News Archives – April 2010

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
26
2010
After a comprehensive national search, Baylor University has named Dr. R. Brian Webb, Managing Director of UBS Global Asset Management in Dallas, as the university's Chief Investment Officer. He will join Baylor on June 1.
Apr
23
2010
Over the years, I’ve come to understand the value of connections, particularly within the Baylor family. A few years back when I was looking for a new job, I found out just how handy my friends and acquaintances could be in landing an interview (and eventually being hired) for the job I wanted. It used …
Apr
21
2010
Athletic success — be it the Baylor men’s and women’s basketball teams this spring, the volleyball team’s Sweet 16 run last fall, the tennis teams’ run of Big 12 dominance, or excellence in any other sport — can be a lot of fun as well as a a boost to the university in other areas …
Apr
20
2010
Dr. Joyce Jones, The Joyce Oliver Bowden professor of music, professor of organ and organist in residence at Baylor University, has been named the Cornelia Marschall Smith Professor of the Year. The award was presented during the annual Honors Convocation held April 14 at Baylor.
Apr
19
2010
As many Schools of Music have reduced or dropped teaching the organ, competition for spots in Baylor’s organ program remains stiff — in large part due to the presence of Dr. Joyce Jones, the Joyce Oliver Bowden Professor of Music and Organist in Residence and this year’s recipient of the Cornelia Marschall Smith Professor of …
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
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
Two years ago, we wrote about a new technique for measuring blood glucose levels that used electromagnetic sensors (rather than needle pricks). The sensor, created by electrical and computer engineering professor Dr. Randall Jean, promised a noninvasive alternative for diabetics who have to monitor their blood sugar levels, but it was far from ready for …
Apr
16
2010
Dr. Steven Weinberg, professor of physics at the University of Texas at Austin and Nobel Laureate has been invited to speak at the Baylor Particle Physics Seminar presented by the Office of the Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences and the department of physics.
Apr
16
2010
Baylor Law School's Trial Advocacy program was ranked the fourth best in the nation in the law specialty rankings in U.S. News and World Report's 2011 edition of "America's Best Graduate Schools." Last year, the Baylor Law Trial Advocacy program ranked seventh.
Apr
15
2010
Baylor University graduates Kirsten Appleyard, Lisa Funkhouser and Carrie Wallis have been selected as the inaugural recipients of the F. Ray Wilson II Award for Best Thesis, which honors the life of the beloved Baylor professor of biology and Master Teacher, who directed 37 Honors theses during more than 30 years of teaching at the university.
Apr
15
2010
Whether you live in Waco or Warsaw, Texas or Timbuktu, there are plenty of ways to stay connected to Baylor. Over 25,000 Bears have already become fans of Baylor on the University's official Facebook page, where you'll find news, videos, photo albums and more.
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Twitter, where @BaylorProud is just one of many …
Apr
15
2010
As a child, Chet Garner, JD '06, toured Texas in his family's Suburban, stopping at most every small town museum and barbecue joint along the way. After graduating at the top of his class from Baylor Law School in 2006, Garner has returned to his first love as host and producer of "The Daytripper," airing …
Apr
15
2010
Waco Mayor Virginia DuPuy will throw out the ceremonial first pitch of the Baylor Bears' matchup with the University of Nebraska Cornhuskers on Saturday, April 24 at Baylor Ballpark. The game is part of a free event, the Sixth Annual Heart of Texas Community Tailgate. DuPuy is an alumna of Baylor.
Apr
13
2010
As we noted last week, the Baylor family lost a good one last week when longtime professor Robert Reid passed away at the age of 88. Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. this Thursday at Grace Gardens Funeral Home in Waco, with a public graveside service the next day at 2 p.m. …
Apr
12
2010
Two years ago, a Baylor University researcher developed an effective and accurate electromagnetic sensor that provides diabetics a noninvasive alternative to reading their blood glucose levels. There was just one problem: it was too big to carry around.
Apr
9
2010
Baylor University lost one of its great ambassadors Thursday when longtime professor Robert Reid passed away a week after his 88th birthday.
Reid first came to Baylor in 1946, earning his master’s degree in history a year later. He then headed to Brown University for his doctoral work, but before he could complete it, he answered …
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
It's easy to find information on Judge Ken Starr's impressive professional career; as one friend noted, "his resume is on Wikipedia." Seeing him last week at the Baylor men's basketball Elite Eight game with a friend of his -- former President George H.W. Bush -- I started wondering what exactly led him to Baylor and …
Apr
1
2010
Two non-resident research fellows of the Baylor University's Institute for Studies of Religion (ISR) - Dr. Jiexia (Elisa) Zhai and Dr. J. Gordon Melton - have been named recipients of a Pentecostal and Charismatic Research Initiative Grant from the University of Southern California's Center for Religion and Civic Culture. The grant will allow the ISR researchers to pursue a focused study of the True Jesus Church, the largest Pentecostal movement operating among Chinese Christians worldwide.
Apr
1
2010
The director of the Baylor University School of Social Work's doctoral program will receive the University of Hong Kong Young Scholar Award for Outstanding Abstract at the 2010 Joint World Conference on Social Work and Social Development in June.
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