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2012 Annual Report

Teaching Awards

Gunseli Berik

The College of Social and Behavioral Science recognized Gunseli Berik of economics as the senior recipient of the CSBS Superior Teaching Award.

Rick Forster of geography was the recipient of the CSBS Superior Research Award.

Dean M. David RuddThe 2011-2012 academic year has been an exciting one for the College of Social & Behavioral Science, providing a great foundation for several initiatives to be launched in 2013. Let me offer a quick thank you to our faculty and staff for their hard work, commitment and overall excellence. As you’ll see in this report, their work is cutting-edge and impactful, not just at a local level, but nationally and internationally.

Read the complete message from Dean M. David Rudd

Classrooms to Careers

The college’s initiative Connecting Classrooms to Careers is now underway. With three social and behavioral science courses being offered in the fall, the courses have already started to accrue students.

CSBS Ambassadors

The 2011-2012 school year was a success for the CSBS student ambassadors, whose purpose is to increase student recruitment, philanthropy, and learning.

In the fall, the team recruited over 100 students to volunteer in the Legacy of Lowell Service Day—an annual community service project hosted by the Bennion Center.

Scholarship Campaign

Dean David Rudd announced at the spring Awards Dinner that the college would like to provide $250,000 for student scholarships in the coming year.

Planned Gifts

In 2012, three planned gifts from CSBS alumni were given to the Political Science Department.

Awards Dinner

The dinner honors CSBS superior research and teaching awards and University awards, as well as scholarship recipients for both graduate and undergraduate students.



Thanks to a $50,000 gift from the Ezekiel and Katherine Dumke Foundation, the college has completed a building feasibility study.


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CSBS faculty combined to write, co-write or co-edit 19 academic textbooks in 2011-2012.

Last Updated: 3/12/21