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jaxon rollerCSBS Student Spotlight: Jaxon Roller

Jaxon Roller is majoring in environmental and sustainability studies and plans to graduate in the spring of 2019. This summer, he's been working on creating a prototype for the first ever scratch resistant, fully recyclable, fog free swimming goggles! #bethesolution

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GIScience (GIS) - Rewarding Careers for All
September 11, 2017 | 12:00-1:30 PM
Gould Auditorium | Marriott Library

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The "S" Word
Documentary Screening
and Q&A with the Director

September 21, 2017 | 5:00-8:00 PM
Katherine W. and Ezekiel R. Dumke Jr. Auditorium | Utah Museum of Fine Arts

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Sociology and U: Performance Art on Race, Class, and Gender
September 27, 2017 | 5:30-7:30 PM
Salt Lake Acting Company
168 West 500 North | Salt Lake City

CSBS Top News

Happy People Are Healthier

A study led by psychology professor Ed Diener shows that there is a link between happiness and health.

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Op-ed: The Hallmark of the U's Department of Economics is its Commitment to Competing Perspectives

Department of Economics Chair Norman Waitzman and CSBS Dean Cynthia Berg responded to the recent Deseret News editorial about the economics department.

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Heterodox Academy Releases Updated Guide to Colleges

According to Heterodox Academy, a nonpartisan group of scholars committed to viewpoint diversity, the University of Utah ranks in the top 10 of 150 research universities for having a campus climate that is conducive to viewpoint diversity.

Mormonism’s Russia Dilemma

The LDS church's centralized and hierarchical organization may allow it to adapt to the challenging conditions in Russia better than other religious groups, according to political science associate professor lecturer Marjorie Castle.

Marital Sex Myths Debunked by Research

A recent study done by family and consumer studies assistant professor Daniel Carlson shows that in marriage, it is more about quality than quantity of sex.

John and Leslie Francis Co-Author New Book on Privacy

John Francis, research professor of political science, authored a new book, "Privacy: What Everyone Needs to Know" with Leslie Francis, a Distinguished Professor of Philosophy and a Distinguished Alfred C. Emery Professor.

Utah Nonprofit Helps Refugees Go To College

Health, society and policy student and refugee Kai Sin just graduated thanks to the help of the Refugee Education Initiative, a privately funded program that provides help to refugee students from across the world.

Did Potato Cultivation Begin in Utah's Escalante Valley 11,000 Years Ago?

Lisbeth Louderback, assistant professor of anthropology and archaeology curator of the Natural History Museum of Utah, says that their study in Escalante Valley has found the earliest evidence of potato use in North America.

The Price of Rice

Natalie Fillerup and Hannah Stevens, students in an environmental justice class taught by environmental and sustainability studies associate professor Adrienne Cachelin, worked with David Carter, assistant professor of political science, to determine the cost and availability of certified food products across different communities.

oaxaca-cubaUpcoming CSBS and Go Learn Trips

Oaxaca: After a successful program focusing on archaeology and anthropology and exploring the living and past Maya cultures, anthropology professor Rick Paine has joined Go Learn once again creating outreach and access to anyone curious and hungry for knowledge.

Cuba: Come with us and see what this amazing island is all about. Our U of U Cuba expert, Dr. Al Campbell, will show us the culture, politics, delight and intrigue that make this place so fascinating. 

What to Expect When You're not Expecting

CSBS Advancement Board member Natalie Gochnour talks about what declining fertility rates mean for Utah's future.

U Launches New Center on Mindfulness and Integrative Health

Psychology faculty will be involved in the new center dedicated to providing a transformative influence on healthcare, which will be housed in the College of Social Work.

Degree Plus Certificate Program

The university is now offering a certificate program geared towards liberal arts graduates in the humanities and social sciences to help them learn technical skills that will make them more attractive to prospective employers.

National Monuments: A Sober Discussion

According to CSBS Advancement Board member Shawn Teigen, changes in national monument designations in southern Utah could possibly lead to attempts to mine those areas again.


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Awards and Grants

csbs logoCongratulations to all of our undergraduate students who received Undergraduate Research Opportunities awards for fall 2017.
ebru kongarCongratulations to U of U Econ Ph.D. (and Dickinson College Associate Professor) Ebru Kongar, recipient of the Jean Shackelford Award for Outstanding Service to the International Association for Feminist Economics.
Deacon Armando Solorzano, who is a family and consumer studies associate professor, received the Distinguished Service Award in recognition of his contributions during 23 years of teaching at the U and seven years serving as a deacon in the Catholic Diocese of Salt Lake City.
ConradtCongratulations to psychology assistant professor Liz Conradt, who has just received the Kucharski Young Investigator Award from the International Society for Developmental Psychobiology.
james curryCongratulations to political science professor James Curry, who received a grant from the Hewlett Foundation's Madison Initiative for his current research project.
Congratulations to Brian Codding!Congratulations to anthropology associate professor Brian Codding, who has just received a 2017 Presidential Scholar Award at the University of Utah!
Congratulations to Jennifer Watt!ENVST Associate Director Jennifer Watt was awarded the John Topham and Susan Redd Butler Off-Campus Faculty Research Award, through the REDD Center, to continue her research studying mountain pine beetle outbreaks in the Northern Rocky Mountains.
rand-payneCongratulations to psychology assistant professor lecturer Kristina Rand and psychology assistant professor Brennan Payne, each of whom won Early Career Awards from APA Division 3 (Society for Experimental Psychology in Cognitive Science) for the best papers by new investigators/early career scholars published in the Journal of Experimental Psychology.
Congratulations to Jesus Valero!Congratulations to political science assistant professor Jesus Valero for being awarded the UNP Community Scholar in Residence Award!
Congratulations to Jennifer Robinson, political science alum and Associate Director at the Kem C. Gardner Policy Institute, who was selected as one of Utah's 30 Women to Watch in 2017!


August 21 - September 25

Fall Semester Begins: August 21
Labor Day: September 4
Geography Event: September 11
S Word Screening: September 21
Sociology and U Event: September 27

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