Utah Economists Sign Letter Challenging Feds on Immigration
Economics chair and professor Tom Maloney is one of nearly 1,500 economists who joined together to sign a letter calling for the President and Congress to reevaluate their stance on immigration.
Can a Difficult Childhood Enhance Cognition?
Research being done by psychology professor Bruce Ellis is focusing on the cognitive skills that can be gained by people who come from high-stress backgrounds, such as enhanced cognition and memory.
Helping Veterans Heal Through Yoga
After overcoming feelings of depression through yoga, MPA student and veteran Keith Blanc now teaches classes specifically for other veterans on campus.
Joan Wasson Smith
Joan Wasson Smith has worked for peace and justice, and against bias, bigotry, and racism in Utah. She received a B.A. in sociology with a concentration in political science from The University of Utah and a M.S.W. and D.S.W. from The University of Utah Graduate School of Social Work. Professionally, she worked in private practice as a licensed psychotherapist until she accepted the position of Executive Director of the National Conference for Community and Justice, Utah Region, from which she recently retired.
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Kim Gabbitas, ’17 (Political Science), recently presented research on ‘Trade Union Trade-Offs: Unions, Voters, and the Rise of Right-Wing Populism’ at the 15th Claremont-University of California Undergraduate Research Conference on the European Union, April 6-7, 2017.
Congratulations to the 2017 CLAS Research Travel Award recepients, Cecilia Wainryb, Leslie Kanpp, Douglas Jones, and Shane Macfarlan!
Congratulations to Barbara Brown, Professor of FCS for her receipt of the University of Utah’s Distinguished Scholarly and Creative Research Award for 2017!