Eye on the Y: BYU Law professor awarded by the AALS, newest winter 2024 nursing cohort, Max Steiner’s scores made more accessible

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BYU Law Professor J. Clifton Fleming receives the Taxation Lifetime Achievement Award from the AALS

Picture of Professor J. Clifton Fleming of the J. Reuben Clark Law School. Fleming joined the BYU Law faculty in 1974. (Photo courtesy of PR Newswire)

Professor J. Clifton Fleming of the J. Reuben Clark Law School was one of two awardees of The Association of American Law Schools (AALS) section on taxation Lifetime Achievement Award.

Fleming was recognized at the association’s annual meeting in Washington, D.C. on Jan. 4. The award reflects his dedication in teaching and legal scholarship.

BYU College of Nursing welcomes diverse winter 2024 cohort

BYU nursing students gathered on the stairs of the Kimball tower. BYU’s College of Nursing welcomed 66 students in winter 2024. (BYU College of Nursing)

BYU’s College of Nursing introduced their winter 2024 cohort, highlighting the 66 students’ cultural diversity and talent.

Consisting of students from 20 different states and three foreign countries, 32 members speak a second language. The newest nursing cohort speaks languages such as  Spanish, French, Japanese, Tagalog, Portuguese, Russian, Swedish, Mandarin, Hungarian, Slovak and Hmong.

The cohort averages a 3.77 GPA, maintaining a high standard of academic performance.

BYU Music Department creates more digital accessibility to Max Steiner’s scores

Picture of Max Steiner sitting at the piano. Steiner composed over 300 film-scores, such as Casablanca, King Kong and The Informer. (Photo courtesy of Y Magazine via L. Tom Perry Special Collections)

Previously stored in the Special Collections of the Harold B. Lee Library, Max Steiner’s original, hand-written scores are finally opening to the public through an online database.

BYU music students, music catalog librarian Jeffrey W. Lyon and music theory professor Brent T. Yorgason have worked on transcribing Steiner’s scores since 2016, allowing public access via the internet.

Steiner composed over 300 film-scores, such as Casablanca, King Kong and The Informer — many of which are highly recognized. Not only have over 50 scores been transcribed already, but many students of Steiner’s music have interpreted them strictly by ear.

Steiner’s music database can be found and listened to here

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