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5/23/2017
May 22, 2017
A feature story on research conducted in the Arctic by Rebecca Sheesley, Ph.D., associate professor of environmental science in the College of Arts & Sciences, and former environmental science doctoral student Tate Barrett. Their research consisted of analyzing black carbon, also known as soot, to detect the presence of radioactive carbon isotopes in order to tell whether the soot came from ancient carbon, such as fossil fuels, or newer sources, such as forest fires.

Research

5/23/2017
May 15, 2017
This article about North American congregations who have bucked the decades-long decline in mainline Protestantism quotes Rodney Stark, Ph.D., co-director of Baylor’s Institute for Studies of Religion. He said that his data shows that congregations with conservative pastors are growing while their denominations decline.

Baylor in the News

5/23/2017
May 22, 2017
New Baylor President Linda Livingstone talks about the challenges she will face and the importance of openness, training and restorative remedies as the university makes positive changes.
5/23/2017
May 22, 2017
Baylor University serves as the headquarters for the ACM International Collegiate Programming Contest (ICPC), which is underway in Rapid City, South Dakota. Known as the "Battle of the Brains," the ICPC serves as a proving ground for top collegiate programmers, challenging them to solve a series of complex real-world problems in just five hours. Quoted is Bill Poucher, Ph.D., professor of computer science in Baylor’s School of Engineering and Computer Science, who serves as ICPC executive director.
5/23/2017
May 10, 2017
Ashley Bean Thornton, senior director for informed engagement and continuous improvement, penned this column in which she answers the question: “What’s the best thing happening at Baylor University right now?- Among her answers is the Baylor Public Deliberation Initiative, which invites Baylor students, staff and faculty, as well as community members, to participate in forums about local and national issues to better understand the perspectives, possible outcomes and trade-offs of different options.

Students

5/23/2017
May 8, 2017
Students at Baylor Law School earned three credit hours in one week at the second annual Baylor Business Law Boot Camp, where experienced lawyers from across the nation offered advice and instruction.

Alumni

5/23/2017
May 22, 2017
VIDEO: Former “The Voice- contestant Holly Tucker, B.A. (Communications) ’15, is featured in this story about how a little girl who loved bedtime songs evolved into a country music singing sensation and how she inspires young musicians and patients in children’s hospitals.

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