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Embracing Uncertainty

BYU College of Life Sciences Alumni Achievement Award Recipient Dustin Freckleton shares his thoughts on embracing uncertainty—learning to not only cope with but also thrive in the unknown.

Fall 2020

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Offering Expert Advice

January 06, 2021
As the COVID-19 virus spread around the globe, BYU reached out to faculty in the College of Life Sciences to answer scientific questions that could aid administration in the decision-making process.
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Dean's Message

By James Porter
January 12, 2021
Artwork promotes social interactions, elicits emotional responses, facilitates personal connection-making, enhances the workplace environment, and fosters learning. Dean James Porter reflects on the importance of artwork in creating a temple of learning.
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Atmosphere of Faith

New artwork added to the Life Sciences Building creates an environment of peace. Further reflection on the paintings provides context and meaning.
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Filtering Out Campus's COVID

January 13, 2021
Making thirteen stops three times a week and testing a whole lot of wastewater, these undergraduate students track the COVID-19 cases on BYU campus and in Utah County.
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From Insect Sampling to COVID Testing

January 13, 2021
In Dr. Paul Frandsen’s lab, BYU College of Life Sciences student Andrew Sheffield filtered countless jars of environmental DNA. He had no idea that his hours of work and eye for detail would provide him with the skills to contribute to his community and make a difference during a world-wide pandemic.
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Embracing Uncertainty

April 08, 2021
BYU College of Life Sciences Alumni Achievement Award Recipient Dustin Freckleton shares his thoughts on embracing uncertainty—learning to not only cope with but also thrive in the unknown.
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Celebrating Women in Science

In 1920, the 19th amendment granted women the right to vote and propelled society towards progress in social and economic equality. In honor of this monumental 100-year anniversary, the College of Life Sciences is proud to showcase some of the women who have made valuable contributions to the life sciences.
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Spring 2020

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Dean's Message

By James Porter
June 29, 2020
We are all familiar with the slogan located at the west entrance of BYU, “The World is Our Campus.” Nothing epitomizes this idea more than our college’s international programs and research collaborations. I hope you enjoy reading about some of these international experiences in this edition of the magazine.
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Department News

July 03, 2020
Student and faculty news from the School of Life Sciences and the Bean Museum.
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Dr. Gary Booth: A Lifelong Legacy

July 03, 2020
While at BYU, Dr. Gary Booth taught a wide range of subjects. Students and faculty alike appreciated Booth and his impact on the college.
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Feeding the Land of the Eternal Blue Sky

June 29, 2020
Improving lives in Mongolia
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Inspiring Learning Around the World

Experiences around the world provide impactful learning opportunities for Life Sciences students.
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The Huntsman World Senior Games

June 29, 2020
They come from around the world. From Russia, Japan, Australia, and every state in America, more than 11,000 senior athletes converge in Utah to participate in the Huntsman World Senior Games, an annual international athletic competition for men and women age 50 and up.
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When Plans Don't Fly

June 29, 2020
“It’s game time. My job is the drone. I am supposed to map it, track it, and make sure that nothing goes wrong. We need this imagery data — it is 100 percent necessary. Our whole proposal and internship are based on the data that I am to collect.
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Fall 2019

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Can Stories Save Lives?

By Emma Gee
July 27, 2019
The year was 1966, and I was seated at my desk in Mrs. Ross’s third grade classroom when my mouth began to fi ll with saliva faster than I could swallow it.
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Classroom Evolution

By Amelia Mecham
July 27, 2019
New Technology, A New Generation, and a New Future
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Dealing with Uncertainty: Dean's Message

By James Porter
July 27, 2019
From the beginning of human existence, people have been asking the question, “What is truth?”
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Dustin Freckleton

By Amelia Mecham
July 27, 2019
"I've had to learn to live in and stare in that abyss of uncertainty and find the grit to keep moving forward."
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In the Spotlight: Public Health

By Emma Gee
July 27, 2019
Public health team members receive their first place awards for the case study competition.
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Landscape Management Has Done it Again!

By Amelia Mecham
July 27, 2019
The college’s landscape management majors recently won their third-straight national championship and their seventh national title since 2003.
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