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WACO, Texas (Oct. 21, 2021) – Baylor University today announced a $2 million gift from Baylor alumnus Matthew B. Lindner (B.A. ’12) of Cincinnati, Ohio, to support the Department of Film and Digital Media (FDM). The Lindner Endowment for Film and Digital Media will support the Baylor in L.A. program, a residential learning opportunity in Los Angeles for FDM students – currently in early planning stages – that will provide internship and experiential learning opportunities for program participants.
WACO, Texas (Oct. 21, 2021) – Pediatric advance practice registered nurses (APRN) are facing multifocal impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, with the most difficult challenge being mental health struggles experienced by themselves and their families, according to a new study led by Jessica Peck, DNP, clinical professor at Baylor University’s Louise Herrington School of Nursing (LHSON).
WACO, Texas (Oct. 19, 2021) - Baylor University and George W. Truett Theological Seminary are mourning the death of Rev. William “Billy” J. Abraham, D.Phil., one of the most highly regarded Wesleyan scholars and inaugural Director of Truett’s Wesley House of Studies, who passed away Thursday, Oct. 7.
WACO, Texas (Oct. 19, 2021) – In observance of Domestic Violence Awareness Month (DVAM), the lights on Baylor University’s Pat Neff Hall tower, Rosenbalm Fountain and McLane Stadium, along with the I-35 bridges, will “Go Purple” at dusk Thursday, Oct. 21.
WACO, Texas (Oct. 18, 2021) – George W. Truett Theological Seminary’s newly established Program for the Future Church (PFFC) is seeking to tackle emerging modern issues facing the Church. By serving as a “visible bridge” between the Church and Truett Seminary at Baylor University, the program will include a diverse group of individuals to serve as collaborative partners to religious institutions.
WACO, Texas (Oct. 17, 2021) – Baylor University researchers and faculty experts were featured in national and local media stories as they shared their thoughts and expertise on upcoming social security changes, climate change in relation to plant evolution and how religious exemptions impact vaccination choices.
Baylor Recruits Henry Han, Ph.D., Leading Data Scientist, to Serve as Inaugural McCollum Family Chair in Data Sciences
WACO, Texas (Oct. 15, 2021) – Baylor University announced today the appointment of Henry Han, Ph.D., an international leader in the data sciences disciplines, as the inaugural holder of The McCollum Family Chair in Data Sciences in the Baylor’s School of Engineering and Computer Science.
Baylor-led Study Finds Forest Cover and Runoff Influenced by Freezing Temperatures During Late Paleozoic Ice Age
WACO, Texas (Oct. 14, 2021) – New research led by Baylor University biology doctoral candidate William J. Matthaeus and professor of biology Joseph White, Ph.D., considers how plant freeze-intolerance affected forest cover and hydrology during the Pennsylvanian period, roughly 340 million to 285 million years ago during the Paleozoic Era, proposing improvements to climate projections for the past and future with plant function data.
WACO, Texas (Oct. 13, 2021) – Baylor University and KCEN-TV Ch. 6 will team up again to broadcast the 112th anniversary Baylor Homecoming Parade, one of the oldest and largest collegiate homecoming parades in the nation, with live coverage from 8:30 to 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 16, from Fifth Street on the Baylor campus.
WACO, Texas (Oct. 10, 2021) – Baylor University researchers and faculty experts were featured in national and local media stories as they shared their thoughts and expertise on workaholism, Halloween costumes and military conflict on holy land.
Baylor University Recognized for Parental Leave, Adoption and Foster Care Benefits by Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption
WACO, Texas (Oct. 7, 2021) – Baylor University has been recognized by the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption as one of the top five U.S. education institutions that offer the best overall adoption benefits, including paid parental leave and financial assistance for adoption-related expenses.
WACO, Texas (Oct. 8, 2021) – A new study, led by Baylor University researcher Julie Hoggarth, Ph.D., associate professor of anthropology, evaluates the major impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on professional archaeologists, particularly women and those early in their career.
WACO, Texas (Oct. 6, 2021) – Baylor University students’ engagement with their studies, interaction with their faculty and satisfaction with their experience landed the University in a tie nationally at No. 4 – and tops in Texas and the Big 12 – for Student Engagement in the 2022 Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education College Rankings released Sept. 22.
WACO, Texas (Oct. 3, 2021) – Baylor University researchers and faculty experts were featured in national and local media stories as they shared their thoughts and expertise on social security management, upcoming votes on constitutional amendments and the challenges facing collegiate athletics.
WACO, Texas (Oct. 4, 2021) – The Baylor Collaborative on Hunger and Poverty (BCHP) announced today that Craig Gundersen, Ph.D. – one of the nation’s leading experts and sought-after voices on strategies to address food insecurity, with a special emphasis on publicly funded nutrition programs – has been selected as the inaugural Jim and Tammy Snee Family Chair in Food Security.
WACO, Texas (Oct. 1, 2021) – Glenn Loury, Ph.D., Brown University economist and expert on the social aspects of race, will be the featured speaker at the Free Enterprise Forum at Baylor University’s Hankamer School of Business, hosted by the Baugh Center for Entrepreneurship and Free Enterprise on Tuesday, Oct. 5.
WACO, Texas (Sept. 30, 2021) – Each of the three finalists for Baylor University’s 2022 Robert Foster Cherry Award for Great Teaching will present a public lecture on Baylor’s campus beginning Tuesday, Oct. 5. Each lecture also will be livestreamed on the Cherry Award website.
Significant Support from Alumni, Donors Fuels Successful Completion of the Transformational Baylor Academic Challenge Program
WACO, Texas (Sept. 30, 2021) – Baylor University today announced the successful completion of the Baylor Academic Challenge (BAC), a dollar-for-dollar matching program that generated significant support from alumni and donors to establish 14 new endowed faculty chairs and significantly advance the aspirations of Illuminate, the University’s strategic plan.
WACO, Texas (Sept. 29, 2021) – Baylor University President Linda A. Livingstone, Ph.D., will give invited testimony at 9:30 a.m. CT Thursday, Sept. 30, during a legislative hearing on “A Level Playing Field: College Athletes’ Rights to Their Name, Image, and Likeness” before the U.S. House Subcommittee on Consumer Protection and Commerce of the Committee on Energy and Commerce.
WACO, Texas (Sept. 28, 2021) – After a 2020 hiatus due to COVID, Baylor University’s Mathematics for Early Learners Academy (MELA), sponsored by the Baylor School of Education (SOE), returned for the summer of 2021. The program, which has helped young students ages 4-6 to achieve or exceed grade level in early math skills and number fluency, also began pilot testing its new curriculum and assessments.
To celebrate and kickoff National Fire Prevention Week in Waco, Baylor University’s Mayborn Museum is partnering with the university’s Department of Public Safety, the Waco Fire Department, American Red Cross, American Medical Response and other local first responders from 1-5 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 3.
WACO, Texas (Sept. 26, 2021) – Baylor University researchers and faculty experts were featured in national and local media stories as they shared their thoughts and expertise on subjects such as phone usage and its impact on relationships, religion and its political implications and how faith can positively impact prisoners.
Baylor University Celebrates National Research Administrator Day as University Advances R1 Research Progress
WACO, Texas (Sept. 24, 2021) – As Baylor University continues substantial progress toward Research 1 recognition among the nation’s top research institutions, the University today is honoring all staff who work behind the scenes to support research across the campus on National Research Administrator Day.
WACO, Texas (Sept. 24, 2021) – More than 35 non-profit organizations will be visiting Baylor’s campus for Missions Week from Monday, Sept. 27 to Friday, Oct. 1.
Peter Campbell, Ph.D., associate professor of political science and international security scholar, penned a column for City Journal, in which he discusses who deserves scrutiny following the U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan.
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