Michael Foley, Ph.D., associate professor of patristics in the Honors College, talks about his belief that “a solid scholarly component that involves careful historical and theological research” in the church will lead to a renewal in the liturgy and in the overall life of the church. “This is not to say that a liturgical quality is simply a matter of scholarship, but it is true that bad scholarship has harmed the liturgy, so we’re trying to reverse some of that,” Foley said.
With a few exceptions, the much-anticipated finale of the critically acclaimed television show “Mad Men” was a disappointment, writes Thomas Hibbs, Ph.D., dean of the Baylor Honors College and Distinguished Professor of Ethics and Culture, in this review. The ending was “a betrayal of the very dramatic strengths of the series, its sense of how illusory happiness is and its sobering skepticism about the prospects for character change.”
Katie Jo Baumgardner Luningham, B.A. ’11 (University Scholar, Great Texts, Political Science) and third-year law student at Notre Dame Law School, has received the Burton Distinguished Legal Writing Award, one of the highest national awards for student legal writing, for her paper “Resisting Rulemaking: Challenging the Montana Settlement’s Title IX Sexual Harassment Blueprint” that was published last year in the Notre Dame Law Review. While at Baylor, Luningham was an undergraduate assistant to Baylor President and Chancellor Ken Starr.