Richard Aslanian, director of opera at Baylor University and artistic director of the Lyric Opera of Waco, has been invited to Armenia as the first American to guest conduct at the Armenian National Opera, one of the leading opera houses of the former Soviet republic.
The U.S. Army-Baylor University graduate programs in physical therapy received two prestigious research awards at the 2004 conference of the American Physical Therapy Association. The U.S. Army-Baylor joint programs, based at Fort Sam Houston, San Antonio, also rose in the "Best Graduate Schools" rankings of U.S. News & World Report from 13th nationally in 2001 to fifth in 2004.
Popular radio commentator Paul Harvey used Baylor as an example during his national noon broadcast April 22 about universities and their core course requirements. Harvey spoke about Baylor's "A" rating among the nation's top colleges and universities.
Dr. Edward J. Blum, a postdoctoral fellow and lecturer in the Department of Sociology and the Baylor Interdisciplinary Core (BIC), will be one of two faculty members participating in Campus Living & Learning's "Faculty-in-Residence" initiative this fall at Baylor University.
The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation has announced its Nurse-Family Partnership (NFP) research program will be implemented nationwide in conjunction with the federal Justice Department's Weed and Seed grant program. Dr. Carole Hanks, a professor at Baylor's Louise Herrington School of Nursing, has served 15 years as a co-investigator for the NFP study.
Undergraduate teacher education and advanced preparation programs within Baylor's School of Education have been reaccredited for another two years under new standards set by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE).
Dr. Susan Wallace, associate professor of anthropology and director of Baylor's forensic science program, has been selected by the 2003-2004 senior class as the winner of the 2004 Collins Outstanding Professor Award.