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Fire and Water: A girl is bending down in a river getting a sample of the water.
A BYU team is measuring how last year’s mega fires, that dumped ash and nutrients into Utah’s watershed, are impacting this year’s water quality. They also¬†published research showing that textbooks don’t depict the human impact on the water cycle.
Fireworks bursting above LaVell Edwards Stadium. Photo by Nate Edwards, BYU Photo
Stadium of Fire is the hottest ticket on the Fourth of July, a big part of America’s Freedom Festival at Provo. If you’re lucky, you could win four tickets to see the over-the-top fireworks show and concert with the 2019 ACM Entertainer of the Year, Keith Urban. Or you can purchase your tickets here.
The Other Side of Heaven 2: Fire of Faith. The mission continues in theaters June 28.
Coach Mark Pope and Coach Kalani Sitake stand back to back, arms crossed.

To get his quarterback. That was one of many groaners exchanged in a dad-jokes battle between BYU coaches Mark Pope and Kalani Sitake for Father’s Day. Watch the video to see who won this punful battle.

A BYU engineering professor and his student use equipment in a lab.
NASA has assigned a team of BYU chemistry and engineering researchers with a task critical to the success of future missions to Mars: examining dust. Dust on Mars is as abundant as water on Earth and could pose health risks and interfere with spacecraft. Since there’s no Mars dust on Earth, BYU’s team created their own.
2019 gameday football tee only $10. Shop now at BYU Store.
Vocal Point performs in China.
Traveling to China and Thailand, BYU’s Vocal Point experienced its historic first international tour. Watch the video recap of the singers’ adventures bee-bopping their way through Asia.
A rendering of the Cougar Canyon festivies outside the football stadium.

What’s the best way to get pumped for the game? BYU is going to offer everything you need: food trucks, inflatables, autographs, live bands, and photo ops with former Cougar greats and major trophies. Fans can enjoy this new gameday experience for three hours before kickoff at every home game this year. The traditional Cougar Walk will now route through this location, which has been dubbed Cougar Canyon.

Side by side images of BYU professor Kevin John’s face with one showing skin damage.
Does that picture scare the living daylights out of you? BYU researchers discovered that showing people visuals that capture skin damage and signs of skin cancer can motivate them to put on some extra protection when they go out in the sun.
Portrait of Mitchell A. Davis.
In 2001 Mitch Davis directed the acclaimed movie The Other Side of Heaven. Davis has filmed a sequel, set 10 years after the original story, which will be released in theaters this month. Learn how a missionary experience led Davis to a career in film.
Side by side images showing a father and daughter separately clearing a high jump.
Almost exactly 36 years apart, in the same event and at the same school, a father and his daughter set BYU records in the high jump. Read about this and another BYU parent-child record here.
Pure silver commemorative coin featuring Brigham Young, James E. Talmage, and Karl G. Maeser.
A BYU illustration professor who has designed more than 10 coins for the U.S. Mint has now designed one for BYU. The commemorative silver coin celebrates the university’s emphasis on mentoring and providing inspiring learning for students.
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