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  • NeoLife Ventilator Ready for FDA Approval Wednesday May 02 2018

    The new device, a simplified CPAP machine with ventilation designed for use on infants, was created in part by BYU students to help small, rural hospitals in developing countries where newborn resuscitation equipment often isn’t available.


  • Welcome to Design Thinking Monday Apr 30 2018

    Some problems in life have one simple solution. But what about those that don't? BYU Marriott students and faculty are using design thinking to solve "wicked problems."


  • From Poverty to Privilege: An Adoption Miracle Friday Apr 20 2018

    I was left on a doorstep outside an orphanage in Hefei, China. My village was infested with pollution, disease, and overpopulation, so my birth mother left me hoping that someone could provide what she could not. Along with dozens of other orphan girls, my fate rested in the hands of someone who could rescue me from a future plagued with poverty.


  • Student Startup Opening Doors Thursday Apr 19 2018

    A group of BYU students are sweeping entrepreneur competitions and making life easier for wheelchair users with a new innovative device.


  • The Road to Change Wednesday Apr 04 2018

    Four BYU students put the brakes on human trafficking in Mexico through the Ballard Center's on-campus Social Innovation Projects.


  • New Resource To Inform Social Impact Friday Mar 30 2018

    Whether it is adult literacy in Alabama or domestic violence in Nigeria, learning more about social issues and how to make an impact for good in solving them can be difficult. So many organizations are tackling the seemingly endless amount of issues, but where can one go for accurate information? 


  • Save Environment While Fighting Poverty Thursday Mar 15 2018

    If you eat rice regularly, you are one of the more than 3.5 billion people worldwide who consider rice a food staple. Rice may be a commonplace pantry item, but growing rice can actually produce an inordinate amount of organic waste—550 million tons of rice straw each year. Farmers typically burn this rice straw, causing environmental and health issues for many communities, 91 percent of which are in Asia. 


  • The 5 Most Popular TEDxBYU Talks Thursday Feb 22 2018

    The Ballard Center's annual TEDxBYU event brings speakers from all around the world to deliver groundbreaking, unique messages.


  • Alumni Tips on Doing Good Better Thursday Feb 22 2018

    Todd Manwaring, director of the BaIlard Center—a center dedicated to helping students Do Good Better—gives advice on how to make a real impact with social issues you care about.


  • Student App Creator Helps Ghanaian Teachers Tuesday Feb 20 2018

    When BYU graduate student Cade Dopp learned about an inefficiency in the Ghanaian education system, he decided to use innovation to intervene.


  • Do Good. Better in Your Relationships Tuesday Feb 13 2018

    The Ballard Center has a growing influence on BYU campus and around the world, but what most don't realize is that it also impacts the relationships of its employees.


  • How a Street Vendor Changed My Life Wednesday Feb 07 2018

    As we walked down the street, we saw a girl about my age with beautiful beaded bags for sale. The girl’s hair was dark like mine, her eyes were the same shape and color as mine, and her skin was the same shade of brown as mine. What really made us different?


  • New Internship Encourages Innovation Tuesday Jan 23 2018

    BYU's new on-campus internship allows students to earn class credit while working for leading companies in the field of corporate social responsibility.


  • Alumnus Innovates for Low-Income Students Thursday Jan 18 2018

    In a rural, low-income community in Granville County, North Carolina, a group of AP calculus high school students came to class to find no teacher. The situation didn't just continue for a few days—the class sat teacherless for over two months.


  • Utah: The Giving State Tuesday Jan 09 2018

    With a new year and new goals for doing good, some people may seek opportunities to make a greater impact in the world. According to Cicero Social Impact's report The Giving State, the first ever statewide report on philanthropy, Utah gives more time and money than any other state in the United States.


  • Top BYU Marriott Stories of 2017 Friday Dec 29 2017

    Name changes, rankings, awards and more—here is the list of the top BYU Marriott School of Business stories of 2017.


  • Kisoa Farms: Creating Jobs in Madagascar Wednesday Dec 06 2017

    After five missionaries from the Madagascar Antananarivo Mission returned home, they felt compelled to give back to the people they had lived and worked with for two years.


  • A New Do Good. Better FHE Friday Dec 01 2017

    Paper, tape, scissors, pipe cleaners, and cookies. These were some of the items used during the Ballard Center for Economic Self-Reliance's new family home evening event.


  • Investing in Social Change Monday Nov 20 2017

    What if your financial investments could change the world? The Ballard Center for Economic Self-Reliance’s Impact Investing Program helps students do just that. Regardless of students’ backgrounds or majors, the program teaches them the fundamentals of determining which companies will be financially successful and create real social change.


  • Teaching Through Text Messages Tuesday Nov 14 2017

    Most BYU students celebrate the Fourth of July with fireworks and parades, but master’s student Cade Dopp spent his July in Ghana with junior high students and cell phones.