Psychology professor Ed Diener, known as Dr. Happiness, has been asked to lead a subcommittee on personal happiness for the World Happiness Council that was created by the United Arab Emirates earlier this year.
According to CSBS Advancement Board member Shawn Teigen, changes in national monument designations in southern Utah could possibly lead to attempts to mine those areas again.
CSBS Advancement Board member Natalie Gochnour talks about what declining fertility rates mean for Utah's future.
Political science associate professor Tim Chambless says he can draw a parallel between the current situation between Trump and FBI Director Comey and President Nixon and the Watergate scandal.
University representatives, senators, former staffers and friends of the late Bennett met in Washington, D.C on Tuesday night for a fundraising event to kick off the effort to create an endowed chair position at the U to honor his love for politics and mentoring.
Political science assistant professor James Curry weighs in on the situation the Trump Administration is in as they search for a new FBI Director.
A recent study led by psychology postdoctoral fellow Danielle DelPriore used pairs of sisters who spent different amounts of time living with their fathers to show the effects of fathering quality on daughters and how it can impact their sexual behavior.
Deacon Armando Solorzano, who is a family and consumer studies associate professor, received the Distinguished Service Award in recognition of his contributions during 23 years of teaching at the U and seven years serving as a deacon in the Catholic Diocese of Salt Lake City.
According to a study by family and consumer studies professor Nicholas Wolfinger, there is a higher likelihood of divorce when couples marry young.
Research led by psychology professor David Strayer shows that those who drive while using the phone are twice as likely to miss stop signs. This supports multitudes of research showing that our brains are not well suited for multitasking.
Senior living center residents throughout Salt Lake City look forward to being caught up on current events by political science associate professor Tim Chambless during his weekly visits.
Check out this report by David Carter (Political Science) and two undergraduate students in Environmental and Sustainability Studies!
We are so proud of the accomplishments of our student-athletes who graduated last week!
Political science professor Matthew Burbank believes that Chaffetz's effort to limit presidential pensions is very likely to be seen as a partisan attack this time around.
Family and consumer studies professor Nicholas Wolfinger says that those with college degrees are more likely to marry and tend to have children after marriage.
Health, society and policy student Zoe Kozlowski was sworn in to serve as the Vice President of University Relations at the ASUU Inauguration on April 27th.
Psychology assistant professor Samantha Joel was part of a recent study that found a person's dating history can reveal physical and personality based similarities between past romantic partners.
Political science associate professor Tim Chambless comments on Trump's first 100 days in office and says you can't deny that the Trump Administration has been one of action.
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!
Research into the consequences of distracted driving done by psychology professor David Strayer helped encourage the state of Washington to introduce legislation that cracks down on drivers using hand-held electronic devices.
Sociology graduate student Coco James spoke out against sexual assault, rape culture and victim blaming during the SlutWalk on April 4th, 2017.
Political science professor Rick Green recently coauthored an article analyzing the authoritarian governance and administrative responsibility in China.
As construction begins on the new Carolyn and Kem Gardner Building, campus developers are asking students to leave their mark in time by signing a commemorative steel beam in the Union that will be built in with the new building.
According to political science professor Howard Lehman, the quality of Trump's leadership may be aiding the decline of the U.S.
Economics chair and professor Tom Maloney is one of nearly 1,500 economists who joined together to sign a letter calling for the President and Congress to reevaluate their stance on immigration.
Research being done by psychology professor Bruce Ellis is focusing on the cognitive skills that can be gained by people who come from high-stress backgrounds, such as enhanced cognition and memory.
After overcoming feelings of depression through yoga, MPA student and veteran Keith Blanc now teaches classes specifically for other veterans on campus.
Tuesday afternoon's SlutWalk was organized by students united by the "Social Movements" sociology course to change attitudes toward rape at the U. The event brought together students from the course and across campus to bring awareness to the issue of rape culture and what campus resources exist for victims.
The New York Times investigative journalist and Pulitzer Prize winning author declared women's rights one of the most salient issues of our generation, and covered topics from sex trafficking to women's education using stories from her travels.
Research done by sociology professor Dan Carlson shows that this attitude may result from millennials watching their parents balance two careers with little institutional support and deciding it was too stressful.
Anthropology professor Kristen Hawkes and assistant professor Brian Codding recently published findings of their study focused on providing an evolutionary explanation as to why people kill animals for trophy, as no other predator targets large, rare and dangerous animals with no intention of eating them.
More and more research is showing how much of a positive impact spending time in nature has on our mental health. Psychology professor David Strayer says that time in nature can improve creativity, increase problem solving ability and decrease stress levels.
Research done by psychology professor Jeanine Stefanucci seeks to understand how our emotions, age and physical condition reflect how we relate to space, especially vertical space such as extreme heights.
Family and consumer studies student Aziza Hussein comments on the resources available at the U to help refugee students like herself meet their academic and personal goals.
Beginning in fall 2017, the U will offer fully online undergraduate degrees in economics and psychology, along with other majors across campus.
Sociology student Marisol Perez Gonzalez comments on the issues faced by colleges as they work to determine the best ways to help undocumented students be successful in college despite the current political climate.
The Pulitzer Prize winner and best-selling author will be the keynote speaker for the Tanner Center for Human Rights series of events focused on making women's rights a priority across the globe.
Cheryl Wright, associate professor of family and consumer studies, and Ilse DeKoeyer-Laros, lecturer in psychology, write about the support that parents need in order to provide the best quality of care to their babies.
In the midst of criticism of her collaborative skills, Jackie Biskupski remains optimistic about how the public sees her. Associate professor of political science, Tim Chambless, says that Mayor Biskupski gained a reputation as a "serious legislator" during her time on Capitol Hill, which has helped her during her time as mayor.
Despite Jason Chaffetz's secure position in office, democratic hopeful Kathryn Allen is working hard in an effort to unseat him. Political science professor Matthew Burbank weighs in on the challenges she faces.
Along with their NCAA title win, Utah had three skiers in the men's race finish in the top 10, including sociology student Kevin Bolger.
According to recent research, growing up in a stressful environment can lead people to develop certain psychological strengths, one of them being the ability to switch tasks more effectively. Psychology professor Bruce Ellis describes this type of cognitive flexibity as the ability to "unstick yourself."
Human development and family studies student Erin Feeley states that she is proud of the work that has been done in one of her classes to lobby for laws that secure women's rights.
Research done by family and consumer studies professor Sonia Salari states that elderly murder-suicide results in a tragic loss of autonomy and control over end-of-life decision making for the victim.
As Facebook unveils new tools to help prevent suicide, Craig Bryan, psychology professor and director of the National Center for Veterans Studies, weighs in on how to detect patterns in social media that indicate a person is at risk for suicide.
The College of Social and Behavioral Science, Department of Political Science and the Hinckley Institute of Politics hosted the second session of the Campus Community Dialogue series titled "Understanding Our Differences, Shaping Our Future."
A new research study led by enivronmental and sustainability studies professor Jennifer Follstad Shah suggests that warmer water temperatures due to climate change are not increasing rates of carbon emissions to the atmosphere from organic matter breakdown in streams and rivers as much as expected.
As House Republicans work on a bill to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, political science professor James Curry wrote an article explaining that the level of secrecy surrounding the proposal is actually quite commonplace, especially in such important and potentially controversial proposals.
Researchers from other states are partnering with psychology professor David Strayer to further study the effects of cell phone usage while driving. Research has shown that even hands-free cell phone use is not an effective solution to the problem.
In response to a recent study showing that the majority of all recent US wildfires were caused by people, geography professor Philip Dennison comments that climate change has created warmer, drier conditions that make human-caused fires more likely to happen.
Research done by political science professors Peter Philips and Cihan Bilginsoy shows that prevailing wage laws generate millions of dollars of income tax revenue. This research is helping lawmakers in Connecticut argue against legislative proposals seeking to alter their existing laws.
The College of Social and Behavioral Science, Department of Political Science and the Hinckley Institute of Politics hosted the first session of the Campus Community Dialogue series titled "Understanding Our Differences, Shaping Our Future."
Political science professor Claudio Holzner discusses his research on the civic and political ties undocumented immigrants have to their communities and the real-life impact that Trump's new stricter enforcement guidelines will have on immigrant communities.
New research done by psychology professor Craig Bryan, director of the National Center for Veteran Studies, shows there is a simple and more effective way to prevent veteran suicide.
Colorado may end up being the beneficiary of the fight Utah has picked with the outdoors over public land management. According to political science professor Dan McCool, the fight is in a critical moment.
In our capitalist, counsumer society owning stuff gives people a sense of security, according to adjunct assistant professor of sociology Frank Page.
Political science professor Matthew Burbank comments on the politics surrounding the possible change to the Bears Ears National Monument designation that might be made by President Trump.
University of Utah Model European Union Club Wins Top Awards at West Coast Model EU against Pac-12 Universities
Cody Somners and other members of the Air Force Reserve Officer's Training Corps (AFROTC) are working hard to train Angie, a black lab puppy. Angie will be a service dog for US Military veterans with PTSD, thanks to the work being done by Labs for Liberty.
Political science associate professor Marjorie Castle weighs in on what we should be focused on as Trump's ties with Russia are investigated.
Family and consumer studies professor Ken Smith, who is in charge of the Utah Population Database, talks about how the database has contributed to research breakthroughs in many areas of genetics.
A new study led by family and consumer studies professor Nicholas Wolfinger shows that many men view marriage negatively and overlook the many benefits that come from having a spouse.
Research done by psychology professor David Strayer highlights some of the benefits spending time in nature can have on our health and well-being.
AnnaBelle O. Bryan, National Center for Veterans Studies director of education and outreach, traveled to the Pentagon last month to present her research on how social media can help identify individuals at risk for suicide.
Research about distracted driving and hands-free cellphone use done by psychology professor David Strayer may help push the state of Iowa to fully ban cellphone use while driving.
Environmental and sustainability studies student and President of the Students for Choice group Kiman Kaur talks about the keynote for this year's Sex Week to raise student awareness of safe sex.
According to research done by family and consumer studies professor Nicholas Wolfinger, there is a 'right' age to get married in order to lower your chances of divorce.
Fox 13 interviewed political science professor Howard Lehman to get his expert opinion on the resignation of President Trump's National Security Advisor and the investigation into the administration's ties with Russia.
Associate dean Rick Forster comments on recent findings at the Greenland ice sheet and how it impacts rising sea levels.
NCVS director Craig Bryan writes about the reduction in suicide attempts in at-risk soldiers as a result of treatments that emphasize crisis response planning.
According to research done by family and consumer studies professor Nicholas Wolfinger, marriage leads to greater happiness in men.
Psychology professor David Strayer says that we should put down our cell phones in order to maximize the happiness that comes from spending time in nature.
Economics professor Peter Philips talks about the effect of restrictive immigration policies on the construction industry in the wake of a controversial Super Bowl ad.
Family and consumer studies professor Robert N. Mayer weighs in on what makes a boycott successful.
Political science professor Howard Lehman discusses how Trump's presidency may weaken the United States in terms of global relations.
Economics alum and Advancement Board member Natalie Gochnour predicts what 2017 has in store for us.
In light of President Trump's busy first week in office, political science assistant professor James Curry explains how executive orders can be challenged.
Family and consumer studies professor Nicholas Wolfinger gives his expert opinion regarding how a family's life is influenced by the state they live in.
Research done by family and consumer studies professor Robert N. Mayer shows that local ordinances to regulate the payday loan industry in Utah have had little effect.
Health, society and policy student Mohan Sudabattula showcases his research during Undergraduate Research Day at the Capitol.
Family and consumer studies professor Marissa Diener's latest study found that state-mandated testing for babies with hearing loss has increased early detection of a congenital and health-threatening infection.
Economics alum and Advancement Board member Natalie Gochnour warns us that now is not the time to grow complacent due to the state's current economic success.
Economics major Meghan Nick talks about her entrance into the sport of aerial skiing and her goal to make the 2018 U.S. Olympic team.
Researchers in Guatemala Use LIDAR 3D Scanning in Mirador Basin, Discover Ancient Network of Superhighways
Project leader Richard D. Hansen, adjunct professor of anthropology, and his team recently discovered an ancient network of superhighways in Guatemala.
Anthropology professor Kristen Hawkes comments on the difficulties in studying killer whales to determine why they go through menopause.
Psychology professor and suicidologist Craig Bryan weighs in on what the state of Utah can do to have the biggest impact in suicide prevention.
Political science professor Matthew Burbank says that the presence of church leaders at the inauguration is simply business as usual.
Psychology professor and suicidologist Craig Bryan states that talking about suicide does not necessarily lead people to consider it as an option.
Sonia Salari, associate professor of family and consumer studies, explains that Nevada's rankings don't mirror the national trend due to the Elder Justice Act's lack of funding.
Family and consumer studies professor Nick Wolfinger suggests that being surrounded by churchgoers reinforces a marriage-friendly environment for others.
Political science professor Steven Lobell calls situation in Aleppo, "clearly a human tragedy."
Remembering OSH today. Although the building will be missed, we eagerly await the new Carolyn and Kem Gardner Building!
Associate professor lecturer of political science, Tim Chambless, comments on the President-elect's Twitter usage, calling it both, "dangerous," and, "unprecedented."
Today, Utah is home to more than 43,000 Pacific Islanders, more than any other state not made up of islands in the Pacific. Assistant Professor of Anthropology Adrian Bell comments, "That heritage is not represented at the University," but explains that a growing effort exists to change that.
Anthropologist Kristen Hawkes explains why human females live so long and their role in parenting their children's children.
Gender and Ethnic Studies have left the College of Social and Behavioral Science and have launched a whole new school, The School for Cultural and Social Transformation.
Psychology professor Peter Ditto adds his take on a few tips to help turn arguments in your favor this holiday season.
Sociologists Claudia Geist and Lea Hunter explain why feminine hygiene products should be exempt from sales tax.
Psychology professor Katie Baucom presents a mental health advocacy award to Patrick Kennedy at the annual meeting of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies in New York.
Congratulations to psychology's David Strayer for being invited to a White House Roundtable on Public Lands for Public Health! #BETHESOLUTION