Announcement about Atlanta's Asian Pacific American Heritage Month, which includes a speech by U.S. Rep. Anh Joseph Cao, a 1990 Baylor physics graduate and the first Vietnamese-American elected to the United States Congress.
AUDIO LINK INCLUDED: story about the "Black Glasses" film festival, a showcase for Baylor film and digital media students to display their work; quotes Dr. James Kendrick, assistant professor of communication studies at Baylor.
High school students from the Waco area will be on the Baylor University campus on Saturday, May 1, to learn about the science behind drug and alcohol addiction as part of the inaugural Baylor Addiction Research Consortium's (BARC) Scholars Day.
Baylor University senior Melissa Yeakley, an international studies major from Hurst, has received her second Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) to study in China this summer as part of the U.S. government's National Security Language Initiative to expand dramatically the number of Americans studying and mastering critical-need foreign languages.
Baylor University senior Ross D. Irons, a double major in Russian and German from Austin, has been selected for the Fulbright Scholarship, the flagship international educational exchange program sponsored by the U.S. Department of State. Irons will teach English in Russia during the 2010-2011 academic year as part of the Fulbright English Teaching Assistantships (ETA) Program, an element of the Fulbright U.S. Student Program.
Baylor University graduate programs in business, law, the sciences, education and health disciplines were among those nationally ranked in the 2011 edition of "America's Best Graduate Schools," which are available in the May 2010 edition of U.S. News & World Report magazine.
Two incoming Baylor freshmen, Amanda Marie Aparicio of Boerne, who plans to study engineering, and Elizabeth Garza of Goliad, who plans to study pre-med, have been named to the San Antonio Express-News A-Team of exemplary high school seniors who have excelled at school and in their own communities.
Members of Baylor University's nationally ranked debate team recently made a strong showing at the National Debate Tournament, held at the University of California, Berkeley, at the end of March. Baylor's top two individual debate teams each advanced to the elimination rounds at the prestigious, invitation-only tournament.
Baylor University fashion majors Meg Quinius, Kaylyn Smith and Anna Morrison took home awards from Fashion Group International of Dallas' 42nd Annual Career Day on April 9 at Dallas Market Center's Grand Pavilion at the Trade Mart.
In his new book, Divine Love: Perspectives from the World's Religious Traditions, Baylor University's Dr. Jeff Levin describes how a common core value of most of the world's major faith traditions is the imperative of a loving relationship with God. To love God and to externalize this love through acts of justice, mercy and kindness is a vision that lies at the center of traditions as diverse as Christianity, Judaism, Hinduism, Islam and Buddhism.
Dr. Mary Ruth Smith, professor of art at Baylor whose area of expertise is in Fiber Arts and Fabric Surface Design, served as a juror at the Fiberart International exhibit at the Society for Contemporary Craft and the Pittsburgh Center for the Arts.
A Baylor University study that is the first to scientifically test the effect of religion on racial prejudice has found people primed with Christian concepts led to increased expression of racial prejudice and general negative views toward African-Americans.
Blog post about a team led by Baylor geophysics professor Jay Pulliamthat used seismometers around Texas Stadium to try and get a clearer picture of the region's geological features as the facility was imploded.
Article about the implosion of Texas Stadium includes a quote from Baylor geophysics professor Jay Pulliam, who installed a seismological station to learn if vibrations from the implosion could help scientists better understand the thickness of the Earth's crust and upper mantle below Dallas-Fort Worth.
Men who channeled positive thoughts into a five-week writing assignment about their testicular cancer showed signs of improved mental health afterward, in contrast to men who wrote negatively or neutrally about their condition, according to results of a Baylor University pilot study.
Two Baylor University researchers have received a $200,000 grant from the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT) to study a series of compounds that could be toxic against human cancer cells.
Article about Baylor University research showing that traces of pharmaceuticals in water may threaten aquatic health. Researchers are Dr. Bryan Brooks, associate professor of envivonmental science at Baylor, and Dr. Kevin Chambliss, a Baylor associate professor of chemistry.
Article that looks at the question - Did Jesus have a sense of humor? - quotes Robert Darden, associate professor of journalism at Baylor and author of "Jesus Laughed: The Redemptive Power of Humor," and Dr. Bruce Longenecker, professor of religion at Baylor.