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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.
Apr
15
2015
WACO, Texas (April 15, 2015) – Baylor University’s Robbins College of Health and Human Sciences, Department of Health, Human Performance, and Recreation (HHPR), along with partners from Texas A&M University’s School of Public Health (lead on the overall project), New Mexico State University, the Mariposa Community Health Center in Arizona, and the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service have received a five-year, $4.9 million grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to improve the lives and families living along the U.S.-Mexico border.
Feb
5
2015
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.
Feb
2
2015
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.
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.
Jun
22
2015
June 19, 2015
In this column, former Virginia Congressman Frank R. Wolf, holder of the Wilson Chair in Religious Freedom at Baylor, writes about the impact of a landmark ruling for religious freedom in the United States, after a federal court ruled that the Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA), passed in 1993, applies to the U.S. military and the personnel serving therein. “This is a victory for the student…as well as all those currently serving, whether they be Sikh, Muslim, Christian, Jewish or any other profession of belief, as it shows that they do not have to leave their human rights behind when they put on their uniform.”
Jun
15
2015
June 11, 2014
La Vega Independent School District has launched new mobile lunch and library services to deliver nutrition and education to children in the community during the summer break. The district partnered with the Baylor-based Texas Hunger Initiative to brainstorm a mobile food option that would reach more kids and families. (Lori Fogleman, assistant vice president of Baylor Media Communications, covers Texas Hunger Initiative research and programs.)
Jun
11
2015
June 8, 2015
VIDEO: Baylor’s Texas Hunger Initiative and Davis Memorial Church in Nacogdoches have partnered to provide free summer meals to combat childhood hunger in Nacogdoches County, which has a 30.3-percent childhood food insecurity rate. THI will provide tools and resources to the church and participants in Nacogdoches to assist them in alleviating childhood hunger.
May
26
2015
May 25, 2015
Thomas S. Kidd, Ph.D., professor of history at Baylor’s College of Arts & Sciences and senior fellow at the Institute for Studies of Religion (SR), and Barry Hankins, Ph.D., professor history and graduate program director, write about how the Baptist alliance with Thomas Jefferson that secured religious liberty. Kidd and Hankins are the authors of the new book, “Baptists in America: A History.”