Marlene Neill, Ph.D, APR, an expert on public relations ethics and coauthor of the new book "Public Relations Ethics: Senior PR Pros Tell Us How to Speak Up and Keep Your Job," said it is incredibly challenging for PR professionals when they feel their integrity is at stake or when they are at odds with their supervisors.
WACO, Texas (March 13, 2018) — Mikeal Parsons, Ph.D., professor and The Kidd L. and Buna Hitchcock Macon Chair in Religion in Baylor University's College of Arts & Sciences, has received the 2018 John G. Gammie Distinguished Scholar Award for Lifetime Achievement from the Southwest Commission on Religious Studies (SWCRS).
WACO, Texas (March 2, 2018) – On average, you will spend about a third of your life sleeping or attempting to sleep. For many, this means more than 25 years of your life will be spent in bed. Given this startling proportion, wouldn’t you like to know more about what helps, hinders and happens while you are asleep?
WACO, Texas (Feb. 14, 2018) — Before his death in 1968, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. remarked that while the nation had come “a long, long way” in its quest for racial justice, it still had a long, long way to go. As the nation prepares to commemorate the 50th anniversary of King’s death in spring 2018, Baylor University and the Austin Film Festival will co-sponsor a three-part series — “A Long, Long Way: Race and Film” — Feb 16-17 at Washington National Cathedral in Washington D.C.
WACO, Texas (Feb. 14, 2018) – Baylor University’s Model United Nations was honored at the fourth annual Texas Collegiate Model United Nations (TexMUN) held at Baylor University. Approximately 100 students from across Texas gathered to discuss topics related to global peace and development, and Baylor MUN students received the rank of “Outstanding” – the highest award given – in nearly every category.
Signs of Baylor journalism professor Bob Darden’s influence are everywhere, from Hollywood to the Smithsonian. The work for which he’s most well-known, however, began somewhere less prestigious: the basement of Moody Library. Darden, BSED ’76, is the founder of Baylor’s Black Gospel Music Restoration Project (BGMRP), which does nothing less than preserve historic, culturally significant …
WACO, Texas (Feb. 8, 2018) – When did prehistoric humans first arrive in North America? In an article published today in the premier journal Nature, "Contesting Early Archaeology in California," researchers from Baylor University’s Institute of Archaeology and the Departments of Anthropology and Geosciences challenge a widely reported claim for the earliest archaeological evidence of the peopling of the Americas.
WACO, Texas (Feb. 7, 2018) – Baylor University is mourning the passing of Professor Emeritus of History and Master Teacher James W. Vardaman, Ph.D., who died Jan. 31 in Waco. He was 89. A Service of Remembrance at 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 10, at Seventh & James Baptist Church, 602 James Ave. in Waco. A memorial gathering will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 9, in the President’s Suite at McLane Stadium, where friends and family are welcome to visit and remember Dr. Vardaman.
WACO, Texas (Feb. 2, 2018) – Older individuals who are securely attached to God experience increased optimism over time, and those with confidence in God’s forgiveness often experience higher self-esteem, according to a Baylor University study.
WACO, Texas (Jan. 26, 2018) – The prevalence of human trafficking is on the rise. Researchers estimate that, in Texas alone, there are 313,000 human trafficking victims. As awareness campaigns increase, such as National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month in January, Baylor University professors are studying ways to educate and empower youth to address human trafficking in their communities.
WACO, Texas (Jan. 25, 2018) — As the first in her family to attend college, Beaumont freshman Sarah Hale was surprised at how quickly she became acclimated to her new home away from home, Baylor University.
WACO, Texas (Jan. 19, 2018) — Annie T. Ginty, Ph.D., assistant professor of psychology and neuroscience in the College of Arts & Sciences at Baylor University, has been selected as a "Rising Star" by the Association for Psychological Science (APS), the leading international organization dedicated to advancing scientific psychology across disciplinary and geographic borders.
WACO, Texas (Jan. 18, 2018) — Baylor University student Thomas Watson was among nine undergraduate observers selected by the American Chemical Society to attend the United Nations Conference of the Parties (COP) related to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC).
WACO, Texas (Jan. 11, 2018) — Writing a “to-do” list at bedtime may aid in falling asleep, according to a Baylor University study. Research compared sleep patterns of participants who took five minutes to write down upcoming duties versus participants who chronicled completed activities.
Did you know that Baylor has a research center that contributes to our understanding of outer space? It’s called CASPER — the Center for Astrophysics, Space Physics and Engineering Research — and it’s located at the Baylor Research and Innovation Collaborative (BRIC). Were you aware that Baylor is part of a prestigious consortium of leading universities …
WACO, Texas (Jan. 9, 2018) — Belief that mental illness is biological has increased among both health experts and the public in recent years. But campaigns to treat it as a disease and remove stigma may be lacking because other factors, such as bad character and upbringing, still are viewed as playing a role, a Baylor University study has found.
When a large-scale natural disaster happens, the world’s attention turns to that part of the globe for a time. “Pray for” trends on Twitter. GoFundMe accounts are set up for families. Governments argue over how much money to send as relief. But after awhile, other things require our attention, and life goes back to normal …
The end of each year brings with it a series of lists that bibliophiles eagerly await — a rundown of the year’s best books. Baylor professors are routinely honored on these “best of” lists, particularly in the areas of faith and religion. This year, three books authored by a trio of Baylor professors and one …
WACO, Texas (Dec. 8, 2017) — Howard Lee, Ph.D., assistant professor of physics in Baylor University’s College of Arts & Sciences, was recently named a 2017 recipient of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) Young Faculty Award.
WACO, Texas (Dec. 6, 2017) – Thomas S. Kidd, Ph.D., Distinguished Professor of History in the College of Arts and Sciences at Baylor University, has been recognized for his book, “Benjamin Franklin: The Religious Life of a Founding Father,” which was named one of the 2017 Top 10 Religion and Spirituality Books by Booklist Online.
WACO, Texas (Dec. 5, 2017) — One of the most cherished parts of entering the holiday season is gathering to sing and listen to Christmas carols. Songs like Silent Night, Hark the Herald Angels Sing and The First Noel resound as Christmas approaches. However, a Baylor University expert in black gospel music holds another Christmas tradition near and dear to his heart. He treasures the rich sounds of Christmas spirituals, which differ from Christmas carols.
WACO, Texas (Dec. 4, 2017) – Members of Baylor University’s Model UN team received recognition among their conference peers and staff at the 28th annual American Model United Nations (AMUN) Conference in Chicago, Illinois.
WACO, Texas (Dec. 4, 2017) — Roger E. Kirk, Ph.D., Distinguished Professor of Psychology and Statistics and Master Teacher at Baylor University, recently was awarded the Distinguished Lifetime Achievement Award from the Texas Psychological Association.