Faculty & Staff News: News from Baylor

Jan
23
2015

Modern Languages and Cultures Hosts Colloquium

WACO, Texas (Jan. 23, 2015) – What do a French writer and a French king have in common?

Jan
23
2015

Truett Seminary at Baylor University Receives $500,000 Lilly Endowment Grant to Strengthen Preaching

WACO, Texas (Jan. 23, 2015) — Baylor University’s George W. Truett Theological Seminary has been awarded a $500,000 grant from Lilly Endowment Inc. as part of the Endowment’s “Initiative to Strengthen the Quality of Preaching.”

Jan
22
2015

Baylor Political Science Professors Awarded Outstanding Academic Titles by Choice Magazine

WACO, Texas (Jan. 22, 2015) – Each year, an exclusive group of academic titles are selected by Choice, a premier source of academic books and digital resources for scholars and students in higher education. This year, two Baylor professors made the list: Jerold Waltman, Ph.D., professor of political science, for his book “Congress, the Supreme Court, and Religious Liberty,” and Timothy Burns, Ph.D., professor of political science, for his book “Shakespeare’s Political Wisdom.”

Jan
22
2015

Chapel Highlights for the Spring Semester

WACO, Texas (Jan. 22, 2015) – Baylor University’s Department of Spiritual Life looks forward to welcoming noteworthy guests to chapel services this spring.

Jan
22
2015

Crowder Brings Neon Steeple Tour to Waco Hall April 8

WACO, Texas (Jan. 22, 2015) – Baylor University will welcome alumnus (David) Crowder and the Crowder Neon Steeple Tour to Waco Hall at 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 8. Tickets go on sale Friday, Jan. 23.

Jan
22
2015

Sleep Tight and Stay Bright? Invest Now, Baylor Researcher Says

WACO, Texas (Jan. 22, 2015) — Sound sleep in young and middle-aged people helps memory and learning, but as they hit their seventh, eighth and ninth decades — and generally don’t sleep as much or as well — sleep is not linked so much to memory, a Baylor researcher says.

Jan
22
2015

Visiting Physicists to Unravel and Shed Light on Physical Mysteries

WACO, Texas (Jan. 22, 2015) -- As a part of Baylor’s Department of Physics 2015 Spring Physics Colloquium Series, two visiting lecturers will speak about string theory and nanophotonics.

Jan
21
2015

Baylor University Professor Receives Charles L. Brewer Distinguished Teaching of Psychology Award

WACO, Texas (Jan. 21, 2015) -Roger Kirk, Ph.D., Baylor University Distinguished Professor of Psychology and Neuroscience, has been named the recipient of the Charles L. Brewer Distinguished Teaching of Psychology Award by the American Psychological Association (APA).

Jan
20
2015

Baylor Scientist Finds First Direct Evidence of Gene-Exposure Link in Gulf War Illness

WACO, Texas (Jan. 20, 2015) — Nearly 24 years after the 1991 Gulf War, a Baylor University scientist has identified a significant link between Gulf War illness (GWI) and a genetic factor that can render some individuals more susceptible to adverse effects of certain chemicals.

Jan
19
2015

Former U.S. Congressman Frank Wolf Named Wilson Chair in Religious Freedom at Baylor University

WACO, Texas (Jan. 19, 2015) – Baylor University announced today that former U.S. Rep. Frank Wolf, who represented Virginia’s 10th District in Congress from 1981 until his retirement on Jan. 3, has been named the Jerry and Susie Wilson Chair in Religious Freedom.

Jan
16
2015

Martin Museum of Art Presents Karl Umlauf Exhibition and Gallery Talk

WACO, Texas (Jan. 16, 2015) – The Martin Museum of Art will present works by Karl Umlauf, a Baylor University art professor and Artist-in-Residence, from Tuesday, Jan. 20, through Sunday, March 1.

Jan
15
2015

Environmental Health Science Hosts World-Class Spring Lecture Series

WACO, Texas (Jan. 15, 2015)—Summoning Captain Planet and the Planeteers.

Jan
13
2015

Baylor Mourns Passing of Founders Medal Recipient, Former Regent Ralph Storm

WACO, Texas (Jan. 13, 2015) — Baylor University is mourning the passing of Ralph Storm, a distinguished alumnus, former Trustee/Regent and Founders Medallion recipient, who with his late wife, Jean, lived a life devoted to God, each other, their family and alma mater. Ralph Storm died Jan. 7 in California.

Jan
12
2015

Is the customer always right? Workplace deviance expert tackles age-old question

WACO, Texas (Jan. 12, 2015) – As long as there are servers in restaurants, there will be disagreeable customers who give them a hard time. Are those customers always right? And how should a server respond?

Jan
12
2015

Jewish Americans Who Attend Synagogue Enjoy Better Health, Baylor Study Finds

WACO, Texas (Jan. 13, 2015) — For Jewish Americans, going to synagogue makes a difference for health, according to a study of five large Jewish urban communities by Baylor University’s Institute for Studies of Religion (ISR).

Jan
12
2015

Portly Pastors Widespread, but Peer Support and Sabbaticals Can Help Fight Fat, Baylor University Study Says

<i>Stress, Long Hours and Being Underpaid — Not Potluck Dinners — Are Major Culprits</i>
WACO, Texas (Jan. 12, 2015) — More than a third of American clergy members are obese, with stress, longer hours, being underpaid and lack of self-care among the reasons, according to a Baylor University study. But the pastoral profession has some built-in prevention methods that can help clergy be healthier if they take advantage of them.

Jan
12
2015

The Promise of a New Year

The New Year has dawned, rich with promise. The bite of wintry temperatures reminds us, as does the calendar itself, that time marches on. May the Year of our Lord 2015 be one rich and abundant with blessings for you and all those you hold dear.

Jan
7
2015

Baylor Sociologist Earns Award from Gerontological Society of America for Her Research on Older Adults

WACO, Texas (Jan. 8, 2015) — Lindsay R. Wilkinson, Ph.D., an assistant professor in the department of sociology in Baylor University’s College of Arts & Sciences, has won the 2014 Senior Service America Junior Scholar Award from the Gerontological Society of America.

Jan
7
2015

Couples’ Conflicts: Withdrawal or Expecting Your Romantic Partner to Mind-Read Harms Relationships, But in Different Ways, Baylor Study Finds

WACO, Texas (Jan. 7, 2015) — When you have a conflict with your spouse or significant other, do you withdraw like a turtle into its shell? Or perhaps you expect your partner to be a mind reader about what ticks you off? Both of those responses can harm a relationship, but in different ways and for different reasons, according to a Baylor study.

Jan
6
2015

Emergency Notification Test Friday

The monthly test of the outdoor mass notification and indoor voice evacuation systems will occur this Friday, January 9th between 2:15 and 2:30 PM. There will be several activations of the systems during this 15 minute period, each activation approximately 30 seconds long.