The Undergraduate Research and Scholarly Achievement (URSA) Steering Committee, along with the Office of the Vice Provost for Research, have announced the recipients of the 2015 URSA Awards in Excellence and Service. The awards are presented annually to faculty, students … Continue reading →
Every year hundreds of immigrants attempt to cross over the United States’ southern border; the road is long and arduous and for many it proves to be fatal. Many of the deceased do not bare any pieces of identification, so … Continue reading →
In this report from KSAT-TV San Antonio, Baylor anthropologist Dr. Lori Baker discusses the work she and a team of students have undertaken to identify the bodies of undocumented immigrants in Brooks County, Texas. Baker, an associate professor of anthropology in Baylor’s College of Arts and Sciences, leads Reuniting Families, an organization she started with the goal of recovering and identifying the remains of immigrants who died while attempting to cross into the United States.
Baker and her team recently made their first positive identification in Brooks County, determining the identity of a female from Honduras who was buried in a cemetery in Falfurrias, Texas, a small town approximately 160 miles south of San Antonio.
The 2014 edition of Scholars Week was one of the largest ever, with 165 students presenting the results of their independent research and scholarly activities. The event included two days of platform presentations and two days of poster sessions where … Continue reading →
Last week, the Undergraduate Research and Scholarly Achievement (URSA) Steering Committee, along with the Office of the Vice Provost for Research, presented the 2014 URSA Awards in Excellence and Service. The awards recognize faculty, students and administrators who have made … Continue reading →
Dr. Lori Baker, an associate professor of anthropology, uses forensic science techniques to attempt to identify remains of undocumented immigrants buried in unmarked graves near the U.S.-Mexico border. Baker says that hundreds of immigrants die each year while trying to … Continue reading →
The OVPR and the Undergraduate Research and Scholarly Achievement (URSA) steering committee sponsored the first-ever URSA awards ceremony this month. Dr. Truell Hyde, vice provost for research, presented plaques and certificates honoring administrators, faculty and students who have contributed to … Continue reading →
The OVPR and the University Research Committee are proud to announce the results of the 2014 URC Small and Mid-Range Grant Programs. These grants are intended to expand Baylor faculty members’ research capacity by providing support for research or creative … Continue reading →
The Office of the Vice Provost for Research and the Undergraduate Research & Scholarly Achievement Steering Committee are proud to announce the results of the FY 2014 URSA Small Grants program. URSA Small Grants provide funding to faculty mentors who … Continue reading →
Last month, over 180 Baylor undergrads presented results of their independent research at URSA Scholars Week, a four-day celebration of undergraduate research sponsored by the OVPR and the Undergraduate Research and Scholarly Achievement (URSA) steering committee (click here to read … Continue reading →