News from Baylor

[Center for Christian Philosophy]
4/25/2018
WACO, Texas (April 25, 2018) – Baylor University’s Center for Christian Philosophy (BCCP) and the Institute for Studies of Religion (ISR) have been awarded a three-year, $2 million research grant from Templeton Religion Trust (TRT), which will allow a multidisciplinary team of scholars to study the virtue of accountability and its relation to other human goods, including conscientiousness, empathy, humility, forgiveness and gratitude. The research project will begin this fall.
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4/24/2018
WACO, Texas (April 24, 2018) -- A new Baylor study published in the Journal of Business Ethics suggests that feelings of ethical superiority can cause a chain reaction that is detrimental to you, your coworkers and your organization.
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4/23/2018
WACO, Texas (April 23, 2018) — Whites in multiracial congregations have more diverse friendship networks and are more comfortable with minorities — but that is more because of the impact of neighbors and friends of other races than due to congregations’ influence, a Baylor University study has found.
[Kevin Sedatole]
4/20/2018
WACO, Texas (April 20, 2018) – Baylor University’s School of Music will present the President’s Concert at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, April 21, in Jones Concert Hall, Glennis McCrary Music Building, 110 Baylor Ave. This year’s program is “America: Reflections of Diversity,” an evening of music by American composers or international composers who studied in the United States.
[Rebecca Flavin]
4/20/2018
WACO, Texas (April 20, 2018) — The senior class selected Rebecca McCumbers Flavin, Ph.D., senior lecturer of political science at Baylor University, as this year’s Collins Outstanding Professor Award recipient.
[Heart of Nuba]
4/20/2018
WACO, Texas (April 20, 2018) — This week at Baylor, distinguished musicians, scholars and departments will offer lectures, concerts and events for the community to attend as the spring semester comes to a close. The 18th annual Black Glasses Film Festival will take place this week-- exhibiting the best student work in filmmaking and screenwriting.
[DEA National Drug Take Back]
4/19/2018
WACO, Texas (April 19, 2018) – The Baylor University Police Department (BUPD) will collect old and expired prescription drugs as part of a countrywide take-back day Saturday, April 28, 2018. Although the official collection day is on Saturday, BUPD will begin accepting prescription drugs on Monday, April 23, 2018.
[Sofia Sonner]
4/19/2018
WACO, Texas (April 19, 2018) – Sofia Sonner, a senior biology major from South Pasadena, California, has been selected to receive a prestigious Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship (ETA) to Taiwan.
[John Ryan Isaacson]
4/19/2018
WACO, Texas (April 19, 2018) – John Ryan Isaacson, a senior international studies major from Muleshoe, Texas, has been selected to receive a prestigious Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship (ETA) to Germany.
[Amanda Ward Braswell]
4/19/2018
WACO, Texas (April 19, 2018) – Recent Baylor University nursing graduate Amanda Ward Braswell, B.S.N. ’17, of Carrollton, Texas, has been selected to receive a prestigious Fulbright grant to India. She is among three Fulbright recipients this spring and Baylor’s 52nd Fulbright recipient since 2001.
[Markus Schafer]
4/18/2018
WACO, Texas (April 18, 2018) — Baylor University’s department of sociology will conclude the Baylor University Outstanding Sociology Opportunity (BU OSO) Speaker Series for spring 2018 with a talk from Markus Schafer, Ph.D., associate professor of sociology and faculty associate of the Institute of Life Course and Aging at the University of Toronto, at 3:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 19, in Room 152 of Draper Academic Building, 1400 S. Seventh St.
[Kirstie Blair]
4/18/2018
WACO, Texas (April 18, 2018) – In celebration of the lives and work of poets Robert and Elizabeth Barrett Browning, Baylor University’s Armstrong Browning Library (ABL) will host its annual Browning Day event at 3 p.m. Friday, April 20, in the ABL, 710 Speight Ave.
[Ben Aguiñaga]
4/16/2018
WACO, Texas (April 16, 2018) – The 26th annual J. Harry and Anna Jeanes Academic Honors Week will be held April 16-20 to recognize and celebrate the rigorous undergraduate honors program at Baylor University. The week will consist of the Academic Honors Convocation, senior research presentations and a banquet for Honors Program and University Scholars Program seniors and their mentors.
[Puritians]
4/13/2018
WACO, Texas (April 13, 2018) – Baylor University’s Institute for Studies of Religion will host the lecture “Puritans, Baptists and the Powers of Darkness” from 2 to 5 p.m. Wednesday, April 18, at Cox Lecture Hall, Armstrong Browning Library, 710 Speight Ave. Philip Jenkins, Ph.D., Distinguished Professor of History at Baylor University, and Crawford Gribben, Ph.D., cultural and literary historian and Professor of Early Modern British History at Queen's University Belfast, will discuss the supernatural.
[Daniel Hanchey]
4/13/2018
WACO, Texas (April 13, 2018) – Baylor University’s local chapter of Eta Sigma Phi, the national Classics honorary society, received six national prizes at the 2018 Eta Sigma Phi Maurine Dallas Watkins Sight Translation Contests on Feb 19-23.
[Dia 2018]
4/13/2018
WACO, Texas (April 13, 2019) – Since 1932, Baylor University students have celebrated a day off from classes to spend time with friends, listen to live music and enjoy the spring weather. This year, Baylor University will celebrate Dia Del Oso on Tuesday, April 17, with yoga, petting zoos, concerts and more.
[West Memorial]
4/13/2018
WACO, Texas (April 13, 2018) – April 17 marks the fifth anniversary of the fire and explosion at the West Fertilizer Company in the town of West, Texas. Twelve Central Texas first responders and three civilians died in the explosion the evening of April 17, 2013. More than 200 residents were injured and scores of houses were destroyed in the town of approximately 2,500 people.
[Brian Schmidt]
4/13/2018
WACO, Texas (April 13, 2018) – This week, Baylor University will host a variety of concerts, the annual “Browning Day” celebration and lectures in research, environmental science and music.
[Julia Wallace]
4/13/2018
WACO, Texas (April 13, 2018) — Julia Wallace, a student at Baylor University’s George W. Truett Theological Seminary, is one of 13 seminary and divinity school students chosen for the 2018 Seminary Program of the Fellowships at Auschwitz for the Study of Professional Ethics (FASPE).
[Caleb Martin]
4/12/2018
WACO, Texas (April 12, 2018) – Caleb D. Martin, Ph.D., assistant professor of chemistry and two-time Baylor University Rising Star researcher, has been selected to receive a 2018 Faculty Early Career Development Program grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF).
[Journal article]
4/12/2018
WACO, Texas (April 12, 2018) – Researchers at Baylor University have published a groundbreaking paper on electron transfer reactions that will be featured in an upcoming edition of the prestigious chemistry journal, Angewandte Chemie.
[Campus map]
4/12/2018
WACO, Texas (April 12, 2018) – The Baylor University Police Department is actively investigating an assault that occurred Thursday, April 12, 2018, on campus and are seeking assistance from the Baylor community.
[Raymond J. Carroll]
4/11/2018
WACO, Texas (April 11, 2018) — Baylor University’s department of statistical science will host the Tom Bratcher Memorial Lectures April 12-13 in Marrs McLean Science Building, 1214 S. Fourth St.
[truett]
4/10/2018
WACO, Texas (April 10, 2018) — Baylor University’s George W. Truett Theological Seminary will launch an extension campus in August, seeking to reach students who cannot pursue in-residence education while addressing the evolving landscape of higher theological education.
[Northern triangle1]
4/9/2018
WACO, Texas (April 9, 2017) – Baylor University’s Mayborn Museum Complex will host the Northern Triangle Art Exhibit by Borderland Collective from April 19 through Sept. 16. The Office of the Provost’s Social Innovation Collaboration Initiative (BAY-SIC) will host a conversation at 6 p.m. on opening night to discuss the event’s focus: The Central American refugee crisis.
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