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but also of commerce, law, journalism, healthcare, higher education and the arts. Baylor University is uniquely positioned with leadership, faculty, and alumni who are engaged in work that is shaping solutions to some of the nation’s most critical challenges.
WASHINGTON (July 22, 2015) – A bipartisan group of national thought leaders, including Baylor University President and Chancellor Ken Starr, has called upon Congress to take action now to develop a national strategy addressing the tragic global crisis in religious freedom.
Leading anthropologist and Baylor faculty member, Lori Baker, will present the progress of her work to identify human remains on the border the United States shares with Mexico. She will reveal how her findings advance the nation's efforts to address and counteract the problem of human trafficking.
<b><i>Image of abolitionist on the bill’s front will help tell “the whole story” of the nation’s history, says history chair Kimberly Kellison</i></b> WACO, Texas (April 20, 2016) — Moments after she got off the phone Wednesday with U.S. Treasury officials, Kimberly Kellison, Ph.D., chair and associate professor of Baylor University’s history department, said she was “excited and appreciative” about the announcement that abolitionist Harriet Tubman’s portrait will replace former President Andrew Jackson's on the front of the $20 bill.
WACO, Texas (March 19, 2016) — As the global persecution of Christians continues, Baylor University President and Chancellor Ken Starr, former Congressman Frank Wolf, founder of Word Refugee Care Jalil Dawood and Cole Richards of The Voice of the Martyrs will discuss the critical issue at Baylor on Thursday, April 21, 2016.
WACO, Texas (March 16, 2016) – Baylor University President and Chancellor Ken Starr released a statement today regarding President Obama’s nomination of Judge Merrick B. Garland, chief judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia, to fill the vacant seat on the Supreme Court of the United States. The seat on the nation’s highest Court was occupied by the late Justice Antonin Scalia, who died on Feb. 12.
In conjunction with National School Breakfast Week (March 7-11, 2016), Baylor University’s Texas Hunger Initiative has released the third edition of the Texas School Breakfast Report Card. Capturing participation data in school breakfast for nearly all of Texas, the report is a powerful example of how data can be used to fight hunger.
April 6, 2016 Excerpt from the book “God of Liberty: A Religious History of the American Revolution” by Thomas S. Kidd, Distinguished Professor of History and associate director of Baylor’s Institute for Studies of Religion, about how devout believers and deistic doubters formed an unlikely alliance that helped win the Revolution and forge the new American nation.
April 2, 2016 A team of Baylor students recently received the highest award – overall Outstanding Delegation – while representing Vietnam at the National Model United Nations Conference. While discussing international topics such as terrorism, poverty and energy with nearly 5,000 students from all over the world, the team learned that diplomacy comes from collaboration and treating attendees like people, not only delegates. Quoted are Model UN students Megan Rollag, Renie Saenz, Marc Webb and Joe Yope and faculty advisor Rebecca Flavin, Ph.D., lecturer in political science in Baylor’s College of Arts & Sciences.
March 22, 2016 Column about atrocities against Christians in Syria, Iraq and Afghanistan mentions the upcoming Baylor panel discussion — “The Persecuted Church” — with Baylor President and Chancellor Ken Starr; former Congressman Frank Wolf, the first holder of the Jerry and Susie Wilson Chair in Religious Freedom at Baylor; and advocates for Middle East Christians. Wolf and D.H. Williams, Ph.D., professor of religion in Baylor’s College of Arts & Sciences and an organizer for the April 21 event, are quoted. (Terry Goodrich, assistant director of Baylor Media Communications, pitched Wolf and Williams as experts and arranged the interviews. She covers faculty and research in the religion department and the Institute for Studies of Religion.)
March 17, 2016 Baylor's Texas Hunger Initiative has released the third edition of its Texas School Breakfast Report Card, which provides schools and communities with information about the importance of breakfast to students' health. The report card shows the progress Texas schools have made in reducing food insecurity by serving breakfasts, as well as how schools can improve their programs.