This Week at Baylor: Nov. 11-17, 2018

  • George Yancy
    The Baylor Institute for Studies of Religion will host George Yancey, Ph.D., professor of sociology at the University of North Texas, who will present "Investigating Political Tolerance at Conservative Protestant Colleges and Universities" at 3:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 12.
  • Greening poster
    Baylor's department of English will host critic and poet John Greening for a lecture commemorating the 100th anniversary of the armistice that ended World War I on Monday, Nov. 12, and Tuesday, Nov. 13.
  • Qiangyang Zhang
    Baylor and CASPER will host Qiangyang Zhang, visiting scholar in the department of mathematics, who will present "On fast multipole methods for Volterra integral equations with highly oscillatory kernels" at 2:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 14.
  • William Cook
    William Cook, Ph.D., professor of applied mathematics and statistics at Johns Hopkins University, will present two lectures hosted by the department of mathematics at 4 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 15, and 4 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 16.
Nov. 8, 2018

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by Jessie Jilovec, student newswriter

WACO, Texas (Nov. 8, 2018) – This week, Baylor University will host lectures in a wide variety of academic disciplines along with performances by the Baylor Opera Theater, the A Cappella group VirtuOSO and Concert Jazz Ensemble and two movie screenings.

SUNDAY, Nov. 11

Bell Ringing Ceremony – University Carillonneur Lynnette Geary will play Baylor’s McLane Carillon in recital at 10:45 a.m., followed by a 21-stroke toll simultaneously at 11 a.m. with other carillons and bells nationwide to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I. The recital will feature music from the World War I era and a movement from A Sacred Suite by Geert D’Hollander. The public is encouraged to listen from Founders Mall. More information is available here or by calling Lynnette Geary at 254-710-6037.

Baylor Opera Theater – Baylor Opera Theater will give its final performance of “Signor Deluso” and “Trouble in Tahiti” at 2 p.m. in the Jones Theater in Hooper-Schaefer Fine Arts Center, 60 Baylor Ave. Reserved tickets are available online and at the Theatre Department Box Office in Hooper-Schaefer Fine Arts Center. Tickets are $15 for the general public and $5 for Baylor students and faculty. For more information, call 254-710-3991.

MONDAY, Nov. 12

Chapel Highlights – Chapel will host Vanessa Albanez and Briseida Cruz Mirón, who will speak about Habitat for Humanity in El Salvador. Services will be at 9:05, 10:10 and 11 a.m. in Waco Hall, 624 Speight Ave. For more information, visit the Spiritual Life website.

Exchanging Ideas Presentation – Baylor’s Center for Global Engagement and the Baylor Institute for Faith and Learning will present “Exchanging Ideas: Christians, Muslims and Immigration in an Age of Fear” from 3 to 5 p.m. in Kayser Auditorium of Hankamer Academic Building, 1401 S. Fourth St. The event will include a presentation by Mathew Kaemingk, Ph.D., author of “Christian Hospitality and Muslim Immigration in an Age of Fear,” and a response by Charley Ramsey, Ph.D., Baylor Institute for Studies of Religion non-resident fellow. A question-and-answer session will follow. For more information, visit the Center for Global Engagement website.

Institute for Studies of Religion Lecture – The Baylor Institute for Studies of Religion will host George Yancey, Ph.D., professor of sociology at the University of North Texas, who will present “Investigating Political Tolerance at Conservative Protestant Colleges and Universities.” The lecture will be from 3:30 to 5 p.m. in Room 152 of Draper Academic Building, 1420 S. Seventh St. For more information, visit the ISR website.

Charles G. Smith Lecture – Baylor’s department of English will host critic and poet John Greening for a lecture commemorating the 100th anniversary of the armistice that ended World War I at 4 p.m. in the Armstrong Browning Library Lecture Hall, 710 Speight Ave. Greening, an authority on the literature of World War I, will deliver the Charles G. Smith Lecture, “Edmund Blunden, War Poet.” For more information, visit the department of English website.

Church Music Forum – Baylor Center for Christian Music Studies will host the Church Music Forum, which meets monthly to encourage and support church music. This month’s forum will be at 6 p.m. in Room 113 of Waco Hall East, 600 James Ave. For more information, visit the Center for Christian Music Studies website.

Movie Mondays at the Hippodrome – Movie Mondays will continue this week with a screening of “Operation Toussaint,” presented by Operation Underground Railroad. The film focuses on Port-au-Prince, Haiti, where Tim Ballard and his special forces team go undercover with local law enforcement to bring a ring of sex traffickers to justice. The screening will start at 7 p.m. at the Waco Hippodrome, 724 Austin Ave. Tickets are free and can be picked up at the Waco Hippodrome box office, the Bill Daniel Student Center ticket office, 1311 S. Fifth St., or online.

Drumwright Lectures – Baylor’s George W. Truett Theological Seminary will host Jörg Frey, Ph.D., professor of New Testament at the University of Zurich, who will present “Christology as Theology: John’s High Christology as a Challenge” at 7 p.m. in the Paul W. Powell Chapel at Truett Seminary, 1100 S. Third St. This lecture is one of three in his “Theology and History in the Fourth Gospel” lecture series. The series will continue on Tuesday, Nov. 13. For more information, visit the Truett website.

Concert Jazz Ensemble Concert – Baylor’s Concert Jazz Ensemble will present its second concert of the 2018-2019 season with a program at 7:30 p.m. in Jones Concert Hall in the Glennis McCrary Music Building, 110 Baylor Ave. The ensemble is led by Alex Parker, M.M., senior lecturer in jazz studies and director of the Wayne Fisher Jazz Program at Baylor. The concert is free and open to the public. For more information, call the School of Music at 254-710-3991.

TUESDAY, Nov. 13

Drumwright Lectures – Baylor’s Truett Seminary will host Jörg Frey, Ph.D., professor of New Testament at the University of Zurich, will present “The Quest for the Jesus of History: Historical Tradition and Reinterpretation in John” at 11 a.m. and will conclude the series with “The Gospel of the Spirit: Reworking the Jesus Story for Deeper Understanding” at 7 p.m. in the Paul W. Powell Chapel at Truett Seminary, 1100 S. Third St. For more information, visit the Truett website.

Juan Carlos Esparza Ochoa Lecture – The Baylor Institute for Studies of Religion will host Juan Carlos Esparza Ochoa, Ph.D., for his lecture, “Religion and development in Mexico over a hundred years: A work in progress,” at 3:30 p.m. in Cox Lecture Hall in Armstrong Browning Library, 710 Speight Ave. The presentation will summarize an ongoing project to understand the roots of changes in health, poverty, literacy and religious affiliation in Mexico over the past 130 years. Ochoa has researched and taught about religion in Latin America for the past 18 years and is co-director of the Project on Religion and Economic Change. For more information and to register, visit the Baylor ISR website.

Charles G. Smith Lecture – Baylor’s department of English will host critic and poet John Greening in honor of the centennial of the armistice that ended World War I at 5 p.m. in the Armstrong Browning Library Treasure Room, 710 Speight Ave. Greening will give a reading from his own poetry that reflects on a century of war as part of the Charles G. Smith Lecture. For more information, visit the department of English website.

World Cinema Series – Baylor’s department of modern languages and cultures will screen “Les Bleus: Another History of France,” a French film, for this week’s World Cinema Series at 6 p.m. in Bennett Auditorium in the Draper Academic Building, 1420 S. Seventh St. For more information, visit the modern languages and cultures website.

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 14

Chapel Highlights – Baylor A Cappella Choir will perform during Chapel at 9:05, 10:10 and 11 a.m. in Waco Hall, 624 Speight Ave. For more information, visit the Spiritual Life website.

CASPER Seminar – Baylor and CASPER will host Qiangyang Zhang, visiting scholar in the department of mathematics, who will present “On fast multipole methods for Volterra integral equations with highly oscillatory kernels” at 2:30 p.m. in Room 3160 of the Baylor Research and Innovation Collaborative, 100 Research Parkway. For more information, call 254-710-1271 or visit the CASPER website.

Environmental Science Seminar – Baylor’s department of environmental science will host attorney Cynthia Bishop at 4 p.m. in Room A.108 of the Baylor Sciences Building, 101 Bagby Ave. Bishop will discuss how her firm assists clients with resolving environmental problems. For more information, visit the environmental science website.

THURSDAY, Nov. 15

Father Justin Lectures - Father Justin, hieromonk and head librarian of St. Catherine’s Monastery in the Sinai, will speak about “Preserving the Library of St. Catherine’s Monastery in the Sinai” at 3:30 p.m. in Alexander Reading Room in the Honors Residential College, 1413 S. Seventh St. The lecture will focus on the Sinai Palimpsest Project as well as current plans to image all of the Syriac and Arabic manuscripts at St. Catherine's, which is crucial, particularly in the face of current threats, for the preservation of the Christian heritage of the world’s oldest continuously inhabited Christian monastery. The lecture is sponsored by the department of classics with support from the University Lecture Committee.

Peter Hotez Lecture – Peter J. Hotez, Ph.D., dean of the National School of Tropical Medicine at Baylor College of Medicine and University Professor of Biology at Baylor University, will talk about his new book, “Vaccines Did Not Cause Rachel’s Autism,” from 3:30 to 5 p.m. in Room B.110 of the Baylor Sciences Building, 101 Bagby Ave. In his book, Hotez draws on his experiences as a pediatrician, vaccine scientist and father of his daughter Rachel, who has autism. For more information, visit the College of Arts and Sciences website.

Statistical Science Colloquium – Baylor’s department of statistical science will host Bo Li, Ph.D., professor in the department of statistics at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, for a colloquium at 3:30 p.m. in Room 301 of the Marrs McLean Science Building, 1214 S. Fourth St. Li will present “Spatially Varying Autoregressive Models for Prediction of New HIV Diagnoses.” For more information, visit the department of statistical science website.

Mathematics Lecture Series – William Cook, Ph.D., professor of applied mathematics and statistics at Johns Hopkins University, will present “In Pursuit of the Traveling Salesman: Mathematics at the Limits of Computation” at 4 p.m. in Room 101 of the Marrs McLean Science Building, 1214 S. Fourth St. Cook, who was elected to the National Academy of Engineering in 2011, will be the 11th speaker in the annual Baylor Undergraduate Lecture Series in Mathematics and is one of the world’s foremost authorities on the traveling salesman problem. For more information visit the department of mathematics website.

Research Seminar – Christian Bjornskov, Ph.D., professor of economics at Aarhus University in Aarhus, Denmark, will present “Well-Being and Entrepreneurship: Using Establishment Size to Identify Treatment Effects and Transmission Mechanisms” at a seminar presented by Baylor’s department of economics from 2:30 to 4 p.m. in Room 211 of the Paul L. Foster Campus for Business and Innovation, 1621 S. Third St. For more information, visit the economics website.

Confessions of an Entrepreneur Lunch Speaker Series – Luke Whyte of Waco Tours will speak at Confessions of an Entrepreneur, a speaker series featuring local entrepreneurs who have achieved entrepreneurial success taking non-traditional paths but may have experienced hardships along the way. The event is presented by the John F. Baugh Center for Entrepreneurship and Free Enterprise at Baylor’s Hankamer School of Business and is free and open to the public. The series will be at 12:30 p.m. in Room 143/144 of the Paul L. Foster Campus for Business and Innovation, 1621 S. Third St. For more information, call 254-710-1694 or visit the business school website.

BFA Exhibition – Baylor’s Martin Museum of Art will show the BFA Exhibition featuring work from senior-level students from Nov. 15-20. The Martin Museum is located in the Hooper-Schaefer Fine Arts Center, 60 Baylor Ave. For more information, visit the Martin Museum website.

2018 Dale P. Jones Business Ethics Forum – Business 1101 students will compete Nov. 15-16 in the Ethics SLAM Competition as a final part of the Dale P. Jones Business Ethics Forum at Baylor’s Hankamer School of Business. The competition serves to make students aware of the importance of being prepared for everyday ethical challenges and to develop useful skills to handle those situations. This is the final event of the ethics forum. For more information, visit the Business Ethics and Leadership website.

FRIDAY, Nov. 16

Father Justin Lectures - Father Justin, hieromonk and head librarian of St. Catherine’s Monastery in the Sinai, will present a paper on “The Theology of Mirrors in Saint Paul’s Epistles to the Corinthians and Later Greek Writers” at 3 p.m. in the Treasure Room in Armstrong Browning Library, 710 Speight Ave. The event is sponsored by the department of classics with support from the University Lecture Committee.

CASPER Seminar – Baylor and CASPER will host Richard Campbell, president of the Central Texas Astronomical Society, operations staff for Paul Meyer Observatory, CASPER member, retired aeronautical engineer and lecturer of mechanical engineering at Baylor’s School of Engineering and Computer Science, who will present “The Discovery of Amalthea’s Moon” at 2:30 p.m. in Room 3160 of the Baylor Research and Innovation Collaborative, 100 Research Parkway. For more information, call 254-710-1271 or visit the CASPER website.

Mathematics Lecture Series – William Cook, Ph.D., professor of applied mathematics and statistics at Johns Hopkins University, will present “Attacking NP-hard Problems” at 4 p.m. in Room 301 of the Marrs McLean Science Building, 1214 S. Fourth St. The talk will highlight successful approaches adopted in the exact solution to the large-scale, mid-integer programming models and the traveling salesman problem. Cook was elected to the National Academy of Engineering in 2011 and will be the 11th speaker in the annual Baylor Undergraduate Lecture Series in Mathematics. He is one of the world’s foremost authorities on the traveling salesman problem. For more information, visit the department of mathematics website.

Psychology and Neuroscience Lecture – Brenton Cooper, Ph.D., associate professor of psychology and chair direct of the department of psychology at Texas Christian University, will present “Rodent Vocalizations Distinguish Subtle and Rapid Changes in Emotional States” at 12:20 p.m. in Room C.105 of the Baylor Sciences Building, 101 Bagby Ave. For more information, visit the psychology and neuroscience website.

Asian Heritage Banquet – The Asian Student Association and the department of multicultural affairs will present the Asian Heritage Banquet from 6:30 to 9 p.m. in Room 250 of the Paul L. Foster Campus for Business and Innovation, 1621 S. Third St. For more information, visit the multicultural affairs website.

2018 Dale P. Jones Business Ethics Forum – Business 1101 students will compete Nov. 15-16 in the Ethics SLAM Competition as a final part of the Dale P. Jones Business Ethics Forum. The competition serves to make students aware of the importance of being prepared for everyday ethical challenges and to develop useful skills to handle those situations. This is the final event of the ethics forum. For more information, visit the Business Ethics and Leadership website.

Geosciences Seminar – Lydia Tacket, Ph.D., assistant professor of geology at North Dakota State University, will speak at a seminar hosted by the department of geosciences at 3 p.m. in Room E.231 of the Baylor Sciences Building, 101 Bagby Ave. For more information, visit the geosciences website.

Chemistry Colloquium – T. Daniel Crawford, Ph.D., professor of theoretical chemistry at Virginia Tech University, will present “The Mysteries of Chirality, Solvation and Optical Activity” at 3:30 p.m. in Room C.105 of the Baylor Sciences Building, 101 Bagby Ave. For more information, visit the chemistry and biochemistry website.

Biology Seminar Series – The department of biology will host Samuel Cushman, Ph.D., of the U.S. Forest Service, who will present “The cutting edge of conservation science: Integrating connectivity and landscape genetic simulation modeling with scenario analysis” from 2:30 to 4 p.m. in Room B.110 of the Baylor Sciences Building, 101 Bagby Ave. For more information, visit the biology website.

VirtuOSO – VirtuOSO, Baylor’s A Cappella vocal jazz group, will perform at 7:30 p.m. in Jones Concert Hall in the Glennis McCrary Music Building, 110 Baylor Ave. The 13-member group is directed by Stephen Gusukuma, Ph.D., lecturer in choral music. Tickets can be purchased online or at the Bill Daniel Student Center ticket office, 1311 S. Fifth St. For more information, visit the School of Music website.

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