Tom Rogers, director of the BYU Honors Program from 1974 to 1977 and a professor emeritus of Germanic and Slavic languages, will discuss “Hearts of the Children, Hearts of the Fathers: The Sense of Transcendent Familial Ties Both in Selected Films and in Works by 20-Century Russian Writers” at an Honors Program Homecoming event Friday, Oct. 7.
The event will begin at 5:30 p.m. with a light barbecue supper on the Maeser Building Lawn and continue in 321 Maeser Building. Casual dress is suggested.
BYU researchers found that more than half of American adults in a new study gained 5% or more body weight over a 10-year period. What’s more, more than a third of American adults gained 10% or more body weight and almost a fifth gained 20% or more body weight.
For the first time, researchers have sequenced the entire genome of a modern oat, the Swedish variety “Sang.” BYU plant and wildlife sciences professors Jeff Maughan and Rick Jellen played an important role in the international project, sequencing the genomes of two of oat’s ancient progenitors to elucidate its evolutionary history. The group’s findings were recently published as the cover article in top science journal Nature.
This spring the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration announced a massive $360 million grant to fund a four-part initiative to conduct research on water resources nationwide. BYU has been tapped to lead one of the four pillars of this major effort over the next five years.