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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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October 15, 2019
Encouraging teenagers to participate in sports could help them face challenges now and in the future.
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October 09, 2019
With so many elective classes at BYU, which ones are worth taking? We explored that question a few years ago by picking out some of the must-take electives on campus. We’re back with six more well-loved classes you can add to your schedule.
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September 24, 2019
In Tuesday’s campus Forum, Hmong author Kao Kalia Yang discussed the power stories have to influence people’s lives.
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September 23, 2019
A new study from researchers at BYU reveals that perceptions of impostorism are quite common and uncovers one of the best — and worst — ways to cope with such feelings.
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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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September 17, 2019
Just making the list could cost your company millions in value
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By Sara Jane Aubrey
September 11, 2019
Previous studies found having adverse childhood experiences can lead to poor health outcomes later in life. New BYU research finds the antidote is to counter those with enough positive experiences.
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September 09, 2019
What do legendary BYU basketball coach Stanley Watts, BYU All-American center Kresimir Cosic and current BYU illustration professor Justin Kunz have in common? All three have been part of the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame enshrinement ceremonies.
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September 04, 2019
New Department of Defense-sponsored research from BYU’s Fire Research Lab is getting into the microscopic details of how fast wildfires burn.
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August 26, 2019
Brigham Young University's unique opportunity to educate students in a way that integrates faith, emotion and intellect is a recipe for nurturing characters who have a devoted heart, courageous mind and a purposeful soul.
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August 26, 2019
Elder Dale G. Renlund encouraged BYU employees to strengthen the kingdom of God by building a Christlike culture on campus.
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August 22, 2019
A group of BYU researchers may have found a way to reverse falling crop yields caused by increasingly salty farmlands throughout the world.
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August 19, 2019
A new study from researchers at BYU and Penn State provides the most accurate estimate of the number of Earth-like planets in the universe.
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August 18, 2019
Brigham Young University has created two new majors, one new department and several new classes available to its students starting Fall Semester 2019.
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August 15, 2019
Is the way we bark out orders to digital assistants like Siri, Alexa and Google Assistant making us less polite? Prompted by growing concerns, two BYU information systems researchers decided to ask.
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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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August 01, 2019
Researchers at BYU examined the sediment content of Utah Lake and its connection to toxic cyanobacteria
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July 29, 2019
In the 2015-16 academic year, students received $28 billion in Federal Pell Grants. The monetary assistance helps students who display exceptional financial need pay for their tuition. But more than the dollar amount is how that aid helps college students shape the rest of their lives.
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