Jan. 26, 2018
AUDIO: Neil Garg, Ph.D., professor of chemistry at UCLA, was named the recipient of Baylor University’s Robert Foster Cherry Award for Great Teaching, which includes a monetary prize of $250,000.
Yet another Bear can add “Grammy nominee” to his resume. This time, it’s Dr. Brian A. Schmidt, associate professor of choral music, who is nominated this year for Best Choral Performance for the 2016 album Tyberg: Masses. Schmidt and the South Dakota Chorale (of which he is founder and artistic director) garnered a total of four nominations …
WACO, Texas (Jan. 19, 2018) — Annie T. Ginty, Ph.D., assistant professor of psychology and neuroscience in the College of Arts & Sciences at Baylor University, has been selected as a "Rising Star" by the Association for Psychological Science (APS), the leading international organization dedicated to advancing scientific psychology across disciplinary and geographic borders.
Did you know that Baylor has a research center that contributes to our understanding of outer space? It’s called CASPER — the Center for Astrophysics, Space Physics and Engineering Research — and it’s located at the Baylor Research and Innovation Collaborative (BRIC). Were you aware that Baylor is part of a prestigious consortium of leading universities …
Paleobotany, paleomagnetism and paleoclimate aren’t words often used in everyday conversation. Even as academic disciplines go, they’re not among the most commonly cited. But as Dr. Daniel Peppe shows, these rare words and disciplines help us understand how climate change over time impacts plants and animal life on Earth. Peppe is an associate professor and …
WACO, Texas (June 7, 2017) – Baylor University has recognized 12 faculty members as Outstanding Faculty in the areas of teaching, scholarship and contributions to the academic community for the 2016-2017 academic year.
The Baylor faculty is full of professors who are leaders in their field and outstanding in the classroom, so it was noteworthy (but not unexpected) to hear earlier this month that a Baylor business professor, Dr. John Tripp, had been recognized as a rising star in the world of information systems. What was unexpected, however, is how …
WACO, Texas (Feb. 23, 2017) — Doug Rogers, Ed.D., associate professor in the Baylor School of Education, will be inducted as the president of the National Association of Professional Development Schools (NAPDS) on March 10, 2017, at the organization’s annual conference in Washington, D.C.
Imagine you’ve had a clean, clear river or creek running through your backyard for years — then one day, you notice the water isn’t as bright as it used to be. Algae is growing, fish are less plentiful, and your creek is getting cloudy. A little investigative work suggests the culprit is your upstream neighbor, through whose property the …
Nov. 8, 2016
This profile about Robert Darden, Baylor professor of journalism, public relations and new media, details his fascination since childhood with black gospel music from its “golden era” — the 1940s to the 1980s — and how he has worked to preserve save some of the records, cassettes and other treasures which otherwise would have been lost to musical history. Besides their spiritual and cultural significance, many of the records also carry civil rights messages on their “B” sides. Darden, an author and former Billboard gospel music editor, is the founder of Baylor’s Black Gospel Music Restoration Project, which digitizes recordings and makes the music available for public access. The project, which has expanded to include recordings of sermons of black preachers during the civil rights era, also has become a highlight of the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of African American History and Culture, which opened in Washington, D.C., in September.
WACO, Texas (Nov. 3, 2016) — Kayla Rhidenour, Ph.D., lecturer in the department of communication in Baylor University's College of Arts & Sciences, has been honored with the 2016 Gerald R. Miller Outstanding Doctoral Dissertation Award presented by the National Communication Association.
WACO, Texas (May 27, 2016) – Johnny L. Henderson, Ph.D., Distinguished Professor of Mathematics in Baylor University’s College of Arts and Sciences, was honored as the 2016 Cornelia Marschall Smith Professor of the Year during the University’s Academic Convocation on April 15.
May 10, 2016
Congregations attempting to boost their racial and ethnic diversity may end up with fewer people in the seats, according to a Baylor University study published in the Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion and based on an analysis of data from more than 11,000 congregations in the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. "Racial diversity itself is not a detriment to growth," said lead author Kevin Dougherty, Ph.D., associate professor of sociology in Baylor's College of Arts & Sciences. "It is the process of changing the racial composition of a congregation that causes difficulties." (Terry Goodrich, assistant director of Baylor Media Communications, pitched the research nationally. She covers sociology research and faculty.)
May 12, 2016
Thomas Kidd, Ph.D., associate director of Baylor’s Institute for Studies of Religion (ISR) and Distinguished Professor of Historty, is quoted about recent comments by Russell Moore, president of the Southern Baptist Convention's Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission, that to believe America was a “Christian nation" was a product of "theological liberalism.” “Russell Moore gets this exactly right,” Kidd said. “The idea that God made a special covenant relationship with America, like He did with Israel in the Hebrew Bible, has no scriptural or historical basis . . . The First Amendment also made clear that in America, unlike in England, the government would not try to do the business of the church.”
May 17, 2016
Regardless of what their religious tradition teaches, youths who use social media platforms such as Facebook are more likely than non-users to “pick and choose” religion to suit their needs, according to a Baylor study published in the journal Sociological Perspectives. “On Facebook, there is no expectation that one's 'likes' be logically consistent and hidebound by tradition,” said sociology researcher Paul K. McClure, a doctoral candidate in sociology in the College of Arts & Sciences. (Terry Goodrich, assistant director of Baylor Media Communications, pitched this story nationally. She covers sociology research and faculty.)
April 22, 2016
When it comes to dealing with illness, most Americans turn to a higher power for help, according to a study by Jeff Levin, Ph.D., M.P.H. University Professor of Epidemiology and Population Health in Baylor’s Institute for Studies of Religion (ISR). The study suggests that outside of belief in God, “there may be no more ubiquitous religious expression in the U.S. than use of healing prayer," Levin said. This article was originally published by HealthDay, the largest syndicator of health news to health news websites. (Terry Goodrich, assistant director of Baylor Media Communications, pitched this research nationally. She covers ISR research and faculty.)
WACO, Texas (April 4, 2016) – Your coworker wastes time. He mismanages resources. He’s been known to engage in activities that you and others consider conflicts of interest. Yet, he seems to “do no wrong” in the eyes of the company. Why? Because he’s producing.
March 23, 2016
AUDIO: Lakia M. Scott, Ph.D., assistant professor of curriculum and instruction in Baylor’s School of Education and co-author of “The Last of the Black Titans,” discusses the history and future of the more than 100 Historically Black Colleges and Universities in the United States with KWBU’s Carlos Morales. (Tonya Lewis, assistant director of Baylor Media Communications, covers faculty and research in the School of Education.)
WACO, Texas (March 30, 2016) — As the global persecution of Christians continues, Baylor University President and Chancellor Ken Starr, former Congressman Frank Wolf, Pastor Jalil Dawood, founder of Word Refugee Care, and Cole Richards of The Voice of the Martyrs will discuss the critical issue at Baylor on Thursday, April 21, 2016.
Dr. Bryan Shaw began studying the thousands of pictures he and Elizabeth had taken of Noah since his birth. He discovered that the first signs of leukocoria showed up when Noah was just 12 days old. Shaw developed a scale for how much leukocoria was in a particular picture.
Jan. 13, 2016
AUDIO: Philip Jenkins, Ph.D., Distinguished Professor of History in Baylor’s Institute for Studies of Religion (ISR), is among the sources interviewed for this story about the Archbishop of Canterbury’s call to Anglican leaders to discuss the denomination’s division over social issues.