Submission deadline: Thursday, 24 September, noon
The BYU Student Alumni Association and descendants of former BYU President George H. Brimhall honor the founders of Brigham Young University each year at Homecoming with the Brimhall Essay Contest. The competition is designed to encourage high levels of scholarship among BYU students and to promote understanding and appreciation of BYU’s mission and legacy and the challenges of its great founders. This year, BYU will honor Abraham O. Smoot. First prize wins $3,000 with second, third, and honorable mention prizes also available. For contest details see flyer.
Info session: Tuesday, 1 September, 4:00 p.m., 447 TNRB (Eccles Room)
On-Campus Internships: Working for professional companies on campus.
• Relevant Work: Related to your major.
• Real-World Experience: 6–9 Hours/week
• Great Companies: Big, small and non-profit
• Great Rewards: Resume builder and 3 class credit hours.
Internships for all majors and guaranteed acceptance! Apply now and learn more at OCI.BYU.EDU, or add BUSM 494R to your schedule. Attend the info session for more information or send questions to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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STDEV 364 (3 credits) T/Th 1:00-2:15
Learn more about conflict resolution through mediation. Whether you are interested in international or domestic conflict, training in mediation can provide important skills that will help you in your personal, academic, and professional life. The class is highly interactive and includes numerous simulations that provide students the opportunity to not only learn but to apply mediation skills. Students who successfully complete the course will:
- Know and apply the phases of the basic mediation process
- Know how to prepare for a mediation session and be able to present the essential elements of a mediator’s opening statement
- Be able to identify issues and interests of the parties and set an agenda for the mediation session
- Be able to skillfully conduct a mediation conference with joint and private meetings, allowing the disputing parties uninterrupted time for expressing viewpoints and interactive time to effectively exchange information, arguments, and offers of settlement
- Be able to assist the parties in building and writing an agreement and to properly close the mediation session
- Understand the basic rules of behavior for the parties in a mediation session and the common ethical practices of mediators
Kazuo Takamatsu, a former member of the Japanese Diet (House of Representatives), will lecture on “Current Issues in Japanese Politics” (Japanese w/o translation) on Thursday, 9 April at 10:00 a.m. in 238 HRCB.
On Friday, 10 April at noon in 745 SWKT, he will present teh same lecture in Japanese but with translation.
Both of these lectures will address Japan’s relations with China and North Korea, Abenomics and Japan’s debt problem, declining birth rates in Japan, and the reasons for the Liberal Democratic Party’s long rule in Japan and its landslide victory Read More…
Amy Buono is the Latin American studies guest for this lecture on Thursday, 9 April at 11:00 a.m. in the HBLL auditorium.
Buono teaches in the Department of Art History and Theory in the Art Institute of the Universidade do Estado do Rio de Janeiro, specializing in transatlantic visual culture.
Her publications encompass topics as diverse as the ritual performance of featherwork, the epistemology of medicinal recipe books, the art of natural history, and theories of collecting.
Three threads connect her broader research agenda: an interest in the institutional histories of art; an understanding of the technologies of production as crucial to art’s social efficacy; and a commitment to tracing the rhetorical deployment of art objects.
Co-sponsored by Latin American Studies and the Department of Comparative Arts and Letters.