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Nov
18
2020
The Baylor University Chapter (Zeta of Texas) of Phi Beta Kappa will initiate 24 students as new members on Nov. 19, 2020. Phi Beta Kappa, founded in 1776, is the nation's oldest scholastic honor society.
Oct
1
2020
During the first debate tournament that Baylor students have ever competed in using a virtual platform, the team of Ciarra McClinton and Jonas Thrasher-Evers won the tournament championship.
Sep
25
2020
WACO, Texas (Sept. 25, 2020) — Baylor University’s Institute for Air Science has partnered with Women in Aviation International (WAI), a nonprofit organization that provides networking, mentoring and scholarships to women and men pursuing careers in aviation or aerospace, to sponsor the 6th Annual Girls in Aviation Day (GIAD) event virtually on Saturday, Sept. 26.
Sep
24
2020
Samuel Barber, a master’s degree student in geology at Baylor University, has received the Outstanding Teaching Assistant Award from the National Association of Geoscience Teachers.
Sep
22
2020
Dr. Kevin Gardner, chair and professor of English at Baylor University, is the first American to win an international award for his scholarship into the works and legacy of acclaimed British poet Sir John Betjeman.
Sep
22
2020
WACO, Texas (Sept. 22, 2020) — Baylor University’s Corey P. Carbonara, Ph.D., professor in the department of film and digital media, has been chosen to receive the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers (SMPTE) 2020 Excellence in Education Medal.
Sep
8
2020
WACO, Texas (Sept. 8, 2020) — The department of religion in Baylor University’s College of Arts & Sciences has announced the establishment of the Robert L. Gilbert Scholar in Religion Graduate Stipend, named in honor of Baylor’s first African American graduate.
Sep
7
2020
WACO, Texas (Sept. 7, 2020) – Baylor University Libraries has been awarded a $300,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) to support the research of two Browning scholars at Baylor's renowned Armstrong Browning Library.
Sep
4
2020
It’s Dr. Annie Ginty’s job to study stress — a subject we can all relate to. In fact, when she tells people her area of expertise, they generally joke that they’d be excellent subjects for her research because of all of the pressures they face. More specifically, Ginty seeks to better understand the links between …
Aug
30
2020
WACO, Texas (Aug. 31, 2020) — People who did not have a large heart rate response to a stress task surprised researchers later — after the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic — when they showed more symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder related to the crisis than others who also did the stress task and COVID-19 stress ratings.
Aug
13
2020
WACO, Texas (Aug. 13, 2020) - A leading international research organization which funds outstanding early-career researchers and provides opportunities for mentorship and collaboration has named a Baylor University anthropology professor to its prestigious global scholar program.
Aug
12
2020
WACO, Texas (Aug. 12, 2020) – Beverly Roberts Gaventa, Ph.D., Distinguished Professor of New Testament Interpretation in the department of religion at Baylor University, has been awarded the prestigious Burkitt Medal for Biblical Studies by The British Academy. She is one of only a few Americans to receive this award, established nearly a century ago.
Aug
10
2020
It’s been 30 years since Dorina and Marius Mitrea made the life-changing decision to leave everything behind in Romania and come to the United States to pursue careers in higher education. Their success might make it all seem obvious now — after 20+ years at Missouri, they joined Baylor’s math department last year — but …
Aug
6
2020
WACO, Texas (Aug. 6, 2020) – Marlene S. Neill, Ph.D., associate professor and graduate program director of Baylor University’s department of journalism, public relations and new media, has been named a member in the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) College of Fellows.
Aug
4
2020
As you may have seen, nominations are now being accepted for this year’s Baylor Alumni Awards. In February, the university will honor four Baylor graduates with these honors: Alumnus/a of the Year Young Alumnus/a of the Year (must have graduated since 2010) Pro Texana Medal of Service (for impact in the world) Pro Ecclesia Medal of …
Jul
31
2020
WACO, Texas (July 31, 2020) – Texas researchers from the University of Houston, Baylor University and Texas A&M University have discovered evidence for why the earth cooled dramatically 13,000 years ago, dropping temperatures by about 3 degrees Centigrade.
Jul
24
2020
WACO, Texas (July 24, 2020) — A mountain people in Uganda — branded as selfish and loveless by an anthropologist half a century ago — really is not, according to a study led by a Baylor University anthropologist.
Jul
15
2020
WACO, Texas (July 15, 2020) – Baylor University and the Allbritton Art Institute have announced the appointment of Nathan T. Elkins, Ph.D., FSA, as director of the Allbritton Art Institute.
Jul
14
2020
WACO, Texas (July 14, 2020) – Baylor University today announced the establishment of the Trailblazer Scholars Program, a scholarship program designed to recognize the importance of fostering diversity and mutual respect at Baylor University. Launching the program with $5 million in scholarship support, the University will actively engage alumni and donors to support growth in the program, with a goal of providing a cohort of 80 or more students scholarship support through Trailblazer Scholarships.
Jul
13
2020
Baylor University today announced the cancellation of in-person graduation ceremonies honoring August 2020 graduates Aug. 14-15 due to a surge in cases and hospitalizations related to COVID-19 across Texas and the nation. In its place, the University will host a virtual ceremony on Saturday, Aug. 15, to honor its May and August graduates.
Jul
9
2020
Over 40 years ago, Paul Barron and Eddie Bufkin set out to collect arrowheads and fossils near the Bosque River. To their surprise, they found something much larger — what is today known as the Waco Mammoth National Monument. Since its discovery in 1978, the site has revealed 24 adult and juvenile Columbian mammoths, a …
Jul
9
2020
WACO, Texas (July 9, 2020) – Liela Romero, Ph.D., a highly regarded rising cancer researcher and 2011 Baylor University alumnus, has joined the Baylor faculty with the support of a $2 million grant from the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT).
Jul
8
2020
WACO, Texas (July 8, 2020) – Psychiatric inpatients with major depressive disorders who increased in the virtue of patience during hospitalization also showed fewer symptoms of depression, according to a Baylor University study.
Jul
7
2020
For young faculty members at research institutions across the nation, the CAREER award from the National Science Foundation (NSF) is an aspirational goal that only a handful attain each year. Along with its prestige comes a high degree of competitiveness — early-career faculty members at every major university are also applying — which makes 2020 …
Jun
26
2020
WACO, Texas (June 26, 2020) – As both “an opportunity and an obligation to pursue racial healing as an expression of the Christian faith and adherence to Biblical principles of justice and love,” the Baylor University Board of Regents has unanimously passed a Resolution on Racial Healing and Justice that openly acknowledges the University’s historical connections to slavery and the Confederacy. The Board’s acknowledgement initiates a process on racial conciliation across the University and calls on the Board and the University to “pursue opportunities to inclusively explore and engage in significant conversations about this aspect of the institution’s past.”
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