News from Baylor

[BEAR]
9/3/2015
WACO, Texas (Sept. 3, 2015) — A recent study by a multi-disciplinary team of Baylor University researchers found that a popular herbicide does not appear to have a long-term, measurable impact on aquatic plant life.
[Smartphone Family]
9/3/2015
WACO, Texas (Sept. 3, 2015) – You’ve tried to escape it. You really have. But, the constant stream of dings and buzzes from incoming texts and emails are just too much to take. And, before you know it, you’re scanning your smartphone. Again. Can the cycle be broken? Can people really put down their smartphones?
9/2/2015
WACO, Texas (Sept. 2, 2015) – Baylor University’s Board of Regents announced today that they have retained the services of the Philadelphia law firm Pepper Hamilton LLP, to conduct a thorough and independent external investigation into the university’s handling of cases of alleged sexual violence. The investigation will be led by partners Gina Maisto Smith and Leslie Gomez, well-recognized experts in the institutional response to all aspects of sexual misconduct matters.
[Cristian Bratu]
9/1/2015
WACO, Texas (Sept. 1, 2015) – Baylor University’s department of modern languages and cultures in the College of Arts & Sciences will give students an opportunity to experience cultures around the world through film with its ninth World Cinema Series beginning on Tuesday, Sept. 1.
[Institutional Commercial - Faculty]
8/31/2015
WACO, Texas (Aug. 31, 2015) – Baylor University will debut its new television commercial during Friday’s nationally televised football game between Baylor and SMU. The featured game on ESPN, the Bears and Mustangs will kick off at 6 p.m. at Gerald J. Ford Stadium in Dallas.
[Mockingbird poster]
8/28/2015
WACO, Texas (Aug. 28, 2015) – Atticus Finch from Harper Lee’s Pulitzer Prize-winning book “To Kill a Mockingbird” has been a longstanding literary hero, but the publication of the sequel, “Go Set a Watchman,” leaves his hero status in question.
8/28/2015
WACO, Texas (Aug. 28, 2015) – Baylor University President and Chancellor Ken Starr released a statement today, with respect to the university’s internal inquiry and next steps.
[Nursing Passing of the Mantle]
8/28/2015
DALLAS, Texas (Aug. 28, 2015) — The Baylor University Louise Herrington School of Nursing (LHSON) and the Baptist General Convention of Texas (BGCT), also known as Texas Baptists, hosted a Passing of the Mantle building ceremony Wednesday at the BGCT, located at 333 North Washington Ave. in Dallas.
[Robert P. George]
8/27/2015
WACO, Texas (Aug. 31, 2015) – Robert P. George, Ph.D., McCormick Professor of Jurisprudence at Princeton University, has been selected as the guest lecturer at the Baylor Honors College’s 22nd annual Laura Blanche Jackson Endowed Memorial Lectureship in World Issues.
[Brad Paisley's College Tour]
8/26/2015
WACO, Texas (Aug. 26, 2015) – As the 2015 college football season kicks off, country music superstar Brad Paisley and IMG College will bring his show to Baylor University’s Fountain Mall on Friday, Sept. 11, as part of the university’s annual Traditions Rally.
[Heidi Bostic]
8/25/2015
WACO, Texas (Aug. 25, 2015) – Heidi Bostic, Ph.D., professor of French and chair of Baylor University’s department of modern languages and cultures in the College of Arts & Sciences, has been named the 2015 Texas Foreign Language Association (TFLA) Higher Education Administrator of the Year.
[equality and homicide]
8/25/2015
WACO, Texas (Aug. 25, 2015) — The greater a country’s gender equality when it comes to employment, the higher the overall homicide rate, an international Baylor study has found. The "why" is uncertain, but prior research suggests it may be due to threatening male status.
8/21/2015
Statement from Baylor University concerning the conviction of former student-athlete Sam Ukwuachu:

Acts of sexual violence contradict every value Baylor University upholds as a caring Christian community.
[Bill Bailey]
8/20/2015
WACO, Texas (Aug. 20, 2015) – Baylor University is mourning the passing of distinguished alumnus, Waco businessman and former Regent A. W. “Bill” Bailey Jr., who died Aug. 19 in Waco. He was 86.
[yawner]
8/20/2015
WACO, Texas (Aug. 20, 2015) — People with psychopathic characteristics are less likely to be affected by “contagious yawning” than those who are empathetic, according to a Baylor University psychology study.
[Brad Paisley's College Tour]
8/19/2015
NASHVILLE, Tennessee (Aug. 19, 2015) As the 2015 college football season kicks off, country music superstar Brad Paisley and IMG College will be taking his show to Baylor University on Friday, Sept. 11, to provide free entertainment for the campus community. Venue and show details will be announced soon.
[Multiracial congregations]
8/17/2015
WACO, Texas (Aug. 17, 2015) — Troubling questions about multiracial congregations’ potential to address racial inequality are raised by a new national study done by researchers at Baylor University, the University of Southern California and the University of Chicago.
[Move In Recycling]
8/13/2015
WACO, Texas (Aug. 13, 2015) – Baylor University’s ongoing commitment to sustainability has garnered attention again, this time from the Sierra Club, which has named the university to its 2015 “Cool Schools” list.
[Bailey Green]
8/13/2015
WACO, Texas (Aug. 13, 2015) – Baylor University alumna Bailey Green is one of four Baylor students and recent graduates who have been selected to receive the prestigious Fulbright Scholarship.
[Rebecca McHenney]
8/13/2015
WWACO, Texas (Aug. 13, 2015) – Baylor University graduate Rebecca McHenney is one of four Baylor students and recent graduates who have been selected to receive the prestigious Fulbright Scholarship.
[Commencement]
8/12/2015
WACO, Texas (Aug. 12, 2015) – The closing of summer at Baylor University also marks the completion of degrees for many Baylor students. Graduating students will walk across the stage and shake the hand of President and Chancellor Ken Starr during Summer Commencement ceremonies Saturday, Aug. 15, in Baylor’s Ferrell Center.
[MMOA logo]
8/12/2015
WACO, Texas (Aug. 12, 2015) – The Martin Museum of Art will concurrently feature two new exhibitions Aug. 11 through Sept. 20. The exhibitions, Line & Space and Shifting Currents, will be featured in Gallery I and in Gallery II, respectively.
[Syd Lewis]
8/12/2015
WACO, Texas (Aug. 12, 2015) – Baylor University alumna Syd Linnell is one of four Baylor students and recent graduates who have been selected to receive the prestigious Fulbright Scholarship. Linnell is a University Scholar with a concentration in neuroscience. At Baylor, she was a supplemental instructor for neuroscience, worked in a neuromorphic lab and was a member of Baylor’s Student Foundation. She received the Fulbright award in neuroscience and will spend the 2015-2016 academic year at the University of Maastricht in the Netherlands, where she will earn her master’s degree in neuropsychology.
[Truett Seminary]
8/12/2015
WACO, Texas (Aug. 12, 2015) – Baylor University’s George W. Truett Theological Seminary will have a Service of Dedication at 7 p.m. Monday, Aug. 24, and a Convocation and Installation Service at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 25. Both events will be held in the Paul Powell Chapel at Truett Seminary.
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