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Humanities Magazine

Articles included in the biannual Humanities alumni magazine
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An Unexpected Journey

October 11, 2021 11:29 AM
Gillian Walch, a senior majoring in English, never considered the possibility of interning remotely until March 2020 when the world went online.
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Expanding the Conversation on Racial Inclusion

October 11, 2021 11:28 AM
The conversation about racial diversity and inclusion at BYU has grown increasingly urgent since the events of Charlottesville in 2017, and the continuing pattern of racial oppression and injustice has brought these issues to the forefront of national attention.
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God, Crisis, & Narrative: A Vaster Kind of Humanities Education

October 11, 2021 11:26 AM
How do we encounter God during moments of crisis?
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Creative Isolation

October 04, 2021 11:28 AM
Art and writing are means of self-expression. They provide an outlet to escape into another world, especially when the real world is full of chaos and cacophony. Some have become so removed from the world that they become known as “reclusive artists.”
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Art Reimagined and Recreated

October 04, 2021 11:27 AM
As art museums shut down or limited their displays last spring, some looked for new ways to appreciate art while confined at home.
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Teaching in the Time of Corona

October 04, 2021 11:26 AM
Despite the many challenges caused by the quarantine, students and faculty have found unique and creative ways to engage in meaningful learning opportunities.
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Project Perseverance

December 23, 2020 02:56 PM
In 2010, BYU faculty members, including Kirk Belnap (Asian and Near Eastern Languages), Jennifer Bown (German and Russian), Dan Dewey (Linguistics), and Patrick Steffen (Psychology), launched a project aimed at empowering students to become successful, life-long language learners.
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Staying Power: Women and the Art of Perseverance

December 23, 2020 02:33 PM
The obstacles women artists have encountered—and continue to experience—while trying to obtain a foothold in the art world are legion. Compounding these professional challenges are the personal adversities we all face to some degree or another: poor physical or mental health, troubled relationships, economic insecurity, faltering faith, the passing of loved ones.
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Faith and Hope and Love in Waiting

December 23, 2020 02:20 PM
I love reading about about the humanities across multiple disciplines. Sometimes, that means reading about the humanities outside of humanities disciplines.
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Universal Humanities

December 04, 2020 04:18 PM
When NASA downloaded its first image of Mars from the Mariner 4 flyby mission in 1964, our closest neighbor was still a mystery—a perfect landscape for the imagined civilizations found in Ray Bradbury’s The Martian Chronicles, H.G. Wells’s The War of the Worlds, and even Looney Tunes’s Marvin the Martian.
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Over the Long Run

December 02, 2020 05:03 PM
At what point in this life do we first despair of finding relief from pain or struggle? It must surely happen well before we can remember, perhaps from the instant we are born. Each successive moment after birth brings on new, stunning experiences: the pain of oxygen debt, shocking cold as liquid evaporates off skin that knows only warm immersion, our first pangs of hunger, enervating fatigue from flailing our limbs and finding our voice.
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Kusama's Infinite Art

November 28, 2020 12:00 AM
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.
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