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Three BYU Classical studies students placed in the annual Maurine Dallas Watkins Greek and Latin Translation contest. Two of those same students also received the Edward Phinney Book Prize for receiving a perfect score on the College Greek Exam.
Writing can be an arduous pursuit, but teaching other how to write can be even more difficult. Educators from around the state met for three weeks to share insights and ideas on writing instruction for all grade levels.
We are pleased to announce the redesign of the communications arm of the College of Humanities. Given that both internal and public-facing communications are increasingly centered within digital media, what was formerly known as the Communications Team is now Digital Media and Communications (DMaC). This unit manages social, web, and print messaging for the College, including publishing a biannual alumni magazine, and is also tasked with helping departments with their digital messaging. We are pleased to announce the appointment of Josh Perkey as the manager of DMaC.
Professor Daniel Peterson (Asian and Near Eastern Languages) is wrapping up his time at BYU, but his work continues as "Witnesses" hits theaters.
Congratulations to Associate Dean Corry Cropper and Associate Professor Christopher Flood (French & Italian) for receiving the Mormon History Association (MHA) 2021 Best Book on International Mormon History award for their collaborative publication, Mormons in Paris: Polygamy on the French Stage.
Recent alumna Alyssa Baer shares her story and advice for students interested in the Digital Humanities program.
Kerry Soper has been appointed as department chair for the Department of Comparative Arts & Letters. Soper succeeds Carl Sederholm, who has served in this capacity since 2015. “Carl Sederholm has been an exemplary and effective leader, helping the department expand with the addition of Art History and demonstrating respect and love for his faculty," commented Dean Miller. "He has willingly agreed to continue his service as chair through the balance of 2021 while Professor Soper co-directs the London Study Abroad Program during Fall semester.”
Professor Dan Dewey (Linguistics) has been appointed as department chair for the Department of Linguistics. Dewey succeeds Professor Norm Evans, who has served in this capacity for the past few years.
Dean of the College of Humanities, J. Scott Miller, has appointed Richard McBride as chair of the BYU Department of Asian & Near Eastern Languages. McBride succeeds Dana Bourgerie, who has been serving as department chair since June 2015. “Dana has led the department in word and deed," remarked Dean Miller. "He has been encouraging and supportive of faculty development and curriculum improvement among department courses, even as he has continued to follow a trajectory of outstanding scholarly research, teaching excellence, and service.”
In the Winter 2021 semester, the Kennedy Center hosted a lecture series titled “Race: Myths and Realities”, which gave students opportunities to become better educated about the realities of race and the social impact it can have.
Addressing the campus community, Professor Chris Crowe spoke on the importance of understanding both the convention of genre and how to bend those conventions in order to create deeper meaning.
English students in Professor Brian Roberts’s senior course analyze literature written by Japanese Americans who experienced life in Topaz Internment camp.