Highlights from BYU colleges

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Family Home and Social Sciences

  • BYU clinical psychology PhD graduates Ashley Levan and Ann Clawson both received post docs in pediatric neuropsychology. Levan researched at Children’s National Medical Center in Washington D.C., on the concussion and mild traumatic brain injury track.
    Ashley Levan, a BYU clinical psychology PhD graduate, received a prestigious post doc. (College of Family, Home, and Social Sciences.)

    Clawson will continue training at Kennedy Krieger Institute, where she researches autism.

    Ann Clawson, a BYU clinical psychology PhD graduate, received a prestigious post doc. (College of Family, Home, and Social Sciences.)
  • BYU social work professor Kevin Shafer recently published research showing that fathers’ depression has a direct effect on behavioral problems in their adolescent children.

    BYU social work professor Kevin Shafer published research on the impact of a dad’s depression on children. (BYU Photo)

Ira A. Fulton College of Engineering and Technology

  • Mechanical engineering professor Oliver Johnson received a Faculty Early Career Development Award from the National Science Foundation and a five-year grant to support his research. Johnson is researching material structure and properties.

    BYU mechanical engineering professor Oliver Johnson received a Faculty Early Career Development Award. (BYU Photo)
  • BYU engineering students worked with Engage Now Africa to create a socket for above-knee amputees, primarily victims of Sierra Leone’s civil war, for their mechanical engineering capstone. The socket was designed using materials and equipment available in Sierra Leone and can be produced for about $40.

    BYU engineering students worked with Engage Now Africa to create a socket for above-knee amputees. (BYU Photo)

David M. Kennedy Center for International Studies

  • Pakistani journalist Umair Bin Riaz spoke in the Brimhall Building on May 4 in a lecture entitled Journalism in the “Land of the Pure” – Pakistan. He is currently serving at Voice of America in Washington D.C., and has nine years work-experience in print, electronic and online media.
  • The World Dance Folkfest will take place on May 15, at 7 p.m. in Orem. It will feature traditional dances from all over the world.

    The World Dance Folkfest will take place in Orem on May 15 at 7 p.m. (David M. Kennedy Center for International Studies)

Marriott School of Management

  • Partners Group co-founder and MBA alum Alfred Gantner encouraged graduates to maintain a balanced life at the BYU Marriott School of Managment convocation.

    Alfred Gantner spoke to graduates at the BYU Marriott School of Management Convocation. (Marriott School of Management)

David O. McKay School of Education

  •  McKay School graduates Elizabeth Olsen and Kalie Peck recently had the opportunity to be lead teachers for a class of 37 sixth-graders.
    Elizabeth Olsen recently had the opportunity to be a lead teacher for a sixth-grade class. (David O. McKay School of Education)

    Both were participating in a practicum experience when their supervising teacher became ill, leaving them to lead the class for several weeks.

    Kalie Peck recently had the opportunity to be a lead teacher for a sixth-grade class. (David O. McKay School of Education)

College of Humanities

  • Dr. Michel W. Libambu will speak at a Wheatley Lecture entitled Building the City of God: Africa’s Christian Roots as a guide to Its Future on May 10 at 4 p.m. in the Education in Zion Auditorium. Libambu is a professor at the Catholic University of the Congo, where he previously served as the academic vice president.

    Dr. Michel W. Libambu will speak at a Wheatley Lecture on May 10 in the Education in Zion Auditorium. (The Wheatley Institution)

College of Fine Arts and Communications

  • The Departments of Dance, Design and Arts assigned chairs for the coming school year. Gary Barton will continue to serve as the chair for the Department of Art, Eric Gillett will remain as the Department of Design chair and Curt Holman will serve as the chair for the Department of Dance.
    Gary Barton will continue to serve as Department of Art chair. (College of Fine Arts and Communications)
    Eric Gillet will continue to serve as Department of Design chair. (College of Fine Arts and Communications)

    Curt Holman will serve as Department of Dance Chair. (Department of Fine Arts and Communications)

College of Physical and Mathematical Sciences

  • BYU Y-Chem held an Open Lab Day on May 6 for elementary, junior high, and high school students. They performed experiments, saw a chemistry magic show and toured research labs.

    BYU Y-Chem hosted open lab day on May 6. (Y-Chem)

College of Nursing

  • Nursing students Spencer Marsh and Ashea Hanna reflected on their time at the College Nursing as they graduated. Marsh said his time here has made him view the world differently and be more compassionate. Hanna said her time has molded her into who she is.

    Ashea Hanna reflected on her time at the College of Nursing as she graduated. (College of Nursing)

J. Reuben Clark Law School

  • Carolina Núñez replaced David Moore as the Associate Dean of Research and Academic Affairs on May 1.

    Carolina Núñez will serve as the new Associate Dean of Research and Academic Affairs. (J. Reuben Clark Law School)

Library

  • The film The Spirit of St Louis will be shown in the Harold B. Lee Library auditorium on May 12 at 7 p.m. Admission is free.
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