From Baylor to Baylor: 1991-2006: ACM-ICPC World Finals

From Baylor to Baylor: 1991-2006: ACM-ICPC World Finals
  • Author : William B. Poucher,Miguel A. Revilla
  • Publisher : Lulu Press, Inc
  • Pages : 414
  • Relase : 2013-03-13
  • ISBN : 9781257146505

From Baylor to Baylor: 1991-2006: ACM-ICPC World Finals Book Review:

From Baylor to Baylor preserves the legacy of the ACM-ICPC World Finals. The book contains all the problems used during the 1991 to 2006 competitions, carefully typesetted and formatted to the highest standard. Also, almost 100 figures have been completely redrawn to improve their printed quality. Prefaced by William B. Poucher from Baylor University (Texas) and coordinated by Miguel A. Revilla from Universidad de Valladolid (Spain), this work is the definitive guide to 16 years of history of the International Collegiate Programming Contest, published thanks to the collaboration of the Competitive Learning Institute and the Competitive Infrastructure Initiative. This book is tribute to all the staff, contestants, judges and volunteers that made it possible.

B Is for Baylor

B Is for Baylor
  • Author : Jane Hampton Cook
  • Publisher : Big Bear Books
  • Pages : 64
  • Relase : 2010
  • ISBN : 160258270X

B Is for Baylor Book Review:

An alphabet book guide to the Texas university.

How They Drew It Up

How They Drew It Up
  • Author : Triumph Books LLC
  • Publisher : Triumph Books
  • Pages : 128
  • Relase : 2021-04-08
  • ISBN : 9781641257367

How They Drew It Up Book Review:

Finally! When the Baylor Bears cut down the nets in Indianapolis, they capped the most unbelievable and accomplished season in program history. From both their first conference championship and Final Four appearance in 71 years, to fighting through the myriad of challenges of an unprecedented global pandemic, to winning the first national championship in Baylor men's basketball history, this is a team that no Bears' fan will ever forget.How They Drew It Up: Baylor's Unforgettable 2021 Championship Season is the inside story of Baylor's dominant and eventful 2020-2021 season, featuring expert coverage and analysis from Our Daily Bears and site director and editor Kendall Kaut, and stunning photography documenting the Bears' amazing run. Powered by the explosive perimeter trio of Jared Butler, MaCio Teague, and Davion Mitchell, Coach Scott Drew's team announced themselves as a college hoops powerhouse with an 18-0 start to the season and statement wins over Illinois, Kansas, and Texas, before moving on to the NCAA Tournament where they dispatched Hartford, Wisconsin, Villanova, and Arkansas in short order, setting up a triumphant Final Four victory over Houston in a Lone Star State battle to reach the national championship game. From adjusting to frequent game postponements and cancellations to bouncing back after showing rust following a program shut down for three weeks in February due to COVID-19 protocols, How They Drew It Up is an essential keepsake for any Bears fan. This commemorative edition also includes features on Butler, Mitchell, Matthew Mayer, Mark Vital and more!

Black Garden Aflame

Black Garden Aflame
  • Author : Artyom H. Tonoyan
  • Publisher : East View Press
  • Pages :
  • Relase : 2021
  • ISBN : 1879944553

Black Garden Aflame Book Review:

"This collection of articles from the Soviet and Russian press paints an intriguing portrait of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict. Unlike Western media outlets, this conflict has been a mainstay in the Soviet, then Russian press. The present collection of articles--carefully translated, edited, and culled from a vast repository of Russian-language press curated by East View--presents in book form for the first time in English some of the most important material that has appeared from 1988 to the present. By bringing together this unique collection, East View Press aims to provide readers with the immediate context of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict through the lens of Moscow, along with some insight into its complex historical, political and ethnic underpinnings. Black Garden Aflame will be of interest to specialists and general readers alike"--

Violated

Violated
  • Author : Paula Lavigne,Mark Schlabach
  • Publisher : Center Street
  • Pages : 400
  • Relase : 2017-08-22
  • ISBN : 9781478974079

Violated Book Review:

Written by ESPN investigative reporters VIOLATED narrates the sexual abuse by members of Baylor's football team and the university's attempt to silence the victims. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to RAINN to help fight sexual abuse. Throughout its history, Baylor University has presented itself as something special: As the world's largest Baptist university, it was unabashedly Christian. It condemned any sex outside of marriage, and drinking alcohol was grounds for dismissal. Students weren't even allowed to dance on campus until 1996. During the last several years, however, Baylor officials were hiding a dark secret: Female students were being sexually assaulted at an alarming rate. Baylor administrators did very little to help victims, and their assailants rarely faced discipline for their abhorrent behavior. Finally, after a pair of high-profile criminal cases involving football players, an independent examination of Baylor's handling of allegations of sexual assault led to sweeping changes, including the unprecedented ouster of its president, athletics director, and popular, highly successful football coach. For several years, campuses and sports teams across the country have been plagued with accusations of sexual violence, and they've been criticized for how they responded to the students involved. But Baylor stands out. A culture reigned in which people believed that any type of sex, especially violent non-consensual sex, simply "doesn't happen here." Yet it was happening. Many people within Baylor's leadership knew about it. And they chose not to act. Paula Lavigne and Mark Schlabach weave together the complex - and at times contradictory - narrative of how a university and football program ascending in national prominence came crashing down amidst the stories of woman after woman coming forward describing their assaults, and a university system they found indifferent to their pain.

Theology and Down Syndrome

Theology and Down Syndrome
  • Author : Amos Yong
  • Publisher : Baylor University Press
  • Pages : 465
  • Relase : 2007
  • ISBN : 9781602580060

Theology and Down Syndrome Book Review:

While the struggle for disability rights has transformed secular ethics and public policy, traditional Christian teaching has been slow to account for disability in its theological imagination. Amos Yong crafts both a theology of disability and a theology informed by disability. The result is a Christian theology that not only connects with our present social, medical, and scientific understanding of disability but also one that empowers a set of best practices appropriate to our late modern context.

The Immortal Ten

The Immortal Ten
  • Author : Todd Copeland
  • Publisher : Big Bear Books
  • Pages : 99
  • Relase : 2006
  • ISBN : 1932792902

The Immortal Ten Book Review:

This is their story.--Dr. Eugene Baker, Baylor University historian from 1981 to 1995 and author of To Light the Ways of Time

The History of Baylor Sports

The History of Baylor Sports
  • Author : Alan Lefever
  • Publisher : Big Bear Books
  • Pages : 346
  • Relase : 2013
  • ISBN : 1602584001

The History of Baylor Sports Book Review:

From Michael Johnson to Brittney Griner and beyond--the history and images of Baylor athletics

From Baylor to Baylor

From Baylor to Baylor
  • Author : Miguel A Revilla
  • Publisher :
  • Pages : 328
  • Relase : 2009-03-17
  • ISBN : 171133703X

From Baylor to Baylor Book Review:

From Baylor to Baylor preserves the legacy of the ACM-ICPC World Finals. The book contains all the problems used during the 1991 to 2006 competitions, carefully typesetted and formatted to the highest standard. Also, almost 100 figures have been completely redrawn to improve their printed quality. Prefaced by William B. Poucher from Baylor University (Texas) and coordinated by Miguel A. Revilla from Universidad de Valladolid (Spain), this work is the definitive guide to 16 years of history of the International Collegiate Programming Contest, published thanks to the collaboration of the Competitive Learning Institute and the Competitive Infrastructure Initiative. This book is tribute to all the staff, contestants, judges and volunteers that made it possible.

Baylor at the Crossroads

Baylor at the Crossroads
  • Author : Donald D. Schmeltekopf
  • Publisher : Wipf and Stock Publishers
  • Pages : 144
  • Relase : 2015-09-01
  • ISBN : 9781498231763

Baylor at the Crossroads Book Review:

This is a book about the enormous changes that took place at Baylor University from 1991 to 2003, as seen through the perceptive eyes of its provost at the time, Donald D. Schmeltekopf. On the front end was the charter revision, a change that permanently restructured the legal governance of the university. On the back end was Baylor 2012, a grand vision for the university issued by the Board of Regents on September 21, 2001. There were several critical crossroads along the way to what has now been created at Baylor, a Christian research university, one of a kind among church-related universities in the Protestant orbit. These memoirs tell the story of this transformation from the perspective of one who was leading at the crossroads.

Elgin Baylor

Elgin Baylor
  • Author : Bijan C. Bayne
  • Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
  • Pages : 293
  • Relase : 2015-08-13
  • ISBN : 9781442245716

Elgin Baylor Book Review:

NBA Hall of Fame player Elgin Baylor was an innovator in his sport, a civil rights trailblazer, and a true superstar. He influenced future NBA All Stars such as Michael Jordan and Kobe Bryant, and is considered by many to be one of the most important players in NBA history. A prolific scorer who baffled opponents with his twists and turns and inventive moves, Baylor was a force both on and off the court for the Minneapolis and Los Angeles Lakers. In Elgin Baylor: The Man Who Changed Basketball, Bijan C. Bayne tells the story of how a kid from the streets of segregated Washington, DC, who didn’t attend college until he was over twenty, revolutionized basketball and stood up for his rights. In a time when few nationally prominent black athletes spoke out about racial inequality in the United States, Baylor refused to tolerate discrimination. On the court, with his balletic moves and urban style of play, Elgin Baylor lifted the game of basketball off the floor and into the air. Elgin Baylor: The Man Who Changed Basketball includes personal reflections from Baylor’s old schoolyard companions, former teammates, players he coached in the NBA, and noted sports journalists, bringing to life his childhood, college career, and professional life with intimate detail. Basketball fans, historians, and those interested in the impact of sports on the Civil Rights Movement will all find this first-ever biography of Elgin Baylor both fascinating and inspirational.

Baylor University

Baylor University
  • Author : Kyra Mitchell
  • Publisher : College Prowler, Inc
  • Pages : 190
  • Relase : 2005-12
  • ISBN : 1596580097

Baylor University Book Review:

Provides a look at Baylor University from the students' viewpoint.

2 Maccabees 1-7

2 Maccabees 1-7
  • Author : Seth M Ehorn
  • Publisher :
  • Pages : 377
  • Relase : 2020-11
  • ISBN : 1481313827

2 Maccabees 1-7 Book Review:

In 2 Maccabees 1-7, Seth Ehorn provides a foundational analysis of the Greek text of 2 Maccabees. The analysis is distinguished by the detailed yet comprehensive attention paid to the text. Ehorn's analysis is a convenient pedagogical and reference tool that explains the form and syntax of the biblical text, offers guidance for deciding between competing semantic analyses, engages important text-critical debates, and addresses questions relating to the Greek text that are frequently overlooked by standard commentaries. Beyond serving as a succinct and accessible analytic key, 2 Maccabees 1-7 also reflects recent advances in scholarship on Greek grammar and linguistics and is informed by current discussions within Septuagint studies. These handbooks prove themselves indispensable tools for anyone committed to a deep reading of the Greek text of the Septuagint. --David A. deSilva, Trustees' Distinguished Professor of New Testament and Greek, Ashland Theological Seminary

Above the Rim

Above the Rim
  • Author : Jen Bryant
  • Publisher : Abrams
  • Pages : 40
  • Relase : 2020-10-06
  • ISBN : 9781647001612

Above the Rim Book Review:

The story of Elgin Baylor, basketball icon and civil rights advocate, from an all-star team Hall-of-famer Elgin Baylor was one of basketball’s all-time-greatest players—an innovative athlete, team player, and quiet force for change. One of the first professional African-American players, he inspired others on and off the court. But when traveling for away games, many hotels and restaurants turned Elgin away because he was black. One night, Elgin had enough and staged a one-man protest that captured the attention of the press, the public, and the NBA. Above the Rim is a poetic, exquisitely illustrated telling of the life of an underrecognized athlete and a celebration of standing up for what is right.

Everybody Needs a Rock

Everybody Needs a Rock
  • Author : Byrd Baylor
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Pages : 32
  • Relase : 2011-08-16
  • ISBN : 9781442408111

Everybody Needs a Rock Book Review:

Everybody needs a rock -- at least that's the way this particular rock hound feels about it in presenting her own highly individualistic rules for finding just the right rock for you.

A Profound Ignorance

A Profound Ignorance
  • Author : Ephraim Radner,Professor of Historical Theology Ephraim Radner
  • Publisher : Baylor University Press
  • Pages : 453
  • Relase : 2019-11
  • ISBN : 1481310798

A Profound Ignorance Book Review:

Predicadores

Predicadores
  • Author : Missional Strategist Tito Madrazo
  • Publisher :
  • Pages : 232
  • Relase : 2021-03-15
  • ISBN : 1481313908

Predicadores Book Review:

Hispanic Protestants have been one of the most rapidly growing demographic groups in the United States over the last few decades. Sociologists have written about the cultural and political identities of this group, and theologians have reflected on theology and ethics from Hispanic Protestant perspectives, but considerably less attention has been paid to the predicadores/preachers in Hispanic Protestant congregations and the messages they proclaim on a weekly basis. In Predicadores: Hispanic Preaching and Immigrant Identity, Tito Madrazo explores the sermons of Hispanic Protestant preachers within the context of their individual and communal journeys. Formed by overlapping experiences of migration and calling and rooted in their own bilingual and bicultural realities, the first-generation preachers who collaborated in this study interpret and proclaim Scripture in ways that refuse easy characterization. What is certain is that their preaching--which incorporates both traditional and liberative elements--resonates deeply with their immigrant congregations. Madrazo contends that the power of these preachers lies in how they consistently proclaim the characteristics of God that have been most significant to them in their own migrations. Based on four years of collaborative ethnographic research, Predicadores reveals the richness of everyday preaching in local Hispanic Protestant congregations. Madrazo utilizes contemporary sociology, history, and theology in order to situate this study's preachers within broader discourses. The witness of Hispanic Protestant predicadores is a reminder of the homiletical importance of understanding and proclaiming the gospel from within particular cultures. --Rev. Dr. Loida I. Martell, Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean, Lexington Theological Seminary

Mapping Texas

Mapping Texas
  • Author : John S. Wilson
  • Publisher : 1845 Books
  • Pages : 132
  • Relase : 2019-09-15
  • ISBN : 1481311816

Mapping Texas Book Review:

3,822 perimeter miles. 11,247 rivers and streams. 8,749 feet at its height. 268,596 square miles in total. Texas is big. Julius Caesar once quipped that all of ancient Gaul could be divided up into three parts. Texas resists such easy division. Mapping Texas, edited by John S. Wilson, presents an array of early maps, dating from 1561 to 1860. The volume features selections from the extensive material housed in the Frances C. Poage Map Room of The Texas Collection at Baylor University. The painstaking labors of Spanish, French, English, and Mexican mapmakers illustrate the progressive and differing views of Texas geography and boundaries. Originally used as guides to new destinations, these maps also staked new claims, fueled by new dreams, on new territory that settlers had heard about but never seen. Page by page, Texas' iconic shape gradually emerges. As now-familiar cities dot this vast expanse of land, railroads trace the outline of rivers and mountain ranges, and ports anchor the curve of the Gulf of Mexico, Texas' rich history comes to life one map at a time. The volume concludes with an analysis of map art and cartouches--beautiful images that both name the map and highlight flora and fauna. A sumptuous delight for mind and eye, this volume lavishly documents the early outlines of the land over which six flags have proudly flown.

Disability and Spirituality

Disability and Spirituality
  • Author : William C. Gaventa
  • Publisher :
  • Pages : 280
  • Relase : 2018
  • ISBN : 1481302809

Disability and Spirituality Book Review:

Disability and spirituality have traditionally been understood as two distinct spheres: disability is physical and thus belongs to health care professionals, while spirituality is religious and belongs to the church, synagogue, or mosque and their theologians, clergy, rabbis, and imams. This division leads to stunted theoretical understanding, limited collaboration, and segregated practices, all of which contribute to a lack of capacity to see people with disabilities as whole human beings and full members of a diverse human family. Contesting the assumptions that separate disability and spirituality, William Gaventa argues for the integration of these two worlds. As Gaventa shows, the quest to understand disability inevitably leads from historical and scientific models into the world of spirituality--to the ways that values, attitudes, and beliefs shape our understanding of the meaning of disability. The reverse is also true. The path to understanding spirituality is a journey that leads to disability--to experiences of limitation and vulnerability, where the core questions of what it means to be human are often starkly and profoundly clear. In Disability and Spirituality Gaventa constructs this whole and human path before turning to examine spirituality in the lives of those individuals with disabilities, their families and those providing care, their friends and extended relationships, and finally the communities to which we all belong. At each point Gaventa shows that disability and spirituality are part of one another from the very beginning of creation. Recovering wholeness encompasses their reunion--a cohesion that changes our vision and enables us to everyone as fully human.

Gildersleeve

Gildersleeve
  • Author : John S. Wilson
  • Publisher : 1845 Books
  • Pages : 374
  • Relase : 2018-09-15
  • ISBN : 1481309242

Gildersleeve Book Review:

It was 1905 when the man destined to become Waco's photographer first opened his shop. Fred Gildersleeve documented the city he loved, establishing his legacy through iconic images that have become Waco's visual memory. The 186 Gildersleeve images within capture the spirit of early Waco. Born in 1880 in Boulder, Colorado, Gildersleeve spent most of his childhood in Kirksville, Missouri. Throughout his early years, Gildersleeve sold his pictures for 25 cents apiece to pay for his education, working his way through photography school in Effingham, Illinois before launching his career in Waco. An adventurer, Gildersleeve was known for speeding through town on an Excelsior motorbike--and later in a Model T Ford--with his assistant in the sidecar. He avidly took pictures of everyday life in Waco, becoming the official photographer for Baylor and the State Fair of Texas. From special occasions to sporting events, from construction projects to key figures, Gildersleeve documented Waco's growth as a thriving industrial city during the early days of the twentieth century. Gildersleeve's photos are not just history; they are art. He pioneered panoramas and aerial shots using Waco as his subject. Gildersleeve's photos are now known for their clarity and detail that resemble and surpass modern-day digital photography. The photos in this book take viewers back in time to their favorite Waco landmarks and do so with timeless creativity.