A lecture series in the department of journalism recently brought in two of the very few surviving reporters who covered the assassination in person, as well as the subsequent events involving Jack Ruby and Lee Harvey Oswald. Hugh Aynesworth and Mike Cochran spoke about how on that historic day, neither one had been assigned to cover Kennedy's motorcade.
Baylor University's Institute for Studies of Religion (ISR) recently partnered with scholars from Peking University, Purdue University, Renmin University and the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences to organize and sponsor the Beijing Summit on "Chinese Spirituality and Society: A Symposium on the Social Scientific Study of Religion." The international conference was held Oct. 8-10, on the campus of Peking University, and was funded with support from the John M. Templeton Foundation.
Dr. Loveday C. Alexander, former professor cannon in New Testament studies at the University of Sheffield, will present the keynote lecture at the Minette and Huber Lelland Drumwright Jr. Endowed Colloquium in New Testament Studies at Baylor University.
Baylor University's Institute for Studies of Religion (ISR) recently hosted a national conference on "Faith and Works: A Call for Evidence of Action" to explore the connection between faith-based efforts and rigorous research. The two-day conference in San Antonio brought together some of the country's leading scholars, intermediary organizations and faith-based groups in an effort to begin an important dialogue about how these groups might more intentionally work together to produce more effective outcomes.
Global competencies, multicultural skills and international cooperation are becoming more and more important factors in good research work. This is why DAAD established RISE (Research Internships in Science and Engineering)--an internship program for North American undergraduate students who wish to gain research experience at German universities and research institutions. The program has been extremely successful, and since 2005 almost 900 scholarships have been awarded to students from the U.S. and Canada.
Due to the positive feedback from RISE students and hosts, DAAD decided to open up this scholarship opportunity to exchange in the opposite direction. Research groups in the U.S. and in Canada interested in hosting a German research assistant in the summer of 2009 are invited to participate in the new program RISE in North America and to submit project proposals.
Within this new program, American and Canadian research groups, laboratories and doctoral students can now apply to host a motivated, English-proficient intern from Germany in their proposed project. The German intern will assist in research and lab work. The interns, who are students in the fields of biology, chemistry, physics, earth sciences, engineering, or a closely related field, receive a DAAD scholarship to help cover living expenses and travel costs.
￼For more information, please visit www.daad.de/rise-northamerica
Jane Hammond, internationally renowned exhibit artist, will give a presentation on "Language, Links and Looking" as part of the annual M.D. Anderson Art Lecture from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 13, in room 149 of the Hooper-Schaefer Fine Arts Center on the Baylor University Campus. This lecture, sponsored by the Baylor art department, is free and open to the public.
The Baylor Theatre will present Eurydice by Pulitzer Prize nominee Sarah Ruhl in the Mabee Theatre November 11-16. Eurydice is a visually stunning adaptation of the ancient myth of Orpheus, told from the perspective of his wife Eurydice. This timeless tale shows how love transcends the grave, and how the greatest loss is the loss of our most precious memories.
Baylor University will host scholars from across the United States and Russia for the Society of Christian Philosophers' fifth international conference, which focuses on "Science and Human Nature: Russian and Western Perspectives." The conference will be held Thursday, Nov. 6, through Saturday, Nov. 8, at Armstrong Browning Library. Several Baylor offices including the department of philosophy, the Institute for Faith and Learning, the College of Arts and Sciences and the Office of the Provost are co-sponsoring the event.
Dr. Christopher Marsh, associate professor of political science and church-state studies, director of the J.M. Dawson Institute of Church-State Studies and director of the Keston Center for Religion, Politics and Society at Baylor University will present a lecture on "The Desecularization of Russia and China" at 4 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 6 in Draper 116 on the Baylor Campus. The lecture, which is free and open to the public, is part of the Global Issues Lecture Series and presented by the Center for International Education.
Adding another achievement to its long history as one of the nation's oldest Air Force ROTC units, Baylor University's Air Force Reserve Office Training Corps (ROTC) Detachment 810 has been named the No. 1 large detachment in the nation, beating out 144 detachments nationwide for the top spot.
Celebrate the 2008 Election Week with Baylor University by attending the events for the inaugural Colloquium on Ancient and Modern Political Inquiry (CAMPI) on Thursday, Nov. 6 through Thursday, Nov. 13, featuring Josiah Ober, Danielle Allen, Stephen Salkever and Dana Gioia.