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Intellect

BYU seeks to develop students of faith, intellect, and character. In addition to teaching classes, most BYU professors also conduct research in their academic field. Students – even at the undergraduate level – participate in research and publish their work alongside a faculty mentor. Here are the stories of what they discover together.

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July 25, 2021
New research finds that children who engaged with princess culture were more likely to hold progressive views about women and subscribe less to attitudes of toxic masculinity.
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July 21, 2021
Immigrant communities such as a Finnish settlement in Scofield and a Chinese community in Salt Lake City may not be as well-known or remembered but still play an important part of Utah’s history — a history rich with diverse stories of faith and perseverance.
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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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July 19, 2021
BYU cybersecurity professor Justin Giboney is training the next generation of cyber experts to keep your information safe. In this Q&A, Giboney answers a few questions to help breakdown what we are facing and what we can do.
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July 12, 2021
As places like Utah, Arizona, Michigan, and Maryland gear up to hold local elections this summer and fall, history predicts that they will see an average of 29–37% fewer voters than they would were their elections held “on cycle,” in tandem with state and federal elections.
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June 22, 2021
New BYU research recently published in the journal of Social Media + Society sheds light on the motives and personality characteristics of internet trolls.
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June 17, 2021
Engineering graduate student Jacob Sheffield has created a tiny origami-based device that serves as a miniature windshield wiper for laparoscope camera lenses.
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June 13, 2021
BYU geography professor Matt Bekker says record-breaking temperatures certainly contribute to Utah's water problem through evaporation, but the less-noticeable warming trend over months and years is the bigger problem. Most of the last 20 years have been drought years.
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June 01, 2021
The interconnected reasons your favorite products might be facing a shortage.
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May 27, 2021
A BYU professor and his team have built the world’s most power-efficient high-speed analog-to-digital converter (ADC) microchip. An ADC is a tiny piece of technology present in almost every electronic piece of equipment that converts analog signals (like a radio wave) to a digital signal.
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May 25, 2021
Chris Crowe, English professor at Brigham Young University, delivered Tuesday’s forum address. He discussed the ongoing genre-bending of young adult novels and how flexible perceptions of these genres, or commonly accepted essential traits, can generate more creative literature.
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May 25, 2021
For the past 10 years, BYU nursing professor and certified sexual assault examiner Julie Valentine has helped put Utah at the forefront of making touch DNA evidence collection a standard practice in groping cases.
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May 19, 2021
Thanks to the combined efforts of two BYU engineering capstone teams and a group of theatre and media arts students, the beloved mascot Cosmo is getting an animatronic counterpart in the theatre department.
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May 18, 2021
Support interventions such as group meetings and family sessions that promoted healthy behaviors resulted in a 29% increased probability of survival over time.
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May 04, 2021
They may be tiny weapons, but BYU’s holography research group has figured out how to create lightsabers — green for Yoda and red for Darth Vader, naturally — with actual luminous beams rising from them.
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April 30, 2021
A recent mega-study co-authored by a BYU professor showed that sending patients text message reminders to get a flu shot at their routine appointments increased vaccination rates by up to 11%, enough to make a significant impact in national immunity.
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April 25, 2021
New BYU study finds that night shift functions don’t actually improve sleep.
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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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