News from Baylor

WACO, Texas (Oct. 22, 2018) – This year’s Dale P. Jones Business Ethics Forum, hosted by Baylor University’s Hankamer School of Business, will feature focused conversations and activities on “The Ethics of Artificial Intelligence.”
[Drug Take-Back 2018]
WACO, Texas (Oct. 22, 2018) – The Baylor University Police Department (BUPD) will collect old and expired prescription drugs as part of a national take-back day Saturday, Oct. 27. Although the official collection day is on Saturday, BUPD will begin accepting prescription drugs today, Oct. 22.
WACO, Texas (Oct. 22, 2018) – An interdisciplinary team of Baylor University researchers – from nursing and business information systems to art and video game design – and physicians from Bangalore Baptist Hospital in Bengaluru, India, were awarded a 21st Century Knowledge Initiative Grant from the U.S. India Education Foundation (USIEF) to develop a diabetes mobile health app to boost awareness and educate those in India who are most at risk for diabetes.
[Cyber Day 2018]
WACO, Texas (Oct. 18, 2018) – Baylor University again will participate in National Cyber Security Awareness Month with its annual Cyber Day events Oct. 23-24, including the HackFest and a panel discussion featuring top cybersecurity leaders from organizations charged with health data security.
[Thomas Kidd]
WACO, Texas (Oct. 18, 2018) – Award-winning author and historian Thomas S. Kidd, Ph.D., has been named the inaugural holder of The James Vardaman Endowed Professorship of History at Baylor University.
WACO, Texas (Oct. 18, 2018) – Baylor University’s Institute for Air Science is pairing up with the Flying Vikings, an organization that gives airplane rides to children with chronic illnesses or physical disabilities for a positive, fun and relaxed experience.
[Jim Marsh]
WACO, Texas (Oct. 18, 2019) – This week, Baylor University will host a variety of speakers in chemistry, biology, medical humanities and business, along with celebrating Cuban and Asian and Pacific heritage and a special performance from the United States Air Force Concert Band and Singing Sergeants.
[Daniel Pulipati]
WACO, Texas (Oct. 15, 2018) – Two octoral candidates in Baylor University’s School of Engineering and Computer Science have been recognized for their composites research by the Society of Plastics Engineers (SPE) and Automotive Composites Conference & Exhibition (ACCE).
[Texas Capitol]
WACO, Texas (Oct. 12, 2018) – The Texas House of Representatives Committee on Natural Resources will hold a public hearing to hear invited and public testimony on several water issues at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 16, in the Meyer Conference Center on the second floor of the Paul L. Foster Campus for Business and Innovation, 1621 S. Third St., on the Baylor University campus.
WACO, Texas (Oct. 11, 2018) – This week, Baylor University will host speakers for the Academy of Leadership Development, environmental science seminar and Chapel services, along with two movie screenings, a concert and the final performance of Baylor Theatre’s “Godspell.” In observance of fall break, classes will not be held on Friday, Oct. 19.
[Premiere Social Media Mosaic]
WACO, Texas (Oct. 10, 2018) – Nearly 8,000 prospective students and their guests will visit Baylor University on Saturday, Oct. 13, for Premiere, a fun and exciting day for high school seniors, juniors and transfer students to explore the vibrant Baylor campus, experience college life and interact with the University’s exceptional faculty and staff.
[Alfredo Corchado]
WACO, Texas (Oct. 9, 2018) – Baylor University’s department of journalism, public relations and new media in the College of Arts & Sciences will host Alfredo Corchado, author and Mexico City bureau chief for The Dallas Morning News, for a lecture at 6 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 11, in room 101 of the Marrs McLean Science Building, 1214 S. Fourth St.
WACO, Texas (Oct. 9, 2018) – Hankamer School of Business students in Baylor University’s Executive MBA program in Dallas will have a new headquarters, classroom and meeting space beginning in January 2019.
[Flu Challenge]
WACO, Texas (Oct. 8, 2018) – With flu season approaching, Baylor University has joined the Alana Yaksich National College/University Flu Vaccination Challenge to encourage students, faculty, staff and alumni to protect themselves – and others – from the contagious respiratory illness by getting a flu vaccination.
[Keston Center Czech Independence]
WACO, Texas (Oct. 8, 2018) – Oct. 28, 2018 marks the centennial of the birth of Czechoslovakia as an independent country. A series of events sponsored by Baylor University’s Keston Center for Religion, Politics, and Society in partnership with the department of modern languages and cultures in Baylor's College of Arts & Sciences and McLennan Community College will be held Oct. 9-12 to celebrate 100 years of Czech Independence.
[Amanda Tyler]
WACO, Texas (Oct. 5, 2018) – Amanda Tyler, J.D., executive director for the Baptist Joint Committee (BJC), will present “Unity in our Differences: How Commitment to Religious Liberty for All Can Provide a Way Forward” at Baylor University’s G. Hugh and Beverly C. Wamble Fall Symposium.
WACO, Texas (Oct. 4, 2018) – For the second year in a row, Baylor University has been recognized on the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption’s 2018 Top 100 Best Adoption-Friendly Workplaces List.
[Brian A. Schmidt]
WACO, Texas (Oct. 4, 2018) – This week, Baylor University will host a variety of speakers in chemistry, biology, environmental science, psychology and business, along with three movie screenings, Baylor Theatre’s production of “Godspell” and performances from the School of Music and in Chapel.
WACO, Texas (Oct. 3, 2018) – The National Science Foundation (NSF) supports researchers at every level of experience, but the agency also places a high priority on cultivating the work of promising scientists, technologists, engineers and mathematicians through Early Career Development Grants, known collectively as CAREER grants. Five Baylor University faculty members have received these grants that dramatically develop their research paths early in their academic careers.
WACO, Texas (Oct. 3, 2018) – Baylor University will team up with students, staff and faculty members from Kansas State University from Thursday, Oct. 4, to Saturday, Oct. 6, to participate in the first Big 12 Leadership and Service Days, an event participants hope turns into a long-lasting tradition.
[Ian Johnson]
WACO, Texas (Oct. 2, 2018) – Pulitzer Prize winner Ian Johnson will present his book “The Souls of China: The Return of Religion After Mao” at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday Oct. 3, at Marrs McLean Science Building Auditorium, 1214 S Fourth St.
[Robert P. George]
WACO, Texas (Oct. 1, 2018) – People are currently living in a time scholars identify as a “secular age.”

Douglas Henry, Ph.D., acting dean of Baylor University’s Honors College and associate professor of philosophy, said “secular” can have various meanings all rooted in a loss of religious vitality. In secular times, religious people encounter hostility and persecution yet also may find opportunities presented by secularity, he said.
Baylor University has been actively investigating an allegation that former Board of Regents Chair Richard Willis used extremely offensive and hurtful language in a private conversation in Mexico in 2014. Mr. Willis, who served as Chair from 2012-16 and left the Board in 2017, adamantly denies making the statements.
[Scullin Newsmaker Award 2018 with BMC staff]
WACO, Texas (Sept. 30, 2018) – More than 80 Baylor University faculty who share their knowledge, research and expertise with the news media were honored Sept. 27 by Baylor Media Communications during the inaugural Newsmakers Luncheon.
[Civic Life Summer 2018]
WACO, Texas (Sept. 27, 2018) – Baylor University’s Public Deliberation Initiative (PDI) will present its annual Civic Life Summit Oct. 11-12 to encourage collaboration, engagement, innovation and commitment to create a social change.
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