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WACO, Texas (Feb. 15, 2019) – The Baylor University Model United Nations team participated in the Fifth Annual Texas Model United Nations Conference (TexMUN) Friday, Feb. 1, to Sunday, Feb. 3.
The Texas Collection Honors WWII Hero and Waco Native with Lecture “On Changing Tides: Doris Miller, Pearl Harbor and the Civil Rights Movement”
WACO, Texas (Feb. 14, 2019) – The Texas Collection at Baylor University will host a book lecture “On Changing Tides: Doris Miller, Pearl Harbor, and the Civil Rights Movement,” with Baylor historian and author T. Michael Parrish at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 20, in Foster 250 at the Paul L. Foster Campus for Business and Innovation, 1621 S. Third St.
WACO, Texas (Feb. 14, 2019) – This week, Baylor University will host movie screenings, concerts, the final performance of “Peter and the Starcatcher” and several lectures in a wide variety of academic disciplines. All University Sing will begin with performances throughout the weekend.
WACO, Texas (Feb. 13, 2019) – Samantha Yruegas, a fifth-year Ph.D. student in chemistry and biochemistry at Baylor University, has been named to the Periodic Table of Younger Chemists by the International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry (IUPAC). The program celebrates the International Year of the Periodic Table by recognizing 118 young chemists – one for each element of the Periodic Table – who embody the mission and core values of IUPAC through their research, teaching and outreach.
WACO, Texas (Feb. 12, 2019) — When couples play board games together or take a painting class with each other, their bodies release oxytocin — sometimes dubbed the “hugging hormone.” But men wielding paintbrushes released twice as much or more as the level of women painters and couples playing games, a Baylor University study has found.
WACO, Texas (Feb. 12, 2019) – Maria Franquiz, Ph.D., a national expert on bilingual education and professor at the University of Utah College of Education, has chosen a Baylor University-related theme of “Illuminate” for her Feb. 19 campus lecture, “Illuminating the World Through the Gift of Bilingualism.”
WACO, Texas (Feb. 11, 2019) – Baylor University English professor and accomplished poet Chloe Honum wants her students to “explore poetry as a space of deep wonder, permission and possibility.” Later this spring, she will focus on her craft full-time as the recipient of the 2019 Grimshaw Sargeson Fellowship, New Zealand’s most prestigious writing fellowship.
Baylor Religion Chair William Bellinger, Ph.D., Presents W.C. Dobbs Endowed Lectureship in Applied Christianity
WACO, Texas (Feb. 11, 2019) – William Bellinger, Ph.D., The W. Marshall and Lulie Craig Chairholder in Bible and chair of the department of religion in Baylor University’s College of Arts & Sciences, will present “A School of Prayer” at the W.C. Dobbs Endowed Lectureship in Applied Christianity.
WACO, Texas (Feb. 7, 2019) – This week, Baylor University will host a variety of events from several academic units such as the department of chemistry and biochemistry; the School of Music; journalism, public relations and new media; and the Baylor Law School.
Baylor to Host Spring 2019 Consortium Institute of the Texas Education Consortium for Male Students of Color
WACO, Texas (Feb. 6, 2019) – Baylor University will welcome representatives from nearly 40 Texas school districts, community colleges and four-year institutions as the University hosts the Spring 2019 Consortium Institute of the Texas Education Consortium for Male Students of Color on Friday, Feb. 8.
WACO, Texas (Feb. 6, 2019) – Kelly R. Ylitalo, Ph.D., assistant professor in the department of public health in Baylor University’s Robbins College of Health and Human Sciences, has been awarded a prestigious career development grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to study the link between physical activity and healthy aging. The grant, valuing more than $626,000, will span a five-year project period.
WACO, Texas (Feb. 5, 2019) – Baylor University’s Mayborn Museum Complex will host its fifth annual Director’s Forum, “True Crime Exposed: Examining the Elements of Forensic Science.” The event will begin at 10 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 7, at the museum, 1300 S. University Parks Drive.
WACO, Texas (Feb. 4, 2019) – Baylor University will host the second annual Largent Lecture featuring museum leaders and authors Joan Baldwin and Anne W. Ackerson at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 5, at the Mayborn Museum Complex, 1300 S. University Parks Drive.
WACO, Texas (Feb. 4, 2019) – More than 350 students have entered projects in the 2019 Heart of Texas Regional History Fair, which will be held Feb. 14-15 at the Bill Daniel Student Center, 1311 S. Fifth St., on the campus of Baylor University in Waco, Texas. Students from schools in Bell, Bosque, Coryell, Falls, Freestone, Hamilton, Hill, Lampasas, Limestone, McLennan, Milam, Mills, Navarro and Robertson counties have registered 202 projects in various categories.
WACO, Texas (Feb. 4, 2019) – The 2019 Pruit Symposium, “Lord Make Me An Instrument: Black Sacred Music at the Intersection of Gospel and Jazz,” will celebrate the heritage of Black Sacred Music Thursday, Feb. 7, at Baylor University with an inspiring keynote presentation and gospel sing featuring Melvin Butler, Ph.D., associate professor of musicology at the University of Miami.
The Gooch-Stephens Lecture Series Presents University of Oregon’s Presidential Chair in Science, Geraldine L. Richmond, Ph.D.
WACO, Texas (Feb. 4, 2019) – Geraldine L. Richmond, Ph.D., presidential chair in science and professor of chemistry at the University of Oregon, will speak at the annual Gooch-Stephens Lecture hosted by the chemistry and biochemistry departments in Baylor University’s College of Arts & Sciences.
Baylor Professor Honored with Distinguished Service Award from the American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences
WACO, Texas (Feb. 1, 2019) – Years after becoming interested in the field during a food preparation class, Janelle Walter, Ph.D., professor of family and consumer sciences and nutrition sciences program coordinator in Baylor University’s Robbins College of Health and Human Sciences, was awarded with the Distinguished Service Award from the American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences.
Baylor University Campus Diversity Committee and President’s Office Host Eighth Annual Cultural Connection Celebration
WACO, Texas (Feb. 1, 2019) – Baylor University’s Campus Diversity Committee will host the eighth annual Cultural Connection Celebration from 2 to 4 p.m. Monday, Feb. 4, in the Meyer Conference Center (Foster 250) in the Paul L. Foster Campus for Business and Innovation, 1621 S. Third St.
WACO, Texas (Feb. 1, 2019) – On the 174th anniversary of its founding, Baylor University today presented the Baylor Founders Medal to the City of Waco for its decades-long support of and partnership with the University. As one of the University’s most distinguished awards, the Founders Medal was established in 1969 to recognize those whose service and contributions have been unusually significant to the life and future of the University.
Student Entrepreneurs Compete With Business Plans, Elevator Pitches in Baylor’s New Venture Competition
WACO, Texas (Feb. 1, 2019) – Baylor University’s Hankamer School of Business will host its eighth annual New Venture Competition Feb. 22-23 at the Paul L. Foster Campus for Business and Innovation, 1621 S. Third St.
WACO, Texas (Feb. 1, 2019) – This week, Baylor University will host a movie screening, several concerts and lectures in a wide variety of academic disciplines, including chemistry, English, business, political science and museum studies. There will be various celebrations to honor Black History Month, highlighted this week by the annual Pruit Symposium.
WACO, Texas (Jan. 31, 2019) – The method of collecting information and how that information is then used and shared are key factors to consider when creating privacy policies, said Doug Welch, Baylor University’s chief privacy officer. But what drives those considerations and decisions?
Department of Public Safety’s New Policy Aimed at Creating Safer Roadways for the Baylor Campus Community
WACO, Texas (Jan. 31, 2019) – Baylor’s Department of Public Safety recently approved a new Traffic, Transportation and Parking Policy for the University. One of the most notable inclusions in the policy is the prohibition of texting while driving or cycling on campus unless hands-free technology is used.
Empowered Storytelling Geared Toward Women Is a Winning Combo for Super Bowl Ads, Baylor Expert Says
WACO, Texas (Jan. 30, 2019) – Television advertisers who have chosen to appeal to women fans and viewers during this weekend’s Super Bowl have committed their millions of dollars to a wise strategy, according to a Baylor University marketing and advertising expert.
WACO, Texas (Jan. 29, 2019) – Several speakers will visit Baylor University this spring as part of Baylor’s Academy for Leadership Development (ALD) speaker series.
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