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Dec
5
2018
In recent years, Baylor’s Model United Nations team has won top team honors and an avalanche of individual team member awards at national Model UN conferences across the country. Their latest appearance, at the American Modern UN Conference (AMUN) in Chicago, set an even higher bar for team and individual excellence. Baylor’s Model UN team …
Dec
3
2018
WACO, Texas (Dec. 3, 2018) — Students given extra points if they met “The 8-hour Challenge” — averaging eight hours of sleep for five nights during final exams week — did better than those who snubbed (or flubbed) the incentive, according to Baylor University research.
Nov
12
2018
WACO, Texas (Nov. 12, 2018) — In a follow-up to their groundbreaking study, Baylor researchers were able to reconstruct baleen whales’ lifetime stress response to whaling and other manmade and environmental factors spanning nearly 150 years.
Nov
12
2018
WACO, Texas (Nov. 12, 2018) –– Dallas senior Gillian Colvin's love of typewriters and minor in museum studies have combined to produce a new temporary exhibit on the Baylor campus. It features her varied collection of the popular machines once found in most offices and homes, as well as descriptive text and related objects.
Oct
18
2018
WACO, Texas (Oct. 18, 2018) – Award-winning author and historian Thomas S. Kidd, Ph.D., has been named the inaugural holder of The James Vardaman Endowed Professorship of History at Baylor University.
Oct
3
2018
WACO, Texas (Oct. 3, 2018) – The National Science Foundation (NSF) supports researchers at every level of experience, but the agency also places a high priority on cultivating the work of promising scientists, technologists, engineers and mathematicians through Early Career Development Grants, known collectively as CAREER grants. Five Baylor University faculty members have received these grants that dramatically develop their research paths early in their academic careers.
Sep
30
2018
WACO, Texas (Sept. 30, 2018) – More than 80 Baylor University faculty who share their knowledge, research and expertise with the news media were honored Sept. 27 by Baylor Media Communications during the inaugural Newsmakers Luncheon.
Sep
27
2018
WACO, Texas (Sept. 27, 2018) – Baylor University’s Martin Museum of Art will celebrate its reopening after a summer renovation project with an exhibit featuring “John James Audubon: Life, Work and Legacy.” The exhibition will open Saturday, Sept. 29, and run through Nov. 11.
Sep
14
2018
WACO, Texas (Sept. 14, 2018) – Baylor University religion doctoral candidate Joshua Smith traveled to Germany for two months over the summer to improve his language skills, further his dissertation research and gain networking opportunities.
Sep
13
2018
WACO, Texas (Sept. 13, 2018) – Baylor University’s 25 inaugural McNair Scholars are ready to soar, like the program’s namesake Dr. Ronald E. McNair, a laser physicist and NASA astronaut who was inspired to work hard and persevere in his studies by his family and by a teacher who recognized and believed in his scientific potential.
Sep
13
2018
WACO, Texas (Sept. 13, 2018) – One of the many benefits for the high-caliber students participating in Baylor University’s McNair Scholars program is the opportunity to conduct research with their faculty mentors over the summer. The McNair Scholars program prepares first-generation, low-income and/or underrepresented students to achieve their goal of attaining a doctoral degree.
Sep
11
2018
WACO, Texas (Sept. 11, 2018) — Bereaved children whose late mothers were very religious are likely to be less religious after their mother dies than youths who did not suffer a maternal loss. Conversely, children whose late mothers placed no importance on religion are more likely to become religious — especially when it comes to praying often, a Baylor University study finds.
Sep
6
2018
WACO, Texas (Sept. 6, 2018) – Baylor University theologian Ralph Wood, Ph.D., was recently presented with the 2018 Russell Kirk Paideia Prize in honor of his lifetime of dedication to the cultivation of wisdom and virtue.
Aug
10
2018
Religion’s role in the founding and shaping of American life has been much-considered, studied and debated throughout U.S. history — but few are as qualified to provide insight into the topic as Baylor’s Distinguished Professor of History, Dr. Thomas Kidd. In the classroom, on bookshelves and in the media, students and non-students alike have learned …
Aug
10
2018
Waco, Texas (Aug. 10, 2018) — Baylor University is mourning the passing of Charles E. Reeder of Waco, Ph.D., Associate Professor Emeritus of Chemistry, who died Aug. 8. He was 91.
Aug
10
2018
WACO, Texas (Aug. 10, 2018) — Baylor University is mourning the death of Stephen L. Williams, Ph.D., retired associate professor of museum studies, who died July 31 in Waco. He was 70.
Aug
1
2018
WACO, Texas (Aug. 1, 2018) — Eleven Baylor University faculty members have been selected to serve as 2018-19 Baylor Fellows for their excellence in teaching and desire to transform student thinking through innovation.
Jul
25
2018
WACO, Texas (July 25, 2018) – Bart Yeates, a geosciences doctoral student in Baylor University’s College of Arts & Sciences, has been selected as a recipient of the National Association of Geoscience Teachers (NAGT) Outstanding Teaching Assistant Award for 2018.
Jul
25
2018
WACO, Texas (July 25, 2018) – A federal grant of $91,000 from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), plus matching support of $30,000 from Baylor University, will bring together Baylor scientists, science educators and local teachers in an effort to teach the next generation about water quality and reuse.
Jul
24
2018
WACO, Texas (July 24, 2018) – Environmental scientists have identified 22 key research questions surrounding the risks associated with chemicals in the environment in Europe.
Jul
24
2018
The nonprofit organization Mothers on the Move, founded by Arts & Sciences alumna Jolene Damoiseaux (BS '14), has won the Albert Schweitzer Prize Audience Award from the Nederlands Albert Schweitzer Fund, which provides money for local health projects in Africa. Damoiseaux started Mothers on the Move as a Baylor senior to provide expectant mothers in Western Kenya with free transportation to a health center to safely give birth.
Jul
23
2018
WACO, Texas (July 23, 2018) — Quick! Snap a selfie and share the sensations! Or not. If you want to preserve the memories, process before you post, says Baylor psychologist Charles Weaver, Ph.D.
Jul
20
2018
WACO, Texas (July 20, 2018) – Day 16. The set is calm, quiet.

The film crew stands poised with boom mics, lighting equipment and cameras in an alley behind Dichotomy, a local coffee establishment in downtown Waco. Two men – the actors in this scene – stand in the center of the crowd, awaiting direction.
Jul
13
2018
WACO, Texas (July 13, 2018) – A nationally known advocate for diversity in journalism, Mia Moody-Ramirez, Ph.D., professor of journalism, graduate program director and director of American studies in Baylor University’s College of Arts & Sciences, has been awarded the Lionel Barrow Jr. Award for Distinguished Achievement in Diversity Research and Education by the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC). The award will be presented at the AEJMC’s conference in Washington, D.C., in August.
Jul
9
2018
If you’re like most people, you’ve skimped out on sleep before. We tell ourselves it’s not a big deal; sacrifice an hour here, two hours there, maybe even an entire night’s sleep if you’re really pressed. Well, there’s a Baylor professor who studies what happens when we do that — and the news isn’t great. …
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