Faculty & Staff News: Featured
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.
The Chronicle of Higher Education: How Baylor’s First Female President Plans to Move Past the Sex-Assault Scandals
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.
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.
Baylor Regents Announce Structural Completion of the 105 Recommendations, Updates Governance Leadership and Structure
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.
May 5, 2017
VIDEO: Sara Perry, Ph.D., assistant professor of management in Baylor’s Hankamer School of Business, was interviewed for this story and provides specific tips for college graduates as they interview for jobs and negotiate a salary.
Baylor University has enacted an interim suspension of Kappa Sigma’s chapter operations pending the completion of a formal inquiry involving the organization and a culturally insensitive event that took place off-campus on the night of April 29, 2017. This action was taken with the support of Kappa Sigma’s national organization.
The safety and wellbeing of the campus community is of utmost importance to Baylor University.
The Baylor Counseling Center has long offered students a wide array of services to support student well-being, but the University’s action plan presented an opportunity to dramatically enhance Baylor’s caring community and take mental health services to the next level.