News Archives – February 2013

Feb
19
2013
Dante's "The Divine Comedy" is considered to be the greatest literary work composed in the Italian language. The epic poem will be the topic of an upcoming seminar when the Honors College at Baylor University hosts Susanna Barsella, Ph.D., professor of Italian at Fordham University. The seminar will take place at 5 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 19, in the Reading Room at Alexander Hall, 1413 S. Seventh St., on the Baylor campus.
Feb
15
2013
The pills we pop to relieve anxiety may affect the behavior of fish in nearby rivers, and eventually, the entire aquatic ecosystem, new research in the journal "Science" suggests.
Feb
15
2013
Many of the drugs we take aren't actually digested -- they pass through our bodies, and down through the sewer pipes. Traces of those drugs end up in the bodies of fish and other wildlife. Nobody's sure what effect they have.

Now, a paper being published in "Science" magazine finds that drugs for anxiety drugs -- even at these very low levels -- can affect the behavior of fish.
Feb
7
2013
Wartime is known not only for the death of men and women, but for the death of morals.

Dr. Alan Jacobs, the Clyde S. Kilby Chair Professor of English at Wheaton College, believes he might have a remedy.

Jacobs will join the Honors College in fall 2013 and present the lecture "Christian Humanism in Time of War" as a part of the Honors College Lecture Series. The lecture explores the beliefs of poet W.H. Auden, literary scholar C.S. Lewis and theologian Jacques Maritain.
Feb
4
2013
Baylor University welcomes Alan Jacobs, Ph.D., The Clyde S. Kilby Chair Professor of English at Wheaton College, as the next guest speaker in its Honors College lecture series. The event will take place at 4 p.m. Monday, Feb. 4, in the Drawing Room of Memorial Residence Hall, 1425 S. Seventh St.
Feb
4
2013
An undergraduate research team is piloting a study on an Austrian manuscript dated from the 1380s.

Baylor students are the first to study this document.
Feb
4
2013
Christians crossed ethnic boundaries Thursday to explore how Waco churches serve immigrants in the community.

Only a few days after a bipartisan group of U.S. senators agreed on a way to overhaul the current immigration system, Calvary Baptist Church came together with 20 local churches during "God's Heart toward Immigrants," to challenge how immigrants were seen in the church.
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