Family Home and Social Sciences
- Francesca Morgan of Northeastern Illinois University will discuss gender roles in preserving genealogy in a BYU Women’s Studies and history lecture on March 24 at noon in room B090 in the Joseph F. Smith Building.
Ira A. Fulton College of Engineering and Technology
- Mechanical engineering graduate student Jared Butler placed third in the university-wide Three Minute Thesis competition, winning $1,500 in prize money. His thesis focused on using origami-based shielding for spacecrafts.
David M. Kennedy Center for International Studies
- Argentine ambassador Martin Lousteau will address BYU students about Argentina-U.S. relations on March 31 at 11 a.m. in room 238 of the Harold R. Clark Building.
- Alisha Anderson, an independent artist, will continue the Environmental Lecture Series by discussing her strict use of natural materials from Centennial Valley in her art. The lecture will be at 3 p.m. on March 31 in room 238 of the Harold R. Clark Building.
Marriott School of Management
- A team of five BYU MBA students placed first in the statewide Association for Corporate Growth Cup competition. The team — Spencer Hutchings, Carson Allen, Menglu Liu, Dave Gordon and Christopher Barnes — defeated the University of Utah and Utah Valley University to win $5,000.
- The Marriott School hosted the Whitmore Global Management Center’s sixth annual High School Business Language Competition this month. Fifteen teams of Utah high school students competed by creating and presenting marketing plans in Spanish, directed toward Utah’s Hispanic community. Skyline High School took first place, winning $600 and a Whiskware Batter Mixer.
College of Humanities
- In one of the Museum of Art’s “Take 5” discussions, professors Rebecca DeSchweinitz, Kristin Matthews and Matthew Mason shared their thoughts on the museum’s newest exhibit, “Embracing Diverse Voices: A Century of African American Art.” They expressed their appreciation on Feb. 16 for the expressions of freedom, motherhood and womanhood depicted in the art.
- In a Feb. 23 lecture discussing assumptions affecting history, history professor Neil York explained how misrepresentations of the Boston Massacre led to the American Revolution.
College of Physical and Mathematical Sciences
- On March 14, the math department held its annual Pi Day celebration. The event included a “Pie the Professor” booth, pi recitation contests and also celebrated the 138th birthday of Albert Einstein.
College of Nursing
- On March 18, the College of Nursing hosted The Magic Yarn Project, a service event where students made yarn wigs for children with cancer. The wigs will personally be delivered by BYU nursing students to the Huntsman Cancer Hospital or Primary Children’s Hospital. The Magic Yarn Project is a nonprofit group created by BYU College of Nursing alumna Holly Willardson Christensen.
J. Reuben Clark Law School
- On March 11, the Salt Lake Tribune printed BYU Law Professor Frederick M. Gedicks’ op-ed, “Muslim Ban is a Failure That Mormons Should Recognize.”
- UVU Philosophy and Humanities professor Michael Minch, who travels the world for conflict transformation work, spoke to BYU law students about the value of conflict resolution and peace building within the legal field.
- The BYU Passover Seder Services will continue March 25 and April 8 with traditional Passover meals. The catered meal includes unleavened bread, bitter herbs and other festival foods. Church history professor Jeffrey Chadwick will also lead Passover traditions at the meals. Tickets are $20 for BYU students, $30 for the public and can be purchased in room 271 of the Joseph Smith Building. The events will be held at 6:30 p.m. in room 3228 of the Wilkinson Student Center.