Archived News – September 2009

Arts & Sciences News

Sep
30
2009
article about physical therapy has one of the occupations in greatest demand in the U.S. mentions leading accredited PT programs, including the U.S. Army-Baylor program at the Academy of Health Sciences in San Antonio.
Sep
30
2009
AUDIO LINK: National Christian radio program features an interview with Dr. Rady Roldan-Figueroa, assistant professor of religion at Baylor, about Hispanic contributions to the church in America. Roldan-Figueroa's segment airs from 20:00-28:00.
Sep
30
2009
In 2008, a Baylor University study found nearly a third of those who approached their local church for assistance in response to a personal or family member's diagnosed mental illness were told by their church pastor that they or their loved one did not really have a mental illness. Baylor researchers have now built upon that research and have found that depression and anxiety are the mental illnesses that are dismissed the most often.
Sep
30
2009
Baylor political science professor Tom Myers is quoted about the possible impact of health care reform legislation on the District 17 congressional race.
Sep
29
2009
In conjunction with the City of Woodway, Baylor University geologists have mapped the geological makeup of the area that encompasses Woodway, located west of Waco. The information is compiled on an interactive website, giving residents, city builders and developers much needed information on the best places to place structures, utilities and streets within the city limits.
Sep
29
2009
Religion News Service story on Dr. Rodney Stark, distinguished professor of social sciences at Baylor and author of "God's Battalions: The Case for the Crusades," who discusses his view of the Crusades.
Sep
29
2009
Dr. Carson Mencken, professor of sociology and research director for the Institute for Studies of Religion at Baylor, is quoted about Americans' belief in Bigfoot, including findings about paranormal beliefs from the Baylor Religion Survey.
Sep
28
2009
Changes are on the way for television, many of them bearing Baylor's mark through the influence of professors who are deeply involved in studying and creating new technologies.
Sep
28
2009
The Glenn R. Capp Debate Forum, Baylor University's renowned intercollegiate debating team, has achieved a No. 5 national ranking following season-opening tournaments at Gonzaga and Georgia State University.
Sep
28
2009
Dr. Francis Beckwith, professor of philosophy and church-state studies at Baylor will speak at the upcoming Value of Human Life Conference in Steubenville, OH.
Sep
28
2009
The departments of Art and Theatre Arts have planned a full season of events for 2009-2010.
Sep
28
2009
a panel of pastors, professors and ethicists, including Dr. Jonathan Tran, assistant professor of theological ethics in the department of religion at Baylor, weigh in on the question: What constructive thing would you say to people who are afraid in today's world so they don't fall prey to demagogues?
Sep
28
2009
Baylor University sociology researchers about census analysis of educational attainment.
Sep
28
2009
The medical humanities program draws from philosophy and literature to help students understand the nature of illness and suffering from the patient's standpoint.
Sep
28
2009
Dr. Charles Tolbert, chairman of Baylor's sociology department, comments on the survey results.
Sep
28
2009
article about the sculptures by Robbie Barber, associate professor of sculpture at Baylor and Chuck Jobe, a Baylor lab technician for sculpture and ceramics, that are on display as part of the Waco National Sculpture Invitational.
Sep
22
2009
The Baylor University Department of Religion will host the annual McGee Lecture Series, featuring scholars Wayne Flynt and Paul Fiddes, on Sept. 24 and Oct. 7 in Miller Chapel in the Tidwell Bible Building.
Sep
21
2009
Baylor sociology professor Martha Sherman is quoted about the repeat teen birth rate in Texas.
Sep
21
2009
Article notes that Dr. Jeff Levin of Baylor University has been named chair at the Institute for Studies of Religion Jeff Levin has accepted a distinguished chair at Baylor University's Institute for Studies of Religion, where he will serve as professor of epidemiology and population health. He also will serve as professor of medical humanities.
Sep
17
2009
Imagine a vehicle part baby buggy, part travel trailer. Make it supersize. Paint it turquoise.

Then muse on the monoliths of Stonehenge. Picture them being transported over the waves on pontoons -- no sinking allowed -- on a 200-mile trip.
Sep
16
2009
1979 Baylor journalism/religion graduate Norris Burkes, now a civilian hospital chaplain and Air Force Guard chaplain, reflects on his Greek class with the late Baylor Classics Professor Richard Cutter.
Sep
16
2009
Master printmaker and distinguished Professor Rudy Pozzatti's work is featured in the first exhibition at the Martin Museum at Baylor University Sept.3 - Oct. 8.
Sep
15
2009
Article mentions Dr. Sung-Kun Kim, assistant professor in the Department of Chemistry and Biochestry at Baylor University, and his recently patented chemical additive in partnership with researchers at Texas Tech.
Sep
15
2009
Article mentions Baylor University research in developing additives to rejuvenate old antibiotics and make them effective again.
Sep
9
2009
Dr. Gerald Cleaver, associate professor of physics at Baylor, and Dr. Richard Obousy, a post-doctoral student, present their theory on how to achieve warp speed.
Sep
9
2009
Dr. Rodney Stark, Distinguished Professor of Social Sciences at Baylor, puts forth a new book which he argues the Crusades were a justified war waged against Muslim terror and aggression.
Sep
9
2009
Dr. Anthony Grafton will present the 2009 Beall-Russell Lecture in the Humanities on Monday, September 28 at 3:30 pm in room 510 of the Cashion Building.
Sep
8
2009
(Dr. Francis Beckwith, professor of philosophy and church-state studies at Baylor, is quoted) In 2002, New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof proclaimed evangelicals the "new internationalists," lauding us for engaging such issues as sex trafficking, slavery, and HIV/AIDS.
Sep
8
2009
AUDIO LINK. radio interview with Dr. Greg Garrett, professor of English at Baylor, the author of "We Get to Carry Each Other: The Gospel According to U2.
Sep
8
2009
Results of a study of more than 1,600 scientists from elite U.S. universities showed biologists and economists were slightly less religious than other scientists; the study was conducted by Baylor sociology professor Jerry Park and a colleague at Rice.
Sep
8
2009
Matt Singleton, who teaches with his mother and sister at the same San Antonio high school, earned his BSED in English Language Arts Reading 8-12 in 2006 and MSED in Curriculum and Instruction in 2007 from Baylor.
Sep
8
2009
Dr. James Kendrick is an assistant professor of communications studies at Baylor and author of "Hollywood Bloodshed". The historic Waco Hippodrome Theatre starts off its Fall Film Series tonight with a movie that's firmly lodged in film history: Francis Ford Coppola's The Godfather.
Sep
8
2009
Research into new wastewater treatment systems led by Dr. Joe Yelderman, professor of geology at Baylor.
Sep
3
2009
Dr. Christopher Marsh, director of the J.M. Dawson Institute of Church-State Studies and the Keston Center for Religion, Politics, and Society at Baylor, is quoted about Baptists and "forgetting the ideal" of separation of church and state.
Sep
2
2009
Baylor sociology professor Larry Lyon is quoted about relationships in communities and the "good neighbor model" - the active volunteer, the caring friend, the helpful watcher - as St. Louis communities honor their neighbors.
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