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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.
WACO, Texas (Nov. 30, 2015) – Jacob Imam, a senior University Scholar at Baylor University, has been selected as one of 32 American university students – and the only student from a Texas university – to receive the prestigious 2016 Marshall Scholarship. The announcement of the award was made today by the Marshall Aid Commemoration Commission, which includes eight regional committees who select the recipients.
WACO, Texas (Nov. 2, 2015) – Baylor University’s Institute for Studies of Religion well welcome Paul Marshall, Ph.D., for a lecture on Islamic-Christian relations at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 4, in the Cox Lecture Hall of Armstrong Browning Library.
WACO, Texas (Nov. 3, 2015) — Religion scholars from Baylor University’s Institute for Studies of Religion (ISR) will refute surveys that report the decline of American faith during a Nov. 10 conference in Washington, D.C.
WACO, Texas (Oct. 26, 2015) - Baylor University President and Chancellor, Judge Ken Starr, will join Fifth Circuit Judge Thomas M. Reavley and District of Columbia Circuit Judge Sri Srinivasan at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 29, at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C., for a panel discussion on the difference between the rule of law and the rule of judges.
Jan. 30, 2016 Statistics from Baylor’s Texas Hunger Initiative are referenced in an article about volunteers in Houston working to end hunger. According to the THI, about 1 in 4 Texans suffers from food insecurity, meaning they don’t know where their next meal will come from. “In the U.S., 48 million people, including 15 million children, live in households that can’t afford food,” said Joel Berg, executive director of Hunger Free America. “We know this is a solvable problem, and we are working with all of our partners around the country to do that.”
Jan. 1, 2016 The Waco Mammoth National Monument is featured in this article detailing the history of national parks in Texas. The author cited the hard work of Baylor University and Waco citizens in excavating and protecting the fossils - efforts that lead to the site becoming a national monument.
Jan. 13, 2016 Philip Jenkins, Ph.D., Distinguished Professor of History in Baylor’s Institute for Studies of Religion (ISR), writes about how important it is that policymakers and media understand the history of the regions of Eastern Syria and Northern Iraq that have been in the news so much recently because they are the main stamping grounds of ISIL. (Terry Goodrich, assistant director of Baylor Media Communications, covers ISR research and faculty.)
Jan. 9, 2016 The Waco Mammoth National Monument, which has experienced rapid growth since becoming a national park, is creating a 10-year plan with its partners Baylor University and the Waco Mammoth Foundation to further develop the site, hoping to expand and add a children’s discovery center, as well as maintain the site as a working laboratory.