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A Master, A Teacher, A Leader

A Master, A Teacher, A Leader

Teaching has always had a huge impact on BYU physics professor Duane Merrell—an impact that has both affected his life and guided his career and passion for teaching physics.

Mosasaur: Died in Cretaceous Period, Found in 1975, Displayed in 2017

Mosasaur: Died in Cretaceous Period, Found in 1975, Displayed in 2017

Back in his day, Craig Slover walked to school—and found the fossil remains of a thirty-foot-long mosasaur. A cast of the fossil now hangs from the ceiling of the Eyring Science Center. Dr. Rod Scheetz, curator of the BYU Museum of Paleontology, said the fossil’s jaw shows definite scarring—evidence of violent interactions with other mosasaurs.

Modern Tech Meets Ancient Text

Modern Tech Meets Ancient Text

Computer programs interpret languages like HTML, XML, Java, PHP with no problem. But ancient handwritten text? BYU professor Bill Barrett and his team of undergraduate and graduate students are determined to create a program that will do just that—and to a large degree, they already have.

Running to Support Cancer Research

Running to Support Cancer Research

Parents pushing strollers, runners donning short shorts, BYU basketball players dressed as Batman, and countless others all gathered at the starting line of the annual Rex Lee Run on March 11, 2017.