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Three Mormon Towns
Famed photographer Dorothea Lange shot three Utah communities for a 1954 Life magazine photo essay. Her work is on display now at BYU's Museum of Art. Watch a video about Lange's project. 
No. 7 to No. 3
The victory at SDSU gave the Cougars a no. 3 ranking and hope for a no. 1 tourney seed. See a roundup of headlines. A BYUTV True Blue special airs March 8.
Game On, Girls
According to a recent BYU study that has made national headlines, video games can be good for girls--if parents play along. See ABC's video report here.
Record-Breaking Run 
Miles Batty broke a 31-year BYU record with a mile time of 3:55.79. Watch the race, then watch Batty post his new record in track and field's ladder ceremony.
Still Knitting
Cosic, Ainge, Fredette--Muriel Thole watched them all courtside with her knitting. Benched this year with back pain, now she watches from home, knitting all the time.
David M. Kennedy Center for International Studies
Opera and the Birth of Italy
A March 8 lecture will explore the influence of Verdi's operas on the birth of the Italian nation. See the calendar.
A Crisis of Politics or Values?
Journalist Massimo De Angelis of Italy's RAI network will address the crisis facing Europe on March 16. See the calendar.
A Belgian Perspective
His Excellency Jan Matthysen, Belgian ambassador to the United States, will speak on March 30. See the calendar.
Y Abroad Film Contest
Students with international experience can win cash by creating short films to fit the theme "Expand Your Horizon." Watch the video here for more info.
David O. McKay School of Education
Inner-City Summer
Each summer the McKay School takes BYU students to Washington, D.C., to run a program for low-income children.
Sweet History
Professor Michael Tunnell has received awards and praise for Candy Bomber, a nonfiction book for children.
Driven to Combat Poverty
As a United Nations Consultant and a professor, Macleans Geo-JaJa is dedicated to mitigating poverty.
Religion Improves Mental Health
McKay School faculty published research showing that the religiously devout consistently fall in a healthy range for mental health.
College of Family, Home, and Social Sciences
Families Who Flourish
Family life professor Randal Day will share five secrets of families who flourish in the March 10 Hickman Lecture.
The Emotionate Child
Watch Ross Thompson's Marjorie Pay Hinckley Lecture about building emotional health and compassion in children.
College of Fine Arts and Communications
The Essential Graham
Accompanied by the Symphony Orchestra, BYU dancers will perform classics from Martha Graham's repertoire.
Bringing Scripts to Life
Enter "the abyss," what TMA students call their theatre-directing practicum, where they take a production from start to finish.
Students Save the Stage
The stage-design responsibility of many BYU productions rests on the shoulders of students and a few faculty mentors.
40 Years of Living Legends
Don't miss this special anniversary display of Polynesian, Latin American, and Native American music and dance.
College of Humanities
Mommsen Prize Recipient
Read about classics associate professor Roger Macfarlane's award in the latest issue of Humanities at BYU.
Presidential Translation
Linguistics students translated a booklet used at Abraham Lincoln's home into four languages.
College of Life Sciences
New Associate Academic VP 
Alan Harker, former associate dean of the College of Life Sciences, is BYU's new associate academic vice president.
Green Thumbs-Up for BYU
BYU's landscape management program received reaccreditation from the Professional Landcare Network.
College of Nursing
In the Lead
The National League for Nursing selected assistant professor Barbara Heise for a new leadership-development program.
Retaining Nurses in Ecuador
Associate teaching professor Sheri Palmer completed doctoral work focused on nurse turnover in Ecuador.
Presidential Citation
Associate teaching professor Kent Blad received the Presidential Citation from the Society of Critical Care Medicine.
A Course Unlike Any Other
A student and professor presented a veteran-focused nursing course unique to BYU to the Association of Military Surgeons of the United States.
College of Physical and Mathematical Sciences
Fault Finding
Using sound waves, geology professor John McBride and a team of students have discovered unmapped faults in Provo.
How Far Will Taxpayers Go?
Tackling sales-tax data, stats professor Scott Grimshaw found how far taxpayers will travel to save a buck.
A Helping Hand
Mechanical engineering student David Williams trained locals in El Salvador in making inexpensive prosthetics.
Industrial Design Symposium
BYU's Second Annual Industrial Design Symposium featured a vice president of Tupperware, a designer from Kate Spade, and more.
J. Reuben Clark Law School
BYU Second in the Nation?
In the New Yorker, Malcolm Gladwell questions the U.S. News rankings and names BYU no. 2 in the nation.
Apostolic Address
Elder D. Todd Christofferson emphasized the importance of earthly laws at the J. Reuben Clark Law Society Fireside.
Three Myths About the ACLU
Susan Herman, president of the American Civil Liberties Union, addressed common misconceptions the organization faces.
Health-Care Debate
Is the new health-care bill constitutional? Students watched on as two visiting professors squared off on this hot topic.
Marriott School of Management
Social Innovation Heats Up
In BYU's first social entrepreneurship case competition, students brainstormed for the nonprofit Fundación Paraguaya.
First Female Dean
Alumna Alison Davis-Blake will become the first female dean of the University of Michigan's business school.
Model Businesses
Entrepreneurship takes a new approach in BYU's first international Business Model Competition.
Special Church HQ Tour
International students met with Elder Neil L. Andersen of the Quorum of the Twelve and toured Church headquarters.
Winning Water Fight Video
BYU's student-run Ad Lab won a professional award for this music video.
More news from BYU
Fashion and Flora
The library will open a new exhibit on March 10 that highlights the digitization of 3-D items.
More news from the Harold B. Lee Library
Women, Get Ready
Register now for Women's Conference and join Sister Julie B. Beck at BYU April 28-29.
More news from Continuing Education
A Gift Idea All Wrapped Up
The BYU Bookstore has teamed up with Harry & David to save you 15 percent.
More news from the BYU Bookstore
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