Graduating seniors in the Honors Program in the Honors College are presenting thesis research projects during the 25th annual J. Harry and Anna Jeanes Academic Honors Week. “This is an opportunity for other students and faculty to see the fruit of the thesis process. For the student making the presentation, this is often great training for graduate or professional school where scholarship will continue to be shared with the larger academy,” said Albert Beck, Ph.D., admissions and advisement coordinator for the Honors Program.
This article about how social media has changed mourning the dead quotes Candi Cann, Ph.D., assistant professor in Baylor’s Interdisciplinary Core and author of “Virtual Afterlives: Grieving the Dead in the Twenty-First Century.” While past traditions included photos of the dead and wearing black armbands, “I really believe that a lot of these social media mourning rituals are popping up because people aren't able to mourn in public spaces the way that they used to,” Cann said. “People have this need to be recognized as grievers."
Jonathan Tran, Ph.D., associate professor of religion in the College of Arts & Sciences, was chosen for the 2017 Collins Outstanding Professor Award by the senior class. On April 20, 2017, Dr. Jonathan Tran will be giving a lecture titled "My Life With Students: Wittgensteinian Thoughts on Baylor Students." Dr. Tran is an Associate Professor in the Department of Religion and Faculty Steward of the Honors Residential College. There will be a reception following the lecture.