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400 million voting records show persistent gaps in voter turnout by race, age, and political affiliation

By Tyler Stahle August 10, 2022
A new study from BYU and the University of Virginia analyzed 400 million voter records from elections in 2014 and 2016 and found that minority citizens, young people, and those who support the Democratic Party are much less likely to vote than whites, older citizens, and Republican Party supporters. Moreover, those in the former groups are also more likely to live in areas where their neighbors are less likely to vote. Read Full Story

Cougar Query: "One item on my bucket list is to visit all the national parks on the Harley."

August 09, 2022
Cougar Queries are a series profiling BYU employees by asking them questions about their work, interests and life. Today, we meet Kelly Jensen, an admissions coordinator. Read Full Story

Devotional: Finding wonder in remote places

By Kailey Marshall August 02, 2022
Janis Nuckolls, professor of linguistics, delivered Tuesday’s devotional address. She spoke about the importance of cultivating more awe and wonder, which can lead to a more meaningful life. Read Full Story

Cougar Query: "I get most excited about my work when I travel to Amazonian Ecuador and learn more about the Kichwa language"

August 02, 2022
Cougar Queries are a series profiling BYU employees by asking them questions about their work, interests and life. Today, we meet Janis Nuckolls, a professor of linguistics. Read Full Story

BYU students design affordable water filtration device to help provide clean water in Pakistan

By Todd Hollingshead August 02, 2022
A group of BYU engineering students decided to use their expertise to help with water quality challenges in Pakistan. The team of capstone students designed a prototype for an affordable, easy-to-use water filtration device that could easily be sourced and built in the Asian country of 220 million.


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Forum: Something about mental health

By Kailey Marshall July 26, 2022
Carl L. Hanson, BYU professor of public health, delivered Tuesday's forum address on campus. He discussed how we can obtain optimal mental health by better understanding it ourselves and being willing to be an advocate for others who struggle with mental illness. Read Full Story

Cougar Query: "On Saturdays you'll find me on a long run with other crazed runners"

July 26, 2022
Cougar Queries are a series profiling BYU employees by asking them questions about their work, interests and life. Today, we meet Carl Hanson, a faculty member in the Department of Public Health. Read Full Story

Unboxing videos on YouTube: What parents need to watch for

By Tyler Stahle July 22, 2022
Parents are increasingly tasked with the burden of educating their children about the repertoire of tactics used by advertisers. Read Full Story

Utah owes many of its most quirky expressions to pioneers, says research from BYU linguist

By Christie Allen July 20, 2022
“Sluffing” school, saying you “fill” sick, the particular pronunciation of “t” in “mountain”: many will recognize these peculiarities of Utah speech, but are any of them truly exclusive to Utah?
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Devotional: Six ways to be a better boat builder

By Kailey Marshall July 19, 2022
Chris Mattson, professor of mechanical engineering, delivered Tuesday's devotional address. He taught that in order to withstand the storms of life, we must trust in the Lord and intentionally build our lives around Him. Read Full Story