WACO, TX (Feb. 27, 2020) – American Journal of Public Health has published a new article, “Identifying Needs for Advancing the Profession and Workforce in Environmental Health,” which aims to identify priority challenges and related research needs to catalyze effective delivery of essential environmental health services for common environmental health program areas in U.S. health departments.
WACO, Texas (Feb. 12, 2020) – With more than a quarter of U.S. adults now having tattoos — and nearly half of millennials sporting them — only a handful of studies have focused on religious tattoos. But a new study by researchers at Baylor University and Texas Tech University analyzes faith-centered tattoos and is the first to use visual images of them.
WASHINGTON (Feb. 3, 2020) — The Publications Division of the American Chemical Society (ACS) has announced that Bryan W. Brooks, Ph.D., of Baylor University has joined Environmental Science & Technology Letters as editor-in-chief.
WACO, Texas (Jan. 29, 2020) - In accordance with global safety and security best practices and guidance from the U.S. Department of State and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Baylor University-sponsored travel to China, Hong Kong and Macau is temporarily postponed until further notice.
WACO, Texas (Jan. 21, 2020) – Baylor University has named Jennifer Cognard-Black, Ph.D., professor of English at St. Mary’s College of Maryland (SMCM), as the 2020 recipient of the Robert Foster Cherry Award for Great Teaching.
WACO, Texas (Dec. 18, 2019) — Forager-horticulturalist children in the Amazon rainforest do not spend more calories in their everyday lives than children in the United States, but they do spend calories differently. That finding provides clues for understanding and reversing global trends in obesity and poor metabolic health, according to a Baylor University researcher in a study published in Science Advances.
WACO, Texas (Dec. 13, 2019) — Baylor University’s Model United Nations (MUN) team was named an “Outstanding Delegation” at the 2019 National Model United Nations Conference, Nov. 8-10 in Washington, D.C.
WACO, Texas (Dec. 13, 2019) – Marco Franco, a doctoral candidate in environmental science at Baylor University, has been awarded the 2020 Colgate-Palmolive Award for Student Research Training in Alternative Methods from the Society of Toxicology.
WACO, Texas (Dec. 09, 2019) – Preventing serious medical conditions typically requires patients to follow treatment plans, which may involve taking medication, exercising or following a diet. Although the effectiveness of these plans often depends on patients adhering to their treatment plan, around 50 percent of patients fail to adequately use those plans, studies show.
WACO, Texas (Dec. 9, 2019) – Lawson Sadler, a senior University Scholar at Baylor University from San Antonio, has been selected as one of 46 American university students to receive the prestigious 2020 Marshall Scholarship. The award announcement was made today by the Marshall Aid Commemoration Commission, which includes eight regional committees who select the recipients.
WACO, Texas (Dec. 4, 2019) — Hundreds of environmental health professionals across the nation report challenges and research needs in six areas — drinking water quality, wastewater management, healthy homes, food safety, public health pests and emerging issues such as disaster risk reduction and new facility types for body art and cannabis-infused products — in research from Baylor University and partners.
WACO, Texas (Dec. 4, 2019) – Baylor University graduate Zane Zovak, B.A. ’18, has been named to the 2021 Class of Schwarzman Scholars, one of the world’s most prestigious graduate fellowships located at Schwarzman College at Tsinghua University in Beijing, China.
WACO, Texas (Dec. 3, 2019) – Gabbi Mucerino, a senior political science major at Baylor University from Lakewood, Colorado, has been awarded a 2020 Charles B. Rangel Graduate Fellowship following a highly competitive nationwide contest. Mucerino is the first Baylor student to receive the Rangel Fellowship, which is funded by the U.S. Department of State and administered by Howard University and supports extraordinary individuals who want to pursue a career in the Foreign Service of the U.S. Department of State.
WACO, Texas (Dec. 2, 2019) – Americans travel farther on average to their worship places than they did a decade ago. But while those who belong to a congregation in their neighborhood attend more often, “worshipping local” does not make them feel closer to their neighbors or more satisfied with the neighborhood, according to a new study by researchers at Baylor University and Calvin University.
WACO, Texas (Nov. 20, 2019) – Lake Victoria, the largest lake on the African continent and the largest tropical lake in the world, has the potential to dry up more quickly than researchers previously realized, and the White Nile tributary (the only outlet for Lake Victoria) could disappear within a decade, according to a new study published in Earth and Planetary Science Letters.
WACO, Texas (Nov. 13, 2019) — Strong same-sex friendships among male firefighters can help cut down on their stress — but loving relationships with their wives may increase anxiety for those who constantly face danger, according to a Baylor University study.
WACO, Texas (Nov. 7, 2019) — Baylor University senior Stephen Blake Allan, mathematics and physics major from Indianapolis, Indiana, has been named a recipient of the American Mathematical Society’s (AMS) 2019 Waldemar J. Trjitzinsky Memorial Award.
WACO, Texas (Oct. 23, 2019) – Baylor University has partnered with four Department of Energy laboratories and more than a dozen universities in a research alliance to address the nation’s water security issues through desalination and will share in a $100 million grant funding the project for five years.
WACO, Texas (Oct. 21, 2019) – Baylor University art students have created paintings inspired by breast cancer survivors that will be on display in the lobby of Baylor Scott & White McClinton Cancer Center in support of local breast cancer survivors through the month of October.
Students were tasked to create a piece that would embody both the beauty and harsh reality of breast reconstruction and breast cancer.
WACO, Texas (Oct. 16, 2019) — A small Bolivian society of indigenous forager-farmers, known for astonishingly healthy cardiovascular systems, is seeing a split in beliefs about what makes a good life. Some are holding more to the traditional — more family ties, hunting and knowledge of forest medicine — but others are starting to favor material wealth, a Baylor University study finds.
WACO, Texas (Oct. 15, 2019) - Baylor University students Joshua Robinson and Katie Cameron have been accepted into the Stop the Addiction Fatality Epidemic (SAFE) Collegiate Recovery Leadership Academy, a year-long fellowship for any college student who is passionate about the intersection of collegiate recovery, leadership and service to others.
WACO, Texas (Oct. 7, 2019) – More than 90 Baylor University faculty - including the University’s Newsmaker of the Year - who share their knowledge, research and expertise with the news media were honored Oct. 7 by Baylor Media and Public Relations during the second annual Newsmakers Luncheon.
WACO, Texas (Oct. 4, 2019) — The Baylor University Institute for Air Science will hold a grand opening ceremony for the Baylor University Flight Center (operated by Universal Flight Concepts) at 6 p.m. Monday, Oct. 7, at Waco Regional Airport, 7727 Karl May Drive.
WACO, Texas (Oct. 3, 2019) – Baylor University announced today the formation of a postdoctoral researcher hiring program to support and enhance research across the University. The postdoctoral hiring program will dramatically accelerate Baylor’s efforts to deliver top-level research marked by quality, visibility and impact through the planned addition of 65 professional researchers over the next three years.
WACO, Texas (Sept. 23, 2019) – Amanda S. Hering, Ph.D., associate professor of statistical science in Baylor University’s College of Arts and Sciences, has been awarded the Abdel El-Shaarawi Early Investigator’s Award from The International Environmetrics Society (TIES).
WACO, Texas (Sept. 18, 2019) – A year in the making, Baylor University’s Armstrong Browning Library is set to host an environmentally conscious, multi-site conference Sept. 18-21. This conference, “Ecology and Religion in 19th Century Studies,” will digitally connect audiences at events occurring in four different locations, all in separate time zones.
WACO, Texas (Sept. 17, 2019) – Steven L. Forman, Ph.D., professor of geosciences and director of the Geoluminescence Dating Research Laboratory at Baylor University, will receive the international Farouk El-Baz Award for Desert Research from the Geological Society of America, becoming only the 21st scientist to receive the award. The GSA will present Forman with the award during the organization’s meeting Sept. 23 in Phoenix, Arizona.
WACO, Texas (Sept. 16, 2019) - A group of forager-farmers in Bolivia’s tropical forests - known for having remarkable cardiovascular health and low blood pressure - experienced changes in body mass and diet over a nine-year period, with increased use of cooking oil being the most notable dietary change.
WACO, Texas (Sept. 13, 2019) – Howard Lee, Ph.D., assistant professor of physics in Baylor University’s College of Arts & Sciences, was awarded the prestigious Director’s Fellowship from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA).
WACO, Texas (Aug. 28, 2019) – At today’s regular Fall Faculty Meeting, Baylor University officially announced plans to pursue Research 1/Tier 1 (R1/T1) recognition by building on Illuminate, the University’s strategic plan, which will guide Baylor towards joining the nation’s top research universities and achieving status as the world’s preeminent Christian research university.
WACO, Texas (Aug. 23, 2019) — Caregivers of people with dementia lose between 2.5 to 3.5 hours of sleep weekly due to difficulty falling asleep and maintaining sleep — a negative for themselves and potentially for those who receive their care, Baylor University sleep researchers say.
WACO, Texas (Aug. 19, 2019) — Whether making the transition to college, starting a new job, ending a relationship or retiring, change can cause psychological stress, which in turn can make for wear and tear on the body. A new video series from Baylor University offers ways to cope.
WACO, Texas (Aug. 16, 2019) — New research published this week in JAMA Oncology, which includes contributions from a Baylor University undergraduate researcher, has found a lack of racial and ethnic diversity in clinical trials for cancer drugs.
WACO, Texas (Aug. 9, 2019) — From as far as Australia and as near as Scotland, scholars from all over the world recently gathered at Oxford University for the 2019 Baptist Scholars International Roundtable (BSIR) – co-directed by two Baylor University faculty members – which centered on the theme “Baptists and the Kingdom of God.”
WACO, Texas (Aug. 7, 2019) – Before several new chapels were built on campus, Miller Chapel in the iconic Tidwell Bible Building served for decades as Baylor University’s primary sacred space – and the location for hundreds, maybe even thousands, of Baylor weddings. As the University prepares for the renovation of Tidwell, Baylor will hold an open house from noon to 3 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 31, for members of the Baylor Family to celebrate their special connection to Miller Chapel.
WACO, Texas (Aug. 2, 2019) — Incoming Baylor sociology professor George Yancey, Ph.D., was selected as the winner of the Charles J. Miller Christian Scholar's Award for Volume 47 of the Christian Scholar’s Review (CSR), along with his co-author Michael Emerson, provost of North Park University in Chicago.
WACO, Texas (July 30, 2019) – As density in cities increase along with other global megatrends, researchers are working to address environment and health challenges in collaborative ways.
WACO, Texas (July 17, 2019) — Fifty years ago, America loved its astronauts to the Moon and back. And this week, as the country marks the historic liftoff and landing, a Baylor University planetary geophysicist is over the Moon about researching a new space frontier.
WACO, Texas (July 15, 2019) — Cassy Burleson, Ph.D., senior lecturer in the department of journalism, public relations and new media in Baylor University’s College of Arts and Sciences, was recognized as a nominee for the 2019 Communicator of Achievement Award from the National Federation of Press Women (NFPW).
WACO, Texas (July 11, 2019) — Baylor University and the Baylor Institute for Air Science have entered into an agreement with UHI, INC./Universal Flight Concepts to provide flight training for the aviation sciences program starting in Fall 2019.
A team led by a Baylor University researcher has published a breakthrough article that provides a better understanding of the dynamic process by which sunlight-induced DNA damage is recognized by the molecular repair machinery in cells as needing repair.
WACO, Texas (July 10, 2019) – Kevin Chambliss, Ph.D., who has served since January as interim vice provost for research at Baylor University, has been appointed to the permanent role, announced today by Provost Nancy Brickhouse. The appointment is effective immediately.
WACO, Texas (July 3, 2019) - Kirsten Kappelman Welch, B.A. ’14, has been selected as a 2019 Lilly Graduate Fellow. Welch is a Ph.D. student in philosophy and education at Columbia University, Teachers College. She completed the University Scholars program at Baylor University with concentrations in classics and philosophy and was a William Carey Crane Scholar. After teaching for two years at Great Hearts Monte Vista, a classical charter school in San Antonio, she completed an M.A. in philosophy at Western Michigan University in 2018.
WACO, Texas (June 27, 2019) - Jingyi Yang, M.A. (Physics) ’17 and Ph.D. candidate in the physics department, has been awarded the 2019 Laser Technology, Engineering and Applications Scholarship by SPIE, the International Society for Optics and Photonics, for her potential contributions to the optics and photonics field.
WACO, Texas (June 20, 2019) – It’s summertime. Hopefully, that means many will find more time to rest and crack open the pages of a book. And while it’s wonderful to celebrate new authors and new titles by grabbing the latest and greatest page-turning beach reads, it’s also appropriate to step back and look at literary classics, say American literature faculty in Baylor University’s department of English.
WACO, Texas (June 13, 2019) – The Black Gospel Music Restoration Project at Baylor University is preserving more than just gospel music. In the past few years, Baylor journalism professor and former Billboard gospel music editor Robert Darden and a team from the Baylor Libraries have undertaken the project of restoring and preserving recorded sermons from black preachers in addition to the gospel music. While both are equally important to preserve, finding sermons to preserve comes with a unique set of challenges.
WACO, Texas (June 11, 2019) – Baylor University Theatre will open its 2019 Summer Series with performances of “An Infinite Ache” June 20-22 and “With Love and a Major Organ” June 27-29, both in Theatre 11 in the Hooper-Schaefer Fine Arts Center, 60 Baylor Ave.
WACO, Texas (June 10, 2019) — A mysterious large mass of material has been discovered beneath the largest crater in our solar system — the Moon’s South Pole-Aitken basin — and may contain metal from an asteroid that crashed into the Moon and formed the crater, according to a Baylor University study.
WACO, Texas (June 4, 2019) — As the 75th anniversary of the Normandy Invasion approaches, David A. Smith, Ph.D., author and senior lecturer of American history in Baylor’s College of Arts & Sciences, reviews the launching of the joint Allied invasion on France’s northern coast on June 6, 1944 — a crucial step in the plan to defeat Nazi Germany.
WACO, Texas (June 3, 2019) — In this digital age, what's more important when you're on vacation — the experience itself or the selfie that proves you were there?
If you want to preserve the memories, it's best to process the experience before you post the photo — a modern-day twist on the adage “think before you speak,” says a Baylor psychologist.