Archived News – March 2010

Arts & Sciences News

Mar
31
2010
Baylor's Film and Digital Media division in the College of Arts and Sciences will present the 11th annual Black Glasses Film Festival on April 23, 2010 at 7 p.m. The event will take place at the Waco Hippodrome (724 Austin Avenue).
Mar
31
2010
article about the battle in Texas Congressional races over the use of earmarks quotes Dr. Thomas Myers, associate professor of political science at Baylor.
Mar
30
2010
Article about the link between a new generation of evangelical Christians' beliefs and environmental concerns quotes Dr. Susan Bratton, professor and chair of the environmental science department at Baylor and author of three books on Christianity and environmental ethics.
Mar
30
2010
Article mentions that The Baylor Lariat was named the daily university and college Newspaper of the Year.
Mar
29
2010
Article about how a new generation of evangelical Christians' beliefs and environmental concerns are linked quotes Dr. Susan Bratton, chair of the environmental science department at Baylor Universitiy
Mar
29
2010
Article highlights speakers at Baylor University festival supporting contemporary poetry.
Mar
26
2010
Dr. Lorin Matthews, associate professor of physics at Baylor and mother of four children, is profiled by the KCEN Channel 6 morning newscast as part of their "Supermom" series. VIDEO INCLUDED.
Mar
26
2010
Article cites a study on Violence Free Zones conducted by Dr. Byron Johnson, professor of sociology and director of the Program on Prosocial Behavior at Baylor's Institute for Studies of Religion and Dr. William Wubbenhorst, an ISR Research Fellow.
Mar
26
2010
Article cites Baylor research and quotes Dr. Jay Yoo, assistant professor of family and consumer science at Baylor.
Mar
25
2010
Famous ventriloquist Jeff Dunham is a Baylor graduate. A phone interview with one of the most famous ventriloquists of our time has the potential to be a once-in-a-lifetime experience.
Mar
25
2010
When Rita Abercrombie, a senior lecturer at Baylor University, teaches German, she likes to add extras -- coffee, a German recipe or two and even a German version of Scrabble -- to the basics of pronunciation, grammar and vocabulary.
Mar
24
2010
Article cites a case study on Violence Free Zones conducted by Dr. Byron Johnson, professor of sociology and director of the Program on Prosocial Behavior at Baylor's Institute for Studies of Religion and Dr. William Wubbenhorst, an ISR Research Fellow.
Mar
24
2010
Article cites a Baylor environmental study reported by MSNBC in March 2009 that quotes study co-author Dr. Bryan Brooks, a Baylor University researcher and professor who has published more than a dozen studies related to pharmaceuticals in the environment.
Mar
23
2010
Article about the conflict resolution research of Dr. Keith Sanford, associate professor of psychology and neuroscience at Baylor, which has led to the development of a web site called Couple Conflict Consultant that's designed to help couples avoid or resolve disputes.
Mar
22
2010
When a martyr for Allah takes his place in Paradise, he will "marry beautiful-eyed young women, will be spared the torments of the tomb, will not submit to the Day of Judgment and will have one of the world's best precious stones adorn his crown," according to promises made in the Quran.

Some Islamic extremists use those promises as a recruiting tool when seeking suicide terrorists. Those scriptures can be a powerful lure by offering sexual gratification for a person with slim chances of marriage, writes Dr. Bradley Thayer.
Mar
22
2010
Christopher Marsh, a Eurasian expert and political science professor at Baylor is quoted.
Mar
19
2010
The Beall Poetry Festival will be held March 25 - 27. This three-day celebration of some of America's finest contemporary poets includes readings, a panel discussion, and the Virginia Beall Ball Lecture on Contemporary Poetry.
Mar
19
2010
While every relationship has conflicts, it is how a couple deals with and resolves the conflict that is important. A Baylor University researcher, who has conducted extensive research on how couples can best resolve relationship conflicts, has created a conflict resolution web site for couples totally based on his research. Called the Couple Conflict Consultant, the program utilizes a personalized approach, instead of forcing participants into a "one-size-fits-all" approach.
Mar
19
2010
The mission of Baylor University's Harding Black Ceramic Collection & Archive is to encourage and support future research and scholarship in the ceramic arts in a manner that celebrates Harding Black's contributions to the development of 20th century American ceramics, the impeccable standards by which he lived, and his selfless commitment to furthering human knowledge and experience.
Mar
17
2010
Article about how communities benefit from filling out the Census quotes Dr. Charles Tolbert II, chairman of Baylor's sociology department.
Mar
16
2010
Article on the relationship conflict research of Dr. Keith Sanford, associate professor of psychology and neuroscience at Baylor, who has created a conflict resolution web site for couples.
Mar
16
2010
Q&A about young people and vocational discernment with Baylor English professor Greg Garrett, author of "No Idea: Entrusting Your Journey to a God Who Knows"
Mar
15
2010
Article quotes Dr. Barry Hankins, resident scholar at the Institute for Studies of Religion at Baylor University and professor of history and church-state studies, about religion as a prominent topic of study among members of the American Historical Association.
Mar
12
2010
Michael A. Hamilton received his bachelor's in Biology from Baylor in 2006.
Mar
12
2010
Article about Baylor's Black Gospel Music Restoration Project, led by Baylor journalism professor Bob Darden.
Mar
12
2010
Waco Tribune Herald, March 11, 2010 Ambition. Pride. Lust for power. Greed. Murder. The issues that drive the action in Shakespeare's drama "Macbeth" haven't lost their relevance over the centuries, even though the outward appearances may have changed.
Mar
10
2010
Article about the Waco Mammoth Site, a partnership between the city of Waco and Baylor, includes a quote from Anita Benedict, collections manager at Baylor's Mayborn Museum Complex.
Mar
10
2010
Article about Baylor's Black Gospel Music Restoration Project, led by Baylor journalism professor Bob Darden.
Mar
9
2010
It's been an interesting couple of years for Michelle Smith, BA '91.
Since 2001, Smith has worked for the Federal Reserve Board as Assistant to the Board and Director of the Office of Board Members. As such, she has served as the Federal Reserve Board's chief spokesperson, beginning during Alan Greenspan's tenure as chairman. Smith nearly …
Mar
9
2010
Dr. Jim Diaz-Granados, associate professor and chair of the department of psychology and neuroscience at Baylor.
Mar
8
2010
Guest column about faith and science by Baylor University professors Gregory Benesh, chair, department of physics; Susan Bratton, chair, department of environmental science; Jaime Diaz-Granados, chair, department of psychology and neuroscience; Robert Doyle, chair, department of biology; Steven G. Driese, chair, department of geology; Patrick Farmer, chair, department of chemistry and biochemistry; Truell Hyde, vice provost for research; Larry Lyon, dean of the graduate school; and Lee Nordt, dean of the College of Arts and Sciences.
Mar
8
2010
Article quotes Karl Umlauf, artist-in-residence at Baylor University, and Ann Garrett, director of exhibitions at Baylor's Mayborn Museum Complex, about the late Harriet Hayward, Waco painter whose art is exhibited at Art Center Waco.
Mar
5
2010
The largest gift in Baylor's history and second largest ever in Texas - will benefit medical and aging research in Baylor's College of Arts and Sciences, School of Social Work and other university programs; quotes Interim Baylor President David Garland.
Mar
5
2010
The largest gift in Baylor's history will benefit medical and aging research in Baylor's College of Arts and Sciences, School of Social Work and other university programs; quotes Judge Ken Starr, who will become Baylor's 14th president on June 1.
Mar
5
2010
The largest gift in Baylor's history will benefit medical and aging research in Baylor's College of Arts and Sciences, School of Social Work and other university programs; quotes Dr. Lee Nordt, dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, and Dennis Prescott, vice president for university development.
Mar
5
2010
Associated Press story puts a national context on the largest gift in Baylor's history that will used to benefit medical research; the AP article has been picked up by more than 100 news organizations, including The Washington Post, CBS News and The Los Angeles Times.
Mar
5
2010
The largest gift in Baylor's history and second largest ever in Texas will benefit medical and aging research in Baylor's College of Arts and Sciences, School of Social Work and other university programs; quotes Dennis Prescott, vice president for university development, Dary Stone, chair of Baylor's Board of Regents, Dr. Diana Garland, dean of the School of Social Work, and Dr. Lee Nordt, dean of the College of Arts and Sciences.
Mar
4
2010
Baylor University announced today what will be the largest gift in the university's history, an estate provision estimated to be valued in the range of $200 million to benefit medical research in the College of Arts and Sciences, the School of Social Work and other university programs.
Mar
4
2010
Baylor journalism professor Sharon Bracken is the book's editor.
Mar
3
2010
Article about looking to the Bible for instruction regarding unethical business practices and financial systems quotes Dr. James Nogalski, professor of Old Testament, Dr. Bill Bellinger, chair of the religion department and Dr. Dennis Tucker, associate dean of Truett Seminary.
Mar
2
2010
Members of the Glenn R. Capp Debate Forum, Baylor University's nationally ranked debate team, captured the District 3 championship over the weekend, with senior debater Alex McVey earning recognition as tournament's top individual speaker.
Mar
2
2010
Baylor University researchers have found that the chronic exposure to nicotine during adolescence in animal models caused a nicotine-induced change in brain development that led to increased vulnerability to alcohol withdrawal in adulthood. It is the first study to look at the combined effect of nicotine and alcohol exposure during the adolescent developmental period on the severity of a subsequent withdrawal from alcohol in adulthood.
Mar
2
2010
Incoming Baylor freshman Ashley Chambers, who plans to study bioinformatics on a pre-med track, shares her story about her family's homelessness and her desire to succeed beyond college.
Mar
1
2010
Baylor University researchers have received a $250,000 grant from the Texas Environmental Health Institute to study water pollution from the San Jacinto River waste pits near the Houston Ship Channel. The Baylor researchers will study how the pollution, including cancer-causing compounds known as dioxins and furans, spread from the soil into the fish and ecosystem.
Mar
1
2010
Q&A with Dr. Zhenrong Zhang, assistant professor of physics, about why she chose Baylor for her first academic position and her research focus on scanning tunnelling microscopy.
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