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News

Jul
22
2015
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.
Sep
11
2014
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.
Jul
24
2014
Baylor alumni in the area were invited to join the current Baylor student interning in DC for the summer for a catered dinner at Hill Country.
Jul
23
2014
The Catholic University of America joined Baylor University in hosting the event to discuss the landmark Supreme Court Decision.
Jul
19
2016
WACO, Texas (July 19, 2016) — As Republicans and Democrats gather at national conventions to nominate their official presidential candidates, commentators and talking heads will abound on all forms of media critiquing the candidates’ every move, every speech and every tweet. It can be overwhelming and difficult to understand for adults, but imagine if you are among the youngest Americans—children.
Jul
8
2016
WACO, Texas (July 8, 2016) — Prashant (Sunny) Appikatla, Brianna Williams and Jonathan Tingle, recent Baylor University graduates, were awarded Rotary Global Grants this spring. They plan to use the grants to earn master’s degrees at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine next year.
Jul
6
2016
WACO, Texas (July 6, 2016) — Key global demographic trends affecting issues of faith, migration and the economy will be discussed by an expert panel, including Baylor University religion historian Philip Jenkins, Ph.D., at the Washington, D.C., office of The Pew Charitable Trusts on Tuesday, July 12.
Jun
27
2016
WACO, Texas (June 27, 2016) – The Campus Kitchen at Baylor University has been honored with a national award for demonstrating excellent “beyond the meal” initiatives as the student-led organization serves the Waco community.
Aug
8
2016
Aug. 8, 2016
Bryan W. Brooks, Ph.D., professor of environmental science, and doctoral candidate Lauren Kristofco are quoted in this article about local high school science teachers, who took part in an ongoing Baylor project to identify chemicals with toxic properties, with the hope they can bring the concepts to their own classrooms and create awareness among a new generation of designing safer chemicals. The Molecular Design Research Network, funded by the National Science Foundation and EPA, is a partnership between Baylor, Yale, George Washington University and the University of Washington.
Aug
3
2016
Aug. 2, 2016
VIDEO: Story about an innovative pilot project between Baylor’s Texas Hunger Initiative, in partnership with Share Our Strength, that provides free on-the-go meals for children through two vending machines at the Valley Nature Center in Weslaco in the Rio Grande Valley. Debra Franco, child hunger outreach specialist for the THI regional office in McAllen, was interviewed for the story.
Aug
1
2016
July 29, 2016
Baylor’s Texas Hunger Initiative, in partnership with Share Our Strength, has unveiled a unique pilot project that will provide free on-the-go meals for children in two vending machines at the Valley Nature Center in Weslaco. “We’ll also be gathering data to see if this might meet a need for children on weekends, holidays, during spring and summer breaks or after school hours, because the possibilities for machines like this are limitless,” said Debra Franco, child hunger outreach specialist for the THI regional office in McAllen.
Jul
20
2016
July 19, 2016
VIDEO INCLUDED: Starting this fall, Baylor University will offer online counseling in an effort to see more students and see them quickly. The service called Therapist Assisted Online will be offered as an option for students who have mild to moderate depression and anxiety. "Universities, really all across the country, struggle with some different things. One of those is how do we see the number of students that are coming to us and see those students, and see them in a timely manner with the resources that we have," Jim Marsh, Ph.D., director of counseling services at Baylor.