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CSBS Welcome

Introducing New Department Chairs

Leslie Knapp: Anthropology
Andrea Brunelle: Geography
Rob Mayer: Family and Consumer Studies
Ed Munoz: Ethnic Studies

2013-2014 New Faculty

Marianna DiPaolo: Anthropology
Tariq Banuri: Economics
Eric Sjoberg: Economics
Daigh Tufts: Family and Consumer Studies
Matthew Connolly: Geography
Tabitha Benney: Political Science
Brent Steele: Political Science
Todd Goodsell: Sociology
Terrence Hill: Sociology
Ed Munoz: Sociology


In Memory

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.


College Kudos

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

  • Scarlet Smith: 2013 Pi Alpha Alpha Master's Student Manuscript of the Year
  • Matt Kirkegaard: Udall Scholarship
  • GCSC Research and Travel Grants
    • Shira Maezumi
    • Yi Qi
    • Michael Lewis 

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. 


Alum Makes "Top 99 under 33"

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


Exercise: Every Minute Counts

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


Geography Obtains New Certificate

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.    


Upcoming Events  

October 2: CSBS Faculty Research Mixer

October 24-25: The 3rd Annual American Sociological Association Association Conference: The Future of Development 

CSBS Mentoring Program

In the coming months, CSBS will be introducing a mentoring program in an effort to connect students and alumni with one another. Look for more information in upcoming newsletters as well as the college website.
Last Updated: 6/7/17