Dr. Timothy O’Connor, professor of philosophy at Indiana University, will join the Baylor faculty in the fall of 2017 as Distinguished Professor of Philosophy. His chief academic interests include metaphysics, philosophy of mind and philosophy of religion.
Each year at Spring Break, hundreds of Baylor University students travel around the world on University-sponsored mission trips. In the first of two blog posts, junior Jennifer Teague, a member of the Baylor pre-med honor society Alpha Epsilon Delta, tells about that group's medical mission trip to the Dominican Republic.
Don Quixote by Miguel de Cervantes, considered the world's first modern novel, is celebrating its 400th anniversary this year. The epic story that follows the exploits of Don Quixote and his squire, Sancho Panza, is one of the all-time favorites of Baylor Spanish professor Paul Larson. For those who want to read the book for the first time -- or read it again after many years away -- Dr. Larson says he believes setting aside time for this comic masterpiece will be well worth it.
Dr. Heidi L. Bostic, chair of the Department of Modern Languages and Cultures in the Baylor University College of Arts & Sciences, has been named the new Dean of the College of Liberal Arts at the University of New Hampshire in Durham, N.H.
Baylor undergraduates recently competed in Chicago at the American Model United Nations Conference, an annual event that brings together 1,500 university students from around the world to participate in a simulation of the United Nations. The Baylor team served as diplomats represented Slovakia in simulated UN sessions.
Baylor University’s Zeta Chapter of Phi Beta Kappa initiated 26 new members during a ceremony on Dec. 1, including honorary member Dr. William H. Bellinger, chair and professor of religion and The W. Marshall and Lulie Craig Chair in Bible.
The late Ann Miller was one of Baylor's first two Master Teachers, and her influence has led to countless Baylor students nurturing a love of literature and poetry. The latest issue of Baylor Arts & Sciences magazine takes a fond look back at Miller's life and enduring legacy.
During his more than 30 years teaching at Baylor, Dr. James Vardaman gave countless students a love for history and introduced many of them to the wonders and pleasures of world travel. In an article in the latest issue of Baylor Arts & Sciences magazine, Dr. Vardaman talks about his path to Baylor, his undiminished love of reading, and how the relationships he fostered with his students remain one of his most treasured legacies.
Singer Holly Tucker, who received her BA degree in communication from Baylor University on May 16, first stepped onto the national stage in April 2013 as a contestant on the popular NBC-TV show The Voice. In a first person essay, Tucker shares what her Baylor experience has been like and talks about her future plans.
WACO, Texas (April 20, 2012) - Every spring since 1994, Baylor University's graduating class has selected one outstanding Baylor professor, and this year's star is Blair Browning, Ph.D., assistant professor of communication studies.
Jennifer L. Good, Ph.D., associate professor of German in the College of Arts & Sciences at Baylor University, has been selected to attend the 2012 Baden-Württemberg Seminar for American Faculty in German and German Studies this summer at the University of Tübingen in Tübingen, Baden-Württemberg, Germany.
The movie The Hunger Games, a story about adolescents in a post-apocalyptic survival contest, opens in theaters March 23 and offers "a perfect tale of apprehension for our time" of financial upheaval and a bleak job market, says a Baylor University culture critic and author.
Baylor University graduate programs in law, business, health disciplines, the sciences and education were among those nationally ranked in the 2013 edition of "America's Best Graduate Schools" as ranked by U.S.News & World Report.