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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 08, 2020
Black home ownership is at its lowest rate since 1968. Since data shows home ownership is strongly tied to voter turnout, even after controlling for other factors, Rugh argues these findings indicate a potential negative impact on Black voter turnout in 2020.
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July 05, 2020
Two animated projects from BYU professor Brent Barson were recently accepted into the Communication Arts 2020 Design Annual, a prestigious graphic design journal. Out of the 2,900 total entries, just 126 were accepted.
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July 02, 2020
Analysis of former slaves’ narratives: freedom was a family affair
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June 30, 2020
In addition to being one of the top programs in the country, BYU’s advertising department fosters an environment to talk about important issues.
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June 29, 2020
According to recent BYU research, members of virtual teams identify leaders in significantly different ways compared to members of in-person teams.
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June 26, 2020
A new study shows a strong correlation between how much women with autistic traits camouflage—hide or compensate for autistic qualities to fit in—and the severity of their mental health concerns.
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June 19, 2020
A group of BYU alums and BYU students have created a low-cost, lightweight ventilator that just received emergency FDA approval for use during the COVID-19 pandemic.
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June 18, 2020
Employers are in a unique situation where they can either support father involvement in the family, or they can be a barrier.
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June 15, 2020
To protect both patients and practitioners during COVID-19, BYU nursing and technology professors collaborated to design a digital, 3D-printed stethoscope that makes it possible to listen to the heart and lungs of their patients while standing up to 50 feet away.
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June 08, 2020
BYUradio's “Treasure Island 2020” has been nominated as a finalist for the 79th Annual Peabody Awards, honoring the most compelling and empowering stories released in broadcasting and digital media during 2019.
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June 02, 2020
A new study published by five BYU professors and five BYU students puts researchers one massive step closer to the development of more effective treatments for Alzheimer's disease.
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May 22, 2020
BYU students took home HALF of the awards in the Television Student category.
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May 18, 2020
Statewide effort features researchers from BYU, University of Utah, Utah State University, Utah Department of Environmental Quality
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May 14, 2020
Each year for the past five years, students at BYU’s Center for Animation have been tasked with creating an entire video game from concept to finished product. This spring, the latest team made history by creating the first game to win first place in two different categories at the Intel University Games Showcase.
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May 12, 2020
Long-term BYU study looks at the effect of video game play and the trajectories of addiction
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May 06, 2020
“When I saw it, bells and whistles went off in my head; I sat there for two or three minutes quite stunned at its beauty,” said Mikel Stevens, a professor of plant and wildlife sciences. “It’s extremely rare. If I were to put numbers on this, I would put the chance of finding it as one in millions.”
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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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April 21, 2020
When Jake Hogan first set foot on the Brigham Young University campus in the fall of 2016, he knew right where he wanted to focus his studies—cancer research. Hogan was intimately familiar with the disease after he’d seen both his grandfather and his younger brother each battle brain tumors.
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