The 2012-2013 academic year has been an exciting one for the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences, with award winning faculty, students, and staff recognized for their research, teaching, and service. On behalf of the college, I would like to offer my gratitude to our faculty, students, and staff for their dedication and commitment to higher learning at all levels. As will be evident in this report, social science research and teaching is thriving in the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences where faculty and students are "Making Connections that Matter" for their local, national, and international community.
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The senior recipient of this year's Superior Research Award is psychology professor Bert Uchino.
In its inaugural year, the Classrooms to Careers initiative helped place 224 students with numerous internships in the business community including Overstock.com, United Way, Fidelity Investments, Questar, Salt Lake County Youth Services, Autism Solutions, The Children’s Center, and the YWCA. The initiative will continue this year as students continue to branch out and use what they learn in the classroom and apply them to real-life work experiences.
Psychology professor Lisa Aspinwall is the senior recipient of this year's Superior Teaching Award.
The student ambassador program continues to thrive as the team works together to tackle student engagement, philanthropy, and recruitment. At the end of the year, the team was recognized by the university for their hard work and received the Commitment to Service Award.
After receiving and reviewing 100 applications this year, the college presented 41 undergraduate and 8 graduate students with an estimated $188,750 in scholarships--up from $160,000 last year.