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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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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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March 31, 2021
AD-stricken brains show a genetic deficit in ability to use glucose
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March 30, 2021
Drew Gilpin Faust, U.S. historian and former Harvard president, delivered Tuesday’s forum address. She spoke on humility’s role in the work of becoming educated.
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March 30, 2021
The J. Reuben Clark Law School rocketed up to No. 29 in the 2022 edition of the U.S. News Best Graduate School Rankings, leading a group of five BYU graduate programs that earned top marks.
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March 29, 2021
About 61% of Americans have had at least one Adverse Childhood Experience (ACE), experts’ formal term for a traumatic childhood event. Two recent BYU studies analyzed how ACEs shape adolescents’ delinquent behaviors as well as fathers’ parenting approaches.
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March 17, 2021
A collaboration between BYU and the University of Washington uses science and family history to prevent hereditary cancer.
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March 15, 2021
Like every other human biometric identification system before it, there are still significant security flaws in some of the most advanced identity verification technology. BYU computer and electrical engineering professor D.J. Lee has decided there is a better and more secure way to use your face for restricted access.
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March 07, 2021
While myths and half-truths about vaccinations continue to swirl, Dr. Andersen explains how COVID-19 vaccines work and debunks common misconceptions in this interview.
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February 23, 2021
Dr. Dambisa Moyo, a Zambian-born international economist who analyzes macroeconomics and global affairs, delivered Tuesday’s forum address. She spoke on the macroeconomic, geopolitical and social trends defining our world.
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February 23, 2021
Leaders of U.S. Special Operations Command have turned to the expertise of two Brigham Young University professors for advice on the high-stakes ethical dilemmas their forces face.


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February 12, 2021
The study found that fathers who had more sons were more likely to vote for a stronger national government than fathers of daughters, who preferred a weaker national government with greater state authority.
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February 11, 2021
For Bill Tayler, Robert J. Smith Professor and Associate Director of BYU's School of Accountancy, the GameStop stock market surge wasn't surprising at all. Tayler predicted a stock market saga like this in a research paper published 13 years ago. In this interview, Tayler describes what happened and what he thinks will come next.
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February 03, 2021
In the longest study to date on the effects of social media on teens, BYU research found a correlation between time spent on social media and suicidality risk among teenage girls.
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January 26, 2021
David Epstein, investigative reporter and author, delivered Tuesday’s forum address.
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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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January 19, 2021
BYU professors and students developed a tool that can auto-index the cause of death from death certificates.
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January 13, 2021
In studies published over the last year, BYU’s interdisciplinary research group Autism Connect has outlined ways to change these norms by improving the accuracy, timeliness and helpfulness of autism diagnoses.
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December 30, 2020
The most-read BYU News stories of the year include a report on video game research, a gallery of creative costumes, advice about what milk to drink, and the many ways students and faculty have bettered the world throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.
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