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Three BYU students covered in blue foam celebrate during Homecoming week
The BYU family celebrates Homecoming 2018 next week with traditions and gatherings near campus and around the world. If you’re in Provo, come hike the Y, see Colbie and David at BYU Spectacular!, cheer at the BYU vs. Hawaii game and tailgate, and take in the annual Homecoming parade—come early for blue donuts and hot chocolate. If you can’t make it to Provo this year, connect with your BYU Alumni chapter to build your BYU traditions wherever you are. Go Cougars!
Ray Beckham smiles while leaning on a tree stump at Aspen Grove
Homecoming 2018 remembers Raymond E. Beckham as this year's founder. Learn more about Beckham and his impressive influence on BYU history—from fundraising for major buildings to creating the Cougar Club to building Aspen Grove. And get to know the 2018 Alumni Achievement and University Award winners. Did you know you can nominate a service-oriented alum for a University Award? Submissions for 2019 are accepted until Nov. 30, 2018.
Summit Creek, quite possibly Utah's most beautiful mountain community, homesites from $199K
Just as the Samaritan did, we must reach out to love and serve those who are different. —Carolina Núñez
In her recent BYU devotional, associate Law School dean Carolina Núñez shared how we can better love our prójimos, or neighbors, even those who are completely different than us. "The Samaritan made space in his life, both physical and mental, for the injured man and got close to him," she said. "This was not abstract compassion. It was concrete. This was not arm’s length love. This was an embrace." Enjoy a highlight reel or watch the full address.
Seven women are dressed up in the styles of their ancestors
The BYUtv show Relative Race is all about connecting people with their families. To that end, they brought in seven women for a very special ancestor photo shoot. See the stunning results.
BYU alums could save up to $519 on insurance
New research from BYU family life professor Laura Padilla-Walker
New research from BYU family life professor Laura Padilla-Walker shows it's not enough for parents to have just one generic conversation with their teens about sex. A decade-long BYU study of 468 teens and their parents finds that ongoing communication about sex leads to long-term benefits.
Geology professor Brooks Britt contemplates the beauty of a sauropod vertebra
Brontosaurs, aka sauropods, were the largest dinosaurs to roam the earth. But, according to geology professor Brooks Britt, they wouldn't have survived without a key anatomical feature they have in common with hummingbirds. See the latest A Thing of Beauty video.
Student studies in library
The Wall Street Journal ranks BYU No. 6 in the country for engaged learning. U.S. News has BYU's accounting program at No. 2 and BYU at
No. 3 for grads with least debt. And see how BYU fared in this unusual list from Washington Monthly, which ranks colleges based on what they do for the country.
Vocal Point performs a viral hit
Prepping for a general conference weekend? Vocal Point can help with their rendition of "In Christ Alone." Their video of the song has been viewed more than 1.5 million times.
BYU football player Corbin Kaufusi

The Athletes' Journal is a new series of photo essays featuring Cougar athletes telling their story in their own words. Up first, Corbin Kaufusi explains why he never expected to play college sports.

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