May 28, 2014

Building Healthier Lives

It's not just about igniting the engine of small business. It's greater than that.

Small Business

It's about building healthier lives. It's about uncovering the link between communities with thriving small business sectors and the physical health of their populations.

It's about a team of Baylor sociologists and students challenging the belief that "bigger is better" and giving communities the knowledge they need to take control of their own destinies-to curb diabetes, check obesity and lower mortality rates.

It's about a university where social science meets social responsibility. Where teaching is enhanced by discovery. And where fact, informed by faith, can make a difference. In the life of a community. And in the lives of its people.

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Baylor University is a private Christian university and a nationally ranked research institution, characterized as having "high research activity" by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. The university provides a vibrant campus community for approximately 15,000 students by blending interdisciplinary research with an international reputation for educational excellence and a faculty commitment to teaching and scholarship. Chartered in 1845 by the Republic of Texas through the efforts of Baptist pioneers, Baylor is the oldest continually operating university in Texas. Located in Waco, Baylor welcomes students from all 50 states and more than 80 countries to study a broad range of degrees among its 11 nationally recognized academic divisions. Baylor sponsors 19 varsity athletic teams and is a founding member of the Big 12 Conference.