News from Baylor

[Annie Ginty]
WACO, Texas (Jan. 19, 2018) — Annie T. Ginty, Ph.D., assistant professor of psychology and neuroscience in the College of Arts & Sciences at Baylor University, has been selected as a “Rising Star” by the Association for Psychological Science (APS), the leading international organization dedicated to advancing scientific psychology across disciplinary and geographic borders.
[chanticleer 2018]
WACO, Texas (Jan. 19, 2018) — This week at Baylor, students will have the opportunity to attend many lectures, concerts and conferences as the community continues into the new year.
[UN 2017]
WACO, Texas (Jan. 18, 2018) — Baylor University student Thomas Watson was among nine undergraduate observers selected by the American Chemical Society to attend the United Nations Conference of the Parties (COP) related to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC).
[Honors Residential College]
WACO, Texas (Jan. 18, 2018) – Baylor University will welcome high-achieving prospective students to campus for Invitation to Excellence, a special weekend program Jan. 19-20 that showcases several exceptional academic opportunities, including one of the newer opportunities, the Getterman Scholars Program, offered by Baylor.
[Baylor Law School]
WACO, Texas (Jan. 17, 2018) – Beginning in the fall of 2018, Baylor Law School will offer the first Executive LL.M. in Litigation Management in the nation. The master’s degree program was created to address a critical problem facing professionals in the legal field: how to strategically manage litigation to control the continued escalation of litigation costs.
[Pat Neff Hall]
WACO, Texas (Jan. 17, 2018) – Baylor University President Linda A. Livingstone, Ph.D., has announced the members of the Baylor Provost Search Committee.
[Richard Vedder]
WACO, Texas (Jan. 17, 2018) – Richard Vedder, Ph.D., Distinguished Professor of Economics Emeritus at Ohio University, director of the Center for College Affordability and Productivity, and an adjunct scholar at the American Enterprise Institute, will speak at the Baugh Center’s Free Enterprise Forum on Jan. 18, in Foster Campus for Business and Innovation.
[Moody Lights graphic]
WACO, Texas (Jan. 16, 2018) – The Baylor University Libraries will celebrate the relighting of Moody Memorial Library’s exterior lights with a ceremony at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 17, inside Moody’s Allbritton Foyer. Baylor President Linda A. Livingstone, Ph.D., will initiate the countdown that will culminate in the lighting of 92 newly installed LED lights on the upper level of the library. The new lights replace original fixtures that haven’t glowed for decades.
[Internet and religion]
WACO, Texas (Jan. 16, 2018) — Internet use may decrease the likelihood of a person affiliating with a religious tradition or believing that only one religion is true, according to a Baylor University study.
[Closed graphic]
WACO, Texas (Jan. 15, 2018) – Baylor University will be closed Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2018, because of winter weather conditions. Baylor Law School and Baylor’s Louise Herrington School of Nursing in Dallas also will be closed Tuesday.
[MLK Day of Service 2018 Graphic]
WACO, Texas (Jan. 12, 2018) – More than 300 Baylor University students and community volunteers will gather on Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service to work at nine community garden sites across the city of Waco from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday, Jan. 15. The service project is hosted by Baylor Campus Kitchen and Heart of Texas Urban Gardening Coalition.
[MKK 2018]
No classes will be held and administrative offices will be closed on Monday, Jan. 15
WACO, Texas (Jan. 12, 2018) – Baylor University will be closed in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day on Monday, Jan. 15. A list of closures, activities and celebrations can be found below.
WACO, Texas (Jan 12, 2018) – This week, Baylor University celebrates Martin Luther King Jr. Day with a variety of events, service opportunities and celebrations.
WACO, Texas (Jan. 11, 2018) — Writing a “to-do” list at bedtime may aid in falling asleep, according to a Baylor University study. Research compared sleep patterns of participants who took five minutes to write down upcoming duties versus participants who chronicled completed activities.
[mentally ill 1]
WACO, Texas (Jan. 9, 2018) — Belief that mental illness is biological has increased among both health experts and the public in recent years. But campaigns to treat it as a disease and remove stigma may be lacking because other factors, such as bad character and upbringing, still are viewed as playing a role, a Baylor University study has found.
WACO, Texas (Jan. 10, 2018) — Children and families throughout Central Texas will have the opportunity to enjoy a new exhibit featuring Nickelodeon’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles™ at Baylor University’s Mayborn Museum Complex, 1300 S. University Parks Drive.
[Kent Keeth]
WACO, Texas (Jan. 2, 2018) – Kent Keeth, who directed The Texas Collection at Baylor University from 1973 until 2003, died last week in his Waco home. He was 79. Services are pending.
[Microbiology lab]
WACO, Texas (Dec. 22, 2017) – Baylor University is again on the list of the 100 best values among private universities, according to Kiplinger’s Personal Finance, which has released its latest list of the Top 300 Best College Values of 2018.
WACO, Texas (Dec. 20, 2017) - As 2018 approaches, many Americans are considering ways to improve themselves via New Year’s resolutions. Here is a listing of Baylor University research that might help advise those seeking positive change in the coming year.
[A Baylor Christmas Logo 2017]
WACO, Texas (Dec. 19, 2017) – “A Baylor Christmas,” an hour-long program produced by KWTX Television from the performances of the Baylor University Symphony Orchestra and combined choirs of the Baylor School of Music, will air on Gray Television stations throughout Texas and 14 other states during the Christmas holidays.
[grad 2016]
WACO, Texas (Dec. 13, 2017) — Baylor University’s fall graduating class of 2017 will enter their next phase of life as they walk the graduation stage during the commencement ceremonies on Saturday, Dec. 16, at the Ferrell Center, 1900 S. University Parks Drive.
[boss phubbing]
WACO, Texas (Dec. 13, 2017) – Supervisors who cannot tear themselves away from their smartphones while meeting with employees risk losing their employees’ trust and, ultimately, their engagement, according to a new research from Baylor University’s Hankamer School of Business.
[NEH graphic]
WACO, Texas (Dec. 13, 2017) — Elise King, assistant professor of interior design in Baylor University’s Robbins College of Health and Human Sciences, and David Lin, Ph.D., associate professor of computer science in the School of Engineering and Computer Science, have been awarded a Digital Humanities Advancement Grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) to expand and develop their prototype for an open-source system that reads and analyzes floor plans automatically.
[Baylor Connections graphic]
WACO, Texas (Dec. 13, 2017) – Baylor University and Waco’s KWBU 103.3FM, Heart of Texas Public Radio, will debut a new weekly radio program, “Baylor Connections,” beginning in January.
[Brian Schmidt]
WACO, Texas (Dec. 12, 2017) – Baylor University Associate Professor of Choral Music Brian A. Schmidt, D.M.A., and the professional choir he founded are giving voice to the music of a long-unknown Holocaust victim, and receiving critical acclaim – and Grammy Award nominations – for their efforts.
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