Archived News – May 2010

Arts & Sciences News

May
27
2010
Article about new research on dioxins in water bodies and sediments in the U.S. quotes Dr. Bryan Brooks, associate professor of environmental science, College of Arts & Sciences at Baylor.
May
27
2010
Chris Hansen, assistant professor and director of the Film and Digital Media program offers a look at this summer's most anticipated movies.
May
27
2010
Article about Quoc Pham, BS '04, who became his family's third medical school graduate, despite his parents' struggles after escaping Communist Vietnam.
May
27
2010
Article about Baylor's acceptance into CERN, the world's premiere particle physics laboratory, that quotes Baylor physics professors Kenichi Hatakeyama and Jay Dittmann, College of Arts & Sciences at Baylor.
May
25
2010
New Directors/New Works Directing Fellow Steve Day, MFA '05, has been name a Fellow for The Directors Project, the preeminent developing program for theatre directors.
May
25
2010
Article about Baylor's acceptance into CERN, the world's premiere particle physics laboratory, that quotes Baylor physics professors Kenichi Hatakeyama and Jay Dittmann, College of Arts & Sciences at Baylor.
May
25
2010
Article about the series finale of LOST quotes Dr. Greg Garrett, professor of English, College of Arts & Sciences at Baylor, and the author of "The Gospel According to Hollywood" and other books on story, culture and spirituality.
May
25
2010
Article highlights feature film collaboration of Baylor students Wes Cunningham and Brandon Dickerson, Baylor graduate Kirsten Dickerson and Dr. Thomas Ward, assistant professor of theatre arts in the College of Arts and Science.
May
24
2010
Article about a two-year study by Baylor biologists quotes Dr. Robert Doyle, professor and chair of the department of biology, College of Arts & Sciences, who also is the director of Baylor's Center for Reservoir and Aquatic Systems Research.
May
24
2010
The College of Arts and Sciences' Physics department has been accepted into the Compact Muon Solenoid (CMS) experiment at the European Organization for Nuclear Research, known as CERN, near Geneva, Switzerland.
May
21
2010
Article cites a Baylor study on how clergy handle congregants or congregants' family members with mental illnesses and quotes Dr. Matthew Stanford, professor of psychology and neuroscience at Baylor who conducted the study.
May
21
2010
Article cites a Baylor study on how clergy handle congregants or congregants' family members with mental illnesses and quotes Dr. Matthew Stanford, professor of psychology and neuroscience at Baylor who conducted the study.
May
21
2010
VIDEO LINK: Dr. Thomas S. Kidd, associate professor of history and senior fellow at the Institute for Studies of Religion at Baylor, discusses one of the "forgotten Founding Fathers" in George Whitefield, an influential minister in America from 1740-70.
May
21
2010
Baylor study about finding pharmaceuticals and personal care products in fish is cited.
May
21
2010
AUDIO LINK INCLUDED: story about a gift to Baylor from the DeBakey Medical Foundation in Houston includes comments from Dr. James Marcum, associate professor of philosophy and director of Baylor's Medical Humanities program and Dr. Michael Attas, a Waco cardiologist and assistant director of Medical Humanities.
May
20
2010
Marsh Madness, a joint program between the City of Waco and the College of Arts and Sciences' Center for Reservoir and Aquatic Systems Research (CRASR), recently received the Environmental Education Award from the State of Texas.
May
20
2010
While there is significant variability in water temperature, nutrient availability and plankton production in reservoirs, these bodies of water are nonetheless "hot spots" for plankton nitrogen fixation. These hot spots allow some algae to have significant blooms, which may contribute to taste and odor problems if the reservoir is a source for drinking water. Understanding what causes these hot spots could help municipalities better understand how to control algae outbreaks and potentially improve the water quality for their citizens.
May
20
2010
Stephanie Wong, a graduate student in the College of Arts and Sciences' department of Geology, was recently awarded a $500 Farvolden Award Scholarship for her poster presentation at the 2010 National Groundwater Association Groundwater Summit, held in Denver, Colo.
May
19
2010
Article about a new Baylor study that discovered how environmental factors affect bone degradation quotes Dr. Lori Baker, associate professor of anthropology, archeology and forensic science, who helped lead the study.
May
18
2010
Article cites Baylor University study about the effect of religious "priming" on racial prejudice and quotes Dr. Wade Rowatt, associate professor of psychology and neuroscience at Baylor.
May
17
2010
Article cites Baylor University study about the effect of religious "priming" on racial prejudice and quotes Dr. Wade Rowatt, associate professor of psychology and neuroscience at Baylor.
May
13
2010
Article about the latest "Robin Hood" movie quotes Dr. Jeffrey Hamilton, chair of the history department at Baylor, about how the character remains a powerful symbol against tyranny, injustice and over-taxation.
May
13
2010
Article about the movie success of less-familiar comic book super heroes quotes Baylor English professor Greg Garrett, author of "Holy Superheroes," and "The Gospel According to Hollywood".
May
13
2010
Baylor University's Center for Astrophysics, Space Physics and Engineering Research (CASPER) and the NASA Lunar Science Institute's (NLSI) Center for Lunar Science and Exploration recently conducted a pilot research project with a student team from high schools around the Waco area to help scientists in their quest to understand the Moon and prepare for future human exploration.
May
12
2010
A new Baylor University study looking at the different fracture properties of bones at various stages of degradation has found that bones degrade and fracture differently under certain environmental conditions like sun, shade or in water. The Baylor study also found that some postmortem fractures look like they occurred perimortem - at or near the time of death - under some specific environmental conditions.
May
12
2010
Story quotes forensic expert Dr. Lori Baker, associate professor of anthropology, archeology and forensic science at Baylor.
May
12
2010
Article about a study on mosquitoes conducted by Dr. Richard Duhrkopf, associate professor of Biology.
May
12
2010
Guest column on religious liberty by Thomas S. Kidd, associate professor of history and senior fellow at the Institute for Studies of Religion at Baylor.
May
10
2010
James Kendrick, an assistant professor of film and digital media at Baylor, is quoted.
May
10
2010
Baylor's Jewish studies professor Marc Ellis, Ph.D., is quoted.
May
10
2010
A Baylor University study has found female mosquitoes prefer to lay their eggs on or close to water in which other mosquito larvae have developed, suggesting that female mosquitoes can somehow detect where other larvae have been successful.
May
10
2010
Dr. William D. Hillis, who serves as The Cornelia Marschall Smith Distinguished Professor of Biology at Baylor University, has been selected by this year's senior class as the 2010 Collins Outstanding Professor, an annual award provided by the Carr P. Collins Foundation that recognizes and honors extraordinary teachers at Baylor.
May
10
2010
US Representative Joseph Cao graduated with a B.S. in physics from Baylor in 1990.
May
6
2010
The research of Dr. Lee Nordt, professor of geology and dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at Baylor, and Dr. Steve Driese, professor and chair of the department of geology is cited.
May
5
2010
Baylor University, the City of Waco and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers of Waco were honored by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality at the 18th annual Texas Environmental Excellence Awards. The commission awards select Texans for their efforts to protect natural resources.
May
5
2010
Article about the research of Dr. Lee Nordt, professor of geology and dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at Baylor, and Dr. Steve Driese, professor and chair of the department of geology at Baylor.
May
5
2010
A Baylor University study has found female mosquitoes prefer to lay their eggs on or close to water in which other mosquito larvae have developed, suggesting that female mosquitoes can somehow detect where other larvae have been successful.
May
5
2010
Article about how Central Texans have assisted in helping Haitians includes an update on a Baylor t-shirt-raising effort started by Baylor journalism and Dr. Sara Alexander, Baylor associate professor of anthropology, forensic science and archaeology, who is headed to Haiti with a team to assess the nation's needs as part of reconstruction planning.
May
4
2010
Melissa Yeakley, a Baylor University senior, received a scholarship as part of a government language initiative.
May
4
2010
Waco Tribune-Herald, May 3, 2010 Shooting for the independent film "Sironia" began this weekend in Waco and will continue in the area through May 19 before heading to Los Angeles for the balance of the filming. The movie doesn't have anything to do with the Madison Cooper novel "Sironia," but Waco figures prominently in the story's creation.
May
3
2010
Two geologists in the College of Arts and Sciences have published a paper on their creation of a new equation for estimating rainfall amounts in ancient ecosystems. Understanding climate and rainfall through geologic time is crucial because they relate to plant and animal evolution, ecosystem function and the hydrological cycle, including erosional and depositional events.
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