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WACO, Texas (June 21, 2016) – The nation is on high alert for the Zika virus – and rightfully so, said Richard Duhrkopf, Ph.D., associate professor of biology in Baylor’s College of Arts & Sciences and nationally recognized expert on mosquitoes.
[Move in]
WACO, Texas (June 10, 2016) — The transition from high school to college can be as difficult for parents as it is for the students leaving the house.
[Kuehl with instruments]
WACO, Texas (June 8, 2016) – “By increasing our understanding of boundary layer dynamics on the ocean floor, specifically over the Texas shelf break, we will be able to better predict the transport of materials like heavy oil pollutants,” said Joseph Kuehl, Ph.D., assistant professor of mechanical engineering in Baylor’s School of Engineering and Computer Science.
[Nature and religion]
WACO, Texas (June 1, 2016) — June is national Great Outdoors Month, and that may have religious implications as people spend more time outside — in particular if they live in counties with beautiful weather and scenery. Such areas have lower rates of membership with religious organizations.
WACO, Texas (May 25, 2016) — Scattered across Baylor University’s campus are more than 140 granite memorial lampposts — silent stone sentinels that each bear a plaque commemorating a Baylor student who was killed in service.
WACO, Texas (May 19, 2016) – Most people believe “pro bono” means “for free.”
[Angela Reed]
WACO, Texas (May 4, 2016) – For many people, the National Day of Prayer (May 5) might be the perfect time to reexamine, reassess – and maybe even reignite – their prayer lives.
[Harriat Tubman]
WACO, Texas (April 20, 2016) — Moments after she got off the phone Wednesday with U.S. Treasury officials, Kimberly Kellison, Ph.D., chair and associate professor of Baylor University’s history department, said she was “excited and appreciative” about the announcement that abolitionist Harriet Tubman’s portrait will replace former President Andrew Jackson's on the front of the $20 bill.
[Sanford in loop station]
WACO, Texas (April 13, 2016) — Couples’ romances, marriages and conflicts are favorite research subjects of Baylor University psychologist Keith Sanford, Ph.D. But he deals with other relationships in a rock music video he wrote to help his students as they wrestle with statistics.
[Beth Allison Barr]
WACO, Texas (March 24, 2016) – The approach of Easter each year marks many things: an annual resurgence of bunnies, eggs and pastel colors, the beginning of spring and the end of Lent, to name a few. Most importantly, of course, the Easter holiday serves as a reminder of the resurrection of Jesus Christ.
[online interviews]
WACO, Texas (March 22, 2016) – For current or future job seekers who don’t enjoy being “on camera,” it’s time to move past that insecurity. There’s high probability that your initial interview will take place online.
[garage sales vs donating]
WACO, Texas (March 22, 2016) — If you’re waffling on whether to devote your time to labeling items and waking up at dawn to hold a weekend garage sale, you may want to consider donating, selling online or selling on consignment, suggests Becky Jones, senior lecturer of accounting and business law in Baylor University’s Hankamer School of Business.
WACO, Texas (March 22, 2016) — How many events offer you the chance to buy neat stuff at a low price, unload clutter, join forces with the neighbors, spend family time together (while teaching your kids business skills), make money, go green — and be trendy by “upcycling?” Whether you’re an aficionado or a naysayer, a goer or a giver, consider suggestions of Baylor faculty members who do (or don’t) love garage sales.
[Smiley coffee cup]
WACO, Texas (March 15, 2016) — Feeling less than ecstatic as the United Nations-decreed “Day of Happiness” approaches? Should you just plaster a smile on your face on March 20 (Sunday), or can your grin be more genuine — and longer-lasting? A roundup of Baylor research may help.
WACO, Texas (March 7, 2016) — A movie about a youthful Jesus discovering the truth about himself opens in theaters this week, following the success of “Risen” — the tale of a cynic searching for a Jew rumored to have risen from the dead. It's not easy to make Christian movies, but that won't stop determined filmmakers, says a Baylor writer/director.
WACO, Texas (March 4, 2016) – March 6 marks the 210th anniversary of Browning's birth. Although she is recognized all over the world for her poetry, Baylor Nation may know of her for another reason: the Armstrong Browning Library.
[Baylor Law School]
WACO, Texas (Feb. 25, 2016) – Legal scholars and political pundits who debate the legacy of recently deceased Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia say much of his historical significance is found in his prolific writings and judicial opinions.
[Student Productions Committee]
WACO, Texas (Feb. 11, 2016) – All-University Sing is one of the most well known and beloved Baylor traditions. The music, the dancing and, of course, the singing comprise acts that represent months of hard work by all the groups involved. Baylor students are responsible for the performances in their entirety. There are moves to be choreographed, costumes to be sewn, backdrops to be painted and lines to be learned.
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.
[Anna Burton and Super Bowl]
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.
[Political duels]
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.
[Hot Topic Multitasking]
WACO, Texas (Jan. 14, 2016) – Jobseekers should rethink adding “multitasking” to the list of skills on their resumes, said a Baylor University business professor.
WACO, Texas (Dec. 14, 2015) — The old Christmas carol “Good Christian Men, Rejoice” makes the scenario clear in its telling of Jesus’ birth: “Ox and ass before Him bow; and He is in the manger now.”
[Maverick Moore]
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.
[oral history]
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.
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