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ROTC Awarded Project of the Year

The renovation of the ROTC's Battalion headquarters in Historic Fort Douglas was awarded the 2013 Partnering Project of the Year by the Associated General Contractors (AGC).


ABCT Student Awards

Tic and Impulse Control Disorders Special Interest Group (SIG)
Chair: Loran Hayes
Vice Chair: Priya Ramanujam

Behavioral Medicine & Integrated Primary Care Group Award
Nick Perry

SIG Student Poster Award
Priya Ramanujam
Topic: Descriptive Analysis of Symptom Change in Children Receiving Comprehensive Behavioral Intervention for Tics


Psychology Professor Receives APS Award 

Professor Tim Smith was selected to receive the American Psychosomatic Society Patricia R. Barchas Award in sociophysiology. Smith has done interesting and exciting work that has helped to expand knowledge of the interface of social and physiological worlds.


NCVS Director Earns
National Service Award 

National Center for Veterans Studies Director Craig Bryan was selected to receive the first Peter J.N. Linnerooth National Service Award. The award recognizes those "who have made outstanding clinical or research contributions in the areas of suicide prevention, post-traumatic stress disorder, or provider burnout related to working with active-duty military veterans." 


Professor Appointed Faculty Fellow

Political science professor Ella Myers has been appointed Faculty Fellow for 2014-2015 by the University Research Committee in order to work on an article titled, "Radical Capitalism and the Struggle over Common Sense." It will focus on a key feature of the present: the extent to which market rationality now serves as the taken-for-granted horizon of much of people's thoughts and actions.  




Alta Integrates Scholarship Opportunity

Originally approached as a graduate student project to introduce sustainability within a business, the Alta Environmental Center has become a leading advocate in sustainability initiatives. Its internal efforts include energy efficiency and operations, tracking greenhouse gas emissions, and vegetation management efforts. The center also serves as a liaison between the ski area, its national forest and protective watershed, to the Utah community. Now the center has expanded efforts toward supporting university students' education and research by creating a full-tuition scholarship for those interested in environmental and sustainability studies. Continue reading.

Ambassadors Shape Spring Agenda

The CSBS Student Ambassadors have been busy cultivating a variety of events for this semester, including projects with MUSE, Bennion Elementary School, and the Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program. Find out more.

Building Peace in the 21st Century: Global Ethical Dialogues

February 19-20: In collaboration with the Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs, the Tanner Human Rights Center will examine new challenges to peace in the early 21st century—challenges that would not have been clearly envisioned 100 years ago when Carnegie's philanthropies were established. 

First Lady Invites Utah Business to State of the Union 

CSBS alums Peter and Nicole Mouskondis were invited to sit with the First Lady during President Obama's State of the Union Address. In his speech, Obama discussed the importance of ethics in local businesses and doing the right thing for their employees. The Mouskondis family owns Nicholas and Company, a broad line food distributor that has been recognized for its philotomo or "joyous hospitality" toward its customers and employees. Read the KUTV article.    

Students and Alums Swap Stories at Luncheon

As part of a new initiative to connect students with alumni of the college, CSBS hosted a mentor luncheon that featured prominent members of the Utah community. Click here for a summary of the event.

CPPA Hosts Day on the Hill

On February 6, The Center for Public Policy & Administration arranged for students to meet with members of the Utah Legislature and the Governor's office. The students were given an opportunity to discuss the legislative process and the issues that are being debated in the 2014 session. View photos from the event

MPA alum Discusses Environmental Change

Associate Chief of the U.S. Forest Service Mary Wagner recently visited campus to speak on the many environmental challenges facing the agency, as well as their conservation efforts currently underway. Listen to the podcast.  

HSP Student Publishes Article on Health and Diabetes Self-efficacy

In collaboration with six others including sociology professor Akiko Kamimura, health, society and policy student Maziar Nourian recently published an article titled, "Health and Diabetes Self-efficacy: A Study of Diabetic and Non-diabetic Free Clinic Patients and Family Members." The article examines the discrepancies between diabetic and non-diabetic free clinic patients and their overall health, as well as stresses the importance of the availability of diabetes education programs.

2014: The Year to 'Go Small'

Political science professor Thad Hall talks with Politico about the implications of Obamacare and the rise of the tea party in terms of what it will mean for 2014.   

Heart Disease Risk Linked with Spouses' Social Support

Recent findings by psychologists Bert Uchino, Timothy Smith, and Cynthia Berg suggest that the support a person gives and receives in his or her relationship can have a significant effect on overall cardiovascular health. Read more.    

Melty Ice Shelves: Filmy Firn

In an article published in Nature Geoscience, geography professor Rick Forster and team have discovered an aquifer beneath Greenland. Click here to read NASA's coverage of the discovery.

Upcoming Events

U.S. Policy and Iran Discussion
February 20



Love Utah Give Utah
March 20, 2014

Symposium: Field Research and Institutional Review Board Policy
March 20-21, 2014


Spring Mentor Luncheon
March 25, 2014


Last Updated: 3/12/21