Faculty & Staff News: News from Baylor

Apr
25
2017

Baylor Graduate Selected for Prestigious Fulbright ETA to Taiwan

WACO, Texas (April 25, 2017) – Recent Baylor University graduate Taylor Demons, who earned her B.A. in international studies in December 2016, has been selected to receive a prestigious Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship (ETA) to Taiwan.

Apr
25
2017

Baylor Model United Nations Team Honored at National Conference

WACO, Texas (April 25, 2017) – The Baylor Model United Nations (MUN) team received Outstanding Position Paper Awards in five of the seven committees in which they participated—the same number of position paper awards that the team received in the last three years combined—at the National Model United Nations Conference in New York City, where thousands of students from more than 100 nations participated in a simulation of the U.N.

Apr
25
2017

Graduate School Hosts Doctor of Physical Therapy Open House

WACO, Texas (April 24, 2017) – Baylor University’s Graduate School will host an open house for the new Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) program from 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday, April 27, in Room 100 of Morrison Hall, 1410 S. Fifth St.

Apr
21
2017

Alternating Skimpy Sleep with Sleep Marathons Hurts Attention, Creativity in Young Adults, Study Finds

WACO, Texas (April 24, 2017) — Skimping on sleep, followed by “catch-up” days with long snoozes, is tied to worse cognition — both in attention and creativity — in young adults, in particular those tackling major projects, Baylor University researchers have found.

Apr
21
2017

Baylor Ph.D. Candidate Granted Prestigious Department of Energy Award

WACO, Texas (April 21, 2017) – Bulbul Ahmmed, Ph.D. candidate in Baylor University’s department of geosciences, has been awarded a Science Graduate Student Research (SCGSR) Fellowship from the Department of Energy (DOE).

Apr
21
2017

Religious Studies Scholar Will Lecture on Watergate and Politics in Contemporary Evangelical Magazines

WACO, Texas (April 21, 2017) – Anja-Maria Bassimir, a German historian and religious studies scholar specializing in the religious history of the United States, will lecture on “After Crisis: Watergate and Positions on Politics in Contemporary Evangelical Magazines” at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 25, in Cox Lecture Hall of Armstrong Browning Library, 710 Speight Ave.

Apr
21
2017

This Week at Baylor – April 23-29, 2017

WACO, Texas (April 21, 2017) – This week, Baylor University is hosting several notable speakers, concerts and events, including a LEED Gold Ceremony at the Paul L. Foster Campus, StorySlam! and the premiere of “Noises Off.”

Apr
18
2017

Baylor Institute for Studies of Religion is Co-Sponsoring Symposium in Washington D.C.

WACO, Texas (April 18, 2017) – The Baylor Institute for Studies of Religion (ISR) is co-sponsoring the one-day symposium “What Is to Be Done? Responding to the Global Persecution of Christians” on April 20.

Apr
18
2017

Baylor University Announces Dr. Linda A. Livingstone as President

WACO, Texas (April 18, 2017) – Baylor University has selected Linda A. Livingstone, Ph.D., current dean and professor of management at The George Washington University School of Business, as the institution’s 15th president. Dr. Livingstone was the unanimous choice of the Baylor Board of Regents, following the recommendation of the 12-member Presidential Search Committee.

Apr
18
2017

Baylor University Ensembles Will Perform Jointly at 2017 President’s Concert

WACO, Texas (April 18, 2017) – The Baylor University School of Music will perform “A Choral Collage” for the 2017 President’s Concert on Thursday, April 20.

Apr
18
2017

Department of Statistical Science Presents 2017 Tom Bratcher Memorial Lecture

WACO, Texas (April 18, 2017) – Donald Richards, Ph.D., professor of statistics at Pennsylvania State University, will deliver the 2017 Tom Bratcher Memorial Lecture at 4:15 p.m. Thursday, April 20, in Room 301 of Marrs McLean Science Building, 1214 S. Fourth St.

Apr
18
2017

Religion Professor Dr. Jonathan Tran Receives 2017 Collins Outstanding Professor Award

WACO, Texas (April 18, 2017) – Jonathan Tran, Ph.D., associate professor of religion in the College of Arts & Sciences, was chosen for the 2017 Collins Outstanding Professor Award by the senior class.

Apr
13
2017

Baylor Senior Selected for Prestigious Fulbright ETA to Germany

WACO, Texas (April 13, 2017) – Baylor University senior Emily E. Martin, a University Scholar from Frisco, has been selected to receive a prestigious Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship (ETA), which will allow her to spend the 2017-2018 academic year teaching English in Germany.

Apr
13
2017

Campus Closures for Easter Break

WACO, Texas (April 13, 2017) – Baylor University will be closed for Easter break Friday, April 14, and Monday, April 17.

Apr
13
2017

Institute for Faith and Learning Presents 2017 Bailey Family Lecture in Christian Ethics

WACO, Texas (April 13, 2017) – Baylor University’s Institute for Faith and Learning will present its fourth annual Bill and Roberta Bailey Family Lecture in Christian Ethics at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 19, in the Packard Lecture Hall, Room 101, of Marrs McLean Science Building, 1214 S. Fourth St.

Apr
13
2017

This Week at Baylor – April 16-22, 2017

WACO, Texas (April 13, 2017) – This week, Baylor University will host several notable speakers, lectures, concerts and events, including the annual Bailey Family Lecture in Christian Ethics, a senior art exhibition and a Symphonic Band concert.

Apr
12
2017

Dr. Rodney G. Bowden Appointed Dean of Robbins College of Health and Human Sciences at Baylor University

WACO, Texas (April 12, 2017) – Rodney G. Bowden, Ph.D., professor of health education and Brown Foundation Endowed Chair, has been appointed dean of Robbins College of Health and Human Sciences at Baylor University, as announced today by Executive Vice President and Provost L. Gregory Jones, Ph.D. Bowden’s appointment is effective immediately.

Apr
11
2017

Sesame Street’s New Muppet with Autism Debuts During Autism Awareness Month

WACO, Texas (April 11, 2017) — This week, Sesame Street has a new Muppet in the neighborhood.

Julia, a four-year-old Muppet with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), was introduced April 10 during Autism Awareness Month.

Apr
10
2017

Baylor Expert Shares Tips On Healthier Eating for Parents and Kids

WACO, Texas (April 10, 2017) – Looking for ways to help your kids eat healthier?
In this Q&A, Baylor University nutrition expert Janelle Walter, Ph.D., professor of family and consumer sciences and Nutrition Sciences Program coordinator, shares tips to help parents and children make better nutritional choices.

Apr
10
2017

Baylor’s Graduate School Will Launch Doctor of Physical Therapy Program in 2018

WACO, Texas (April 10, 2017) — Baylor University’s Graduate School is launching a new Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) degree program aimed at providing an innovative, career-focused education to develop skilled, empathetic care providers in a profession in which doctorate programs are struggling to keep pace with demand.