Nearly 75 students and faculty and staff leaders will serve with Baylor Missions over spring break March 2-10, combining faith, service and learning in five international locations while supporting the ongoing efforts of the University’s global partners.
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 its Outdoor Warning System (tornado sirens) at 10 a.m. Friday, March 1.
Dorina, Marius and Irina Mitrea complete “epic journey” with five-volume research monograph that lays foundations for a new genre of mathematics.
Anyone who has traveled has probably experienced jet lag – that exhausted feeling that comes after long travel and trips. With the spring and summer travel seasons ahead, travelers can prevent some of the effects of jet lag through planning and preparation, says Baylor University sleep expert Michael Scullin, Ph.D..
Baylor University is mourning the death of Jeff Forsse, Ph.D., clinical assistant professor in the Department of Health, Human Performance and Recreation in Robbins College of Health and Human Sciences. Dr. Forsee died tragically in a farming accident on Feb. 24.
Gathering on Baylor University’s historic Founders Mall alongside members of the University and Waco communities, the Baylor Board of Regents concluded its regular quarterly meeting today with a ceremonial groundbreaking of the Memorial to Enslaved Persons, one of the recommendations in the final report from the University’s Commission on Historic Campus Representations.
Baylor University partnered with schools in three Waco-area districts to celebrate National Engineers Week through hands-on engineering experiences with Baylor faculty and students.
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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.
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.
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.
WACO, Texas (Feb. 18, 2024) – Baylor University researchers and faculty experts were featured in national and local media stories about how Baylor has traded its way to the top of the university endowment performance rankings, research about time disorientation and how it relates to mental health and making chemistry accessible to students and researchers with blindness or low vision.
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.
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.
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.
The U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs has recognized Baylor University as a Fulbright Top Producing Institution for students selected for the Fulbright U.S. Student Program.
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.
WACO, Texas (Feb. 11, 2024) – Baylor University researchers and faculty experts were featured in national and local media stories about religion and criminal justice, common solar eclipse questions and the origins of pre-Lent traditions.
With construction set to begin this summer on the Memorial to Enslaved Persons, Baylor University held a symbolic ceremony today on Founders Mall to transfer custody of its Centennial Time Capsule from the Class of 1945 to The Texas Collection at Baylor.
Applications for Baylor University have shattered all-time records, as more than 56,000 prospective students have applied to the University for Fall 2024.
As a passionate advocate for the music of early 20th century Black composer Florence Price, Michael Clark, D.M.A., lecturer of piano at Baylor University’s School of Music, makes his solo album debut with Waltzes and Character Pieces of Florence Price, representing the first recording of Price’s complete waltzes.
Baylor University researchers and faculty experts were featured in national and local media stories about conversations around politics that reflect on civility and its place within political discourse, church foundation stones that tell a mostly forgotten story of religious and ethnic history and how governments decide “proportional responses” when responding to deadly attacks.
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.
WACO, Texas (Jan. 31, 2024) – The Center for Public Justice has awarded its prestigious 2024 Hatfield Prize to Baylor University senior mechanical engineering major Jackson Boone and Colby Humphrey, Ph.D., lecturer in political science at Baylor.
******SIREN TEST POSTPONED, TEST OF BAYLOR ALERT SYSTEMS WILL BE CONDUCTED*** 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 its Outdoor Warning System (tornado sirens) at 10 a.m. Friday, Feb. 2. In addition to the siren test, Baylor University will conduct a required test of the multi-tiered Baylor Alert emergency notification system.
Baylor University and the Greater Waco community will join together in celebration of Black History Month in February with a variety of events that embrace history, enrich knowledge and encourage communities to celebrate the diversity within the Baylor family.
WACO, Texas (Jan. 30, 2024) – Baylor University Advanced Japanese students received the International Award for their calligraphy display at the 36th International Kakyou Calligraphy Exhibition in Tokyo, Japan.
WACO, Texas (Jan. 28, 2024) – Baylor University researchers and faculty experts were featured in national and local media stories about the Mayborn Museum’s new “Journey to Space” exhibit, Baylor researchers’ development of a probiotic targeted to kill a gut bacteria attributed to gastric cancer cases and Baylor Opera Theatre’s first Spanish language performance of the zarzuela “Luisa Fernanda,” which includes dance and spoken lyrics between the singing.
Baylor University is mourning the death of Baylor alumnus, former Regent and Board Chair and dedicated philanthropist Thomas R. “Tom” Powers of Houston, who passed away on Wednesday, Jan. 24, with his family by his side.
WACO, Texas (Jan. 26, 2024) – Baylor University announced today that five vendors have been selected as the University’s new campus facilities services partners, effective June 1, 2024. The vendors are HES Facilities Management, AHI Facility Services, TDIndustries, Sports Field Solutions and Texas Urban Enterprises.
WACO, Texas (Jan. 23, 2024) – Baylor University today named Jay L. Banner, Ph.D., F. M. Bullard Professor in the Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences in the Jackson School of Geosciences at the University of Texas at Austin, as the 2024 recipient of the Robert Foster Cherry Award for Great Teaching.
Baylor University researchers and faculty experts were featured in national and local media stories about the launch of SMART Hub in partnership with the Department of Defense to conduct multifaceted spectrum research, new exhibitions at Baylor’s Martin Museum of Art and impacts of energy consumption and adoption of renewable energy sources.
WACO, Texas (Jan. 17, 2024) – Baylor University today officially announced the launch of the Spectrum Management with Adaptive and Reconfigurable Technology Hub (SMART Hub), a Department of Defense Spectrum Innovation Center to conduct multifaceted spectrum research to meet national defense needs.
WACO, Texas (Jan. 16, 2024) – Trena Wilkerson, Ph.D., professor and interim chair of the Department of Curriculum & Instruction in the Baylor University School of Education, has received the 2024 Louise Hay Award from the Association for Women in Mathematics in recognition of her leadership in mathematics education, transformational teaching and mentorship, and her global initiatives and programs.
WACO, Texas (Jan. 15, 2024) – Baylor University will begin the spring semester Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2024, under normal operations. Temperatures are expected to remain below freezing through Wednesday morning but with no precipitation in the forecast.
WACO, Texas (Jan. 14, 2024) – Baylor University researchers and faculty experts were featured in national and local media stories about supplying local educators with teaching material for the upcoming total solar eclipse, the excitement and success surrounding the opening of the Paul and Alejandra Foster Pavilion and a Baylor faculty member who will conduct an upcoming performance by the Waco Symphony Orchestra.
WACO, Texas (Jan. 11, 2024) – Baylor University today announced Tommy Bowman, B.B.A. ’71, of Waco as the recipient of the 2024 Baylor University Founders Medal. Bowman holds a special place in Baylor’s history as the University’s first Black scholarship student-athlete, though he also is known for his extensive service and leadership, as well as his membership on Baylor’s Board of Regents from 2001-2010.
WACO, Texas (Jan. 11, 2024) – Baylor University is mourning the death of Roger E. Kirk, Ph.D., Emeritus Distinguished Professor of Psychology and Statistics and the University’s longest tenured faculty member at 61 years. Dr. Kirk died Saturday, Dec. 30, 2023.
WACO, Texas (Jan. 10, 2024) – Featured on the cover of this week’s prestigious journal Science Advances, a first-of-its-kind tactile learning device developed by Baylor University chemistry professors to make science accessible to students with blindness or low vision has opened the possibility of the transfer of any scientific data or images for sighted students into functional, thorough formats for students with blindness.
WACO, Texas (Jan. 9, 2024) – Every year, Americans join together on Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service – this year on Monday, Jan. 15 – to serve their neighborhoods and communities and through week-long events celebrating the life and legacy of the late civil rights leader. NOTE: Sub-freezing temperatures and dangerous wind chills have canceled some events or altered dates/locations. Monday's community and Truett MLK Day events have been canceled due to the weather.
WACO, Texas (Jan. 7, 2024) – Baylor University researchers and faculty experts were featured in national and local media stories about using effective breaks to reenergize your workday, the excitement over the opening of the Paul and Alejandra Foster Pavilion as the new home of Baylor men’s and women’s basketball and celebrating 100 years of business education at Baylor’s Hankamer School of Business.
WACO, Texas (Jan. 4, 2024) – The United States began tracking poverty rates in the 1960s as part of the War on Poverty. Today, the U.S. Census Bureau reports two income-based measures of poverty each year: the Official Poverty Measure (OPM) and the Supplemental Poverty Measure (SPM). However, an analysis by Baylor, Notre Dame and University of Chicago economists challenges common misconceptions about short- and long-run changes in poverty.
WACO, Texas (Jan. 4, 2024) – 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, Jan. 5. The University’s testing period is from 10 to 11 a.m.
WACO, Texas (Dec. 31, 2023) – Baylor University researchers and faculty experts were featured in national and local media stories about why people believe in Bigfoot, managing “cyberchondria” when searching online health concerns and how the Gartner Hype Cycle tracks the progression of a new technology as it enters the market.
WACO, Texas (Dec. 24, 2023) – Baylor University researchers and faculty experts were featured in national and local media stories about an inside look at Baylor’s new Paul and Alejandra Foster Pavilion as the home of Baylor men’s and women’s basketball, astrophysics professors gearing up for the total solar eclipse coming to Waco in April and how Christmas carols helped sustain the darkest days of the civil rights movement.
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.
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?
WACO, Texas (Dec. 19, 2023) – Baylor University offices and most facilities will be closed during the Christmas and New Year’s holidays from Friday, Dec. 22, to Tuesday, Jan. 2, 2024. The University will reopen on Wednesday, Jan. 3, 2024. The first day of classes for the spring semester will begin on Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2024.
WACO, Texas (Dec. 20, 2023) – Baylor University President Linda A. Livingstone, Ph.D., announced today that Jason Diffenderfer, vice president for university advancement at the University at Buffalo, will join Baylor as vice president for university advancement, effective March 1, 2024.
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?