Faculty & Staff News: News from Baylor
Halliburton Partners with Baylor to Increase College Retention and Graduation Rates among Engineering and Computer Science Majors
WACO, Texas (Oct. 9, 2015) – Baylor University’s School of Engineering and Computer Science (ECS) has received a grant from Halliburton to support the development of a pilot program, the Learning Resource Center, that aims to increase retention and graduation rates among undergraduate engineering and computer science students.
WACO, Texas (Oct. 9, 2015) –Baylor University’s Honors College will host Rabbi David Dalin, professor of history and politics at Ave Maria University, for “The Church and the Jews” at 7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 12, in Memorial Drawing Room.
WACO, Texas (Oct. 8, 2015) – The Baylor Opera Theater will present a montage of famous opera excepts entitled “Yes, We Will Make a Scene!” at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 10, and 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 11 in Roxy Grove Hall at the Baylor University School of Music.
Famed Mezzo-Soprano Jamie Barton Will Perform as Part of Baylor School of Music’s Distinguished Artist Series
WACO, Texas (Oct. 8, 2015) – Baylor University’s School of Music will welcome mezzo-soprano Jamie Barton for its Distinguished Artist Series at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 9, in Roxy Grove Hall.
WACO, Texas (Oct. 8, 2015) – SMG is pleased to announce Stadium SPOOKtacular, presented by Lowe’s of Waco, a family-friendly Halloween event that will take place from 5 to 9 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 31, inside McLane Stadium.
WACO, Texas (Oct. 7, 2015) – Baylor University’s department of mathematics in the College of Arts & Sciences will welcome renowned mathematician Donald Saari, Ph.D., Distinguished Professor of Mathematics and Economics in the department of logic and philosophy of science at the University of California – Irvine and director of the Institute of Mathematical Behavioral Sciences, for two lectures on dark matter at 4 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 8, in the Baylor Sciences Building, Room D109, and at 4 p.m. Friday, Oct. 9, in Marrs McLean Science Building, Room 301.
Hitting the Rewind Button and Back in the Groove: Baylor expert muses on quasi-comeback of cassettes, vinyl
WACO, Texas (Oct. 8, 2015) — “Bigger, better and badder than ever before!!!” is how international indie cassette labels are billing Oct. 17 — Cassette Store Day. On the vinyl record front, Billboard Magazine recently reported that more vinyl albums were sold than in any year since Nielsen started tracking music sales in 1991. That’s — sorry — a record. And in case you missed it, National Eight-Track Day was April 11.
“The average age for victims entering the human trafficking lifestyle is 14-16 years old,” said Elizabeth Goatley, Ph.D., assistant professor in Baylor University’s Diana R. Garland School of Social Work, who studies trafficking. “Each year, there are 30,000 to 40,000 children at risk for trafficking recruitment. Some common places for recruitment are schools, bus stations, homeless shelters, malls and on the Internet.”
WACO, Texas (Oct. 7, 2015) – The Greater Waco Chamber will host guest speaker Richard Cooper, vice president of research and emerging issues at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, to discuss “Innovation that Matters” at 11:30 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 8, at the Baylor Research and Innovation Collaborative (BRIC).
WACO, Texas (Oct. 6, 2015) – Selections from the Joe A. Diaz Collection, including work by renowned artist Luis Jiménez, are currently on display at Baylor University’s Martin Museum of Art. The exhibit will continue until Sunday, Nov. 15. A reception with remarks by Joe A. Diaz will take place from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 8.
National Commission on Hunger Members to Discuss Progress and Goals at Together at the Table: Hunger and Poverty Summit Oct. 7-9 at Baylor
WACO, Texas (Oct. 6, 2015) – Several members of the National Commission on Hunger are coming together at the national <i>Together at the Table: Hunger & Poverty Summit</i> at Baylor University, Oct. 7-9, to discuss their experience on the Commission and what they hope to see come of their work, in the near and long-term future.
WACO, Texas (Oct. 6, 2015) — People who think they know it all — or at least, know a lot — may be on to something, according to a Baylor University study.
WACO, Texas (Oct. 6, 2015) – The Texas Association of School Psychologists (TASP) has recognized Baylor University faculty member Kristen Mainor and graduate student Allen Mom for their outstanding performance in the practice and study of school psychology.
‘Curious and Curiouser’: Baylor Libraries to Recognize 150th Anniversary of ‘Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland’ with Annual Symposium
WACO, Texas (Oct. 5, 2015) – Baylor University Libraries will celebrate the 150th anniversary of the classic novel “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland,” written by Lewis Carroll, at its 2015 Baylor Libraries Symposium, “Alice at 150.”
Beginning Wednesday, October 7, students will be able to request to change their majors, degrees and/or minors via BearWeb.
WACO, Texas (Oct. 2, 2015) – Baylor University’s department of history in the College of Arts & Sciences and the Center for Global Engagement will welcome Sinan Ciddi, Ph.D., visiting assistant professor and director of the Institute for Turkish Studies at Georgetown University, for a lecture on the relationship between Turkey and the Islamic State group at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 6, in the Treasury Room of Armstrong Browning Library.
Cherry Award finalist Teresa Balser: The Ground Beneath our Feet (and other things we take for granted)
Teresa Balser, Professor of Soil and Ecosystem Ecology at Curtin University, and one of three finalists for Baylor’s Robert Foster Cherry Award for Great Teaching, will be giving a public lecture at 5 p.m. Tuesday, October 6 in room D109 of the Baylor Sciences Building.
WACO, Texas (Sept. 29, 2015) – Research from Baylor University’s Hankamer School of Business confirms that cellphones are damaging romantic relationships and leading to higher levels of depression.
WACO, Texas (Sept. 28, 2015) – Baylor University’s department of political science in the College of Arts & Sciences will welcome political researcher Marc F. Plattner, Ph.D., for a lecture on the decline of democracy at 4 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 30, in the Armstrong Browning Library Treasure Room.
WACO, Texas (Sept. 24,2015) – Baylor University’s College of Arts & Sciences will host Jay Parini, renowned poet, novelist, biographer and critic for the 2015 Beall-Russell Lecture, “Writing Jesus: Issues and Challenges in Telling the Christ Story,” at 3:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 28, in Room 250 of Paul L. Foster Campus for Business and Innovation.