• Apr 13, 2017 11:00 pm
  • 16:46 mins

Guest: Heather Seferovich, Curator of the Education in Zion Gallery, BYU; Emily Darowski, Psychology Librarian, Harold B. Lee Library, BYU Anger, surprise, happiness, disgust, sadness and fear are the basic human emotions psychologists believe are universally recognized across cultures. So, perhaps it’s not surprising that these emotions are well-represented in the Bible. But when a team of researchers at BYU ran the numbers, they came across some intriguing insight. Love, for example, is the Bible’s most-mentioned emotion, followed by Fear. But both appear mostly in the context of humans feeling them. The most common emotion related to deity in the Bible? Anger. Explore the exhibit and data here.

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History of the University System

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Guest: Christopher Carlsmith, Professor of History, University of Massachusetts, Lowell A college degree is still an important way for Americans to climb the socioeconomic ladder, but recent analysis by researchers at Harvard and Stanford finds the universities that are best at launching poor students into a higher income bracket are also admitting a lot fewer low-income students than they used to.   That’s just the latest data point in the debate over how affordable and accessible the all-important-college education is in America. Believe it or not, this debate goes back centuries - millennia, even - to the very first university, which was founded in Italy in 1088. The University of Bologna has been offering degrees continuously since then and served as an important model for the birth of the university as we know it today.

Guest: Christopher Carlsmith, Professor of History, University of Massachusetts, Lowell A college degree is still an important way for Americans to climb the socioeconomic ladder, but recent analysis by researchers at Harvard and Stanford finds the universities that are best at launching poor students into a higher income bracket are also admitting a lot fewer low-income students than they used to.   That’s just the latest data point in the debate over how affordable and accessible the all-important-college education is in America. Believe it or not, this debate goes back centuries - millennia, even - to the very first university, which was founded in Italy in 1088. The University of Bologna has been offering degrees continuously since then and served as an important model for the birth of the university as we know it today.