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Matthew Wickman Gives a Spiritual Workshop on Poetry, Christ, and Conversion

September 21, 2021 03:43 PM
At Education Week, Dr. Matthew Wickman used modern poetry to show how we can find answers to our questions through Christ.
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Steve Moody Explores How We See Identity, Unity, and Diversity

September 17, 2021 02:17 PM
In a four-part lecture series at BYU Education Week, Assistant Professor Dr. Steve Moody shared answers to the question “Who am I?”
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Paisley Rekdal Conducts Readers on the Rails of Poetry

September 17, 2021 11:34 AM
How we remember the past is personal. Utah Poet Laureate Paisley Rekdal commemorates the completion of the transcontinental railroad with an online multimedia poetry project that allows readers to “choose their own adventure” as they navigate the experience.
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BYU Humanities Clubs and Student Associations Fall Semester 2021

September 14, 2021 03:38 PM
Want to make friends, have fun, and practice the language you are learning—most importantly make professional connections, and open doors to your future? You should consider joining a Brigham Young University Humanities Club! Check out the clubs below and visit our Instagram "Clubs" story highlight to watch videos from current club members. Then go to clubs.byu.edu to join.
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College Faculty and Staff Honored with University Awards

August 30, 2021 02:50 PM
The College of Humanities is full of passionate and talented instructors. This year, six faculty and staff from the College were honored with university awards for all they’ve done to support student learning, further research in their respective fields, and promote the goals of the College.
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Jane G. Hinckley Revisits Jane Austen’s “Mansfield Park”

August 27, 2021 04:10 PM
At BYU Education Week, Adjunct Faculty Jane G. Hinckley helped her audience rediscover Jane Austen’s “Mansfield Park” by looking into some of the factors that influenced the novel.
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David Eddington Lectures on the Past, Present, and Future of the Human Language

August 27, 2021 11:33 AM
David Eddington lectures at BYU Education Week on the history of the human language, how we process language, and how language changes.
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Matthew Ancell Teaches About Finding Christ in Unlikely Places

August 26, 2021 03:06 PM
As part of an Education Week lecture series on finding Christ in the Humanities, Matthew Ancell helped his audience discover the hidden symbolism in Caravaggio's religious paintings.
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Donald Parry Delivers Inspiring Classes to Kick Off Education Week

August 18, 2021 03:51 PM
Amidst the confusion caused by the resurging pandemic, mask requests, and a campus filled with smoke, Professor Donald Parry (Asian & Near Eastern Languages) delivered two inspiring messages on the opening day of Education Week. Both classes filled the Wilkinson Center ballroom to capacity and had audiences alternating between laughter and tears—an experience that, although muffled by masks, was both refreshing and faith promoting.
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College of Humanities Faculty Members Gear Up for Education Week

August 11, 2021 09:28 AM
BYU Education Week is a cherished opportunity for faculty members to share their insights and research with the community.
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Classical Studies Students Shine at National Greek and Latin Translation Competitions

July 20, 2021 08:24 AM
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.
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Utah Educators and BYU Professors Gather for Central Utah Writing Project’s 13th Annual Summer Institute

July 16, 2021 06:31 PM
Writing can be an arduous pursuit, but teaching others 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.
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Retiring BYU Professor Closes Teaching Chapter and Opens New Doors with "Witnesses" Film

June 30, 2021 12:43 PM
Professor Daniel Peterson (Asian and Near Eastern Languages) is wrapping up his time at BYU, but his work continues as "Witnesses" hits theaters.
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BYU Professors Win MHA Award for Their Publication “Mormon in Paris”

June 30, 2021 12:38 PM
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.
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Q&A with Alumna Alyssa Baer

June 23, 2021 08:00 AM
Recent alumna Alyssa Baer shares her story and advice for students interested in the Digital Humanities program.
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Dan Dewey Appointed as Department Chair for Linguistics

June 21, 2021 12:14 PM
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.
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Richard McBride Appointed as Department Chair for Asian and Near Eastern Languages

June 21, 2021 12:10 PM
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
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Translation and Localization Alumni: Where Are They Now?

June 01, 2021 12:39 PM
Most students have no idea what to expect when they hear “translation and localization,” let alone the numerous career options that are available for those who follow this relatively new minor.
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