The Keston Center for Religion, Politics, and Society is excited to welcome notable Russian historian Alyona Kojevnikov to its annual spring lecture, “HUSH! Religion and the Secular Media" on Thursday, March 22. The lecture will begin at at 3:30 p.m. in Kayser Auditorium inside the Hankamer Academic Center.
WACO, Texas (March 16, 2018) — Rebecca McCumbers Flavin, Ph.D., senior lecturer of political science at Baylor University, has been selected as this year’s Collins Outstanding Professor Award recipient. This award is distinctive because the recipient is determined by the senior class.
WACO, Texas (March 16, 2018) – Two undergraduate students from Baylor University, Yoomin Jo and Dan Dinh, received awards from the Society of Toxicology (SOT), the leading scholarly scientific society in the field of toxicology.
The top-ranked and three-time defending national champion Baylor acrobatics & tumbling team has won all six meets in 2018 and is looking to add another on Saturday night against third-ranked Azusa Pacific at 7 p.m. CT at the Ferrell Center.
Director of Sports Journalism Jerry Hill gives his five takes for Friday's NCAA Championship Sweet 16 matchup between the second-seeded Baylor Lady Bears (33-1) and sixth-seeded Oregon State Beavers (25-7). Tipoff is 6 p.m. CDT at Kentucky's historic Rupp Arena in Lexington, Ky.
Baylor treks to Baton Rouge to take part in the team's final nonconference tournament, rounding out a strong field in the LSU Round Robin, hosted by the Tigers and featuring matchups with North Dakota State and BYU.
March 17, 2018 Brian Serr, professor of law at Baylor Law School and an expert on criminal law and procedure, is quoted in this article about the small number of hate crimes that are reported and prosecuted in Texas. “It’s hard enough to prove some crimes beyond a reasonable doubt without adding another element like motive,” Serr said. “Prosecutors have to decide, ‘Should I take on trying to prove this suspect committed a hate crime when I’m already putting a bad guy in jail for the actual crime committed?’”
March 14, 2018 Alex Le Roux, B.S.M.E. (Mechanical Engineering) ’15, is among the founders of Austin startup Icon, which has made quite a splash with a 3D-printed concrete home that costs far less to build compared with traditional tiny homes. On March 11, the company won a South by Southwest Accelerator Pitch award, then a day later publicly unveiled its initial prototype: a 350-square-foot home in East Austin that was built almost entirely with additive manufacturing — aka three-dimensional printing.
March 14, 2018 Baylor School of Music graduate student Yoona Jeong traveled across the world from South Korea to pursue her goal of becoming a conductor and composer and will earn her master’s degree in orchestral conducting in May. Jeong said she became excited about her degree when she toured Baylor and felt a sense of belonging. “When I applied here and took the audition, my mind was totally into Baylor because I saw the ensemble and they were really good,” Jeong said. “This is totally my dream school, and I’m really happy.”
March 15, 2018 Baylor is one of the few schools in the country equipped with an eating disorder specialist on campus, the addition of which was part of the $5 million plan in 2016 to expand Baylor’s Title IX Office, Counseling Center and Department of Public Safety. “We looked at other schools across the country that were really tier one, top level schools, and one of the things we’ve found is that they typically had someone who was an eating disorder specialist,” said Jim Marsh, Ph.D., executive director for Counseling Services. “We had that opportunity to hire additional staff, and we decided to hire an eating disorder specialist … because that’s such a unique area, [it] requires a lot of training and experience.”
For years, many Baylor Bears have wished Homecoming could come more than once a year. If that’s you, your wish has been granted. Four weeks from today — April 20-22 — Baylor will host its first Green and Gold Weekend, full of sporting events, concerts, and other fun opportunities for the entire Baylor Family. Here’s a look […]
When you think of world hunger, what comes to mind? Most likely, it’s an image of someone living on the streets or in a foreign country, relying on soup kitchens, perhaps with an emaciated body and distended belly. While imagery like that can be powerful and compelling, it’s important to remember that it’s not the […]
Each spring, Baylor’s Louise Herrington School of Nursing (LHSON) holds its annual Going for the Gold Gala to raise funds for the school’s most critical needs — scholarships, facilities, etc. Each gala has featured a special guest — including such big names as Troy Aikman, Trey Wingo and Kim Mulkey in 2012, Robert Griffin III and […]
Baylor’s mission has long been to prepare students for “worldwide leadership and service,” but the university is kicking that up a notch with a new emphasis known as “Global Baylor.” The comprehensive effort aims to shine a spotlight on challenges faced not just here in Texas or even America, but around the world. In new […]
WACO, Texas (March 22, 2018) – For the second year, a team of Baylor students served in Athens, Greece, to help provide relief and education to refugees, bring awareness to their stories and build relationships with those in need.
WACO, Texas (March 21, 2018) – Three teams of Baylor medical and engineering students traveled to Haiti and Mexico over spring break to serve in rural hospitals, seminaries, orphanages and schools. The Haiti Engineering, Haiti Medical and Mexico Engineering teams partnered with local nonprofit organizations to serve the community and provide long-lasting support.
WACO, Texas (March 21, 2018) – Howard Lee, Ph.D., assistant professor of physics and a Baylor University Rising Star researcher, has received a five-year, $500,000 CAREER Award from the National Science Foundation (NSF) for developing ultra-thin, nanoscale optical films with electrically tunable properties.