Jacob Imam, a senior University Scholar at Baylor University, has been selected as one of 32 American university students – and the only student from a Texas university – to receive the prestigious 2016 Marshall Scholarship... The premier scholarly award will allow Imam to fund his studies at Oxford University, where he will seek a master in philosophy degree (M.Phil.) in Islamic studies and history.
William Carey Crane Scholars Program alum Katie Jo Baumgardner Luningham has been named the Burton Distinguished Legal Writing Award Winner, one of the most prestigious national awards for student legal writing. Currently in her third year of law school at the University of Notre Dame, Katie Jo is a 2011 graduate of Baylor University.
Junior Crane Scholar Robin Landrith was named 2015 softball first team Academic All Big 12. Additionally, the Bears' catcher earned Capital One CoSIDA Academic All-District First Team honors, making her eligible to be voted a 2015 Academic All-American.
Baylor forensic anthropologist and Crane Scholar mentor Dr. Lori Baker and her team reach a milestone with the first identification of an unknown immigrant's body in Brooks County, continuing Baker's efforts to bring closure for families missing loved ones
The Waco Tribune-Herald has a cover story today about the families of faculty in residence at Baylor that features Ian Gravagne (leader in the Institute's Conyers Scholars Program for graduate students) and Todd Buras (leader in the Crane Scholars Program for undergraduates).
David Welch, a senior majoring in great texts a participant of the Crane Scholars program, delivered the 2013 student lecture of The Pulse, Baylor's Undergraduate Research Journal, and received the Wallace Daniel Award from Phi Beta Kappa.
Taylor Hoogendoorn, a junior Baylor Business Fellow and Crane Scholar from Elmhurst, Ill., with majors in economics, finance and mathematics, has been elected by the Baylor Board of Regents to serve a one-year term as a non-voting Student Regent.
Two Baylor graduates were awarded participation in the prestigious Lilly Graduate Fellow Program. Sarah Berry and Stephen Margheim, B.A.s '10 and '12 respectively, will participate in the three-year post-doctoral program. Both students participated in the Institute's William Carey Crane Scholars Program.
IFL Director Dr. Darin Davis, Crane Scholars leader Dr. Lori Baker, and Crane Scholar Rachel Butcher were recent participants of λόγος (Logos) at Baylor, a summer institute for undergraduate and graduate students that includes first-hand study of ancient papyrus fragments and parchment manuscripts.
Dr. Lori Baker, associate professor of anthropology at Baylor and Crane Scholars mentor, is being featured by Baylor for work she, colleague Jim Huggins, and their students performed recently to identify the remains of unknown persons in Del Rio, Texas.
Baylor University senior and Crane Scholar Taylor P. Kohn is one of this year's only 282 U.S. undergraduates awarded the Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship, the premier undergraduate award in the United States and its territories in the fields of mathematics, the natural sciences and engineering.
Dr. Lori Baker, associate professor of anthropology and a leader in the Crane Scholars Program, continues to garner attention for her work collecting DNA from and compiling a DNA database of unidentified deceased immigrants found along the US-Mexico border.
Jerry Pattengale, Assistant Provost at Indiana Wesleyan University, reflects upon his experiences at and the broader implications of the recent 2011 Baylor Symposium on Faith and Culture, "Educating for Wisdom in the 21st Century University." His article appears booksandculture.com.
Adam Urrutria (2007) is the latest Baylor University alumnus and former Crane Scholar to be selected as a Lilly Graduate Fellow. He joins fellow Baylor alumni and Crane Scholars Gideon Jeffrey (2010) and Amanda Weppler (2007) in receiving this honor.
Three Baylor students - Greg Bond, George Montanez and Eduardo Torrealba - have been accepted into the National Science Foundation's Graduate Research Fellowship Program, which supports graduate students in science, technology, engineering and mathematics.