College of Physical and Mathematical Sciences
- BYU professor Daniel Austin, who has a doctorate degree in physical chemistry, was presented with the Curt Brunnee Award by The International Mass Spectrometry Society. As only the third scientist in North America to receive this award, he was recognized for outstanding contributions to the development of instrumentation for mass spectrometry. Austin’s accomplishments include developing the world’s smallest linear ion trap, technology to uncover molecules that detect possible habitable environments or life in the solar system and an image charge detector that, in collaboration with NASA, will measure the charge and size of atmospheric dust on Mars.
College of Fine Arts and Communications
- The BYU Young Company will be presenting the play, “The World’s Strongest Librarian” on Sept. 28 and 29. The play is based on Salt Lake’s famous librarian, Josh Hanagarne. The performance is appropriate for all ages and teaches that kindness and learning are just as important as physical strength. Ticket prices range from $6-8 and are available at tickets.byu.edu.
- BYU Ancient Near Eastern Studies students spent four weeks in the ancient village of Huqoq, Jerusalem, working on archaeological excavations. The students visited historical sites, received expert advice through hands-on experience and aided in the discovery of two rows of mosaic tiles. The mosaics depict scripture-related stories and principles, including spies being sent to Canaan by Moses, and a child leading an animal with a rope leash, with an inscripted phrase from Isaiah 11:6, “A little child shall lead them.”
Marriott School of Business
- BYU professors Colby Wright and Troy Nielson were recognized at the University Conference for their significant contributions to the school’s inspiring learning. Wright, associate professor of finance, and Nielson, associate professor of organization behavior and human resources, received a Karl G. Maeser Excellence in Teaching Award and Dean Fairbanks Teaching and Learning Faculty Fellowship, respectively.
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