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Going cashless to prevent COVID-19 was useless, new BYU microbiology study finds

By Todd Hollingshead May 12, 2022
A new study published in PLOS ONE from BYU scientists finds that the SARS-CoV-2 virus is almost immediately nonviable if deposited on a cash banknote. The virus actually shows greater stability on plastic money cards, with the live virus still being detected 48 hours after initial deposition, but no viable virus was detected on either cash or card that was randomly sampled in the study.


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Cougar Queries: The title of my autobiography would be “I Will Die When I Am 93, In a Bookstore, Just Politely Toppled Over.”

May 12, 2022
Cougar Queries are a series profiling BYU employees by asking them questions about their work, interests and life. Today, we meet Candilyn Newell, career director at the College of Life Sciences. Read Full Story

Devotional: Higher Education

By Kailey Marshall May 10, 2022
Tracy Flinders, vice president of information technology and chief information officer at BYU, delivered Tuesday’s devotional address. He spoke on the importance of higher education and discovering our true identities. Read Full Story

Cougar Query: "On Saturday mornings you’ll find me horseback riding in the mountains"

May 09, 2022
Cougar Queries are a series profiling BYU employees by asking them questions about their work, interests and life. Today, we meet Tracy Flinders, vice president of information technology vice president and chief information officer. Read Full Story

BYU student’s research solves an icy dwarf planet mystery

By Tyler Stahle May 09, 2022
The dwarf planet Haumea has befuddled modern scientists for years. New BYU research details the planet's creation and solves one of astronomy's puzzles. Read Full Story

Devotional: Pointing our souls to Christ

By Jenna Knaupp May 03, 2022
Sister Neill F. Marriott, former Second Counselor in the Young Women General Presidency for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, delivered Tuesday’s devotional address. She spoke on the process of focusing on the Savior, receiving His strength and becoming more like Him. Read Full Story

When it comes to buying stuff, who do you trust to sell it: Government, nonprofits or for-profits? BYU study says...

By Christie Allen April 26, 2022
Covid-19 tests were in short supply two months ago, but now testing options abound, from free tests mailed by the U.S. government to those available from pharmacies and nonprofit healthcare providers. All other factors being equal, is there an advantage to accessing a test through any one of these avenues? Read Full Story

BYU Tuition to Increase 3% for 2022–23 Academic Year

April 25, 2022
Brigham Young University will implement a 3% increase for undergraduate tuition for the 2022–23 academic year. This will bring the undergraduate rate per semester from $3,060 to $3,152, an increase of $92. Read Full Story

Cougar Query: "When I tell people I work for BYU, they say, 'Jazz at BYU?' Absolutely!"

April 25, 2022
Cougar Queries are a series profiling BYU employees by asking them questions about their work, interests and life. Today, we meet Ray Smith, professor of music, director of Synthesis and member of the BYU faculty jazz quintet, Q'd Up. Read Full Story

April 2022 Commencement: A life centered on Jesus Christ

By Jenna Knaupp April 21, 2022
At the first in-person commencement since April 2019, over 6,800 students were honored for their completion of higher degrees at Brigham Young University. Read Full Story