This Week at Baylor – Oct. 23-30, 2016

  • Adam Foss
    Criminal justice reformer Adam Foss, who delivered a TED Talk that has received more than one million views, will speak as part of the Academy for Leadership Development Lecture Series at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday. (Courtesy photo)
  • Jacalyn Duffin
    Physician and historian Jacalyn Duffin, Ph.D., M.D., will lecture on the history of medicine and the intersection of science and religion at 3:30 p.m. Monday and Tuesday for the Charles Edmonson Historical Lectures. (Courtesy photo)
  • Dan Haerle
    The Dan Haerle Quartet, a jazz group, will perform at 7:30 p.m. Monday.
  • Timothy Shah1
    Timothy Shah, Ph.D., will present a lecture entitled "Religious Liberty in India" for the Laura Blanche Jackson Endowed Memorial Lectureship at 7 p.m. Tuesday.
  • Michael Austin
    Michael Auslin, resident scholar and the director of Japan Studies at the American Enterprise Institute (AEI), will host a webinar titled "The End of the Asian Century" at 4 p.m. Wednesday.
Oct. 21, 2016

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WACO, Texas (Oct. 21, 2016) – This week, Baylor University will host several notable speakers, lectures, concerts and events, including lectures on medical history from the former president of the American Association for the History of Medicine, a concert by the jazz group the Dan Haerle Quartet and a lecture by criminal justice reformer Adam Foss, who gave a TED Talk on criminal justice reform that has been viewed more than one million times.

MONDAY, Oct. 24

Chapel Highlights – Emma Wood, Ph.D., will speak on “Discovering Our Faith: Working through Anxiety” in Chapel at 9:05, 10:10 and 11:15 a.m. Wood is a psychologist, public speaker and director of outreach at Baylor University’s Counseling Center. She specializes in depression, anxiety, interpersonal issues, chronic health issues, identity concerns and women’s issues. For more information and a list of future Chapel speakers, visit the Chapel website.

Charles Edmonson Historical Lecture – Jacalyn Duffin, Ph.D., the Hannah Professor at Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario, Canada, will lecture on “Medical Miracles: Doctors, Saints, and Healing in the Modern World” at 3:30 p.m. in Room 240 of the Foster Campus for Business and Innovation, 1621 S. Third St. Duffin is the former president of the American Association for the History of Medicine and the Canadian Society for the History of Medicine.

Movie Mondays at the Hippodrome – In partnership with the Waco Hippodrome, Baylor Student Activities will show “Landfill Harmonic” at 7 p.m. at the Hippodrome, 724 Austin Ave. Tickets are free and can be picked up at the Bill Daniel Student Center Ticket Office or online. Visit the Student Activities website for more information.

Dan Haerle Quartet – The Dan Haerle Quartet, consisting of jazz musicians Dan Haerle, Brad Leali, Jeffry Eckels and Ed Soph, will perform at 7:30 p.m. in Jones Concert Hall of Glennis McCrary Music Building, 110 Baylor Ave. This event is free and open to the public. For more information and a full schedule of concerts, visit the School of Music website.

TUESDAY, Oct. 25

Charles Edmonson Historical Lecture – Jacalyn Duffin, Ph.D., the Hannah Professor at Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario, Canada, will lecture on “Lovers and Livers: Disease Concepts in History” at 3:30 p.m. in Room 240 of the Foster Campus for Business and Innovation, 1621 S. Third St. Duffin is the former president of the American Association for the History of Medicine and the Canadian Society for the History of Medicine.

Environmental Science Lecture – Jim Cowles, assistant director in the Office of Pesticide Programs for the Environmental Protection Agency, will deliver a lecture on neonicitinoid insecticides at 5 p.m. in Room A108 of the Baylor Sciences Building, 101 Bagby Ave.

Academy for Leader Development Lecture Series – Adam Foss, former assistant district attorney and an advocate for juvenile justice reform, will speak as part of the Academy for Leadership Development Lecture Series at 6:30 p.m. in Barfield Drawing Room of the Bill Daniel Student Center, 1311 S. Fifth St. Foss delivered a TED Talk that has been viewed more than 1.3 million times and is the co-founder and president of Prosecutor Integrity, an organization that seeks to bring about change in the justice system through prosecutor training. This event is free and open to the public.

Laura Blanche Jackson Endowed Memorial Lectureship – Timothy Shah, Ph.D., will present a lecture entitled “Religious Liberty in India” at 7 p.m. in the Foyer of Meditation of the Armstrong Browning Library, 710 Speight Ave. This lecture is part of the Laura Blanche Jackson Endowed Memorial Lectureship in World Issues, sponsored by the Honors College. For more information about the lectureship, click here.

Concert Choir and Bella Voce – Baylor’s Concert Choir and Bella Voce will perform in a choir concert at 7:30 p.m. in Jones Concert Hall of Glennis McCrary Music Building, 110 Baylor Ave. This event is free and open to the public. For more information and a full schedule of concerts, visit the School of Music website.

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 26

Chapel Highlights – Chapel will host a service called “Exploring Religious Art” at 9:05, 10:10 and 11:15 a.m. For more information and a list of future speakers, visit the Chapel website.

AEI Webinar – Michael Auslin, resident scholar and the director of Japan Studies at the American Enterprise Institute (AEI), will host a webinar titled “The End of the Asian Century” at 4 p.m. in Room 211 of the Hankamer School of Business, 1621 S. Third St. Auslin is a regular contributor to The Wall Street Journal, Forbes and the National Review, and before joining AEI, he was a professor of history at Yale University.

Lyceum Series Lecture – Composer Michael Colgrass, winner of the Pulitzer Prize, will give a Lyceum Series lecture titled “Adventures of an American Composer” at 5:30 p.m. in the Meadows Recital Hall of Glennis McCrary Music Building, 110 Baylor Ave. Colgrass has performed with the New York Philharmonic, American Ballet Theater, Dizzy Gillespie and the original West Side Story orchestra on Broadway. He won the 1978 Pulitzer Prize for Music for Déjà vu and an Emmy Award in 1982 for the PBS documentary “Soundings: The Music of Michael Colgrass.” For more information and a concert schedule, visit the School of Music website.

Hispanic Heritage Month Banquet – The Baylor University Hispanic Student Association, in conjunction with the Department of Multicultural Affairs, will host the Hispanic Heritage Month Banquet at 7 p.m. in the fifth-floor banquet hall of Cashion Academic Center, 1401 S. Fourth St. The banquet will feature a meal, keynote speaker and musical entertainment. Tickets are $10 for students or $20 for general admission and can be picked up at the Bill Daniel Student Center Ticket Office or online. Click here for more information.

THURSDAY, Oct. 27

Symposium on Faith and Culture – The Institute for Faith and Learning will host the 2016 Symposium on Faith and Culture from Oct. 27-29. This year’s symposium will focus on questions about the purpose of higher learning. For more information and a full schedule of symposium events, visit the Institute for Faith and Learning website. Baylor students, faculty and staff may attend all conference events free of charge (not including meals), but registration is required. Click here to register.

Dia de los Muertos Photograms – The Martin Museum of Art will host its annual Dia de los Muertos photgrams event from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the museum foyer and the Baylor Art Department Photography Lab in the Hooper-Schaefer Fine Arts Center, 60 Baylor Ave. Visitors can expose photography paper with Dia de los Muertos themed objects and watch as the paper is developed by the darkroom process. Visit the Mayborn Museum’s website for more information.

Classics Lecture – Dan Nodes, Ph.D., professor of classics in the College of Arts & Sciences, will lecture on “Medieval Ingenuity and the Preacher’s Art” at 3:30 p.m. in Cox Lecture Hall in Armstrong Browning Library, 710 Speight Ave.

Lyceum Series Concert – The Baylor Wind Ensemble will perform music by Pulitzer-winning Michael Colgrass at 7:30 p.m. in Jones Concert Hall of Glennis McCrary Music Building, 110 Baylor Ave. This event is free and open to the public. For more information and a full schedule of concerts, visit the School of Music website.

FRIDAY, Oct. 28

Biology Lecture – Darryn Willoughby, Ph.D., associate professor of health, human performance and recreation, will lecture at 2:30 p.m. in Room C-206 in the Baylor Sciences Building, 101 Bagby Ave. Willoughby’s research interests include the intervention of the physiological, biochemical and molecular mechanisms in the regulation of skeletal muscle and hypertrophy, atrophy and muscular performance in athletes.

CASPER Seminar Series – Gregory A. Good, Ph.D., will give a lecture entitled “Earth's Cosmic Environment: How Space Weather Changed from an Arcane Scientific Problem to a Real Environmental Risk” for the Center for Astrophysics, Space Physics & Engineering Research (CASPER) Seminar Series at 2:30 p.m. in room D110 of the Baylor Sciences Building, 101 Bagby Ave.

Texas Classical Association Conference – The Texas Classical Association will begin its annual conference with a special talk by keynote speaker Jay Samons from Boston University on “Athenian Lessons for American Democracy” at 4:30 p.m. in Room 120 of Morrison Hall, 1410 S. Fifth St. Click here for more information about the annual conference, including how to register and a schedule of Saturday’s events.

SATURDAY, Oct. 29

Model United Nations High School Conference – Baylor Model United Nations will host its annual Model UN conference for high school students, where more than 300 high school students will gather to discuss social, economic and political issues. Visit the Baylor Model United Nations website for more information about Model United Nations and the annual high school conference.

Medical Humanities Symposium – Baylor will host a free symposium on medical humanities from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Room D109 of the Baylor Sciences Building, 101 Bagby Ave. Click here to register.

by Kalli Damschen, student newswriter, (254) 710-6805

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