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Today's big challenges require solutions where disciplines work together to meet human needs.

By bringing a community of faculty scholars, graduate and undergraduate students, community partners and policy makers together, the College of Social and Behavioral Science is producing knowledge and training that will provide lasting solutions to the world's toughest challenges.




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Wildfire begets fire adaptation

Thomas Brussel (geography) and collaborators found that as wildfires burned more frequently, the forest shifted from having more fire-sensitive traits, such as short heights, to more fire-adapted traits, such as taller heights.

Kramer to present at UNM

Karen Kramer (anthropology) has been selected to present the XLVII Journal of Anthropological Research (JAR) Distinguished Lecture at the University of New Mexico.

U. players bring game and anti-bullying message to elementary students

Megan Huff (sociology), forward for the women's basketball team, joined with teammates and Playworks Utah to encourage students to be active and decrease bullying.

Recent Awardees

Alumni, Emeriti, & Friends

Larry Nokes

BA Political Science

Nokes & Quinn

Jed Elison

BA Psychology

Assistant Professor
University of Minnesota

Matt Eyring

BS Economics

Chief Strategy & Innovation Officer
Vivint Inc

Keith Embray

MS Sociology

Assistant Athletic Director for Student-Athlete Welfare and Development
Penn State University

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Last Updated: 10/19/18