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BYU names new interim dean, associate dean and department chairs

June 28, 2022
Academic Vice President Shane Reese announced new administrative appointments, including an interim dean, associate dean and five new department chairs. All these new hires are effective July 1.
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As the U.S. obesity epidemic grows, new BYU study shows who is most likely to be part of it

June 23, 2022
BYU researchers found that more than half of American adults in a new study gained 5% or more body weight over a 10-year period. What’s more, more than a third of American adults gained 10% or more body weight and almost a fifth gained 20% or more body weight.
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Bunches of Oats: BYU professors untangle oat's evolutionary history for Nature paper

June 13, 2022
For the first time, researchers have sequenced the entire genome of a modern oat, the Swedish variety “Sang.” BYU plant and wildlife sciences professors Jeff Maughan and Rick Jellen played an important role in the international project, sequencing the genomes of two of oat’s ancient progenitors to elucidate its evolutionary history. The group’s findings were recently published as the cover article in top science journal Nature.
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Gluten-Free and Growing: The Oat Genome’s Global Impact

June 06, 2022
With its long stem and small, cocoon-like structures, the oat holds complicated grains that supplement diets and, in some countries, support ecosystems and economies. But the oat doesn’t just provide prosperity to millions of people; it also holds the key to a wealth of health benefits without triggering allergies compared to other cereals such as wheat or rye.
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BYU engineers travel to the Arctic, develop innovative radar method to detect polar bears

May 25, 2022
BYU engineering students are testing radar to track polar bears aboveground. If successful, the team’s work would mark a significant step forward in scientists’ ability to track mother polar bears during winter, when they den and give birth to their cubs beneath dense snowpack. Locating and protecting bear dens is important for conservation efforts.
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Cougar Query: "My wife and I have climbed most of the tall peaks in Utah"

May 23, 2022
Cougar Queries are a series profiling BYU employees by asking them questions about their work, interests and life. Today, we meet Paul Savage, professor of chemistry and biochemistry.
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The Search for Sperm: Fighting Male Infertility in the Jenkins Men's Reproductive Health Lab

May 23, 2022
Emerging research from the Jenkins lab takes steps forward in developing tools to help those struggling with infertility.
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New dean for Undergraduate Education at BYU

May 23, 2022
Brigham Young University Academic Vice President Shane Reese announced the hiring of Richard Gill as the dean of Undergraduate Education effective July 1.
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Going cashless to prevent COVID-19 was useless, new BYU microbiology study finds

May 12, 2022
A new study published in PLOS ONE from BYU scientists finds that the SARS-CoV-2 virus is almost immediately nonviable if deposited on a cash banknote. The virus actually shows greater stability on plastic money cards, with the live virus still being detected 48 hours after initial deposition, but no viable virus was detected on either cash or card that was randomly sampled in the study.


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