News from Baylor

3/2/2015
WACO, Texas (March 2, 2015) — A “virtual museum” to help tourists and residents learn about the rich history of Waco and Central Texas has debuted as a joint venture of Baylor University’s Institute for Oral History and Baylor’s The Texas Collection.
[Abdul M. Saadi]
2/27/2015
WACO, Texas (Feb. 27, 2015)–Abdul M. Saadi, Ph.D., assistant professor of Arabic in Baylor University’s College of Arts & Sciences, will bring to life the thoughts and teachings of 9th-century exegete and apologist Moshe Bar Kepha at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 4, in Cox Lecture Hall in Armstrong Browning Library.
[Nursing photo]
2/27/2015
WACO, Texas (Feb. 27, 2015) - Baylor University’s Louise Herrington School of Nursing (LHSON) has received a grant from the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board to partner with Baylor Scott & White Health North and Baylor Institute of Rehabilitation to develop, test and validate an evaluation model to measure geriatric competencies.
[Operation Desert Storm]
2/27/2015
WACO, Texas (Feb. 27, 2015) — February 28 marks the 24th anniversary of the cease fire that ended the 1991 Gulf War, also known as Operation Desert Storm. But the end of the war signaled the beginning of a new struggle for thousands of service men and women—their personal battle with Gulf War illness (GWI).
[Bryan Stevenson]
2/26/2015
WACO, Texas (Feb. 26, 2015) – Baylor University’s Academy for Leader Development will welcome Bryan Stevenson, J.D., founder and executive director of the Equal Justice Initiative, for its annual lecture series at 6 p.m. Tuesday, March 3, in Waco Hall.
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2/26/2015
WACO, Texas (Feb. 26, 2015) – For the first time in its 115-year history, the Baylor Lariat campus newspaper will launch its first television newscast at 11 a.m. CST Thursday, Feb. 26. Baylor will be one of 12 universities from four continents participating in the Global News Relay.
[Cheryl Riley]
2/26/2015
WACO, Texas (Feb. 26, 2015) – Cheryl Riley, D.N.P., lecturer and coordinator of the Neonatal nursing program in Baylor’s Louise Herrington School of Nursing, received an award for excellence in neonatal nursing by D Magazine.
[New Venture Competition]
2/26/2015
WACO, Texas (Feb. 26, 2015) — Let the games begin.
Baylor University's entrepreneurship program is preparing to host its Fourth Annual Baylor New Venture Competition Friday, Feb. 27 to Saturday, Feb. 28.
[Lesley Wright]
2/26/2015
WACO, Texas (Feb. 26, 2015) – Lesley Wright, Ph.D., associate professor of mechanical engineering in Baylor University’s School of Engineering and Computer Science, was honored with the 2015 Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) International Ralph R. Teetor Educational Award for her work as faculty adviser for Baylor Baja.
[Brian E. Daley]
2/25/2015
WACO, Texas (Feb. 25, 2015) – Baylor University’s Honors College and the Paradosis Center for Theology and Scripture at John Brown University will welcome Brian E. Daley, Ph.D., S.J., endowed professor of theology at the University of Notre Dame, to the annual Wilken Colloquium.
[Dr. Todd Still]
2/25/2015
WACO, Texas (Feb. 25, 2015) – Following a six-month search that drew interest throughout the country from nationally known biblical scholars, seasoned administrators and prominent Texas Baptists, Baylor University President and Chancellor Ken Starr has announced the appointment of New Testament scholar Todd D. Still, Ph.D., as the fifth dean of Baylor’s George W. Truett Theological Seminary.
[Jerome McGann]
2/25/2015
WACO, Texas (Feb. 25, 2015) – It seems only appropriate for one great man to honor another.

Jerome McGann, Ph.D., University Professor and John Stuart Bryan Professor of English at the University of Virginia, will be the keynote speaker in a celebration of the career and legacy of former Baylor professor of English Clement Goode, Ph.D., at 3:30 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 26, in the McLean Foyer of Meditation in Armstrong Browning Library.
[Keston Center for Religion, Politics and Society]
2/24/2015
WACO, Texas (Feb. 24, 2015) – Baylor University’s Keston Center for Religion, Politics and Society will host a lecture and panel discussion titled “Defenders of the Faith: Then and Now” at 3:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 26, in Baylor’s Michael Bourdeaux Research Center. The event will focus on how the history of Eastern European religious persecution applies to current events.
2/23/2015
WACO, Texas (Feb. 23, 2015) – Because of icy conditions on local roads, bridges and overpasses, Baylor University will delay opening until 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 24, 2015. All Baylor offices will open at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, and classes will begin at 9:30 a.m. Classes at Baylor Law School will begin at 9:15 a.m. Tuesday.
2/23/2015
WACO, Texas (Feb. 23, 2015) – Baylor University will close early at 1:15 p.m. today (Monday, Feb. 23, 2015) because of inclement weather conditions. Offices will be closed, and all classes after 1:15 p.m. have been canceled. The 2:15 p.m. class at Baylor Law School will be held as scheduled. However, all classes at the law school after 2:15 pm. have been canceled.
[Takács Quartet]
2/20/2015
WACO, Texas (Feb. 20, 2015) – Baylor’s School of Music will welcome one of the world’s most widely celebrated ensembles, the Takács Quartet, and violist Lawrence Power to its Distinguished Artist Series at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 24, in Roxy Grove Hall.
2/20/2015
WACO, Texas (Feb. 20, 2015) – Located in the heart of Dallas, Baylor University’s Louise Herrington School of Nursing will host its fourth annual “Going for the Gold Gala” at 6 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 28, at the Hilton Anatole.
[Julia Hejduk]
2/20/2015
WACO, Texas (Feb. 20, 2015) – Julia Hejduk, Ph.D., professor of classics in Baylor’s College of Arts & Sciences, spends a lot of time with dead people.
[Macarena Hernandez]
2/20/2015
Former reporter Macarena Hernández, whose work was plagiarized, will speak about her experience
WACO, Texas (Feb. 20, 2015) — The documentary “A Fragile Trust” tells the story of the biggest plagiarism scandal in the history of The New York Times, and Macarena Hernández, now the Fred Hartman Distinguished Professor of Journalism at Baylor University, is the reporter whose work was plagiarized.
[Chris Hansen1]
2/19/2015
WACO, Texas (Feb. 19, 2015) - Christopher Hansen, M.F.A., independent filmmaker and director of the film and digital media program in Baylor University’s College of Arts & Sciences, discusses this year’s Oscar nominations and the role of gender in filmmaking.
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2/18/2015
WACO, Texas (Feb. 18, 2015) – Baylor University is mourning the passing of Baylor Law School Professor Matt Dawson, a towering figure in the Texas legal profession and a cherished member of the Baylor Law School family. Dawson died Tuesday, Feb. 17, at the age of 98.
[Sing 2015]
2/17/2015
WACO, Texas (Feb. 17, 2015) – Spring 2015 is here, which means All-University Sing has a new repertoire of song and dance. Performances will take place at 6:30 p.m. Feb. 19-28 in Waco Hall.
[China's Hunshandake Sandy Lands]
2/16/2015
WACO, Texas (Feb. 16, 2015) — Using a relatively new scientific dating technique, a Baylor University geologist and a team of international researchers were able to document—for the first time—a drastic climate change 4,200 years ago in northern China that affected vegetation and led to mass migration from the area.
2/16/2015
Marketing and sales executives from the Dallas Cowboys will take part in a Q&A panel discussion at 5:15 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 17, in Kayser Auditorium, located in Baylor University’s Hankamer School of Business. The event is free and open to the public.
[Sex and older]
2/16/2015
WACO, Texas (Feb. 16, 2015) — While people in the early years of marriage have sex more frequently, and their sexual activity tapers off over time, a modest rebound occurs for those whose marriages endure longer than half a century, according to new research. The study also found that people who remain in their first marriages have sex more often than those who remarry.
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