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BYU seeks to develop students of faith, intellect, and character. In addition to teaching classes, most BYU professors also conduct research in their academic field. Students – even at the undergraduate level – participate in research and publish their work alongside a faculty mentor. Here are the stories of what they discover together.

A trio of BYU professors — health science researchers Josh West, Benjamin Crookston and Cougar Hall — has published new research that finds people are finding mental health apps effective and helpful.

I-15 freeway shot

A solid median, wide shoulders, minimal hills — and a high speed limit? BYU researchers explore freeway features that minimize crash risk.

Tis the season… for workplace giving, and new research from BYU professor Rob Christensen reveals a blueprint for institutions looking to increase charitable donations.

Jacob Rawlins

A BYU linguistics professor is exploring the ways companies use myth and storytelling to foster unity and support during times of change.

Younger sibling feeling favored

A new BYU study shows if a younger sibling feels like they’re the favorite and their parents agree, their relationship is strengthened. With older siblings, whether they feel favored or not, it has no major effect on the relationship.

David Axelrod

David Axelrod, American political operative and political analyst, gave this week's forum address sharing stories from his journey in presidential politics.  

It’s been a little over a month since a devastating 7.1-magnitude earthquake killed 370 people and injured roughly 6,000 more in Mexico. A BYU professor is helping find answers to help the rebuilding effort.

Scroll through Twitter or watch an NFL game and you’ll quickly remember we live in a time of unprecedented political polarization. According to BYU researchers, politicians’ penchant for violent language isn’t helping.

Doug Thomas

In his new book, Never Use Futura, BYU design professor Douglas Thomas explores the cultural history and impact of the typeface you never knew you knew.

A newly published study by BYU researchers details how marijuana affects an adolescent brain’s reward center, at the cellular level.