Spring 2012

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Building a College
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints sponsors Brigham Young University. The Board of Trustees, consisting of the First Presidency and other Church leaders, pays close attention to what happens at BYU. Two documents, approved by the Board, guide our progress.
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A Solid Infrastructure: Cornerstones of Higher Education
Those familiar with the process of laying a masonry foundation know the importance of the cornerstone. All other stones will be set in reference to the placement of this stone, thus determining the position of the entire structure.
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The New Life Sciences Building: Looking Back as We Move Forward
The fall of 1970 was met with great excitement by faculty and students from the College of Biology and Agriculture (now the College of Life Sciences) as they moved into the new John A.Widtsoe Life Sciences Laboratory Building at the south end of the BYU campus.
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Electron Microscopy Lab Relocates
For nearly fifty years, the Benjamin Cluff Jr. Building has been home to the BYU Electron Microscopy Lab. With the announcement of a new Life Sciences building and subsequent razing of the Cluff, the microscopy facility has been relocated.
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Life Sciences Greenhouses: Transplanted and Thriving
Students and faculty in the College of Life Sciences have eagerly awaited completion of the new greenhouse facility.
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Noteworthy: MMBio Directed by New Chair
Dr. Laura C. Bridgewater was appointed chair of the Microbiology and Molecular Biology Department, effective August 1, 2011.
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A Heartfelt "Thanks!"
to those who are retiring.
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New LDS Philanthropies Representative
The college bids farewell to Rich Kotter and welcomes the new representative from LDS Philanthropies, Orrin Olsen.
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Dean's Message: Building Boom
The College of Life Sciences is in the midst of a building boom. It is easy to feel that everything is going well because these things are going well.
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Room to Spread Their Wings: M.L. Bean Life Science Museum to Expand
In May of 2011, the Brigham Young University Board of Trustees approved a project to expand the Monte L. Bean Life Science Museum.
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