President Samuelson pays tribute to President Gordon B. Hinckley
January 26, 2008
In response to the passing of President Gordon B. Hinckley, world leader of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, BYU's President Cecil O. Samuelson issued the following statement Sunday evening:
BYU has been very blessed by its significant association with President Gordon B. Hinckley. As the longtime chair of the university's Board of Trustees, he has set the vision for BYU and the high expectations we strive to meet. The magnificent building on campus that bears his name could never be sufficient to match the legacy he has established for us. By having the faith and courage to show the world that great secular learning can be combined with an atmosphere that actively supports faith, President Hinckley has made an indelible mark in higher education, not just within the Church but worldwide.
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.
The NSF recently awarded the cybersecurity program within the BYU Electrical & Computer Engineering department with a five-year, $3.7 million grant called the CyberCorps Scholarship for Service. BYU is one of only six schools nationwide to receive the award this year, which recognizes students with technical talent, moral integrity, leadership, and second language skills.