Faculty & Staff News: News from Baylor

Feb
12
2016

Prize-winning Author and Vietnam Vet Tim O’Brien Will Lecture at Baylor Feb. 18 and 19

WACO, Texas (Feb. 12, 2016) — Novelist Tim O’Brien, a Vietnam veteran who has written extensively about the war and has been nominated for the Pulitzer Prize, will do a reading and speak about the process of writing his most celebrated novel, “The Things They Carried,” at Baylor on Feb. 18 and 19.

Feb
11
2016

Armstrong Browning Library Will Host ‘Broadway at the Movies,’ Its Eighth Annual Valentine’s Day Extravaganza

WACO, Texas (Feb. 11, 2016) – Baylor University’s Armstrong Browning Library will present “Broadway at the Movies,” its Eighth Annual Valentine’s Day Extravaganza at 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 13, in Armstrong Browning Library.

Feb
11
2016

Author Discusses Entrepreneurs as Leaders in the Aftermath of Natural Disasters

WACO, Texas (Feb. 11, 2016) – Virgil Storr, Ph.D., senior research fellow at the Mercatus Center, will give a lecture on his most recent book, "Community Revival in the Wake of Disaster: Lessons in Local Entrepreneurship," from 5:15 to 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 23, in Room 240 of the Paul L. Foster Campus for Business and Innovation.

Feb
11
2016

Baylor Center for Christian Music Studies Presents Annual Sacred Harp Sing Event

WACO, Texas (Feb. 11, 2016) – The Baylor University Center for Christian Music Studies will host Sacred Harp Sing from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 13, in the Great Hall of George W. Truett Theological Seminary.

Feb
11
2016

Baylor Law School To Host Annual People’s Law School Feb. 13

WACO, Texas (Feb. 11, 2016) – Baylor Law School presents its 11th annual People’s Law School, a free half-day curriculum of courses designed to educate the public about their legal rights and to make the law user-friendly.

Feb
11
2016

Behind the Scenes of Sing: The Student Production Committee

WACO, Texas (Feb. 11, 2016) – All-University Sing is one of the most well known and beloved Baylor traditions. The music, the dancing and, of course, the singing comprise acts that represent months of hard work by all the groups involved. Baylor students are responsible for the performances in their entirety. There are moves to be choreographed, costumes to be sewn, backdrops to be painted and lines to be learned.

Feb
9
2016

Political Science Department Screening 'Rejection: The Fight For Ukraine'

WACO, Texas (Feb. 9, 2016) – The 2015 documentary "Rejection: The Fight for Ukraine" will show from 6 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 10, in Draper Academic Building, Room 152.

Feb
9
2016

VeinViewer Vein Finding Technology Gifted to Baylor Nursing School

DALLAS, Texas (Feb. 9, 2016) – The Baylor University Louise Herrington School of Nursing recently received an in-kind gift from Christie Medical Holdings, Inc. of a VeinViewer Vision HD, a vein finder technology for use in the nursing school simulation lab.

Feb
5
2016

Baylor Theatre Presents ‘Mary Stuart: Historical Revival of Power and Passion’

WACO, Texas (Feb. 5, 2016) – Baylor University Theatre will begin the spring 2016 season with Friedrich Schiller’s "Mary Stuart," the story of Mary, Queen of Scots, and her sudden incarceration and pending execution at the hands of her cousin, Queen Elizabeth I.

Feb
4
2016

Baylor Researcher Uncovers Ancient Wildebeest-Like Animal ‘Strange Adaptation’ Similar to Dinosaur

WACO, Texas (Feb. 4, 2016) – While studying fossilized skulls of Rusingoryx atopocranion, an extinct wildebeest-like animal, unearthed on Kenya’s Rusinga Island, researchers discovered that the mammal had a very unusual, trumpet-like nasal dome similar to lambeosaurine hadrosaur dinosaurs that lived during the Cretaceous period.

Feb
3
2016

Campus Diversity Committee Will Host Cultural Connection Celebration

WACO, Texas (Feb. 3, 2016) – The Campus Diversity Committee will host the 6th Annual Cultural Connection Celebration from 5:30 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 4, in the Meyer Conference Center of the Paul L. Foster Campus for Business and Innovation (Foster 250).

Feb
3
2016

Mosquito Expert on Zika Virus: ‘I Am Confident We Will See Transmission This Summer’

WACO, Texas (Feb. 3, 2016) – The World Health Organization (WHO) this week declared the Zika virus – a mosquito-borne illness – an international public health emergency.

Feb
3
2016

Super Bowl Fun for the Little Ones on the Big Day

WACO, Texas (Feb. 3, 2016) — Super Bowl Sunday is nearly here, and you’re planning to throw — or go — to a party with friends and families. So what do you do with the young’uns to keep them happy and occupied while you watch the game in (relative) peace? Baylor expert gives tips.

Feb
2
2016

Sleep, the Solar System Examined in Mayborn Museum's Science Thursdays

WACO, Texas (Feb. 2, 2016) – What do carbon dioxide, sleep loss and algae have in common? All are topics of this semester's Science Thursdays at the Mayborn Museum.

Jan
29
2016

Mayborn Museum Director’s Forum Lecture Series Focuses on Cotton Industry

WACO, Texas (Feb. 1, 2016) – Watson C. Arnold, M.D., Ph.D., will be the guest lecturer for Baylor University’s Mayborn Museum Complex Director’s Forum Lecture Series on Feb. 4-5.

Jan
29
2016

Political Duels at Work? Communication Expert Offers Nine Tips to Keep the Peace

WACO, Texas (Feb. 1, 2016) — Sparring over immigration reform, ISIS and whether Trump should be in the White House can go quickly from casual to spirited to heated during water-cooler chats at work or in staff meetings. A Baylor expert offers suggestions on dodging debate disasters.

Jan
29
2016

Renowned Lecturer, Rabbi to Discuss Future of Jewish-Christian Relations

WACO, Texas (Jan. 29, 2016) – The Baylor Institute for Studies of Religion will host Rabbi Yitzchok Adlerstein for a lecture about Christianity and Judaism at 3:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 1, in Paul W. Powell Chapel at Truett Seminary.

Jan
29
2016

St. Olaf Choir Will Perform A Cappella Spiritual Arrangement at Baylor on Feb. 4

WACO, Texas (Jan. 29, 2016) – The St. Olaf Choir, a famous a cappella choir, will perform at Baylor at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 4 in the Jones Concert Hall of Glennis McCrary Music Building.

Jan
27
2016

Baylor Model UN Students Recognized at Texas Model United Nations Conference

WACO, Texas (Jan. 27, 2016) – Baylor University’s Model UN Team received two team awards and three individual awards in the second annual Texas Model United National Conference, which included participants from universities in Texas, Washington, D.C., Puerto Rico and Turkey.

Jan
25
2016

***SOLD OUT*** - Student Activities, Sony Pictures to Provide Free Advance Screening of Baylor Alum’s Epic Film “Risen”

WACO, Texas (Jan. 25, 2016) – ***THIS EVENT IS SOLD OUT.*** Baylor University’s department of student activities, in conjunction with Sony Pictures, will host an advanced screening of the film Risen, directed by well-known Hollywood director, screenwriter and Baylor alumnus Kevin Reynolds, B.A. (Law) ’74, J.D. ’76, at 8 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 26, at the Waco Hippodrome, 724 Austin Ave. in downtown Waco.