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“My brothers have many colors. My brother embraces my differences. My brother stands with me, not against me.” Sharing a message of hope and solidarity, BYU football players are championing the message “Don’t wish for change; be the change.”
Eight portraits of a new committee formed at BYU with a majority of non-white members.

At the request of President Kevin J Worthen, a BYU committee was appointed recently to examine issues of race and inequality. The committee meets this week, eager to reach out and listen to students and members of the BYU community. The committee will then recommend ways to make campus safer and more welcoming for people of color.

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Elder David A. Bednar of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
Elder David A. Bednar shares what we can learn from COVID-19 and other widespread disruptions in this timely talk from BYU’s 2020 Religious Freedom Annual Review yesterday. Hear his thoughts on the pandemic, on gathering as religious communities, and on the fundamental nature and fragility of religious freedom.
Images depicting a black person surrounded by a majority of white people.
A group of BYU advertising students developed a multimedia campaign to both highlight the experiences of Black students and promote diversity awareness among all BYU students and faculty. “Blindspot” was launched during Black History Month in February to spark conversations and inspire those seeking solutions.
ER nurse Craig Nuttall and IT associate professor Chia-Chi Teng in a lab demonstrating a digital stethoscope and smartphone.

In a time when getting close to a sick patient can be deadly, two BYU professors—ER nurse Craig Nuttall and IT associate professor Chia-Chi Teng—have created some space. Their low-cost 3D printed digital stethoscope connects to a smartphone via Bluetooth, allowing health-care workers to interact safely with patients in isolation and in telemedicine applications. The 3D parts cost less than $20 to print using the professors’ open-source plans.

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Female a cappella group BYU Noteworthy performs on a golden brown sound stage, dressed in black pants and jackets with white t-shirts.
Enjoy this hopeful medley of “Get Happy” and Happy Days Are Here Again” performed by BYU Noteworthy, the latest in their series of live sessions.
The words How coronavirus testing works with Dr. Griffitts next to a an animated depiction of the professor in a lab coat and mask and a symbol of a virus with a question mark on it.
In this video Joel Griffitts, a BYU professor of microbiology and molecular biology, explains in detail the science behind COVID-19 (coronavirus) testing.
The Contemporary Dance Theatre performs in a fog-filled room with rustic beams and polished concrete floors. This image shows a dancer being thrown high in the air from one group as another group reaches up to catch her.
As a tribute to 2020’s graduating seniors, Contemporary Dance Theatre (CDT) shared Vanish, a video with themes of isolation, connection, support, separation, leaving, and moving on. The video is the latest in a collaboration between CDT and Jesse Obremski, a NYC-based choreographer.
This yellow sticky note says Katie, You've been caught displaying your Grizzly Pride. Thank you for making our school a better place by using your social skills. A check box indicates the line How to Show Appreciation
Navigating through homeschool for the first time? Or maybe just being with your family 24/7? Sticky notes come in clutch for Paul Caldarella, BYU professor of counseling psychology and special education, who has learned praise is one of the best tools for keeping kids on task.
A wide view of James Gaskin's Tanner Building office, packed with puzzles, 3D printed objects, and other stuff.
Walk into James Gaskin’s office in the Tanner Building, and you may be at a loss for words. Don’t worry—he’s got one for you: awe. From the information-systems professor’s self-made chainmail to his iridescent titanium, he hopes “to create awe and expand what the students see as possible.” Step inside to find Baby Yoda, a Y Mountain diorama, and a Zimbabwean trillion-dollar bill.
School of Music professor Darren Bastian playing the marimba.
While social distancing has presented plenty of challenges, it has also opened the door for exploring and expressing creativity in unexpected ways. For BYU School of Music professor Darren Bastian, it meant recording a traditional Latter-day Saint hymn on a less-traditional instrument: the marimba. Enjoy Bastian’s rendition of “Joseph Smith’s First Prayer,” based on a guitar arrangement by Michael Dowdle.
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