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Introducing New Department Chairs
2013-2014 New Faculty
Marianna DiPaolo: Anthropology
D. Brent Scott passed away peacefully on September 13, 2013. Scott received his bachelor's degree in psychology in 1951. He later served as one of the founding members of the CSBS Advisory Board and became one of the college's first endowed scholarship donors. Read Scott's obituary.
Sociologist Joins CIHB Study
Sociology professor Ming Wen has recently taken on a 4-year appointment as a member of the Community Influences on Health Behavior study through the National Institutes of Health.
Anthropologist Awarded NSF Grant
Anthropology professor Elizabeth Cashdan and her team will receive NSF funding for their study titled, "Age changes and sex differences in spatial cognition: Testing the role of mobility in three non-industrial societies and the U.S."
NCVS Director Receives APA Award
Dr. Craig Bryan of the National Center for Veteran Studies was selected to receive an award from American Psychological Association for his research on military suicide and PTSD.
Student Awards and Grants
Students Seize Signature Experiences
As President Pershing works to improve the student experience through the new "My University Signature Experience" initiative (MUSE), CSBS students are jumping at the chance to do just that. Whether they are taking part in research, internships, student-organized committees, or other out-of-class opportunities, these students are making the most during their time at the U. Find out more.
Ambassadors Boost College Connections
The student ambassador program enters its fifth year as a successful way of connecting students to the college, and this year's group is already in full swing with numerous activities geared toward student engagement, philanthropy, and recruitment. Click here to continue reading.
Jordan Menzel, an alumni from the department of sociology, was just recognized as one of Diplomatic Courier's 2013 Top 99 under 33 Foreign Policy Leaders.
Every minute counts when it comes to exercise according to a new study released by family and consumer studies professor Jessie Fan. Click for NBC's coverage of the study.
9/11: Terrorist Attack-Legal Liability and Public Policy Issues
Sociology alum Steven Badger discusses the impact of 9/11 and the controversy behind the legal liabilities. Listen to the podcast.
Breastfeeding Linked to Reduced Risk of Alzheimer's
A study conducted by newly appointed anthropology chair Leslie Knapp suggests that women who breastfeed for longer periods of time may reduce their risk of developing Alzheimer's Disease later in life. Learn more.
New to geography: undergraduate students will now have the opportunity to earn a Climate Change Certificate and increase their knowledge of climate, climate change, and impacts and relevance.
New Minor for Environmental and Sustainability Studies
The environmental and sustainability studies minor has been approved. Students may earn the minor online, on campus, or a combination of the two. Check out the requirements for minoring.
Anthropologist Excavates Archaeological Site
Anthropology professor Brian Codding and three graduate students visited the central coast of California to unearth a prehistoric archaeological site. Read more.
Study Shows Pac-12 Membership has Positive Impact on Utah
The Center for Public Policy & Administration released their latest findings on why the U's move to the Pac-12 has been a positive one. Click here to find out more.
Introducing The Law and Society Association
Together with the S. J. Quinney College of Law and the Office for Academic Affairs, CSBS would like to introduce the Law and Society Association (LSA), an interdisciplinary scholarly organization committed to social scientific, interpretive, and historical analysis of law.
October 2: CSBS Faculty Research Mixer
October 24-25: The 3rd Annual American Sociological Association Association Conference: The Future of Development