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Children with autism benefit when parents are trained to provide at-home interventions

September 05, 2022
Training and empowering parents to offer at-home interventions to children with autism spectrum disorder helps children improve in positive behaviors and language communication skills says a new study from BYU.
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School wellness centers: An innovative response to student stress and suicide

August 31, 2022
Of the 752 students, 124 parents, and 69 staff surveyed, all three groups believed the wellness center reduced students’ anxiety and depression. Students who were more likely to experience marginalization or extra stressors reported that they used and benefited from the center the most.
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BYU research debunks widespread spaceflight lore

August 30, 2022
When the Saturn V rocket propelled man to the moon in 1969, the blast from the rocket’s engines was tremendous. The monumental event gave rise to widespread claims that the acoustic force of the rocket melted concrete and ignited grass fires miles away. New research from BYU debunks this common myth.
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BYU student’s research solves an icy dwarf planet mystery

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.
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Mother of four earns graduate degree, hopes to teach sociology

April 21, 2022
All within the past five years, Jordan Coburn graduated with a double major in sociology and Spanish, worked as an English tutor, had four children and earned her graduate degree in sociology.
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Meet the BYU music grad who taught Cosmo to play the bell tower

April 14, 2022
Over the past four years, associate university carillonneur Amber Dahlberg has enjoyed what she calls “the best view” of BYU. From the carillon inside the top of the bell tower, the BYU student has performed hundreds of the university’s traditional 30-minute noon recitals, providing an inspiring campus soundtrack for students, staff and visitors going about their business.
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BYU Law leads list of BYU graduate programs moving up in U.S. News rankings

March 29, 2022
BYU Law has earned its highest U.S. News ranking to date, rocketing up six spots from last year and coming in at No. 23 in the 2023 Best Graduate School rankings released today. The Marriott School of Business once again ranks high and the BYU Nursing program makes a big jump.



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BYU study finds increasing uplifts leads to better marital outcomes for parents of children with autism, Down syndrome

March 21, 2022
Respite care may allow parents of children with disabilities to step back and recount specific moments of joy with their children, which results in an uplift. Experiencing more uplifts might counteract the detrimental effect of stress on parents.
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Cultivating feelings of indebtedness to God results in increased happiness, desire to serve others

March 15, 2022
BYU research found that beyond increasing overall happiness and well-being, indebtedness to God was also related to increased religious involvement, spirituality, attachment to God and pro-social behavior, or how much service and kindness people show to others.
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Dead trees in Utah forests are a wildfire hazard; BYU researchers found a way to use them as biomass for power plants

March 03, 2022
Researchers at BYU have worked to develop new ways to convert dead, decaying trees into a fuel that can be used in coal power plants, and as a result, also reduce net carbon emissions.
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State-funded BYU study finds elk move when hunting season starts — and it's causing problems

February 16, 2022
Research from BYU wildlife sciences professors finds that when hunting season starts, elk in Utah move off of public lands — where they can be hunted — and onto private lands — where they cannot be hunted. And then, when hunting season is over, they shift right back to public lands.



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BYU researchers discover locations of ancient Maya sacred groves of cacao trees

January 31, 2022
BYU researchers led a project to locate the ancient site of Maya cacao tree groves. Their work led them to sinkholes in the Yucatan, where they conducted soil anaylses to confirm evidence of cacao, a plant considered divine by the Maya.
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BYU researchers sequenced the quinoa genome. Now they’re introducing hybrids of the crop to developing nations

January 11, 2022
As soils across the world become less fertile and more desert-like due to climate change, it’s getting harder for farmers, especially those in developing nations, to grow basic life-preserving crops such as corn, wheat and rice.
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Engineers stitch together thousands of drone-captured images to create 3D model of BYU's campus

December 09, 2021
Using more than 80,000 drone-captured and ground images, and applying GPS systems for accuracy, BYU grad student Bryce Berrett has stitched together a comprehensive 3D model of BYU's entire 560-acre campus.


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Three new deans announced at BYU

April 22, 2021
BYU Academic Vice President C. Shane Reese announced the appointment of three new deans today, including Richard D. Osguthorpe at the David O. McKay School of Education, Laura Padilla-Walker at the College of Family, Home, and Social Sciences and Adam T. Woolley as the dean of Graduate Studies.
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Interim Dean for Graduate Studies

June 21, 2020
Brigham Young University Academic Vice President Shane Reese has appointed Logan Gillette as the interim dean of BYU Graduate Studies, following the appointment of current dean John “Keoni” S.K. Kauwe as the president of BYU Hawaii.
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New dean of BYU Graduate Studies

May 13, 2019
Brigham Young University Academic Vice President James R. Rasband announced today that John “Keoni” S.K. Kauwe has been named the new dean of BYU Graduate Studies.
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X-why? Female researchers sweep this year’s 3 Minute Thesis competition

March 21, 2016
For the first time since the 3-Minute Thesis competition began at BYU, there was a three-way tie for first place.

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