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Newest Adjunct Faculty Member Comments on Ebola Outbreak
[8/18/2014]
The Department of Biology's newest adjunct faculty member, Dr. Peter Jay Hotez, was interviewed by the BBC about the Ebola outbreak.
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Baylor University Professor Receives Grant to Help Settle Long-standing Water Quality Dispute Between Oklahoma and Arkansas
[4/3/2014]
WACO, Texas (April 3, 2014) -- Ryan S. King, associate professor of biology in Baylor’s College of Arts and Sciences, was awarded a $600,000 grant to estimate the appropriate phosphorus level in the Illinois River and nearby rivers and streams and help settle an on-going legal dispute between Oklahoma and Arkansas that reached all the way to the Supreme Court in 1992.
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Studying Whale Earwax to Discover Contaminants in Oceans
[5/18/2013]

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Science Daily: Florida bass invading Texas streams from reservoirs
[5/18/2013]

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Duke-Baylor study reveals one in five streams impaired by mountaintop removal mining in Appalachia
[5/18/2013]

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Baylor Scientists Review Impact of Geology, Climate on Cichlid Diversification
[5/18/2013]

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Baylor Study Finds Seals' Bodies Burn Fuel Differently When They Begin Diving
[5/18/2013]

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Baylor Biology Professor's Paper Recognized by Top Scientists in Field
[5/18/2013]

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Baylor Biology Professor Honored With Excellence In Graduate Mentoring Award
[3/18/2011]
Dr. Owen T. Lind, professor of biology at Baylor University, College of Arts and Sciences, has been honored as the 2011 recipient of the Excellence in Graduate Mentoring Award from the Conference of Southern Graduate Schools. The award - which recognizes long-term success in mentoring graduate students and directing their thesis and dissertation research - was presented to Lind during the CSGS annual meeting Feb. 26 in Huntsville, Ala.
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Dr. William Hillis named 2010 Collins Outstanding Professor
[4/1/2010]
Dr. William Hillis is the recipient of the 2010 COLLINS OUTSTANDING PROFESSOR AWARD. This award is generously provided by the Carr P. Collins Foundation in order to recognize and honor outstanding teacher at Baylor University. Baylor's current senior class elects the Collins Outstanding Professor for each school year
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Baylor Study Finds Phosphorus Level That Leads to Declines in Stream Water Quality
[1/4/2010]
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.
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Texas Native Plant Sale, Saturday, April 17
[3/19/2010]
Tri-Beta Biological Honor Society will be hosting its 3rd annual Texas Native Plant Sale from 9:00AM to 3:00PM on Saturday, April 17 in the Baylor Science Building Plaza.
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Baylor Researcher Develops New Method for Detecting Biodiversity Losses
[2/2/2010]
Baylor University researchers along with ecologists from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County have developed a new method that measures the impact of human-caused environmental degradation on environmental biodiversity.
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Biology Seminar: Fate and effects of persistent mitochondrial DNA damage
[9/8/2011]
A seminar by Dr Joel N. Meyer from Duke University.
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Honors bestowed on Biology Faculty
[4/29/2009]
Dr. Marty Harvill was honored by the Phi Kappa Chi fraternity with the Dr. Richard Couey Award for Excellence.
Phi Kaapa Chi is a service fraternity based on Christian principles. Each year the fraternity honors a Baylor faculty member with the Richard Couey Award for Excellence. This is the highest honor that the fraternity bestows upon Baylor faculty and is given to the member of the Baylor faculty that the fraternity feels best lives up to the organizations core values of scholarship, service, integrity, and campus involvement.

Dr. Owen Lind, professor of biology at Baylor University, has been awarded the 2009 Distinguished Scientist Award from the Texas Academy of Science.
Each year the Texas Academy of Science honors a colleague for their distinguished contributions to science through research and publications that has brought recognition at the national and international level.

Dr. Tamarah Adair was named an Outstanding Professor for the 2008-2009 academic year in recognition of her teaching.
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BIO 1106: Undergraduate Research and Education at the Waco Wetlands
[2/10/2009]
The City of Waco produced this short video highlighting Dr. Marty Harvill's BIO 1106 lab course investigating water quality at the Waco Wetlands.
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National Academy of Sciences elects Baylor Bio Alumnus into membership.
[5/14/2008]
Baylor Biology alumnus David Mark Hillis of Austin has been elected into membership in the National Academy of Sciences.
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The Good Earth
[6/4/2008]
Helping save the planet is no small feat for non-superheroes, but Baylor's faculty and students are rising to that very challenge - addressing regional issues with global implications through new programs and research committed to environmental stewardship.
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TIE3S
[9/12/2008]

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Bringing Hope to the Himalayas
[1/4/2008]
Baylor graduates and a Baylor biologist put their expertise to work for farmers in Kashmir
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Baylor, City of Waco Team with Waco ISD to Support World Water Monitoring Day
[12/13/2007]

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Baylor Helps Bring Clean Water to Mongolian Town
[11/26/2007]

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Baylor Growing Choice Among Merit Scholars
[4/27/2007]

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Baylor Ranks Among Nation's Most Productive Research Universities
[8/21/2007]

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2007 Biology Scholarships: Call for Applications
[1/31/2007]
Call for applications: scholarships and research awards for Biology undergraduate and graduate students.
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Baylor and Waco Open New Research Facility
[9/20/2006]
With the new water research center glistening behind them, Baylor University President John M. Lilley and Waco Mayor Virginia DuPuy officially opened Baylor Experimental Aquatic Research (BEAR) facility on Sept. 20 at the Lake Waco Wetlands.
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Regents Hear 2012 Progress, Including $2.5 Million Gift for Paul L. Foster Success Center; Approve Sid Richardson Renovation, New U.S. Military-Baylor Master's Program In Nutrition
[7/14/2006]
The Baylor University Board of Regents concluded its three-day July retreat on Friday by hearing updates on the significant progress made in achieving the imperatives of Baylor 2012, the university's 10-year vision. One of the latest milestones in the achievement of the vision received a major financial boost on Friday, as Regents announced that Baylor's highest capital priority - the Paul L. Foster Success Center - has received a $2.5 million gift from an anonymous donor.
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Baylor and Waco: Proud Partners
[12/7/2009]
The recent announcement of a partnership between Baylor and other local educational institutions and governmental entities to advance modern research opportunities is only the latest example of the historic bond between Baylor and the Central Texas community.
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Blackberry Enterprise Server (BES) Outage 12/10/09
[12/8/2009]
ITS will perform a server upgrade to the Baylor BES Server on Thursday, December 10 from 9:00 a.m. until Noon. Access to all services provided by the BES server, such as email, calendar and contact synchronization will be interrupted during this outage.
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Baylor Invites Community to Dec. 13 'Ceremony of Carols'
[12/8/2009]
Traditional English choral celebration to be held in Truett Seminary's Powell Chapel.
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Christmastime at Baylor: Ice skating, tree lighting and snow!
[12/8/2009]
Yesterday was the last day of classes, so things are a little slow around campus as students prepare for final exams (which begin Thursday). Since Thanksgiving, however, things have been anything but slow around Baylor!
Winter festivities began on the first day back after Thanksgiving, as Student Activities and the Baylor Interfraternity Council presented “Baylor on [...]
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Willow Creek Leadership Brown Bag 11:45 today
[12/9/2009]
The final session of the fall Willow Creek Leadership Brown Bag Luncheon Series will meet at 11:45 a.m. today in Pat Neff 300. Today's session is "Stand Up and Lead" with Wendy Kopp, founder of Teach for America.
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Call for Outstanding Staff Award nominations
[12/9/2009]
Please be reminded that all nominations for the Outstanding Staff Award must be received by 5 p.m. on Friday, December 18, 2009 to be considered. Recipients of the 2009 Outstanding Staff Awards will be recognized during the Spring Staff Forum in January.
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Baylor University Welcomes Dr. Martin Marty
[12/9/2009]
On January 17-18, at 7 pm each night in Waco Hall, Dr. Martin Marty and a diverse panel of experts will share their views on what the next 400 years might hold for the Baptist denomination.
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Baylor Invites Community to Dec. 13 'Ceremony of Carols'
[12/9/2009]
Baylor University's Office of Spiritual Life will present Benjamin Britten's "A Ceremony of Carols" at 6 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 13, in the Paul W. Powell Chapel at Truett Seminary. The Christmas worship service is open to the public.
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