Faculty & Staff News: News from Baylor
WACO, Texas (April 26, 2018) — Dallas senior Corrie Coleman has been selected to receive the 2018 journalism scholarship from the Bess Whitehead Scott Scholarship Fund. Coleman will receive $2,000 toward her degree in journalism, which includes studies in writing, photography and videography.
WACO, Texas and LANHAM, Md. (April 26, 2018) – 2U, Inc. (NASDAQ: TWOU), a global leader in education technology, today announced a partnership with Baylor University to deliver three online graduate degree programs: Education@Baylor, an online Doctor of Education (EdD) in Learning and Organizational Change; MPH@Baylor, an online Master of Public Health (MPH) with a specialization in Community Health; and MSW@Baylor, an online Master of Social Work (MSW). Each of these three programs will be a new Domestic Graduate Program (DGP) for 2U.
WACO, Texas (April 25, 2018) – Baylor University’s Center for Christian Philosophy (BCCP) and the Institute for Studies of Religion (ISR) have been awarded a three-year, $2 million research grant from Templeton Religion Trust (TRT), which will allow a multidisciplinary team of scholars to study the virtue of accountability and its relation to other human goods, including conscientiousness, empathy, humility, forgiveness and gratitude. The research project will begin this fall.
Feelings of Ethical Superiority Can Lead to Workplace Ostracism, Social Undermining, Baylor Study Says
WACO, Texas (April 24, 2018) -- A new Baylor study published in the Journal of Business Ethics suggests that feelings of ethical superiority can cause a chain reaction that is detrimental to you, your coworkers and your organization.
WACO, Texas (April 23, 2018) — Whites in multiracial congregations have more diverse friendship networks and are more comfortable with minorities — but that is more because of the impact of neighbors and friends of other races than due to congregations’ influence, a Baylor University study has found.
WACO, Texas (April 20, 2018) – Baylor University’s School of Music will present the President’s Concert at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, April 21, in Jones Concert Hall, Glennis McCrary Music Building, 110 Baylor Ave. This year’s program is “America: Reflections of Diversity,” an evening of music by American composers or international composers who studied in the United States.
WACO, Texas (April 20, 2018) — The senior class selected Rebecca McCumbers Flavin, Ph.D., senior lecturer of political science at Baylor University, as this year’s Collins Outstanding Professor Award recipient.
WACO, Texas (April 20, 2018) — This week at Baylor, distinguished musicians, scholars and departments will offer lectures, concerts and events for the community to attend as the spring semester comes to a close. The 18th annual Black Glasses Film Festival will take place this week-- exhibiting the best student work in filmmaking and screenwriting.
WACO, Texas (April 19, 2018) – The Baylor University Police Department (BUPD) will collect old and expired prescription drugs as part of a countrywide take-back day Saturday, April 28, 2018. Although the official collection day is on Saturday, BUPD will begin accepting prescription drugs on Monday, April 23, 2018.
WACO, Texas (April 19, 2018) – Sofia Sonner, a senior biology major from South Pasadena, California, has been selected to receive a prestigious Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship (ETA) to Taiwan.
WACO, Texas (April 19, 2018) – John Ryan Isaacson, a senior international studies major from Muleshoe, Texas, has been selected to receive a prestigious Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship (ETA) to Germany.
WACO, Texas (April 19, 2018) – Recent Baylor University nursing graduate Amanda Ward Braswell, B.S.N. ’17, of Carrollton, Texas, has been selected to receive a prestigious Fulbright grant to India. She is among three Fulbright recipients this spring and Baylor’s 52nd Fulbright recipient since 2001.
WACO, Texas (April 18, 2018) — Baylor University’s department of sociology will conclude the Baylor University Outstanding Sociology Opportunity (BU OSO) Speaker Series for spring 2018 with a talk from Markus Schafer, Ph.D., associate professor of sociology and faculty associate of the Institute of Life Course and Aging at the University of Toronto, at 3:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 19, in Room 152 of Draper Academic Building, 1400 S. Seventh St.
WACO, Texas (April 18, 2018) – In celebration of the lives and work of poets Robert and Elizabeth Barrett Browning, Baylor University’s Armstrong Browning Library (ABL) will host its annual Browning Day event at 3 p.m. Friday, April 20, in the ABL, 710 Speight Ave.
WACO, Texas (April 16, 2018) – The 26th annual J. Harry and Anna Jeanes Academic Honors Week will be held April 16-20 to recognize and celebrate the rigorous undergraduate honors program at Baylor University. The week will consist of the Academic Honors Convocation, senior research presentations and a banquet for Honors Program and University Scholars Program seniors and their mentors.
‘Puritans, Baptists and the Powers of Darkness:’ ISR Lecture to Discuss Devil Worship and Sexual Obsession in English and New England Societies
WACO, Texas (April 13, 2018) – Baylor University’s Institute for Studies of Religion will host the lecture “Puritans, Baptists and the Powers of Darkness” from 2 to 5 p.m. Wednesday, April 18, at Cox Lecture Hall, Armstrong Browning Library, 710 Speight Ave. Philip Jenkins, Ph.D., Distinguished Professor of History at Baylor University, and Crawford Gribben, Ph.D., cultural and literary historian and Professor of Early Modern British History at Queen's University Belfast, will discuss the supernatural.
WACO, Texas (April 13, 2018) – Baylor University’s local chapter of Eta Sigma Phi, the national Classics honorary society, received six national prizes at the 2018 Eta Sigma Phi Maurine Dallas Watkins Sight Translation Contests on Feb 19-23.
WACO, Texas (April 13, 2019) – Since 1932, Baylor University students have celebrated a day off from classes to spend time with friends, listen to live music and enjoy the spring weather. This year, Baylor University will celebrate Dia Del Oso on Tuesday, April 17, with yoga, petting zoos, concerts and more.
In Advance of Fifth Anniversary of West Explosion, Baylor Author Interviews First Responders Who Were There
WACO, Texas (April 13, 2018) – April 17 marks the fifth anniversary of the fire and explosion at the West Fertilizer Company in the town of West, Texas.
Twelve Central Texas first responders and three civilians died in the explosion the evening of April 17, 2013. More than 200 residents were injured and scores of houses were destroyed in the town of approximately 2,500 people.
WACO, Texas (April 13, 2018) – This week, Baylor University will host a variety of concerts, the annual “Browning Day” celebration and lectures in research, environmental science and music.