Highlights from BYU Colleges


College of Family Home and Social Sciences

  • Erik Carter of Vanderbilt University will give the fourteenth annual Marjorie Pay Hinckley lecture on Feb. 8. Carter will speak on inclusion and friendships for people with disabilities.
Dr. Erik Carter will speak at the 14th annual Marjorie Pay Hinckley lecture on Feb. 8. Dr. Erik Carter is a professor of Special Education at Vanderbilt University. (Vanderbilt University)

Marriott School of Business

  • Professor of business strategy Paul Godfrey has been teaching at BYU for nearly 25 years. While teaching at BYU, Godfrey has partnered on projects with the Ballard Center and authored a book, but says his favorite part about teaching is the students.
Paul Godfrey has been a business strategy professor at BYU for nearly 25 years. In addition to his time at BYU, Godfrey has taught at the University of Munich and worked on projects with the Ballard Center for Economic Self-Reliance. (BYU MBA Spiritual Affairs)
  • The Rollins Center for Entrepreneurship & Technology at the BYU Marriott School of Business hosted FUSION, the largest entrepreneurial networking event in Utah, on Jan. 24. The event is an opportunity for entrepreneurs and investors to share ideas.
Students network at FUSION entrepreneurial event. The event held at the Nu Skin Innovation Center included a guest appearance from FluentWorlds CEO David Bradford. (BYU Photo)
  • A study by information systems professor Mark Keith and his team of researchers won Best Paper Award at the Hawaii International Conference on Social Systems. The team created a set of survey questions to measure confidence in creative ability.
(left to right) Jeffry Babb, Katherine Payne, Mark Keith and Alexandra Spruill make up award winning Information Systems team. The team won best paper at the Hawaii International Conference on Social Systems. (BYU Marriott School)

David O. McKay School of Education

  • Leading journal “Educational Technology Research and Development” ranked BYU’s Instructional Psychology and Technology program among the top six in the nation. The published study looked at universities participation in the field of instructional design and technology as criteria.
Graduates from BYU Instructional Psychology and Technology program gather with professors. The program was recently recognized as one of the top six in the nation. (David O. McKay School of Education)

College of Humanities

  • Author and Mormon philosopher Adam Miller spoke to students about the importance of Moral Creativity. Miller believes moral creativity is becoming someone new through Christ.
Mormon author and philosopher Adam Miller spoke to BYU students on Jan. 11. Miller spoke about the release of the second edition of his book and trends in millennial religious activity. (Jennifer Griffith, Deseret Book)

College of Fine Arts and Communications

  • The BYU Philharmonic and the BYU Symphonic Band will be performing the compositions of two students from the School of Music on Feb. 9 and 10. Each concert will feature music from composition students Austin Lopez and Caleb Cuzner.
BYU School of Music students Caleb Cuzner and Austin Lopez will have their own compositions performed by the BYU Philharmonic and the BYU Symphonic Band. The performances will be held on Feb. 9 and 10. (BYU Photo)

College of Nursing

  • Nursing student Jared Lorimier shared his experience with Tourette’s Syndrome and how it inspired him to pursue nursing. Lorimier is one of four male students to enter the nursing program this semester.
Jared Lormier was recently admitted to the School of Nursing. Lorimer was inspired to join the Nursing department because of his long time struggle with Tourette’s Syndrome. (College of Nursing)
  • BYU received three of four Outstanding Nurse Practicioner Awards from the Utah Nurse Practitioners association. Dr. Beth Luthy, Ryan Rasmussen and graduate student Katie Hill were honored as Outstanding Nurse Practitioners.
BYU College of Nursing received three awards from the Utah Nurse Practitioners Association. Katie Hill (left) and Caitlin Mallory (right) were both recognized along with Dr. Beth Luthy and Ryan Rasmussen. (College of Nursing)

College of Life Sciences

  • Biologist Blaine Griffen conducted research that found polar bears use five times more energy swimming instead of walking. Melting ice is forcing polar bears to swim more frequently and farther away.
Nate Edwards
BYU Biology Professor Blaine Griffen published researching on the effects of swimming on polar bear populations. Griffen’s research says that melting arctic ice has forced polar bears to swim more leading to smaller bears and decreased reproductive rates. (Nate Edwards, BYU Photo)

College of Physical and Mathematical Sciences

  • The 23rd Annual Rex Lee Run for a Cure on Mar. 10 will raise money for the Simmons Center for Cancer Research, a part of the College of Physical and Mathematical Sciences. The Rex Lee Run includes a 5k, 10k, and a Family Fun Run.
Every year hundreds gather for the Rex Lee Run for a Cure benefit race. This year the Simmons Center for Cancer Research, part of the BYU College of Physical and Mathematical Sciences will benefit from the race. (College of Physical and Mathematical Sciences)

J. Reuben Clark Law School

  • Fastcase CEO Ed Walter opened this semester’s Future of Law Lecture Series on Jan. 17 with a presentation on “The Law of Robots.” Walters discussed the Industrial, Information, and Robot Revolutions and their influence on the world.
CEO of Fastcase Ed Walters spoke at The Future of Law lecture series Jan. 17. Walters, an adjunct professor at Georgetown University Law Center and Cornell Tech, spoke about the law of robots.(University of Illinois College of Law)
  • The Federalist Society hosted its first event of the semester on Jan. 18. Speakers Ilya Shapiro from the CATO Institute and BYU Political Science Professor Brandon Dabling discussed legal precedent and Supreme Court decisions to overturn precedent.
BYU Political Science Professor Brandon Dabling joined Ilya Shapiro from the CATO Institute as a guest speaker at the Federalist Society event Jan. 18. The two spoke on legal precedent. (Department of Political Science)

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