Faculty & Staff News: News from Baylor

Mar
2
2015

New “Waco History” Website and Mobile App, Created by Baylor University, Showcase Central Texas Heritage

WACO, Texas (March 2, 2015) — A "virtual museum" to help tourists and residents learn about the rich history of Waco and Central Texas has debuted as a joint venture of Baylor University’s Institute for Oral History and Baylor’s The Texas Collection.

Feb
27
2015

Baylor Nursing School grant to help develop tool to measure geriatric competencies

WACO, Texas (Feb. 27, 2015) - Baylor University’s Louise Herrington School of Nursing (LHSON) has received a grant from the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board to partner with Baylor Scott & White Health North and Baylor Institute of Rehabilitation to develop, test and validate an evaluation model to measure geriatric competencies.

Feb
27
2015

Baylor Research Finds First Direct Evidence of Gene-Exposure Link in Gulf War Illness

WACO, Texas (Feb. 27, 2015) — February 28 marks the 24th anniversary of the cease fire that ended the 1991 Gulf War, also known as Operation Desert Storm. But the end of the war signaled the beginning of a new struggle for thousands of service men and women—their personal battle with Gulf War illness (GWI).

Feb
26
2015

Academy for Leader Development Welcomes Bryan Stevenson for Lecture on “Just Mercy”

WACO, Texas (Feb. 26, 2015) – Baylor University’s Academy for Leader Development will welcome Bryan Stevenson, J.D., to its annual lecture series at 6 p.m. Tuesday, March 2, in Waco Hall.

Feb
26
2015

Baylor Lariat TV Newscast Debuts Today at 11 a.m. CT

WACO, Texas (Feb. 26, 2015) – For the first time in its 115-year history, the Baylor Lariat campus newspaper will launch its first television newscast at 11 a.m. CST Thursday, Feb. 26. Baylor will be one of 12 universities from four continents participating in the Global News Relay.

Feb
26
2015

Baylor Nursing Instructor Receives D Magazine Excellence in Nursing Award for Neonatal Nursing

WACO, Texas (Feb. 26, 2015) – Cheryl Riley, D.N.P., lecturer and coordinator of the Neonatal nursing program in Baylor’s Louise Herrington School of Nursing, received an award for excellence in neonatal nursing by D Magazine.

Feb
26
2015

Baylor University Entrepreneurship Program to Host New Venture Competition

WACO, Texas (Feb. 26, 2015) — Let the games begin.
Baylor University's entrepreneurship program is preparing to host its Fourth Annual Baylor New Venture Competition Friday, Feb. 27 to Saturday, Feb. 28.

Feb
26
2015

Mechanical Engineering Professor Lesley Wright Honored with 2015 SAE International Ralph R. Teetor Educational Award

WACO, Texas (Feb. 26, 2015) – Lesley Wright, Ph.D., associate professor of mechanical engineering in Baylor University’s School of Engineering and Computer Science, was honored with the 2015 Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) International Ralph R. Teetor Educational Award for her work as faculty adviser for Baylor Baja.

Feb
25
2015

Baylor President Ken Starr Announces Appointment of Dr. Todd Still as Dean of Truett Seminary

WACO, Texas (Feb. 25, 2015) – Following a six-month search that drew interest throughout the country from nationally known biblical scholars, seasoned administrators and prominent Texas Baptists, Baylor University President and Chancellor Ken Starr has announced the appointment of New Testament scholar Todd D. Still, Ph.D., as the fifth dean of Baylor’s George W. Truett Theological Seminary.

Feb
25
2015

Renowned Scholar To Speak In Honor of Former Baylor Professor

WACO, Texas (Feb. 25, 2015) – It seems only appropriate for one great man to honor another.

Jerome McGann, Ph.D., University Professor and John Stuart Bryan Professor of English at the University of Virginia, will be the keynote speaker in a celebration of the career and legacy of former Baylor professor of English Clement Goode, Ph.D., at 3:30 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 26, in the McLean Foyer of Meditation in Armstrong Browning Library.

Feb
23
2015

Academy for Leader Development welcomes human rights advocate to campus

The Academy for Leader Development will welcome Bryan Stevenson to campus as part of its Academy Lecture Series at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, March 3 in Waco Hall.

Feb
23
2015

Baylor Delays Opening Until 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 24; Law School Classes Will Begin at 9:15 a.m.

WACO, Texas (Feb. 23, 2015) – Because of icy conditions on local roads, bridges and overpasses, Baylor University will delay opening until 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 24, 2015. All Baylor offices will open at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, and classes will begin at 9:30 a.m. Classes at Baylor Law School will begin at 9:15 a.m. Tuesday.

Feb
23
2015

University Open Today (Monday, Feb. 23, 2015)

WACO, Texas (Feb. 23, 2015) – Baylor University will operate its regular schedule today (Monday, Feb. 23, 2015). All offices are open, and classes will be held. As officials monitor the weather, please continue to check <a href="http://www.baylor.edu"><b>www.baylor.edu</b></a> and your Baylor email and follow <a href="http://www.twitter.com/baylor"><b>@Baylor</b></a> on Twitter for updated information.

Feb
23
2015

UPDATE: Baylor to Close at 1:15 p.m. Today (Feb. 23, 2015), Law School Classes Will Be Canceled Following 2:15 p.m. Class

WACO, Texas (Feb. 23, 2015) – Baylor University will close early at 1:15 p.m. today (Monday, Feb. 23, 2015) because of inclement weather conditions. Offices will be closed, and all classes after 1:15 p.m. have been canceled. The 2:15 p.m. class at Baylor Law School will be held as scheduled. However, all classes at the law school after 2:15 pm. have been canceled.

Feb
20
2015

Baylor School of Music’s Distinguished Artist Series Welcomes the Takács Quartet with Lawrence Power

WACO, Texas (Feb. 20, 2015) – Baylor’s School of Music will welcome one of the world’s most widely celebrated ensembles, the Takács Quartet, and violist Lawrence Power to its Distinguished Artist Series at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 24, in Roxy Grove Hall.

Feb
20
2015

Baylor’s Annual Nursing School Gala to Feature NFL Stars Robert Griffin III, Mike Singletary

WACO, Texas (Feb. 20, 2015) – Located in the heart of Dallas, Baylor University’s Louise Herrington School of Nursing will host its fourth annual “Going for the Gold Gala” at 6 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 28, at the Hilton Anatole.

Feb
20
2015

Classics Professor Takes Friendship Beyond the Grave

WACO, Texas (Feb. 20, 2015) – Julia Hejduk, Ph.D., professor of classics in Baylor’s College of Arts & Sciences, spends a lot of time with dead people.

Feb
20
2015

Documentary about The New York Times Plagiarism Scandal of 2003 Will Be Shown Feb. 24

<b>Former reporter Macarena Hernández, whose work was plagiarized, will speak about her experience</b>
WACO, Texas (Feb. 20, 2015) — The documentary “A Fragile Trust” tells the story of the biggest plagiarism scandal in the history of <i>The New York Times,</i> and Macarena Hernández, now the Fred Hartman Distinguished Professor of Journalism at Baylor University, is the reporter whose work was plagiarized.

Feb
19
2015

Film Expert Discusses Gender Bias in Hollywood, 2015 Oscar Nominees

WACO, Texas (Feb. 19, 2015) – Christopher Hansen, M.F.A., independent filmmaker and director of the film and digital media program in Baylor University’s College of Arts & Sciences, discusses this year’s Oscar nominations and the role of gender in filmmaking.

Feb
19
2015

Film Expert Discusses Gender Bias in Hollywood, 2015 Oscar Nominees

WACO, Texas (Feb. 19, 2015) - Christopher Hansen, M.F.A., independent filmmaker and director of the film and digital media program in Baylor University’s College of Arts & Sciences, discusses this year’s Oscar nominations and the role of gender in filmmaking.