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Curious about Utah’s frontier women? Browse BYU’s new database of women’s newspaper ads

July 20, 2021
A single bottle of tonic to cure diabetes, cancer, ulcers and dizziness. Raisins and currants for Christmas mince meat pies. Midwifery courses taught by a certified female doctor, $30 a term. A souvenir stone from the Hill Cumorah, “guaranteed genuine,” mailed from New York for 25 cents.
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BYU No. 1 in the nation for launching business, foreign language Ph.D.s

April 06, 2021
BYU prepares more future Ph.D. students in both business management and foreign languages than any other university in the United States.
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BYU students sweep writing contest, win new short story dispenser for campus

January 21, 2021
Among competition from Harvard, Carnegie Mellon and other top schools, BYU students swept the contest, winning all of the first-place juried prizes.
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BYU Italian professor combats student “Zoom fatigue” with online cooking sessions

January 20, 2021
The cooking sessions in professor Marie Orton’s Italian 361 class represent her passion for helping students to connect—with each other, with her, with the subject matter. Orton said her teaching methods are inspired partly by the examples of many colleagues in the unique language programs at BYU.
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BYU students, creator of Alexa develop software to preserve Cambodian stories

December 09, 2020
By recording nearly 5,000 life stories during the past few years, BYU’s Cambodian Oral History Project has brought to light many narratives long suppressed by the trauma of the late 1970s Khmer Rouge regime, during which nearly two million Cambodians were killed or died.
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Tired of staring at your phone? Grab a short story from BYU’s new dispensers

November 04, 2020
Two new vending machines on BYU's campus will print out free short stories, poems and essays on rolls of receipt paper. One is on the library's ground-floor thoroughfare and another is taking stops all across campus.
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BYU professor helps courts solve 60 cases as language detective

September 25, 2020
Dr. Eggington has had plenty of exciting moments as a forensic linguist. What he really cares about—why he became a linguistics professor to begin with—is using his knowledge of language to help others.
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BYU Project seeks to connect generations of Cambodian families

August 05, 2020
Launched in January of 2016, the Cambodian Oral History Project works to collect and preserve the records of the Cambodian people.
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For pandemic comfort eating, Utah is the plate: new book shows why

July 23, 2020
We may be in the middle of a global pandemic, but there is no way Utahns would ever give up their fry sauce!
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Using talents to build BYU up, humanities grad stands out

April 21, 2020
Heidi Moe Graviet “exemplifies the best of BYU,” according to her mentor, Dr. Matthew Wickman. “She loves the Lord and has the mind, drive and skills to succeed at most anything, but she is determined to choose what is most virtuous, lovely and of good report.”
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BYU student Josh Robinson finishes in top 3 at global Chinese competition

September 20, 2019
What started out as an opportunity for extra credit in one of his BYU classes led to a month-long, all-expenses-paid trip to China: a “pretty sweet trophy and a very good scholarship.” BYU senior Josh Robinson entered a BYU competition as a chance to get extra credit and won. Then he advanced to the multi-national competition and nabbed the top spot there to earn a seat at the global contest, the Chinese Bridge Proficiency Competition.
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BYU prof takes a dive into ‘The Far Side’

August 21, 2018
In Kerry Soper’s new book, “Gary Larson and The Far Side,” the BYU comparative arts and letters professor discusses the comic’s complex and strange humor, artistic variance from the norms of its day and impact on modern alternative comedy.
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Workplace myth-making

November 01, 2017
A BYU linguistics professor is exploring the ways companies use myth and storytelling to foster unity and support during times of change.

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Delivering bad news? Don't beat around the bush.

October 04, 2017
New BYU research shows that when it comes to receiving bad news, most people prefer directness, candor and very little — if any — buffer.

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'Arrival' Oscar noms got you pumped about linguistics?

January 23, 2017
Inspired by Tolkien, Dirk Elzinga created his own language as a teenager. That dabbling eventually led to a career as a linguist: one who is documenting a trio of endangered Native American languages.

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When Your Brain Gets Transmogrified: BYU Professor Explores Mental Illness in Award-Winning Book Inspired by Calvin and Hobbes.

December 07, 2016
Martine Leavitt was reading Calvin and Hobbes one rainy day when the thought occurred to her that nowadays Calvin might be diagnosed with having schizophrenia.

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Rubbing Elbows with UN Diplomats: BYU Students Win International Language Competition

October 06, 2016
Humanities students Rachel Lott and Jamie Clegg felt honored when the women realized they were among only 10 Arabic language finalists chosen from students worldwide to address a United Nations General Assembly.

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BYU Humanities Professor Commended by the Foreign Minister of Japan

September 20, 2016
As a young missionary in Japan, Professor Van C. Gessel jokingly admits he was guilty of some cultural confusion. But now he's one of a select number of non-Japanese citizens to be commended for promoting cultural understanding. 

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