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May
25
2018

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) establishes protections for the privacy and security
of personal data (Personal Data) about individuals in the European Economic Area (EEA) (the European Union (EU) member states, plus Norway, Iceland, Liechtenstein and Switzerland). It is important for Baylor University (BU) researchers conducting human subjects research to know what responsibilities they have regarding individuals in the EEA while collecting or handling their data.

May
4
2018
Using an innovative initiative, Latin American researchers from academia, government agencies and businesses leaders identified priority research questions for the region to tackle pressing environmental quality issues.
May
2
2018
Awards Reception Adds Final Touch to URSA Scholars Week 2018
WACO, Texas (April 26, 2018) – An April 19th awards lunch capped off the 10th annual Undergraduate Research and Scholarship Achievement (URSA) Scholars Week. In the last decade, since 2008 when 101 students participated in “Scholars Day,” Scholars Week has shown continuous growth.
Apr
13
2018
Baylor Achieves National Ranking in Arts and Humanities Research Expenditures
The Chronicle of Higher Education has released its list of Colleges with the Greatest R&D Spending in the Humanities for FY 2016, and Baylor is ranked No. 20 among private institutions in research-and-development spending in the humanities.
Apr
12
2018
Baylor Researchers Measure How Molecules of Life Adjust Their Charge in Response to ‘Hopping’ Electrons
WACO, Texas (April 12, 2018) – Researchers at Baylor University have published a groundbreaking paper on electron transfer reactions that will be featured in an upcoming edition of the prestigious chemistry journal Angewandte Chemie.
Apr
12
2018
Global Baylor: A Plan to Foster Student Learning Through Deepened Global Engagement
In Spring 2018 we will begin flinging our green and gold afar to spread the word about our new Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP), Global Baylor: Addressing Challenges to Human Flourishing, which will launch in August. Global Baylor will advance internationalization across campus in support of our mission “to educate men and women for worldwide leadership and service.”
Apr
11
2018
From Baylor Magazine:
The work of Baylor faculty extends beyond the halls of academia; it is designed to help people and communities thrive. This is central to Baylor’s identity as a Christian research institution, promoting all aspects of the human being—intellectual, emotional, physical, psychological and spiritual. Baylor researchers are at the forefront of scientific discoveries that have the potential to profoundly change lives.
Apr
10
2018
Launching this August, the ten-year Quality Enhancement Plan will foster student learning by deepening global engagement, with an emphasis on global health for the first few years.
Apr
6
2018
Baylor Chemist Earns Coveted National Science Foundation CAREER Award
WACO, Texas (March 5, 2018) – Baylor assistant professor of chemistry and two-time Rising Star researcher Dr. Caleb D. Martin recently received notice of his selection to receive a 2018 Faculty Early Career Development Program grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF).
Apr
5
2018
WACO, Texas (April 5, 2018) – Beginning April 9, Stephen J. Trumble, Ph.D., associate professor of biology in Baylor University’s College of Arts & Sciences, will brave the Antarctic winter for two months to study leopard seals.
Apr
4
2018
Baylor Senior Presents Solar Storm Research at Space Weather Conference
WACO, Texas – Baylor senior and Granbury, Texas, native Courtney Turner presented research findings at the 2017 fall meeting of the American Geophysical Union. Held December 11-15, 2017, in New Orleans, the event is the largest Earth- and space-science conference in the world.
Mar
23
2018
Baylor Undergraduates to Exhibit Research at Upcoming Scholars Week Event
Along with cheery robins and colorful blossoms, the arrival of spring at Baylor brings Scholars Week, a week-long showcase for research and scholarship of some of Baylor’s most talented and innovative undergraduate students.
Mar
21
2018
Baylor Graduate Programs Ranked in U.S. News & World Report’s 2019 Edition of Best Graduate Schools
Baylor University graduate programs in law, business, nursing and health disciplines, education, engineering, the sciences and social sciences and humanities were among those nationally ranked in the 2019 U.S. News & World Report Best Graduate Schools rankings.
Mar
15
2018
Baylor Physicist Receives 2018 National Science Foundation CAREER Award
Assistant Professor of Physics and Baylor Rising Star researcher Dr. Howard Lee has received a five-year, $500,000 CAREER Award from the National Science Foundation (NSF) for developing ultra-thin, nano-scale optical films with electrically tunable properties.
Mar
12
2018
Baylor’s Global Business Forum Addresses What Stephen Hawking and Elon Musk Call Humanity’s “Biggest Existential Threat”
Baylor University’s Hankamer School of Business will host its 12th annual Global Business Forum, “The Automated World: Artificial Intelligence and Robots,” March 12-16.
Mar
8
2018
Baylor's Trumble and Usenko to Present Whale Earwax Research at Smithsonian
A pair of Baylor scientists have made headlines with their innovative technique for learning about the lives of whales by examining plugs of earwax. Now, the two researchers are set to present their work at a special event at the Smithsonian in Washington.
Mar
6
2018
Hallucinations, Full Moons and Coffee? Baylor Sleep Expert Debunks Common Sleep Myths that Might Just Help You Catch Some More Zzz’s Tonight
On average, you will spend about a third of your life sleeping or attempting to sleep. For many, this means more than 25 years of your life will be spent in bed. Given this startling proportion, wouldn’t you like to know more about what helps, hinders and happens while you are asleep?
Mar
5
2018
Baylor Institute for Studies of Religion Will Present Research in Washington D.C.
Baylor University’s Institute for Studies of Religion (ISR) will host a presentation on “Hope and Change for Youth in Anacostia” from noon to 2 p.m. Thursday, March 8, at the Office of Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer LLP in Washington, D.C.
Feb
16
2018
New Start-up Company Markets Baylor Engineering Professor's Innovative Hippotherapy System
Written by the Office of the Vice Provost for Research
Designed by Baylor Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering Dr. Brian Garner, Baylor has patented a therapeutic system that precisely simulates the complex motions of a horse's walking gait.
Jan
30
2018
Baylor Research Shows Impact of Human Trafficking Curriculum for High School Students
With the prevalence of human trafficking on the rise, Baylor faculty are studying ways to educate and empower youth to address trafficking in their communities.
Jan
29
2018
Member of U.S. Army Veterinary Corps Will Speak on Global Health Engagement on Jan. 31
Lt. Col. Matthew A. Levine, DVM, MPH, MS, U.S. Army Veterinary Corps, will speak on “Global Health Engagement: How and why the US military leverages its medical capabilities to promote stability and security” Wednesday, Jan. 31, at 4 p.m. in Room A.108 of the Baylor Sciences Building, 101 Bagby Ave.
Jan
19
2018
IRB Regulation Changes Delayed Until July 19, 2018
Federal agencies that regulate IRBs have delayed implementation of planned changes to the Federal Policy for the Protection of Human Subjects until July 19, 2018.
Jan
17
2018
Dr. Helen Harris has centered her life’s work on a topic that most would prefer to avoid: grief and loss. While no one likes to think about the loss of a loved one, facing grief is unavoidable. Harris’ research on those tough subjects has made her one of the nation’s most-sought after experts on the …
Jan
17
2018
Influential Mathematician Visits Campus as Part of Lecture Series
Dr. Ken Ono of Emory University will visit Baylor as part of the tenth annual Baylor Undergraduate Lecture Series in Mathematics.
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