News from Baylor

[Keep Teaching]
8/11/2020
WACO, Texas (Aug. 11, 2020) – Baylor University today announced the launch of a new partnership with Dallas-based independent instructional design firm, iDesign, to offer all faculty in-depth resources within the university’s learning management system (LMS) that can be mobilized in the online, hybrid, and face-to-face instructional environments.
[Dr. Leigh Greathouse]
8/10/2020
WACO, Texas (Aug. 10, 2020) – Leigh Greathouse, Ph.D., a leading researcher in the relationship between diet, the microbiome, disease and health at Baylor University, has been awarded a prestigious Career Development Award from the Department of Defense (DoD) to study the link between diet and colon cancer treatment.
[Marlene Neill]
8/6/2020
WACO, Texas (Aug. 6, 2020) – Marlene S. Neill, Ph.D., associate professor and graduate program director of Baylor University’s department of journalism, public relations and new media, has been named a member in the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) College of Fellows.
[preparing]
7/31/2020
WACO, Texas (July 31, 2020) — Universities will be faced with numerous changes, challenges and opportunities during the fall semester due to the mitigation and management of campus health as it relates to COVID-19. Baylor University is by no means exempt from these headwinds; in fact, the University is uniquely positioned to be successful despite them.
[Cave]
7/31/2020
WACO, Texas (July 31, 2020) – Texas researchers from the University of Houston, Baylor University and Texas A&M University have discovered evidence for why the earth cooled dramatically 13,000 years ago, dropping temperatures by about 3 degrees Centigrade.
[Milk]
7/30/2020
WACO, Texas (July 30, 2020) – The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) today announced a grant of nearly $1 million to the Baylor University Collaborative on Hunger and Poverty for an innovative pilot program designed to encourage Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) participants to purchase and consume milk as part of a healthy, balanced diet.
[SOM]
7/28/2020
WACO, Texas (July 28, 2020) – Baylor University’s A Cappella Choir, under the direction of Brian A. Schmidt, D.M.A., associate professor of choral music and director of graduate choral studies in the Baylor School of Music, has been announced as the winner of The American Prize in the Collegiate Choral Division for 2020.
7/25/2020
WACO, Texas (July 25, 2020) – Baylor University researchers and faculty experts were featured in local and national media stories as they shared their research and expertise on a variety of topics, including COVID-19 related stories on herd immunity, the health of jobseekers and how churches might be able to host remote-learning sites for children; higher education issues such as video and online learning and cellphone use in the classroom; and race and culture topics, from Halloween costumes and cultural appropriation to the history of race in Hollywood films.
[Ik 2]
7/24/2020
WACO, Texas (July 24, 2020) — A mountain people in Uganda — branded as selfish and loveless by an anthropologist half a century ago — really is not, according to a study led by a Baylor University anthropologist.
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7/20/2020
WACO, Texas (July 20, 2020) – As individuals and institutions across the country consider necessary changes to effectively fight racism, two terms are gaining familiarity: cultural humility and antiracism.
7/19/2020
WACO, Texas (July 19, 2020) – Baylor University researchers and faculty experts were featured in local and national media stories as they shared their thoughts and expertise on a variety of subjects, including COVID-19's global impact on grief as well as faith and mental health, how families can practice "pandemic patience" and the growth of multiracial church congregations.
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7/17/2020
WACO, Texas (July 17, 2020) – The Baylor University Board of Regents gathered virtually Thursday and Friday for its quarterly regular meeting to discuss and receive updates on numerous items, including the University’s plans for the fall semester in light of COVID-19 and the launch of the Commission on Historic Campus Representations.
[Nathan]
7/15/2020
WACO, Texas (July 15, 2020) – Baylor University and the Allbritton Art Institute have announced the appointment of Nathan T. Elkins, Ph.D., FSA, as director of the Allbritton Art Institute.
[Trailblazer Scholars Program]
7/14/2020
WACO, Texas (July 14, 2020) – Baylor University today announced the establishment of the Trailblazer Scholars Program, a scholarship program designed to recognize the importance of fostering diversity and mutual respect at Baylor University. Launching the program with $5 million in scholarship support, the University will actively engage alumni and donors to support growth in the program, with a goal of providing a cohort of 80 or more students scholarship support through Trailblazer Scholarships.
[Graduation 2020]
7/13/2020
Baylor University today announced the cancellation of in-person graduation ceremonies honoring August 2020 graduates Aug. 14-15 due to a surge in cases and hospitalizations related to COVID-19 across Texas and the nation. In its place, the University will host a virtual ceremony on Saturday, Aug. 15, to honor its May and August graduates.
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7/12/2020
WACO, Texas (July 12, 2020) – Baylor University researchers and faculty experts were featured in local and national media stories as they shared their thoughts and expertise on a variety of subjects, including COVID-19 and new management research that found perceived pregnancy discrimination in the workplace can lead to health challenges for mothers and babies.
[Dr. Liela Romero]
7/9/2020
WACO, Texas (July 9, 2020) – Liela Romero, Ph.D., a highly regarded rising cancer researcher and 2011 Baylor University alumnus, has joined the Baylor faculty with the support of a $2 million grant from the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT).
[patient patients]
7/8/2020
WACO, Texas (July 8, 2020) – Psychiatric inpatients with major depressive disorders who increased in the virtue of patience during hospitalization also showed fewer symptoms of depression, according to a Baylor University study.
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7/7/2020
WACO, Texas (July 7, 2020) – Perceived pregnancy discrimination indirectly relates to increased levels of postpartum depressive symptoms for mothers and lower birth weights, lower gestational ages and increased numbers of doctor visits for babies, according to a management study led by Baylor University.
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7/6/2020
WACO, Texas (July 6, 2020) – Baylor University today announced the members of the 26-member Commission on Historic Campus Representations – established as part of a unanimously passed resolution by the Board of the Regents on June 26 that acknowledged the University's historical connections to slavery and the Confederacy – and the specific charges that will guide the work of the Commission.
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7/5/2020
WACO, Texas (July 5, 2020) – Baylor University researchers and faculty experts were featured in local and national media stories as they shared their thoughts and expertise on a variety of subjects, including music and pain management, COVID-19's impact from the grocery supply chain to how people grieve loved ones, and race, culture and the church.
[Honors College]
6/30/2020
WACO, Texas (June 30, 2020) – Baylor University today announced the funding of a new endowed faculty position within the Honors College, which will provide increased emphasis within the College on research in the Health Sciences. The $1.5 million gift from Dr. James Robert (JB) Parker of Amarillo, Texas, will combine with a match from the Baylor Academic Challenge to create The James Robert Parker Endowed Chair in Health Science and Leadership.
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6/28/2020
WACO, Texas (June 28, 2020) – Baylor University researchers and faculty experts were featured in local and national media stories as they shared their thoughts and expertise on a variety of subjects, including race and films, learning and brain development, making sense of COVID-19 information, decision making and work-life conflict from parents' point of view.
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6/26/2020
WACO, Texas (June 26, 2020) – As both “an opportunity and an obligation to pursue racial healing as an expression of the Christian faith and adherence to Biblical principles of justice and love,” the Baylor University Board of Regents has unanimously passed a Resolution on Racial Healing and Justice that openly acknowledges the University’s historical connections to slavery and the Confederacy. The Board’s acknowledgement initiates a process on racial conciliation across the University and calls on the Board and the University to “pursue opportunities to inclusively explore and engage in significant conversations about this aspect of the institution’s past.”
[NSF CAREER Grants]
6/25/2020
WACO, Texas (June 25, 2020) – Baylor University’s drive toward Research 1 (R1) status received a major boost this spring as four faculty members earned prestigious CAREER development awards from the National Science Foundation (NSF). The grants represent the largest number of CAREER awards earned by Baylor faculty in a single semester and nearly doubled the University’s total number of active CAREER awards to nine.
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