News from Baylor

2/19/2019
WACO, Texas (Feb. 19, 2019) — Fossil fuel combustion is the main contributor to black carbon collected at five sites around the Arctic, which has implications for global warming, according to a study by an international group of scientists that included a team from Baylor University.
[Mia Moody]
2/19/2019
WACO, Texas (Feb. 19, 2019) – “Black Twitter” is a social media phenomenon that is changing the national conversation, but many people – including professional and strategic communicators – do not understand what it is or how it works, says Baylor University’s Mia Moody-Ramirez, Ph.D., professor of journalism, public relations and new media.
[Jiajun (Dylan) Jiang]
2/18/2019
WACO, Texas (Feb. 18, 2019) – Jiajun (Dylan) Jiang, teaching assistant and Ph.D. candidate in the department of geosciences in Baylor University’s College of Arts & Sciences, was selected as a recipient of the National Association of Geoscience Teachers (NAGT) Outstanding TA Award for demonstrating excellence in his teaching assistant position.
[C-SPAN Bus]
2/18/2019
WACO, Texas (Feb. 18, 2019) – The C-SPAN Bus – a 45-foot, state-of-the-art mobile classroom – will be traveling through Central Texas this week in partnership with its cable and satellite affiliates. The C-SPAN Bus will make a stop on the Baylor University campus from 1 to 3 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 20, on Speight Avenue between Waco Hall and Tidwell Bible Building.
[Biblical]
2/18/2019
WACO, Texas (Feb. 18, 2019) — Women are more likely than men to believe the Bible is literally true, but a recent Baylor University study finds this may have more to do with how people relate to God than it does gender. Both men and women who report high levels of closeness to God take the Bible more literally – and this confidence grows stronger as they seek closeness to God through prayer and Bible study.
[2019MUN]
2/15/2019
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.
[Texas Collection lecture]
2/14/2019
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.
[Peter the starcatcher]
2/14/2019
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.
[Samantha Yruegas Table]
2/13/2019
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.
[Heart Painting]
2/12/2019
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.
[Centennial Lecture]
2/12/2019
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.”
[Chloe Honum]
2/11/2019
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.
[William Bellinger]
2/11/2019
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.
[Alex Parker]
2/7/2019
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.
[Spring 2019 Consortium Institute]
2/6/2019
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.
[Kelly Ylilalo slider]
2/6/2019
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.
[Skip Hollandsworth]
2/5/2019
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.
[Mayborn Museum]
2/4/2019
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.
[HOT Regional History Fair]
2/4/2019
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.
[2019 Pruit Symposium]
2/4/2019
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.
[Geraldine L. Richmond]
2/4/2019
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.
[janelle walter]
2/1/2019
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.
[Cultural Connections]
2/1/2019
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.
[Founders Medal2]
2/1/2019
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.
[New venture]
2/1/2019
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.
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