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BYU seeks to develop students of faith, intellect, and character. In addition to teaching classes, most BYU professors also conduct research in their academic field. Students – even at the undergraduate level – participate in research and publish their work alongside a faculty mentor. Here are the stories of what they discover together.

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With so many elective classes at BYU, which ones are worth taking? Here six classes selected by students and the reasoning behind what made the classes their top pick.

When in Rome you do as the Romans do, right? Not necessarily. When it comes to fitting in with foreign cultures, “just be yourself” might be the more appropriate mantra, says new BYU research.

Thanks to a national initiative, salad bars are showing up in public schools across the country. Now a BYU researchers is trying to figure out how to get kids to eat from them.

Dr. Clayborne Carson, a historian at Stanford University and expert on the life and writings of Martin Luther King, Jr., discussed how we can best answer the question King wrote in his final book. The question: Where do we go from here?

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BYU economics professor Jaren Pope found that when interest rates dropped, 20 percent of American homeowners who could have benefited from refinancing didn’t, leaving a total of $5.4 billion on the table.

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BYU professor Julie Valentine is on the front lines of sexual assault kit processing reform. Her latest, groundbreaking research was just released, showing drastic improvement in submission rates.

BYU engineering professors have created an origami-inspired, lightweight bulletproof shield that can protect law enforcement from gunfire.

New BYU research shows why calorie restriction made mice live longer and healthier lives.

New research from BYU’s autism experts is providing clues into the link between aggression and autism — clues the team hopes will eventually lead to more effective intervention.