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Faith-Based Organizations Shoulder Majority of Crucial Services and Develop Creative Solutions for Homelessness, New Baylor University Study Says
WASHINGTON, D.C. (Feb. 1, 2017) — Faith-based organizations are at the forefront of addressing root causes of homelessness, providing not only the majority of emergency shelter beds but innovating long-term solutions, a new study by Baylor University’s Institute for Studies of Religion concludes.
WACO, Texas (Jan. 31, 2017) – Internationally acclaimed scholar Paul Marshall, Ph.D., has joined the faculty of Baylor University as holder of the Jerry and Susie Wilson Chair in Religious Freedom at the Institute for Studies of Religion (ISR). Marshall also will serve as a research professor within Baylor’s department of political science.
Baylor University Professor’s Study Helps Settle Long-standing Water Quality Dispute Between Oklahoma and Arkansas
WACO, Texas (Jan. 18, 2017) — For more than three decades a legal dispute raged between Oklahoma and Arkansas over acceptable phosphorus levels in the scenic waterways along the Illinois River. The issue eventually reached the U.S. Supreme Court in 1992. Now, a three-year study conducted by Baylor biology professor Ryan S. King recently helped settle the long-standing dispute.
WACO, Texas (Dec. 15, 2016) – With people of all faiths currently living through a crisis of religious freedom unparalleled in world history, the United States Congress has taken action and passed H.R.1150-Frank R. Wolf International Religious Freedom Act. Wolf, a former Virginia Congressman and holder of The Jerry and Susie Wilson Chair in Religious Freedom at Baylor University, is among those who played a key role for many years in championing international religious freedom.
WACO, Texas (Sept. 14, 2016) – More Texas students than ever are starting their school days fueled for success with a school breakfast. And in a state where more than one in four children are food insecure, the public school system continues to grow as a primary infrastructure for reigning in childhood hunger, according to the third edition of the Texas School Breakfast Report Card, compiled by Baylor University’s Texas Hunger Initiative (THI).
Baylor’s Black Gospel Music Restoration Project to be a Highlight in the Sept. 24 Opening of the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History in D.C.
WACO, Texas (Sept. 6, 2016) — When the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC) opens Sept. 24 in Washington, D.C., an exhibit featuring African-American musical history will include materials from a Baylor University search-and-rescue mission to save recordings from the “Golden Age” of American black gospel music.
WACO, Texas (Sept. 1, 2016) – Junha Kwon, a senior economics and finance double major at Baylor University, recently received the 2016 Korean Honor Scholarship, which is awarded to outstanding students of Korean heritage to encourage high achievement of academic performance and the development of leadership qualities for their future professional careers.
As National Conventions Begin, Baylor Experts Offer Tips to Help Children Understand the Presidential Election Process
WACO, Texas (July 19, 2016) — As Republicans and Democrats gather at national conventions to nominate their official presidential candidates, commentators and talking heads will abound on all forms of media critiquing the candidates’ every move, every speech and every tweet. It can be overwhelming and difficult to understand for adults, but imagine if you are among the youngest Americans—children.
WACO, Texas (July 8, 2016) — Prashant (Sunny) Appikatla, Brianna Williams and Jonathan Tingle, recent Baylor University graduates, were awarded Rotary Global Grants this spring. They plan to use the grants to earn master’s degrees at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine next year.
WACO, Texas (July 6, 2016) — Key global demographic trends affecting issues of faith, migration and the economy will be discussed by an expert panel, including Baylor University religion historian Philip Jenkins, Ph.D., at the Washington, D.C., office of The Pew Charitable Trusts on Tuesday, July 12.
WACO, Texas (June 27, 2016) – The Campus Kitchen at Baylor University has been honored with a national award for demonstrating excellent “beyond the meal” initiatives as the student-led organization serves the Waco community.
WACO, Texas (June 16, 2016) — Courtenay Klauber, a May 2016 Baylor University graduate from Issaquah, Washington, was awarded a prestigious Fulbright grant to serve as an English teaching assistant in Turkey for the 2016-17 year.
Baylor Historian Gives Thumbs-Up after Call with Treasury Officials about Harriet Tubman on the $20 bill
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.
Baylor University Panel to Address the Need for Policy Change Regarding Mideast Persecution of Christians
WACO, Texas (March 30, 2016) — As the global persecution of Christians continues, Baylor University President and Chancellor Ken Starr, former Congressman Frank Wolf, Pastor Jalil Dawood, founder of Word Refugee Care, and Cole Richards of The Voice of the Martyrs will discuss the critical issue at Baylor on Thursday, April 21, 2016.
In conjunction with National School Breakfast Week (March 7-11, 2016), Baylor University's Texas Hunger Initiative has released the third edition of the Texas School Breakfast Report Card. Capturing participation data in school breakfast for nearly all of Texas, the report is a powerful example of how data can be used to fight hunger.
WACO, Texas (March 3, 2016) – The Baylor Collections of Political Materials (BCPM), Baylor University’s resource of legislative and congressional collections, celebrated the official release of former U.S. Rep. Chet Edwards’ Congressional Papers at a standing-room-only opening ceremony and reception March 3 in the W.R. Poage Legislative Library.
Texas Department of Agriculture Honors Baylor’s Texas Hunger Initiative with ‘Fresh Perspectives’ Award
WACO, Texas (Feb. 23, 2016) – Baylor University’s Texas Hunger Initiative (THI) – a collaborative project dedicated to developing and implementing multiple strategies to end hunger – has been honored with the Texas Department of Agriculture’s (TDA) Fresh Perspectives Award for its innovative approach to improving outcomes of the summer meals program.
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.
Baylor University’s Institute for Studies of Religion Will Present Lecture on Islamic-Christian Relations
WACO, Texas (Nov. 2, 2015) – Baylor University’s Institute for Studies of Religion well welcome Paul Marshall, Ph.D., for a lecture on Islamic-Christian relations at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 4, in the Cox Lecture Hall of Armstrong Browning Library.
WACO, Texas (Nov. 3, 2015) — Religion scholars from Baylor University’s Institute for Studies of Religion (ISR) will refute surveys that report the decline of American faith during a Nov. 10 conference in Washington, D.C.
WACO, Texas (Oct. 26, 2015) - Baylor University President and Chancellor, Judge Ken Starr, will join Fifth Circuit Judge Thomas M. Reavley and District of Columbia Circuit Judge Sri Srinivasan at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 29, at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C., for a panel discussion on the difference between the rule of law and the rule of judges.
WACO, Texas (Oct. 19, 2015) – The Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE) has recognized Baylor University as one of the top performing colleges and universities in the 2015 Sustainable Campus Index, as measured by the Sustainability Tracking, Assessment and Rating System (STARS).
National Commission on Hunger Members to Discuss Progress and Goals at Together at the Table: Hunger and Poverty Summit Oct. 7-9 at Baylor
WACO, Texas (Oct. 6, 2015) – Several members of the National Commission on Hunger are coming together at the national Together at the Table: Hunger & Poverty Summit at Baylor University, Oct. 7-9, to discuss their experience on the Commission and what they hope to see come of their work, in the near and long-term future.
WACO, Texas (July 29, 2015) – More than 120 fifth- through ninth-graders are learning about civics and providing a rich resource for Baylor faculty research during the annual Baylor University iEngage Summer Civics Institute. Running from Aug. 3-7, the camp is hosted by Baylor School of Education through a grant from the Hatton W. Sumners Foundation.
WASHINGTON (July 22, 2015) – A bipartisan group of national thought leaders, including Baylor University President and Chancellor Ken Starr, has called upon Congress to take action now to develop a national strategy addressing the tragic global crisis in religious freedom.
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