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News

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.
Jun
23
2014
Jeremy Everett, the director of the Texas Hunger Initiative, was appointed by John Boehner to the National Commission on Hunger, which was established by Congress in January.
Jan
19
2015
WACO, Texas (Jan. 19, 2015) – Baylor University announced today that former U.S. Rep. Frank Wolf, who represented Virginia’s 10th District in Congress from 1981 until his retirement on Jan. 3, has been named the Jerry and Susie Wilson Chair in Religious Freedom.
Jan
16
2015
WACO, Texas (Jan. 15, 2015) – The Fatherhood Research and Practice Network (FRPN), a collaboration between Temple University and the Center for Policy Research (CPR) in Denver has awarded $100,000 to Baylor University’s Program on Prosocial Behavior, an arm of the Institute for Studies of Religion (ISR), to evaluate the TYRO Dads program operated by The RIDGE Project, Inc., Ohio.
Dec
22
2014
WACO, Texas (Dec. 22, 2014) – Following a global search led by a committee representing Baylor University faculty, staff and students, Baylor President and Chancellor Ken Starr today announced the appointment of Edwin Trevathan, M.D., M.P.H., dean and professor of epidemiology in the College for Public Health and Social Justice at Saint Louis University and professor of neurology and pediatrics at SLU’s School of Medicine, as executive vice president and provost.
Dec
18
2014
WACO, Texas (Dec. 18, 2014) – Baylor University today announced a $2 million gift from Jerry and Susie Wilson of Dallas that will establish an endowed chair in religious freedom to support the University’s educational mission and its Institute for Studies of Religion.
Jan
26
2015
Jan. 25, 2015
Article features a recent study published in the journal Environmental Health by epidemiologist Lea Steele, Ph.D., research professor in Baylor’s Institute of Biomedical Studies. Dr. Steele and a team of researchers identified a significant link between Gulf War illness and a genetic factor that can render some individuals more susceptible to adverse effects of certain chemicals. The study, which included 304 veterans, found that soldiers with certain genetic variations were 40 times more likely to contract Gulf War illness if they ingested anti-nerve gas pilled called pyridostigmine bromide, or PB, which the Department of Defense issued during the war. (Tonya Lewis, assistant director of Baylor Media Communications, covers biomedical studies and pitched and placed this research story.)
Jan
26
2015
Jan. 25, 2015
Former U.S. Rep. Frank Wolf has been named the Jerry and Susie Wilson Chair in Religious Freedom at Baylor University. Wolf served his Virginia district from 1981 until his retirement Jan. 3. As the Wilson Chair, he will lead Baylor’s efforts in Washington, D.C., and throughout the world to address significant issues of freedom of conscience and worship, as well as Christianity’s enduring role in promoting human freedom. (Lori Fogleman, assistant vice president of Baylor Media Communications, placed this story. She covers University Development and the Office of the President.)
Jan
23
2015
Jan. 14, 2015
The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ Secretariat for Cultural Diversity in the Church is conducting a national study to better understand the pastoral needs of Asian and Pacific Island Catholic communities in the United States. The Asian population has swelled since changes in U.S. immigration law after 1965, and nearly 25 percent of U.S. residents who are Asian, native Hawaiian or Pacific Islanders are estimated to be Catholic. Co-leading the research is Jerry Park, Ph.D., an associate professor of sociology in Baylor’s College of Arts & Sciences and an affiliate fellow of Baylor’s Institute for Studies of Religion (ISR). (Terry Goodrich, assistant director of Baylor Media Communications, covers sociology and ISR research and faculty.)
Jan
20
2015
Jan. 19, 2019
AUDIO: Interview with Philip Jenkins, Ph.D., Distinguished Professor of History in Baylor’s Institute for Studies of Religion, who talks with radio host Alan Colmes about scriptural passages that call for violence. Jenkins acknowledged that both the Qur’an and the Bible contain violent passages, but only on some occasions do they directly lead to extreme or terrorist acts. “If people are going to find passages to justify their actions, they will find them,” he said. He also spoke about the movements and individuals within the Islamic world who are preaching moderation. He suggested that the greatest signs for hope were to be found in Muslim communities in the United States and Europe, where Muslims can speak and exchange ideas freely, without living under oppressive police state systems.