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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.
Sep
14
2016
WACO, Texas (Sept. 14, 2016) – More Texas students than ever are starting their school days fueled for success with a school breakfast. And in a state where more than one in four children are food insecure, the public school system continues to grow as a primary infrastructure for reigning in childhood hunger, according to the third edition of the Texas School Breakfast Report Card, compiled by Baylor University’s Texas Hunger Initiative (THI).
Sep
6
2016
WACO, Texas (Sept. 6), 2016) — When the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC) opens Sept. 24 in Washington, D.C., an exhibit featuring African-American musical history will include materials from a Baylor University search-and-rescue mission to save recordings from the “Golden Age” of American black gospel music.
Sep
1
2016
WACO, Texas (Sept. 1, 2016) – Junha Kwon, a senior economics and finance double major at Baylor University, recently received the 2016 Korean Honor Scholarship, which is awarded to outstanding students of Korean heritage to encourage high achievement of academic performance and the development of leadership qualities for their future professional careers.
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.
Nov
7
2016
Nov. 4, 2016
Q&A with Jeremy Everett, director of the Texas Hunger Initiative at Baylor and a Congressional appointee to the National Commission on Hunger, about significant decline in the national food-insecurity rate, from 14 percent to 12.7 percent in one year, as reported by the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
Sep
26
2016
Sept. 23, 2016
AUDIO: Selected recordings from Baylor University’s Black Gospel Music Restoration Project – the world’s largest initiative to identify, acquire, digitize, and catalog gospel music – can be heard as part of an exhibit at the Smithsonian’s Museum for African American History and Culture, which opened over the weekend. Interviewed for the story are project founder Robert Darden, professor of journalism, public relations and new media, and Eric Ames, curator of digital collections in University Libraries.
Sep
15
2016
Sept. 14, 2016
An interactive display from Baylor’s Black Gospel Music Restoration Project will be included in a permanent music exhibit when the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of African-American History in Washington, D.C., opens Sept. 24. The project was begun a decade ago by Robert Darden, professor of journalism, public relations and new media in the College of Arts & Sciences. Since then, with the aid of Baylor Libraries’ Digital Projects Group, thousands of loaned or donated records and cassettes have been digitized and are available online. (Terry Goodrich, assistant director of media communications, covers JPRNM faculty and research.)
Sep
15
2016
Sept. 14, 2016
Selections from Baylor’s Black Gospel Music Restoration Project will be included in a permanent music exhibit when the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African-American History opens Sept. 24 in Washington, D.C. The project, begun a decade ago, has digitized some 7,000 black gospel performances that might otherwise have disappeared. “The music matters now as much as it has — and even more,” said project founder Robert Darden, professor of journalism, public relations and new media in the College of Arts & Sciences. Eric Ames, who curates Baylor’s digital collections, says proposed exhibit expansions would display album cover art and give direct access to the project. (Terry Goodrich, assistant director of media communications, covers JPRNM faculty and research.)