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COVID-19 and Vaccination Rates: Answers from a BYU statistician

By Todd Hollingshead September 15, 2021
In this Q&A, BYU Academic Vice President and statistician Shane Reese discusses the complex numbers behind COVID-19 and vaccination rates. Read Full Story

Devotional: Lifelong conversion

By Jenna Knaupp September 14, 2021
Elder Dale G. Renlund of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints delivered Tuesday's devotional address. He spoke on how lifelong conversion produces authentic happiness. Read Full Story

Can you tell the difference between an authentic Mesoamerican artifact and a forgery? This BYU student can.

By Christie Allen September 14, 2021
Move over, Indiana Jones. In her undergraduate work authenticating the Mesoamerican greenstone collection at BYU’s Museum of Peoples and Cultures, anthropology student Chloe Burkey developed an eagle eye for the microscopic details that distinguish authentic artifacts from forged ones. Read Full Story

Three national outlets rank BYU one of the best values in the country

September 13, 2021
Brigham Young University continues to be one of the best values in the country when it comes to higher education, according to new rankings from Forbes, U.S. News & World Report and The Princeton Review.
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Devotional: President and Sister Worthen fall 2021

By Jenna Knaupp September 07, 2021
President Kevin J Worthen and Sister Peggy S. Worthen welcomed students back to campus with the first devotional of the fall 2021 semester. Sister Worthen spoke on navigating fearful uncertainty, and President Worthen explained how we can create a more interwoven BYU community. Read Full Story

Cougar Query: "When I have 30 minutes of free time, you can find me down a rabbit hole in FamilySearch"

September 01, 2021
Cougar Queries are a series profiling BYU employees by asking them questions about their work, interests and life. Today, we meet Shaunna George, business manager for BYU General Education. Read Full Story

Cougar Query: "The best-kept BYU secret is Aspen Grove!"

August 27, 2021
Cougar Queries are a series profiling BYU employees by asking them questions about their work, interests and life. Today, we meet Craig Freeze, director of Aspen Grove. Read Full Story

University Conference 2021: President Worthen shares new statement on belonging

August 23, 2021
At BYU's annual University Conference, President Worthen reflected on President Kimball's Second Century Address and shared a new statement on belonging. Read Full Story

BYU announces the formation of a new Office of Belonging

August 23, 2021
President Worthen shares BYU's Statement on Belonging as a guide for addressing the needs of all marginalized individuals on campus. Read Full Story

Praising middle school students improves on-task behavior by up to 70%, BYU study finds

By Christie Allen August 19, 2021
The study found that when middle school teachers praised students at least as often as they reprimanded them, class-wide on-task behavior improved by 60–70%. Students at high risk for emotional and behavioral disorders were also more likely to be on task, and their classroom marks went up by a full letter grade, compared to high-risk students in classrooms where teachers rarely offered praise.
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