News from Baylor

[CASPER]
1/28/2015
WACO, Texas (Jan. 28, 2015) – Baylor University’s Center for Astrophysics, Space Physics & Engineering Research (CASPER) will welcome several distinguished guest speakers as part of its spring seminar series.
1/27/2015
WACO, Texas (Jan. 27, 2015) -- THIS MATTERS, a series of dialogues at Baylor University that connect leaders from diverse perspectives to offer context to society's most challenging questions, will explore the intersection of freedom of speech, religion and the role of satire in society during a panel discussion at 5 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 26, in the SUB Den.
[Sarah Guberman]
1/27/2015
WACO, Texas (Jan. 27, 2015) – Sarah Guberman, a senior studying environmental science at Baylor University, has been awarded a fellowship through the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Greater Research Opportunities (GRO) Fellowship Program.
[Caroloyn Osiek]
1/27/2015
WACO, Texas (Jan. 27, 2015) – The Baylor University Office of the Vice Provost for Research (OVPR), Baylor’s department of religion and Baylor University Press will welcome Carolyn Osiek, Ph.D., the Charles Fischer Catholic Professor of New Testament emerita at Brite Divinity School, to speak as part of the OVPR Colloquium Series at 4 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 29, in Miller Chapel.
[Elixir of Love]
1/27/2015
WACO, Texas (Jan. 27, 2015) – Baylor Opera Theater will raise the curtain on the Italian classic “Elixir of Love” for its first production of the year. Performances will be at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 28, and run through Saturday, Jan. 31, in the Jones Theater located inside the Hooper-Schaefer Fine Arts Center.
[A.G.  Roeber]
1/27/2015
WACO, Texas (Jan. 27, 2015) – What defines a Christian marriage?
According to A.G. Roeber, Ph.D., professor of early modern history and religious studies at Pennsylvania State University, the answer goes deeper than “with God as my witness.”
[Collin College Baylor Bound]
1/26/2015
MCKINNEY, Texas (Jan. 26, 2015) – Baylor University and Collin College today announced the creation of a formal Baylor Bound transfer agreement that will help students transfer more easily between the two institutions and expand educational opportunities for young people all across Texas.
[Corinne Noirot]
1/23/2015
WACO, Texas (Jan. 23, 2015) – What do a French writer and a French king have in common?
[Truett]
1/23/2015
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.”
[Waltman]
1/22/2015
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.”
[Chapel Logo]
1/22/2015
WACO, Texas (Jan. 22, 2015) – Baylor University’s Department of Spiritual Life looks forward to welcoming noteworthy guests to chapel services this spring.
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1/22/2015
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.
[Sleep]
1/22/2015
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.
[Jim Halverson]
1/22/2015
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.
[Roger Kirk]
1/21/2015
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).
[GWI Desert Storm]
1/20/2015
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.
[Frank Wolf]
1/19/2015
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.
1/16/2015
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.
[MLK]
1/16/2015
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.
[Umlauf's Accelerator]
1/16/2015
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.
[Enviro science]
1/15/2015
WACO, Texas (Jan. 15, 2015)—Summoning Captain Planet and the Planeteers.
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1/13/2015
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.
[Angry Customers]
1/12/2015
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?
[Jews and synagogue]
1/12/2015
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).
[Cardinal 2]
1/12/2015
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.
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