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Religion On Wikipedia Is A Recipe For Controversy As 'Edit Wars' Rage On

The 'Wikipedia' logo is seen on a tablet screen on December 4, 2012 in Paris. AFP PHOTO / LIONEL BONAVENTURE When he was a student at Brigham Young University three years ago, Anthony Willey came across a Wikipedia page on Mormons.


Related Topix: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormonism), Scientology

Sat Jul 26, 2014

Art Daily

Byu Moa exhibits cinema costumes immortalized by Johnny Depp, Natalie Portman, Robert Downey, Jr.

The major traveling exhibition CUT! Costume and the Cinema is on view at the Brigham Young University Museum of Art July 11 through December 6, 2014, featuring forty period costumes created for more than two-dozen popular motion pictures by London costume house Cosprop Ltd. The exhibition, presented by Exhibits Development Group, takes an in-depth ... (more)


Related Topix: Sherlock Holmes, The Duchess, Celebrities, Keira Knightley, Sense and Sensibility, Drama Movies, Comedy Movies

Fri Jul 25, 2014

Refinery 29

Why This Bride DIY'ed Her Wedding Dress

When Lauren, a Georgia native, set out to Oahu to attend Brigham Young University, she didn't exactly plan on falling in love.


Related Topix: Wedding

How 'Overcorrection' in the Brain Causes Alcohol and Drug Addiction

Experts from Brigham Young University in Utah found that addiction results from an "overcorrection" in the brain, a PsychCentral report said.


Related Topix: Drug Addiction (Substance Abuse), Health, Medicine, Pain, Alcoholism

Thu Jul 24, 2014

Religion News Service

Wikipedia's edit wars and the 8 religious pages people can't stop editing

When he was a student at Brigham Young University three years ago, Anthony Willey came across a Wikipedia page on Mormons.


Related Topix: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormonism), Roman Catholic Church, Scientology, Opinion

Wed Jul 23, 2014

Samoa News

More women expected to serve...

Mikaela Merrill was in the middle of her fall semester at Brigham Young University when she abruptly altered her college plans and signed up for a Mormon mission.


Related Topix: Religion, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormonism)

Inside Bay Area

Walnut Creek: Northgate High jazz band begins fundraising campaign to play Monterey Jazz Festival

The Northgate High Instrumental Music Boosters group has launched a fundraising campaign to cover the $5,000 transportation and lodging costs for the school's 2013 - 2014 jazz band to perform Sept.


Related Topix: Walnut Creek, CA, The Big Band, Jazz, UC Santa Barbara, Cal State Chico, Education Etc.

Tue Jul 22, 2014


Mortality rate of Utah pioneers matched national average, study says

With Pioneer Day around the corner, many Utahns are honoring their ancestors who traveled to Salt Lake City by handcart or wagon.


Related Topix: Utah, Sundance Film Festival, Salt Lake City, UT

Salt Lake Tribune

Book will capture Utah food identity

The yet-to-be-titled publication will have chapters devoted to iconic foods , local specialties , Utah liquor laws, Dutch oven and pioneer foods and ethnic food contributions.


Related Topix: Utah, Sanpete County, UT


CEOs who motivate with 'fightin' words' shoot themselves in the foot

Heading into the war room to fire up the troops? Declaring war on the competition to boost sales? Well, CEO, you might want to tamp down them's fightin' words-you could be shooting yourself in the foot.


Related Topix: Steve Jobs

Sys-Con Media

Tute Genomics Biomarker Discovery Platform to Support Brigham Young...

Tute Genomics today announced that its genome annotation and discovery platform will support Brigham Young University's efforts to advance Alzheimer's disease genetics research.


Mon Jul 21, 2014

By Common Consent

Standing Apart

Miranda Wilcox is an associate professor of English at Brigham Young University where she teaches medieval literature and researches the religious culture of Anglo-Saxon England.


Related Topix: Religion, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormonism)

Christian Science Monitor

What keeps nature's sandstone arches from falling? Oddly, it's gravity.

Photos of graceful sandstone arches, villages set deep into natural alcoves in cliffs, or gravity-defying rocks perched atop pedestals are staples for summer-vacation uploads to Flikr or Instagram .


Related Topix: Sundance Film Festival, US National Parks, Arches National Park, Geology, Science

Sat Jul 19, 2014

Salt Lake Tribune

What can Utah schools learn from education leader Finland?

It's a place where teachers are required to have master's degrees, students spend less time in school than in the U.S., and early childhood education programs are available to all kids.


Related Topix: Utah, Sundance Film Festival, Utah Government, Family, Kids, Orem, UT

Salt Lake Tribune

Teacher essay: Finland's broader approach to special education

Editor's note: Patti White, who teaches sixth grade at Morningside Elementary in Holladay, was among 32 Utah educators who recently visited schools in Finland with Brigham Young University's Center for the Study of Europe.


Related Topix: Europe, Finland, World News, Utah

Fri Jul 18, 2014


Are Advanced Placement courses worth it?

Austin Drake planned to go to Columbia University since the age of 12. He took every Advanced Placement course he could manage, paying particular attention to science and math.


Related Topix: Columbia University, New York University, Purdue University

Salt Lake Tribune

Man accused of being 'BYU groper' is charged

A man who gained notoriety for allegedly committing more than a dozen sexual assaults on Brigham Young University's campus was charged Thursday with two misdemeanors.


Related Topix: Provo, UT

Thu Jul 17, 2014


Be of Good Cheer

Kevin J. Worthen , President of Brigham Young University , recently gave a talk in which he pointed out that Latter-day Saint scripture frequently uses the admonishment "Be of good cheer."


US News & World Report

7 Reasons to Eat Healthy That Have Nothing to Do With Losing Weight

When it comes to diet and nutrition, the narrative these days seems to center on the obesity epidemic and weight loss.


Related Topix: Life, Food, Medicine, Nutrition, Epidemic, Natural Disasters, Vegetables, Chocolate


Eradicating fatal sleeping sickness by killing off the tsetse fly

A Brigham Young University ecologist is playing a role in the effort to curb a deadly disease affecting developing nations across equatorial Africa.


Related Topix: Entomology, Science, Agriculture