This Week At Baylor: March 11-17, 2018

  • Paul Jacobs
    Grammy award-winning organist, Paul Jacobs
  • Sinclair Bell
    Art historian, Sinclair Bell
  • Annie Ginty
    Annie Ginty, Ph.D., assistant professor of psychology & neuroscience
March 9, 2018

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WACO, Texas (March 9, 2018) — This week at Baylor, renowned scholars, musicians and departments will offer lectures, concerts and events for the community to attend including the week long Global Business Forum.

MONDAY, March 12

Chapel Highlights — The freshmen class officers will sponsor, organize and lead worship in Waco Hall, 698 Speight Ave., at 9:05, 10:10 and 11:15 a.m. For more information, visit the chapel website.

Classics/Art Lecture — Renowned classical archaeologist and art historian Sinclair Bell will deliver a public lecture called “Competing Audiences: Comparing Spectators at the Colosseum and the Circus Maximus” from 4 to 5 p.m. in Room 149 of Hooper Schaefer Fine Arts Building, 60 Baylor Ave. (HSFAC 149.) For more information, visit the department of art website.

Brain Awareness Week at Mayborn Museum — Mayborn Museum Complex will host Brain Awareness Week, a worldwide celebration of the brain that unites scientists, families, schools and communities. This global campaign, launched by The Dana Alliance for Brain Initiatives, presents an opportunity to bring attention to brain science advances and advocate for science funding. Professors and students from Baylor University’s department of psychology and neuroscience will provide hands-on activities from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Admittance to Brain Awareness Week is included in the price of admission. Admission to the lectures is free for Baylor University students, faculty and staff. For more information, visit the Mayborn Museum website.

Global Business Forum — Baylor University and the McBride Center for International Business will host the 12th annual Global Business Forum March 12 to16 in the Paul L. Foster Campus for Business and Innovation, 1621 S. Third St. The Global Business Forum is an annual conference that assembles specialists from the academic, business and public policy communities to explore relevant issues concerning the world economy. For a detailed schedule of events, visit the Baylor Business website.

Movie Mondays at the Hippodrome — The Waco Hippodrome will screen “The Post,” in honor of Woman’s History Month. The screening will be at 7 p.m. at 724 Austin Ave. Admission is free, but tickets for entrance are required and can be picked up at the Waco Hippodrome Box Office or Baylor Ticket Office.

TUESDAY, March 13

Semper Pro Musica Organ Competition (final round) — Organ students from the Baylor University School of Music will perform in the final round of the Semper Pro Musica Organ Competition at 7:30 p.m. in Jones Concert Hall in the Glennis McCrary Music Building, 110 Baylor Ave. The winner will appear at the Semper Pro Musica Recital in Carnegie Hall's Weill Recital Hall on May 24, 2018. This competition is free and open to the public. For more information, call the Baylor University School of Music at 254-710-3991.

WEDNESDAY, March. 14

THURSDAY, March 15

Science Thursdays at the Mayborn Museum Complex — Organized and sponsored by the department of physics at Baylor University, Science Thursdays is a series of one-hour talks on various scientific topics. Annie Ginty, Ph.D., assistant professor of psychology & neuroscience, will speak at 7 p.m. in the Mayborn Museum Complex, 1300 S. University Parks Drive. She will discuss how psychological stress contributes to the development of cardiovascular disease and how individuals differ drastically in the way they biologically respond to stress. Guests may join the speaker for coffee and cookies before the lecture at 6:30 pm. Science Thursdays lectures are free and open to the public; however, admission to the museum is not included. For more information, visit the Mayborn Museum website.

Sharing Her Story: Spotlighting Women's Collections at Baylor — The Baylor Libraries, the Institute for Oral History and the department of women's and gender studies will host a reception and panel discussion from 3 to 4:30 p.m. at Armstrong Browning Library, 710 Speight Ave. The panel will highlight the stories of women featured in Baylor's collections, and the panelists will reflect on the importance of preserving and telling women's stories. For more information, visit the Baylor Libraries website.

Distinguished Artist Series: Paul Jacobs — Paul Jacobs, the only organist to have won a Grammy Award, will come to Baylor University for a concert at 7:30 p.m. in Jones Concert Hall in the Glennis McCrary Music Building, 110 Baylor Ave. Jacobs transfixes audiences, colleagues and critics alike with imaginative interpretations and charismatic stage presence. Hailed as “one of the major musicians of our time” by the New Yorker’s Alex Ross, Jacobs has been an important influence in the revival of symphonic works featuring the organ, drawing from his deep knowledge of Western music to enlighten listeners, and is a true innovator in the advocacy of organ repertoire, performing and encouraging the composition of new works that feature the organ. Tickets for this Distinguished Artist Series concert are available online through the Baylor University box office website or in person at the Bill Daniel Student Center. The telephone number is 254-710-3210. General admission tickets are $15. Tickets for students, senior citizens and Baylor faculty and staff are $10.

FRIDAY, March 16

Papyrology Colloquium — Baylor University will hold the Papyrology Colloquium for national and international scholars on March 16 to 17. They will discuss how a variety literary and documentary evidence preserved on ancient papyri from the Roman period of Egypt shed light on how and why Christianity thrived in that province during the high and late imperial period and even for centuries following the Arab conquest. Scholars will present papers on this topic, conduct workshops on editing texts preserved on papyri and provide demonstrations of certain powerful new technologies that are revolutionizing that editing process. For more information, contact Kevin Funderburk.

CASPER Seminar: Dr. Joseph Bassi — Baylor University and the Center for Astrophysics, Space Physics, and Engineering Research (CASPER) will present Joe Bassi, Ph.D., assistant professor in the department of social sciences and economics at the University of Texas at El Paso from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. in Baylor Sciences Building (BSB) Room C.206, 101 Bagby Ave. He will speak on “How US Science moved West: Boulder, Colorado and the development of US space sciences in mid-twentieth century America.” For more information, visit the CASPER website.

Baylor Symphony Orchestra — The Baylor Symphony Orchestra will perform from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. in Jones Concert Hall in the Glennis McCrary Music Building, 110 Baylor Ave. The Symphony Orchestra in conducted by Stephen Heyde, director of orchestral activities and Conductor-in-Residence. This event is free and open to the public. For more information, call the Baylor University School of Music at 254-710-3991.

by Joy Moton , student newswriter, (254) 710-6805


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