Tara Hutchison, a sophomore biology student and cadet in Baylor's Army ROTC program.
Baylor Welcomes Robert Foster Cherry Award Winner for Spring Semester
Communications, (254) 710-6275
WACO, Texas (Jan. 29, 2013) - Baylor University welcomed Brian P. Coppola, Ph.D., who will teach in residence at Baylor this spring as the 2012 recipient of the Robert Foster Cherry Award for Great Teaching, to the Baylor community during a Jan. 30 luncheon held in his honor.
Baylor Lecture Series in Mathematics Hosts MIT Professor
WACO, Texas (Jan. 30, 2013) - Gilbert Strang, Ph.D., who has taught in Boston since he joined the mathematics faculty of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1962, will make two presentations in Waco as part of the Baylor Lecture Series in Mathematics that begins Thursday, Jan. 31, 2013.
English major is inaugural recipient of Baylor scholarship created by staff members
Mira Benthul, a freshman English major from Lorena, Texas, is the inaugural recipient of the Baylor University Staff Endowed Scholarship.
Build a Better 'Bot at the Mayborn Museum Complex
WACO, Texas (January 24, 2013) - In science fiction, robots look like R2D2. In stores, they look like vacuum cleaners and robotic pets. A new traveling exhibit called Robots + Us at the Mayborn Museum Complex will allow museum visitors to compare sci-fi fantasies of robots with today's technical realities and to explore why it's so hard to build human-like robots. The exhibit will be on display Jan. 26 through April 28.
Brotherly Love and the Super Bowl: Win or Lose, Rival Coaches/Brothers Stand to Benefit Healthwise if They Stay Close Over Time
WACO, Texas (Jan. 24, 2013) -- Siblings who are close as adults -- like brothers/head coaches Jim Harbaugh and John Harbaugh, who will clash in the Super Bowl on Feb. 3 -- are less likely to be depressed and have higher blood pressure over the long haul, says a Baylor University researcher.
But in the short term -- come Feb. 3, when the two face off in the Super Bowl -- both men almost certainly will have racing pulses and pounding hearts. One is bound to end up disappointed, sportsmanship and brotherly love aside. But how their relationship plays out in their golden years will be at least partly due to their dad's example, says Mark Morman, Ph.D., a professor of communication in Baylor's College of Arts & Sciences.
Baylor geology prof featured in AMNH documentary
The short documentary embedded below explains how scientists work to re-create what an environment may have looked like thousands, even millions of years ago. Baylor's own Dr. Daniel Peppe, an assistant geology professor in the College of Arts and Sciences, is heavily featured in the documentary, which is currently playing at the American Museum of [...]
Baylor named among nation's best colleges for African Americans
For 20 years, M. Clayton & Associates has studied colleges and universities across the United States, seeking to find institutions committed to helping African American students graduate. From more than 800 schools nationwide, they've published a list of the "88 Best Colleges for African Americans" -- a list that includes Baylor University. To make the [...]
Baylor University Recruits Prominent Cancer Researcher with $4.2 Million Grant From CPRIT
WACO, Texas (Dec. 17, 2012) - World-renowned chemist, John L. Wood, PH.D., has been named by Baylor University as The Robert A. Welch Distinguished Professor of Chemistry. His appointment is made possible in part by a $4.2 million grant from the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT).
Low pH Levels Can Eliminate Harmful Blooms of Golden Algae, One Cause of Massive Fish Kills, Baylor University Researchers Find
WACO, Texas (Dec. 20, 2012) --Baylor University researchers are one step closer to understanding the algae that causes a substantial number of fish deaths in more than 18 states.
Twitter Use by Student Athletes Can Be a Hit -- Or a Misstep
WACO, Texas (Dec. 14, 2012) -- With a single social-media misstep, student-athletes could lose athletic eligibility or a scholarship. But that's not stopping them from using Twitter - sometimes even during games, when they may see harsh criticism of their performances from fans, according to a study conducted by Baylor University and Clemson University researchers.
Dr. Beverly Roberts Gaventa Appointed Distinguished Professor of New Testament Interpretation at Baylor University
WACO, Texas (Dec. 11, 2012) - Baylor University Executive Vice President and Provost Elizabeth Davis, Ph.D., has announced the appointment of Beverly Roberts Gaventa, Ph.D., as Distinguished Professor of New Testament Interpretation in the department of religion at Baylor University. Dr. Gaventa currently serves as Helen H.P. Manson Professor of New Testament Literature and Exegesis at Princeton Theological Seminary, where she has taught for 21 years. She will join Baylor beginning in fall 2013.
Baylor Model United Nations Team Recognized at National Conference
WACO, Texas (Dec. 5, 2012) - Members of Baylor University's award-winning Model United Nations team received recognition for their exemplary performance in the American Model United Nations Conference in Chicago Nov. 16-20, 2012.
Qu4rtets Art Exhibition Inspired by T.S. Eliot's "Four Quartets"
WACO, Texas (Nov. 27, 2012) - Man's relationship with time, the universe and the divine are common themes in T.S. Eliot's set of poems, "Four Quartets." Distinguished Japanese-America artist Makoto Fujimura and Boston-based artist and teacher Bruce Herman have collaborated to produce a new body of paintings in response to Eliot's "Four Quartets."
Baylor University Geologist Dr. Steven Driese Named Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science
WACO, Texas (Nov. 29, 2012) - Steven Driese, Ph.D., professor and chair of the department of geology at Baylor University's College of Arts & Sciences, has been named a 2012 Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). Election as a Fellow is an honor bestowed upon AAAS members by their peers.
Baylor Scholar Completes First Translation of New Testament from Jesus' Primary Language into Arabic
WACO, Texas (Nov. 8, 2012) - A former monk/civil engineer/business manager, who now teaches Arabic at Baylor University, has translated the New Testament for the first time into Arabic -- one of the fastest-growing languages on Twitter -- directly from what most scholars believe was Jesus' primary language.
Baylor University Master's Student Wins Prestigious Environmental Science Award
WACO, Texas (Nov. 12, 2012) - Baylor University continues to gain recognition for its excellence in research as Lauren Kristofco, an environmental science graduate student, receives the 2012 Jeff Black Fellowship from the Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry (SETAC) and EA Engineering. The award was presented on Nov. 11 at SETAC's 33rd Annual Meeting in Long Beach, Calif.
Baylor Psychology Professor Helen Benedict Honored with Lifetime Achievement Award
Helen E. Benedict, Ph.D., a professor and director of clinical training in the department of psychology and neuroscience at Baylor University, has been named the recipient of the annual Distinguished Lifetime Achievement Award by the Texas Psychological Association. She will be presented with the award on Nov. 2 at the association's annual awards luncheon.
Baylor University Named to "A" List for Strong Core Curriculum
WACO, Texas (Oct. 11, 2012) - Baylor University is one of only 21 institutions nationwide to earn an "A" for its high-quality core curriculum, according to a report on the state of general education at the nation's colleges and universities from the American Council of Trustees and Alumni (ACTA).
Environmental Protection Agency honors Baylor junior David Dreier with prestigious award
WACO, Texas (Sept. 21, 2012) - The hustle and bustle of junior year brings on many challenges and new opportunities. For David Dreier, opportunities have flourished into great successes.
Stages of Grief Can Be Likened to a Pinball Machine, According to Model Developed by Baylor University Researcher
WACO, Texas (Sept. 24, 2012) -- Moving through the traditional stages of grief can be as unpredictable as playing a pinball machine, with triggers of grief acting like pinball flippers to send a mourner into a rebound rather than an exit, according to a case study by a Baylor University researcher and a psychologist at Brooke Army Medical Center.
Hitting the Trail: Baylor Environmental Scientist Examines the Spiritual Side of Hiking a Footpath through the Appalachians
WACO, Texas (Sept. 24, 2012) -- When people set out on a 2,180-mile trail, they may be looking for recreation, gorgeous landscapes or an escape from day-to-day existence. But the Appalachian Trail, which passes through 14 states from Georgia to Maine, also has become a modern-day pilgrimage rather than a mere journey through the woods.
Baylor Philosophy Professor Wins Prestigious C.S. Lewis Book Prize
WACO, Texas (Sept. 14, 2012) -- C. Stephen Evans, Ph.D., University Professor of Philosophy and Humanities at Baylor University, has won first prize in the C.S. Lewis Book Prize Competition, awarded for the best book published in the philosophy of religion or philosophical theology written for a general audience in the last five years.
Baylor's Martin Museum of Art Hosts Keith Carter Exhibition and Reception
WACO, Texas (Sept. 11, 2012) - Baylor University's Martin Museum of Art will host a photography exhibit by artist Keith Carter. The exhibit, Fireflies, features images reminiscent of childhood memories. Informed by Carter's own imagination-filled days, these images allow the viewer to escape to the stories, dreams, and fantasy worlds of a child's mind.
Speaker List Announced for Fall 2012 Physics Colloquium at Baylor University
WACO, Texas (Sept. 12, 2012) - The department of physics in the College of Arts and Sciences at Baylor University has announced guest speakers for the Fall 2012 Physics Colloquium. Lectures will be given at 4 p.m. on Wednesdays in the Baylor Sciences Building, Room E.125.
Baylor Welcomes Fall Geology 5050 Colloquium Series
WACO, Texas (Sept. 12, 2012) - Creation and evolution, earthquakes, and soil databases are among the topics that Baylor University's department of geology will discuss this fall. The Geology 5050 Colloquium Series begins this Friday Sept. 14.
Baylor University Scientists Build Database for More Accurate and Efficient Soil-based Climate Reconstruction
WACO, Texas (Aug. 21, 2012) - Baylor University scientists are developing a soils database that will help geologists and soil scientists to more quickly and accurately analyze data from fossilized soils to determine and reconstruct ancient climates.
Schools Get Creative with New USDA Lunch Guidelines, Baylor Food Expert Says
WACO, Texas (Aug. 16, 2012) -- New school meal guidelines from the U.S. Department of Agriculture have prompted schools to hire chefs, enlist parents and communities for input, and recruit students to do food tastings, said a Baylor University dietitian and past chair of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics legislative and public policy committee.
Baylor Scientists Review Impact of Geology, Climate on Cichlid Diversification
WACO, Texas (Aug. 15, 2012) - In East Africa, the complex interaction of geologic processes and climatic changes over the past 35 million years have shaped the extraordinary diversification of over 2,000 species of cichlid fish in Lakes Victoria, Malawi, and Tanganyika.
Dean Nordt Announces Realignment of College of Arts & Sciences Leadership Structure and Responsibilities
The Baylor College of Arts & Sciences been organized into two academic divisions, each under the leadership of a divisional dean.
Environmental science graduate students succeed at conferences
WACO, Texas (August 13, 2012)- Baylor University's environmental science department has a few reasons to celebrate. Several graduate students in the department took home awards at the American Water Resources Association's (AWRA) Summer Specialty Conferences and Regional Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry (SETAC) Conference.
Survey Shows Waco, McLennan County Residents Feeling Safer at Night
WACO, Texas (Aug. 9, 2012) - Waco and McLennan County residents are reporting higher rates of feeling safe in their local neighborhoods, according to survey results released today by Baylor University's Center for Community Research and Development (CCRD).
Baylor Senior Is Selected for National Design Competition
WACO, Texas (August 2, 2012) - Being selected as one of only five for any national competition is exciting. Kaylyn Smith has found herself in an even better position, as the competition can help put her career on the fast track while she is still an undergraduate.
Beauty and Brains: Baylor dominates the Miss Texas 2012 pageant
WACO, Texas (July 13, 2012)- Even after winning Miss Texas and continuing the national headline-grabbing success of her alma mater, dubbed the "Year of the Bear", DaNae Couch, B.A. '10, is humble.
Baylor Physicists Contribute to Higgs Boson Findings
WACO, Texas (July 4, 2012) - Baylor University postdoctoral research associate Azeddine Kasmi, Ph.D., will present the latest results on the search for the Higgs boson from the Collider Detector at Fermilab (CDF) experiment at the International Conference on High Energy Physics currently underway in Melbourne, Australia.
Co-director of Baylor's Institute for Studies of Religion Earns 2012 Book of the Year Award from WORLD Magazine
WACO, Texas (June 9, 2012) -- Dr. Rodney Stark, co-director of Baylor University's Institute for Studies of Religion, has received WORLD Magazine's 2012 Book of the Year Award for The Triumph of Christianity: How the Jesus Movement Became the World's Largest Religion.
Baylor student wins scholarship to study abroad in Japan
WACO, Texas (June 20, 2012)- When Baylor senior Brittany Lozano decided that she wanted to study abroad in Japan, she knew that she had to start looking for scholarships to help offset the cost.
Baylor Interior Design Program Awarded Reaccreditation
WACO, Texas (June 8, 2012)- Baylor Interior Design Program Coordinator Dr. Adair Bowen's belief that her program is a strong one has been affirmed by the Council for Interior Design Accreditation. The Accreditation Commission awarded Baylor's program another six years as an accredited interior design institution.
Not Ready to Play Nice: Online Attacks by Presidential Candidates Pose Danger of Inaccuracy for Voters, Baylor Study Finds
WACO, Texas (June 4, 2012) -- As voters increasingly rely on websites of presidential primary candidates for news, they run a risk because candidates' online attacks are not vetted through traditional "watchdog journalists" and other gatekeepers to determine accuracy or fairness, according to a study by Baylor University researchers.
Juveniles Build Up Physical -- but Not Mental -- Tolerance for Alcohol in Baylor Study
WACO, Texas (June 13, 2012) -- Research into alcohol's effect on juvenile rats shows they have an ability to build up a physical, but not cognitive, tolerance over the short term -- a finding that could have implications for adolescent humans, according to Baylor University psychologists.
Sixth Baylor Student Selected to Receive Fulbright Scholarship
WACO, Texas (May 29, 2012) - Recent Baylor University graduate Elizabeth A. Dratz of Wheat Ridge, Colo., has been selected to receive the prestigious Fulbright Scholarship - the flagship international educational exchange program sponsored by the U.S. government. Dratz's selection -the sixth in 2012 for Baylor - brings the number of Baylor students and/or graduates who have received the honor since 2001 to 32.
Martin Museum of Art Opens Permanent Collection Exhibit, Showcases Several Well-known Artists
WACO, Texas (May 24, 2012) - The works of artists who are described as "Fathers" of their media, "most important artist" in their country during their lifetime, as well as contemporary artists whose work is in important national and international collections such as the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the British Museum in London is on display at Baylor University's on-campus art museum, Martin Museum of Art.
Anger in Disputes Is More About the Climate of the Marriage Than the Heat of the Moment, Baylor Researcher Finds
WACO, Texas (May 18, 2012) -- How good are married couples at recognizing each other's emotions during conflicts? In general, pretty good, according to a study by a Baylor University researcher. But if your partner is angry, that might tell more about the overall climate of your marriage than about what your partner is feeling at the moment of the dispute.
Six Baylor Students, Recent Graduates Selected For Prestigious Fulbright Scholarships
WACO, Texas (May 11, 2012) - Six Baylor University students and recent graduates have been selected to receive the prestigious Fulbright Scholarship - the flagship international educational exchange program sponsored by the U.S. government - bringing the number of Baylor students and/or graduates who have received the honor since 2001 to 31.
Baylor Sociology Doctoral Candidate Awarded RAND Funding
WACO, Texas (May 8, 2012) - Sam Stroope, a doctoral candidate in the department of sociology in the College of Arts & Sciences at Baylor University, has been awarded competitive funding to attend the 19th Annual Research ANd Development (RAND Corporation) Summer Institute.
Baylor Grad Wakes from Dreamland to a Dream Come True -- a Tony Nomination
WACO, Texas (May 1, 2012) -- Baylor University graduate and actor Elizabeth A. Davis was startled out of a sound sleep in her New York City brownstone on Tuesday morning by her downstairs neighbor. The neighbor had huge news for Davis -- word that the performer had just been nominated for a Tony Award.
Baylor Apparel Student Chosen for "Project Runway" Inspired Competition
WACO, Texas (April 30, 2012) - One of Baylor's own will participate in a student version of "Project Runway," a reality contest television show featuring designers creating new fashions within time constraints, when Kaylyn Smith, a senior apparel design and product development Baylor student from Austin, travels to Salt Lake City, Utah, for "Project OR."
Baylor Professor Receives Award for Complementary and Integrative Medicine Research
WACO, Texas (April 27, 2012) - Dr. Gary Elkins, a professor of psychology and neuroscience at Baylor University, has received the 2012 Complementary and Integrative Medicine Investigator Research Award from the Society of Behavioral Medicine. The award was given in recognition of Dr. Elkins' research into an innovative use of hypnosis for reducing hot flashes among post-menopausal women.
Baylor Philosophy and Religion Departments Celebrate Graduate Student Accomplishments
WACO, Texas (April 25, 2012) - Three graduate students in the College of Arts and Sciences at Baylor University--Blake McAllister, doctoral candidate in philosophy; Kyle Welty, doctoral candidate in religion; and Michael Whitenton, doctoral candidate in religion--were recently recognized for research accomplishments in their fields.
Study of Memory in Mice May Offer Clues to Reverse Cognitive Deficits in People with Neurological Disorders, Baylor University Researcher Says
WACO, Texas (April 25, 2012) --The ability to navigate using spatial cues was impaired in mice whose brains were minus a channel that delivers potassium -- a finding that may have implications for humans with damage to the hippocampus, a brain structure critical to memory and learning, according to a Baylor University researcher.
Baylor Sociology Graduate Student Awarded National Science Foundation Grant
WACO, Texas (April 23, 2012) - Sam Stroope, doctoral candidate in the department of sociology in the College of Arts and Sciences at Baylor University, has been awarded a grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to support his dissertation on community context, gender and health in India.
Baylor's Collins Outstanding Professor Shows Authentic Leadership
WACO, Texas (April 20, 2012) - Every spring since 1994, Baylor University's graduating class has selected one outstanding Baylor professor, and this year's star is Blair Browning, Ph.D., assistant professor of communication studies.
Baylor Doctoral Student Awarded National Science Foundation Fellowship
WACO, Texas (April 11, 2012) -Zack Valdez, doctoral candidate in The Institute of Ecological, Earth and Environmental Sciences (TIE3S) at Baylor University, has been awarded a National Science Foundation (NSF) graduate research fellowship in the geosciences.
Baylor University Research Finds Eagle Scouts Have Positive, Lasting Influence on American Society
WACO, Texas (April 10, 2012) - One hundred years after Arthur Eldred of New York earned the first Eagle Scout Award from the Boy Scouts of America, researchers with Baylor University's Institute for Studies of Religion (ISR) and Program on Prosocial Behavior have released findings from a nationwide, scientific survey that demonstrates the significant, positive impact Eagle Scouts have on society - from holding leadership positions in their workplace and neighborhood to voting and volunteering to protecting the environment and being prepared for emergencies.
Baylor University Institute of Oral History Offers Online Workshop April 11 and 18
An "E-Workshop" on oral history will be offered by Baylor University Institute for Oral History on April 11 and April 18, consecutive Wednesdays.
Baylor Student Places First at Texas State Japanese Speech Contest
A Baylor sophomore was awarded first place at the 23rd annual Texas State Japanese Language Speech Contest on Saturday, March 10, at Rice University in Houston.
The Hunger Games -- a New Film about an Adolescent Fight-to-the-Death Contest -- Reflects Society's Anxiety about 'Dog-Eat-Dog Capitalism,' Baylor University Culture Critic Says
The movie The Hunger Games, a story about adolescents in a post-apocalyptic survival contest, opens in theaters March 23 and offers "a perfect tale of apprehension for our time" of financial upheaval and a bleak job market, says a Baylor University culture critic and author.
Baylor German Professor Selected to Attend Fulbright-Sponsored Seminar in Germany
Jennifer L. Good, Ph.D., associate professor of German in the College of Arts & Sciences at Baylor University, has been selected to attend the 2012 Baden-Württemberg Seminar for American Faculty in German and German Studies this summer at the University of Tübingen in Tübingen, Baden-Württemberg, Germany.
Baylor Programs Ranked in U.S. News Grad School Survey
Baylor University graduate programs in law, business, health disciplines, the sciences and education were among those nationally ranked in the 2013 edition of "America's Best Graduate Schools" as ranked by U.S.News & World Report.
Players Get More Pleasure from Motion-based Video Games, Baylor University Researchers Find
The newest motion-based video games -- which are more interactive than standard video game systems with gamepads -- are more realistic, give a greater sense of "being there" and are more enjoyable, according to findings by communications studies researchers at Baylor University. An article about their findings, based on two experiments, will appear in the upcoming issue of Presence: Teleoperators and Virtual Environments, an academic journal of MIT Press.
Baylor Students Place in Dallas Regional Japanese Speech Contest
Three Baylor students were named finalists in the 15th annual Dallas Japanese Speech Contest, hosted by the Dallas Japanese Association and the Japanese Teachers Association of Texas, this month.
Baylor Announces Engaged Learning Group Topics for Fall 2012
Incoming Baylor University freshmen are invited to apply now for Fall 2012 Engaged Learning Groups (ELGs), which offer a unique living/learning opportunity for incoming students, combining a challenging interdisciplinary academic program with a supportive residence community. Topics for the next round of ELGs are Hispanic Families in Transition, Medical Sciences and Scriptures and Heritage.
Baylor University Receives Patent to Better Analyze Sugar Samples
Baylor University has received a U.S. patent (U.S. Patent No. 8,026,483) for a process to analyze sugar samples with a novel spectropolarimeter that combines principles of spectroscopy, polarimetry and chemometrics. The process was developed by four Baylor researchers.
Children at Risk for Ingestion of PAHs from Pavement Sealant, Study Finds
WACO, Texas (Feb. 13, 2012) - Children living near coal-tar-sealed pavement are likely to receive a far higher dose of carcinogenic polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) from incidental ingestion of house dust than do children living near unsealed pavement, and that dose is more than two times higher than the PAH dose children are estimated to receive from food.
Baylor Graduate Student Named Finalist in Nationwide Film Competition
One Baylor student is ready for his close-up. Grant Hall, a master's candidate of communication studies in the College of Arts and Sciences, will join the company of some of the nation's top filmmakers at the annual American Cinema Editors (ACE) Eddie Awards this month as one of three finalists in the ACE Student Editing Competition.
Baylor Geology Department Presents Colloquium Series
Baylor University's Department of Geology in the College of Arts and Sciences will continue its colloquium series at 2:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 27 in Room E231 in the Baylor Sciences Building, 101 Bagby Ave, with a lecture by Dr. Rui Zhang called "Quantitative Seismic Interpretation at thin bed resolution with Basis Pursuit Inversion."
Baylor University Honors University of Michigan Chemistry Professor With $250,000 Robert Foster Cherry Award for Great Teaching
Baylor University has named Brian P. Coppola, Ph.D., The Arthur F. Thurnau Professor of Chemistry at the University of Michigan, as the 2012 recipient of the 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.
Where You Vote May Influence How You Vote, Baylor University Researchers Find
Passersby who stopped to answer surveys taken next to churches in the Netherlands and England reported themselves as more politically conservative and more negative toward non-Christians than did people questioned within sight of government buildings -- a finding that may be significant when it comes to voting, according to a Baylor University study.
Baylor's Martin Museum of Art "Advances Tradition" of Printmaking
The Martin Museum of Art at Baylor University will host a printmaking exhibition called "Advancing Tradition: Twenty Years of Printmaking at Flatbed Press," from Jan. 21 through March 9. The exhibit will highlight the effect of digital technology and new innovations on traditional printmaking.
Journalism Name Change Reflects Expanded Scope
In a move designed to better reflect academic offerings and changes in the profession, the Department of Journalism and Media Arts in Baylor's College of Arts & Sciences has officially become the Department of Journalism, Public Relations and New Media.
Baylor Undergrad Students Get Rare Chance for In-Person Research on Ancient Manuscripts
Fragments of ancient, rare manuscripts of Greek classical poetry, Greek philosophy and Judeo-Christian Scriptures are being retrieved from papier-mâché-like mummy wrappings on loan to Baylor University -- all part of an international project that is giving undergraduate humanities students a unique opportunity for hands-on research.
Small East Texas Town Branded as Racist after 1998 Hate Crime Has Only Partly Recovered from Unfair Stereotyping, Baylor Researchers Find
As the Sept. 21 execution date looms for a man convicted for his role in chaining and dragging a black man to his death, attention again will be focused on the small East Texas town of Jasper. The town, vilified worldwide as racist after the 1998 murder, has only partly recovered from unfair stereotyping, Baylor researchers said.
"Christianity, Politics and Power" Will Be the Subject of Lecture by Sociologist James Davison Hunter at Baylor on Sept. 22
Sociologist and author James Davison Hunter will speak on "Christianity, Politics and Power" at 3:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 22, at Baylor University's Bennett Auditorium.
Personal Memories of 9/11: We May Be Confident, But Not Necessarily Accurate
The details of where you were and what you were doing when you learned about the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, are stamped indelibly into your memory, vivid as a photograph. Or are they? No, says Charles Weaver, Ph.D., professor of psychology and neuroscience at Baylor University.
Husband-wife professors spend their summer overseas in research and service
What did you do with your summer? Some Bears hosted send-off parties for Baylor students. Some took the Baylor name abroad, as tourists or on mission trips. Some served their families in time of need, while others racked up academic honors. One husband-wife faculty team went overseas on two very different projects. Music lecturer Dr. [...]
Baylor one of just 19 schools nationwide to earn an 'A' for its core curriculum
A recent survey found that 70% of Americans believe colleges should require their students to take basic courses in core subjects. Yet one report found that fewer than 2% of colleges and universities in the U.S. require even six of the top seven core subjects (composition, literature, foreign language, U.S. government/history, economics, math, and science). [...]
St. Louis American: Sociologist studies impact of education on religion
St. Louis American, Aug. 25, 2011
Article about the research of Samuel Stroope, a Baylor doctoral student in sociology in the College of Arts and Sciences, who found that regardless of a person's educational background, he or she is less likely to approach the Bible in a literal word-for-word fashion when surrounded by a greater number of church members who went to college.
Biblical Recorder: Study: Bible reading changes views
Biblical Recorder, Aug. 19, 2011
Article on Baylor sociology doctoral candidate Aaron Franzen's findings from the Baylor Religion Survey that frequency of Bible reading is one of the most powerful predictors of attitudes on moral and political issues.
Waco Tribune-Herald: Baylor's Martin Museum goes big with 2 new exhibits
Waco Tribune-Herald, Aug. 25, 2011
Large-scale images in works by a pioneering graphic designer from Utah and a Fort Worth painter who magnifies miniature household objects go on display at Baylor University's Martin Museum of Art. (SUBSCRIPTION REQUIRED TO READ FULL TEXT)
Obama: Our 22nd Greatest President?
New Psychology Class Encourages Students to Think Positive
Students enrolled in Baylor University's newly developed psychology class will focus on an often overlooked aspect of psychology this fall: Positivity.
Texas Independent Film Network and Baylor Film and Digital Media Present Fall Film Series
Baylor University's division of film and digital media will host a showing of the 2010 documentary "Echotone" from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 1, in Room 101 of Castellaw Communications Center on the Baylor campus.
Martin Museum of Art Presents McRay Magleby Silkscreen Posters and Ann Ekstrom Oil Paintings
The Martin Museum of Art at Baylor University will present a new gallery exhibit featuring the works of famed graphic design artist McRay Magleby and oil painter Ann Ekstrom beginning Aug. 30.
Texas poet laureate and state artist for 2012 share Baylor ties
Did you know that the state of Texas annually appoints a poet laureate, state musician, state two-dimensional artist and state three-dimensional artist? Interestingly, two of the Texas Legislature’s four honorees for 2012 have Baylor ties. The 2012 poet laureate, Jan Seale, attended Baylor in the late 1950s, as did her husband, Carl, BM ’58. A [...]
Baylor Scientists Develop New Approaches to Predict the Environmental Safety of Chemicals
Baylor University environmental researchers have proposed in a new study a different approach to predict the environmental safety of chemicals by using data from other similar chemicals.
Finding the Perfect Fit: Baylor University's Apparel Program Explores Body Scanners as Tools for Designing Fashions and Protective Clothing
By merely stepping into a darkened booth, gripping a couple of handles and pushing a "trigger," you one day may be able to virtually try on garments and find the perfect fit -- all without a glance in a mirror. The procedure, which uses a body scanner, is being explored by Baylor University's family and consumer sciences department as the high-tech future for clothing design.
Baylor Researcher to Study Air Pollution, Asthma Exacerbation in Fort Worth Area School District
A new study by Baylor University environmental researchers will look at asthma rates, regional air contaminants, pollution source and contaminant particle size in a Tarrant county school district near Fort Worth.
Reality TV Mom Isn't Down for the Count, Despite Cancellation of Her Television Show, Baylor Journalism Researcher Predicts
Reality TV mom Kate Gosselin's show has been canceled, but the single mother of eight is masterful at re-inventing herself and will weather the setback -- in large part because of her savvy with social media, predicts a Baylor University expert on image repair.
President's Scholarship Initiative passes $20 million mark
Just six months after its launch, The President’s Scholarship Initiative -- a three-year, $100-million drive to fund endowed scholarships for Baylor students -- has passed the $20 million milestone. The Baylor family has responded well to President Ken Starr's challenge, working to support Baylor students and ease the financial burden of higher education for our [...]
Baylor University Hosts Robert Foster Cherry Award Recognition Luncheon
Baylor University will honor Dr. Edward Burger, the recipient of the 2010 Robert Foster Cherry Award for Great Teaching at a recognition luncheon from 12:15 to 2 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 15, in the Cashion Academic Center, Room 500, in the Hankamer School of Business.
Baylor, NSF, SEPM to Host Geology Research Conference at Petrified Forest National Park
Baylor University along with the National Science Foundation and the Society for Sedimentary Geology (SEPM) are sponsoring a combined field and research conference Sept. 21-26 at the Petrified Forest National Park near Holbrook, Ariz. that will address several key questions relating to fossilized soils called paleosols and soil surface systems.
Martin Museum of Art's Fall Exhibitions Open with a Variety of Art
The Martin Museum of Art kicks off the fall semester with two exhibitions featuring some wildly diverse media.
Survivors and Witnesses of Lynching Tell of Fear, Faith and Forgiveness
In video and audio recordings being transcribed by Baylor University students and to be archived at Baylor, more than 70 other people recounted how they narrowly escaped lynching, witnessed it or lived in fear of it.
Constitutional Law vs. Congressional Politics: What America's Founding Fathers Did Not Anticipate
With the federal holiday of Constitution Day -- Friday, Sept. 17 -- on the horizon, contemporary constitutional politics in the free exercise of religion is a topic for reflection by Dr. Jerold Waltman, R.W. Morrison Professor of Constitutional Studies at Baylor.
WDEF-TV: Lee University Introduces New English, Theatre, Math and Chemistry Professors (In the news)
New assistant professor Daniel Buck earned his Master of Fine Arts degree from Baylor where he also taught Theatre Appreciation, Acting for Non-majors and Acting: Shakespeare.
The Biology of Sin: Baylor Researcher Explores the Biological Basis of Sinful Behavior
Dr. Matthew Stanford, professor of psychology and neuroscience, College of Arts and Sciences at Baylor, discusses the fact that biological predispositions do play a role in behavior which the Bible defines as sinful, while emphasizing the authority of God and the abundant grace God has for those struggling with habitual sin.
Baylor University Assistant Professor Will Be Recognized for Her Photos of the Homeless
On Sunday, Sept. 19, Mission Waco and the Church Under the Bridge will host the educational/prayer Walk for the Homeless, recognizing Susan Mullally's work and those who shared their life stories with her.
U.S News and World Report: Culture Wars: Why It's Gay Marriage Now and Prohibition Then (In the news)
Baylor history professor Barry Hankins discusses how religious groups take a central role in the culture wars, which Hankins details in his new book "Jesus and Gin: Evangelicalism, the Roaring Twenties and Today's Culture Wars".
Waco Tribune-Herald: Baylor professor's new book connects preacher scandals, hot-tempered religious debates from our times to Roaring 20s (In the news)
Baylor history professor Barry Hankins' book "Jesus and Gin: Evangelicalism, the Roaring Twenties and Today's Culture Wars," was published this month.
KWTX-TV: Foods To Cool You Down (In the news)
VIDEO LINK. Dr. Suzy Weems, chair of the department of family and consumer sciences, College of Arts and Sciences at Baylor, is interviewed about how eating spicy foods can actually cool you down.
Seattle Post-Intelligencer: Book Review: Jesus and Gin: Evangelicalism, the Roaring Twenties and Today's Culture Wars by Barry Hankins (In the news)
Author Barry Hankins is a Baylor history professor.
Baylor Department of Mathematics To Open Specialized Technology Classroom
Baylor University's department of mathematics is taking a lemon and making it into lemonade with the construction of a new specialized learning space, the Mathematics Technology Classroom.
Baylor University Leads Coalition to Aid Parents and Professionals in Meeting Children's Needs
Baylor University, Klaras Center Early Childhood Intervention and Smart Start Childcare Association will send a team of four people to be trained in the Touchpoints' approach -- designed to help parents and professionals meet the needs of young children -- in Austin in late September.
Baylor Bears with Theater Careers Grab the Spotlight in New York City
A Baylor University theatre graduate and a member of Baylor Communication in New York have been nominated for New York Innovative Theatre awards for their performances in leading roles in New York City.
Broadway World: Burning Coal Presents Staged Reading of THE RIVER NUN, 10/4(In the news)
Playwright, actress and director Chris Cragin earned her BFA in directing from Baylor in 2005.
KWTX-TV: Hot Flashes and Hypnosis(In the news)
VIDEO LINK INCLUDED: story about the hypnotic relaxation therapy research of Dr. Gary Elkins, professor of psychology and neuroscience, College of Arts and Sciences at Baylor.
News8Austin: Lake Waco Wetlands goes dry for improvements (In the news)
VIDEO LINK INCLUDED: story about a planned drawdown at the Lake Waco Wetlands quotes Dr. Marty Harvill, senior lecturer of biology, College of Arts and Science at Baylor.
Milenio.com: Los 152 sin identidad en la morgue de Tucson (in the news)
An online Mexico news site focuses on the work of Dr. Lori Baker, associate professor of anthropology, forensic science and archaeology, College of Arts and Sciences at Baylor, who used DNA samples to help identify immigrants who have died crossing the border and reunite the remains with their family members.