Archived News – July 2009

Arts & Sciences News

Jul
31
2009
Two Baylor University students are spending their summer in the lower Kenai Peninsula in Alaska to research the effects of alder and its nitrogen contributions to small, salmon-rearing streams.
Jul
31
2009
Sometimes music and the lyrics go beyond a catchy tune, and make a real impact. Austin-based writer Greg Garrett says while U2 is not a "Christian band" per se, their faith definitely leaks into their work.
Jul
30
2009
Baylor University is one of only 44 public and private colleges and universities in the United States, Canada and Great Britain - and the only Texas Big 12 institution - named a "Best Buy" in the 2010 edition of The Fiske Guide to Colleges, a best-selling independent source of information for college-bound students and their parents.
Jul
30
2009
Austin Cook-Lindsay, a Baylor University senior from San Angelo, has received the highly competitive Greater Research Opportunities (GRO) fellowship from the U.S Environmental Protection Agency.
Jul
29
2009
If you’re going from Waco to Mexico, traveling through Connecticut isn’t necessarily the quickest way to get there. But for one recent Baylor graduate, it’s working out.
Rafael Benavides, who received his degree in journalism this past May, earned a scholarship to study with Yale University’s Council on Latin American and Iberian Studies in Zacatecas, Mexico. …
Jul
29
2009
The portrayal of the news media in the Harry Potter series of books may have a significant impact on children's understanding of journalistic integrity or journalism as a career, according to a study by Baylor University researchers.
Jul
28
2009
WACO, Texas -- A century ago, nurses wore blue-and-white striped dresses and starched aprons and gave up nursing if they married. These days, they wear scrubs, train on simulators and have careers that may include military duty. Through changing times, Baylor University Louise Herrington School of Nursing has helped prepare students to serve. That history is captured in a new exhibit at Baylor's Mayborn Museum Complex.
Jul
27
2009
A Baylor University study has found the weather patterns of El Niņo and La Niņa, which brings drier and wetter conditions to certain parts of the country, happened thousands of years earlier than previously thought.
Jul
24
2009
Clinicians and researchers have long known that people often turn to alcohol or drugs in response to stress. But a Baylor University researcher has found that there may be more to the equation than a simple behavioral reaction.
Jul
23
2009
On July 20, 1969, Apollo 11 Commander Neil Armstrong took "one small step for man...one giant leap for mankind." Forty years later, as America commemorates the first moon landing, Baylor University faculty provide varied perspective and insight on what has been called humankind's greatest adventure.
Jul
23
2009
Baylor students are among those participating in a summer research session for environmental science and engineering students.
Jul
22
2009
Every time I walk across campus, I just get this really good feeling — I guess it’s a mix of nostalgia and pride about all the good things going on at Baylor today. But if you’re like me, you don’t get to visit campus as often as you’d like.
If that’s the case, you owe it …
Jul
22
2009
Baylor University announced today a $500,000 gift from the DeBakey Medical Foundation, establishing the Michael E. DeBakey, Selma DeBakey and Lois DeBakey Endowed Scholarship Fund in Medical Humanities at Baylor University. The scholarship will allow recipients, who will be designated as DeBakey Scholars, to continue the legacy of a family that has revolutionized the field of medicine in many ways.
Jul
21
2009
Review by Thomas S. Hibbs, distinguished professor of ethics and culture at Baylor, of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince.
Jul
21
2009
Recent study by Dr. Doug Matthews, professor of psychology and neuroscience at Baylor, finds genetic region that contributes to stress.
Jul
21
2009
Eighteen students were chosen recently to receive the initial endowment scholarships made possible through a $4 million gift from the estate of Baylor University benefactor Allene Hubler, who designated the money for Baylor's Ministry Guidance program.
Jul
21
2009
Houston Chronicle story on faith and mental health mentions Baylor psychologist Matthew Sanford, whose 2007 study found that Christians are often told by clergy that mental illness is a spiritual issue.
Jul
21
2009
Dr. Truell Hyde, director of Baylor University's Center for Astrophysics, Space Physics and Engineering Research, also known as CASPER, about the 40th anniversary of the moon landing and where America goes next.
Jul
15
2009
On July 20, 1969, Apollo 11 Commander Neil Armstrong took "one small step for man...one giant leap for mankind." Forty years later, as America commemorates the first moon landing, Baylor University faculty provide varied perspective and insight on what has been called humankind's greatest adventure.
Jul
13
2009
A Baylor University researcher has found a set of genes that modulates stress responses that could cause some people to take drugs, specifically alcohol consumption.
Jul
13
2009
With more than one million head-injuries occurring every year in the United States, some recover quickly and others suffer from brain injuries and strokes that affect the way everyday activities are performed, such as walking, talking and completing self care tasks. But now, a Baylor University program is helping those with these ailments.
Jul
7
2009
Dr. Barry Hankins, Baylor University history professor and director of graduate studies, has received the 2009 John Pollock Award for Christian Biography from Samford University in Birmingham, Ala.
Jul
7
2009
The play, Eleemosynary, explores the lives of three generations of women through their struggles and triumphs will be presented by Baylor University Theatre at 7:30 pm from Thursday, July 9 through July 11, 2009 in Theatre 11 at the Hooper- Schaefer Fine Arts Center.
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