Highlights of BYU Colleges


Family Home and Social Sciences

  • Stacey Shaw and Derin Cobia are new faculty members. Shaw’s research is focused on aiding people who have been displaced. Cobia studies the causes of schizophrenia and dementia.

David M. Kennedy Center for International Studies

  • On Sept. 16 Rateb Y. Rabie, Knight Commander of the Equestrian Order of Holy Sepulchre, will be speaking about Christians in Palestine. Rabie is the founder, president and CEO of the Holy Land Christian Ecumenical. The lecture will occur in room 238 Harold R. Clark Building.

Marriott School of Management

  • On Aug. 26 Marriott School Dean Lee Perry shared his thoughts on what current and potential business students can do to start them on a path of success. In a Q&A session, Perry talked about career decisions, Marriott School clubs, and internships.

College of Fine Arts and Communications

  • Kelly T. Loosli, an animation professor at BYU, received the Karl G. Maeser Professional Facutly Excellence Award. Loosli was one of five people to receive this award.
  • Daniel T. Barney, an art professor at BYU, received the Joseph E. White Teaching and Learning Faculty Fellowship.

College of Nursing

  • Julie Valentine and Linda Babey, BYU College of Nursing Faculty, worked with others to research the impact of sexual assault trauma on individuals. Their findings suggest that nurses may have to help patients who have experienced trauma regain feelings of control.

College of Physical and Mathematical Sciences

  • BYU professor Gregory F. Burton is researching a new HIV cure strategy with other researchers in other institutions. (BYU Photo)
    BYU professor Gregory F. Burton is researching a new HIV cure strategy with other researchers in other institutions. (BYU Photo)

    BYU is working with George Washington University and other institutions to create a new HIV cure strategy. BYU chemistry and biochemistry professor Gregory F. Burton is representing BYU as a researcher in the project.

  • During the Annual University Conference, at the end of August, President Kevin J Worthen honored four members of the CPMS faculty. Tyler J. Jarvis received the Karl G. Maeser Excellence in Teaching Award, Pace P. Nielsen received the Young Scholar Award, Tracianne Neilsen received the Adjunct Faculty Excellence Award and Jani Radebaugh received the Sponsored Research Recognition Award.
  • BYU statistics professor William Christensen was named the 2016 Fellow of the American Statistical Association. 64 other members of the American Statistical Association also received this honor.

J. Reuben Clark Law School

  • At BYU Law’s annual Founders Day celebration, the 2016 Alumni Achievement Award was given to Todd Maynes, a partner at the Kirtland Ellis’s Chicago office. The 2016 Teacher of the Year award was given to Eric Jensen. BYU President Kevin J Worthen, the event’s keynote speaker, spoke about the value and important role of the Law School.

Harold B. Lee Library

  • The library offers free software training classes to all students, staff and faculty. They offer classes for Adobe and Microsoft products, 3D printing, and others. To register for a class go to https://lib.byu.edu/services/software-training/.

Campus News

  • BYU Young Ambassadors released the music video, “Thinking Out Loud,” to preview its new production of “Welcome Home.” This new production includes music from Hamilton, Footloose, and Wizard of Oz.

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