News Archives – March 2010

Mar
31
2010
For years, Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups have been advertised as “two great tastes that taste great together.” The same could be said of a new Baylor research project that over the next three years will examine the impact of religious communities on entrepreneurial behavior.
After all, in Baylor you have one of the world’s foremost Christian …
Mar
29
2010
The Official Baylor University Facebook page, the place for celebrating the good news about Baylor University and the entire Baylor family, hit 25,000 fans this month, giving the Baylor family even more reason to celebrate.
Mar
26
2010
Students at Baylor University will spread across the Waco community to celebrate a day of service with Baylor's biannual Steppin' Out at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 27. Steppin' Out brings together student organizations to give back to the Waco community, whether it's painting homes, picking up trash from the shores of Lake Waco or cleaning up local elementary schools.
Mar
25
2010
With temperatures hovering around 40 degrees, rain coming down, and a strong north wind blowing about 30 mph, Student Foundation leaders had to make the difficult decision to cancel Saturday’s Bearathon. But that didn’t keep a hardy group of about 50 competitors from running the race — led by senior Matt Ison (pictured at right …
Mar
25
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.
Mar
25
2010
Three Baylor University juniors - Katie Jo Baumgardner of Louisburg, Kan., Saralyn Salisbury of Cypress and Kaitlin Speer of San Antonio - are among 176 finalists for the 2010 Truman Scholarship, which recognizes college juniors with exceptional leadership potential who are committed to careers in government, the nonprofit or advocacy sectors, education or elsewhere in the public service.
Mar
24
2010
For years, Nancy Parrish, MA '80, has led the push to honor the Fly Girls of World War II -- female pilots who, after serving their country during WWII, were ignored for decades. If that story sounds familiar, you might be remembering an exhibit you saw at Baylor's Mayborn Museum, the cover story from the …
Mar
19
2010
The McBride Center for International Business at Baylor University will host the Global Business Forum from Tuesday, March 23, to Friday, March 26 in the Cashion Academic Building of the Hankamer School of Business on the Baylor campus. The forum will include prominent international speakers, film presentations and panel discussions by international students. All lectures and activities will focus on the theme of "International Issues in Health Care."
Mar
16
2010
As Baylor football opened its spring football practice on March 16, the team's indoor practice facility has earned a major environmental rating. As a result, Baylor University's Jay and Jenny Allison Indoor Football Practice Facility has become the nation's first true football field house to be awarded a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Silver Rating by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) in its New Construction rating system.
Mar
12
2010
It’s not every day you get to meet one of the world’s most successful businessmen, so Baylor students soaked in the experience during a recent trip to Omaha, Neb., where they joined several other college groups in meeting with multibillionaire investor Warren Buffett.
Buffett — recently recognized as the world’s third-richest man by Forbes, behind only …
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
8
2010
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.
Mar
5
2010
University officials announced Thursday that an anonymous Baylor graduate has pledged his or her estate, conservatively estimated to be in the $200 million range, to the University. The funds will benefit medical research in the College of Arts and Sciences, the School of Social Work, and other programs.
When numbers that large are tossed around, some …
Mar
5
2010
Richard Wilbur, U.S. Poet Laureate and Pulitzer-prize winner, will give this year's Albaugh Lecture, "An Evening with Richard Wilbur," at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 16, in the Barfield Drawing Room in the Bill Daniel Student Center on the Baylor campus.
Mar
4
2010
Habitat for Humanity was founded in Georgia in 1976; eleven years later, Baylor Habitat became the first Habitat Campus Chapter in the world. Today, there are nearly 500 campus chapters at U.S. high schools and colleges, and Baylor’s — the granddaddy of them all, so to speak — is still going strong.
Baylor Habitat for Humanity …
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. The gift is the second-largest gift made to a Texas college or university and ranks among the top 20 private gifts made to higher education in the United States.
Mar
1
2010
For over 20 years, Baylor has held a strong leadership role in the ACM International Collegiate Programming Contest (ICPC), a global competition sponsored by IBM with over 22,000 participants from nearly 2,000 universities. Students from 82 countries on every continent but Antarctica participate in regional competitions that advance teams on to the annual ACM-ICPC World …
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.
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