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Award-Winning Faculty, Students and Staff

  • Watt, Forster, Nicolosi receive 2018 Alta Sustainability Leadership Research Awards

    Congratulations to Jennifer Watt, Rick Forster and Emily Nicolosi who each received a 2018 Alta Sustainability Leadership Research Award!

  • Chimedlkham Zorigtbaatar awarded William R. Waters research grant

    Congratulations to Chimedlkham Zorigtbaatar, economics PhD student, who has been awarded the William R. Waters research grant from the Association for Social Economics!

  • Two psych professors named 2017 APS Rising Stars

    Congratulations to Samantha Joel and Brennan Payne, both assistant professors of psychology, who were named 2017 Rising Stars by the Association for Psychological Science!

  • Team of Interdisciplinary Researchers Receives Grant from Korea Foundation

    In partnership with Sun Kyun Kwan University, they will conduct training and implement research on key immigration policy themes.

  • Adams named 2017 ASPA Founders Fellow

    Congratulations to Ian Adams, political science PhD student, for being named a 2017 American Society for Public Administration Founders Fellow!

  • Two professors receive Distinguished Teaching Award

    Congratulations to Lori Kowaleski-Jones and Adrienne Cachelin for winning the U’s Distinguished Teaching Award!

  • Congratulations to Alexis May!

    Alexis May (Postdoctoral Research Fellow, National Center for Veterans Studies) was recently awarded a grant to conduct a randomized clinical trial testing a couples adaptation of the crisis response plan to prevent suicidal behaviors among military personnel and veterans.

  • Eric Sjöberg and Team Awarded FORMAS Grant

    Dr. Sjöberg, assistant professor of economics and a team of interdisciplinary researchers have been awarded a grant by the Swedish Research Council for Sustainable Development.

  • Horner receives NACADA Excellence in Advising Award

    Congratulations to Taryn Horner, academic advising coordinator, who won the Region 10 Excellence in Advising Award from NACADA!

  • Lobell awarded Minerva Research Initiative grant

    Steven E. Lobell, political science professor received a $1,179,073 Minerva Research Initiative grant to study near-crises.

  • Jeong receives grant from National Research Foundation of Korea

    Congratulations 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."

  • Strassberg's article in the top 1 percent on Web of Science

    Congratulations 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.

  • Niermeyer awarded Edith Kaplan Scholarship

    Congratulations 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!

  • Padilla receives Visionary Grand Award

    Congratulations 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.

  • Jimenez receives Undergraduate Diversity Scholars Award

    Congratulations 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).

  • Himle receives award from NIH's Small Business Innovation Research Program

    Congratulations to psychology associate professor Mike Himle on his receipt of an award from NIH's Small Business Innovation Research Program for his project.

  • Tabitha Benney awarded an ISA Catalytic Research Grant

    Congratulations to Tabitha Benney, assistant professor of political science, for her reciept of an International Studies Association Catalytic Research Workshop Grant!

  • Valero and team awarded RWJF grant

    Congratulations to political science assistant professor Jesus Valero and team who were awarded a grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF).

  • CSBS professors receive NSF Grant

    Congratulations to Brian Codding, associate professor of anthropology; Philip Dennison, professor of geography, and their team, who received one of nine 2017 NSF CNH Awards.

  • Congratulations to Liz Conradt!

    Congratulations to psychology assistant professor Liz Conradt, who has just received the Kucharski Young Investigator Award from the International Society for Developmental Psychobiology.

  • Congratulations to James Curry!

    Congratulations to political science professor James Curry, who received a grant from the Hewlett Foundation's Madison Initiative for his current research project.

  • Congratulations to Kristina Rand and Brennan Payne!

    Congratulations to psychology assistant professor lecturer Kristina Rand and psychology assistant professor Brennan Payne, each of whom won Early Career Awards from APA Division 3.

  • Congratulations to Jennifer Robinson!

    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.

  • Congratulations to Irwin Altman!

    Congratulations to psychology professor emeritus Irwin Altman, who was recently honored at the Ninth Annual Tribute Dinner of the Pastor France A. Davis Scholarship Fund.

  • Congratulations to Ebru Kongar!

    Congratulations to U of U Economics PhD (and Dickinson College Associate Professor) Ebru Kongar, recipient of the Jean Shackelford Award for Outstanding Service to the International Association for Feminist Economics.

  • Congratulations to Emily Bennett!

    Congratulations to Emily Bennett for her receipt of the University of Utah’s Staff Excellence Award for our district.

  • Congratulations to Brian Codding!

    Congratulations to Brian Codding, who has just received a 2017 Presidential Scholar Award at the University of Utah!

  • 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 Watt!

    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. The Redd Center promotes the study of the Intermountain West by offering grants to faculty and students at colleges and universities across the country to assist in their research.

  • Congratulations to Kim Gabbitas!

    Kim Gabbitas, ’17 (Political Science), recently presented research on ‘Trade Union Trade-Offs: Unions, Voters, and the Rise of Right-Wing Populism’ at the 15th Claremont-University of California Undergraduate Research Conference on the European Union, April 6-7, 2017.

  • 2017 CLAS Awards

    Congratulations to the 2017 CLAS Research Travel Award recepients, Cecilia Wainryb, Leslie Kanpp, Douglas Jones, and Shane Macfarlan!

  • Congratulations to Barbara Brown!

    Congratulations to Barbara Brown, Professor of FCS for her receipt of the University of Utah’s Distinguished Scholarly and Creative Research Award for 2017!

  • Congratulations to Armando Solórzano!

    Congratulations to Armando Solórzano for being selected as the recipient of the 2017 Distinguished Faculty Service Award!

  • Congratulations to NCVS!

    Six Utah veterans will have the opportunity to participate in the R&R Program offered by the U’s National Center for Veterans Studies thanks to a grassroots charitable organization, Women Who Care.

  • Congratulations to Becky Utz!

    Congratulations to Becky Utz, Associate Professor in Sociology, for her receipt of the University of Utah's Distinguished Teaching Award!

  • Congratulations to Bobbi Davis!

    Congratulations to Bobbi Davis for winning the NACADA Region 10's Excellence in Advising for Advising Administrator!

  • Congratulations to Liz Conradt!

    Congratulations to Liz Conradt, winner of the 2017 Society for Researching Child Development Early Career Research Contributions Award!

  • Congratulations to David Carter!

    Congratulations to assistant professor David Carter, who just received the American Society for Public Administrations Founders' Fellowship for 2017.

  • Congratulations to Erin Kaufman

    Erin Kaufman is the winner of this year's American Psychological Foundation (APF) 2016 Lizette Peterson‐Homer Memorial Injury Research Grant. This grant focuses on psychosocial research on injuries to children and young adults through accidents, violence, abuse, or suicide.

  • Congratulations to Jeremy Grove!

    Congratulations to psych graduate student Jeremy Grove on his receipt of a National Research Service Award!

  • Congratulations to Erika Roberge!

    Congratulations to psych graduate student Erika Roberge, and her advisor, Craig Bryan, for winning the university's Distinguished Master's Thesis Competition!

Last Updated: 11/21/17