Research Tracks

A publication of the Office of the Vice Provost for Research at Baylor University

September 30, 2014
by Baylor OVPR

Baylor professor’s new book documents rise of ‘do-it-yourself’ memorials


Dr. Candi Cann

Globally and cross culturally, when a member of society dies, it is customary for the community to care for, uplift, and provide support to the family grieving the loss of a loved one. Traditionally, religion has played a key role in the grieving process, but in recent years, many families and individuals are seeking alternative forms of memorializing their loved ones.

Dr. Candi Cann, assistant professor in the Baylor Interdisciplinary Core, asserts that this shift toward alternative memorialization processes has not been directly caused by a lack of faith or animosity toward religion, but rather the church’s lack of rituals and practices that adequately meet the needs of families and individuals who are grieving.

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March 15, 2013
by Baylor OVPR

Honors College, BIC welcome Hoover Institution fellow for public lecture

Dr. Peter Berkowitz, the Tad and Dianne Taube Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution, Stanford University, will present a lecture at the Armstrong Browning Library on Thursday, March 21.  The event begins at 7:00 PM in the library’s Foyer of Meditation, with a reception following in Cox Reception Hall.  Both are free and open to the public.

Berkowitz’s lecture, Israel and the Struggle Over the International Laws of War, is the 19th annual installment of the Laura Blanche Jackson Endowed Memorial Lectureship in World Issues.  The event is presented by the Baylor University Honors College and the Baylor Interdisciplinary Core (BIC).

For more information, contact the Honors College Office of the Dean at 254-710-7689.