Washington D.C. provides a hub of not only political activity
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.
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.
WASHINGTON, D.C. (Feb. 5, 2015) – Before an overflow crowd gathered inside (and outside) the National Press Club’s Edward R. Murrow Room, Baylor University President and Chancellor Ken Starr, Catholic University of America President John Garvey and Yeshiva University President Richard Joel discussed a number of issues facing higher education and specifically faith-based universities, including government ratings systems, academic freedom and the value of a faith-based education.
WACO, Texas (Feb. 2, 2015) – Baylor University President Ken Starr will welcome Catholic University of America President John Garvey and Yeshiva University President Richard Joel for an “On Topic” conversation on the “The State of Higher Education: The Calling of Faith-Based Universities” from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 4, at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C.
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.
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.
April 17, 2015 A blog post by Laura Lee White, BS ’14, on the impact volunteering with Family Health Center (FHC) has had on both her life and the life of other Baylor students. White began volunteering as a pre-med undergrad student at Baylor and now is a member of the Community HealthCorps® program through which she counsels and educates patients living with diabetes on proper nutrition, exercise and medication management.
April 17, 2015 Byron Johnson, Ph.D., Distinguished Professor of the Social Sciences and co-director of Baylor’s Institute for Studies of Religion, who studies recidivism, recently visited Indianapolis and found a new approach to the program at RecycleForce operation, where ex-inmates take used electronic equipment and find raw materials to sell. Johnson says the program is entrepreneurial, with a great deal of mentoring and accountability. “It builds self-esteem . . .They’re earning an honest paycheck and getting some structure in their lives.” (Terry Goodrich, assistant director of Baylor Media Communications, covers ISR research and faculty.)
April 20, 2015 Frank Wolf, a veteran lawmaker known as a champion of human rights and religious liberty, will speak at Grove City College’s 135th Commencement. Wolf was recently named the first Jerry and Susie Wilson Chair in Religious Freedom at Baylor University, where he advances the study and protection of religious liberty with a focus on foreign policy and diplomacy.
Feb. 20, 2015 In a discussion about the calling of faith-based universities, Baylor President and Chancellor Ken Starr stated that faith-related institutions are charged with helping students learn how to live life purposefully. The discussion took place in Washington with Starr, Yeshiva University President Richard Joel and Catholic University President John Garvey, who all agreed that the U.S. government poses challenges to the religious freedoms of their institutions.