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Nationals to NICUs: shared path two sisters took at BYU

By Shelby Clark April 17, 2024
Sisters Lauren Ellsworth-Barnes and Alena Ellsworth shared nearly everything at BYU: classes, homework, two majors, track workouts and even a track and field national title. They have so much in common that they are often mistaken for fraternal twins despite their two-year age difference. Read Full Story

From campus to cinema: BYU students win Coca-Cola Refreshing Films contest

By Tyler Stahle April 17, 2024
The next time you settle into a recliner at your favorite movie theater and the pre-movie ads start rolling, be on the lookout for a Coca-Cola commercial created by BYU students. Read Full Story

Code warriors: Trio of BYU students take on world’s toughest collegiate coding challenge in Egypt

By Shelby Clark April 16, 2024
In a high-stakes showdown of wit and code, three BYU students are set to compete in the International Collegiate Programming Contest (ICPC) world finals. Armed with a single computer and five hours to solve 12 complex programming problems, Lawry Sorenson, Thomas Draper and Teikn Smith are vying for the title of the globe’s finest programmers. Read Full Story

Conversion, connection bookend BYU grad’s journey

By Tyler Stahle April 15, 2024
Growing up in Houston, Texas, Garrett Mast had always envisioned attending college on the East Coast, home to some of the nation’s oldest and most iconic campuses. But after joining The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints as a 16-year-old, the opportunity for an education at BYU was something he couldn’t resist. Read Full Story

Q&A with President Reese on promoting BYU’s "double heritage"

By Aaron Sorenson April 12, 2024
In this Q&A series with President Reese, he shares more about the seven initiatives he shared in his 2023 inaugural response and how they apply to BYU employees. Read Full Story

BYU’s space ace: Minor planet named in honor of Jani Radebaugh

By Tyler Stahle April 10, 2024
BYU planetary geology professor Jani Radebaugh’s contributions to planetary science have reached cosmic proportions as she recently received the prestigious honor of having a minor planet named her. The asteroid, previously known as “45690,” now bears the name “45690janiradebaugh” on official NASA/JPL websites. Read Full Story

Devotional: Finding direction in uncertainty

By Kailey Marshall April 09, 2024
Mary Davis, an associate professor of microbiology and molecular biology, delivered Tuesday's devotional address. She focused her remarks on learning how to move forward in uncertainty and refraining from comparing life paths with others. Read Full Story

BYU team helps create diagnostic tool that achieves accuracy of PCR tests with faster, simpler nanopore system

April 09, 2024
A new diagnostic tool developed by Brigham Young University and UC Santa Cruz researchers can test for SARS-CoV-2 and Zika virus with the same or better accuracy as high-precision PCR tests in a matter of hours. Read Full Story

Cougar Query: Mary Davis

April 08, 2024
Cougar Queries is a series profiling BYU employees by asking them questions about their work, interests and life. Read Full Story

BYU professor’s designs featured on new Congressional Gold Medal

By Tyler Stahle April 03, 2024
A new Congressional Gold Medal featuring the designs of BYU illustration professor Justin Kunz was recently unveiled at a ceremony held at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C. Read Full Story