Family Home and Social Sciences
- BYU anthropology student Telisha Pantelakis won first place at the Fulton Conference in the anthropology category for her research on the Hmong people. Pantelakis researched the Hmong people in France and the way they use traditional healing with western health medicine. Pantelakis will present her research again at the American Anthropological Association national conference in Washington D.C.
- BYU doctoral candidate Christina Riley has been awarded a Fulbright Scholarship. Riley intends to use the scholarship to study the likelihood of physical abuse in India.
Ira A. Fulton College of Engineering and Technology
- The BYU chapter of the American Nuclear Society was recognized for being a distinguished chapter, recruiting the most members and having the third-highest percentage of new members.
David M. Kennedy Center for International Studies
- Nicholas A. Heras will give a lecture entitled What Does it Mean to put Iran on Notice? in Salt Lake City on May 17 at 6 p.m. Heras is the Bacevich Fellow at the Center for a New American Security.
Marriott School of Management
- Information systems professor Bonnie Anderson will serve as the new chair of the information systems department beginning June 1.
College of Humanities
- Marie Orton will speak at a colloquium entitled Migration Literature and the Politics of Changing Identity on May 18 in the Joseph Fielding Smith Building.
College of Life Sciences
- Exercise science professor Larry Tucker found active adults biologically age 9 years slower than those who are not active. Tucker’s research showed that highly active adults have significantly longer telomeres than moderately or non-active adults.
College of Fine Arts and Communications
- The Museum of Art will host a Gallery Talk of “Split House” and “Work in Progress” on May 17 at 12:10 pm.
College of Physical and Mathematical Sciences
- Astrofest will be held in the Eyring Science Center on May 20 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The free event will include rocket launching, planetarium shows and physics demonstrations for families and students.
- Mathematics department chair Michael Dorff was elected as president of the Mathematical Association of America. The term begins on February 1, 2018.
College of Nursing
- The family nurse practitioner program accepted 14 new students. The group includes four men and 10 women, with five BYU nursing program alumni.
- The library will display “So Let It Be Painted: The Art of Arnold Friberg and Cecil B. DeMille’s The Ten Commandments” in the L. Tom Perry Special Collections. The exhibit will be open during the regular hours of special collections. Admission is free.
- Christian Faulconer will serve as the new executive director of Student Academic and Advisement Services. Faulconer will oversee admissions, financial aid, the Registrar’s Office and BYU OneStop.