A colorful painting of a desert landscape with mountains in the background

Interpreting Beauty

Artist and alumnus Royden Card has a longtime love for the beauty of desert landscapes. His collection of work ranges from woodcuts and paintings to poetry and prose, all meant to “interpret the beauty that he sees for others.” Check out his unique visions of Southern Utah scenes.

Coach Amber Whiting and daughter Amari in blue BYU uniforms smile and hold a basketball

All in the Family

When Amber Whiting (right) was hired as the BYU women’s basketball coach before the 2022–23 season, her daughter Amari (left), a sought-after recruit, flipped her commitment from Oregon to BYU. Amari says any struggles of having her mom coach her from the sideline are worth it: “She knows my strengths, she knows my weaknesses. I feel comfortable on the court because I know that she will always put me in the best position,” Amari explains. “And it’s the same thing off the court. I  just trust her.” Read more about how hoops have always connected the Whiting family.

BYU president Shane Reese sits in his office and talks with a colleague

Strengthening Students

In his inaugural speech, President C. Shane Reese introduced seven initiatives aimed at transforming BYU into the world’s “greatest institution of learning” and the Lord's “fully anointed university.” In this Q&A you can learn more about the first of the initiatives of becoming BYU: strengthening the student experience.

Bio professor Byron Adams wearing ski gear with a blue wintry sky in the background

Mind-Blowing Curiosity

If he is not on campus teaching biology classes, BYU professor Byron Adams is probably in Antarctica, herding worms. Adams’s surfer-dude language and colorful Hawaiian shirts endear him to students but his research on reanimating nematodes and the role of phosphorus in living beings is what intrigues his peers in the science community. Listen to “The Curious Life of Byron Adams: How a BYU Biologist Turned ADHD into His Superpower.” Subscribe to future episodes at Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or YouTube.

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District Judge Denise Lindberg

A Life of Beginnings

BYU Law grad Denise Posse-Blanco Lindberg became Utah’s first Hispanic American district-court judge in 1998. Her journey to the Salt Lake City courtroom was full of challenges, starting from her Cuban childhood in the 1950s. Lindberg believes in new beginnings and continues to make her courtroom a place where others can have a fresh start. Learn more about Lindberg’s remarkable journey.

Coach Mark Pope wearing a blue whistle and a white hoodie

Coach Pope: Man of Faith

For a team picked to finish next to last, BYU men’s basketball has been resilient, surprising critics and fans by winning more than half their games in their first Big 12 season. Also impressive is head coach Mark Pope, recently named as one of 15 candidates to a watchlist for Coach of the Year. In this video interview after the big road win at Kansas, listen to what he had to say about faith in athletics, and how blessed and grateful he is for his experiences coaching this team.

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Trust in the Lord

BYU Women’s Conference 2024 will be held on the Provo campus from May 1–3. This year’s theme draws from 2 Nephi 4:34, “O Lord, I have trusted in thee, and I will trust in thee forever.” More than 150 presenters will share perspectives on topics including womanhood and sisterhood, gospel principles, marriage, and family. Get all of the details on the BYU Women’s Conference website.

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Slow Down Your Study

Looking to get more out of your Book of Mormon study? In this Y Magazine Q&A, BYU ancient-scripture professor Joseph Spencer shares some tips for slowing down your scripture study and reading critically. Learn his 10 study techniques and how they can transform your reading in the podcast episode here.

Tabernacle Choir Philippines Tour

Do you know a BYU alum or professor who sings in The Tabernacle Choir at Temple Square? See if you can spot them in this inspiring recap of the choir’s nine-day, four-concert stop in the Philippines.

Oscar-Nominated Film

A short film co-produced by BYU professor Kelly Loosli is in the running for an Oscar in the Best Animated Short category. Ninety-Five Senses was directed by former BYU students Jared and Jerusha Hess (creators of Napoleon Dynamite and Nacho Libre) and co-written by BYU alumni Chris Bowman and Hubbel Palmer. Two animators who worked on the film, KC Toby and Michael Grover, graduated from BYU’s animation program. The Oscars will be broadcast on March 10. Read more here.

Blessed with Learning and Faith

“Tell your story and your journey, not to say that you’re so great, but rather to say, you are so blessed,” taught Freeman Hrabowski, president emeritus of the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, in a recent BYU forum. Read a summary, enjoy highlights, or watch the full address.