Many of our nation’s elite private universities were started by the only educated people in the community, the clergy, and the denominations that they were members of. But eventually most of these universities became independent of the Christian denominations that founded them.
That is not the case with Baylor University in Waco, Texas, the oldest continually operating university in the state. Baylor still maintains its Baptist roots and is a nationally ranked research university. Here is a sampling of the wide variety of research going on at Baylor.
Baylor prof researches how algae can clean water — and generate the power to do so
Baylor Autism Resource Clinic a regional hub of services for families affected by autism.
Baylor philosopher explores legal issues surrounding religion in new book
Researchers Look For A Way To Keep Seniors From Falling
Baylor researcher receives grant to study movement of contaminants through the Gulf of Mexico
Taking the Bite Out of Mosquito-Borne Diseases
Preparing Healthcare Workers to Treat Patients, Not Diseases
Strategies That Lead to a Comfortable Retirement
Improving the Survivability of Transplanted Pancreatic Cells
And, just for fun, here is an article about the connection between Baylor and the popular television series Downton Abbey: http://www.examiner.com/article/downton-abbey-baylor-university-connected-to-famous-television-series