News from Baylor

[Keston Lecture Russia]
2/23/2017
WACO, Texas (Feb. 20, 2017) – The Keston Center for Religion, Politics, and Society at Baylor University will hold its annual spring lecture on a timely global topic – “Today’s Russia: Religion, Politics, and Society” withRussian historian, sociologist and journalist Roman Lunkin – at 3:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 24, in Kayser Auditorium in the Hankamer Academic Center.
[science 2016]
2/21/2017
WACO, Texas (Feb. 21, 2017) – Family Science Night, the first event of its kind in the Waco community, was developed through a partnership with Baylor University’s Mayborn Museum Complex and Prosper Waco. The event is designed to encourage family engagement at underperforming elementary schools.
[Jedidah Isler]
2/17/2017
WACO, Texas (Feb. 17, 2017) – Award-winning astrophysicist Jedidah Isler, Ph.D., will lecture in the Academy for Leadership Development Lecture Series at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 21, in the Barfield Drawing Room of the Bill Daniel Student Center, 1311 S. Fifth St.
[Baylor Seal]
2/17/2017
WACO, Texas (Feb. 17, 2017) – The Baylor Board of Regents today adopted new bylaws that will improve University governance by increasing diversity among the Regents, provide voting privileges to a second-term student Regent and give the public a more transparent view of Board operations and decisions.
[BOR Press Ron Murff Greg Breneman]
2/17/2017
WACO, Texas (Feb. 17, 2017) – At its February meeting, the Baylor University Board of Regents approved the best practice recommendations of a six-member Governance Review Task Force that completed a detailed, independent review of the Board’s governance policies and practices. Over its two-day meeting, the board also heard a number of reports, including those on the ongoing implementation of recommendations received in May, the University’s presidential search, SACSCOC reaccreditation, admissions and athletics.
[Daniel Falk]
2/17/2017
WACO, Texas (Feb. 17, 2017) – Daniel Falk, Ph.D., professor of classics and ancient Mediterranean studies and the Chaiken Family Chair in Jewish Studies at Penn State University, will lecture on Tuesday, Feb. 21 at Baylor University.
[Portal 1]
2/17/2017
WACO, Texas (Feb. 17, 2017) – Portal to the Public at the Mayborn Museum Complex is helping Baylor University science experts bring science to life—sometimes literally.
[Philip Obado]
2/17/2017
WACO, Texas (Feb. 17, 2017) – This week, Baylor University will host several notable speakers, lectures, concerts and events, including a seminar hosted by former NASA engineer Merlin Merritt, a banquet in honor of Black History Month and a lecture and book signing by Glen Sample Ely, Ph.D., author of The Texas Frontier and the Butterfield Overland Mail (1858-1861).
2/16/2017
WACO, Texas (Feb. 16, 2017) – In recognition of the National Engineer’s Week, Feb. 19-25, Baylor Engineering and Computer Science (ECS) students joined together to plan ECS Week, their adaptation of the event.
[Semper Pro Musica Competition Winners]
2/14/2017
WACO, Texas (Feb. 14, 2017) – Fifteen soloists and four chamber groups participated in the finals of this year’s Semper Pro Musica Solo and Chamber Music Competition within Baylor University’s School of Music. To celebrate their accomplishments, the student winners will take to the stage May 25 at renowned Carnegie Hall in New York City.
[Akhil Reed Amar]
2/14/2017
WACO, Texas (Feb. 14, 2017) – Akhil Reed Amar, Sterling Professor of Law and Political Science at Yale University, will speak at the John and Marie Chiles Federalist Papers Lecture Series on Feb. 17.
[Giancarlo]
2/13/2017
WACO, Texas (Feb. 13, 2017) — Baylor University School of Music graduate and conductor Giancarlo Guerrero won two Grammy Awards Sunday for his conducting achievements, bring to five the number he has received in his career on the concert stage.
[Hope Peace Love]
2/10/2017
WACO, Texas (Feb. 10, 2017) – The Baylor University Counseling Center will host its second annual Hope Peace Love Day on Tuesday, Feb. 14, with a full day of programming focused on mental health-related issues and stigma reduction.
[Civil War letter photo]
2/10/2017
WACO, Texas (Feb. 10, 2017) — Feb. 14 was coming up quickly, and the two young lovers’ emotions were heating up the hundreds of miles between them. Dozens of their digitized Civil War letters tell the story of their secret engagement during a tumultous time in history.
[Delvin Atchison]
2/10/2017
WACO, Texas (Feb. 10, 2017) – This week, Baylor University will host several notable speakers, concerts and events, including the classics department’s Latin Day and a showing of the documentary, “Composed.”
The People’s Law School, hosted by the Baylor Law School, will be held at 9 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 11, with registration beginning at 8:30 a.m. The program will run until 12:45 p.m.
[valentine's]
2/9/2017
WACO, Texas (Feb. 9, 2017) — Fighting with your significant other as Valentine’s Day approaches? Consider this as Cupid aims his bow and arrow yet again.
[People's law]
2/8/2017
WACO, Texas (Feb. 8, 2017) – This Saturday, the Baylor Law School will host the People’s Law School, a half-day event offering free courses designed to help the average citizen understand their legal rights.
[Stephanie Wright]
2/8/2017
WACO, Texas (Feb. 8, 2017) – Baylor School of Education student Stephanie Wright of Plano was named “Student Teacher of the Year” for the State of Texas by the Texas Directors of Field Experience (TDFE), the organization of faculty members within university teacher-education programs who supervise field experiences.
2/8/2017
Baylor University Interim President David E. Garland released a statement today on Big 12 Board action.
[Innovation iStock]
2/8/2017
WACO, Texas (Feb. 8, 2017) – The establishment of university-affiliated incubators is often followed by a reduction in the quality of university innovations, according to a new study co-authored by Peter Klein, Ph.D., professor of entrepreneurship and senior fellow in the Baugh Center for Entrepreneurship and Free Enterprise.
[Nck Harrington]
2/6/2017
WACO, Texas (Feb. 6, 2017) – When Baylor University student veteran Nick Harrington walked into a local Subway restaurant to meet with the university’s VA benefits coordinator, he expected to have a quick sandwich and fill out some paperwork. Instead, he was met by a representative from Soldier’s Wish.
[Zac Hicks]
2/3/2017
WACO, Texas (Feb. 3, 2017) – This week, Baylor University will host several notable speakers, lectures, concerts and events, including a music forum with worship leader Zac Hicks, a concert by the Baylor Wind Ensemble and various film and digital media panels and discussions featuring successful screenwriters and producers.
[WacoGoRed]
2/2/2017
WACO, Texas (Feb. 2, 2017) – The American Heart Association has invited several national and local iconic landmarks to turn their facades red on Friday, Feb. 3, in support of the American Heart Association’s National Wear Red Day to elevate awareness of heart disease.
[Michael Scullin]
2/2/2017
WACO, Texas (Feb. 2, 2017) – Michael Scullin, Ph.D., assistant professor of psychology and neuroscience, was named a “Rising Star” by the Association for Psychological Science (APS), a nonprofit organization dedicated to the advancement of scientific psychology and its representation at the national and international level.
[ISR Homelessness Study graphic]
2/1/2017
WASHINGTON, D.C. (Feb. 1, 2017) — Faith-based organizations are at the forefront of addressing root causes of homelessness, providing not only the majority of emergency shelter beds but innovating long-term solutions, a new study by Baylor University’s Institute for Studies of Religion concludes.
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