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Traits of a troll: BYU research examines motives of internet trolling

June 22, 2021
New BYU research recently published in the journal of Social Media + Society sheds light on the motives and personality characteristics of internet trolls.
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BYU’s AdLab claims top spot in two national competitions this month

June 30, 2020
In addition to being one of the top programs in the country, BYU’s advertising department fosters an environment to talk about important issues.
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Four BYU women honored with national Gracie Awards

May 22, 2020
BYU students took home HALF of the awards in the Television Student category.
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What if you could spot skin cancer before it got too serious?

June 04, 2019
Skin cancer is the most common type of cancer in the United States. If you could visibly see signs of skin cancer on your body, would you be more likely to visit the doctor? A group of professors from BYU and the University of Utah asked that exact question as they looked for the most effective ways to influence people to screen themselves for cancer.
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AdLab students create video aimed to help homeless during the holidays

December 21, 2017
BYU’s student-run ad agency created a compelling video to encourage the community to support the homeless during the holiday season.

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Wondering if that mole is cancerous? Look at illustrations, not photos

September 12, 2017
Melanoma kills more than 50,000 people worldwide annually. But because early detection dramatically improves prognoses, a BYU professor is working to help people better identify problematic moles.

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Relationship builder, selfie, town crier or window shopper: What kind of Facebook user are you?

July 04, 2017
BYU researchers asked people why they Facebook, then identified four categories of users.

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BYU ad students sweeping national and international awards shows

June 11, 2017
A team of BYU students took the top prize in the country’s most competitive student advertising competition — for a project they did not for a class or client, but for fun.

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Team up with innovative greats from centuries past

January 12, 2017
BYU’s new collaborative alternate reality game, designed to attract youth to STEM, lets teens join forces with a mysterious group of innovators to fight the destructive entity known as “S.”

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Seeking spirituality in pop songs: BYU researchers identify criteria for ‘secular hymns’

January 11, 2017
"Don't Stop Believin'" and "Somewhere Over the Rainbow" are among the list of pop songs researchers say people are connecting to on a spiritual level. 

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What kind of selfie taker are you?

January 06, 2017
BYU grad-student research says taking and posting pictures of yourself doesn’t necessarily mean you’re a narcissist.

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Republican or Democrat, Incumbent or Newcomer? BYU Research Show Substantial Shift in Who Newspapers Endorse for President

September 25, 2016
Editorial endorsements of presidential candidates have been a long-standing tradition for many newspapers, but new research shows a substantial shift in how the endorsements have changed throughout the last 50 years.

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BYU AdLab Helps Hospital-Bound Kids Play Pokémon GO

July 26, 2016
As hospitals around the country ban Pokémon GO to preserve safety and security, a group of BYU advertising students have developed a solution that allows sick kids to play the game without impeding hospital functionality.

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Annual communication lecture series launches Sept. 24

September 13, 2015
Each fall semester, the School of Communications presents the Raymond E. and Ida Lee Beckham Lecture in Communication series.

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