Annual Scholars' Day Scheduled For Feb. 12

Feb. 7, 2003

Baylor University faculty and graduate students will present their latest academic research at Scholars' Day on Wednesday, Feb. 12, in various rooms at the Bill Daniel Student Center. Presentations will run every hour from 8 to 11:30 a.m. and 2 to 4:45 p.m. The annual event is sponsored by the Graduate School.

"Baylor undergraduates typically interact with our faculty as teachers," said Dr. Larry Lyon, professor and dean of the Graduate School. "However, most Baylor faculty play another important role, that of researcher or performer. Scholars' Day provides a unique opportunity to observe Baylor faculty researchers and begin to understand the contributions they make to their discipline."

Spanning a range of academic areas, presentations include such topics as "The Mega Church: New Church, New Style," "Why, When and How Young Males and Females Diet," "Language, Culture and Diplomacy: The EP3 Incident and U.S.-China Relations," and "Understanding and Encouraging Positive Elephant Behavior," to name a few.

At noon, Dr. David Livingstone, professor of geography and intellectual history at Queens University in Belfast, Northern Ireland, will speak at the Scholars' Day luncheon, which is only open to event participants. Internationally known for his work in geography, cartography and science, he is the author of "Darwin's Forgotten Defenders," "Evangelicals and Science in Historical Perspective" and "Evolution and Scripture in Science."

All presentations are free and open to the public. For a complete schedule of Scholars' Day, visit For more information, call 710-3588.

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