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howie huynhCSBS Student Spotlight: Nancy Hepler

During the summer of 2017, I served as an intern in Marketing and Outreach at University of Utah Health Plans (UUHP). When I was offered the job at the University of Utah Health Plans I saw an opportunity to learn more about health. The field of study in which I am interested is health psychology, and this position provided me with the necessary experience that I want. #bethesolution


Featured Events

Thursday, November 2 | 12-1:30 PM
Room 155A | Social Work Building

Guest Speakers: 
Amanda Covington | Vista Outdoor Inc.
Marsha Gilford |  Kroger Co.
Teri Klug | Strategic Development LLC
Kimberly Gardner Martin | Gardner Family Partnership
Sarah Starkey | Larry H. Miller Dealerships

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Thursday, November 2, 2017 | 3:30 PM
Room 208 | Stewart Building

Guest Speaker: 
Eleanor Power | Postdoctoral Fellow, Santa Fe Institute

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Thursday, November 9 | 3:30-6:30 PM
Room 1130 | Marriott Library

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Friday, November 10 | 9:00 AM
Room 107 | Building 73

Guest Speaker:
Bert Holland | Founder, AI Project


Monday, November 13 | 11:00 AM
Room 712 | BEH S Tower


CSBS Top News

Burbank and others discuss Redistricting Utah

KRCL's RadioActive hosted a panel regarding redistricting in Utah. This comes shortly after the Supreme Court took up a case concerning gerrymandering in Wisconsin. Matthew Burbank, associate professor of political science and others came together to discuss similar issues in Utah.

Three Things For Brands To Consider When Targeting Millennials

Established brands and organizations have been trying to adapt their advertising strategies to appeal to millennials for years. In a recent Forbes article, Satin Tashnizi (HBS political science '17), says one of the solutions for a higher voter turnout among millennials is an increase in accessibility.

Could Steve Bannon’s efforts really unseat Utah Sen. Orrin Hatch?

Tim Chambless, associate professor of political science, weighs in on the "mini-drama" that is unfolding between former White House chief strategist, Steve Bannon, and Senate Republicans.

No One Knows How To Read Hurricane Forecasts—Here’s Why

New research from Lace M. Padilla, graduate student; Ian T. Ruginski, graduate student; and Sarah H. Creem-Regehr, professor of psychology, shows significant misunderstandings of the two most commonly used storm forecast visualization methods.

Caution Ahead: The Growing Challenge for Drivers' Attention

Many of the infotainment features in most 2017 vehicles are so distracting they should not be enabled while a vehicle is in motion, according to a new study led by psychology professor, David L. Strayer.

Castle comments on current political climate between U.S. and Russia

Marjorie Castle, associate professor lecturer of political science and expert in Russian politics, said although it's possible the remarks from the Kremlin are intended to signal a new willingness to cooperate, that's probably not the case.

Dennis Wei Ranked Top Scholar In Urban Geography in International Study

Dennis Wei, professor of geography, was recently ranked the 2nd most productive scholar in Urban China Geography for the period 1990-2010, and the 9th most productive scholar in Urban China Studies in a study published by Kong & Qian* in the journal of Urban Studies.

4 CSBS students named to 2017 Homecoming Royalty

Congratulations to Amanda Groneman (human development and family studies), Carly Shields (human development), Eric Nhem (psychology) and Keely Kringlen (geography)!

FCS receives approval to train Accredited Financial Counselors

The Department of Family and Consumer Studies has received approval from the Association for Financial Counseling & Planning Education (AFCPE®) to train Accredited Financial Counselors.

Fleeting Magic: Don’t let life’s big moments pass you by

In an article published in Utah Business, Natalie Gochnour, CSBS alumna (Economics BS '84 and MS '88) and chief economist for the Salt Lake Chamber, urges us to take advantage of life's big moments to change our perspectives and learn from things larger than self.

NCVS Director featured on NPR's Morning Edition

Craig Bryan, psychology professor and director of the National Center for Veterans Studies, discussed suicide prevention in veterans with David Greene of NPR's Morning Edition.

Escaping Wildfires

Every year, tens of thousands of wildland firefighters risk their lives to save timber, forests and property from destruction. Geography Ph.D. candidate, Michael Campbell and professor of geography, Philip Dennison, are using new technology that provides an extra margin of safety for firefighters.

U Study Examines Social Construction of Race in U.S., Brazil

A three-phase study, led by Jacqueline M. Chen, assistant professor of Psychology, and published in Social Psychological and Personality Science, compared how Brazilians and Americans assessed the race of another person. Her findings are eye-opening.

Teacher Unions Improve Teacher, Student, and School Performance

Assistant professor of economics, Eunice Han, found unionized school districts are better able to hold onto experienced and better performing teachers.

Bisexual: The other bad ‘b’ word

Professor of psychology, Lisa Diamond, completed a 10-year study which found that bisexuality among women is a stable identity rather than a transitional phase toward lesbianism.

Premature Births Cost Health Plans 6 Billion Annually

A new study—by economics professor and department chair, Norman Waitzman, and team members—estimates employer-sponsored health plans spent at least $6 billion extra on infants born prematurely in 2013.

Small Pests, Big Problems: The Global Spread of Bark Beetles

Warming temperatures are fueling the expansion of pine and spruce beetle outbreaks across North America, Europe, and Siberia, ravaging tens of thousands of square miles of woodlands. Research assistant professor of geography, Jesse Morris, and other scientists are trying to determine the potential impacts.

Awards and Grants

valeria jimenezCongratulations to Valeria Jimenez, Political Science HBS, who received the Undergraduate Diversity Scholars Award from the Association for Research on Nonprofit Organizations and Voluntary Action (ARNOVA)—the premier nonprofit research association.

lace padillaCongratulations to psychology graduate student Lace Padilla on her receipt of a Visionary Grand Award for her proposal submitted to the 2017 Gordon Research Conference on Visualization in Science and Education.  She will collaborate with Steve Franconeri at Northwestern and Hannah Fairfield at the New York Times. The project is, "Improving Trust in Uncertain Science."


chinese version of NCRTIPCongratulations to political science professor Steven Lobelll, whose book, Neoclassical Realist Theory of International Politics, has been translated into Chinese and is now available.

madison niermeyerCongratulations to psychology graduate student Madison Niermeyer on her receipt of the Edith Kaplan Scholarship from the Women in Leadership committee of the National Academy of Neuropsychology!

tabitha benneyCongratulations to political science assistant professor Tabitha Benney, who received an ISA Catalytic Workshop Grant.

donald strassbergCongratulations to psychology professor Don Strassberg, whose article, "Sexting by High School Students: An Exploratory and Descriptive Study," was ranked 242 out of 31743 articles published between 2010 to 2014 on the Web of Science.

ansuk jeongCongratulations to psychology professor Ansuk Jeong from the University Asia Campus for her receipt of a research grant from the National Research Foundation of Korea for her project entitled, "A psycho-oncological study to improve the quality of life of cancer patients and their family caregivers."


david carter nadia mahallatiCongratulations to political science assistant professor David Carter and political science Ph.D. candidate Nadia Mahallati Bowman, who recently co-authored an article called, "Balancing Barriers to Entry and Administrative Burden in Voluntary Regulation" in the new JPART sister journal Perspectives on Public Management and Governance. 



October 31-November 28

Women Inspiring Women: November 2
Faith in the Faithful Anthro Event: November 2
Shoshoni Book Exhibit:
 November 9
The New Economy: November 10
Chat with the Dean: November 13
Thanksgiving Break: November 23-24

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