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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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January 21, 2020
Robert Machoian Graham has seen four of his past films make it to Sundance. The latest marks the first time one of his full-length films has been accepted.
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January 15, 2020
Drinking low-fat milk is associated with longer telomeres in adults. Adults who drink whole and 2% milk experience significant additional aging on the cellular level.
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December 23, 2019
School of Accountancy students are the top large program in the country for first-time pass rates of the Certified Public Accountant Exam.
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December 19, 2019
A BYU electrical engineering professor has found an innovative and inexpensive way to teach students how to program self-driving cars. Instead of building a full-scale autonomous vehicle, DJ Lee used RC cars and an indoor mini course to give students a crash course in the vocabulary and tech behind autonomous vehicles.
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By Sara Jane Aubrey
December 16, 2019
Recent research from BYU communications professors found the reason many fans get online to read and post about their favorite sports team tells a lot about the type of fan they are.
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December 11, 2019
A trio of BYU Law students entered and won the Utah Venture Capital Case Competition without any previous experience in the field.
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December 09, 2019
New research from BYU’s geological sciences department found that about 90 percent of dust in Utah’s Wasatch Front comes from the west desert, an area that was once covered by the prehistoric Lake Bonneville but that is now a dried lakebed.
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December 04, 2019
Computer science professors at BYU developed a method to quickly resize 4D animations of fluids without having to completely re-simulate the entire sequence.
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November 19, 2019
Henry Louis Gates Jr., an award-winning filmmaker, historian and journalist, delivered Tuesday’s campus Forum address about the role that the historical period of Reconstruction continues to play in the racial conversation of the country today.
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November 11, 2019
More than one million American men and women are veterans of the War on Terror—that is, veterans who served in the U.S. Armed Forces after September 2001. Contrary to popular belief, most veterans who return home do not experience PTSD or similar conditions.
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November 07, 2019
Participants in a new study hit elevated heart rates riding the same test loop on both e-mountain bikes and regular mountain bikes, suggesting that e-bikes can in fact be a good source of high-intensity exercise.
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October 31, 2019
Researchers from BYU and Harvard published a pivotal study in Science magazine.
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By Sara Jane Aubrey
October 29, 2019
This fall a new exhibit at the Smithsonian Museum features 46 portraits taken from photographers all across the country. But only one of the 46 pieces of art displays not one, but two artist names: Paul Adams, a BYU professor, and Jordan Layton, a former photography student.
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October 28, 2019
Rollins Center-supported startup Myostorm lands deal on ABC's prime-time show.
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October 22, 2019
In Tuesday’s campus Forum, best-selling author and New York Times columnist David Brooks discussed how to lead a good moral life and taught students in the Marriott Center how they can become better members of the community.
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October 22, 2019
Computer engineers have created a protocol that significantly extends the distance a Wi-Fi-enabled device can send and receive signals.
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October 20, 2019
New research led by Sarah Coyne, a professor of family life at Brigham Young University, found that the amount of time spent on social media is not directly increasing anxiety or depression in teenagers.
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By Sara Jane Aubrey
October 17, 2019
BYU’s highly esteemed Center for Animation became even more reputable when the short film “Grendel,” directed and produced by BYU animation students, recently won the Center its sixth Student Academy Award.
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