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Today's big challenges require solutions where disciplines work together to meet human needs.

By bringing a community of faculty scholars, graduate and undergraduate students, community partners and policy makers together, the College of Social and Behavioral Science is producing knowledge and training that will provide lasting solutions to the world's toughest challenges.




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Winner of INFER Best Paper Award

Ivan Mendieta-Muñoz (economics), received the International Network for Economic Research (INFER) Best Paper Award for his paper "Are long-run output growth rates falling?"

Utah man collects wheelchairs and crutches to give to the needy

After doing some research, Mohan Sudabattula (health, society, and policy) created Project Embrace from his dorm room — a nonprofit that collects gently used wheelchairs, walkers, canes, crutches, slings, orthotic shoes and braces and redistributes them to disabled children and adults who can’t afford them.

Scientists Are Trying To Measure The Value Of Outdoor Service Work For Transitioning Veterans

Craig Bryan (psychology) with the National Center for Veterans Studies at the University of Utah is doing studies where he takes veterans and active duty service members out into nature for two-week retreats.

Recent Awardees

Alumni, Emeriti, & Friends

Matt Lyon

BS Economics

Chief Operating Officer
WCF Insurance

Richard Simpson

BS Economics
Ph.D. Organizational Psychology

Chief Academic Officer & Senior Vice President
Zenith Education Group

Chris Gamvroulas

BS Political Science

Ivory Development

Kelly Ko

Ph.D. Psychology

Director of Clinical Research
West Health

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Last Updated: 6/12/19