Archived News – January 2010

Arts & Sciences News

Jan
29
2010
Two Baylor University researchers have received a $200,000 grant from the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT) to study a series of compounds that could be toxic against human cancer cells.
Jan
29
2010
Article about Baylor freshman anthropology major Ryan Duncan, who served last summer in Kenya with fellow Baylor students and faculty on a discipline-specific mission trip to an African community called Bethlehem Home.
Jan
29
2010
Dr. Greg Garrett, professor of English at Baylor and author of Holy Superheroes!, is quoted about spirituality playing a prominent role in today's pop culture.
Jan
28
2010
2007 Baylor journalism graduate Brian Williams currently serves as an intern at the Georgia Historical Society and while researching Civil War history in Georgia, seeks ways to make history more accessible to residents and visitors.
Jan
27
2010
New York Times News Service article quotes Dr. Marion Castleberry, professor of theater arts at Baylor, about devoted theater fans intent on seeing every single work by their favorite writer.
Jan
27
2010
Bob Braudrick, who owns a custom homebuilding enterprise in Oklahoma called UBuildIt, earned his BA in religion from Baylor in 1987.
Jan
27
2010
Dr. Francis Beckwith, professor of philosophy and church-state studies at Baylor, is quoted.
Jan
25
2010
Article quotes Dr. Greg Garrett, Baylor University professor of English.
Jan
25
2010
Article about John McClanahan, chairman of Baylor University's department of art.
Jan
22
2010
Feature on 1992 Baylor studio art graduate Megan Frank, vice president and co-founder of a successful St. Louis advertising, communications and graphic design company that works closely with non-profit clients.
Jan
21
2010
Dr. Bryan Brooks from Baylor is a member of the team studying toxic algae.
Jan
21
2010
Paintings barely larger than postage stamps seem an unlikely means to depict vast landscapes.

But John McClanahan, professor and chair of the art department at Baylor University, chose to take on the challenge in his Mini-Landscape #2. It is a horizontal strip of 19 landscapes, each 1 1/2 inches square.

That work of art will be among 36 landscapes in McClanahan's McClanahans, a retrospective exhibition Jan. 21-Feb. 27 at the Martin Museum of Art in Baylor University's Hooper-Schaefer Fine Arts Center.
Jan
21
2010
The Observer's Very Short List blog includes a favorable mention of a photo exhibition by Susan Mullally, assistant professor in Baylor's department of art. The exhibit includes life-sized portraits of impoverished members of the Church Under the Bridge in Waco and "What I Keep".
Jan
21
2010
Baylor English professor Greg Garrett is quoted on Hollywood and spirituality.
Jan
21
2010
Maj. Kimberly Bennett, who holds a 2004 master's degree from Baylor in chemistry, recently arrived home from Iraq.
Jan
21
2010
George Gawrych, a history professor at Baylor discusses his study on gender equality in the Muslim world.
Jan
21
2010
Robbie Barber, associate professor of art at Baylor, is quoted about a soon-to-be-created sculpture in Waco funded by a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts.
Jan
20
2010
Dr. James SoRelle, a professor of history at Baylor, is quoted about the image and history of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
Jan
20
2010
Article about devoted theater fans intent on seeing every single work by their favorite writer that quotes Dr. Marion Castleberry, professor of theater arts at Baylor, who is writing a biography of the playwright Horton Foote.
Jan
20
2010
Baylor students Chris Bernard, a senior religion major, and Britt Bernard, a senior international studies major, are caring for Britt's siblings from Haiti, while her parents remain there as missionaries.
Jan
19
2010
Dr. Jay Pulliam, W.M. Keck Foundation Professor of Geophysics at Baylor, is interviewed about two Baylor seismograph stations that recorded the 7.0 earthquake that hit Haiti. Earlier in the week, KCEN-TV also reported Baylor's measurement.
Jan
19
2010
Intern Charliss "Charly" Edsitty is a 2009 Baylor graduate, with a BA in Journalism.
Jan
19
2010
Article about the research of Dr. Joe Yelderman, professor of geology at Baylor University, and Dr. Margaret Forbes, research associate of biology at Baylor, on wastewater treatment systems for septic tanks.
Jan
15
2010
Inspirational and passionate mathematician Edward Burger to receive $200,000 award for his 'proven record as an extraordinary teacher and distinguished scholar'
Jan
15
2010
While Baylor has geared up its research efforts in recent years -- an emphasis seen in projects like the Baylor Research and Innovation Collaborative (BRIC) -- the University remains dedicated to providing students with professors who are as excellent in the classroom as they are in the lab. Professors like Dr. James Garven and Dr. …
Jan
13
2010
Emerging playwright Robert Askins earned his BA in professional writing and theater arts from Baylor in 2004.
Jan
13
2010
Susan Mullally, assistant professor of art at Baylor, and Dr. Jimmy Dorrell, executive director of Mission Waco who teaches Christian social action at Baylor, discuss Mullally's photographic exhibition called "What I Keep".
Jan
13
2010
Dr. Susan Bratton, professor and chair of the department of environmental sciences at Baylor, is quoted about religious organizations and recycling efforts.
Jan
8
2010
Dr. Chris Van Gorder, associate professor of religion at Baylor, is quoted about religious persecution of Christians around the globe and how North American Christians should respond.
Jan
8
2010
Dr. Larry Lehr, senior lecturer of environmental sciences at Baylor, is quoted.
Jan
8
2010
Description of the Baylor study led by Dr. Ryan King, associate professor of biology, and Dr. Bryan Brooks, associate professor of environmental sciences at Baylor.
Jan
8
2010
Most people are interested in the lifestyles of the rich and famous. Not Susan Mullally. She focuses her lens on the poor and unknown. Those who view the life-size color photographs in her exhibition What I Keep will look into the eyes of 20 people who have many struggles and few possessions. Mullally, an assistant professor of art at Baylor University, shot individual portraits -- with each person holding a keepsake -- beneath Interstate 35 in Waco.
Jan
8
2010
The research of chili pepper heat by Dr. Kenneth Busch, an analytic chemist at Baylor, is discussed.
Jan
6
2010
Eccentric billionaire Howard Hughes’ interest in biomedical research half a century ago will benefit Baylor students beginning this fall, as some BU freshmen join students from 36 other universities and colleges in an undergraduate research project that will walk them through discovering, studying and even naming a bacterial virus.
Baylor was selected by the Howard Hughes …
Jan
6
2010
second item about the research of Dr. Jay Yoo, assistant professor of fashion merchandising at Baylor, about peer influence on adolescent boys' appearance.
Jan
5
2010
Dr. Bruce W. Longenecker, professor of religion and holder of The W.W. Melton Chair in Religion at Baylor and the author of "Engaging Economics: New Testament Scenarios and Early Christian Reception," is quoted about whether Jesus was poor or wealthy.
Jan
4
2010
Three Baylor religion professors - Dr. Beth Barr, Dr. Mikeal Parsons and Dr. Doug Weaver - co-edited "The Acts of the Apostles: Four Centuries of Baptist Interpretation," a landmark work of research on how Baptists have used Acts in sermons, speeches, hymns, etc.
Jan
4
2010
A new Baylor University study funded by the Environmental Protection Agency has found that concentrations of phosphorus above 20 parts per billion (ppb) are linked to declines in water quality and aquatic plant and animal life. The study, which is the first to utilize the new Baylor Experimental Aquatic Research (BEAR) stream facility, demonstrates with certainty that an amount of phosphorus over a certain level does indeed cause negative changes observed in many Texas streams.
Jan
4
2010
Blog post quotes Baylor journalism professor Robert Darden and includes a video link to more on Baylor's Black Gospel Music Restoration Project.
Jan
4
2010
Playwright Robert Askins earned his BA in professional writing and theater arts from Baylor in 2004.
Jan
4
2010
Baylor history professor Dr. George Gawrych has reviewed the revolutionary works of Albanian novelist and playwright Semseddin Sami Frasheri.
Jan
4
2010
Baylor fashion merchandising professor Dr. Jay Yoo's study on peer pressure and adolescent males will be published in fall 2010 in the journal Adolescence.
Jan
4
2010
Baylor fashion merchandising professor Dr. Jay Yoo's study on peer pressure and adolescent males will be published in fall 2010 in the journal Adolescence.
Jan
4
2010
Article about the research conducted by Dr. Sara Alexander, professor of anthropology at Baylor.
Jan
4
2010
Baylor fashion merchandising professor Dr. Jay Yoo's study on peer pressure and adolescent males will be published in fall 2010 in the journal Adolescence.
Jan
4
2010
Dr. Fred Gehlbach, research professor of biology at Baylor, is quoted about his observations of the Eastern Screech Owl.
Jan
4
2010
Jennifer Johnson, who holds a B.A. in Political Science from Baylor has been appointed Chief Talent Officer.
Jan
4
2010
Article on the research of Dr. Jay Yoo, assistant professor of fashion merchandising at Baylor, who studied the effect of peer pressure on adolescent males.
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