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BYU-created water cycle resources adopted by USGS for nationwide use

June 18, 2024
The USGS, the nation’s largest water, earth and biological science agency, has tapped resources created by BYU to help teach school children coast-to-coast about water science in modern times. The new images, created by an interdisciplinary group of BYU scientists, educators and creatives, include a much-needed modernized version of the water cycle.
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Devotional: The entire church shall take hold of Christ

June 04, 2024
In her devotional address at the Marriott Center on Tuesday morning, Ali Crandall focused her remarks on taking hold of Christ and following His example by prioritizing meaningful relationships in our lives.
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Cougar Query: Ali Crandall

June 03, 2024
Cougar Queries is a series profiling BYU employees by asking them questions about their work, interests and life.
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Forum: Great temples of learning on temple hill

May 21, 2024
Just as temple worship fortifies us to accomplish spiritual tasks, the academic “temples” of BYU campus give us light and power to serve others through knowledge, taught BYU plant and wildlife sciences professor Rick Jellen in the Distinguished Faculty Lecture at Tuesday’s forum.
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Notable achievements and scholarship wins highlight BYU awards season 2024

May 10, 2024
While it’s impossible to recognize every award-winning student, these highlights capture the considerable work and creative capabilities of our Cougars during the past academic year.
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BYU professors using game-changing strategies to prevent injuries, promote wellbeing in youth athletes

May 07, 2024
BYU professor Matt Seeley created the Strong Youth Project after watching all five of his children participate in youth sports. While he loves the many invaluable benefits of youth sports, he laments that his children often miss family activities for practice or face pressures to compete in sports during the offseason. These concerns have fueled his collaboration with professors from disciplines across BYU’s campus to improve organized sport experiences for youth, parents and coaches.
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BYU student’s Nepal internship leaves lasting impact

April 22, 2024
Last summer, in the mountains of Nepal, thousands of miles away from Provo, BYU student Leilani Harmuth knew her global health internship was not just a fun vacation.
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Green-thumb dynasty: BYU landscaping wins fifth national championship in six years

March 27, 2024
For the fifth time in six years, BYU students dug, pruned and planted their way to the National Collegiate Landscaping Competition title, the March Madness of college landscaping teams. BYU bested 50 other universities in the four-day event, outscoring the second-place finisher by more than 358 points and breaking the 5000-point total for the first time in the 48-year history of the tournament.
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Life and Breath: Interdisciplinary BYU team travels to Nepal to study health effects of air pollution

February 21, 2024
An interdisciplinary BYU team recently came together to conduct a research study in Nepal, aiming to measure brick workers’ exposure to pollutants and to assess their respiratory health. The eventual goal is to determine what information, technology and strategies they can develop with the Nepali people to help them improve their well-being.
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Newly discovered (tiny) animal species now carries the name of a BYU professor

February 08, 2024
Meet the newest nematode to be discovered on Earth: Steinernema adamsi, named after BYU professor Byron Adams. It’s not cute or cuddly, but it’s part of a special group of nematodes considered beneficial to humans because it can infect and kill insect pests.
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Study visually captures hard truth: Walking home at night is not the same for women

February 06, 2024
An eye-catching new BYU study shows just how different the experience of walking home at night is for women versus men.
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For those at high risk, PTSD may be treatable before traumatic events even occur

November 06, 2023
New BYU research published in the International Journal of Molecular Sciences shows the potential for an improved method that could block PTSD-strength memories from forming to begin with.
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Michael Barnes named associate academic vice president

September 18, 2023
Michael Barnes replaces Justin Collings as associate academic vice president for faculty development.
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BYU researchers help lead biggest DNA and protein cancer study to date

August 28, 2023
Two Brigham Young University researchers are principal contributors to the largest comprehensive study to date on how cancer spreads and affects proteins in the body.
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Sustainable science: BYU professors use special bacteria to turn waste into renewable energy

August 23, 2023
For years, farming facilities across the country have utilized anaerobic digesters to convert cow manure into renewable energy. However, these digesters have been limited to a modest 30–40% efficiency. Now, groundbreaking research led by a team of BYU professors is revolutionizing the process, making it faster and more efficient than ever before by pretreating the waste with a special bacteria.
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Forum: The hopeful change in global health

July 25, 2023
Armed with optimism and working wherever we are, each of us can meaningfully tackle global health problems, said Benjamin Crookston, a BYU public health professor and associate dean in the College of Life Sciences, in Tuesday’s forum address.
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Cougar Query: Ben Crookston

July 24, 2023
Cougar Queries are a series profiling BYU employees by asking them questions about their work, interests and life. Today we meet Ben Crookston, a professor of public health and associate dean in the College of Life Sciences.
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Buzzworthy breakthrough: BYU students utilize AI to decipher the ‘language of the bees’

July 19, 2023
A team of BYU students is abuzz to decode the secret language of the hive. Armed with a hum-dinger of a research project and cutting-edge technology, these students are translating the bee waggle in real-time.
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