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Baylor University Mourns Death of Oracle CEO Mark Hurd, B.B.A. ’79, Vice Chair of Baylor Board of Regents
WACO, Texas (Oct. 18, 2019) – Baylor University is mourning the death of distinguished Baylor alumnus Mark V. Hurd, B.B.A. ’79, CEO of Oracle and Vice Chair of the Baylor Board of Regents.
WACO, Texas (Oct. 17, 2019) – Baylor University will host Steppin’ Out from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 19. Approximately 1,800 volunteers from 83 student organizations will join together to serve the community at various locations around the Waco area.
WACO, Texas (Oct. 17, 2019) — This week, Baylor University will host guest speakers across multiple academic disciplines from religion to history, as well as film screenings and concerts. Baylor also will host annual lectures, including a Robert Foster Cherry finalist lecture, T.B. Maston Foundation Lectureship, Drumwright Family Lecture and Charles Edmondson Historical Lecture series.
WACO, Texas (Oct. 16, 2019) — A small Bolivian society of indigenous forager-farmers, known for astonishingly healthy cardiovascular systems, is seeing a split in beliefs about what makes a good life. Some are holding more to the traditional — more family ties, hunting and knowledge of forest medicine — but others are starting to favor material wealth, a Baylor University study finds.
Baylor Students Accepted into the S.A.F.E. Collegiate Recovery Leadership Academy to Help Addiction Recovery
WACO, Texas (Oct. 15, 2019) - Baylor University students Joshua Robinson and Katie Cameron have been accepted into the Stop the Addiction Fatality Epidemic (SAFE) Collegiate Recovery Leadership Academy, a year-long fellowship for any college student who is passionate about the intersection of collegiate recovery, leadership and service to others.
NIH Funding Awarded to Baylor Scott & White Research Institute and Baylor’s Louise Herrington School of Nursing for Study of Nurse Virtual Reality Training
DALLAS, Texas (Oct. 15, 2019) – Baylor University’s Louise Herrington School of Nursing (LHSON) and Baylor Scott & White Research Institute have received funding from the National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering of the National Institutes of Health to develop and study an immersive virtual reality simulator for nurses to train on safe medication administration practices.
WACO, Texas (Oct. 14, 2019) – From phishing and malware attacks to data breaches and leaks, 2019 has seen many occurrences of cybercrime nationwide. As part of October’s National Cybersecurity Awareness Month, Baylor ITS will host its third annual Cyber Day Oct. 15-16 with the popular HackFest student competition and public forum, featuring industry experts discussing cybersecurity and ethics.
Keston Center for Religion, Politics and Society to Commemorate 50 Years of Keston Institute, Celebrate Book
WACO, Texas (Oct. 14, 2019) – On Tuesday, Oct. 15, the Keston Center for Religion, Politics and Society at Baylor University – a rich archive of collected and reported information about people facing religious persecution in the Soviet Union and other communist countries – will commemorate the 50th anniversary of the founding of the Keston Institute at 3:30 p.m. in Room 250 of the Paul L. Foster Campus for Business and Innovation, 1621 S. Third St.
WACO, Texas (Oct. 11, 2019) – Each of the three finalists for Baylor University’s 2020 Robert Foster Cherry Award for Great Teaching will present a public lecture on Baylor’s campus beginning Monday, Oct. 14.
WACO, Texas (Oct. 10, 2019) – This week at Baylor University, multiple lectures from a variety of academic disciplines from mathematics and science to entrepreneurship and religion will be held. Baylor will also host the Lilly Fellows Program national conference with a two-day symposium on faith and culture.
WACO, Texas (Oct. 9, 2019) – Baylor University and KCEN-TV Ch. 6 will team up again to broadcast the 110th anniversary Baylor Homecoming Parade, one of the oldest and largest collegiate homecoming parades in the nation, with live coverage from 8:30 to 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 12, from Fifth Street on the Baylor campus.
Baylor School of Engineering and Computer Science Awarded $1 Million NSF Grant to Support High-Achieving Students with Demonstrated Financial Need
WACO, Texas (Oct. 9, 2019) – Baylor University’s School of Engineering and Computer Science has been awarded a five-year, $1 million grant from the National Science Foundation’s Scholarships in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics – or S-Stem – program for the School’s Engineering and Computer Science Scholars Program.
WACO, Texas (Oct. 7, 2019) – Baylor University has completed a contract extension with President Linda A. Livingstone, Ph.D., Board of Regents Chair Jerry K. Clements announced Monday.
WACO, Texas (Oct. 7, 2019) – The Baylor Family will come together Oct. 10-12 to celebrate the 110th anniversary of Baylor Homecoming. Below is information about special Homecoming traditions and events. Events began Monday with a special Homecoming Chapel in Waco Hall. For updated information on all #BaylorHomecoming events, visit www.baylor.edu/homecoming.
WACO, Texas (Oct. 7, 2019) – More than 90 Baylor University faculty - including the University’s Newsmaker of the Year - who share their knowledge, research and expertise with the news media were honored Oct. 7 by Baylor Media and Public Relations during the second annual Newsmakers Luncheon.
Baylor University Institute for Air Science to host Grand Opening for the Baylor University Flight Center
WACO, Texas (Oct. 4, 2019) — The Baylor University Institute for Air Science will hold a grand opening ceremony for the Baylor University Flight Center (operated by Universal Flight Concepts) at 6 p.m. Monday, Oct. 7, at Waco Regional Airport, 7727 Karl May Drive.
WACO, Texas (Oct. 3, 2019) - After Waco PD reported that shots were fired at a location three blocks off campus (South Fifth Street at Daughtrey Avenue), Baylor PD issued a Baylor Alert per Clery requirements for our campus community to shelter in place until law enforcement resolved the situation and the all clear was given by Waco PD.
WACO, Texas (Oct. 3, 2019) – Baylor University announced today the formation of a postdoctoral researcher hiring program to support and enhance research across the University. The postdoctoral hiring program will dramatically accelerate Baylor’s efforts to deliver top-level research marked by quality, visibility and impact through the planned addition of 65 professional researchers over the next three years.
Prototype Smartphone App Can Help Parents Detect Early Signs of Eye Disorders in Children, Study Finds
WACO, Texas (Oct. 3, 2019) — A Baylor University researcher’s prototype smartphone app — designed to help parents detect early signs of various eye diseases in their children such as retinoblastoma, an aggressive pediatric eye cancer — has passed its first big test.
WACO, Texas (Oct. 3, 2019) — This week, Baylor University will host a variety of special events to celebrate Homecoming weekend Oct. 10-12, as well as lectures and performances in the fields of religion, chemistry, environmental science, biology, music and entrepreneurship. The week also will include movie screenings, a jazz ensemble performance, the Baylor University Flight Center grand opening and a guest piano recital.
WACO, Texas (Oct. 2, 2019) – Baylor University has extended its contract with Vice President and Director of Intercollegiate Athletics Mack B. Rhoades IV, President Linda A. Livingstone, Ph.D., announced Wednesday.
Annual Summit Brings Together National Experts, Practitioners and Researchers to Discuss Solving Hunger and Poverty
WACO, Texas (Oct. 1, 2019) – Following news that food insecurity has dropped for the first time below pre-recession levels, Baylor University’s newly named Baylor Collaborative on Hunger and Poverty will hold its annual Together at the Table Hunger and Poverty Summit Oct. 2-4 at the Bill Daniel Student Center, 1311 S. Fifth St., on the Baylor campus.
WACO, Texas, Sept. 30, 2019 – Baylor University’s School of Music will host the regional division of the national Schmidt Vocal Competition — a prestigious singing competition for sophomore, junior and senior high school singers that awards scholarships to more than 150 people annually — at Roxy Grove Hall on Saturday, Oct. 5.
WACO, Texas (Sept. 30, 2019) – Baylor University’s Texas Hunger Initiative (THI) announced today the official launch of the Baylor Collaborative on Hunger and Poverty, which will bring together efforts to address hunger in Texas and beyond. The Collaborative will become the umbrella entity for THI.
Baylor University Police Department to Host National Night Out Event to Strengthen Bonds within the Campus Community
WACO, Texas (Sept. 27, 2019) — The Baylor University Police Department (BUPD) will host National Night Out, #BUNightOut, for the Baylor residential community at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 1, on Fountain Mall.
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