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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.

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.
Sep
29
2014
U.S. Congressman, National Leaders to Discuss Approaches to Reduce Poverty and Domestic Hunger at 'Together at the Table Hunger and Poverty Summit' Oct. 1-3 at Baylor
WACO, Texas (Sept. 29, 2014) – A Congressional Dialogue featuring San Antonio Congressman Joaquin Castro on public policy approaches to reduce domestic hunger will be among the highlights of the national “Together at the Table: Hunger and Poverty Summit” Oct. 1-3 at Baylor University. The annual Summit, now in its sixth year, brings together more than 350 leaders and practitioners from across the country to share their knowledge and expertise on addressing poverty, with a specific emphasis on food insecurity.
Aug
15
2014
Bigger Government Makes for More Satisfied People, International Baylor Study Finds
WACO, Texas (Aug. 15, 2014) — People living in countries with governments that spend more on social services report being more contented, according to a Baylor University study.
May
1
2014
Baylor Receives Grant for VISTA Summer Program to Assist West, Texas Recovery
WACO, Texas (May 1, 2014) – As West, Texas, continues to recover from last year’s devastating fertilizer plant explosion, the city – and dozens of soon-to-be and former high school graduates and other community volunteers from West – will have some of their most pressing addressed this summer through a $270,297 grant to Baylor University from the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS).
Apr
11
2014
Baylor University’s Model Organization of American States Team Shines in Washington D.C.
WACO, Texas (April 11, 2014) – Fifteen students from Baylor’s Model Organization of American States recently won the presidency of the model for the sixth consecutive year at the Washington Model Organization of American States (WMOAS).
Nov
24
2014
Nov. 24, 2014
A collaborative effort involving faith-based nonprofit organizations, urban and suburban churches, business, government and public schools improves student academic performance, reduces crime and improves the quality of life in a low-income area, according to a study by Baylor’s Institute for Studies of Religion. The two-year case study of 13 ministry partners’ collaboration was presented to community, government and business leaders Nov. 6 in Dallas. Quoted is researcher Byron Johnson, Ph.D., co-director of Baylor’s Institute for Studies of Religion and Distinguished Professor of the Social Sciences. (Terry Goodrich, assistant director of Baylor Media Communications, pitched and placed this story. Goodrich covers ISR’s research and faculty.)
Nov
24
2014
Nov. 22, 2014
Column about the leadership of Baylor President and Chancellor Ken Starr as a “unifying presence among Baylor alumni, faculty and students” as he prepares to keynote the annual Amarillo Community Prayer Breakfast on Nov. 25. Judge Starr discusses many aspects of University life, including Baylor’s commitment to its mission and vision as a national research university that embraces its Christian identity, the importance of listening and shared governance, as well as recent historic success in athletics and in fundraising. (Lori Fogleman, assistant vice president for Baylor Media Communications, is the media contact for the President’s Office and assisted with arranging Judge Starr’s interview with columnist Jon Mark Beilue.)
Nov
20
2014
Nov. 18, 2014
VIDEO: Story on the collaborative breast cancer research of Kevin Pinney, Ph.D., professor of chemistry, and Mary Lynn Trawick, Ph.D., professor of biochemistry in Baylor’s College of Arts & Sciences, whose work creating agents that target cancer cells to reduce side effects to healthy cells has proven effective in their early trials. Their findings are the result of a three-year, $900,000 grant from the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT). Pinney and Trawick are partnering with Ralph Mason, radiology professor at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas, on the project. Also interviewed for the story are Samuel Odutola, doctoral candidate in biomedical studies at Baylor; Blake Winn, doctoral candidate in chemistry; and Laxman Devkota, doctoral candidate in chemistry. (Tonya Lewis, assistant director of Baylor Media Communications, coordinated the interview and covers the chemistry and inorganic chemistry department.)
Nov
20
2014
Nov. 19, 2014
Feature on Robert Darden, director of Baylor’s Black Gospel Music Restoration Project and associate professor of journalism, public relations and new media in Baylor’s College of Arts & Sciences, about how he became an evangelist of gospel music. While preserving it through archival work, Darden discovered that the B-sides of many gospel songs or spirituals were civil rights songs, which inspired his new book, “Nothing but Love in God’s Water: Black Sacred Music from the Civil War to the Civil Rights Movement.”