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Changing Diets — Not Lower Physical Activity or Infectious Disease Burden — May Best Explain Global Childhood Obesity Crisis
WACO, Texas (Jan. 19, 2021) — Variation in consumption of market-acquired foods outside of the traditional diet — but not in total number of calories burned daily — is reliably related to indigenous Amazonian children’s body fat, according to a study led by Baylor University that offers insight into the global obesity epidemic.
WACO, Texas (Jan. 17, 2020) - Baylor University is mourning the death of Alicia Martinez, a 2020 graduate of the Diana Garland School of Social Work and current social work graduate student who passed away today in Waco from complications from COVID-19.
WACO, Texas (Jan. 15, 2021) - To celebrate the life and legacy of the late Civil Rights leader, the Baylor University and Waco communities will join others across the nation to participate in events this weekend honoring Dr. King and by serving in the community on MLK Day of Service on Monday, Jan. 18.
WACO, Texas (Jan. 11, 2021) – Baylor University announced today that Judge Lady, one of the University’s two beloved American black bears, is progressing to the next phase of her recovery and rehabilitation from a successful operation to remove a cyst that developed around her spinal column. The surgery occurred in August 2020 at the Texas A&M Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital (VMTH) in College Station.
WACO, Texas (Jan. 10, 2021) – Due to potential icy conditions in the morning and the closure of most, if not all, local school districts on Monday, the Baylor University campus also will be closed Monday, Jan. 11, 2021.
Baylor Researchers Earn Department of Energy Grant to Study Impact of Urban Pollution on Thunderstorm Activity
WACO, Texas (Jan. 7, 2021) – Baylor University researchers Rebecca Sheesley, Ph.D., and Sascha Usenko, Ph.D., associate professors of environmental science, have been awarded an $890,000 grant by the Department of Energy Atmospheric System Research (ASR) to examine the impact of urban pollution on thunderstorm activity as part of the TRACER-MAP project.
WACO, Texas (Jan. 7, 2021) – As SAT/ACT testing availability remains challenging for high school students due to COVID-19, Baylor University has announced the extension of its test-optional admissions policy for the Fall 2022 and 2023 application cycles for incoming freshman students.
WACO, Texas (Dec. 16, 2020) - Beginning on Dec. 20 and through the Christmas holidays, KWTX Television will broadcast the premiere of "A Baylor Christmas," the University's annual Christmas concert recorded in 2019 that features performances of the Baylor Symphony Orchestra and combined choirs of the Baylor University School of Music.
WACO, TX (Dec. 15, 2020) — Baylor University senior Sophia Fulton has won a Charles B. Rangel Graduate Fellowship, a highly competitive national award for students who want to become United States Foreign Service officers, with special emphasis on trying to diversify the Foreign Service.
WACO, Texas (Dec. 14, 2020) – Jonathan Chew, a senior in the Business Fellows program at Baylor University, has been selected one of 12 members of the George J. Mitchell Scholar Class of 2022, a prestigious scholarship program of the US-Ireland Alliance, which sends future American leaders to Ireland for a year of graduate study.
WACO, Texas (Dec. 9, 2020) – A mysterious small marine reptile dating from 150 million years ago has been identified as a new species that may have been capable of diving very deeply. The well-preserved specimen was found in a Late Jurassic deep marine deposit along the English Channel coastline in Dorset, England.
WACO, Texas (Dec. 9, 2020) – Baylor University President Linda A. Livingstone, Ph.D., has been elected secretary of the Board of Directors of the American Council on Education (ACE), the major coordinating body for the nation’s colleges and universities.
Huddles — Not Electronic Communication — May Be the Best Way for Hospital Workers to Cope with Information Glut During COVID-19
WACO, Texas (Dec. 7, 2020) – Brief “huddles” — rather than a barrage of emails and texts about safety and risk — may be the fastest and simplest way for hospital workers to avoid communication overload as they deal with the flood of COVID-19 cases, a Baylor University researcher says.
WACO, Texas (Dec. 2, 2020) – Baylor University will host its annual Christmas on 5th Street – complete with everyone’s favorite Baylor Christmas traditions live streamed on the University’s official Facebook page – beginning at 8 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 3.
WACO, Texas (December 1, 2020) – The Baylor University Collaborative on Hunger and Poverty (BCHP), in conjunction with the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and key public and private organizations, announced that it served more than 38.7 million meals between March and August to more than 270,000 children impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic as part of the Emergency Meals-To-You (eMTY) program.
WACO, Texas (Nov. 22, 2020) – Baylor University researchers and faculty experts were featured in national and local media stories as they shared their thoughts and expertise on the impact of streaming movies on Hollywood, the role of the church on matters of public health and safety, the fictionalization of disturbing news events particularly those involving women and the trend of athletes promoting their own dietary supplements.
WACO, Texas (Nov. 28, 2020) - Baylor University today celebrated the installation of two bronze statues honoring the institution's two Medal of Honor recipients, U.S. Army Corps Col. John Riley Kane (BA 1928) and U.S. Marine Corps 1st Lt. Andrew Jackson "Jack" Lummus Jr.
Baylor University Student Musicians Move Swiftly to Create ‘Countdown to Christmas’ Despite COVID-19 Challenges
WACO, Texas (Nov. 25, 2020) – From Dec. 1-24, the Baylor University School of Music will present "A Countdown to Christmas," daily music videos featuring Baylor music students that will lead up to the television premiere of the 2019 production of "A Baylor Christmas" concert.
Seven Community Nonprofits Receive $90,000 in Grants Through Baylor’s Philanthropy and the Public Good Class
WACO, Texas (Nov. 23, 2020) – Baylor University celebrated today with seven local community organizations during a virtual ceremony in which $90,000 in grants were given to the nonprofits through the University’s “Philanthropy and the Public Good” course and its ongoing partnership with the Fort Worth-based Philanthropy Lab.
WACO, Texas (Nov. 22, 2020) – Baylor University researchers and faculty experts were featured in national and local media stories as they shared their thoughts and expertise on what principals have learned from COVID-19's stress test, how cynical hostility may increase risk for heart disease while forgiveness can be good for your health, and the latest Baylor space research on the Moon and Mercury.
WACO, Texas (Nov. 20, 2020) – Baylor University today announced that the institution is one of 10 colleges and universities participating in the 18th cohort of the American Council on Education (ACE) Internationalization Laboratory.
WACO, Texas (Nov. 19, 2020) – Baylor University today announced a $1.5 million gift commitment to help establish a new endowed faculty position within the Hankamer School of Business, honoring Dean Terry S. Maness, D.B.A., on his upcoming retirement and years of service.
WACO, Texas (Nov. 18, 2020) – Baylor University offers one of the nation’s top entrepreneurship programs for students who aspire to launch their own businesses, according to the latest rankings released by The Princeton Review and Entrepreneur magazine.
WACO, Texas (Nov. 16, 2020) – Cynical hostility is a potential pathway to cardiovascular disease by preventing a healthy response to stress over time, according to a study led by Baylor University.
WACO, Texas (Nov. 15, 2020) – Baylor University researchers and faculty experts were featured in national and local media stories as they shared their thoughts and expertise on health care issues, viral marketing and grocery supply chains, the growth of multiracial churches, freedom songs and protest spirituals and World War II heroes Doris Miller and Audie Murphy.
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