Research Tracks

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

April 17, 2014
by Baylor OVPR

OVPR releases 2014 Research Magazine

The Office of the Vice Provost for Research is proud to announce the release of the 2014 issue of Research magazine!  This year’s magazine brings you stories about some of the great research and scholarly activity undertaken by Baylor faculty and students and their collaborative partners outside the university.

In this year’s magazine, you can read about:

  • A Baylor environmental scientist and the university’s artist in residence, both of whom draw inspiration from geologic formations to enhance our understanding of the world around us;
  • Two Baylor chemists performing leading cancer research while providing opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students to gain real-world laboratory experience;
  • The dean of Baylor’s Honors College, who takes a philosophical approach to popular culture and encourages students to think more deeply about the media they consume;
  • Faculty in Baylor’s Louise Herrington School of Nursing, who improve the practice of patient care through their research and teaching;
  • The Green Scholars Initiative, which provides Baylor faculty and students with unprecedented opportunities to examine ancient texts first-hand;
  • Baylor’s culture of mentorship that helps prepare the way for future scholars, artists and professionals;
  • Partnerships between Baylor and other, nearby research institutions, which open the door for faculty and students to make world-changing biomedical discoveries; and
  • A partnership that allowed Baylor students to team with industry leaders to improve a product that protects our most precious natural resource.

Click here to read the 2014 Research magazine online, or contact the OVPR to request a printed copy.


January 15, 2014
by Baylor OVPR

Upcoming event: Baylor Institute for Studies of Religion presents lecture on religion and politics

The Baylor Institute for Studies of Religion welcomes Mark Tooley, president of the Institute on Religion & Democracy, for a special lecture.

Religious left, religious right & Christian political witness

Mark Tooley LectureABSTRACT
“The old Religious Left, rooted in groups like the National Council of Churches, has imploded. And much of the old Religious Right leadership has left the scene. Meanwhile, many evangelical elites are shifting left. Conservative evangelicals increasingly align with conservative Catholics. Some are calling for Christians to step back from political engagement. What is the future for the political witness of America’s churches and Christians? To what extent should churches address political specifics? How or to what extent can individual Christians apply their faith politically? Mark Tooley will address these questions.”

Tuesday, Jan. 28
3:30 p.m.

Armstrong Browning Library
Cox Lecture Hall

Admission is free, but registration is required.  Click here for more information or to register.

Mark Tooley is president of the Institute on Religion & Democracy, a faith-based alliance of Christians who monitor, comment, and report on issues affecting the Church.  He has written for the Wall Street Journal, the Washington Post, Weekly Standard, American Spectator, First Things and other publications on the churches’ political witness on national security, Islam, the federal budget, environmentalism, religious liberty, marriage, and abortion, among other issues.