Archived News – December 2008

Arts & Sciences News

Dec
29
2008
You might remember our stories this spring about Kristin Elliott, at the time a high school senior preparing to enroll at Baylor. Kristin was named ABC World News Tonight’s Person of the Week back in May after the network learned of her battle with cancer and her work to start an AIDS orphans house in …
Dec
12
2008
Dr. Michael Frisch, professor of psychology at Baylor University, shares the latest research on managing depression and offers some practical tips and observations for enjoying the season.
Dec
10
2008
In the follow-up to the landmark 2005 survey that revealed a majority of Americans believe in God or a higher power, the new Baylor findings - published in What Americans Really Believe by Dr. Rodney Stark (Baylor University Press, 2008) - highlight even more hot-button issues of religious life in America, such as religious and paranormal beliefs and experiences. The topic has been featured by a number of media outlets.
Dec
8
2008
While most of us were simply planning how to attack the Thanksgiving spread, a group of Baylor students was working through much bigger issues — global issues, in fact — at the American Model United Nations Conference in Chicago.
And the 11 Baylor representatives did much more than just participate; they came back to Waco as …
Dec
5
2008
The current issue of Baylor Magazine includes a feature called “Faces of Baylor,” in which the author talked to 10 current students from a variety of backgrounds about their experiences here at BU. Each had a different story to tell, but from reading their comments, it’s easy to see how much they’ve enjoyed and benefited …
Dec
4
2008
The Baylor University and Waco communities will be sure to get into the holiday spirit as the Waco Symphony Orchestra presents the St. Petersburg Classic Ballet Theater of Marina Medvetskaya in a performance of the classic tale The Nutcracker at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 7, in Waco Hall on the Baylor campus.
Dec
3
2008
Dr. A.J. Levine, an internationally known author and scholar, will lecture on "Jesus and Judaism: the Connection Matters" from 3 to 5:30 p.m. in the Miller Chapel of the Tidwell Bible Building, Thursday, Dec. 4. This lecture, which is free and open to the public, is part of the Daniel B. McGee Endowed Lecture Series in Religious Studies.
Dec
1
2008
Around 800 Baylor students participate each year in study abroad programs; around 250 are in semester- or year-long programs, while the rest go on short-term summer trips.
Each fall, the Center for International Education (which coordinates the study abroad programs as well as assisting international students here at Baylor) sponsors a photo contest in which these …
Dec
1
2008
A Baylor University study has found that exposure during adolescence to moderate doses of alcohol in a binge-like fashion does in fact produce tolerance to high doses of alcohol later in life.
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