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Michael Smart


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Building a Better Brick
Summer 2010
BYU students used their love of Legos to design inexpensive housing for Kenyans living in huts made from mud and sticks.
5 Skills For Finding Big Ideas
Spring 2010
Top CEOs spend 50 percent more time doing these five things than their less creative counterparts.
BYU Prof Among Top 100 Global Thinkers
Winter 2010
Third BYU Student in Four Years Wins Prestigious Gates Scholarship
Spring 2008
How Tara Westover went from a rural Idaho town to BYU, Cambridge, and back again.
Designed for Success
Spring 2008
Spencer Nugent won the most prestigious award given to industrial design students.
Clearing the Air
Spring 2007
We can all breathe a little easier thanks to two decades of research by BYU’s Arden Pope.
Stars Shine at New BYU Planetarium
Summer 2005
Assembling the “Tree of Life”
Winter 2005
On The Trail of Lewis and Clark
Fall 2004
National Spotlight Shines on Achieving Senior
Spring 2004
New Clues to an Ancient Puzzle
Spring 2004
The newly analyzed mask adds another 25 signs to the Isthmian "alphabet."
Particulate Matters
Winter 2004
Tiny particles of pollutants significantly increase the risk of dying from cardiovascular disease in the US.
Scaly Reptile Genealogy
Winter 2004
Cracking the Pain Code
Fall 2003
BYU chemist Dan Simmons has unlocked a secret of painkillers.
Study Shows Value of Premarital Education Programs
Summer 2003
Why Walk When You Can Fly?
Spring 2003
Icebergs Collide with Satellites and Supercomputers
Spring 2003
Removing Trade Barriers Could Boost U.S. Economy
Spring 2003
In Sickness and Health
Winter 2003
Enzyme Discovery May Unravel Painkiller Mystery
Winter 2003
A study by Daniel Simmons may have uncovered the enzyme the drug affects.
Jack Sites’ Creepy Friends
Winter 2003
Sometimes scored for the company he keeps, Jack Sites has warmed others' interest in cold-blooded creatures.
David Johnson and the Temple of the Winged Lions
Fall 2001
Rediscovered by the outside world in 1812, much of Petra's history is only now being uncovered by BYU's David Johnson.
Stamping Out Smoking
Summer 2001
Seeing Through the Smoke
Summer 2001
U.S. Supreme Court Upholds Laws Based on BYU Research
Summer 2001
Bright Prospects
Spring 2001
Tracking the Far-Flung Flea Family
Spring 2001
BYU Donates Records to Polish Archives
Spring 2001
Researcher Unravels How Insects Lost Their Abdominal Legs
Fall 2000
Terra Infirma
Fall 2000
Discovery of Exercise Enzyme May Improve Diabetes Treatment
Spring 2000
BYU's William W. Winder has identified the key enzyme involved in triggering glucose absorption.
BYU Professor Fishes for Ideal River Habitat
Winter 1999
Singers Harmonize in Carnegie Hall, Across Cultures
Fall 1999
Lizard-Hunting Prof Scores National Award
Spring 1999
Mother’s Age Contributes to Child’s Success
Summer 1998
School of Family Inaugurated
Winter 1998