College of Family, Home and Social Sciences
- Sherina Saasa, the newest Social Work faculty member and BYU alumna, holds a master’s in social work. As an African emigrant, Saasa experienced firsthand the impoverished lifestyle and oppression of families in Africa. Focusing on inequality, emotional health and academics, her nonprofit, the Crispin Mwakamui Memorial Foundation, helps orphaned children attain an education in sub-Saharan Africa.
- FHSS announced Mike Bridenbaugh as the newest College Controller, in addition to serving as assistant dean. Replacing former controller, Mike Nelson, Bridenbaugh will take over the role of overseeing the disbursement of university funds, including endowments and scholarships within the social sciences.
Ira A. Fulton College of Engineering and Technology
- A BYU chemical engineering professor, David Lignell, and his Ph.D. student, Alex Josephson, recently conducted research, resulting in a reliable model to better predict soot and smoke emissions from wildfires. Working at the Los Alamos National Laboratory, the team’s model is competition to current models due to its reasonable cost.
College of Fine Arts and Communications
- Libby Lloyd, a BYU music dance theater graduate spent the summer performing with professionals at Tuacahn Center for the Arts. Lloyd acted as Ella in “Cinderella,” danced in “The Prince of Egypt” and lastly, performed in “Matilda.” Lloyd plans to move to New York City in January in order to fully utilize her degree.
Harold B. Lee Library
- In honor of 100 years since the end of World War I, BYU archivist Cory Nimer, along with John Murphy and Ken Alford, introduce a new exhibition, “Brigham Young University and The Great War.” The exhibition shows the impact the war had on Utah Valley and its residents, due to the church encouraging enlistment. The exhibit includes letters, diaries and scrapbooks from famous church leaders. Its goal is to help the public reflect on the nation’s past and bravery of Utah’s soldiers. Located on level one of the library, the public can visit the free exhibit Monday through Saturday until November.
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