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Apr
20
2021
WACO, Texas (April 20, 2021) –– Rodney Sturdivant, Ph.D., associate professor of statistical science, has won the Army Wilks Memorial Award, which is given each year to a statistician based primarily on their contributions to the advancement of scientific or technical knowledge in Army statistics.
Apr
20
2021
WACO, Texas (April 20, 2021) –– Michael Gallaugher, Ph.D., assistant professor of statistical science, has won the 2021 Distinguished Dissertation Award from the Classification Society.
Apr
19
2021
WACO, Texas (April 19, 2021) — Baylor University’s department of religion has announced that Wemimo Bright Jaiyesimi of Lagos, Nigeria, has been named the recipient of the inaugural Robert L. Gilbert Scholar in Religion Graduate Fellowship.
Apr
13
2021
Late last month, Baylor announced the finalists for the university’s 2022 Robert Foster Cherry Award for Great Teaching. (If you’re unfamiliar with the Cherry Award, it’s a unique honor — not only honoring professors for great teaching, but investing in their work with a gift of $250,000. It’s the largest monetary gift for teaching presented …
Apr
6
2021
WACO, Texas (April 6, 2021) – Ryan A. McManamay, Ph.D., assistant professor of environmental science at Baylor University, is among the recipients of the Sustainability Science Award announced today by the Ecological Society of America (ESA).
Mar
29
2021
WACO, Texas (March 29, 2021) – United Methodist churches — whether the congregation is white or not — have higher attendance when located within white neighborhoods. But racial diversity within a church is associated with higher average attendance over time, according to a study led by Baylor University.
Mar
19
2021
March is Women’s History Month, a time for intentionally celebrating and studying the vital roles women have played in American history. That makes this the perfect time to dive into new books, podcasts and other resources to learn more about this often under-considered side of our country’s past. Dr. Andrea Turpin is an associate professor …
Mar
17
2021
Baylor graduates make an impact in virtually any field you can think of; this year’s Baylor Alumni Award winners are no different, with recipients leading the charge in everything from medicine and the arts to community and public service. Congratulations to this year’s honorees (click on each name to learn more): Alumnus of the Year: …
Mar
17
2021
WACO, Texas (March 17, 2021) — A research team that includes a Baylor University scholar on race and religion will help establish Churches that THRIVE for Racial Justice, a national effort to help congregations confront structures of racism in their communities. Lilly Endowment Inc. is funding the project with a $1 million grant to Davidson College, which will coordinate the project.
Mar
12
2021
WACO, Texas (March 12, 2021) – Baylor University senior biology major Emily Schultz of Plano, Texas, is among 16 recipients of the prestigious Churchill Scholarship in mathematics, science and engineering, announced today by the Winston Churchill Foundation of the United States.
Mar
9
2021
WACO, Texas (March 9, 2021) – Baylor University today announced a $1.5 million gift from the Prichard Family Foundation and Ella Wall Prichard, B.A. '63, of Corpus Christi, to establish an endowed faculty position that will further the research and work of the nationally renowned Black Gospel Music Restoration Project, as well as scholarship in the areas of Black worship, preaching and studies.
Mar
8
2021
Dr. Devan Stahl’s call to bioethics began with her own experience as a patient. Diagnosed with multiple sclerosis as a young woman, she recognized aspects of the healthcare system that could be improved — most notably, the ways doctors and decision-makers communicated with (and considered) people with disabilities. Stahl, an assistant professor of religion, joined …
Mar
8
2021
WACO, Texas (March 8, 2021) – Baylor University today announced plans for summer classes through Accelerate, the University’s pre-college program for rising high school juniors and seniors, and a second year of Baylor’s innovative Summer of Discovery program with discounted summer course offerings for current students as well as incoming freshmen and transfers.
Jan
25
2021
“Stones, bones, and Indiana Jones.” That’s what many people think of when they hear the word “anthropology,” says Baylor anthropology department chair Michael Muehlenbein. But the discipline — better summarized as “the study of humans” is a broad field, as demonstrated by Dr. Muehlenbein’s own expertise in infectious diseases (including COVID-19). Muehlenbein came to Baylor in …
Jan
21
2021
For the past several years, Baylor alumna Whitney Reynolds (BA ’07) has made it her mission to highlight do-gooders through her talk show, The Whitney Reynolds Show, seen primarily in the Chicago area. Now, the show is going national, thanks to a syndication deal that includes PBS stations in Los Angeles, Denver, Minneapolis and Washington, D.C. …
Jan
19
2021
WACO, Texas (Jan. 19, 2021) — Variation in consumption of market-acquired foods outside of the traditional diet — but not in total number of calories burned daily — is reliably related to indigenous Amazonian children’s body fat, according to a study led by Baylor University that offers insight into the global obesity epidemic.
Jan
7
2021
WACO, Texas (Jan. 7, 2021) – Baylor University researchers Rebecca Sheesley, Ph.D., and Sascha Usenko, Ph.D., associate professors of environmental science, have been awarded an $890,000 grant by the Department of Energy Atmospheric System Research (ASR) to examine the impact of urban pollution on thunderstorm activity as part of the TRACER-MAP project.
Dec
15
2020
As President Livingstone shared in a previous message to the Baylor community, the University is requiring a negative COVID-19 test of all students before returning to campus for the Spring 2021 semester, which is scheduled to begin on Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2021.
Dec
15
2020
All faculty and staff who will be working on-campus upon their return from the Christmas and New Year holiday break will be required to complete a COVID-19 test through our on-campus testing provider, MyLabsDirect (MLD).
Dec
9
2020
WACO, Texas (Dec. 9, 2020) – A mysterious small marine reptile dating from 150 million years ago has been identified as a new species that may have been capable of diving very deeply. The well-preserved specimen was found in a Late Jurassic deep marine deposit along the English Channel coastline in Dorset, England.
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.
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