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Dec
5
2019
WACO, Texas (Dec. 5, 2019) – Baylor University senior biochemistry major Andrea Gathercole, from Baton Rouge, Louisiana, has been named a finalist for the 11th annual Dr Pepper Tuition Giveaway, which takes place this weekend during the College Football Conference Championship games.
Dec
4
2019
WACO, Texas (Dec. 4, 2019) – Baylor University graduate Zane Zovak, B.A. ’18, has been named to the 2021 Class of Schwarzman Scholars, one of the world’s most prestigious graduate fellowships located at Schwarzman College at Tsinghua University in Beijing, China.
Dec
4
2019
WACO, Texas (Dec. 4, 2019) — Hundreds of environmental health professionals across the nation report challenges and research needs in six areas — drinking water quality, wastewater management, healthy homes, food safety, public health pests and emerging issues such as disaster risk reduction and new facility types for body art and cannabis-infused products — in research from Baylor University and partners.
Dec
3
2019
WACO, Texas (Dec. 3, 2019) – Gabbi Mucerino, a senior political science major at Baylor University from Lakewood, Colorado, has been awarded a 2020 Charles B. Rangel Graduate Fellowship following a highly competitive nationwide contest. Mucerino is the first Baylor student to receive the Rangel Fellowship, which is funded by the U.S. Department of State and administered by Howard University and supports extraordinary individuals who want to pursue a career in the Foreign Service of the U.S. Department of State.
Dec
2
2019
WACO, Texas (Dec. 2, 2019) – Americans travel farther on average to their worship places than they did a decade ago. But while those who belong to a congregation in their neighborhood attend more often, “worshipping local” does not make them feel closer to their neighbors or more satisfied with the neighborhood, according to a new study by researchers at Baylor University and Calvin University.
Nov
20
2019
How many superhero movies and sequels will they really keep making? Where exactly is the Star Wars franchise headed? What can Hollywood tangibly do to support women directors? How have tablets and smartphones affected the film industry? Baylor professor Chris Hansen is a go-to expert on topics such as these. He’s an award-winning writer and …
Nov
20
2019
WACO, Texas (Nov. 20, 2019) – Lake Victoria, the largest lake on the African continent and the largest tropical lake in the world, has the potential to dry up more quickly than researchers previously realized, and the White Nile tributary (the only outlet for Lake Victoria) could disappear within a decade, according to a new study published in Earth and Planetary Science Letters.
Nov
15
2019
While some academic majors train students to become proficient in one specialized type of writing, Baylor's professional writing and rhetoric major emphasizes the versatility of writing and the different ways it can be used in society.
Nov
13
2019
WACO, Texas (Nov. 13, 2019) — Strong same-sex friendships among male firefighters can help cut down on their stress — but loving relationships with their wives may increase anxiety for those who constantly face danger, according to a Baylor University study.
Nov
12
2019
This fall, Baylor welcomed nearly 100 new faculty members to campus. It’s an impressive group, full of men and women who came to Baylor from such universities as Yale, Duke, Princeton, USC and Ohio State, as well as a variety of research institutes, laboratories and medical organizations. What brings such top scholars to Baylor? We …
Nov
7
2019
WACO, Texas (Nov. 7, 2019) — Baylor University senior Stephen Blake Allan, mathematics and physics major from Indianapolis, Indiana, has been named a recipient of the American Mathematical Society’s (AMS) 2019 Waldemar J. Trjitzinsky Memorial Award.
Oct
22
2019
Ah, Tidwell. It’s where virtually every Baylor undergraduate student takes religion and history courses. So many students and alumni have fond memories of the building — but how much do you know about its history? Tidwell Bible Building was named for Dr. Josiah Blake Tidwell, who served as head of Baylor’s Bible department (and later …
Oct
22
2019
WACO, Texas (Oct. 23, 2019) – Baylor University has partnered with four Department of Energy laboratories and more than a dozen universities in a research alliance to address the nation’s water security issues through desalination and will share in a $100 million grant funding the project for five years.
Oct
21
2019
WACO, Texas (Oct. 21, 2019) – Baylor University art students have created paintings inspired by breast cancer survivors that will be on display in the lobby of Baylor Scott & White McClinton Cancer Center in support of local breast cancer survivors through the month of October.
Students were tasked to create a piece that would embody both the beauty and harsh reality of breast reconstruction and breast cancer.
Oct
16
2019
Baylor students will soon be able to examine warfare and its role in our world from a Christian perspective through the newest minor approved by the College of Arts & Sciences.
Oct
16
2019
WACO, Texas (Oct. 16, 2019) — A small Bolivian society of indigenous forager-farmers, known for astonishingly healthy cardiovascular systems, is seeing a split in beliefs about what makes a good life. Some are holding more to the traditional — more family ties, hunting and knowledge of forest medicine — but others are starting to favor material wealth, a Baylor University study finds.
Oct
15
2019
It’s been nearly 15 years since the first Baylor Religion Survey was released in 2005. In the years since, the survey has gained recognition as one of the nation’s most influential and comprehensive indicators of the ways Americans live out their faith. Covering topics like secularism, megachurches, politics, nationalism, attitudes towards prayer, and individual conceptions …
Oct
15
2019
WACO, Texas (Oct. 15, 2019) - Baylor University students Joshua Robinson and Katie Cameron have been accepted into the Stop the Addiction Fatality Epidemic (SAFE) Collegiate Recovery Leadership Academy, a year-long fellowship for any college student who is passionate about the intersection of collegiate recovery, leadership and service to others.
Oct
7
2019
WACO, Texas (Oct. 7, 2019) – More than 90 Baylor University faculty - including the University’s Newsmaker of the Year - who share their knowledge, research and expertise with the news media were honored Oct. 7 by Baylor Media and Public Relations during the second annual Newsmakers Luncheon.
Oct
4
2019
WACO, Texas (Oct. 4, 2019) — The Baylor University Institute for Air Science will hold a grand opening ceremony for the Baylor University Flight Center (operated by Universal Flight Concepts) at 6 p.m. Monday, Oct. 7, at Waco Regional Airport, 7727 Karl May Drive.
Oct
3
2019
If you follow politics, you’ve seen plenty of headlines or social media posts in recent months along the lines of “Evangelicals believe [a certain stance on an issue]” or “Evangelicals support [this or that candidate]”. And if you follow Dr. Thomas Kidd on Twitter, you’ve seen him repeatedly call out such posts — in particular, …
Oct
3
2019
WACO, Texas (Oct. 3, 2019) – Baylor University announced today the formation of a postdoctoral researcher hiring program to support and enhance research across the University. The postdoctoral hiring program will dramatically accelerate Baylor’s efforts to deliver top-level research marked by quality, visibility and impact through the planned addition of 65 professional researchers over the next three years.
Sep
23
2019
As strange as it may seem to current Baylor students, the now iconic Baylor Sciences Building — or BSB, as it’s come to be known in campus shorthand — wasn’t always here. For more than one generation of Bears, science classes meant heading to Marrs McLean Science Building (which is now home to the School …
Sep
23
2019
WACO, Texas (Sept. 23, 2019) – Amanda S. Hering, Ph.D., associate professor of statistical science in Baylor University’s College of Arts and Sciences, has been awarded the Abdel El-Shaarawi Early Investigator’s Award from The International Environmetrics Society (TIES).
Sep
18
2019
WACO, Texas (Sept. 18, 2019) – A year in the making, Baylor University’s Armstrong Browning Library is set to host an environmentally conscious, multi-site conference Sept. 18-21. This conference, “Ecology and Religion in 19th Century Studies,” will digitally connect audiences at events occurring in four different locations, all in separate time zones.
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