Archived News – November 2010

Arts & Sciences News

Nov
30
2010
Article quotes Dr. Greg Garrett, professor of English at Baylor University and author of "One Fine Potion: The Literary Magic of Harry Potter," about themes in the Harry Potter books that parallel Christian beliefs.
Nov
30
2010
Found-up of the latest political opinions includes a link to a USA TODAY column by Dr. Thomas S. Kidd, associate professor of history, College of Arts & Sciences, and senior fellow at the Institute for Studies of Religion at Baylor, about President Obama's need to strike a delicate balance on Islam.
Nov
30
2010
article about the new book - "One Fine Potion: The Literary Magic of Harry Potter" - by Dr. Greg Garrett, professor of English, College of Arts & Sciences at Baylor.
Nov
30
2010
Cort Bucher, a successful entrepreneur and technology executive, earned his BS in biology and German from Baylor in 1993.
Nov
30
2010
Article about "meaningful" gift giving focuses on "What I Keep," a new book by Baylor art professor Susan Mullally who spent three years photographing people who are homeless, or on the edge of homelessness, with an item they treasure.
Nov
30
2010
Obit on Irene Lockridge Corey Barr, BA '47, MA '49, and a former art faculty member at Baylor, who was known for her innovative theatrical designs and costumes.
Nov
30
2010
Column about the research of Baylor sociologists Paul Froese and Christopher Bader that looks at four competing images of God and how they shape our moralities and political divisions.
Nov
30
2010
Review of Baylor English professor Greg Garrett's new book, "One Fine Potion: The Literary Magic of Harry Potter", published by Baylor University Press.
Nov
30
2010
*Class Acts* mentions the awards won recently by five Baylor interior design students.
Nov
22
2010
Douglas Rogers, the art director for "Shrek," who holds a bachelor of fine arts degree from Baylor, is highlighted.
Nov
22
2010
Dr. Greg Garrett, professor of English at Baylor and author of the recently released book "One Fine Potion: The Literary Magic of Harry Potter" is quoted.
Nov
22
2010
AUDIO LINK to interview with Dr. Greg Garrett, professor of English, College of Arts & Sciences at Baylor, and author of "One Fine Potion: The Literary Magic of Harry Potter".
Nov
22
2010
Greg Garrett, a professor of creative writing and fiction at Baylor and pop culture expert, is interviewed about Harry Potter.
Nov
22
2010
article about "America's Four Gods: What We Say About God and What That Says About Us" by Baylor sociologists Paul Froese and Christopher Bader.
Nov
22
2010
Column by Dr. Thomas S. Kidd, associate professor of history, College of Arts & Sciences, and senior fellow at the Institute for Studies of Religion at Baylor, about President Obama's need to communicate that Muslims are welcome in America but also to be clear about the moral menace of jihadist terrorism.
Nov
22
2010
Columnist Dr. David Smith, senior lecturer in American history at Baylor, writes about society's "intellectual plague" of seeing arts as a frill rather than a vehicle to insight and creativity. Smith praises the exhibition of 20th-century artists Marc Chagall and Georges Rouault at Baylor's Mayborn Museum through Nov. 28.
Nov
17
2010
(article about the latest books on religion recommends "America's Four Gods: What We Say About God & What That Says About Us" by Baylor sociologists Paul Froese and Christopher Bader.
Nov
17
2010
Baylor hosted an event on Saturday for Texas Boy Scouts, organized by Baylor physics professor Gerald Cleaver, to earn merit badges to advance in Scout ranking
Nov
16
2010
article on why congregations struggle to keep multicultural congregations cites research by Baylor sociology professor Kevin Dougherty and a colleague from Penn State that was published in "Sociological Inquiry".
Nov
16
2010
review of "America's Four Gods: What We Say about God--and What That Says about Us" by Baylor sociology professors Paul Froese and Christopher Bader, that focuses on how Americans differ in their conceptions of the divine.
Nov
15
2010
New associate Benjamin B. Coulter earned his B.A. in Speech Communication with a minor in Philosophy from Baylor.
Nov
15
2010
article that focuses on what people believe about God from research conducted by Baylor sociologists for the Baylor Religion Survey.
Nov
15
2010
America's Four Gods, the new book written by Baylor professors Paul Froese and Christopher Bader is the basis for discussion.
Nov
15
2010
Ventriloquist Jeff Dunham, BA in telecommunication in 1986, has published his autobiography "All By My Selves: Walter, Peanut, Achmed, and Me".
Nov
15
2010
Column by Dr. David Smith, senior lecturer in the history department of the College of Arts and Sciences at Baylor University, about studies showing that participation in the arts correlates to civic awareness and volunteerism.
Nov
11
2010
review of "America's Four Gods" by Baylor sociologists Chris Bader and Paul Froese, based on findings from the Baylor Religion Survey.
Nov
11
2010
VIDEO LINK: story about hearing loss intervention for children mentions that Baylor's department of communications sciences and disorders treats 150 families a week in Waco for hearing loss and speech development.
Nov
11
2010
Dr. Bryan Brooks, associate professor at Baylor specializing in environmental toxicology and aquatic ecology, is quoted.
Nov
11
2010
article about Baylor student Mollie Munro, a junior speech communications major with an African studies minor, and her experiences while studying abroad in Africa.
Nov
11
2010
America's Four Gods: What We Say About God & What That Says About Us, a new book written by Baylor sociologists Paul Froese and Christopher Bader using data from the Baylor Religion Survey, is discussed.
Nov
11
2010
article about the latest books that focus on the religious aspects of "Harry Potter" includes comments by Baylor English professor Greg Garrett, author of "One Fine Potion: The Literary Magic of Harry Potter," which was published by Baylor University Press.
Nov
11
2010
article about books on Waco history mentions retired Baylor history professor Patricia Ward Wallace's "Waco, A Sesquicentennial History and includes the thoughts of another Baylor history professor, James SoRelle, about topics that writers have focused on in Waco.
Nov
8
2010
Bayor University sociologists Carson Mencken and Christopher Bader discuss their research about people who believe in the paranormal. Sociology professors at Baylor University found that believers in the paranormal tended to break down into two different types of people -- those who have a desire for adventure or discovery and those who seek enlightenment or self-improvement.
Nov
8
2010
Column by David Smith, senior lecturer in history at Baylor, and Baylor's symphony orchestra and its educational concerts for more than 6,000 fourth- and fifth-graders.
Nov
8
2010
article on Art Center Waco exhibitions by Denny Pickett, retired senior lecturer in art at Baylor, and Berry Klingman, associate professor of printmaking and drawing.
Nov
3
2010
Research and new book by Baylor sociologists Chris Bader and Carson Mencken about the diversity and motivation of people who believe in and explore the paranormal.
Nov
3
2010
Dr. Thomas S. Kidd, associate professor of history, Senior Fellow at the Institute for Studies of Religion at Baylor and author of God of Liberty: A Religious History of the American Revolution, explains about Thomas Jefferson's "wall of separation.
Nov
3
2010
Discovery Channel article on the research of Baylor sociologists Christopher Bader and Carson Mencken on why some Americans believe in the paranormal, as chronicled in their book Paranormal America: Ghost Encounters, UFO Sightings, Bigfoot Hunts, and Other Curiosities in Religion and Culture.
Nov
3
2010
Article about how zombies are gaining ground in pop culture quotes Dr. James Kendrick, assistant professor of communication studies at Baylor who teaches film history and writes and lectures on the zombie phenomenon.
Nov
3
2010
Dr. Linda K. Walker-Kennedy, associate professor of English at Baylor shares her story.
Nov
3
2010
Article about research and new book by Baylor sociologists Chris Bader and Carson Mencken about the diversity and motivation of people who believe in and explore the paranormal.
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