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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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February 27, 2020
Family discussion about money can enhance children’s financial knowledge and reduce future financial instability.
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February 25, 2020
The theme for the monthly Forums this year at BYU is “In search of democratic character," with "character" meaning the manners and virtues that enable communities and societies to function justly, according to BYU Academic Vice President Shane Reese.
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February 25, 2020
Almost every parent knows the drill: When it’s your turn, you bring Capri Suns and Rice Krispies Treats to your child’s soccer game as a post-game snack. Whether you’re a parent that loves the tradition or despises it, new research shows how detrimental post-game treats are to a child’s health.
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February 10, 2020
For years now, 10,000 steps a day has become the gold standard for people trying to improve their health — and recent research shows some benefits can come from even just 7,500 steps. But if you’re trying to prevent weight gain, a new Brigham Young University study suggests no number of steps alone will do the trick.
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February 04, 2020
Deep in the Tushar mountains, some three hours south of BYU’s campus, Ph.D. student Jordan Maxwell and two other students found themselves in deep snow, both literally and figuratively.
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January 29, 2020
The number of times a teacher compliments or recognizes a student’s good behavior, compared to how often the teacher reprimands the student, the more likely that student is going to stay focused on the task at hand.
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January 28, 2020
In Tuesday’s campus forum, aerospace engineer and planetary scientist Alan Stern discussed the NASA mission to Pluto, New Horizons, and how his team was able to accomplish the impossible through commitment and collaboration.
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January 27, 2020
Law professor and neuroscientist Stephanie Plamondon Bair is making a new case for laws aimed at reducing poverty: They will fuel economic growth through an untapped pool of innovators.
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January 23, 2020
An analysis of the Top 50 patent-producing universities in the United States finds a staggering increase in the amount of university-licensed startups that exist on paper, but are not really doing anything — no employees, often no physical location, no economic impact, finds the Nature Biotechnology study.
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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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