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Aug
19
2019
WACO, Texas (Aug. 19, 2019) — Whether making the transition to college, starting a new job, ending a relationship or retiring, change can cause psychological stress, which in turn can make for wear and tear on the body. A new video series from Baylor University offers ways to cope.
Aug
16
2019
WACO, Texas (Aug. 16, 2019) — New research published this week in JAMA Oncology, which includes contributions from a Baylor University undergraduate researcher, has found a lack of racial and ethnic diversity in clinical trials for cancer drugs.
Aug
9
2019
WACO, Texas (Aug. 9, 2019) — From as far as Australia and as near as Scotland, scholars from all over the world recently gathered at Oxford University for the 2019 Baptist Scholars International Roundtable (BSIR) – co-directed by two Baylor University faculty members – which centered on the theme “Baptists and the Kingdom of God.”
Aug
7
2019
This summer, Baylor Missions has sent (and is still sending) hundreds of BU students out to put what they’ve learned in the classroom to use helping others around the globe. All told, nearly 400 students, faculty/staff and friends have ventured out in 24 teams to locations in Ecuador, England, Guatemala, Kenya, Romania, South Africa, Uganda, …
Aug
7
2019
WACO, Texas (Aug. 7, 2019) – Before several new chapels were built on campus, Miller Chapel in the iconic Tidwell Bible Building served for decades as Baylor University’s primary sacred space – and the location for hundreds, maybe even thousands, of Baylor weddings. As the University prepares for the renovation of Tidwell, Baylor will hold an open house from noon to 3 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 31, for members of the Baylor Family to celebrate their special connection to Miller Chapel.
Aug
2
2019
WACO, Texas (Aug. 2, 2019) — Incoming Baylor sociology professor George Yancey, Ph.D., was selected as the winner of the Charles J. Miller Christian Scholar's Award for Volume 47 of the Christian Scholar’s Review (CSR), along with his co-author Michael Emerson, provost of North Park University in Chicago.
Jul
30
2019
WACO, Texas (July 30, 2019) – As density in cities increase along with other global megatrends, researchers are working to address environment and health challenges in collaborative ways.
Jul
17
2019
WACO, Texas (July 17, 2019) — Fifty years ago, America loved its astronauts to the Moon and back. And this week, as the country marks the historic liftoff and landing, a Baylor University planetary geophysicist is over the Moon about researching a new space frontier.
Jul
15
2019
WACO, Texas (July 15, 2019) — Cassy Burleson, Ph.D., senior lecturer in the department of journalism, public relations and new media in Baylor University’s College of Arts and Sciences, was recognized as a nominee for the 2019 Communicator of Achievement Award from the National Federation of Press Women (NFPW).
Jul
11
2019
WACO, Texas (July 11, 2019) — Baylor University and the Baylor Institute for Air Science have entered into an agreement with UHI, INC./Universal Flight Concepts to provide flight training for the aviation sciences program starting in Fall 2019.
Jul
10
2019
The music swells, the graphics give way, and the camera zooms in to the anchor desk; the nightly news is on the air once again. And all across the country, there’s a decent chance it’s a Baylor alum reading you the news. On local newscasts from the Gulf Coast to the Great Plains, you’ll find …
Jul
10
2019
WACO, Texas (July 10, 2019) – Kevin Chambliss, Ph.D., who has served since January as interim vice provost for research at Baylor University, has been appointed to the permanent role, announced today by Provost Nancy Brickhouse. The appointment is effective immediately.
Jul
10
2019
A team led by a Baylor University researcher has published a breakthrough article that provides a better understanding of the dynamic process by which sunlight-induced DNA damage is recognized by the molecular repair machinery in cells as needing repair.
Jul
8
2019
Heaven Cranford has a condition called Moebius Syndrome. It’s a rare neurological condition that affects the facial and eye muscles, leaving a person essentially unable to make facial expressions. On the inside, they could be laughing, crying, angry, confused, anything; but on the outside, all you’d see is a blank face. Though the syndrome was …
Jul
3
2019
WACO, Texas (July 3, 2019) - Kirsten Kappelman Welch, B.A. ’14, has been selected as a 2019 Lilly Graduate Fellow. Welch is a Ph.D. student in philosophy and education at Columbia University, Teachers College. She completed the University Scholars program at Baylor University with concentrations in classics and philosophy and was a William Carey Crane Scholar. After teaching for two years at Great Hearts Monte Vista, a classical charter school in San Antonio, she completed an M.A. in philosophy at Western Michigan University in 2018.
Jul
2
2019
This week, Americans will celebrate Independence Day — most of us via traditional favorites such as cookouts and fireworks. But we would all be well-served to also take a few minutes to remind ourselves of the sacrifices made by individuals throughout the years to secure the freedoms we celebrate. A few Baylor professors and alumni …
Jun
27
2019
WACO, Texas (June 27, 2019) - Jingyi Yang, M.A. (Physics) ’17 and Ph.D. candidate in the physics department, has been awarded the 2019 Laser Technology, Engineering and Applications Scholarship by SPIE, the International Society for Optics and Photonics, for her potential contributions to the optics and photonics field.
Jun
20
2019
Countless Baylor students are shining their light (and reflecting Christ’s light) in their lives — on our campus, in their communities, and across the world. Baylor’s social media accounts regularly share such stories; here are just a few recent examples of what we call #BaylorLights: Dania Buenrostro, a sophomore nursing major from Richmond, TX: “My …
Jun
20
2019
WACO, Texas (June 20, 2019) – It’s summertime. Hopefully, that means many will find more time to rest and crack open the pages of a book. And while it’s wonderful to celebrate new authors and new titles by grabbing the latest and greatest page-turning beach reads, it’s also appropriate to step back and look at literary classics, say American literature faculty in Baylor University’s department of English.
Jun
13
2019
WACO, Texas (June 13, 2019) – The Black Gospel Music Restoration Project at Baylor University is preserving more than just gospel music. In the past few years, Baylor journalism professor and former Billboard gospel music editor Robert Darden and a team from the Baylor Libraries have undertaken the project of restoring and preserving recorded sermons from black preachers in addition to the gospel music. While both are equally important to preserve, finding sermons to preserve comes with a unique set of challenges.
Jun
11
2019
WACO, Texas (June 11, 2019) – Baylor University Theatre will open its 2019 Summer Series with performances of “An Infinite Ache” June 20-22 and “With Love and a Major Organ” June 27-29, both in Theatre 11 in the Hooper-Schaefer Fine Arts Center, 60 Baylor Ave.
Jun
10
2019
WACO, Texas (June 10, 2019) — A mysterious large mass of material has been discovered beneath the largest crater in our solar system — the Moon’s South Pole-Aitken basin — and may contain metal from an asteroid that crashed into the Moon and formed the crater, according to a Baylor University study.
Jun
4
2019
WACO, Texas (June 4, 2019) — As the 75th anniversary of the Normandy Invasion approaches, David A. Smith, Ph.D., author and senior lecturer of American history in Baylor’s College of Arts & Sciences, reviews the launching of the joint Allied invasion on France’s northern coast on June 6, 1944 — a crucial step in the plan to defeat Nazi Germany.
Jun
3
2019
WACO, Texas (June 3, 2019) — In this digital age, what's more important when you're on vacation — the experience itself or the selfie that proves you were there?
If you want to preserve the memories, it's best to process the experience before you post the photo — a modern-day twist on the adage “think before you speak,” says a Baylor psychologist.
Jun
2
2019
WACO, Texas (June 2, 2019) – In celebration of African American Music Appreciation Month in June, Baylor University journalism professor Robert F. Darden, former gospel music editor for Billboard Magazine and founder and director of Baylor’s Black Gospel Music Restoration Project, has compiled the “Heaven 11” – a list of the 11 most influential black gospel songs, from Freedom Songs to hit singles to the great old spirituals.
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