Highlights from BYU colleges


College of Family Home and Social Sciences

  • UCLA associate professor of history Benjamin Madley will speak to students on September 21, 2017 about his book, ‘An American Genocide.’ Madley’s book examines the relationship between colonizers and Native American Indians in the mid 1800’s. 

    UCLA associate professor Benjamin Madley. (UCLA History department)

Ira A. Fulton College of Engineering and Technology

  • BYU, USU and a Japanese university are working together to research cavitation, or the phenomenon of hitting the top of a liquid-filled bottle to shatter the bottom. This research may help engineers understand what happens to brains that experience severe impact trauma and, in turn, help to engineer devices to prevent such brain trauma from occurring.
Cativation demonstration. (BYU News)

College of Fine Arts and Communications

  • BYU School of Music student Kaden Larsen was selected as one of 18 pianists showcased in the Dublin International Piano Festival this past July. Larsen has overcome Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis through his piano playing. By the end of his college career, Larsen will have performed more than five solo recitals. 

    Kaden Larsen was selected as one of 18 applicants to attend DIPF in July 2017. (College of Fine Arts and Communications)


  • The BYU Harold B. Lee Library has opened a ‘Family Friendly‘ study room, complete with a play fort, child-friendly restrooms, children’s literature and a room for nursing mothers. The room is located on level three of the library. 

    The new family-friendly study room includes a play fort. (Harold B. Lee Library)

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