Baylor Researcher Uncovers Ancient Wildebeest-Like Animal's ‘Strange Adaptation’ Similar to Dinosaur
WACO, Texas (Feb. 4, 2016) – While studying fossilized skulls of Rusingoryx atopocranion, an extinct wildebeest-like animal, unearthed on Kenya’s Rusinga Island, researchers discovered that the mammal had a very unusual, trumpet-like nasal dome similar to lambeosaurine hadrosaur dinosaurs that lived during the Cretaceous period.
WACO, Texas (Feb. 3, 2016) – The World Health Organization (WHO) this week declared the Zika virus – a mosquito-borne illness – an international public health emergency.
WACO, Texas (Feb. 3, 2016) — Super Bowl Sunday is nearly here, and you’re planning to throw — or go — to a party with friends and families. So what do you do with the young’uns to keep them happy and occupied while you watch the game in (relative) peace? Baylor expert gives tips.
WACO, Texas (Feb. 1, 2016) — Sparring over immigration reform, ISIS and whether Trump should be in the White House can go quickly from casual to spirited to heated during water-cooler chats at work or in staff meetings. A Baylor expert offers suggestions on dodging debate disasters.
WACO, Texas (Jan. 25, 2016) – Baylor University and Midland College today announced the creation of a formal Baylor Bound transfer agreement that will help students transfer more easily between the two institutions and continue to expand educational opportunities for young people all across Texas.
Young White Students at Elite Colleges View Asian-Americans as More Competent than Blacks and Hispanics, Baylor Study Finds
WACO, Texas (Jan. 19, 2016) — Asian-Americans are stereotyped as “cold but competent” — and more competent than blacks and Latinos — by young white students at elite colleges, according to a Baylor University study.
Baylor Honors Rice University Psychology Professor with $250,000 Robert Foster Cherry Award for Great Teaching
WACO, Texas (Jan. 14, 2016) – Baylor University has named Michelle Rae Hebl, Ph.D., Martha and Henry Malcolm Lovett Professor of Psychology at Rice University, as the 2016 recipient of the Robert Foster Cherry Award for Great Teaching.
WACO, Texas (Jan. 14, 2016) – Jobseekers should rethink adding “multitasking” to the list of skills on their resumes, said a Baylor University business professor.
Baylor Symphony Orchestra Wins First Place in The American Prize Competition’s University Orchestral Division
WACO, Texas (Jan. 13, 2016) — Baylor University Symphony Orchestra has won first place in The American Prize competition’s orchestra division for universities and colleges — its second consecutive year to do so — while Baylor Wind Ensemble placed second in the university/college wind competition, the first time it has entered the event.
WACO, Texas (Jan. 6, 2016) – Harmful algal blooms (HABs) occur naturally, but their outbreaks are influenced by climate change and droughts and manmade factors, such as contaminants from sewage and stormwater discharge, natural resource extraction and agricultural runoff. HABs represent another challenge to water quality and are of increasing concern to scientists.
WACO, Texas (Dec. 21, 2015) – As the Baylor University football team made its sixth consecutive bowl appearance and first in Florida, Baylor Nation also took center stage, cheering on the Bears at the Russell Athletic Bowl Dec. 29 in Orlando. The Baylor brand itself likewise was highly visible – on billboards and in newspaper, digital, television and radio ads running throughout Orlando and central Florida.
‘Through the roof!’: Film Expert Discusses Fan Expectations, Anticipation for Star Wars: The Force Awakens
Maverick Moore, award-winning filmmaker and lecturer in Baylor University’s department of film and digital media, answers questions about the newest addition to the Star Wars franchise, Star Wars: The Force Awakens – and discusses what legions of dedicated fans expect from this film.
Taking the Past into the Future: Making Holiday Oral Histories with Technology Can Preserve Precious Memories
WACO, Texas (Dec. 9, 2015) — By combining the advancing tools of technology with time-honored techniques of interviewing and storytelling, this Christmas can be an ideal time for people to hear and preserve eyewitness accounts of life experiences from loved ones for future generations, says an historian at Baylor University’s Institute for Oral History.
WACO, Texas (Dec. 8, 2015) – How do you ignite college students’ interest and participation in philanthropy for the rest of their lives? You give them an opportunity to steward and give away tens of thousands of dollars in a unique and transformational learning environment.
WACO, Texas (Dec. 2, 2015) – Each year, November is recognized as National Adoption Month, and for the eighth consecutive year, Baylor Law School hosted its pro bono Adoption Day clinic on Nov. 20.
WACO, Texas (Dec. 1, 2015) – NASA astronaut, manager and engineer Rick Mastracchio – who has flown aboard American space shuttles and Russian spacecraft and spent time on the International Space Station – will visit Baylor University Dec. 3-4 to give two talks that are free and open to the public.
WACO, Texas (Nov. 30, 2015) – Jacob Imam, a senior University Scholar at Baylor University, has been selected as one of 32 American university students – and the only student from a Texas university – to receive the prestigious 2016 Marshall Scholarship. The announcement of the award was made today by the Marshall Aid Commemoration Commission, which includes eight regional committees who select the recipients.
Changing Labor Laws May Weaken Public Employees’ Clout — including in the Presidential Election, Baylor Study Finds
WACO, Texas (Nov. 30, 2015) — Changed labor laws — with some states curtailing collective bargaining rights — may lessen political participation by teachers and other public employees, traditionally cornerstones in the election of Democrats, a Baylor University study has found.
Giving Back: Baylor Students Use Technology Skills to Bolster Central Texas Ministries and Nonprofits
WACO, Texas (Nov. 23, 2015) – When Baylor University senior James Payne saw the children involved in Antioch Community Church’s STARS Mentoring Project reading books and engaging with their mentors, he knew his behind-the-scenes work was making a difference.
WACO, Texas (Nov. 6, 2015) — The firsthand accounts of 19 Texas veterans who helped liberate World War II Nazi concentration camps now can be seen and heard on Baylor University’s Institute for Oral History (IOH) website using a new video indexing tool that allows a rare type of access to their compelling stories.
WACO, Texas (Oct. 23, 2015) – Heavy rain on the Baylor University campus did not dampen the spirits of those who gathered Friday to celebrate the dedication of the Rosenbalm Fountain, the centerpiece of a beautification and improvement project that has revived a part of campus central to many of Baylor’s great traditions.
WACO, Texas (Oct. 23, 2015) – At its annual Homecoming meeting, Baylor University’s Board of Regents today celebrated the announcement of a lead gift and approved the first phase of a planned golf practice facility near campus for Baylor’s nationally recognized men’s and women’s golf teams. Homecoming Weekend also included the Baylor Meritorious Achievement Awards dinner, dedication of the Rosenbalm Fountain and unveiling of the new Eternal Flame structure.
WACO, Texas (Oct. 23, 2015) – As part of Homecoming 2015, Baylor University and the Baylor Chamber of Commerce unveiled a six-foot by nine-foot artistic structure to immortalize the university’s Eternal Flame tradition. A revered part of Homecoming, the Eternal Flame tradition honors the lives of Baylor basketball players, known as the Immortal Ten, who were killed in a bus-train accident in 1927.
WACO, Texas (Oct. 19, 2015) – Baylor University celebrated the official ribbon cutting and dedication of the $8.5 million Beauchamp Athletics Nutrition Center (BANC), one of the university’s newest on-campus athletics facilities located on the Brazos River, during a special event on Friday, Oct. 16.
WACO, Texas (Oct. 19, 2015) – All Hallow’s Eve is just around the corner, and instead of celebrating with gruesome and predictable slasher films, professors from the English department in Baylor University’s College of Arts & Sciences recommend five hair-raising books – some classic, some contemporary – that make “Friday the 13th” look like a children’s film.
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