Highlights from BYU colleges


College of Family Home and Social Sciences

  • Economics professor Jeffrey Denning recently published a study that suggests lower tuition rates may increase enrollment at community colleges but do not necessarily have the same impact at four-year universities.

BYU professor Jeffrey Denning published a study that found a correlation between low tuition rates and increased enrollment at community colleges. (BYU)
  • Joseph Smith Papers Associate Managing Historian Brent Rogers will discuss the complex relationship between sovereignty and territory in Utah in a lecture Jan. 18.
Brent M. Rogers will discuss the relationship between sovereignty and the Utah territory on January 18. (Charles Redd Center for Western Studies)

David O. McKay School of Education

  • BYU Continuing Education will host the Fifth Annual Autism Translational Research Workshop Jan. 25-26. The workshop will focus on topics that aren’t typically discussed in relation to autism research and care and will feature physicians, social workers and therapists.

College of Life Sciences

  • A recent study by health science professor Lori Spruance recently showed that millennials who binge-watch TV are more likely to have a poor diet and weight. The study also found women are more likely than men to binge-watch TV on a weekly basis.

J. Reuben Clark Law School

  • BYU Law selected Gayla Sorenson as the new assistant dean of external relations. Sorenson was previously the assistant dean of admissions but will now focus on strengthening the community of BYU Law students and alumni in her new role.
Gayla Sorenson is BYU Law’s new Assistant Dean of External Relations. (Gabriel Mayberry/BYU Photo)
  • BYU Law named Stacie Stewart as the new assistant dean of admissions. Stewart is a BYU Law alumna and received her bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Utah State University.
  • BYU Law alumnus Larry Meyers announced he is running for the seat Sen. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, will leave when he retires.

Fine Arts and Communications

  • World renowned ballet expert Cameron Basden visited the BYU campus to teach and train BYU Theatre Ballet dancers. Basden trained dancers on a Gerald Arpino masterwork, which will be featured in the BYU Theatre Ballet show Carnival of the Animals.
Ballet expert Cameron Basden instructs BYU Theatre Ballet dancers. (Nathalie van Empel)

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Click the buttons below to go to each of the colleges news page, or see University news here.

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