About Baylor University

Baylor University is a private Christian university and a nationally ranked research institution. The University provides a vibrant campus community for more than 16,000 students by blending interdisciplinary research with an international reputation for educational excellence and a faculty commitment to teaching and scholarship. Chartered in 1845 through the efforts of Baptist pioneers, Baylor is the oldest continually operating university in Texas and welcomes students from all 50 states and more than 80 countries.

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Meet Baylor’s nationally recognized expert on coping with grief and loss

Meet Baylor’s nationally recognized expert on coping with grief and loss

Dr. Helen Harris has centered her life’s work on a topic that most would prefer to avoid: grief and loss. While no one likes to think about the loss of a loved one, facing grief is unavoidable. Harris’ research on those tough subjects has made her one of the nation’s most-sought after experts on the …

Using the Internet May Prompt Religious ‘Tinkering’ Rather than Belief in Only One Religion

Using the Internet May Prompt Religious ‘Tinkering’ Rather than Belief in Only One Religion

WACO, Texas (Jan. 16, 2018) — Internet use may decrease the likelihood of a person affiliating with a religious tradition or believing that only one religion is true, according to a Baylor University study.

Can Writing Your ‘To-Do’s’ Help You to Doze? Baylor University Study Suggests Jotting Down Pending Tasks Can Speed the Trip to Dreamland

Can Writing Your ‘To-Do’s’ Help You to Doze? Baylor University Study Suggests Jotting Down Pending Tasks Can Speed the Trip to Dreamland

WACO, Texas (Jan. 11, 2018) — Writing a “to-do” list at bedtime may aid in falling asleep, according to a Baylor University study. Research compared sleep patterns of participants who took five minutes to write down upcoming duties versus participants who chronicled completed activities.

Oversimplifying Beliefs About Causes of Mental Illness May Hinder Social Acceptance

Oversimplifying Beliefs About Causes of Mental Illness May Hinder Social Acceptance

WACO, Texas (Jan. 9, 2018) — Belief that mental illness is biological has increased among both health experts and the public in recent years. But campaigns to treat it as a disease and remove stigma may be lacking because other factors, such as bad character and upbringing, still are viewed as playing a role, a Baylor University study has found.

Baylor Mourns Passing of Former Texas Collection Director Kent Keeth

Baylor Mourns Passing of Former Texas Collection Director Kent Keeth

WACO, Texas (Jan. 2, 2018) – Kent Keeth, who directed The Texas Collection at Baylor University from 1973 until 2003, died last week in his Waco home. He was 79. Services are pending.

Kiplinger’s Personal Finance Names Baylor University a “Best College Value” for 2018

Kiplinger’s Personal Finance Names Baylor University a “Best College Value” for 2018

WACO, Texas (Dec. 22, 2017) – Baylor University is again on the list of the 100 best values among private universities, according to Kiplinger’s Personal Finance, which has released its latest list of the Top 300 Best College Values of 2018.

National Endowment for the Humanities Awards a Digital Advancement Grant to Baylor Researchers to Develop an Automatic Architecture Analysis System

National Endowment for the Humanities Awards a Digital Advancement Grant to Baylor Researchers to Develop an Automatic Architecture Analysis System

WACO, Texas (Dec. 13, 2017) — Elise King, assistant professor of interior design in Baylor University’s Robbins College of Health and Human Sciences, and David Lin, Ph.D., associate professor of computer science in the School of Engineering and Computer Science, have been awarded a Digital Humanities Advancement Grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) to expand and develop their prototype for an open-source system that reads and analyzes floor plans automatically.

Baylor Music Professor Receives 2018 Grammy Nomination for Chorale Album of Holocaust Victim’s Sacred Compositions

Baylor Music Professor Receives 2018 Grammy Nomination for Chorale Album of Holocaust Victim’s Sacred Compositions

WACO, Texas (Dec. 12, 2017) – Baylor University Associate Professor of Choral Music Brian A. Schmidt, D.M.A., and the professional choir he founded are giving voice to the music of a long-unknown Holocaust victim, and receiving critical acclaim – and Grammy Award nominations – for their efforts.