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.
WACO, Texas (May 19, 2017) – As Baylor University continues to pursue an environment that exhibits cultural humility and inclusion, the work of two groups is making an impact. For the past 18 months, a Special Assistant to the University President and the 15-member President’s Advisory Council on Diversity (PACD) have been working across the University to build programs, complete agreements and organize initiatives that provide an environment of acceptance and support for students, faculty and staff from diverse backgrounds.
WACO, Texas (May 12, 2017) – At its regular spring meeting, the Baylor University Board of Regents announced structural completion of the 105 recommendations related to the institution’s response to sexual violence and implementation of best-practice governance policies and procedures, and took action to approve new Board members, a $621.7 million operating budget for 2017-2018 and a new joint B.A./M.A. degree in communication studies.
With a two-set victory on Thursday morning, Baylor women’s tennis senior Blair Shankle advanced to the NCAA Singles Championship Round of 16. She bested Ivy League automatic qualifier and No. 119-ranked Kana Daniel of Pennsylvania, 6-3, 6-4, to earn her 11th win in a row and her 13th over a ranked foe.
No. 5 seed Baylor baseball was eliminated from the 2017 Phillips 66 Big 12 Baseball Championship by No. 1 seed and No. 3 nationally ranked Texas Tech in a 4-1 decision on Thursday morning at Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark. The Bears (34-21) had scoring chances every inning but the Red Raiders' (43-14) pitching hung tough.
May 24, 2017 Ray High School senior Katie Gasiorowski was awarded the $2,000 Joe McComb Class of '65 Scholarship. The scholarship was named in memory of Laura, Leighton and Andrew McComb who died in a flood in Wimberley, Texas in 2015. Gasiorowski plans to attend Baylor University to study mechanical engineering.
May 22, 2017 This article centers on research by Baylor’s James A. Roberts, Ph.D., The Ben H. Williams Professor of Marketing, and Meredith David, Ph.D., assistant professor of marketing, which found that phone snubbing – “phubbing” – can harm relationships. (Eric Eckert, assistant director of Media Communications, pitched this research nationally. He covers faculty and research in the Hankamer School of Business.)
May 25, 2017 The Mayo Clinic’s carilloneur Austin Ferguson is the fourth person to hold the position since it was created in the late 1920s. Ferguson credits a mentor at a Baylor University organ camp for introducing him to the carillon.
On June 1, Dr. Linda Livingstone will become the 15th president of Baylor — and, as many have noted, the first woman at the helm of the university. But by no means will Livingstone be the only woman molding the future of this university; dozens of women already serving in positions of leadership will be working with Livingstone as […]
“There were several times I was thinking I was never gonna make it to graduation, because I was struggling. I kept pushing, and calling my dad crying because I was stressed out. You just gotta keep going, no matter what… I think it was my first year, spring semester. I hadn’t really found my group […]
While it feels like we just barely turned the calendar over to 2017, in actuality, the spring semester is done, and with it, Baylor’s spring sports are drawing to a close. With two Big 12 titles (women’s indoor track, equestrian), one national title (acrobatics and tumbling), and nine spring sports currently in the top 25, here’s […]
If you want to get a sense of David Garland’s place in the Baylor family, just read through the comments left on Facebook earlier this month when Baylor Regents announced the establishment of a $5 million scholarship fund at Truett Seminary in his honor. Over and over again, you’ll see one phrase pop up: “servant leader.” And […]
WACO, Texas (May 25, 2017) – Do you think you have what it takes to be a Formula One driver? The Mayborn Museum Complex’s newest exhibit, “SPEED: Science in Motion,” allows visitors of all ages to test their reflexes and experience the exhilarating world of professional race car driving.
WACO, Texas (May 24, 2017) – Students in Baylor University’s “Topics in Astronomy” class took a break from the classroom last semester to visit McDonald Observatory in Fort Davis, Texas. The hands-on experience with observing the night sky gave them a better understanding of what the daily, or nightly, life of an astronomer is really like.
WACO, Texas (May 23, 2017) — Quick, before it’s too late: May is Zombie Awareness Month — so it’s high time for people to prepare for a zombie pandemic. But that’s more than a heads-up for those who are passionate about zombies. Those who yawn at the notion of the walking dead also have reason to take notice, says pop culture critic Greg Garrett, Ph.D., of Baylor University.