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Faculty of Arts & Letters

Cato Institute Published Gale Pooley's New Book, Superabundance

August 31, 2022 — Gale Pooley, Professor

Pooley's new book, Superabundance: The Story of Population Growth, Innovation, and Human Flourishing on an Infinitely Bountiful Planet was published by the Cato Institute. It has since been reviewed by The Wall Street Journal, The Economist, the National Review, Forbes, Spectator, the Christian Science Monitor, the Washington Post, the Washington Times, LeExpress, the Times of India. 

Dr. Eric Marlowe Returns From Jerusalem

Dr. Eric Marlowe Faculty of Religious Education

Dr. Eric Marlowe recently returned from the Holy Land where he taught at the BYU Jerusalem Center where he helped students grow academically, culturally, socially, and spiritually in a setting touched by the lives of apostles, prophets, and the Lord Jesus Christ.

Dr. Po Nien Chou and His Wife Petra Chou, Authors of "Voice of the Saints in Mongolia"

Dr. Po Nien Felipe Chou — Faculty of Religious Education

The Voice of the Saints in Mongolia is the first comprehensive history of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Mongolia.

Charles Bradshaw Presented at 2022 Transatlantic Studies Association Conference

July 2022 — Charles Bradshaw, Professor
Charles Bradshaw presented a paper in July at the 2022 Transatlantic Studies Association Conference in Canterbury, England. The paper discusses early American depictions of Islam in Royal Tyler’s 1798 novel, The Algerine Captive.

Mason Allred Presented the Keynote Speech at the BYU–Hawaii Undergraduate Research Conference

March 31, 2022 — Mason Allred, Assistant Professor

Allred gave the keynote speech at the BYU–Hawaii Undergraduate Research Conference. His speech was titled “The Piety of Perspective: Bodies, Media, and Experience in Latter-day Saint Film, 1970–2020.”

Chiung Hwang Chen Published in the "Journal of Media and Religion"

Chiung Hwang Chen, Professor
Chiung Hwang Chen published an article titled “Deficient Progression: Charting Diversity in Major Media and Religion Journals” in the Journal of Media and Religion (21:1), 18–37.

Rob McConnell Designed Two Typefaces

Robert McConnell, Assistant Professor
During a sabbatical, McConnell researched and designed two typefaces. The first type family is Straya, a revival of Scotch Roman Typefaces from the 1850s. The second family is Pau Hana which is influenced by Honolulu vernacular, sixties signage, surf culture, and a hint of brush lettering.

Mason Allred Published in the "Journal of Mormon History"

Mason Allred, Assistant Professor
Allred published an article titled “Developing the Dead: Spirit Photography, Mormonism, and Noise,” in the Journal of Mormon History 48 (April 2022): 106–130.

Joe Plicka Published an Essay in Ekstasis Magazine

December 16, 2021 — Joseph Plicka, Associate Professor
Plicka was asked to contribute a piece to Ekstasis Magazine for its holiday issue. “Deep Night, Dark Night” is a short lyric essay about pre-industrial darkness and what we might have lost when we harnessed the power of artificial light. [Read the essay]

Faculty of Sciences

Benjamin Jordan Featured as Keynote Lecturer at National Youth Science Camp

Summer 2022 — Benjamin Jordan, Dean/Professor
Benjamin Jordan was featured as a lecturer at the National Youth Science Foundation's National Youth Science Camp. The camp is a national and international program set up to encourage high school students to pursue careers in STEM fields.

Kikiana Hurwitz Contributed to a Paper Published in the Regional Studies in Marine Science

June 2022 — Kikiana Hurwitz, University Laboratory Manager
Kikiana Hurwitz was a contributing author for a paper titled "Alatina Alata Box Jellyfish Monthly Migrations in Hawai’i: Lunar and Physical Oceanographic Triggers" in the Regional Studies in Marine Science Volume 53. The paper addresses the monthly migration triggers and spawning of Alatina Alata in Māmala Bay and the question of why they always show up 8-10 days after the full moon. [Read the paper]

Kikiana Hurwitz Joins the National Registry of Certified Chemists in 2022

Kikiana Hurwitz, University Laboratory Manager
Kikiana Hurwitz met the education, experience, and examination standards to be certified as a Chemical Hygiene Officer in the National Registry of Certified Chemists in 2022.