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Biking over two hundred miles pushes the human mind and body to its limits, but so does trying to learn a new language. Associate Professor Troy Cox (Linguistics) has experience with both.
PROVO, Utah (November 23, 2020)—Mirrors, lights, and of course, the famous polka dots. The work of 91-year-old Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama has inspired millions to break away from the norms of art and society, and to embrace the person within.
BYU students have found creative ways to use their mission languages in professional settings, even though some of these languages are isolated to a single area in the world.
With so many missionaries who have come home early due to COVID-19, the Center for Language Studies has had its work cut out to accommodate so many students.
Partnered with ACTFL, the Center of Language Studies works to promote language learning worldwide.
BYU Professor Kerry Soper speaks on the famous comic series The Far Side and the life of its creator, Gary Larson.
BYU’s Marlene Hansen Esplin, Assistant Professor of Interdisciplinary Humanities, shares how the study of problems of translation can lead to greater social consciousness. 
Collected creative works made by students at the Intermountain Indian School shed new light on a dark past.
Greek myths have been told time and again, but Professor Roger Macfarlane explores how these myths have been adapted to our modern culture.
As part of The Leonardo museum’s Pompeii exhibition, Professor Roger Macfarlane lectured on the archaeological work that is happening at Mt. Vesuvius. 
Dr. George B. Handley of the Comparative Arts & Letters Department recently published his 11th book, If Truth Were a Child (2019). Unlike his previous titles—which include creative non-fiction, scholarly works, a memoir, and a novel—this book is a compilation of reflective essays analyzing the intersection between faith and intellectualism.
PROVO, Utah (February 7, 2019)—Dr. Greg L. Thompson has been named the Program Administrator of the BYU Master of Arts program in Second Language Teaching (SLaT), effective Spring 2020. Dr. Thompson, an associate professor in the Department of Spanish and Portuguese, will maintain the position through Winter 2023.