Family Home and Social Sciences
- A team of four BYU geography students and associate professor Matt Bekker studied the effect of landscape on wildfire recovery. They discovered that the recovery rate is affected by the landscape’s vegetation and slope.
Ira A. Fulton College of Engineering and Technology
- Two graduate students, Christian Kesler and Savannah Keane, worked with the Tethys Platform to develop apps that predict streamflow and flooding. They presented their work at the National Water Center Summer Institute held in Alabama.
David M. Kennedy Center for International Studies
- BYU’s Study Abroad Fair will be held on Sept. 15 at 11 a.m. at the Marigold Quad. Different study abroad programs, international internships and student exchanges will have booths to visit and free giveaway items.
Marriott School of Management
Grant McQueen was announced as the new MBA director by Marriott School of Management dean Lee Perry. Perry also announced that Daniel Snow will be the new MBA associate director. McQueen is replacing John Bingham, who will return to his faculty position.
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- Two hundred-twenty eight students graduated from the David O. McKay School of Education. Lynnette B. Erickson, the associate dean, spoke at convocation, along with graduates Stacey Freeman and Anne Graffe Riboldi.
College of Humanities
- Joseph D. Parry has been appointed chair of the Department of Philosophy. Parry has taught at BYU since 1985. He is replacing Travis Anderson. David Jensen has been appointed as the associate chair of the same department.
College of Fine Arts and Communications
- BYU communications student Donovan Baltich recently took second place in the Multimedia Enterprise Reporter Competition of the Hearst Journalism Awards. The piece was narrative on a 3,700-year-old Peruvian culture. He integrated text, video and images in his story.
College of Nursing
- Abstract submission for the Collaborative Research Conference, held on Nov. 7 at BYU, are due by 11:59 P.M. on Friday, Sept. 9. The conference theme is “Nursing Evidence for Leadership and Change.”
College of Physical and Mathematical Sciences
Gordon Dahl, a professor of economics at UCSD, presented a lecture series at the 41st Annual Summer Institute of Applied Statistics at BYU. His series focused on natural experiments. He discussed how correlation between two events does not mean one causes the other.
- David Dearden is replacing Greg Burton as the chair of the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry. Barry Willardson and Roger Harrison will be his associate chairs.
J. Reuben Clark Law School
- The American Bar Association informed the J. Reuben Clark Law School that they dismissed a complaint they received last year that claimed the law school was not staying in compliance with ABA Standards. A similar complaint against BYU, directed at the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities, was rejected, as well.
- Fragile documents dating to the beginning of scouting located in the Scout Association Archive in Gilwell Park, England, are now available online at the Harold B. Lee Library website due to the work of archiving experts, including BYU History Professor Paul Kerry.
- The BYU library recently opened an exhibit on its first floor about Comics and Mormons. This exhibit, which will be up until spring, documents the interaction between the LDS church and comic arts over the past 70 years.