Highlights from BYU colleges


Family Home and Social Sciences

  • Family studies graduate and parenting expert Denise Barney spoke at a School of Family Life Alumni Lecture. Barney discussed when parents should and should not ignore children’s age-typical negative behavior.
  • BYU will offer a summer day camp at the museums on campus for youths ages 13 to 15. Participants will get a behind-the-scenes look at the Museum of Art, Museum of Paleontology, Museum of Peoples and Cultures and the Monte L. Bean Life Science Museum.

Ira A. Fulton College of Engineering and Technology

  • Former student Stella Nickerson graduated from BYU with a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering in 2012, then received her Ph.D. at Arizona State University. Her admiration for her professors as BYU and their caring for their students inspired Nickerson to pursue a teaching career. She returned to BYU as a chemical engineering professor in December 2016.

    Former chemical engineering student Stella Nickerson recently returned to BYU as a professor. (BYU Photo)

David M. Kennedy Center for International Studies

  • Kelly Kristopher Lemmons will give a research presentation on what students do not learn while studying abroad and how participants can prepare before departure to gain more from their experience. The presentation will be on June 14 in 257 HRCB.

Marriott School of Management

  • Marriott School of Management alumni Bradley Jergensen and Taylor Moore recently received the prestigious Elijah Watts Sells Award from the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. The award is given to those who earn the highest scores on all sections of the Uniform CPA Examination each year. BYU boasts the longest streak of award recipients in the world, with at least one student receiving the award every year for the last nine years.
    Marriott School alumni Brad Jergensen received the Elijah Watt Sells award. (Marriott School of Management)

    Marriott School alumni Taylor Moore received the Elijah Watt Sells Award. (Marriott School of Management)

Physiology and developmental biology professor David Thomson spoke on “Top of the Mind.” (College of Life Sciences)

College of Life Sciences

Physiological and developmental biology professor Jonathon Alder spoke on “Top of the Mind.” (College of Life Sciences)
  • Physiology and developmental biology professors David Thomson, David Kooyman and Jonathan Alder recently explained the aging process and why it differs from person to person on “Top of the Mind.”

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    Physiology and developmental biology professor David Kooyman spoke on “Top of the Mind.” (College of Life Sciences)

College of Fine Arts and Communications

  • The School of Music will present Gioachino Rossini’s opera “The Barber of Seville.” The show will run June 14 to 17. This is the first time this opera has ever been presented as a main-stage production at BYU.
  • The University Chorale performed its spring concert June 7 in the Lied Gallery at the Museum of Art.

College of Physical and Mathematical Sciences

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Professor of physics and astronomy Michael Joner co-authored the paper published on the discovery of KELT-9b. (BYU Photo)
  • The Kilodegree Extremely Little Telescope survey group, which includes BYU physics and astronomy professors Michael Joner and Denise Stephens, recently published the discovery of the hottest known planet. The planet, KELT-9b, has a daytime temperature of close to 4,600 degrees kelvin, and its mass is about three times that of Jupiter’s.

    Professor of physics and astronomy Denise Stephens co-authored the study published on the discovery of KELT-9b. (BYU Photo)

College of Nursing

  • A group of nursing students recently accompanied 25 Utah veterans to Washington D.C. The nursing students assisted the veterans as they visited and toured the memorials.

J. Reuben Clark Law School

  • Law students recently participated in a mentoring program with fifth-grade students at Wasatch Elementary School. As part of the program, the fifth-graders held a mock trial with the help of their mentors.

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