Media Kits

Ancient Manuscripts Research

Baylor University is among a select few institutions participating in the Green Scholars Initiative, an international project that gives undergraduate humanities students rare hands-on research with fragments of ancient, rare manuscripts of Greek classical poetry, Greek philosophy and Judeo-Christian Scriptures retrieved from papier-mache-like mummy wrappings on loan to Baylor. The project eventually will involve more than 100 universities, with Baylor as the primary academic research partner. Research materials are provided from the massive Green Collection, one of the world's newest and largest collections of items such as Dead Sea Scrolls, a letter by Martin Luther and a fourth-century Alexandrian casket cover.

Baylor Religion Survey

The Baylor Religion Survey is the most extensive and sensitive study of religion ever conducted into American religious attitudes, behaviors and beliefs. With initial funding from the John Templeton Foundation and a partnership with the Gallup Organization, Baylor Religion Survey researchers have been able to provide context on several hot-button issues within America's religious landscape, such as the significance of religion in America, the "supersizing" of faith at America's Megachurches, religious and paranormal beliefs, the link between religion and physical and mental health, and religion's impact on work and entrepreneurship, among many other issues.

Baylor Research and Innovation Collaborative

The Baylor Research and Innovation Collaborative (BRIC) is the first, and cornerstone, facility of a 21-acre discovery complex that will evolve into the Central Texas Technology and Research Park as tenants populate the park over the next few decades. It will provide researchers, organizations and private companies with 300,000 square feet of physical space for labs, research centers, industry collaborative space, workforce training and symposia meeting venues for up to 300 attendees. Additionally, science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) space and an Innovative Business Accelerator are planned.

McLane Stadium

Now under construction, the $260 million McLane Stadium will hold 45,000 spectators, with the flexibility to expand to 55,000 in the future, and feature the Umphrey Pedestrian Bridge crossing the Brazos connecting the stadium to the campus. Construction began in fall 2012 following a successful fundraising campaign during spring and summer, along with $35 million in approved TIF funding from the city of Waco. The stadium complex is expected to be completed in fall 2014. In addition to moving football games to the Baylor campus, the McLane Stadium project is expected to help stimulate riverfront development, revitalize downtown Waco and bring jobs and economic development to the region.

Exhuming Immigrant Remains

Baylor anthropologist Dr. Lori Baker, who was featured on the National Geographic Channel series, The Decrypters, took 18 students to a Texas border town to help identify those that died while crossing the Mexico-Texas border last summer. In May, Dr. Baker will return to the border to continue exhuming remains in an effort to identify the unknown.Baker, who was instrumental in developing a missing person's database with Mexico, works on behalf of her program called "Reuniting Families." She, along with her team, exhumes bodies at pauper's cemeteries and conducts DNA tests in an effort to identify the unknown and repatriate their remains to their families in Mexico.

Higgs Boson Research

Baylor University physicists have contributed to the Higgs Boson findings. Since 2010, Baylor researchers in the university's Experimental High Energy Physics group have been engaged in the experimental particle physics research being conducted at the European Center for Nuclear Research (CERN) in Geneva, Switzerland. The Baylor group has also been involved with similar research at Fermilab, a U.S. Department of Energy laboratory in Illinois, since 2005. The High Energy Physics group at Baylor is led by Dr. Jay Dittmann and Dr. Kenichi Hatakeyama.

iCivics Baylor Model

Founded by retired Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor in 2009, iCivics provides youth access to engaging civics education through 16 online educational games that teach civics concepts. In 2011, the Baylor University School of Education, Baylor Law School, and Waco and Midway Independent School Districts collaborated on a nine-month long study to test the effectiveness of iCivics on primary and middle school students, which led to the development of the iCivics Baylor Model.

Paul L. Foster Campus for Business and Innovation

Since 2001, Baylor University has invested more than $1 billion in new academic, residential and athletics facilities on its campus. In fall 2015, Baylor will open a dynamic new home for the University’s nationally ranked Hankamer School of Business: the $100 million, 275,000-square-foot Paul L. Foster Campus for Business and Innovation.

Small Business and Community Health Research

Counties and parishes with a greater concentration of small, locally-owned businesses have healthier populations - with lower rates of mortality, obesity and diabetes - than do those that rely on large companies with "absentee" owners, according to a national study by sociologists at Baylor University and LSU.

Whale Earplug Reveals Lifetime Contaminant Exposure and Hormone Profiles

Baylor University researchers Dr. Stephen Trumble, assistant professor of biology, and Dr. Sascha Usenko, assistant professor of environmental science, are currently studying whale earplugs, specifically earwax, to learn more about the animal's possible exposure to contaminants and how pollutants affects its physiology.