News from Baylor

[Sleep and interior design]
4/24/2017
WACO, Texas (April 24, 2017) — Skimping on sleep, followed by “catch-up” days with long snoozes, is tied to worse cognition — both in attention and creativity — in young adults, in particular those tackling major projects, Baylor University researchers have found.
[Bulbul Ahmmed]
4/21/2017
WACO, Texas (April 21, 2017) – Bulbul Ahmmed, Ph.D. candidate in Baylor University’s department of geosciences, has been awarded a Science Graduate Student Research (SCGSR) Fellowship from the Department of Energy (DOE).
[Anja-Maria Bassimir]
4/21/2017
WACO, Texas (April 21, 2017) – Anja-Maria Bassimir, a German historian and religious studies scholar specializing in the religious history of the United States, will lecture on “After Crisis: Watergate and Positions on Politics in Contemporary Evangelical Magazines” at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 25, in Cox Lecture Hall of Armstrong Browning Library, 710 Speight Ave.
[Anja-Maria Bassimir]
4/21/2017
WACO, Texas (April 21, 2017) – This week, Baylor University is hosting several notable speakers, concerts and events, including a LEED Gold Ceremony at the Paul L. Foster Campus, StorySlam! and the premiere of “Noises Off.”
[ISR symposium poster]
4/18/2017
WACO, Texas (April 18, 2017) – The Baylor Institute for Studies of Religion (ISR) is co-sponsoring the one-day symposium “What Is to Be Done? Responding to the Global Persecution of Christians” on April 20.
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4/18/2017
WACO, Texas (April 18, 2017) – Baylor University has selected Linda A. Livingstone, Ph.D., current dean and professor of management at The George Washington University School of Business, as the institution’s 15th president. Dr. Livingstone was the unanimous choice of the Baylor Board of Regents, following the recommendation of the 12-member Presidential Search Committee.
[Isabelle Demers]
4/18/2017
WACO, Texas (April 18, 2017) – The Baylor University School of Music will perform “A Choral Collage” for the 2017 President’s Concert on Thursday, April 20.
[Donald Richards]
4/18/2017
WACO, Texas (April 18, 2017) – Donald Richards, Ph.D., professor of statistics at Pennsylvania State University, will deliver the 2017 Tom Bratcher Memorial Lecture at 4:15 p.m. Thursday, April 20, in Room 301 of Marrs McLean Science Building, 1214 S. Fourth St.
[Jonathan Tran]
4/18/2017
WACO, Texas (April 18, 2017) – Jonathan Tran, Ph.D., associate professor of religion in the College of Arts & Sciences, was chosen for the 2017 Collins Outstanding Professor Award by the senior class.
[Emily Martin]
4/13/2017
WACO, Texas (April 13, 2017) – Baylor University senior Emily E. Martin, a University Scholar from Frisco, has been selected to receive a prestigious Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship (ETA), which will allow her to spend the 2017-2018 academic year teaching English in Germany.
[Easter 2017]
4/13/2017
WACO, Texas (April 13, 2017) – Baylor University will be closed for Easter break Friday, April 14, and Monday, April 17.
[Thomas Hibbs]
4/13/2017
WACO, Texas (April 13, 2017) – Baylor University’s Institute for Faith and Learning will present its fourth annual Bill and Roberta Bailey Family Lecture in Christian Ethics at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 19, in the Packard Lecture Hall, Room 101, of Marrs McLean Science Building, 1214 S. Fourth St.
[Jerry Koch]
4/13/2017
WACO, Texas (April 13, 2017) – This week, Baylor University will host several notable speakers, lectures, concerts and events, including the annual Bailey Family Lecture in Christian Ethics, a senior art exhibition, a Symphonic Band concert and a lecture on public service and civic engagement by a local Congressman.
[Amy Fenton]
4/12/2017
WACO, Texas (April 12, 2017) – Amy Fenton Lee, author of “Leading a Special Needs Ministry,” will be the keynote speaker at the Special Needs Leadership Conference April 21 and 22.
[Rodney G. Bowden]
4/12/2017
WACO, Texas (April 13, 2017) – Rodney G. Bowden, Ph.D., professor of health education and Brown Foundation Endowed Chair, has been appointed dean of Robbins College of Health and Human Sciences at Baylor University, as announced today by Executive Vice President and Provost L. Gregory Jones, Ph.D. Bowden’s appointment is effective immediately.
[Julia]
4/11/2017
WACO, Texas (April 11, 2017) — This week, Sesame Street has a new Muppet in the neighborhood. Julia, a four-year-old Muppet with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), was introduced April 10 during Autism Awareness Month.
[janelle walter]
4/10/2017
WACO, Texas (April 10, 2017) – Looking for ways to help your kids eat healthier?
In this Q&A, Baylor University nutrition expert Janelle Walter, Ph.D., professor of family and consumer sciences and Nutrition Sciences Program coordinator, shares tips to help parents and children make better nutritional choices.
[Bill Harlan]
4/10/2017
WACO, Texas (April 10, 2017) – Baylor University is mourning the passing of Bill Harlan, B.B.A. ’55, who in 1969 founded Student Foundation, the organization known for its students clad in green-and-white striped jerseys who have a passion for Baylor and a legacy of service to the University and its students.
[phys ouch]
4/10/2017
WACO, Texas (April 10, 2017) — Baylor University’s Graduate School is launching a new Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) degree program aimed at providing an innovative, career-focused education to develop skilled, empathetic care providers in a profession in which doctorate programs are struggling to keep pace with demand.
[Lester Ruth P]
4/7/2017
WACO, Texas (April 7, 2017) – Contemporary worship music expert Lester Ruth, Ph.D., will present the 31st annual Northcutt Lecture at 4 p.m. Tuesday, April 11, in the McLean Foyer of Meditation in Armstrong Browning Library, 710 Speight Ave.
[Lester Ruth]
4/7/2017
WACO, Texas (April 7, 2017) – This week, Baylor University will host several notable speakers, concerts and events including The Gathering, a Campus Orchestra concert and “The History, the Land and the Law on the Chisholm Trail” lecture and luncheon.
4/6/2017
WACO, Texas (April 6, 2017) — Baylor University’s entrepreneurship program in the Hankamer School of Business is partnering with the town of Addison’s Economic Development department and the Dallas Entrepreneur Center (DEC) for TREP EXPO 2017, an event that helps to equip startups and early stage entrepreneurs with inspiring and crucial information to launch and grow their businesses.
[steppin out 2017]
4/5/2017
WACO, Texas (April 5, 2017) – Every semester, the Baylor community ‘steps out’ to help the surrounding areas by sending hundreds of students to participate in a day full of service events.
[Larissa Niec]
4/5/2017
WACO, Texas (April 5, 2017) – Larissa Niec, Ph.D., psychology professor at Central Michigan University, will present the 2017 Sharon Bischofshausen Lecture Friday, April 7, at Baylor Univeristy.
[mission sb 2017]
4/4/2017
WACO, Texas (April 4, 2017) – This spring break, 11 teams of Baylor University students, faculty and staff traveled to different countries including the Dominican Republic, Guatemala, Greece, Honduras and Peru to integrate their faith with service and learning on mission trips.
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