Lunch & Learn with Baylor’s College of Arts & Sciences
From Healthy Communities to Showing NASA Colors
Wednesday, April 14 | On Demand Video Premieres at 11 a.m. CDT
Spend your lunch break with Baylor’s College of Arts & Sciences! Hear from Dean Lee Nordt, Ph.D., and learn something new from Lauren Barron, M.D., Director of the Medical Humanities Program; and Corey Carbonara, Ph.D., as he shares about his 6 Primary Color Systems and the 6P Color Project (6P Color, Inc./NASA), a multi-spectral color processing project for digital cinema.
Enjoy this wonderful opportunity to reconnect with faculty, to hear more about their research and to learn more about one of the many areas of excellence within Baylor University.
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Alumni Week registration also includes access to the 2021 Baylor Football Spring Preview, the 2021 Alumni Awards Celebration featuring a musical performance by Baylor alumnus Brett James, and much more!
About our Speakers
Lauren Barron, M.D., Medical Humanities Program Director, Clinical Professor
Lauren Barron, M.D., is Director of the Medical Humanities Program, Clinical Professor and Family Practitioner, and was recently named the inaugural holder of the Michael E. DeBakey, M.D., Selma DeBakey and Lois DeBakey Chair for Medical Humanities within the College of Arts & Sciences at Baylor University.
She is passionate about the innovative Medical Humanities Program at Baylor which is one of the first undergraduate programs of its kind in the United States. Dr. Barron dedicates her time to the professional formation of university students before they enter into medical school and other health professional programs, with the belief that they need more than basic science courses to prepare them to be the kind of caregivers we want and need them to be.
Corey P. Carbonara, Ph.D., Professor of Film and Digital Media
Corey P. Carbonara, Ph.D., is professor of film and digital media in the department of Film and Digital Media within the College of Arts & Sciences, as well as the director of the Digital Communication Technologies Project that is currently working on research with the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers (SMPTE) and the Hollywood Post Alliance (HPA) about High Frame Rate Digital Cinema Imaging, High Dynamic Range Imaging, augmented and virtual reality, and new immersive visual 3D environments.
Dr. Carbonara is also a senior research fellow of the IC2 Institute at the University of Texas at Austin, a “think and do” tank for creativity and innovation. Dr. Carbonara is involved in a variety of research projects and article publications along with his colleagues at Baylor including work on in-venue HD production for stadiums, companion apps for videogames, advanced imaging technologies for the International Space Station, HD and Digital Cinema 3D for sports and entertainment, augmented and virtual reality in sports training and rich media environments, and the impact of social networking and research on immersion and presence in videogames and simulations.
Lee Nordt, Ph.D., College of Arts & Sciences Dean
As dean of Baylor’s College of Arts & Sciences, Lee Nordt, Ph.D., leads a diverse academic division housing 25 departments and seven academic centers ranging from science, the humanities, fine arts and more. Dr. Nordt has led the College since 2007, leading during a significant period of growth in research productivity and program development during that period.
An expert in climate change, Dr. Nordt earned three degrees—his bachelors, masters and doctorate all from Texas A&M University. He worked for the U.S. Department of Agriculture and lectured at Texas A&M University before joining the Baylor faculty as an associate professor of geology in 1996. He was appointed interim dean of the College of Arts and Sciences in 2005.