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Oct
27
2021
About a month before the 2021 Texas State Japanese Language Speech Contest, Dr. Yuko Prefume (BA ’04, MSED ’06, EDD ’15), a senior lecturer in Japanese at Baylor, asked then-junior Matthew Ho if he wanted to enter the competition. A little hesitant at first, and not knowing much about what would be involved, Ho said …
Oct
26
2021
WACO, Texas (Oct. 26, 2021) – Baylor University is now home to one of a handful of undergraduate theatre programs whose faculty includes a certified vocologist. This certification brings a new level of educational rigor and professional preparedness to the students in Baylor’s Department of Theatre Arts.
Oct
21
2021
WACO, Texas (Oct. 21, 2021) – Baylor University today announced a $2 million gift from Baylor alumnus Matthew B. Lindner (B.A. ’12) of Cincinnati, Ohio, to support the Department of Film and Digital Media (FDM). The Lindner Endowment for Film and Digital Media will support the Baylor in L.A. program, a residential learning opportunity in Los Angeles for FDM students – currently in early planning stages – that will provide internship and experiential learning opportunities for program participants.
Oct
14
2021
WACO, Texas (Oct. 14, 2021) – New research led by Baylor University biology doctoral candidate William J. Matthaeus and professor of biology Joseph White, Ph.D., considers how plant freeze-intolerance affected forest cover and hydrology during the Pennsylvanian period, roughly 340 million to 285 million years ago during the Paleozoic Era, proposing improvements to climate projections for the past and future with plant function data.
Oct
7
2021
Librarians are the heartbeat behind education, research, and exploration through reading. Texas recently announced a new state librarian — and she’s a Baylor grad! On September 1, Gloria Meraz (BA ’90) began her new role as director of the Texas State Library and Archives Commission (TSLAC) and Texas State Librarian. Notably, Meraz is both the …
Oct
7
2021
WACO, Texas (Oct. 8, 2021) – A new study, led by Baylor University researcher Julie Hoggarth, Ph.D., associate professor of anthropology, evaluates the major impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on professional archaeologists, particularly women and those early in their career.
Oct
5
2021
Cape Canaveral has long been synonymous with space launches in the United States — from the earliest space flights (Mercury, Gemini and Apollo) through the space shuttle era to today. What many don’t realize is that Cape Canaveral is part of a larger unit — Space Launch Delta 45, part of the U.S. Space Force. …
Sep
24
2021
Peter Campbell, Ph.D., associate professor of political science and international security scholar, penned a column for City Journal, in which he discusses who deserves scrutiny following the U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan.
Sep
15
2021
WACO, Texas (Sept. 15, 2021) – Ten Baylor University faculty members have been selected by Provost Nancy Brickhouse, Ph.D., to serve as 2021-2022 Baylor Fellows for their excellence in teaching and desire to transform student thinking through innovation.
Sep
13
2021
WACO, Texas (Sept. 13, 2021) – Baylor University moved up to No. 75 among National Universities – with several academic programs and opportunities for undergraduates highly rated – in the latest rankings for 2022 released today by U.S. News & World Report.
Sep
10
2021
Everyone who lived through 9/11 has a story about where they were that fateful morning. This week, Baylor has been sharing those stories from a variety of Bears (see below). President Linda Livingstone recalls dropping off her daughter at kindergarten before heading to work in Hankamer/Cashion. Tommy Marshall (now Air Force Lt. Col. Marshall, BS …
Sep
10
2021
WACO, Texas (Sept. 10, 2021) –The Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon continue – 20 years later – to have profound effects on everything from America’s political, religious and cultural polarization to American entertainment choices, said Baylor University faith and culture expert Greg Garrett, Ph.D., professor of English.
Sep
9
2021
The Baylor Family is growing, and it’s not just incoming students seeing their numbers increase. This year, the university has welcomed more than 50 new faculty members and research staff. Professors and postdocs are joining Baylor from such prestigious institutions as the University of Virginia, Brown University, NYU School of Law and Wake Forest — …
Aug
18
2021
WACO, Texas (Aug. 18, 2021) – Baylor University’s internationally recognized researcher in water quality, Bryan W. Brooks, Ph.D., is one of the collaborative partners of the Global Estuaries Monitoring (GEM) Programme, which was recently endorsed by the United Nations (UN).
Aug
17
2021
Whether you’re a space buff or simply watching the news, you’ve likely seen or read about America’s endeavors in space recently. From research taking place on the International Space Station, to a future return to the Moon, to commercialization of space closer to home, there’s plenty to highlight — and there’s a good chance a …
Jul
28
2021
WACO, Texas (July 28, 2021) – Baylor University alumna Katerina Levinson, B.A. ’17, has been awarded the Barry Scholarship, funded by the Canterbury Institute, becoming the first Baylor graduate to receive the organization's most generous scholarship available for study at the University of Oxford.
Jul
23
2021
Viewers of the 2001 film A Beautiful Mind were introduced to the story of mathematician John Nash, who dramatically extended the field of game theory — the study of a set of agents, making decisions simultaneously, whose decisions impact one another. Dr. Jameson Graber, an assistant professor of mathematics at Baylor, is among the many …
Jul
16
2021
In about a month, Baylor’s Class of 2025 will arrive on campus for Move2BU, Welcome Week and the start of classes. But we can’t wait; here’s your first look at some of the members of #BU25: Tremane Smith will have a head start on many of his classmates, having earned his associate’s degree at the …
Jul
13
2021
WACO, Texas (July 13, 2021) – Climate change mitigation efforts have led to shifts from fossil-fuel dependence to large-scale renewable energy. However, renewable energy sources require significant land and could come at a cost to ecosystems. A new study led by Ryan McManamay, Ph.D., assistant professor of environmental science at Baylor University, evaluates potential conflicts between alternative energy strategies and biodiversity conservation.
Jul
1
2021
WACO, Texas (July 1, 2021) – Baylor University is seeking artists and foundries to create life-sized bronze statues of the University’s first Black graduates – the Rev. Robert Gilbert, B.A. ’67, and Mrs. Barbara Walker, B.A. ’67. The statues will ultimately reside in front of Baylor’s historic Tidwell Bible Building.
Jun
30
2021
There’s nothing like the view of Earth from space, according to the astronauts who have witnessed it — the aqua blues of the oceans, the subtleties of the browns and reds of the continents. They also say that pictures and videos simply don’t do justice to what they’ve witnessed. Drs. Corey Carbonara and Michael Korpi, …
Jun
22
2021
Mosquitoes are a fact of life each summer, and they’re far more than an annual annoyance. Globally, they’re a leading source of the spread of diseases like Zika, West Nile Virus and malaria, claiming nearly a million lives each year. We all fight them — but these four Baylor professors have taken the fight to …
Jun
22
2021
WACO, Texas (June 22, 2021) – Benjamin “Jack” Young, B.A. ’21, has been selected as one of 10 Lilly Graduate Fellows for 2021.
Jun
21
2021
WACO, Texas (June 21, 2021) – A new analysis of Venus’ surface shows evidence of tectonic motion in the form of crustal blocks that have jostled against each other like broken chunks of pack ice. Published in PNAS, the study — which includes contributions by Baylor University planetary physicist Peter James, Ph.D. — found that the movement of these blocks could indicate that Venus is still geologically active and give scientists insight into both exoplanet tectonics and the earliest tectonic activity on Earth.
Jun
21
2021
WACO, Texas (June 21, 2021) – Baylor University students Kate Rojales, a senior chemistry major from Milton, Georgia, and Alexis Simmons, a senior physics and mathematics major from Houston, Texas, have been awarded Goldwater Scholarships from the Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Program.
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