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  • Stefanucci uses Virtual Reality to Explore Human Perception and Cognition

    "We can manipulate a virtual world in ways that could never be done in a real environment," says Jeanine Stefanucci, associate professor of psychology.

  • White comments on Marvel's Black Panther

    "Wakanda is the great 'what it' of Marvel: What if colonization had not hit a country in Africa?" notes Paul White, associate professor of psychology.

  • Hate has regional roots in poverty and lack of education

    "There is no one specific cause of hate, though generally speaking, it typically stems from fear," says new study from Emily Nicolosi, PhD candidate in geography, and Richard Medina, assistant professor of geography.

  • Brewer a collaborator in new climate study with UW

    Earlier this month, geology and geophysics researchers at the University of Wyoming published a paper that determined recent temperatures across Europe and North America compared to the past 11,000 years. Simon Brewer, assistant professor of geography, collaborated with them to combine information from North America and Europe.

  • Sudabattula and Nonprofit featured in INDIAWEST

    Mohan Sudabattula, undergraduate majoring in health, society, & policy, and Project Embrace, were featured in INDIAWEST following the first donation made to the Vegesna Foundation of Hyderabad, India.

  • Air pollution: black, Hispanic and poor students most at risk from toxins

    Sara Grineski, professor of sociology, and Timothy Collins, professor of geography, have authored the first national study, published in the journal Environmental Research, on air pollution and schools.

  • Can Olympic Games help thaw Korean tensions? The bigger question is what comes after

    Matthew Burbank, associate professor of political science, has spent much of his time devoted to studying urban policy with an emphasis on the Olympics. He believes South Korea viewed these Olympics as another chance to host the world, like it did with the 1988 Olympics in Seoul.

  • When cars are partly self-driving, humans may not feel responsible for crashes

    Researchers in the psychology department at the University of Utah are studying whether semi-autonomous driving technology will make things better or worse.

  • "Your brain needs rest days just as your muscles do" says Strayer

    Take your workout outside. Getting active outdoors has a recuperative effect.

  • Curry discusses Government Shutdown

    A temporary budget fix is in place. What's next? James Curry, assistant professor of political science, spoke with Julie Rose on Top of Mind Radio on the politics that will play out in the next phase.

  • Dust on Snow Controls Springtime River Rise in West

    McKenzie Skiles, assistant professor of geography, and a team from NASA, CU Boulder and UCSB, found that dust, not spring warmth, controls the pace of spring snowmelt that feeds the headwaters of the Colorado River.

  • Ruth V. Watkins Named New President

    The Utah State Board of Regents has selected Ruth V. Watkins as the 16th president of the University of Utah. Watkins is the first woman to lead the University of Utah in its 168-year history.

  • Ellis featured in latest U Progress Report

    Bruce Ellis, professor of psychology, and his recent research was featured in Clearing the Path, a progress report published by the University of Utah.

  • Tracking the Impact of Early Abuse and Neglect

    According to a new study led by Lee Raby, an assistant professor of psychology, maltreatment experienced before age 5 can have negative effects that continue to be seen nearly three decades later.

  • Privacy: What Everyone Needs to Know

    John Francis, professor of political science, and Leslie Francis, professor of philosophy and law, spoke with Tom Williams of Access Utah about their book Privacy: What Everyone Needs to Know.

  • Somebody has to Dust

    A new study led by assistant professor of sociology Claudia Geist reveals a woman's health must deteriorate considerably for her husband to take on more household chores.

  • LGBTQ Community Making Gains in Utah Politics

    Political science associate professor Matthew Burbank said the outcome is “better than I would have thought,” and suggests that attitudes toward the LGBTQ community among Utah voters are changing along with those in the rest of the country.

  • CSBS Alumna Nominated to Lead Peace Corps

    Josephine Olsen (BS sociology '65), will be named to lead the Peace Corps. Her nomination comes at a challenging time for the organization with proposed budget cuts to the program despite its history of bipartisan support.

  • Utah couple's relentless pursuit to end veteran suicide: 'If it's not us — then who?'

    Veterans and psychologists AnnaBelle and Craig Bryan have researched and developed suicide-prevention and PTSD treatments with near-perfect success rates.

  • Want to be happier in 2018? Contented Norwegians and a Utah expert offer advice

    Ed Diener, professor of psychology says "Happy people have better health, better relationships on average, are more productive at work, and are better citizens.”

  • Strayer says New Cell Phone Bill Sends the Wrong Message

    State Rep. Carol Moss has drafted a bill that seeks to fully outlaw using hand-held electronic devices while driving, but would permit using hands-free technology. But David Strayer, professor of psychology, warns, "It might actually send a message that one is safer than the other, which it isn’t.”

  • All eyes on Senator Hatch as he weighs reelection bid

    In a recent article from The Hill, James Curry, assistant professor of political science, comments on Hatch's relationship with Trump and his chances at reelection.

  • Banuri reshapes the future of climate research in Pakistan

    As the Executive Director of the Global Change Impact Study Centre (GCISC), Tariq Banuri, professor (lecturer) of economics, has taken up the task of reshaping the future of climate research in Pakistan.

  • What Science Knows About Why People Are Gay

    Lisa Diamond, professor of psychology, spoke with Newsweek to discuss what she and her colleagues in the field know—and what they don't—about how a person's sexual orientation might form.

  • What does Alabama senate upset mean for future elections in the US?

    James Curry, assistant professor of political science, weighed in on the "dramatic outcome" of Alabama's senate election in a recent article on

  • Legislating in the Dark

    In an episode from the podcast No Jargon, James Curry, assistant professor of political science, explains how limited resources have enabled party leaders to write and negotiate most laws in Congress.

  • Chambless weighs in on President Trump's visit to Utah

    Tim Chambless, associate professor (lecturer) of political science spoke with Good4Utah regarding President Trump's visit to Utah and what it means for Bears Ears National Monument.

  • Mohan Sudabattula spotlighted in Humans of the U

    CSBS student, Mohan Sudabattula, founded Project Embrace and is triple-majoring in biology, philosophy and health, society & policy. “Last spring, I was having an existential crisis with where I was going, what I wanted to do.

  • Strayer's Work Featured in Newly Published Photo Essay

    Professor of psychology, David Strayer, and his team were recently featured in the photo essay, Human Nature with images from their study of cognition in nature.

  • Student's idea turns plastic bags into life-saving sleeping mats for the homeless

    When psychology student, Kaitlin McLean learned that people lost their lives last year in Salt Lake City as they tried to sleep outside in freezing temperatures, she decided to do something about it.

  • How Utah's child care shortage impacts the gender wage gap

    "Investing in our children is the most important investment we can make," says Cathleen Zick, professor of family and consumer studies and associate dean of the College of Social and Behavioral Science.

  • Utah graduate students rally against GOP tax plans

    More than 50 graduate students, faculty members and elected officials gathered at the Capitol to protest the new tax plan approved by the U.S. House of Representatives that could end the tax-free status of campus tuition waivers.

  • Judge is poised to ‘adjust gerrymandering with gerrymandering’

    This move would give Navajos an edge in southern Utah county. Daniel McCool, professor of political science, says millions in federal aid designated for Indian services is a “cash cow” for San Juan County.

  • Journalism Is My Future, Can I Handle It?

    Shaelyn Barber, who is majoring in political science and journalism, shared her thoughts on the future and her chosen career path in the aftermath of the campus shooting in a recent article in The Daily Utah Chronicle.

  • Salari comments on recent uptick in violent acts

    Sonia Salari, associate professor of family and consumer studies, spoke with KSL's Deanie Wimmer on the alarming rise of violent acts such as mass shootings and domestic homicide.

  • Absentee Dads Affect How Women Interpret Interest from Men

    New research from Danielle J. DelPriore, psychology postdoctoral fellow and Bruce Ellis, psychology professor, finds that women who were reminded of a time that their dad was absent from their lives perceived greater mating intent in the described behaviors of a hypothetical male dating partner and when talking with a man.

  • Aid for Vote? United Nations General Assembly Voting and American Aid Allocation

    In a new publication, Eun Bin Chung, political science assistant professor, and her co-author demonstrate that the US provides more aid to countries who hold unfavorable positions to the US only in the post-Cold War era.

  • Special congressional election may boost turnout

    Associate professor of political science, Matthew Burbank, said even though the congressional race may not be that close, it still has the potential to get voters interested in the municipal portion of their ballot, too.

  • U Rated Top College for Online Program in the State

    The ranking by reveals the University of Utah earning the No.1 spot, surpassing 18 other institutions. Two of the five full majors that can be earned through UOnline are from CSBS.

  • New Study Finds Agricultural Productivity Drove Settlement of Utah

    "People are going to go where they can do the best for themselves and their families. For these early settlers, they're going to settle where the agriculture is best," said Peter Yaworsky, lead author and doctoral student of anthropology.

  • May Weighs in on Machine Identifying Suicidal Thoughts

    New study uses neural imaging with machine learning to predict who’s had thoughts of suicide and who hasn’t. Clinical psychology postdoctoral fellow, Alexis May, says the results are promising, but stresses how preliminary the study is.

  • What's The Definition Of Sex? It Depends On Your Sexual Orientation, Study Finds

    So many of us have our own idea over what counts as sex. But a new study from the Department of Psychology is looking beyond traditional definitions of sex — which often are heteronormative — by talking to the LGBTQ community.

  • Burbank and others discuss Redistricting Utah

    KRCL's RadioActive hosted a panel regarding redisctricing in Utah. This comes shortly after the Supreme Court took up a case concerning gerrymandering in Wisconsin. Matthew Burbank, associate professor of political science and others came together to discuss similar issues in Utah.

  • Three Things For Brands To Consider When Targeting Millennials

    Established brands and organizations have been trying to adapt their advertising strategies to appeal to millennials for years. In a recent Forbes article, Satin Tashnizi (HBS political science '17), says one of the solutions for a higher voter turnout among millennials is an increase in accessibility.

  • Could Steve Bannon’s efforts really unseat Utah Sen. Orrin Hatch?

    Tim Chambless, associate professor of political science, weighs in on the "mini-drama" that is unfolding between former White House chief strategist, Steve Bannon, and Senate Republicans.

  • No One Knows How To Read Hurricane Forecasts—Here’s Why

    New research from Lace M. Padilla, graduate student; Ian T. Ruginski, graduate student; and Sarah H. Creem-Regehr, professor of psychology, shows significant misunderstandings of the two most commonly used storm forecast visualization methods.

  • Caution Ahead: The Growing Challenge for Drivers' Attention

    Many of the infotainment features in most 2017 vehicles are so distracting they should not be enabled while a vehicle is in motion, according to a new study led by psychology professor, David L. Strayer.

  • Castle comments on current political climate between U.S. and Russia

    Marjorie Castle, associate professor lecturer of political science and expert in Russian politics, said although it's possible the remarks from the Kremlin are intended to signal a new willingness to cooperate, that's probably not the case.

  • Dennis Wei Ranked Top Scholar In Urban Geography in International Study

    Dennis Wei, professor of geography, was recently ranked the 2nd most productive scholar in Urban China Geography for the period 1990-2010, and the 9th most productive scholar in Urban China Studies in a study published by Kong & Qian* in the journal of Urban Studies.

  • 4 CSBS students named to 2017 Homecoming Royalty

    Congratulations to Amanda Groneman (human development and family studies), Carly Shields (human development), Eric Nhem (psychology) and Keely Kringlen (geography)!

  • FCS receives approval to train Accredited Financial Counselors

    The Department of Family and Consumer Studies has received approval from the Association for Financial Counseling & Planning Education (AFCPE®) to train Accredited Financial Counselors.

  • Fleeting Magic: Don’t let life’s big moments pass you by

    In an article published in Utah Business, Natalie Gochnour, CSBS alumna (Economics BS '84 and MS '88) and chief economist for the Salt Lake Chamber, urges us to take advantage of life's big moments to change our perspectives and learn from things larger than self.

  • NCVS Director featured on NPR's Morning Edition

    Craig Bryan, psychology professor and director of the National Center for Veterans Studies, discussed suicide prevention in veterans with David Greene of NPR's Morning Edition.

  • Escaping Wildfires

    Every year, tens of thousands of wildland firefighters risk their lives to save timber, forests and property from destruction. Geography Ph.D. candidate, Michael Campbell and professor of geography, Philip Dennison, are using new technology that provides an extra margin of safety for firefighters.

  • U Study Examines Social Construction of Race in U.S., Brazil

    A three-phase study, led by Jacqueline M. Chen, assistant professor of Psychology, and published in Social Psychological and Personality Science, compared how Brazilians and Americans assessed the race of another person. Her findings are eye-opening.

  • Teacher Unions Improve Teacher, Student, and School Performance

    Assistant professor of economics, Eunice Han, found unionized school districts are better able to hold onto experienced and better performing teachers.

  • Bisexual: The other bad ‘b’ word

    Professor of psychology, Lisa Diamond, completed a 10-year study which found that bisexuality among women is a stable identity rather than a transitional phase toward lesbianism.

  • Ben Shapiro Speech To Test U's Tolerance For Controversy

    Political science major and chair of the U's Young Americans for Freedom chapter, Dillon Clark, told KUER the lecture presents an opportunity not just to raise his group’s profile but generate real discussion around the conservative agenda.

  • Premature Births Cost Health Plans 6 Billion Annually

    A new study—by economics professor and department chair, Norman Waitzman, and team members—estimates employer-sponsored health plans spent at least $6 billion extra on infants born prematurely in 2013.

  • Small Pests, Big Problems: The Global Spread of Bark Beetles

    Warming temperatures are fueling the expansion of pine and spruce beetle outbreaks across North America, Europe, and Siberia, ravaging tens of thousands of square miles of woodlands. Research assistant professor of geography, Jesse Morris, and other scientists are trying to determine the potential impacts.

  • U Students Join BYU in Campaign to Raise Awareness About Climate Change

    Environmental & Sustainability Studies major, Colin Green, and ten other students traveled to Provo in hopes of cooperating with Brigham Young University (BYU) students to raise awareness for climate change.

  • Veterans with a Crisis Response Plan 76 percent less likely to Attempt Suicide

    Once every 72 minutes a U.S. military veteran commits suicide. But Craig Bryan, psychology professor and director of the National Center for Veterans Studies, says that number can be reduced with a crisis response plan.

  • Claudia Geist weighs in on Roy High School's "Know Thyself" quiz

    A questionnaire given to students at Roy High School asks respondents about their sexual histories and drug and alcohol use. Assistant professor of sociology, Claudia Geist says this questionnaire serves to stigmatize students, rather than educate them.

  • Search Committee Begins Process To Find New U President

    CSBS Dean, Cynthia Berg is serving on the search committee for a new U President. This week the University of Utah is holding a few public search committee meetings to get input on who should replace David Pershing as the new university president.

  • Every DREAMer has a story, a family and a future

    "It is students like Miguel that make being an educator worthwhile." Former University of Utah sociology professor, Julie Stewart, commented on President Trump's decision to repeal DACA in a recent publication in the Salt Lake Tribune.

  • How Marriage May Literally Break Your Heart...or Keep it Healthy

    Being married or in a similar intimate relationship generally reduces the risk of coronary heart disease. However, the quality of these relationships matter. In a special issue of the journal American Psychologist, psychology professor Timothy Smith and assistant professor Brian Baucom suggest an alternative, integrated approach.

  • The Critical Role of Professional Associations in Organic Certification

    The ACA and IOIA fulfill vital functions in support of organic certification fidelity according to findings from David Carter, political science assistant professor and Nadia Mahallati, political science PhD candidate.

  • Dating Algorithms Cannot Predict Attraction, Say Scientists

    Dating sites that claim to match couples based on complex algorithms do not work, according to findings from a recent study led by psychology assistant professor Samantha Joel.

  • Utahns Respond to Charlottesville

    KCPW Radio spoke with political science associate professor Edmund Fong about the rise of nationalism and hate groups in America and how Utah responded to the recent events in Charlottesville.

  • A Return to Public Shaming

    Owners of a small cafe in South Jordan were victims of public shaming due to a false claim of discrimination. Psychology assistant professor Jacqueline Chen said that when spurred by the actions of a group, social media gives people the opportunity to quickly condemn others without doing their research to see if claims are true.

  • There is Much This Native Potato Can Teach Us

    The native potato recently discovered by anthropology assistant professor Lisbeth Louderback and her research team is seen by some as a compelling reason to protect Utah's two threatened national monuments.

  • Why Do Couples Split Up? And Why Do They Stay Together?

    A new study led by psychology assistant professor Samantha Joel examines the complex decision making process of why and how romantic partners decide to break up.

  • Plan to Institute Military Oath Against Suicide Could Backfire, Some Experts Say

    According to Craig Bryan, psychology professor and director of the National Center for Veterans Studies, the proposed no-suicide contract for departing service members will not work. He says at best it could have a neutral effect, but it could make things worse.

  • The Quiet Rise of Killer Technology

    Psychology PhD student Kelly Funkhouser has inventoried driver assist technologies and found that similar names are given to different functions across manufacturers, which can lead to confusion and safety issues for those using them.

  • The Genes That Rewrite the History of Human Evolution

    A new method of studying DNA, developed by a team led by anthropology professor Alan Rogers, reveals that there could have been tens of thousands more Neanderthals walking the Earth than scientists first thought.

  • What's Happening With the White House Shake Up

    Good Morning Utah spoke with political science associate professor Tim Chambless about the major staff changes that are currently happening at the White House.

  • New Economics Center Will Enrich Learning Opportunities

    President David Pershing and SVP for Academic Affairs Ruth Watkins recognize the valuable contributions of the CSBS Department of Economics. They are also optimistic about the new opportunities the Mariner S. Eccles Institute will bring to scholars and students across campus.

  • A Suicide Attempt in an Army Unit Can Lead to More, Study Finds

    According to Craig Bryan, psychology professor and director of the National Center for Veterans Studies, these findings could help in developing improved approaches for postvention efforts, which have not received nearly as much attention as traditional treatments and prevention methods.

  • Op-ed: The Hallmark of the U's Department of Economics is its Commitment to Competing Perspectives

    CSBS Dean Cynthia Berg and Department of Economics Chair Norman Waitzman responded to the recent Deseret News editorial that mischaracterized the economics department as having a Marxian ideological bias.

  • Happiness Affects Health in Many Ways -- Researcher Explains

    Psychology professor Ed Diener, a leading expert on happiness, was interviewed recently to discuss the connection his research has found between happiness and health.

  • New Driver-Assist Tech May Be Moving Faster Than Consumers Can Handle

    Current research being led by psychology PhD student Kelly Funkhouser focuses on how to help vehicle owners better understand the capabilities of driver-assist technology in their vehicles by identifying the best way to label the features.

  • Stress Develops Strengths

    Psychology professor Bruce Ellis was featured on Top of Mind With Julie Rose on BYU Radio to discuss his approach to studying "at-risk" children by focusing on the strengths they develop in high-stress environments.

  • Archaeologists Argue the Toss About ‘Ancient’ NT Artifacts

    Emeritus professor of anthropology James O'Connell weighed in on the disagreements surrounding a recent archaeological find in Australia that claims Australia's first human settlement took place 65,000 years ago.

  • 25 Habits of Successful and Extremely Happy People

    Number 13 on the list is spending time in nature, as research by psychology professor David Strayer has shown that we are physically and mentally more healthy when we interact with nature.

  • Trump to Nominate Jon Huntsman Jr. as Ambassador to Russia

    Political science associate professor lecturer Marjorie Castle weighed in on the delay in nominating Huntsman Jr. to the position.

  • Mormonism’s Russia Dilemma

    The LDS church's centralized and hierarchical organization may allow it to adapt to the challenging conditions in Russia better than other religious groups, according to political science associate professor lecturer Marjorie Castle.

  • Happy People Are Healthier

    A study led by psychology professor Ed Diener shows that there is a link between happiness and health. Happy people tend to be healthier and live longer and chronic unhappiness can be a true health threat.

  • John and Leslie Francis Co-Author New Book on Privacy

    John Francis, research professor of political science, authored a new book, "Privacy: What Everyone Needs to Know" with his wife Leslie Francis, a Distinguished Professor of Philosophy and a Distinguished Alfred C. Emery Professor.

  • Heterodox Academy Releases Updated Guide to Colleges

    According to Heterodox Academy, a nonpartisan group of scholars committed to viewpoint diversity, the University of Utah ranks in the top 10 of 150 research universities for having a campus climate that is conducive to viewpoint diversity.

  • Change Miranda Rights, University of Utah Professors Say, Because They’re ‘Handcuffing the Cops’

    In an analysis published in Boston University Law Review, economics professor Richard Fowles proposes replacing current Miranda procedures with a requirement that interrogations be video recorded.

  • SETA Panel in Washington Examines Failed Gülenist Coup in Turkey

    Political science professor Hakan Yavuz was asked to participate in a panel held by the Foundation for Political, Economic and Social Research (SETA) discussing last year's failed coup attempt.

  • Did Elderly Charlotte Man Murder His Wife of 33 Years - Or Was It a Mercy Killing?

    Family and consumer studies associate professor Sonia Salari says that the media is too quick to romanticize such killings as acts of tragic love instead of domestic violence often spurred by anger, frustration, suicidal tendencies, or a life-changing event.

  • SCOTUS's Look At Wisconsin Gerrymandering Could Affect Utah

    According to political science associate professor Tim Chambless, the outcome of the case could have major implications for Utah, as gerrymandered maps have had a large effect on the balance of political power in the state.

  • Finding What's Right With Children Who Grow Up in High Stress Environments

    Psychology professor Bruce Ellis proposes in a new research article that more focus be given to the strengths that stress-adapted youth develop, such as heightened vigilance, attention shifting and empathic accuracy.

  • Extramarital Sex Higher Among Older Americans Than Younger Counterparts

    A recent study led by family and consumer studies professor Nicholas Wolfinger analyzed 30 years of data to determine that Americans older than 55 are more likely to engage in extramarital sex than their younger counterparts.

  • Did Potato Cultivation Begin in Utah's Escalante Valley 11,000 Years Ago?

    Lisbeth Louderback, assistant professor of anthropology and archaeology curator of the Natural History Museum of Utah, says that their study in Escalante Valley has found the earliest evidence of potato use in North America.

  • In Navajo Nation, Bad Roads Can Mean Life or Death

    Political science professor Dan McCool says that the conflict over the quality of reservation roads is typical of many of the service problems experienced by Utah Navajos.

  • Want To Escape Divorce? Get Married At This Age

    Research has shown that getting married at certain ages can decrease the risk of getting divorced. According to a study done by family and consumer studies professor Nicholas Wolfinger, the best time to get married is between ages 28-32.

  • Spending Quality Time With Dads Deters Daughters From Engaging in Risky Sexual Activity

    According to a study led by psychology postdoctoral fellow Danielle DelPriore, quality time that a father spends with his daughters can significantly decrease the likelihood that they will engage in risky sexual behaviors.

  • Salt Lake County Is Becoming Less Mormon - Utah County Is Headed in the Other Direction

    Morgan Lyon Cotti, associate director of the Hinckley Institute of Politics and adjunct assistant professor of political science, weighs in on the changing demographics of the LDS church in Utah.

  • ‘Baby Steps’ to Reduce Textbook Costs

    As the university seeks ways to reduce textbook and course material costs, family and consumer studies associate professor Cheryl Wright has started offering her undergrad students older textbook options and taught a course with an open source book during spring semester.

  • Republicans Are Having More Sex Than Democrats

    Recent research done by family and consumer studies professor Nicholas Wolfinger concluded that Independents and Republicans are more likely to have sex at least once a week than their Democrat peers.

  • The 24 People Looking for the Next U President

    CSBS Dean Cindy Berg is part of the 24-member search committee tasked with finding candidates to replace David Pershing as president of the university.

  • Good Fathers Can Help Protect Against Creeps Like Bill Cosby

    A recent study led by psychology postdoctoral fellow Danielle DelPriore showed that a strong father-daughter relationship can help protect girls from being sexually victimized, as they will be more likely to focus on academic and professional success and have healthy romantic relationships.

  • Why Do Drivers Use Their Phones?

    Research done by psychology professor David Strayer has shown that people feel compelled to look at their phone when it goes off, even while driving, due to triggering of neurotransmitters in the brain associated with reward.

  • What to Expect from James Comey's Testimony

    Political science assistant professor James Curry joined Brian Carlson from Good Morning Utah to discuss what would come out of James Comey's testimony last Thursday.

  • 5 Benefits Of Being Outdoors

    One of the benefits to spending time outdoors is reduced stress levels, according to research done by psychology professor David Strayer.

  • Utah Nonprofit Helps Refugees Go To College

    Health, society and policy student and refugee Kai Sin just graduated thanks to the help of the Refugee Education Initiative, a privately funded program that provides help to refugee students from across the world.

  • Local Reaction After U.S. Pulls Out of Paris Climate Accord

    Economics assistant professor Steve Bannister is one of many who worries that the move to pull out of the agreement could end up hurting US jobs in the future.

  • Degree Plus Certificate Program

    The university is now offering a certificate program geared towards liberal arts graduates in the humanities and social sciences to help them learn technical skills that will make them more attractive to prospective employers.

  • Self-Driving Cars Are Coming, But Not Soon Enough

    Psychology assistant professor Francesco Biondi and associate professor Joel Cooper will soon begin a study about what semi-autonomous driving does to the brain, which may help manufacturers figure out how to keep those in self-driving cars engaged.

  • U Launches New Center on Mindfulness and Integrative Health

    Psychology faculty will be involved in the new center dedicated to providing a transformative influence on healthcare, which will be housed in the College of Social Work.

  • Marital Sex Myths Debunked by Research

    A recent study done by family and consumer studies assistant professor Daniel Carlson shows that in marriage, it is more about quality than quantity of sex.

  • A Natural Approach at Work Can Bolster Productivity

    A recent study done by psychology professor David Strayer showed a 50 percent increase in creative problem-solving ability after participants backpacked in the mountains for three days. Research like this should encourage organizations to find creative ways to increase employees' contact with nature.

  • Frustrated Utah Republicans, Democrats Form New Centrist Political Party

    The new United Utah Party is meant to be a home to those in the center of the political spectrum who are frustrated with the polarity of the current two-party system. Political science associate professor Tim Chambless says that the party could catch on if it proves to have staying power after the 2018 election.

  • The Price of Rice

    Natalie Fillerup and Hannah Stevens, students in an environmental justice class taught by environmental and sustainability studies associate professor Adrienne Cachelin, worked with David Carter, assistant professor of political science, to determine the cost and availability of certified food products across different communities.

  • C'mon, Get Happy

    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.

  • National Monuments: A Sober Discussion

    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.

  • What to Expect When You're not Expecting

    CSBS Advancement Board member Natalie Gochnour talks about what declining fertility rates mean for Utah's future.

  • Utah’s Chaffetz Says He Will Subpoena Comey Memo if Necessary

    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.

  • U Looks to Create Endowed Chair Honoring the Late Bob Bennett

    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.

  • The Search for New FBI Director

    Political science assistant professor James Curry weighs in on the situation the Trump Administration is in as they search for a new FBI Director.

  • Study of Sisters Helps Explain Dad's Influence on Risky Sexual Behavior

    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 Recognized by University of Utah for Service

    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.

  • Upcoming Duggar Wedding Sparks Debate About Marrying Young

    According to a study by family and consumer studies professor Nicholas Wolfinger, there is a higher likelihood of divorce when couples marry young.

  • Are People Who Think They Can Multitask Deluding Themselves?

    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.

  • You Could Be Exactly What an Old Person Needs

    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.

  • Poli-Sci and ENVST Tackle Food Certification

    Check out this report by David Carter (Political Science) and two undergraduate students in Environmental and Sustainability Studies!

  • Congratulations to Our 2017 CSBS Student-Athlete Graduates!

    We are so proud of the accomplishments of our student-athletes who graduated last week!

  • Chaffetz Targets Presidential Pensions After Obama Earns $400K for Speech

    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.

  • Marriage Isn't Dead, It's Just Delayed — Except For This Group

    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.

  • ASUU Inaugurates 2017-2018 Administration, Senate and Assembly

    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.

  • Past Romantic Partners May Have More Than One Thing in Common

    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.

  • President Trump Closes in on First 100 Days

    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.

  • Utah Business 30 Women to Watch

    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!

  • Washington State Legislature Wisely Cracks Down on Distracted Driving

    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.

  • Utah Must Have Zero Tolerance for Sexual Violence

    Sociology graduate student Coco James spoke out against sexual assault, rape culture and victim blaming during the SlutWalk on April 4th, 2017.

  • Sublimating Contentious Chinese Politics into Local Public Administration

    Political science professor Rick Green recently coauthored an article analyzing the authoritarian governance and administrative responsibility in China.

  • Students Sign Steel Beam to Commemorate OSH

    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.

  • Op-ed: Will the U.S. decline under Trump’s leadership?

    According to political science professor Howard Lehman, the quality of Trump's leadership may be aiding the decline of the U.S.

  • Utah Economists Sign Letter Challenging Feds on Immigration

    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.

  • Can a Difficult Childhood Enhance Cognition?

    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.

  • Helping Veterans Heal Through Yoga

    After overcoming feelings of depression through yoga, MPA student and veteran Keith Blanc now teaches classes specifically for other veterans on campus.

  • Utah Students Host SlutWalk to Change Conversation About Sexual Assault

    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.

  • Human Rights Activist Sheryl WuDunn Speaks at the U On Women's Rights

    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.

  • Millennials More Likely Than Their Parents to Think Women's Place is in the Home

    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.

  • Why People Trophy Hunt

    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.

  • Nature's Effect on Mental Health

    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.

  • Why You Feel the Urge to Jump

    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.

  • Working to Help Refugees Achieve Academic Success

    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.

  • Fully Online Degree Programs Are Here!

    Beginning in fall 2017, the U will offer fully online undergraduate degrees in economics and psychology, along with other majors across campus.

  • What the U and Other Colleges Are Quietly Doing to Help Undocumented Students

    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.

  • Sheryl WuDunn to Speak at the U on Women's Rights

    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.

  • To Do Right By Our Babies, We Must Nurture Our Parents

    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.

  • Despite Criticism, Biskupski Loves Being Mayor

    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.

  • Unseating Congressman Chaffetz

    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.

  • Utah Ski Team Wins 11th National Championship

    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.

  • Growing Up In A Stressful Environment Might Help You Later In Life

    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."

  • U Students Assist Lawmakers in Fights for Women’s Rights

    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.

  • Elderly Murder-Suicide: Call It Desperation, But Don't Call It Love

    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.

  • Facebook and Suicide Prevention

    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.

  • Campus Community Dialogue on Refugees and Immigration Policy

    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."

  • Effect of Global Climate Change on Leaf Litter in Streams and Rivers

    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.

  • House Republicans Keeping Healthcare Bill Secret

    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.

  • New Study on Distracted Driving

    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.

  • Study Finds Most US Wildfires Caused by People

    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.

  • Alteration of Prevailing Wage Laws in Connecticut

    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.

  • Campus Community Dialogue on Healthcare in America

    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."

  • Trump's Enforcement on Undocumented Immigrants

    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.

  • There is a Simpler Way to Prevent Veteran Suicide

    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.

  • Why Colorado Stands To Benefit From Utah’s Latest Public Lands Fight

    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.

  • America's Obsession With Stuff

    In our capitalist, counsumer society owning stuff gives people a sense of security, according to adjunct assistant professor of sociology Frank Page.

  • Possible Changes to Bears Ears National Monument

    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.

  • Congratulations to U's Model EU Team!

    University of Utah Model European Union Club Wins Top Awards at West Coast Model EU against Pac-12 Universities

  • Labs for Liberty

    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.

  • Trump and Russia

    Political science associate professor Marjorie Castle weighs in on what we should be focused on as Trump's ties with Russia are investigated.

  • What Can You Do With the World's Largest Family Tree?

    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.

  • Why Less Men Are Getting Married

    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.

  • It Comes Natural

    Research done by psychology professor David Strayer highlights some of the benefits spending time in nature can have on our health and well-being.

  • Social Media and Suicide Prevention

    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.

  • Will Iowa Be the First State to Ban Cellphones While Driving?

    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.

  • Workshop Empowers Survivors of Sexual Violence Through Love Letters

    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.

  • Is There a 'Right' Age to Get Married?

    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.

  • Trump Administration Ties to Russia Under New Scrutiny

    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.

  • Greenland Ice Sheet and Rising Sea Levels

    Associate dean Rick Forster comments on recent findings at the Greenland ice sheet and how it impacts rising sea levels.

  • Crisis Intervention in At-Risk Soldiers is Reducing Suicide Attempts

    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.

  • Research Shows Young Men Should Get Married

    According to research done by family and consumer studies professor Nicholas Wolfinger, marriage leads to greater happiness in men.

  • How Nature Can Make You Happier

    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.

  • The Economics Behind a Controversial Super Bowl Ad

    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.

  • Uber and Starbucks Boycotts

    Family and consumer studies professor Robert N. Mayer weighs in on what makes a boycott successful.

  • Trump's Effect on Foreign Policy

    Political science professor Howard Lehman discusses how Trump's presidency may weaken the United States in terms of global relations.

  • Predictions for 2017

    Economics alum and Advancement Board member Natalie Gochnour predicts what 2017 has in store for us.

  • Executive Order Checks and Balances

    In light of President Trump's busy first week in office, political science assistant professor James Curry explains how executive orders can be challenged.

  • 2017’s Best & Worst States to Raise a Family

    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.

  • Local ordinances in Salt Lake County had little effect on payday loan industry

    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.

  • U., USU students present their research to legislators, visitors on Capitol Hill

    Health, society and policy student Mohan Sudabattula showcases his research during Undergraduate Research Day at the Capitol.

  • Law helps infants at risk for hearing loss

    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.

  • Utah economy is strong, but this is no time to grow complacent

    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.

  • Meghan Nick Flipping for Aerial Skiing

    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.

  • Menopause Mystery: Why Do Female Killer Whales Experience The Change Of Life?

    Anthropology professor Kristen Hawkes comments on the difficulties in studying killer whales to determine why they go through menopause.

  • As Legislature tackles teen suicide, what experts would like to see

    Psychology professor and suicidologist Craig Bryan weighs in on what the state of Utah can do to have the biggest impact in suicide prevention.

  • Mormon Apostles To Attend Trump Inauguration

    Political science professor Matthew Burbank says that the presence of church leaders at the inauguration is simply business as usual.

  • How to break the silence and talk about suicide

    Psychology professor and suicidologist Craig Bryan states that talking about suicide does not necessarily lead people to consider it as an option.

  • Nevada ranks 2nd in US for elder-abuse protection

    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.

  • Utah Marriage Rate of Millenials

    Family and consumer studies professor Nick Wolfinger suggests that being surrounded by churchgoers reinforces a marriage-friendly environment for others.

  • Lobell on Aleppo

    Political science professor Steven Lobell calls situation in Aleppo, "clearly a human tragedy."

  • Remembering OSH

    Remembering OSH today. Although the building will be missed, we eagerly await the new Carolyn and Kem Gardner Building!

  • Chambless on Trump's Twitter

    Associate professor lecturer of political science, Tim Chambless, comments on the President-elect's Twitter usage, calling it both, "dangerous," and, "unprecedented."

  • U Aims To Build Top Pacific Islander Program

    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 on Grandmothers

    Anthropologist Kristen Hawkes explains why human females live so long and their role in parenting their children's children.

  • A New Start for Gender and Ethnic Studies

    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.

  • How to Win an Argument?

    Psychology professor Peter Ditto adds his take on a few tips to help turn arguments in your favor this holiday season.

  • Feminine Hygiene Tax

    Sociologists Claudia Geist and Lea Hunter explain why feminine hygiene products should be exempt from sales tax.

  • Congratulations to Patrick Kennedy!

    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.

  • David Strayer in the White House

    Congratulations to psychology's David Strayer for being invited to a White House Roundtable on Public Lands for Public Health! #BETHESOLUTION

  • What Can Trump do?

    James Curry, Assistant Professor of Political Science at the University of Utah, explains what a Trump administration could and could not do regarding campaign promises the President-elect had made.

  • New Chapter for Classroom Building

    Replacing OSH, the new Carolyn and Kem Gardner Building will be a, "state-of-the-art learning space, equipped with the latest technology and thinking about how to foster learning of the highest caliber."

  • Federal and Tribal Land Management

    How can we solve the problem of Utah tribes being unsatisfied with how federal, state, and local governments have managed their lands? Anthropologist Brian Codding may have some answers.

  • Gift from the Gardners

    A generous gift from Carolyn and Kem Gardner has allowed a new Ute classroom to be created in place of OSH.

  • How Rich are the 1-Percenters?

    Econ PhD Alum Mark Price is quoted in the New York Times discussing his recent work with the Economic Policy Institute examining the geographic concentration of high earners in the US.

  • What are Undecided Voters Doing?

    Morgan Lyon Cotti with the Hinckley Institute of Politics discusses with Good4Utah who disenfranchised voters are turning to this election, and why.

  • House Chore Equality

    Do you pull your own weight with house chores? Family, health, and policy professor Daniel Carlson says, "There is clearly a discrepancy in terms of how each partner views their contribution. Men tend to inflate their own contributions, while women tend to overestimate both their own and their partner's."

  • Venture to Cuba

    Embark on a rare and exotic journey to the island of Cuba from February 17 - 26. The tour starts in Miami, where the group will meet before boarding a flight to Havana the following morning. When in Cuba, all ground transportation, entrances, professional local guides, fascinating historical hotels and fabulous meals are included.

  • Secrets of the Ice Sheet

    Associate dean and professor of geography, Rick Forster, has been working with his colleagues in attempt to uncover the mystery of the water source under the Greenland ice sheet.

  • Racial Tension in the Election

    Political science associate professor Edmund Fong speaks with Good4Utah on the racially charged rhetoric that has been central through this election cycle.

  • Growing Wildfire Danger

    Geography professor Philip Dennison was, "surprised at how much these [fire danger] measures have increased in recent decades. Strands of forest that would have never been susceptible to fire in the past now seem drier and more prone to fire."

  • How Common is Infidelity?

    Family and consumer studies professor Nicholas Wolfinger discusses with LiveScience just how common infidelity is among married men and women.

  • What Trump got Wrong with PTSD

    Check out the National Center for Veterans Studies Executive Director, Craig Bryan, discuss with CNN what Donald Trump got wrong in regards to PTSD and veterans' suicide.

  • Murder Among Mammals, How Do Humans Compare?

    Anthropologist Polly Wiessner expressed doubt over the methodology of a study conducted by José Goméz comparing the murder rate among the most violent of nature's mammals.

  • Wolfinger on Brangelina Split

    Family and consumer studies professor Nicholas Wolfinger weighs in on the Brangelina split and explains possible factors for the celebrity divorce.

  • Utah Population Database

    Family and consumer studies professor and database director Ken Smith discusses the "unique opportunities that the Utah Population Database provides for understanding health and disease, and for developing new medical treatments."

  • Are Driverless Cars Safer?

    Kelly Funkhouser and other researchers in the psychology department are studying whether semiautomated driving technology will make things safer or worse. You can read all about her featured study in the Los Angeles Times here.

  • Super Sleepers or Dangerously Drowsy?

    A new study by psychology professor Paula Williams suggests that “habitual short sleepers” may be more tired than they realize.

  • Powell Pipeline Financing Issue

    Taxpayers can expect to foot up to 72 percent of the controversial Lake Powell Pipeline's costs, according to University of Utah economists Gabriel Lozada and Gail Blattenberger.

  • Psych Fall Newsletter

    Check out the psychology department's fall newsletter here.

  • Unionized Teacher Turnover

    Econ Assistant Professor Eunice Han is shedding new light on union teachers in the workplace, and has found that highly unionized districts actually fire more bad teachers.

  • Anthropologists Challenge Gender Imbalance Theories

    Anthropologists Ryan Schacht and Karen Kramer challenge traditional theories of a gender imbalance in society.

  • Republican 3.0

    Political science professor Howard Lehman discusses the internal conflicts brewing within the Republican party with the Salt Lake Tribune.

  • Congratulations to Brian Codding!

    Assistant professor of anthropology Brian Codding was recently awarded a National Science Foundation research grant for his project "Collaborative Research: Explaining Great Basin Prearchaic foraging adaptations through the convergence of women's and men's foraging decisions."

  • Congratulations to Summer Rupper!

    Congratulations to University of Utah Geography associate professor Summer Rupper for being awarded a NASA research grant "Understanding Changes in High Mountain Asia!"

  • Social Media, Movements, and POTUS Elections

    PhD political science student Alex Lovell explains the influence of social movements and media on presidential elections with ABC 4 Utah.

  • Bisexuality Myths Debunked

    Gender studies professor and psychologist Lisa Diamond debunks various myths about bisexuality with Medical Daily.

  • Tom Cova on Emergency Response Disarray

    Geographer Tom Cova discusses the current disarray of emergency procedures.

  • Napier-Pearce Returns to the Tribune

    Associate director of communications at the Hinckley Institute of Politics, Jennifer Napier-Pearce, will will return to the Tribune where she worked in various multimedia capacities starting in 2013.

  • Poli-Sci Professor Featured in Oxford Press

    Mark Button, political science professor and chairman, discusses the rise of Trump and the "Triumph of Hubris" with the Oxford Press.

  • Psych Prof Featured in WSJ

    Psych Professor Monisha Pasupathi discusses in the The Wall Street Journal how sharing stories helps storytellers find meaning in past experiences.

  • Paul White Discusses Police Fear in SLC

    Ethnic Studies Associate Professor Dr. Paul White, who researches stereotypes and prejudices, admitted he is sometimes fearful of the police. Read his comments and others made at the "Transforming Together: Strengthening Police-Community Relationships in SLC" event here.

  • Forster Lands in Greenland

    Associate Dean Rick Forster has officially landed in Greenland! Check out his field work on the ice sheets.

  • Utah Dems Seething Over no Shurtleff Prosecution

    Prosecutors are seeking to drop all the criminal corruption charges against former three-term Utah Attorney General Mark Shurtleff. Political science professor Tim Chambless says, "Tossing out the case will erode the public's confidence in the judicial system."

  • Questioning Reason Foundation's Critique

    Econ professor Peter Philips questions the validity of conservative Reason Foundation's study on cost-effectiveness of maintaining NJ highways.

  • Congratulations to Craig Bryan!

    Congratulations to associate professor of psychology Craig Bryan for receiving the prestigious Presidential Scholar Award!

  • Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

    Congratulations to our faculty members who have received funding from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation!

  • Utah Against Trump

    Political science professor Jason Perry commented, "What is making Donald Trump popular in other states is exactly what's making him somewhat unpopular here in the state of Utah."

  • Congratulations to Eun Bin!

    Congratulations to assistant political science professor Eun Bin for being awarded the APSA Best Dissertation Award in Experimental Research!

  • Labor Exploitation of Construction Workers

    Economics professor Peter Phillips comments on why there could be a labor shortage for construction, despite the presence of plenty of workers.

  • Republicans Lash Out at Clinton

    Utah Republicans lashed out at Clinton after the FBI recommended no criminal charges for the Secretary of State. Political science professor Jason Perry says, "The email issue will stay with voters, and it will be a source of great political rhetoric."

  • When to be Married

    Sociology professor Nicholas Wolfinger's study shows the best age to get hitched to maximize the probability of finding the optimal partner.

  • Primary Election Turnout Difficulties in June

    Although the state is having a higher primary turnout this year as compared to 2014's, political science professor Matthew Burbank comments on the difficulties of having elections at the end of June.

  • What Makes a Patriot?

    Associate sociology professor Theresa Martinez examines how we as Americans have defined patriotism throughout the years, as well as how we express it.

  • Congrats to Frank Drews!

    Congrats to Frank Drews for receiving the Transforming U: Beacons of Excellence award!

  • Cheryl Wright Helping Autistic Students Get Jobs

    Family and consumer studies professor Cheryl Wright is working with a team of University of Utah researchers and their startup company, NeuroVersity, to help autistic youth use 3-D modeling to showcase their talent and aquire jobs.

  • MPA Ranked #4 in Value Colleges

    The master of public administration program was recently ranked number 4 in Value Colleges' Top 50 Best Value MPA Programs.

  • How Weight Influences Home Buying

    Ken Robert Smith of Family and Consumer Studies conducted a study to discover if womens' weight can influence what neighborhoods they want to live in.

  • Hinckley to Co-Host Utah Education Debate

    The Hinckley Institute of Politics, along with the Deseret News and KSL Broadcasting, are hosting an ongoing debate to discuss the education issues in Utah this election cycle.

  • Lisa Diamond on the Orlando Shooting

    Psychology Professor Lisa Diamond discusses the psychological factors behind the Orlando shooting.

  • Why People Help Distant Kin

    Associate Anthropology Professor Douglas Jones examines why humans are inclined to help their distant kin, despite the lack of genetic advantage that would provide.

  • Higher Suicide Army Suicide Rates New Normal

    NCVS Director Craig Bryan fears that rising Army suicide rates may be the new normal, as experts are unsure of how to deal with this growing problem.

  • Utah Could Turn Blue

    Presidential election polls are currently showing that Clinton could turn Utah blue over Donald Trump.

  • Wolfinger: The Golden Ratio of Sexual Partners

    Nicholas Wolfinger of FCS says that between 2-9 sexual partners before marriage is the highest likelihood of staying together, while having over 10 or below 2 increases the likelihood of divorce.

  • Huntsman Seminar to Host Civic Education Event

    Jason Perry and other esteemed political science professors are hosting a teacher and administrator education event, with the hopes of increasing general knowledge of the civic processes in this country.

  • Anthropology Ph.D Candidate Christopher Parker on Humans' Pyrophilia

    Chris Parker discusses why and how humans started to cultivate fire for their own advantages. You can learn all about it here.

  • Psych Ph.D Candidate may be Sexiest Vegan Next Door

    Psych Ph.D Candidate Dexter Thomas may be PETA's "Sexiest Vegan Next Door!"

  • Hands Free Driving as Bad as Texting

    David Strayer's study shows hands free driving is just as dangerous as using hand held devices.

  • GOP in a Corner with SCOTUS Nominee

    Matt Burbank commented on how the GOP may have been backed into a corner with their policy on the SCOTUS nomination.

  • Do Political Polls Matter

    Do political polls really matter? Are the results accurate? Hinckley's Morgan Lyon Cotti discusses the roll of the political poll today, the accuracy of the polls, and how they are prepared here.

  • Meet Cynthia Chen

    Meet Cynthia Chen! She is an honors music major with an emphasis in flute performance and a minor in political science.

  • Tribune Loses Reporter to Hinckley

    Jennifer Napier-Pearce is leaving the Salt Lake Tribune to work for the Hinckley Institute of Politics.

  • Psych Professor Lisa Diamond on Female Sexual Fluidity

    Professor Diamond discusses female sexual fluidity and situational homosexuality.

  • Bones Found During Construction

    Anthropologists are investigating human bones found during a construction project on the U's original library.

  • White on Politics and Persuasion

    Psychologist Paul White discusses how politics and persuasion are used by politicians to secure the vote.

  • Psych Department Debunks Multitasking Strategy

    The American Psychological Association and the psych department found that multitaskers are at least 40% percent less productive.

  • Utah Psychologists on how to Fear Less

    Psychologists Jeanine Stefanucci and Steven Ross are studying new and innovative ways to combat fear in the body.

  • Geography and Voter Behavior

    Adjunct professor of geography shows the connection between geography and voter behavior. You can learn more about it here.

  • Congratulations to Candy Huff

    Congratulations to Candy Huff for receiving the 2016 University Advising Award!

  • Gov. Herbert Airs First Commercials of Race

    Upon Gov. Herbert's defeat to Jonathan Johnson in the delegate vote at the Republican state convention on April 23, he has started airing TV commercials with the slogan, "The Steady Hand of Leadership," in the hopes of regaining his edge. Political science professor Matthew Burbank says he is surprised Johnson hadn't started yet.

  • Farewell to OSH Starts Soon

    Farewell to OSH starts soon! Be sure to stop by for free food and a chance to walk the halls of this historic building for one of the last times before demolition!

  • How Our Mind Rejuvenates Itself

    David Strayer, a cognitive psychologist at the University of Utah, has a unique way of studying the prefrontal cortex. You can read more here.

  • Ute Hedgehog Goes Viral

    Have you seen the new celebrity around campus, Mr. Hodge Huffington?

  • Least and Most Federally Dependent States

    Political science professor Rick Green spoke about what states receive the least and most federal support, as well as his thoughts on the matter.

  • Undergraduate Research Awards

    Congratulations to the University Undergraduate Research Awards recipients! Brianna Bartholomew won an Outstanding Undergraduate Researcher Award, and Margaret Carlson and Ciria Alvarez won a Francis Family Foundation UROP Scholar Award.

  • U Wins Policy Solutions Challenge

    The Master of Public Policy and Public Administration team recently won the National Policy Solutions Challenge award for the 3rd year in a row!

  • The U Ranked 5 for Twitter

    The University of Utah was recently ranked #5 in the country by Engagement Labs for Twitter content!

  • U of U Speaker Criticizes America for Bigotry

    Omad Safi, director of the Islamic Studies Center at Duke University, spoke in the Hinckley Institute of Politics about how American foreign policy and leaders from both major political parties created an environment in which ISIS has flourished.

  • Herbert Vetoes 3 Bills

    Gov. Herbert vetoed 3 bills last Wednesday, thereby cutting funding to the K-3 early intervention program and the UPSTART online preschool program.

  • U Offers Discounted Solar Panels

    The University of Utah and partners are offering discounted solar panels to students, faculty, staff and alumni in an attempt to empower families to go green. You can read more here.

  • Mike Lee, Mia Love Call for More Congressional Power

    Conservatives Mike Lee and Mia Love hope to rebalance the equation between branches of government.

  • Prof. Dan McCool on Native American Disenfranchisement

    University of Utah political science professor Dan McCool speaks on the disenfranchisement of Native Americans during the election.

  • Matthew Burbank On GOP Online Voting

    University of Utah political scientist Matthew Burbank offered his input on the GOP caucus voting in Utah. Read more about it here.

  • U's Model EU Visits Washington

    Congratulations to the U's Model European Union members Morgan Rae Cassidy and Emily Nuvan for taking home prizes from a conference at the University of Washington!

Last Updated: 10/4/17