Baylor University is a private, Christian university located in Waco, Texas. Founded in 1845, Baylor is one of the oldest universities in Texas and was one of the first educational institutions west of the Mississippi River. The university is located in the central part of state of Texas one hour south of the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex and one hour north of Austin, the state capital. Its main 800 plus acre campus is located to the east of the historic area of downtown Waco and the major freeway I-35 on the banks of the Brazos river. Baylor is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. The university is ranked annually among the top 75 best colleges and universities in America.
Small start-up businesses in rural areas must hustle for loans from far-off banks
To better their survival chances, entrepreneurs and owners of small businesses in rural areas must successfully pitch their ventures to "faraway, unknown banking officials" rather than relying on local lenders as in the past, ...
Discovery sheds new light on the habitat of early apes
Baylor University researchers, in collaboration with an international team of scientists, have discovered definitive evidence of the environment inhabited by the early ape Proconsul on Rusinga Island, Kenya. ...
Citizenship education goes digital
Can playing online video games help students learn civics education? According to Baylor University researchers, the answer is yes.
Do religious people love their neighbors? Yes—some neighbors, study finds
Most religions teach their followers to "Love thy neighbor"—including those of different races, nationalities or beliefs. But is religiousness really related to love of neighbors?
Study: Marmoset success with twin gestation
(Phys.org) —How can the tiny marmoset – a New World monkey – regularly successfully bear twins and sometimes triplets and quadruplets when much larger humans often face a difficult pregnancy and delivery?
Members of congregations' smaller racial groups feel less of a sense of belonging and are less involved
People who are part of a congregation's largest racial group are more likely to feel they belong and be more involved— regardless of whether their group is barely half or nearly all of the members, a Baylor ...
Watching R-rated movies lessens importance of faith for young people, study finds
Viewing R-rated movies leads to decreased church attendance and lessens importance of faith among young people, according to a study by a Baylor University researcher published online in the Review of Re ...
Supernatural experiences trigger religious donations, study shows
People who have had what they believe to be supernatural experiences are more likely to be "religious givers," with their behavior based on cost-benefit principles that apply in other transactions—whether ...
Hybrid cars are a status symbol of sorts for seniors, consumer study shows
Paying extra bucks to "go green" in a hybrid car may pay off in self-esteem and image for older drivers, as well as give a healthy boost to the environment, according to a Baylor University study.
Virtual tombstones, tattoo tributes and mourning T-shirts are growing in popularity
Blending cremated remains into tattoos, creating "virtual tombstones" online and displaying "Rest in Peace" car decals or T-shirts are unconventional ways people increasingly are using to honor the dead this century, a Baylor ...
Earwax used to develop new method of determining lifetime contaminant exposure in whales
(Phys.org)—Baylor University professors Stephen Trumble, Ph.D., and Sascha Usenko, Ph.D., have developed a novel technique for reconstructing contaminant and hormone profiles using whale earplugs, determining—for ...
Novelty of eco-friendly bamboo garments lures consumers—if the price is right, study shows
Consumers who plan to buy eco-friendly bamboo apparel are attracted if the price is right, but their next consideration is the novelty of the product, according to a new study by Baylor University researchers.
Huge congregations view racial inequality differently than others do, study shows
Congregation size has an impact on how people view the reasons for racial inequality in America, according to a new study by researchers at Baylor University and the University of Southern California.
Faith-based re-entry program for prisoners saves money, reduces recidivism, study finds
A faith-based prisoner re-entry program in Minnesota has saved an estimated $3 million by reducing recidivism, according to a Baylor University study published in the International Journal of Criminology an ...
Southerners are less trusting, but trust is a factor in environmental cooperation, study shows
Southerners are generally not as trusting as people who live in other parts of the country, but trusting people are more likely to cooperate in recycling, buying green products and conserving water, a new Baylor University ...