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BYU women's vollyball star Roni Jones-Perry sits in the blue seats of the Smith Fieldhouse
She didn't play volleyball until age 15, and she wasn't necessarily a BYU fan. All-American Roni Jones-Perry of No. 1 BYU women's volleyball shares her journey to BYU on this picture-packed page.
A 3-D model of an earthquake-ravaged Italian city, created with images captured by self-flying drones
After earthquakes shook Italy, a BYU engineering team sent up self-flying drones to capture 3-D models of damaged cities. Learn more about the unique algorithm developed at BYU, and about other UAV research by BYU engineers. (If you are a fan of 8 Passengers, you'll recognize civil engineering professor Kevin Franke—he is part of a growing number of vlogging alumni Big Shots.)
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During World War I, soldiers were housed at BYU’s Maeser Building
In 1918 a garrison of soldiers stands in front of the Maeser Memorial Building, which served as temporary military housing. Nearly half of BYU's male students and a handful of faculty served in the Great War. Read all of the fascinating details, including student Nels Anderson's journal entry at the war's end: "So this is peace and I am alive. I am so surprised."
CS professor Mark Clement and four students who worked on Vet Finder
For the 100th anniversary of Armistice Day, a team of BYU professors and students released Vet Finder, a web application that uses machine learning to scan more than 32 million 1930 census records. Go search your family tree for ancestors who served in the Great War.
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Stylized image of brass jazz instrument musicians
This month BYU hosted NCAA’s Common Ground IV to explore how representatives of LGBTQ and faith-based communities can work more cohesively in college sports and higher education. Here is a recap of the forum held from Oct. 31 to Nov. 1, marking the first time Common Ground has been held at an NCAA Division I institution.
BYU grad and Mission Wild host Wes Larson carries a bear on his shoulders
The BYU Store is going retro with a new candy shop inspired by BYU's original Sweet Stop. The renovation should be complete by year's end, so look out for chocolate-covered cinnamon bears and chunks of fudge in new but nostalgic digs.
Student volunteers, one dressed as a can of soup, ask for donations to the largest food drive in Utah County
Here are two chances to give this month: 1. Provide meals for families in need through the BYU/UVU food drive. 2. Help break last year's giving record (more than $250K) by adding Giving Cougsday (Nov. 27) to your calendar.
Heidi Méndez Harrison has a soft spot for struggling teens and helps them explore their challenges through writing and drama. Photo by Priscilla Poland.
Since 2015 bilingual actor and director (and BYU grad) Heidi Méndez Harrison has led a nonprofit youth theater company, which stages original plays written by kids in detention centers. Learn how she fosters creativity in troubled teens.
A display of cubed-glass BYU alumni awards
BYU alumni were recognized and celebrated with University Awards and Alumni Achievement Awards during Homecoming last month. Take a moment to nominate exceptional (and honorary) alumni for 2019 University Awards. The deadline is Nov. 30.
String quartet Ethel and flutist Robert Mirabal pose by tree trunks in a wooded area
BYU's Bravo series brings the string quartet Ethel and Grammy Award-winner Robert Mirabal to campus on Dec. 7. Here's a chance to win two free tickets to the live show. Or guarantee your seat with a purchase.
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