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BYU business professor is hunting a different type of ghost this Halloween

October 25, 2023
Jeff Bednar is a ghost hunter. And while the BYU business professor doesn’t have night vision cameras or ultra-sensitive recording equipment, he’s found a bunch of them — including several here at BYU.
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Devotional: How do we carry His name?

October 03, 2023
“How do we carry His name?” Abigail Allen, an associate professor in the Marriott School of Business, considered this question during her devotional on Tuesday.
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Cougar Query: Abigail Allen

October 02, 2023
Cougar Queries are a series profiling BYU employees by asking them questions about their work, interests and life. Today we meet Abigail Allen, an associate professor in the Accounting and Management Department.
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Yelp certified: BYU-led research discovering ways to keep fake online reviews offline

September 26, 2023
A new study led by a BYU business professor offers strategic measures that businesses can take (and that consumers should be aware of) to instill a greater sense of trust in online review platforms and combat misinformation.
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Female judges, especially women of color, cited far less frequently than male judges

September 12, 2023
Researchers from UNC Charlotte, University of Louisville, University of Georgia and Brigham Young University analyzed how the race and gender of federal judges might be impacting judicial processes. Specifically, they wanted to see which types of judges get the most attention from their peers when they have complete discretion to reference another judge’s work.

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Coming Fall 2023: Check out a few new-to-BYU classes that may fill a gap in your schedule

August 22, 2023
Every fall there are several new classes offered at BYU for the first time. According to our unofficial count, more than 100 new courses will be offered this fall, from new language courses to new classes on human-computer interaction. Here's a preview of some of those courses.
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BYU researchers: How a switch to a 'growth mindset' is helping empower entrepreneurs in developing nations

August 08, 2023
Although millions are spent each year on entrepreneurship training that is intended to help alleviate poverty and elevate the quality of life of entrepreneurs in developing nations, these programs often fail to make an impact. BYU researchers and their colleagues have figured out at least one way to change that.
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BYU’s next unicorn? Student startup “Zaymo” has won more than $900,000 in prize money this spring

June 26, 2023
Zaymo, with its e-commerce tool that embeds the online shopping experience within a customer’s email, took home $875,000 in total cash investments after taking third place at the 2023 Rice Business Plan Competition last month. This comes after winning the $30,000 grand prize at the Utah Entrepreneur Challenge earlier this year.
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Banks offer Black entrepreneurs inferior loans even when they are better qualified than peers

June 16, 2023
A newly published paper co-authored by a BYU business professor finds banks still offer Black customers inferior loan products and service, even when those Black customers have objectively stronger financial profiles and FICO scores than White customers.
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BYU grad programs shine in 2023-2024 edition of U.S. News rankings

May 16, 2023
Once again, BYU graduate programs shined in the newly released annual U.S. News & World Report graduate school rankings, with the J. Reuben Clark Law School earning its highest ranking to date.
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Awards season 2023: BYU students honored with prestigious scholarships, first-place finishes

May 09, 2023
Rise and shout! Across various disciplines, BYU students are being recognized for their world-class accomplishments.
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ChatGPT can’t ace this test, but experts think it soon will… What it means for teaching

April 19, 2023
An astonishing 327 co-authors from 186 educational institutions in 14 countries participated in a new BYU-led study testing the capacity of ChatGPT to handle university-level accounting exams. They contributed 25,181 classroom accounting exam questions to see if the bot could outscore students.
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BYU SIOY: Students across campus vie for big money to get innovative ideas off the ground

April 04, 2023
From products for ‘plant parents’ to AI-powered learning platforms for teachers, this year’s Student Innovator of the Year Competition covered a lot of ground. Held every year at BYU, SIOY showcases student innovators vying for bragging rights and cash to get their ideas off the ground.
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Family history knowledge helps American adolescents develop healthy sense of identity

February 23, 2023
A new BYU study found that adolescents who had the healthiest identity development — both a sense of connectedness to family and adherence to their own beliefs — also had high levels of family history knowledge.
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BYU business study: Key to innovation is fostering intellectual honesty

January 19, 2023
New research published this week from BYU Marriott School of Business professors Jeff Dyer and Taeya Howell finds that innovation can be hampered when organizations prioritize “psychological safety” at the expense of intellectual honesty.


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BYU research: Housing market prices, purchasing decisions being driven by unseen forces

December 08, 2022
As the supply of unsold housing increases in Utah — and across the nation — and as home prices continue to fall, new research coauthored by a BYU Marriott School of Business professor has discovered under-the-radar forces that are quietly impacting home pricing and purchasing decisions.


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How paperwork at the doctor's office can lead to medical misdiagnoses

November 16, 2022
While HIPAA privacy forms are supposed to assure patients that their personal information will be protected, new research from BYU and the University of Utah finds that they cause people to lie more about their medical history rather than feel more comfortable about sharing information.
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BYU Marriott School study shows when good corporate ratings are a bad thing

October 18, 2022
Everywhere you look, something or someone is being rated — that movie you’re thinking of seeing, the restaurant you might try, the president’s popularity this week. We don’t seem to agree on much right now, but we can all agree that a positive rating is good, and a negative rating is bad. Or can we?
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