Feb. 21, 2024
Baylor Economics Professor Wins 2024 Fulbright U.S. Scholar Award

Baylor University international trade researcher Lourenco Paz, Ph.D., associate professor of economics at Baylor’s Hankamer School of Business, has received the Fulbright U.S. Scholar Award to Hungary, a prestigious and competitive fellowship of the Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs.

Feb. 13, 2024
Global Flourishing Study Releases First Wave of Data in Historic Research Project to Uncover Causes of Human Flourishing

The first full dataset from the Global Flourishing Study, a groundbreaking initiative co-directed by Baylor University researcher Byron Johnson, Ph.D., is now available through the Center for Open Science. The GFS project, a five-year, $43.4 million longitudinal study of over 200,000 individuals in more than 20 countries, represents the largest funded research project in Baylor history. 

Feb. 12, 2024
Renewable Energy Goals Are Unattainable by 2050

WACO, Texas (Feb. 12, 2024) – More than 250 U.S. cities have made pledges to transition to 100% renewable energy sources by the year 2050. However, in a new study published in the journal Environmental Research: Infrastructure and Sustainability, Baylor University researchers found that, despite efforts, the target date to move to fully sustainable energy sources is unrealistic. 

Feb. 2, 2024
The Days Blur Together: Study Shows How the COVID-19 Pandemic Affected Perceptions of Time… and Our Mental Well-being

WACO, Texas (Feb. 2, 2023) – Although time is a set duration of hours, minutes and seconds, the perception of time can vary dramatically based on the individual and especially during times of high stress and uncertainty such as disasters, recessions and most recently the COVID-19 lockdown. 

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Feb. 21, 2024
Discovering DH: Honoring Women’s Stories

The University Libraries, College of Arts & Sciences and the Office of the Provost at Baylor University will host a joint event – Discovering DH: Honoring Women’s Stories – featuring five presentations from women faculty highlighting their scholarship in the digital humanities. 

Feb. 21, 2024
Baylor University Announces Exclusive Higher Education Partnership with FC Dallas

Baylor University announced today its new comprehensive partnership with FC Dallas as the club’s exclusive and official higher education sponsor. Included in the partnership, Baylor enters as an associate of the STEAM FC classroom program, FC Dallas’ School of Excellence Camps, and the FC Dallas Soccer Tour. 

Feb. 14, 2024
Baylor Researcher Receives Prestigious Humboldt Research Fellowship

Caleb D. Martin, Ph.D., associate professor of chemistry and biochemistry at Baylor University and a leading researcher in synthestic boron chemistry, has received a prestigious Humboldt Research Fellowship from the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation. Martin is the first professor from Baylor to receive the honor of being a “Humboldtian.”

Feb. 13, 2024
Heart of Texas Regional History Fair Competition Set for Feb. 16 at Baylor University

More than 230 students have entered projects in the 2024 Heart of Texas Regional History Fair, which will be held Friday, Feb. 16, on the Baylor University campus. Students representing schools from across Central Texas have registered 112 projects in various categories.

Dec. 21, 2023
The Timelessness of Black Gospel Christmas Music

WACO, Texas (Dec. 21, 2023) – From the traditional sound of Go Tell it on the Mountain to the contemporary style of Kirk Franklin, Black Gospel Christmas music conveys a sense of wonder and passion for the Christmas season and the birth of our Savior. Two Baylor University experts in Black gospel music, Bob Darden and Stephen Newby, share their love of the rich sounds of Christmas spirituals.

Dec. 21, 2023
Coping with Grief During the Holiday Season

WACO, Texas (Dec. 21, 2023) – The death of a loved one can be especially hard during the holidays as they are full of memories, traditions, and sensations associated with the holidays – all reminders that this year is different, and someone is no longer here. What can someone in the midst of grief do to make this time more positive and step toward emotional healing?  

Dec. 19, 2023
Staying Sober and on the Path to Recovery During the Holidays

WACO, Texas (Dec. 19, 2023) – Individuals with substance and alcohol use disorders experience additional stress during the holidays, which can interfere with their recovery, and may need additional support to abstain from substance use. What can people in recovery do to both abstain and enjoy the holidays? And what can loved ones do to support them?

Dec. 14, 2023
Reviving the Christmas Spirit: Forgotten Christmas Traditions to Reclaim the Christmas Season

WACO, Texas (Dec. 14, 2023) -- Baylor University Honors College professor Michael Foley, Ph.D., who teaches in the Great Texts Program, has researched the history of common Christmas traditions and uncovered forgotten customs. Foley shares three practices to recapture the essence of Christmas and bring more joy to the season for your family.