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.
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 (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.
WACO, Texas (July 8, 2016) — Prashant (Sunny) Appikatla, Brianna Williams and Jonathan Tingle, recent Baylor University graduates, were awarded Rotary Global Grants this spring. They plan to use the grants to earn master’s degrees at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine next year.
WACO, Texas (July 6, 2016) — Key global demographic trends affecting issues of faith, migration and the economy will be discussed by an expert panel, including Baylor University religion historian Philip Jenkins, Ph.D., at the Washington, D.C., office of The Pew Charitable Trusts on Tuesday, July 12.
WACO, Texas (June 27, 2016) – The Campus Kitchen at Baylor University has been honored with a national award for demonstrating excellent “beyond the meal” initiatives as the student-led organization serves the Waco community.
July 19, 2016 VIDEO INCLUDED: Starting this fall, Baylor University will offer online counseling in an effort to see more students and see them quickly. The service called Therapist Assisted Online will be offered as an option for students who have mild to moderate depression and anxiety. "Universities, really all across the country, struggle with some different things. One of those is how do we see the number of students that are coming to us and see those students, and see them in a timely manner with the resources that we have," Jim Marsh, Ph.D., director of counseling services at Baylor.
June 28, 2016 The national Campus Kitchens Project presented its “Going Beyond the Meal” Award to Baylor University’s Campus Kitchen during the 2016 Food Waste and Hunger Summit. (Lori Fogleman, assistant vice president of Baylor Media Communications, covers University initiatives and placed this story.)
June 25, 2016 VIDEO: Feature on the Waco Mammoth National Monument, which represents a new model for the National Park Service since the site was already fully operational before being designated last summer as a national monument by President Obama. “It already had great visitation, active interpretation, active research going on thanks to Baylor University. Very rarely does the National Park Service absorb a park that is fully functional,” said Raegan King, site coordinator of the Waco Mammoth National Monument.
June 25, 2016 Article about recent research by the Texas Hunger Initiative at Baylor University, which found that demographic factors such as race had no measurable effect on the utilization of free healthy summer meals program by food-insecure families, but transportation access did. “The constant was transportation,” said Kathy Krey, Ph.D., director of research at THI. “You can’t underplay the importance of transportation infrastructure.” The study was published in the 2016 edition of the Journal of Applied Research on Children. (Terry Goodrich, assistant director of Baylor Media Communications, has pitched this THI research in Texas and nationally.)