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From Gravel to Gridiron
In the first video in BYU football's Rise Up series, go home to Columbus, Ga., with defensive back Corby Eason and visit the back lot where he played tackle football. See how Eason has become the role model he never had.
How Corn Came to Be
Biology assistant professor Clint Whipple has found the mutant gene that may have turned an ordinary grass into the most important crop in ancient America.
Find Your Facebook Family
Relative Finder, a new Facebook app made by BYU students, utilizes LDS FamilySearch to reveal Facebook friends who are actually kin.
When Bombs Go Bad
How often do you test an aging nuclear arsenal? Associate stats chair Shane Reese calculated the reliability, or unreliability, of U.S. nukes.

Renaissance Man
Pianist, artist, composer, linguist—Gerrit de Jong Jr. had many talents. At Homecoming, Oct. 4–9, BYU will honor the first dean of the College of Fine Arts.
David M. Kennedy Center for International Studies
Expand Your World
Engage in politics, humanities, and more with Kennedy Center lectures resuming Tuesday, Sept. 6. See the calendar.
Rub Shoulders with . . .
Don't miss hearing professionals like federal judge Thomas B. Griffith in the Political Affairs Lecture Series, held Thursdays at 4 p.m.
David O. McKay School of Education
Turning Ed Heads
McKay professor David Wiley pioneered an open-ed conference that now has the U.S. Department of Education's attention.
TAs in the U.K.
How do teacher's aides in the United States compare with those in the United Kingdom? McKay scholar Betty Ashbaker shares.
IQ Can't Explain Everything
Communication disorders professors Bonnie Brinton and Martin Fujiki examine IQ as it relates to language impairment.
From Poverty to PhD
Raised on food stamps, a BYU professor aims to show that background does not determine a child's outcome.
College of Family, Home, and Social Sciences
Modeling Ambiguity
Econ assistant professor Scott Condie is taking financial-market modeling beyond the efficient-market hypothesis.
Finding Fort Harmony
A team of BYU archaeologists uncovered an 1854 fort built by LDS pioneers. Read more in the Deseret News.
College of Fine Arts and Communications
Broadcasters Go Big
Six broadcast journalism students won honors at this year's Gracie Awards. Watch their winning reports.
Authentic Anne
BYU's production of the Diary of Anne Frank brought the historic story to life by focusing on realism and authenticity.
BYU's opera program is giving students the joy of classical repertoire and plenty of opportunities to perform.
College of Life Sciences
Pregnant and Homeless
A BYU study finds that pregnant women who were homeless at some point prior to delivery had lower-weight babies.
New Bio Chair
Laura Bridgewater is the new chair of the Department of Microbiology and Molecular Biology.
College of Humanities
Do You Have a Kitt-un?
Linguistics professor David Eddington pins down Utahns' pronunciation of words like mountain and kitten.
Best Fiction, Poetry, and More
See who won the English Department's nearly 70 scholarships and writing contests in 2011.
A Chair with Flair
A student logged his own dead-standing spruce to make this chair, which took first place in national competition.
Bowl Champs
A team of civil-engineering students flexed their traffic-engineering muscles at an international collegiate bowl.
Welcome Back
After his post-doctoral work at MIT, alum Eric Homer has joined BYU's mechanical engineering faculty.
Four Make BYU Honor Roll
Four Fulton College faculty members were honored at the 2011 Annual University Conference, which recognizes BYU's best.
College of Nursing
Nursing Fellow
Professor Sabrina Jarvis was named a fellow of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners.
Hymn Therapy
The favorite experiences of students serving in Ecuador this summer did not have to do with medical work.
College of Physical and Mathematical Sciences
Hunting a Mutant Gene
BYU statistics students contributed to a groundbreaking study that zeros in on a rare genetic mutation.
Blue Light Not-So-Special
Before you zap wrinkles with blue light, chemistry professor Heidi Vollmer-Snarr has findings you should consider.
J. Reuben Clark Law School
Legal Ease
New faculty member Catherine Bramble will teach a course that was one of the hardest classes she took at BYU.
Crime and Punishment
New faculty member Eric Jensen will teach criminal law and continue research on cyber warfare.
On Track
Sarah Brinton is the first fellow in a new program that prepares promising law grads for tenure-track teaching positions.
Visiting Professors
Get to know this year's visiting faculty, Stephen Black from the University of New Hampshire and Michalyn Steele from the U.S. Department of the Interior.
Marriott School of Management
Cadets Break Barrier
Aboard the USNS Comfort, BYU ROTC cadets provided translation for doctors and Ecuadorian patients.
Moving Up on Forbes ROI List
Forbes ranked BYU's MBA program 15th for return on investment--one spot ahead of its position last time.
Trimming Utah's Fat
Appointed to a new state council, Marriott School scholar David Hart is charged with optimizing 40 state agencies.

A Salute to Veterans
LDS servicemen and their families are invited to a special conference Nov. 11 at BYU.
More news from Continuing Education
King James Bible Turns 400
A new exhibit shares an original copy of the King James Bible and books that influenced it.
More news from the Harold B. Lee Library
Beijing to Budapest
Pick a date and read tales from BYU performing groups' 2011 summer tours.
More news from Performing Arts
Saving Sam
The mannequins in the Kimball Tower blink, breathe, and bleed—and sometimes they die.
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