- 2014 Annual Report
- College at a Glance
- Our Award Winning Teachers
- Student Section
- Development Report and Donor Recognition
- Department Websites
- Program Websites
- Center Websites
Our professors continue to set the bar in terms of research and teaching. Each year, the college awards two individuals in each category for their dedication and hard work.
Nearly 250 people attended this year's awards dinner in April. The event brought students and donors together to honor their hard work and contributions, as well as spotlight the annual superior research and superior teaching awards.
- September 16: CSBS Dean's List Breakfast
- September 18: University Employee Appreciation Day
- September 27: Utah vs. Washington State
- September 29: Dolowitz Lecture (Co-hosted by the Tanner Center for Human Rights)
Message from the Dean
I have been reflecting this year on our brand in CSBS "Connections that Matter." To me it nicely captures the various connections we have in the college among scholars in research teams, with our graduate and undergraduates in the classroom, our community partners, and our alumni and friends of the college. I have become convinced that it is these connections that are central to our mission as social scientists as we study how individuals connect with others, their environment, and the societies in which individuals live.
Rebecca Chavez-Houck graduated from the University of Utah in 1982 with a bachelor's degree in communication and journalism, followed by a master's in public administration in 2006.
Siegfried Karsten earned three degrees from the University of Utah including a bachelor's degree in mathematics in 1958, a master's degree in economics in 1962, and a Ph.D. in 1970 in economics.
Transformative Cluster Hires
A group of interdisciplinary faculty (initiated by CSBS in collaboration with the Colleges of Health, Humanities, Medicine, and the Huntsman Cancer Institute) received a competitive grant to hire four faculty members doing cutting-edge research related to health and families across the lifespan. This core group of faculty seeks to understand how the family system can be used to promote health and adjust to chronic illnesses across developmental life stages.
A second group of faculty across CSBS, and the Colleges of Mines, Engineering, and Sciences received a competitive grant to address global issues centered on climate change and water availability and how these issues will profoundly shape the next century. This group addresses these issues with a focused, transdisciplinary effort from scientists with expertise in society, water and climate and melds science-application-policy and climate change perspectives.
Every year, several of our professors are recognized for their outstanding work in the classroom, the community, and in their research, and 2013-2014 was no exception.
After 47 years at the University of Utah, psychology professor Raymond Kesner has retired. Kesner is known for his research on the neurobiological basis of learning and memory in animals and humans focusing on applied and theoretical issues.
Don and Sue Lewon
Renee Morita and Angus Edwards
Research continues to flourish in CSBS, with $7.9 million in grants received for 2013-2014.
Faculty members in the college published over 300 articles, chapters, and books in top outlets of their fields.
The college awarded over 80 scholarships and fellowships this year for a total of $500,000, with an additional $95,000 in tuition wavers.
In an effort to boost those numbers, there is an exciting opportunity this year to match donations dollar for dollar specifically for scholarships.
Check out some of the headlines from the past year in our news section.