Biology and Agriculture A team of 46 students from BYU's Horticulture Club placed third at the annual Associated Landscape Contractors of America's annual Student Career Days competition. web: newsnet.byu.edu/story/37915 Education The National Postal Museum, part of the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C., invited Michael O. Tunnell, '73, a professor of teacher education, to the Smithsonian for a "Mailing May Day," a celebration of his 1997 children's book. web: newsnet.byu.edu/story/38269 Engineering and Technology At the beginning of 2002, BYU signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Arab nations involved in the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), agreeing that BYU, through the Civil and Environmental Engineering Department, will provide training and software for UNESCO-sponsored engineer courses. Under this agreement, BYU sent a team of students to Egypt in April to teach engineers to use software developed at BYU's Environmental Modeling Research Lab. This software is used to create 3-D models of water flow that help engineers understand how they can better manage the water in arid environments. web: newsnet.byu.edu/story/37003 Family, Home, and Social Sciences The School of Family Life, the College of Nursing, and Intermountain Health Care are piloting a program called "Marriage Moments: Strengthening Your Marriage as You Become Parents" in three childbirth-education programs in Utah County hospitals. web: newsnet.byu.edu/story/37806 The Journal of the American Medical Association recently published the research findings of professor of economics C. Arden Pope, '78. Pope and his team studied the link between long-term exposure to air pollution common in many American cities and the risk for cardiopulmonary and lung cancer mortality. A story on Pope's study and its implications was printed in the Washington Post on March 6, 2002. web: byu.edu/news/releases/archive02/Mar/pope.htm President Merrill J. Bateman dedicated the Milton A. Barlow Center on April 13. The multi-use center will provide housing and classrooms for students attending the Washington Seminar. web: byu.edu/news/releases/Apr/Washington.htm Legislators used the research of David B. Magleby, dean of the College of Family, Home, and Social Sciences, to back up the Bipartisan Campaign Reform Act of 2001 in the U.S. Senate in March. Magleby's studies include data on the effects of soft money and issue-advocacy advertisements on campaigns. web: newsnet.byu.edu/story/37553 Fine Arts and Communications In commemoration of the open house and dedication of the Nauvoo Illinois Temple, visual arts professor Robert Barrett has illustrated a book about the temple's history. web: newsnet.byu.edu/story/38085 Health and Human Performance The National Athletic Trainers' Association (NATA) has chosen Earlene Durrant, '62, a professor of physical education, as its 2002 educator of the year. NATA presented Durrant with the Sayers "Bud" Miller Distinguished Educator Award at the national convention in Dallas in June. She will also be the keynote speaker at the NATA educators' conference in January 2003. Sue Hill, '92, an assistant professor of health sciences, was elected to be the associate director of the School Health Instruction and Curriculum Council for the American School Health Association at the national conference held in Albuquerque, N.M. In March Rosemary Thackeray, assistant professor of health sciences, and Michael D. Barnes, '89, associate professor of health sciences, were designated by the Health Communication Training Network of the Society for Public Health Education as national health communication trainers. Humanities English professor Steven C. Walker, '65, has been chosen to fill the Nan Grass Professorship. The three-year professorship is accompanied by a stipend to support research and to host visiting scholars. Law School In its annual Best Graduate Schools issue, U.S. News and World Report ranked the J. Reuben Clark Law School 37th in the nation, one rank higher than its position last year. web: byu.edu/news/releases/Apr/usnews.htm J. Clifton Fleming Jr., '64, has been awarded the James J. Freeland Eminent Visiting Scholar Chair for the 2002 fall semester at the University of Florida Law School. Marriott School U.S. News and World Report gave the Marriott School its highest national ranking ever in their annual Best Graduate Schools issue. The Marriott School is ranked 29th in the nation, improving from last year's 44th spot. web:byu.edu/news/releases/Apr/usnews.htm At an awards banquet held in March, Hal B. Heaton, '75, was honored with the 2002 Outstanding Faculty Award, the highest faculty distinction given by the school. Nursing Barbara L. Mandleco, '91, associate dean of the College of Nursing, recently coauthored Pediatric Nursing: Caring for Children and Their Families, a textbook that focuses on children's healthcare from a holistic and family-centered perspective. Physical and Mathematical Sciences Anadarko Petroleum Corporation awarded a $20,000 annual grant to the Geology Department. The money will fund a perpetual scholarship and various field studies and service activities. Undergraduates James A. Hart, '03, and Joshua L. Price, '03, were among 309 students honored as Barry M. Goldwater Scholars for 20023. The scholarship, one of the most prestigious in the nation, is given to science, mathematics, and engineering students who excel in undergraduate research. Religious Education The fourth annual Religious Education Student Symposium was held March 78. Sheri L. Dew, '77, was the keynote speaker and dozens of students presented academic papers, original music compositions, creative writing, and even dance numbers.