WACO, Texas (April 15, 2014) – It’s not always easy to get first responders and emergency workers to talk candidly about “the job,” particularly something as devastating as the deadly fertilizer plant explosion in the City of West in April 2013.
WACO, Texas (April 14, 2014) – House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, has announced the appointment of Jeremy Everett, M.Div. ’01, director of the Texas Hunger Initiative at Baylor University, to the National Commission on Hunger.
Baylor Scientists Aim to Design Safer Chemicals for Humans and Environment with Multimillion Dollar Grant
WACO, Texas (April 10, 2014) — Bryan W. Brooks, Ph.D., professor of environmental science and biomedical studies in Baylor University's College of Arts & Sciences and director of the environmental science graduate program and the environmental health science program, will lead the research core on a four-year, $4.4 million project aimed at designing chemicals and materials that are less toxic to humans and the environment.
WACO, Texas (April 3, 2014) - The Baylor Executive MBA program in Austin has announced the expansion of its curriculum to include a healthcare concentration option – one of the first of its kind in Austin. Applications are now being accepted for Fall 2014.
Baylor University and McLane Children’s Scott & White Partner to Open Center for Developmental Disabilities
WACO, Texas (April 1, 2014) – In an effort to provide expanded assessment and therapy services for Central Texas children with developmental disabilities, such as Autism Spectrum Disorders, Baylor University and McLane Children’s Scott & White today launched the Baylor University Center for Developmental Disabilities (BCDD) during a celebration and open house at the clinic’s new home at Hillcrest MacArthur Center, 2201 MacArthur Dr., in Waco. The ceremony coincided with the first day of National Autism Awareness Month.
WACO, Texas (March 31, 2014) -- People who are materialistic are more likely to be depressed and unsatisfied, in part because they find it harder to be grateful for what they have, according to a study by Baylor University researchers.
New Study by Baylor University Professor Reveals Early Strength Training Can Decrease Heart Health Risks in Children
WACO, Texas (March 31, 2014) – Early strengthening activities can lead to a decrease in cardiometabolic health risks in children and adolescents, according to results of a new study by a Baylor University professor and a team of researchers.
WACO, Texas (March 26, 2014) —The Greater Waco Area Superintendents (GWAS) group, a partnership organized by Baylor University’s School of Education, was recently recognized as an “Exemplary K-12 Partnership” by the Center for Research, Evaluation and Advancement of Teacher Education (CREATE).
WACO, Texas (March 19, 2014) – Two years ago this month, Baylor University received a visionary gift from distinguished Baylor alumnus and philanthropist Drayton McLane Jr., BBA ’58, and his family to initiate fundraising to support an ambitious dream: a $260 million on-campus football stadium alongside the scenic Brazos River. That single transformational gift – at the time the largest capital gift in University history – initiated unprecedented momentum and launched a fundraising effort that has resulted in record-shattering financial support of Baylor benefiting all areas of the University, from academics to athletics.
Nearly Half of Pregnant Low-Income Women Do Not Want to Be Sent Home From Hospital After Diagnosis of False Labor, Baylor Study Shows
WACO, Texas (March 17, 2014) — More than 40 percent of pregnant low-income women discharged from the hospital after a diagnosis of false or early labor did not want to be sent home, with the most common reasons being that they were in too much pain or lived too far away, according to a study by Baylor University’s Louise Herrington School of Nursing (LHSON) and Parkland Health & Hospital System.
WACO, Texas (March 7, 2014) - Baylor University today announced a variety of gifts made by alumni and friends to create the Clyde Hart Track and Field Stadium, an on-campus, $18.1-million facility whose final design and construction were approved in October by Baylor’s Board of Regents.
In conjunction with National School Breakfast Week (March 3-7, 2014), the Texas Hunger Initiative, based out of the Baylor University School of Social Work, has released the second edition of its Texas School Breakfast Report Card. The report demonstrates what participation in school breakfast programs looks like across the state, as school officials try to create a healthy, hunger-free learning environment for students.
WACO, Texas (Feb. 25, 2014) -- To better their survival chances, entrepreneurs and owners of small businesses in rural areas must successfully pitch their ventures to "faraway, unknown banking officials" rather than relying on local lenders as in the past, according to a Baylor University study.
WACO, Texas (Feb. 18, 2014)-- Baylor University researchers, in collaboration with an international team of scientists, have discovered definitive evidence of the environment inhabited by the early ape Proconsul on Rusinga Island, Kenya. The groundbreaking discovery provides additional information that will help scientists understand and interpret the connection between habitat preferences and the early diversification of the ape-human lineage.
Baylor Regents Approve Naming of Track and Field Stadium, Construction of Elliston Chapel; President Announces Appointment of Dr. David Garland as Interim Provost
WACO, Texas (Feb. 14, 2014) - At their regular February meeting, Baylor University's Board of Regents approved naming the University's new on-campus track and field facility for a legendary coach and the construction of the Elliston Chapel, while Baylor President and Chancellor Ken Starr announced the appointment of David E. Garland as interim provost.
WACO, Texas (Feb. 14, 2014) - On Valentine's Day two years ago, 573 of some of the most famous love letters ever written were brought into the digital age through a partnership between Wellesley College in Massachusetts and Baylor University in Texas. This year and again on Valentine's Day, the two institutions have collaborated to release an expanded collection of more than 4,000 digitized letters written by and to eminent Victorian poets Elizabeth Barrett Browning and Robert Browning, whose courtship and marriage made for one of the greatest literary romances ever known.
WACO, Texas (Feb. 12, 2014) -- Being critical, angry and defensive isn't always a bad thing for couples having a big disagreement -- provided they are in a satisfying relationship. In that case, they likely will have a "big resolution" regardless of how negative they were during the discussion, according to a study by a Baylor University psychologist.
Hog's Head, History and Hymns: An African-American Cookbook Blends Traditional Recipes with Spirituals and Tales of the Underground Railroad
WACO, Texas (Feb. 4, 2014) -- It was a time when slaves scrabbled for whatever food they could find, grow or collect from their white owners, a time when spirituals held coded messages for fugitives, a time of dangerous escapes to the North or Canada for freedom via the Underground Railroad.
Citizenship Goes Digital: Baylor University Researchers Find Online Gaming Effective in Teaching Civics Education
WACO, Texas (Feb. 14, 2014) -- Can playing online video games help students learn civics education? According to Baylor University researchers, the answer is yes.
Black Gospel Music Restoration Project Launched by Baylor Will Become a Permanent Feature at the Smithsonian
WACO, Texas (Jan. 23, 2014) -- The Black Gospel Music Restoration Project -- a search-and-rescue mission launched by a Baylor University researcher to save little-known recordings from yesteryear's Golden Age of black gospel --will become a permanent feature of the Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of African American History and Culture.
WACO, Texas (Jan. 24, 2014) -- Most religions teach their followers to "Love thy neighbor" -- including those of different races, nationalities or beliefs. But is religiousness really related to love of neighbors? A Baylor University study provides partial support for that idea.
Baylor Honors University of Missouri Physics Professor With $250,000 Robert Foster Cherry Award for Great Teaching
WACO, Texas (Jan. 16, 2014) - Baylor University has named Meera Chandrasekhar, Ph.D., professor of physics and astronomy and Curator's Teaching Professor of Physics at the University of Missouri, as the 2014 recipient of the Robert Foster Cherry Award for Great Teaching. The Cherry Award is the only national teaching award - with the single largest monetary reward of $250,000 - presented by a college or university to an individual for exceptional teaching.
WACO, Texas (Jan. 16, 2014) - At its first meeting of the spring semester, Baylor University's Faculty Senate presented President and Chancellor Ken Starr with a Senate resolution congratulating him on his recent appointment as Chancellor and commending him for his leadership of the University.
WACO, Texas (Dec. 30, 2013) - Baylor University announced today that it would name its new football stadium, McLane Stadium, after one of the most distinguished and generous alumni families in Baylor University history. The name honors Drayton McLane Jr. and his family's continuing generosity to the University and lengthy history of service to Baylor.
Gift from Bob and Laura Beauchamp of Houston to Establish Beauchamp Athletics Nutrition Center at Baylor University
WACO, Texas (Dec. 20, 2013) - Baylor University today announced a gift of $3 million from Bob and Laura Beauchamp of Houston that will establish the Beauchamp Athletics Nutrition Center (BANC), an on-campus facility formally approved by Baylor's Board of Regents on Dec. 19. The Beauchamps' gift will support the construction of a new 12,000-14,000-square-foot dining environment focused on the overall health and performance of student-athletes.
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