Nov. 27, 2023
Baylor Researcher Explores the Resiliency of the Blackfeet Community

WACO, Texas (Nov. 27, 2023) – The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has awarded a five-year, $3.37 million research grant to Baylor University, Blackfeet Community College (BFCC) in Browning, Montana, and Montana State University-Bozeman to explore how the resiliency of the Blackfeet American Indian community could mitigate the health effects related to historical and childhood trauma.

Nov. 7, 2023
Baylor Celebrates National STEM Day at Area Schools Through Partnership with Transformation Waco and Connally ISD

WACO, Texas (Nov. 7, 2023) – Baylor University is partnering with local schools on National STEM Day (Wednesday, Nov. 8) to provide engaging science presentations for area students and teachers and connect Baylor researchers in the community, all to encourage an affinity for science, technology, engineering and math in local students.

Oct. 16, 2023
Baylor University Launches Center to Advance Interdisciplinary Human Flourishing Research

WACO, Texas (Oct. 16, 2023) – Baylor University announced today the launch of the Baylor Research in Growth and Human Thriving Science (BRIGHTS) Center, a multidisciplinary center designed to catalyze research related to the science of human flourishing.

Sep. 27, 2023
Baylor Researchers Earn $1 Million NSF Award for Stage 2 of Civic Innovation Challenge

WACO, Texas (Sept. 28, 2023) – Baylor University researchers along with City of Waco leaders in sustainable infrastructure are among the 19 teams advancing to stage 2 of the Civic Innovation Challenge (CIVIC), a national research and action competition focused on rapidly transitioning emerging technologies and concepts into a local community to address their long-standing challenges.


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Dec. 4, 2023
Sanders Appointed Dean of Baylor School of Music

WACO, Texas (Dec. 4, 2023) – Following a nationwide search, Baylor University Provost Nancy Brickhouse, Ph.D., announced today that Kevin Sanders, D.M.A., director of the Rudi E. Scheidt School of Music at the University of Memphis, has been selected as dean of the Baylor University School of Music. His appointment is effective July 1, 2024.

Nov. 29, 2023
Baylor Waco Campus to Test Outdoor Tornado Sirens at 10 a.m. Friday, Dec. 1

WACO, Texas (Nov. 29, 2023) – Baylor University will join City of Waco and McLennan County partners – in cooperation with the Waco/McLennan County Office of Emergency Management – to conduct a regular test of outdoor tornado sirens, beginning at 10 a.m. Friday, Dec. 1. The University’s testing period is from 10 to 11 a.m.

Nov. 29, 2023
Reynolds Appointed Vice President of Business and Finance and Chief Financial Officer

WACO, Texas (Nov. 29, 2023) – Baylor University President Linda A. Livingstone, Ph.D., announced today that Curtis Reynolds, vice president for business affairs at the University of Florida, will join the University as vice president of business and finance and chief financial officer, effective March 1, 2024.

Nov. 27, 2023
Baylor Center for Developmental Disabilities Partners on Grant Advancing Accessible Worship for Children with Disabilities

WACO, Texas (Nov. 27, 2023) – The Baylor Center for Developmental Disabilities within the Baylor University School of Education announced today that it will join With Ministries on a new program called Worship as One: Learning with Children with Disabilities about Worship and Prayer. Lilly Endowment Inc. is supporting the program with a $300,000 grant to With Ministries. 

Dec. 6, 2023
Baylor Opera Theatre Production Wins at National Opera Competition

WACO, Texas (Dec. 6, 2023) – Baylor Opera Theatre’s production of “Monsieur et Madame Denis” was one of three first-place winners among 87 applicants in the National Opera Association’s 2022-23 Opera Production Competition Division I category, marking the fifth national competition in which Baylor Opera has placed this year.

Dec. 6, 2023
Baylor Named a Best College for Future Leaders by TIME

WACO, Texas (Dec. 6, 2023) – Baylor University has been named to TIME Magazine’s inaugural list of the 100 Best Colleges for Future Leaders, a new ranking that measures universities that excel in nurturing some of the nation’s most highly influential leaders. 

Dec. 4, 2023
Baylor Chair of Mathematics Recognized as 2024 American Mathematics Society Fellow

WACO, Texas (Dec. 5, 2023) – Dorina Mitrea, Ph.D., department chair and professor of mathematics at Baylor University, was named a 2024 Fellow of the American Mathematical Society, one of only four mathematicians from Baylor to be honored with the prestigious designation.


Nov. 30, 2023
Baylor University Announces Recipients of 2024 Baylor Alumni Awards

WACO, Texas (Nov. 30, 2023) – Baylor University today announced the recipients of the 2024 Baylor Alumni Awards, which honor individuals who embody the distinctive mission of the University and their remarkable achievements. A celebration honoring this year’s recipients will be held on campus Feb. 23, 2024.

Nov. 29, 2023
Tales of Christmas Past: Preserving Your Family History During the Holidays

WACO, Texas (Nov. 29, 2023) –  Baylor University historians Stephen Sloan and Adrienne Cain Darough with Baylor’s renowned Institute for Oral History, share seven simple best practices to help family members begin oral history conversations over the holidays that enrich recollections of the past and capture your family memories.

Nov. 14, 2023
Reflection, Recognition and Expression: The Science of Cultivating Gratitude

WACO, Texas (Nov. 14, 2023) – Leading Baylor University positive psychology researchers, Sarah Schnitker, Ph.D., and Jo-Ann Tsang, Ph.D., who specialize in the study of gratitude, have identified three science-based mechanisms that can cultivate gratitude and improve empathy. This work is especially timely during the Thanksgiving and Christmas seasons.

Nov. 3, 2023
Fact Or Fiction: Nutrition Mythbusters Series Explores Consumer Assumptions about Organic vs. Conventional Farming

WACO, Texas (Nov. 3, 2023) – November marks the beginning of the holiday season, which is full of holiday festivities and feasts. As consumers head to grocery stores and farmers markets for ingredients for those family meals, they will be faced with a choice: Organic or conventionally farmed produce? What impact does that choice have on human health? 

Oct. 17, 2023
Managing Menopause: Mind-Body Solutions for Hot Flashes, Sleep and Well-Being

WACO, Texas (Oct. 17, 2023) –  World Menopause Day is recognized on Oct. 18, and one Baylor University researcher has been on a 20-year mission to identify safe and effective options to hormone replacement therapy (HRT) to help women find relief from hot flashes and improve sleep and well-being during the menopause transition.