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Baylor Academy for Leader Development Lecture Series Welcomes Former U.S. Assistant Secretary of Education Diane Ravitch
WACO, Texas (Jan. 23, 3015) – The Baylor University Academy for Leader Development will welcome former U.S. Assistant Secretary of Education Diane Ravitch, Ph.D., research professor of education at New York University, at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 27, in Jones Concert Hall.
WACO, Texas (Jan. 23, 2015) – What do a French writer and a French king have in common?
Truett Seminary at Baylor University Receives $500,000 Lilly Endowment Grant to Strengthen Preaching
WACO, Texas (Jan. 23, 2015) — Baylor University’s George W. Truett Theological Seminary has been awarded a $500,000 grant from Lilly Endowment Inc. as part of the Endowment’s “Initiative to Strengthen the Quality of Preaching.”
WACO, Texas (Jan. 22, 2015) – Each year, an exclusive group of academic titles are selected by Choice, a premier source of academic books and digital resources for scholars and students in higher education. This year, two Baylor professors made the list: Jerold Waltman, Ph.D., professor of political science, for his book “Congress, the Supreme Court, and Religious Liberty,” and Timothy Burns, Ph.D., professor of political science, for his book “Shakespeare’s Political Wisdom.”
WACO, Texas (Jan. 22, 2015) – Baylor University’s Department of Spiritual Life looks forward to welcoming noteworthy guests to chapel services this spring.
WACO, Texas (Jan. 22, 2015) – Baylor University will welcome alumnus (David) Crowder and the Crowder Neon Steeple Tour to Waco Hall at 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 8.
WACO, Texas (Jan. 22, 2015) — Sound sleep in young and middle-aged people helps memory and learning, but as they hit their seventh, eighth and ninth decades — and generally don’t sleep as much or as well — sleep is not linked so much to memory, a Baylor researcher says.
WACO, Texas (Jan. 22, 2015) -- As a part of Baylor’s Department of Physics 2015 Spring Physics Colloquium Series, two visiting lecturers will speak about string theory and nanophotonics.
WACO, Texas (Jan. 21, 2015) -Roger Kirk, Ph.D., Baylor University Distinguished Professor of Psychology and Neuroscience, has been named the recipient of the Charles L. Brewer Distinguished Teaching of Psychology Award by the American Psychological Association (APA).
WACO, Texas (Jan. 20, 2015) — Nearly 24 years after the 1991 Gulf War, a Baylor University scientist has identified a significant link between Gulf War illness (GWI) and a genetic factor that can render some individuals more susceptible to adverse effects of certain chemicals.
WACO, Texas (Jan. 19, 2015) – Baylor University announced today that former U.S. Rep. Frank Wolf, who represented Virginia’s 10th District in Congress from 1981 until his retirement on Jan. 3, has been named the Jerry and Susie Wilson Chair in Religious Freedom.
Baylor Professor Receives Grant from the Fatherhood Research and Practice Network to Evaluate an Ohio Fatherhood Program
WACO, Texas (Jan. 15, 2015) – The Fatherhood Research and Practice Network (FRPN), a collaboration between Temple University and the Center for Policy Research (CPR) in Denver has awarded $100,000 to Baylor University’s Program on Prosocial Behavior, an arm of the Institute for Studies of Religion (ISR), to evaluate the TYRO Dads program operated by The RIDGE Project, Inc., Ohio.
WACO, Texas (Jan. 16, 2015) – He had a dream. Even so many years later, Martin Luther King Jr.’s contagious vision of human rights and equality continues to inspire and uplift. In honor of Dr. King, Baylor University along with local organizations will be hosting a series of events to celebrate and memorialize his life and legacy.
WACO, Texas (Jan. 16, 2015) – The Martin Museum of Art will present works by Karl Umlauf, a Baylor University art professor and Artist-in-Residence, from Tuesday, Jan. 20, through Sunday, March 1.
WACO, Texas (Jan. 15, 2015)—Summoning Captain Planet and the Planeteers.
WACO, Texas (Jan. 13, 2015) — Baylor University is mourning the passing of Ralph Storm, a distinguished alumnus, former Trustee/Regent and Founders Medallion recipient, who with his late wife, Jean, lived a life devoted to God, each other, their family and alma mater. Ralph Storm died Jan. 7 in California.
WACO, Texas (Jan. 12, 2015) – As long as there are servers in restaurants, there will be disagreeable customers who give them a hard time. Are those customers always right? And how should a server respond?
WACO, Texas (Jan. 13, 2015) — For Jewish Americans, going to synagogue makes a difference for health, according to a study of five large Jewish urban communities by Baylor University’s Institute for Studies of Religion (ISR).
WACO, Texas (Jan. 12, 2015) — More than a third of American clergy members are obese, with stress, longer hours, being underpaid and lack of self-care among the reasons, according to a Baylor University study. But the pastoral profession has some built-in prevention methods that can help clergy be healthier if they take advantage of them.
Baylor President to Address Central Texas Superintendents and Pastors on the Role of Clergy in Supporting Public Education
WACO, Texas (Jan. 9, 2015) — Baylor University and President Ken Starr will host a luncheon conversation among Central Texas superintendents and local pastors to explore the ways pastors can support local teachers and schools and advocate for high-quality public education in their communities and across Texas. The event will take place at 11:30 a.m. Monday, Jan. 12, at Baylor’s George W. Truett Theological Seminary, located at 1100 S. Third Street.
Baylor Sociologist Earns Award from Gerontological Society of America for Her Research on Older Adults
WACO, Texas (Jan. 8, 2015) — Lindsay R. Wilkinson, Ph.D., an assistant professor in the department of sociology in Baylor University’s College of Arts & Sciences, has won the 2014 Senior Service America Junior Scholar Award from the Gerontological Society of America.
Couples' Conflicts: Withdrawal or Expecting Your Romantic Partner to Mind-Read Harms Relationships, But in Different Ways, Baylor Study Finds
WACO, Texas (Jan. 7, 2015) — When you have a conflict with your spouse or significant other, do you withdraw like a turtle into its shell? Or perhaps you expect your partner to be a mind reader about what ticks you off? Both of those responses can harm a relationship, but in different ways and for different reasons, according to a Baylor study.
WACO, Texas (Jan. 5, 2015) – Baylor’s Mayborn Museum Complex will host Scholastic’s “The Magic School Bus Kicks Up a Storm” traveling exhibit Jan. 17-April 12, 2015.
WACO, Texas (Dec. 29, 2014) – For the first time in its history, the Baylor Bear Foundation (BBF) has achieved a total of more than 5,000 members, and the organization is projected to set a record in annual fundraising of approximately $14 million to support student-athlete scholarships and other athletics programs.
WACO, Texas (Dec. 28, 2014) -- Baylor University is mourning the passing of Dr. Randy Lofgren, B.M.Ed. ’62, M.M. ’70 and Ed.D. ’74, retired associate vice president of constituent engagement, who died Dec. 26 at the age of 74. A memorial service will be held at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 30, at Calvary Baptist Church, 1001 North 18th A Street in Waco, with Dr. Randall O'Brien officiating.
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