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BYU student created video game wins international award

December 01, 2022
A new video game created and produced by BYU students recently received the “Highly Commended” award from the Rookie Awards – an international board that evaluates and ranks top video game design schools around the world. The award earned BYU the number five school in the world for game design and development.
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2022 BYU Holiday Event Guide

December 01, 2022
Festivity, fun and inspiration are everywhere this holiday season, especially at BYU.
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Forum: Fighting climate change is loving God’s creations

November 29, 2022
Climate change poses a call to Christian action, said climate scientist Katharine Hayhoe in Tuesday’s forum on campus. As chief scientist for the Nature Conservancy and professor at Texas Tech University, Hayhoe has always understood the global climate crisis through the lens of her faith and her belief in our responsibility to care for others.
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Social media conversations are driven by those on the margins, says new BYU research

November 28, 2022
The study found that most people – moderate Democrats and Republicans – are self-censoring their comments on social media to not create contention, lose friends online, or be perceived a certain way.
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BYU study shows changing population and income patterns in rural Mountain West

November 22, 2022
BYU professors Samuel Otterstrom and Matthew Shumway analyzed population and income trends in the Mountain West region over the past 20 years. Their research confirmed the widening inequalities between less wealthy “Old West” counties known for traditional mining, farming and ranching, and wealthier “New West” counties boasting natural beauty and recreational opportunities like hiking or skiing.
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BYU students learn from the healthiest humans on earth in the blue zone of Ikaria, Greece

November 17, 2022
There are five locations around the globe where people reach the age of 100 at 10 times greater rates than U.S. averages. These Blue Zones, as they are called, are home to the healthiest people on earth:
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How paperwork at the doctor's office can lead to medical misdiagnoses

November 16, 2022
While HIPAA privacy forms are supposed to assure patients that their personal information will be protected, new research from BYU and the University of Utah finds that they cause people to lie more about their medical history rather than feel more comfortable about sharing information.
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Devotional: Christ's Atonement, invitation to act, and promised blessings.

November 15, 2022
Elder Peter M. Johnson, General Authority Seventy for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, delivered Tuesday’s devotional address. He taught that by coming unto the Lord, He will provide a certain pattern of instruction that leads to an increase of inspiration and spiritual strength.
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BYU nursing professors unearth disturbing trends in sexual assault cases connected to dating apps

November 14, 2022
In the largest study of its kind, a BYU nursing team analyzed Utah sexual assault victims’ medical exam charts from 2017 to 2020. They found that 14% of the 1,968 rapes committed by acquaintances occurred during an initial meetup arranged through a dating app. Those cases stood out in disturbing ways: victims with mental illnesses and other vulnerabilities were targeted, and the attacks were significantly more violent.
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Army service increases long-term earnings and closes the Black-White earnings gap

November 10, 2022
The research found that American men and women who voluntarily enlist in the Army and are admitted see an average increase of $4,000 in annual earnings in the years following their application when compared to applicants who were not admitted.
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Robots are taking over jobs, but not at the rate you might think says BYU research

November 09, 2022
There’s no need to panic about a pending robot takeover just yet. The study found that only 14% of workers say they’ve seen their job replaced by a robot. But those who have experienced job displacement due to a robot overstate the effect of robots taking jobs from humans by about three times.
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Devotional: Designed for covenant relationships

November 08, 2022
Jenet Erickson, associate professor in the Department of Church History and Doctrine in Religious Education, delivered Tuesday's devotional address. She spoke on the importance of family relationships and the role they play in the Plan of Salvation.
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Cougar Query: "My favorite BYU tradition is Tuesday Devotionals"

November 08, 2022
Cougar Queries are a series profiling BYU employees by asking them questions about their work, interests and life. Today, we meet Jenet Erickson, a religion and family science professor.
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BYU exercise science researchers pinpoint new method to optimize personal aerobic workouts

November 02, 2022
New BYU research unveils a more effective way to determine the intensity at which each person should work out to achieve the greatest results. A study appearing in the Journal of Applied Physiology outlines a new system to create not just personalized workouts, but “prescribed” workouts that provide results regardless of an individual’s current health.


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Devotional: Receiving the gifts of God

November 01, 2022
The gospel of Jesus Christ is a gospel of joy because our Heavenly Father and the Lord Jesus Christ are inviting us to receive Them and Their gifts of infinite worth.
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Leveling the playing field: Why academic stress is more severe for students from disadvantaged backgrounds

October 27, 2022
For elementary students coming from disadvantaged homes, academic worry carries a heightened cost for school success than for advantaged kids, says a new BYU study.
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Forum: Exploring Nature’s Curiosity Cabinet

October 25, 2022
Paul A. Cox discussed the concept that Earth is a large curiosity cabinet, in which there are many wonders to be discovered and utilized as medical remedies and that as stewards of the earth and its creations, we should show reverence to it.
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Devotional: The abundant life

October 18, 2022
Elder Kevin W. Pearson, general authority seventy of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, delivered Tuesday's devotional. He spoke on how to prioritize the Lord and truly live an abundant life.
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BYU, Liberty University team up to tackle literacy project

October 18, 2022
The BYU Education Society and BYU Alumni Association, in conjunction with Liberty University's School of Education, are encouraging fans to bring new or lightly used children's books to the game for donation. Drop-off bins will be conveniently located outside the campus bookstore and the School of Education building, as well as at the BYU alumni tailgate in the Liberty Mountain Conference Center. The books will be collected by the United Way of Central Virginia and distributed to children in need.
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BYU Marriott School study shows when good corporate ratings are a bad thing

October 18, 2022
Everywhere you look, something or someone is being rated — that movie you’re thinking of seeing, the restaurant you might try, the president’s popularity this week. We don’t seem to agree on much right now, but we can all agree that a positive rating is good, and a negative rating is bad. Or can we?
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Media messages that humanize outgroups don’t combat prejudice, new BYU study finds

October 11, 2022
Humanizing messages does almost nothing to increase empathy in people with high animosity toward an outgroup, although they do increase empathy in those who already view the group positively.
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Before BYU-Notre Dame starts up, BYU and Notre Dame startups will show out

October 06, 2022
Tabbed the Shamrock Series Innovation Rally, three startup companies from BYU and four startup companies from Notre Dame will come together at the Bellagio Hotel for an investor showcase sponsored by the technology transfer offices at both schools.


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Devotional: "On deliverance"

October 04, 2022
Having a knowledge of the gospel of Jesus Christ can help with life's uncertainties.
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BYU scientists collaborate with astronomers around the world to understand distant galaxy

October 04, 2022
BYU’s West Mountain Observatory was one of 37 ground-based telescopes throughout the world monitoring the active galaxy that is roughly 1 billion light years away.
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BYU profs create new micro nuclear reactor to produce nuclear energy more safely

October 04, 2022
BYU professor and nuclear engineering expert Matthew Memmott and his colleagues have designed a new system for nuclear energy production: a molten salt micro-nuclear reactor that may solve meltdown risks.
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Cougar Query: "I chose to come to BYU because I wanted to be immersed in an environment of faith"

October 04, 2022
Cougar Queries are a series profiling BYU employees by asking them questions about their work, interests and life. Today, we meet Michael Drake, an accounting professor.
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BYU engineers etch entirety of The Book of Mormon on a microchip wafer

September 29, 2022
A group of innovative BYU students from the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department found a way to etch the entire text of The Book of Mormon onto a thin silicon disc (called a wafer in the electronics world) that can fit in the palm of your hand.


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Devotional: "Finding strength in the Lord"

September 27, 2022
Kendra M. Hall-Kenyon, interim dean of the David O. McKay School of Education, delivered today's devotional address. She taught that prospering in trials is possible when we make Jesus Christ the center of our lives.
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BYU quiz bowl brainiacs compete on NBC’s Capital One College Bowl

September 27, 2022
Years of studying, hours of watching Jeopardy, and a general love of learning have landed three Brigham Young University students on a nationally televised stage this fall as they showcase their trivia chops on season two of NBC’s “Capital One College Bowl.”
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Cougar Query: "You will find what you're looking for, so look for the good."

September 27, 2022
Cougar Queries are a series profiling BYU employees by asking them questions about their work, interests and life. Today, we meet Kendra Hall-Kenyon, interim dean for the David O. McKay School of Education.
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