Highlights from BYU colleges


Family Home and Social Sciences

  • BYU’s Museum of Peoples and Cultures was recently ranked one of the 50 Most Impressive College Museums 2017-2018 by College Values Online. The Museum of Peoples and Cultures specializes in anthropologic and archaeologic artifacts, with displays of everything from shoes from different eras and cultures to pottery from the American Southwest.
  • Psychology student Katherine Christensen presented her research on Autism Spectrum Disorder at the Fulton Conference. Christensen found infants who have siblings with autism tended to repeat tasks more than those who did not. Christensen hopes her research will help with earlier diagnosis and intervention for children with high risk for developing disorders.

Ira A. Fulton College of Engineering and Technology

  • Construction and Facilities Management professor Brian Capt has travelled for the last eight years to teach new construction methods to people in the Dominican Republic. Capt has introduced professors there to building information modeling, a way of modeling buildings on the computer before construction. A small group of students accompanies Capt on his trips each spring to help instruct Dominican students on how construction works in the United States.

    Construction and Facilities Management professor Brian Capt, second from right, travels to the Dominican Republic to teach students there news methods of construction. (Ira A. Fulton College of Engineering and Technology)

David M. Kennedy Center for International Studies

  • Astudy abroad photography workshop will be held at noon on June 20 in HRCB 238.
  • Ask Me Anything with foreign service officer Ryan Aiken will be on June 20 at 2 p.m. in 257 HRCB. Aiken has been posted in Pakistan, Russia, Moldova and Washington D.C., and served in the U.S. Marine Corps.
  • Iceland Days will be held in Spanish Fork from June 23 to 26. The event will include cultural workshops, media presentations, food booths and family activities. There will be a Saturday Family and Friends Fair held in a park on June 24 with special children’s activities.

College of Fine Arts and Communications

  • Advertising students recently won national best of show at Saturday’s Student American Advertising Awards Competition, commonly called the ADDYs. The award was for a Vespa commercial illustrated using cardboard cutouts that students did as a side project. Advertising students received 10 ADDYs and several other national and international awards this season.
    Advertising students recently won national best in show at Saturday’s Student American Advertising Awards Competition. (Scott James)


College of Physical and Mathematical Sciences

  • The Department of Statistics will host the 42nd Annual Summer Institute of Applied Statistics June 21-22. The conference will include opportunities for participants to examine real-world experiments and hear from keynote speaker and Virginia Tech professor Robert B. Gramacy.
    Dr. Robert B. Gramacy will be the keynote speaker at the 42nd Annual Summer Institute of Applied Statistics. (Department of Statistics)

    Physics and astronomy professor J. Ward Moody is researching the existence of dwarf galaxies. (Department of Physics and Astronomy)
  •  Physics and astronomy professor J. Ward Moody has been researching the existence of dwarf galaxies. Moody recently went to Arizona and spent nine days searching for candidates for dwarf galaxies through a four-meter-wide telescope. Moody was able to study these candidates more closely to determine whether they are dwarf galaxies by using the Gemini eight-meter telescope in Hawaii .
  • The Department of Physics and Astronomy recently hosted the BYU Girls and Light Program. The annual event introduces girls to the physics behind light. Participants had the opportunity to do activities related to LED lights, lenses and imaging while working with female physicist mentors.

    Cassie Prettyman
    The Department of Physics and Astronomy recently hosted the BYU GAL Program. (College of Physical and Mathematical Sciences)


  • Cecil B. DeMille’s “The Ten Commandments” will be shown in the Harold B. Lee Library Auditorium June 23 at 6 p.m. Admission is free.

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