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Devotional: Spiritually strengthened and intellectually enlarged

May 17, 2022
Adam T. Woolley, dean of Graduate Studies, delivered Tuesday’s devotional address. He spoke of BYU’s aim to be both spiritually strengthening and intellectually enlarging.
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Richard Osguthorpe named as BYU associate academic vice president

May 17, 2022
Brigham Young University Academic Vice President Shane Reese announced the appointment of Richard Osguthorpe as associate academic vice president for undergraduate studies, effective July 1.
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Cougar Queries: I dress up with a 1960’s rockstar wig and sing a chemistry parody song

May 17, 2022
Cougar Queries are a series profiling BYU employees by asking them questions about their work, interests and life. Today, we meet Adam Woolley, dean of Graduate Studies.
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Going cashless to prevent COVID-19 was useless, new BYU microbiology study finds

May 12, 2022
A new study published in PLOS ONE from BYU scientists finds that the SARS-CoV-2 virus is almost immediately nonviable if deposited on a cash banknote. The virus actually shows greater stability on plastic money cards, with the live virus still being detected 48 hours after initial deposition, but no viable virus was detected on either cash or card that was randomly sampled in the study.


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Cougar Queries: The title of my autobiography would be “I Will Die When I Am 93, In a Bookstore, Just Politely Toppled Over.”

May 12, 2022
Cougar Queries are a series profiling BYU employees by asking them questions about their work, interests and life. Today, we meet Candilyn Newell, career director at the College of Life Sciences.
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Devotional: Higher Education

May 10, 2022
Tracy Flinders, vice president of information technology and chief information officer at BYU, delivered Tuesday’s devotional address. He spoke on the importance of higher education and discovering our true identities.
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Cougar Query: "On Saturday mornings you’ll find me horseback riding in the mountains"

May 09, 2022
Cougar Queries are a series profiling BYU employees by asking them questions about their work, interests and life. Today, we meet Tracy Flinders, vice president of information technology vice president and chief information officer.
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BYU student’s research solves an icy dwarf planet mystery

May 09, 2022
The dwarf planet Haumea has befuddled modern scientists for years. New BYU research details the planet's creation and solves one of astronomy's puzzles.
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Devotional: Pointing our souls to Christ

May 03, 2022
Sister Neill F. Marriott, former Second Counselor in the Young Women General Presidency for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, delivered Tuesday’s devotional address. She spoke on the process of focusing on the Savior, receiving His strength and becoming more like Him.
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When it comes to buying stuff, who do you trust to sell it: Government, nonprofits or for-profits? BYU study says...

April 26, 2022
Covid-19 tests were in short supply two months ago, but now testing options abound, from free tests mailed by the U.S. government to those available from pharmacies and nonprofit healthcare providers. All other factors being equal, is there an advantage to accessing a test through any one of these avenues?
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BYU Tuition to Increase 3% for 2022–23 Academic Year

April 25, 2022
Brigham Young University will implement a 3% increase for undergraduate tuition for the 2022–23 academic year. This will bring the undergraduate rate per semester from $3,060 to $3,152, an increase of $92.
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Cougar Query: "When I tell people I work for BYU, they say, 'Jazz at BYU?' Absolutely!"

April 25, 2022
Cougar Queries are a series profiling BYU employees by asking them questions about their work, interests and life. Today, we meet Ray Smith, professor of music, director of Synthesis and member of the BYU faculty jazz quintet, Q'd Up.
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April 2022 Commencement: A life centered on Jesus Christ

April 21, 2022
At the first in-person commencement since April 2019, over 6,800 students were honored for their completion of higher degrees at Brigham Young University.
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Mother of four earns graduate degree, hopes to teach sociology

April 21, 2022
All within the past five years, Jordan Coburn graduated with a double major in sociology and Spanish, worked as an English tutor, had four children and earned her graduate degree in sociology.
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Devotional and forum schedule for spring and summer 2022 terms

April 20, 2022
Join BYU students, faculty and staff each Tuesday at 11:05 a.m. in the Marriott Center as they gather to experience spiritual and temporal edification.
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BYU Names New Life Sciences Dean and Associate Academic Vice President

April 20, 2022
Brigham Young University Academic Vice President C. Shane Reese announced two university leadership changes this week: Laura C. Bridgewater as dean of the College of Life Sciences and Justin Collings as the associate academic vice president for faculty development.
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From football to acting—BYU grad chasing dreams with new kind of performance

April 19, 2022
As BYU senior and acting major Langi Tuifua prepares to graduate this week, he reflects on how life doesn’t always go as you might expect. Just a few years ago, no one could have imagined that he would be an actor on stage, even Tuifua.
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Y News: Easter Celebration

April 18, 2022
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Empowering women: A Q&A with the 2022 student commencement speaker

April 18, 2022
At BYU’s commencement exercises this week, University Honors student Emilee Carr will represent the graduates as the student speaker. A molecular biology major with a minor in chemistry, Carr, like her fellow classmates, has accrued many achievements as a BYU undergraduate.
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Elder S. Mark Palmer to speak at BYU’s April 2022 commencement exercises

April 18, 2022
Elder S. Mark Palmer, a General Authority Seventy of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, is scheduled to be the presiding authority and speaker during BYU's commencement exercises on Thursday, April 21, at 10 a.m.
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First-generation college grad will use degree to serve rural, Latino populations

April 15, 2022
The needs Paoloa Piña saw in her hometown motivated her to prepare for a career in healthcare when she came to BYU. Graduating this year with a bachelor’s degree in exercise and wellness and a minor in gerontology, she plans to become a physician assistant specializing in women’s health and wants to work with rural Latino populations.
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Meet the BYU music grad who taught Cosmo to play the bell tower

April 14, 2022
Over the past four years, associate university carillonneur Amber Dahlberg has enjoyed what she calls “the best view” of BYU. From the carillon inside the top of the bell tower, the BYU student has performed hundreds of the university’s traditional 30-minute noon recitals, providing an inspiring campus soundtrack for students, staff and visitors going about their business.
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To learn the healer’s art: BYU Nursing student wants to mend the body and soul

April 13, 2022
Adia Hansen, a nursing student, credits her success and diverse opportunities for experiential learning to BYU. “Nursing trade schools don’t have the learning opportunities that BYU does.”
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Praising essential workers is not just a good thing, it’s critical, BYU study finds

April 12, 2022
A new study from BYU, University of Arizona, Rider University and NYU finds essential workers who receive public praise are energized and recover in healthy ways from the stress of their jobs, while those who don’t receive that praise experience negative emotions and are more likely to drink, smoke or overeat to recover from work.


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New BYU assistant academic vice president position created

April 11, 2022
BYU Academic Vice President Shane Reese appointed Dr. Reid L. Neilson as the assistant academic vice president for religious scholarly publications. This newly created position at the university will oversee three organizations on campus: the Neal A. Maxwell Institute for Religious Scholarship, the Religious Studies Center, and BYU Studies.
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Fueled by a love of literacy, BYU graduate anxious to serve

April 11, 2022
“It’s been a privilege to come to BYU, and I want to make sure I’m living up to that incredible privilege. I feel called by God to a life of teaching and helping those who might be less fortunate.”
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Cougar Query: "When I have 30 minutes of free time, you can find me at the library. I’m not sure what I’d do without the HBLL in my life!"

April 07, 2022
Cougar Queries are a series profiling BYU employees by asking them questions about their work, interests and life. Today, we meet Bridger Talbot, Enrollment Services counselor.
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BYU dean captures never before seen images inside living cells with innovative microscopy method

April 06, 2022
Thanks to the work of Dean Grant Jensen and his students, scientists are now learning much more about the structure and function of cells.
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Devotional: We need an endowment

April 05, 2022
Anthony Sweat, associate teaching professor of Church history and doctrine, delivered Tuesday’s devotional address. He spoke on the importance of the endowment and drawing upon God’s power in our lives.
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BYU study: 'Every Kid Outdoors' program is increasing family hiking, but not for everyone

April 05, 2022
A recent study from BYU business and family studies professors finds that the U.S.’s Every Kid Outdoors program — which gives families with fourth graders free access to national parks for one year — is leading to an increased frequency of hiking with children.


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