Highlights of BYU Colleges

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Tae Sang Ryu and Sung Hoon Kimm hold the Memorandum of Understanding, signed this week. (BYU Photo)

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Ira A. Fulton College of Engineering and Technology

  • Korean dignitaries, Tae Sang Ryu and Sung Hoon Kimm, visited BYU to sign an agreement to promote the sharing of water resources tools, technologies and training between South Korea’s national water agency and BYU. This agreement is called a Memorandum of Understanding. The director of ORCA, Gary Reynolds, and Ryu signed the agreement.
  • Cali McMurty visited Machu Picchu during the Global Engineering Outreach program in Peru. She was awarded a scholarship from the Association of State Dam Safety Officials. (Cali McMurtrey)
    Cali McMurtrey visited Machu Picchu during the Global Engineering Outreach program in Peru. She was awarded a scholarship from the Association of State Dam Safety Officials. (Cali McMurtrey)

    Cali McMurtrey, a civil engineering student, was awarded the Senior Undergraduate Scholarship from the Association of the State Dam Safety Officials. She received at $7,500 scholarship. Her work with dam safety and academic standing was a couple reasons why she was awarded the scholarship.


David M. Kennedy Center for International Studies

  • On Sept. 15 at 4 p.m. John Dinkelman will talk about his career and current position as  the director for the Office of Caribbean Affairs. He has held assignments from the U.S. Foreign Service in seven other countries including the marshall Islands and Yugoslavia. This political affairs lecture will occur in room 238 of the Harold R. Clark Building.

Marriott School of Management

  • Research done at BYU shows that telecommuting, especially as team leaders, is not as effective as working together in person. They advise those businesses that do telecommute to make sure the leader is with the majority of the group.
  • A study done at BYU shows people are likely to ignore computer security warnings if the warnings appear while they are closing a web page window, watching a video or transferring information. The study encourages software developers to have security message show up at times people will respond.

College of Fine Arts and Communications

  • The national Ad Council selected BYU’s Adlab to complete a challenge from teach.org. The Adlab, which is the only student agency on the Ad Council, created a video to convince both high school and early college STEM students that teaching is a challenging and rewarding career.

College of Physical and Mathematical Sciences

  • Paul Felt, a Ph.D. graduate from BYU’s computer science program, won best paper award at the Associations for Computational Linguistics’ Special Interest Group on Natural Language Learning Conference on Computational Natural Language Learning. His paper was about new ways to help computers learn human language from human-labeled data.

J. Reuben Clark Law School

  • Kif Augustine-Adams, a law professor at BYU’s law school, wrote a paper on religions exemptions to Title IX. She accepted an offer to publish her paper from the Kansas Law Review. According to her abstract after 40 years all religious exemptions have been recognized.

Campus News

  • Two students spent their summer illustrating the interesting and hidden parts of the Harold B. Lee Library’s collection. #LibrarySketch started in May and is managed by animation students Emma Zaugg and Brenna Monson.

  • The Harold B. Lee Library encourages students to “start here” for homework and research.
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