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January 21, 2021
Among competition from Harvard, Carnegie Mellon and other top schools, BYU students swept the contest, winning all of the first-place juried prizes.
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January 20, 2021
The cooking sessions in professor Marie Orton’s Italian 361 class represent her passion for helping students to connect—with each other, with her, with the subject matter. Orton said her teaching methods are inspired partly by the examples of many colleagues in the unique language programs at BYU.
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January 19, 2021
Elder David A. Bednar, a member of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, delivered this week’s devotional address. He spoke about modern-day miracles and the connection between faith-filled temple work in 1846 and 2020.
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January 19, 2021
BYU professors and students developed a tool that can auto-index the cause of death from death certificates.
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January 15, 2021
BYU Women’s Conference is celebrating its 45th year in spring 2021, and for the first time it will host the entire conference online.
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January 13, 2021
In studies published over the last year, BYU’s interdisciplinary research group Autism Connect has outlined ways to change these norms by improving the accuracy, timeliness and helpfulness of autism diagnoses.
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January 12, 2021
President Kevin J Worthen and Sister Peggy S. Worthen welcomed students back to campus with the first devotional of the semester. They spoke about gratitude and unity during challenging times.
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January 07, 2021
Industry organization CSO recognized the BYU security team for their innovative framework that allows BYU to manage security on multiple campuses, all while saving costs.
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December 30, 2020
The most-read BYU News stories of the year include a report on video game research, a gallery of creative costumes, advice about what milk to drink, and the many ways students and faculty have bettered the world throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.
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December 23, 2020
Dropping off a plate of cookies, leaving a kind note, wishing a neighbor a Merry Christmas. These simple holiday traditions lift the spirits of the recipients, but new BYU research shows that such small acts of kindness can also improve the mental health of the giver.
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December 16, 2020
New research from Brigham Young University finds college students could be just as at risk for developing skin cancer in the dead of winter as they are in the middle of summer.
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December 16, 2020
Brigham Young University Vice President of Information Technology and Chief Information Officer Tracy Flinders has named Joe Taylor as the new assistant vice president of Information Technology. In this role, Taylor will be responsible for directing the work of the Office of Information Technology (OIT) and coordinating strategy and efforts with all Church Educational System (CES) institutions.
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December 15, 2020
BYU President Kevin J Worthen and his wife Peggy kick off the semester and in following weeks are followed by leaders of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, BYU employees and a range of industry leaders and thinkers. Entertainment assemblies celebrating the talent of BYU students round out the semester schedule.
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December 14, 2020
Cougar Queries is a series profiling BYU employees by asking them questions about their work, interests and life. Today, we meet Executive Pastry Chef Fernanda Dutra.
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December 09, 2020
By recording nearly 5,000 life stories during the past few years, BYU’s Cambodian Oral History Project has brought to light many narratives long suppressed by the trauma of the late 1970s Khmer Rouge regime, during which nearly two million Cambodians were killed or died.
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December 08, 2020
Stumped for what to get grandma this year? Trying to make your Cougar Cash spread far enough to give gifts to cousins too? Have a BYU fan on your list who already seems to have everything blue?
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December 08, 2020
Elder Scott D. Whiting, a General Authority Seventy of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, delivered Tuesday’s devotional address. He spoke about the eternal significance of deepening our discipleship and following the Savior.
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December 03, 2020
Ramona Hopkins, the 2019–20 Karl G. Maeser Distinguished Faculty Lecturer, delivered a special forum address on Thursday.
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December 03, 2020
A new BYU study, recently published in The Journal of Hospital Infection, finds that alcohol-free hand sanitizer is just as effective at disinfecting surfaces from the COVID-19 virus as alcohol-based products.


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December 02, 2020
If you have severe asthma, underlying pulmonary conditions or are immunocompromised, Hawaii's atmosphere may not be the place for you.
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December 01, 2020
Matthew Wickman, professor of English, delivered Tuesday’s devotional address. He spoke about spirituality and the role of spiritual experiences in the path back to our Heavenly Parents.
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December 01, 2020
While you might expect item prices to stabilize when consumers can easily compare among sellers, there’s often a surprising disparity, a phenomenon called “price dispersion.” Theories abound as to why, but a new model developed by economics professor Brennan Platt highlights one very significant factor: buyers’ search timelines.
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November 30, 2020
A startup created from and fueled by BYU tech, is the fastest growing simulation company in America, ranking No. 594 in the Inc. 5000 list. The company grew out of the research of BYU professor Michael Scott and builds engineering simulation software commonly used in the automotive and defense industries.
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November 30, 2020
Cougar Queries is a series profiling BYU employees by asking them questions about their work, interests and life. Today, we meet English professor Matthew Wickman.
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November 23, 2020
The theme for the conference is “I am a Child of God. His Promises are Sure,” reminding us that we are all beloved spirit daughters of heavenly parents and that God desires to bless us with the richest of all blessings.
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November 17, 2020
Ziauddin Yousafzai, educator and social activist, delivered the forum address on Nov. 17.
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November 12, 2020
Online therapy boasts a number of benefits, including eliminated wait times, increased accessibility, lower cost, anonymity and the ability to self-pace.
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November 11, 2020
After years of engineering, testing and coordinating with engineers from NASA’s Launch Services Program, Brigham Young University students have created a cube satellite that will launch into space on an official NASA mission later this year.


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November 10, 2020
Elder Quentin L. Cook, a member of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, delivered Tuesday’s devotional address. He spoke on the great expectations for the rising generation, saying that our Heavenly Parents and Jesus Christ have high hopes and aspirations for all of their children on the earth.
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November 09, 2020
Four BYU professors across four disciplines — molecular biology, chemistry, integrated optics and chemical processing — have created a method to extract superbugs from whole blood, prep them for testing and then provide a diagnosis all in under one hour.


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