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20th Annual Leonard J. Arrington Mormon History Lecture

The 20th Annual Leonard J. Arrington Mormon History Lecture has just been announced: Title: Heroes and Hero Worship: Brigham Young and the Utah War Speaker: Ronald W. Walker Date: Thursday, October 2, 2014, 7 p.m. Location: Logan LDS Tabernacle, 50 N. Main, Logan, Utah Summary: How do men and women shape history? Do human values have a role in

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2014 – Spring Newsletter

The 2014 Spring Newsletter of the MSSA is now available.

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Ask An Expert: Where can I find the percentage of Mormons involved in STEM-related fields?

Q: Where could I find demographic information regarding both number and relative growth over time of American LDS members who were either educated in, or work within, STEM  (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) fields? A: Andrew Miles provided a very helpful and succinct answer for this question: I believe all of the following surveys have

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Ask An Expert: What is a good starting place for studying the previous occupations of Mormon General Authorities?

Q: I’m thinking about doing a serious paper on the previous occupations of Mormons who  are called into senior leadership positions (Apostles, various Quorums of the Seventy, Area presidencies, mission presidents, stake presidencies, etc). I was wondering if anyone can give me some good pointers as to where to start? A: Several members of the

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Call for Papers: Third Mormon Media Studies Conference

CALL FOR PAPERS THIRD MORMON MEDIA STUDIES CONFERENCE “Mormons and Meaning: How media shapes Mormon identities.” Friday, Oct. 17, 2014 Salt Lake City   The communications departments of BYU and BYU-Idaho jointly announce the Third Mormon Media Studies Conference. This conference brings together students, scholars, researchers and interested observers of the relationship between media and

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Job Opening in the Research Information Division at LDS Church headquarters

There is a job opening for a social science researcher at the Research Information Division at LDS Church headquarters in Salt Lake City, UT.  Here is the cover letter and here is the job posting.

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