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May
3
2018
WACO, Texas (May 3, 2018) – More than 100 Baylor University students were honored recently for their outstanding research presented in March during the 10th annual Undergraduate Research and Scholarly Achievement (URSA) program’s Scholars Week. The undergraduate researchers, along with their faculty mentors and program leaders, received awards for outstanding platform and poster presentations and for significant contributions to URSA and Scholars Week at a reception April 19 on the Baylor campus.
May
3
2018
WACO, Texas (May 3, 2018) – Using an innovative initiative, Latin American researchers from academia, government agencies and businesses leaders identified priority research questions for the region to tackle pressing environmental quality issues.
May
1
2018
WACO, Texas (May 1, 2018) — Two Baylor faculty members recently received the 2018 American Publishers Award for Professional and Scholarly Excellence (PROSE) Award in Classics. The PROSE Awards annually recognize the best in professional and scholarly publishing by bringing attention to distinguished books, journals and electronic content in 58 categories.
May
1
2018
The new Certificate in Spanish for Healthcare Professions program in the Baylor University College of Arts & Sciences gives future healthcare professionals the opportunity to learn medical Spanish and become more familiar with Hispanic culture. This knowledge will allow them to better communicate and empathize with the Hispanic patients they will serve.
Apr
30
2018
WACO, Texas (April 30, 2018) – Baylor University is mourning the passing of William D. (Bill) Hillis, B.S. ’53, M.D., a medical physician and scientific researcher who served more than 30 years as a professor and administrator at Baylor. Hillis passed away April 26.
Apr
26
2018
WACO, Texas (April 26, 2018) — Dallas senior Corrie Coleman has been selected to receive the 2018 journalism scholarship from the Bess Whitehead Scott Scholarship Fund. Coleman will receive $2,000 toward her degree in journalism, which includes studies in writing, photography and videography.
Apr
16
2018
As a child, Adaline Bebo‘s parents had trouble channeling her creative energy. After trying everything from dance to gymnastics to cheerleading to horseback riding, Adi finally found her dream: She wanted to be a baton twirler. Years of dedication paid off last month when Bebo — now a Baylor junior — won the world championship …
Apr
13
2018
Congratulations to the not one, but two Baylor professors, who have each earned one of the most coveted awards in the research world: the National Science Foundation CAREER award. Dr. Howard Lee, assistant professor of physics, and Dr. Caleb Martin, assistant professor of chemistry, have each been recognized for research efforts which could have huge …
Apr
13
2018
WACO, Texas (April 13, 2018) – Baylor University’s local chapter of Eta Sigma Phi, the national Classics honorary society, received six national prizes at the 2018 Eta Sigma Phi Maurine Dallas Watkins Sight Translation Contests on Feb 19-23.
Apr
13
2018
WACO, Texas (April 13, 2018) – April 17 marks the fifth anniversary of the fire and explosion at the West Fertilizer Company in the town of West, Texas. Twelve Central Texas first responders and three civilians died in the explosion the evening of April 17, 2013. More than 200 residents were injured and scores of houses were destroyed in the town of approximately 2,500 people.
Apr
12
2018
WACO, Texas (April 12, 2018) – Researchers at Baylor University have published a groundbreaking paper on electron transfer reactions that will be featured in an upcoming edition of the prestigious chemistry journal, Angewandte Chemie.
Apr
5
2018
WACO, Texas (April 5, 2018) – Beginning April 9, Stephen J. Trumble, Ph.D., associate professor of biology in Baylor University’s College of Arts & Sciences, will brave the Antarctic winter for two months to study leopard seals.
Apr
5
2018
WACO, Texas (April 5, 2018) – Baylor University’s Model United Nations (MUN) broke a team record for the most awards received at the National Model United Nations Conference March 24-30 in New York City, New York. The team of 16 students earned the highest team recognition award, “Outstanding Delegation,” among nearly 3,000 students from approximately 100 nations.
Apr
5
2018
WACO, Texas (April 5, 2018) — Baylor University Missions, along with funding from several campus offices and departments, recently sponsored a Civil Rights Tour over spring break for students to visit significant landmarks in the Civil Rights Movement. The tour grew out of a course, “The Life and Legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.,” taught by James SoRelle, Ph.D., professor of history and undergraduate program director.
Mar
29
2018
WACO, Texas (March 29, 2018) — Making the transition from high school to college may be stressful — but it can be downright depressing for students who graduate from a school with peers of high academic ability and wind up at a college with students of lesser ability, according to a new study.
Mar
28
2018
WACO, Texas (March 28, 2018) — Baylor University's Multicultural Association of Pre-Health Students (MAPS) sent a team of 13 students and faculty members over Spring Break to partner with the Good Samaritan Mission Council in La Romana, Dominican Republic, and gain a greater understanding of service and cultural competency.
Mar
27
2018
Dr. Hugh Riley, MA ’01, PhD ’04, has an impressive resume. After earning his bachelor’s in philosophy from UT in 1977, he spent two decades in the Air Force, retiring as a major. He then went back to school, earning his master’s and doctorate in neuroscience from Baylor, and he has taught psychology and neuroscience …
Mar
26
2018
As Baylor students are educated for worldwide leadership and service, they’re blessed to learn from outstanding faculty and staff who model those qualities on campus. Last month, dozens of those servant-leaders were honored at Baylor’s annual Service Awards luncheon — including three Bears who have each dedicated a half-century of their lives to the students and …
Mar
21
2018
WACO, Texas (March 21, 2018) – Howard Lee, Ph.D., assistant professor of physics and a Baylor University Rising Star researcher, has received a five-year, $500,000 CAREER Award from the National Science Foundation (NSF) for developing ultra-thin, nanoscale optical films with electrically tunable properties.
Mar
20
2018
WACO, Texas (March 20, 2018) – Baylor University graduate programs in law, business, nursing and health disciplines, education, engineering, the sciences and social sciences and humanities were among those nationally ranked in the 2019 U.S. News & World Report Best Graduate Schools rankings, released today.
Mar
16
2018
WACO, Texas (March 16, 2018) — Rebecca McCumbers Flavin, Ph.D., senior lecturer of political science at Baylor University, has been selected as this year’s Collins Outstanding Professor Award recipient. This award is distinctive because the recipient is determined by the senior class.
Mar
16
2018
WACO, Texas (March 16, 2018) – Two undergraduate students from Baylor University, Yoomin Jo and Dan Dinh, received awards from the Society of Toxicology (SOT), the leading scholarly scientific society in the field of toxicology.
Mar
13
2018
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.
Mar
13
2018
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).
Mar
2
2018
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?
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