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YANCON 2022: Just Keep Writing

June 17, 2022 10:40 AM
BYU’s Young Adult Novelist Conference (YANCON) introduces aspiring student novelists to published authors and professional writing techniques.
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Surviving Apocalypses Past, Present, and Future

June 14, 2022 04:35 PM
Barbara Newman gives annual Nan Osmond Grass Lecture on the meaning of the book of Revelation in the Bible.
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Chifir Wins Long Story Short Award

April 20, 2022 10:56 AM
Jesse Richmond’s Chifir becomes Juried Winner in the Short Fiction Category and is being published by Short Edition along with Kath Richard’s The Widow Interim and Braden Robinson’s roses.
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Mothers as Feminists

April 19, 2022 04:53 PM
You don’t have to choose just one.
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Witnessing and Fixing the Archives

March 31, 2022 12:13 PM
At the 2022 P. A. Christensen Lecture, Dr. Kristin Matthews analyzed the focus of contemporary Black American women’s poetry on historical archives and documents.
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Tackling the Identity Question

March 28, 2022 04:23 PM
Everyone’s got one, but what does it really mean to have an identity? Is identity something we choose or something we possess naturally? The answer is more complex than you might think.
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BYU Administrator Receives Patriot Award

February 28, 2022 08:19 AM
BYU College of Humanities Language Assessment Coordinator Dave Nielsen received the Patriot award from the United States Department of Defense on February 4, 2022. The award is presented to employers and supervisors nominated by Service members of the National Guard Reserve for going above and beyond to directly support the employed Service member and their family.
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More than Muses: Recovering Women’s Voices

February 08, 2022 11:27 AM
The writings of silenced women are being recovered and magnified by Drs. Halling and Hegstrom in a remarkable new database.
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Dave Farland: Writer, Teacher, and Lifelong Mentor

February 07, 2022 02:01 PM
BYU has so many wonderful alumni and emeriti who have served the community; it would be impossible to recognize everyone. But from time to time, we recognize a few individuals who have lived particularly exemplary lives of service, mentorship, and impact. Dave Wolverton (Farland) was such an individual—not just to the Latter-day Saint writing community but to any aspiring writer—and is worthy of mentioning as an example to us all.
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Anyone Can Be a Cinephile

February 01, 2022 09:31 AM
Explore new directors, cultures, and themes this semester with International Cinema.
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Trying Galileo: Breathing New Life into Centuries-old Debates

January 27, 2022 08:37 AM
Would you find Galileo guilty of heresy? Would you put him to death? These are questions that students grappled with in their two-week mock trial for Philosophy 210 class.
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Looking Beyond the Pandemic: Questions from the Field of Medical Ethics

January 24, 2022 02:52 PM
Philosophy and the field of medicine have complementary roles in helping us ask difficult questions and propose workable solutions to today’s pressing concerns.
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Suzy Bills Helps Editors Get More Done

January 12, 2022 09:35 AM
Are you struggling with productivity and time management? Try these six suggestions to get focused.
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Identifying and Rooting Out Racism in Writing

January 11, 2022 11:31 AM
Adjunct Professor Madeleine Dresden highlights common racist tropes and stereotypes in writing and offers solutions and alternatives for more diverse and inclusive writing for BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and People of Color) communities.
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