Archived News – April 2010

Arts & Sciences News

Apr
30
2010
Announcement about Atlanta's Asian Pacific American Heritage Month, which includes a speech by U.S. Rep. Anh Joseph Cao, a 1990 Baylor physics graduate and the first Vietnamese-American elected to the United States Congress.
Apr
30
2010
Saad Ehtisham is a 1993 Baylor biology graduate who was named an Outstanding Young Alumnus in 2007 and one of 12 "Up and Comers" for 2007 by Modern Healthcare.
Apr
30
2010
David A. Smith is a senior lecturer in American history at Baylor.
Apr
29
2010
AUDIO LINK INCLUDED: story about the "Black Glasses" film festival, a showcase for Baylor film and digital media students to display their work; quotes Dr. James Kendrick, assistant professor of communication studies at Baylor.
Apr
29
2010
High school students from the Waco area will be on the Baylor University campus on Saturday, May 1, to learn about the science behind drug and alcohol addiction as part of the inaugural Baylor Addiction Research Consortium's (BARC) Scholars Day.
Apr
28
2010
Baylor University senior Melissa Yeakley, an international studies major from Hurst, has received her second Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) to study in China this summer as part of the U.S. government's National Security Language Initiative to expand dramatically the number of Americans studying and mastering critical-need foreign languages.
Apr
28
2010
Baylor University senior Ross D. Irons, a double major in Russian and German from Austin, has been selected for the Fulbright Scholarship, the flagship international educational exchange program sponsored by the U.S. Department of State. Irons will teach English in Russia during the 2010-2011 academic year as part of the Fulbright English Teaching Assistantships (ETA) Program, an element of the Fulbright U.S. Student Program.
Apr
27
2010
Article about Baylor Arts and Sciences Black Glasses Film Festival, which showcases Baylor students' work.
Apr
27
2010
Article looking at the race for the 17th Congressional District seat quotes Dr. Thomas Myers, associate professor of political science at Baylor.
Apr
26
2010
Baylor University graduate programs in business, law, the sciences, education and health disciplines were among those nationally ranked in the 2011 edition of "America's Best Graduate Schools," which are available in the May 2010 edition of U.S. News & World Report magazine.
Apr
23
2010
Two incoming Baylor freshmen, Amanda Marie Aparicio of Boerne, who plans to study engineering, and Elizabeth Garza of Goliad, who plans to study pre-med, have been named to the San Antonio Express-News A-Team of exemplary high school seniors who have excelled at school and in their own communities.
Apr
23
2010
Article about the winners of the $200,000 Tyler Prize for Environmental Achievement quotes Baylor biology professor Owen T. Lind, who chairs the Tyler Prize executive committee.
Apr
22
2010
Members of Baylor University's nationally ranked debate team recently made a strong showing at the National Debate Tournament, held at the University of California, Berkeley, at the end of March. Baylor's top two individual debate teams each advanced to the elimination rounds at the prestigious, invitation-only tournament.
Apr
22
2010
A Baylor University researcher has received a $72,000 grant from the John E. Fetzer Institute to start a new research area at Baylor into the study of forgiveness.
Apr
22
2010
Dallas Morning News, April 21, 2010 The all-day event will feature three Baylor University professors - Gerald Cleaver, a physicist; Barry Harvey, a theologian; and Phyllis Tippit, a geologist.
Apr
22
2010
Interview with Dr. Bradley Thayer, a political science professor at Baylor.
Apr
22
2010
Sixth item mentions that The Rev. Barbara Brown Taylor was named one of the most effective preachers in the English-speaking world by Baylor.
Apr
22
2010
Op-Ed piece written by Thomas S. Kidd, a history teacher and senior fellow of the Institute for Studies of Religion at Baylor.
Apr
21
2010
Article features Baylor geoscientist Dr. Jay Pulliam and his work to image the earth's crust in the region using the seismic waves created by the implosion of Texas Stadium
Apr
21
2010
Article features Baylor geoscientist Dr. Jay Pulliam and his work to image the earth's crust in the region using the seismic waves created by the implosion of Texas Stadium.
Apr
21
2010
The research of Dr. Wade Rowatt, associate professor of psychology and neuroscience at Baylor, is highlighted
Apr
21
2010
Article about groundwater districts as a solution to projected water shortages quotes Dr. Joe Yelderman, professor of geology at Baylor, who is advising the groundwater district
Apr
19
2010
A new Baylor University study will look at land management strategies and specifically assess fire potential and impacts on two endangered bird species within the Austin city limits.
Apr
19
2010
Dr. Mary Ruth Smith, professor of art at Baylor University, is among jurors of international fiber art exhibition.
Apr
16
2010
Baylor University fashion majors Meg Quinius, Kaylyn Smith and Anna Morrison took home awards from Fashion Group International of Dallas' 42nd Annual Career Day on April 9 at Dallas Market Center's Grand Pavilion at the Trade Mart.
Apr
16
2010
In his new book, Divine Love: Perspectives from the World's Religious Traditions, Baylor University's Dr. Jeff Levin describes how a common core value of most of the world's major faith traditions is the imperative of a loving relationship with God. To love God and to externalize this love through acts of justice, mercy and kindness is a vision that lies at the center of traditions as diverse as Christianity, Judaism, Hinduism, Islam and Buddhism.
Apr
16
2010
Dr. Mary Ruth Smith, professor of art at Baylor whose area of expertise is in Fiber Arts and Fabric Surface Design, served as a juror at the Fiberart International exhibit at the Society for Contemporary Craft and the Pittsburgh Center for the Arts.
Apr
16
2010
Baylor University sociologist Larry Lyon is quoted about consumer confidence in the economy.
Apr
14
2010
The featured speaker is Dr. Bryan Brooks, associate professor of environmental science at Baylor.
Apr
13
2010
A Baylor University study that is the first to scientifically test the effect of religion on racial prejudice has found people primed with Christian concepts led to increased expression of racial prejudice and general negative views toward African-Americans.
Apr
13
2010
Blog post about a team led by Baylor geophysics professor Jay Pulliamthat used seismometers around Texas Stadium to try and get a clearer picture of the region's geological features as the facility was imploded.
Apr
13
2010
Article about the implosion of Texas Stadium includes a quote from Baylor geophysics professor Jay Pulliam, who installed a seismological station to learn if vibrations from the implosion could help scientists better understand the thickness of the Earth's crust and upper mantle below Dallas-Fort Worth.
Apr
13
2010
Former "Trading Spaces" designer Christi Proctor earned her bachelor's degree in interior design from Baylor in 1988.
Apr
13
2010
Men who channeled positive thoughts into a five-week writing assignment about their testicular cancer showed signs of improved mental health afterward, in contrast to men who wrote negatively or neutrally about their condition, according to results of a Baylor University pilot study.
Apr
13
2010
1993 Baylor English major graduate Angela Kinsey plays the uptight accountant Angela Martin on the hit sitcom "The Office" and will speak this week at Eureka College.
Apr
13
2010
Article about "Endings," the latest film from Dr. Chris Hansen, Baylor assistant professor of film and digital media, that will be featured this summer at a Seattle independent film festival.
Apr
12
2010
Article cites the research of and quotes Dr. Wade Rowatt, associate professor of psychology and neuroscience at Baylor.
Apr
12
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.
Apr
12
2010
Article cites the research of and quotes Dr. Wade Rowatt, associate professor of psychology and neuroscience at Baylor.
Apr
12
2010
Article mentions Baylor geologist Dr. Jay Pullliam's project "Demolicious," in which seismometers placed around the stadium for its demolition will help image Earth's crust in the region.
Apr
12
2010
Article about Baylor University research showing that traces of pharmaceuticals in water may threaten aquatic health. Researchers are Dr. Bryan Brooks, associate professor of envivonmental science at Baylor, and Dr. Kevin Chambliss, a Baylor associate professor of chemistry.
Apr
12
2010
Quotes Dr. Michael Parrish, professor of history at Baylor; the book is written by Mark Firmin, a former Baylor grad student.
Apr
8
2010
"Sex and the Shaheed," co-written by political scientist Bradley Thayer of Baylor is quoted.
Apr
7
2010
Juliana Feden, the Fulbright Foreign Language Teaching Assistant Program winner, will teach Portuguese each semester for the 2010-2011 school year.
Apr
7
2010
Article cites the research of Dr. Brad Thayer, professor of political science at Baylor.
Apr
6
2010
Article that looks at the question - Did Jesus have a sense of humor? - quotes Robert Darden, associate professor of journalism at Baylor and author of "Jesus Laughed: The Redemptive Power of Humor," and Dr. Bruce Longenecker, professor of religion at Baylor.
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