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August 08, 2019
In the United States, nearly 90 percent of Fortune 500 CEOs are white males, while less than four percent of CEOs are African American or Hispanic. With these numbers in mind, companies are constantly trying different strategies to increase diversity in the workplace.
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November 14, 2018
New building will replace Faculty Office Building
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April 23, 2017
At BYU's Commencement exercises this week, Thomas Stone will represent the graduates as the student speaker.

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August 07, 2016
At BYU's Commencement exercises this month, Marcos Gallo will represent the graduates as the student speaker. Like his fellow classmates, Gallo, has accomplished a lot during his time at BYU. 

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January 12, 2015
Because of a federal rule, kids throw away millions of dollars of fruits and vegetables every single day at school.

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November 04, 2014
Cougar Queries is a series profiling BYU employees by asking them a few simple questions about their work, interests and life. Today we meet Eric Eide, Professor and Department Chair of Economics.

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July 20, 2014
New research finds a strong tendency among coaches to overreact to close losses - and those hasty adjustments backfire in the long run. 

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June 10, 2014
Along with Neymar, Ronaldo and Messi, the world’s best soccer referees are heading to Brazil for the World Cup. But according to an analysis of 2,500 soccer matches, it appears the whistles of even the best officials are biased.

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April 22, 2013
When both Harvard and the University of Chicago law schools admitted Brooke Smith, she had to decide which one was the best fit.

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February 24, 2013
The idea that boys are better at math and in competitions has persisted for a long time, and now we know why: Nobody bothered to schedule the rematch.

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September 05, 2012
They say hindsight is 20/20, but apparently that’s not always the case.

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August 27, 2012
Sons of fathers with high incomes tend to end up with higher than average incomes themselves, but new research shows that it’s not just dad’s money that helps a son on his way.

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August 21, 2012
Whether you call it the Flutie Effect or the Jimmer Bump, a banner year in NCAA men’s basketball or football is followed by a flood of prospective students.

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February 08, 2012
A new Brigham Young University study found that 16-18 year olds perform better academically when they shave about two hours off what current guidelines prescribe.

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November 30, 2010
Though they’ve risen to the top of their profession and work in front of huge audiences, NBA referees aren’t immune to unintentional racial bias when it comes to calling fouls, according to a new study.

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November 14, 2010
The impact a specific schoolteacher has on students’ math and reading scores – whether bad or good – fades quite fast, according to a new study by researchers at Brigham Young University and the University of Michigan.

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October 14, 2010
A generation ago PG films like Ghostbusters, Back to the Future and Top Gun dominated at the box office, but more than half of what Hollywood serves up these days is rated R.

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April 15, 2010
With the NFL draft upon us, a new analysis by a BYU student shows that the BCS label blinds NFL executives from drafting the best players available.

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