Highlights from BYU colleges

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College of Family Home and Social Sciences

  • The School of Family Life recently welcomed Chelom Leavitt. She began her career as a lawyer and now researches sex and relationships. Leavitt said this kind of research is critical for a healthy society, and discussions about science and social issues can be infused with the Spirit.

    The School of Family Life recently welcomed Chelom Leavitt. She began her career as a lawyer and now researches sex and relationships.(College of Family, Home, and Social Sciences)

Ira A. Fulton College of Engineering and Technology

  • BYU alumna Bahaar Taylor recently realized her dream of working on an LDS temple. Taylor graduated in 2015 with a degree in civil engineering. She now works for Erickson Structural Consulting Engineers, an engineering firm based out of Vancouver, Washington, that focuses on a variety of projects from seismic evaluations to building remodels and renovations. She recently worked on two structural addition projects to the Portland, Oregon, Temple.

    BYU alumna Bahaar Taylor graduated in 2015 with a degree in civil engineering. She recently realized her dream of working on an LDS temple. (Ira A. Fulton College of Engineering and Technology)

Marriott School of Business

  • The Princeton Review’s annual Best Business School rankings recently ranked the BYU Marriott MBA No. 1 in the nation in the Most Family Friendly category for the 13th year in a row. It was ranked for its human resource emphasis and its support of student families. The ranking is based on student survey questions regarding married students’ happiness levels and the support of the school to students with families. About two-thirds of BYU Marriott MBA students are married. The program was also ranked third in the Best MBA for Human Resources category, based on the percentage of graduates going into human resources and students’ assessments of how well they’ve been prepared for careers.

    The Princeton Review’s annual Best Business School rankings recently ranked the BYU Marriott MBA No. 1 in the nation in the Most Family Friendly category for the 13th year in a row. (Marriott School of Business)

David O. McKay School of Education

  • The fifth-annual Learning Edge Conference will be held Nov. 14 at the Provo Marriott Hotel and Conference Center. It’s organized by the McKay School’s Center for the Improvement of Teacher Education and Schooling, or CITES, in collaboration with administrators from BYU’s five partner school districts. This year’s theme is, “The Arts: A Renaissance of Relevance,” and will focus on how the arts can enhance schools’ overall academic programs. Keynote speaker Lois Hetland is an art education professor at the Massachusetts College of Art and Design and an affiliate of Project Zero at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. She will share her research of visual arts education and how to assess soft skills such as creativity and persistence. Registration for the event is now closed.

    Art education professor Lois Hetland will be the keynote speaker at the fifth-annual Learning Edge Conferene on Nov. 14. The conference will focus on how the arts can enhance schools’ overall academic programs. (David O. McKay School of Education)

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