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Week of: April 15-19

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Vanessa Bailey

Meet Vanessa Bailey, geography Ph.D. candidate! "Originally from Wisconsin, I grew up with my older sister and younger brother in a rural area, where my parents own a small concrete and masonry business. I received my Bachelor's in Geography from the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh before moving to Utah for graduate school. I just finished my Master's degree and am staying at the U to pursue my PhD, both in Geography. I am particularly interested in ecosystem response to climate change and examine these relationships through vegetation modeling. In my free time, you will find me hiking, reading, cooking, drawing, or catching up with friends."


CSBS Student Research Day is tomorrow!

Tuesday, April 16 | 12-3 PM
Gardner Commons, Third Floor

Awards Ceremony will be held shortly after 3 PM in GC 2660  

We're so looking forward to seeing all the research our students have been involved with this year!

If you're presenting, good luck! Email events@csbs.utah.edu if you have any last minute questions.

Not presenting? Come support your fellow students! Vote for your favorite poster* and get some lunch.

*The Student Choice Award will be given to the presenter with the most votes from their peers. The power is in your hands!

2019 CSBS Student Research Day


Rigged Economy with Dean Baker

This seminar is open to undergrads, master's and Ph.D. students from any major! It will examine the economic forces and policies that have led to an increase in inequality over the last four decades. 

Guest instructor Dean Baker has worked as a consultant for the World Bank and served on the Joint Economic Committee of the U.S. Congress.

Seats are limited so students must apply to receive a permission code. Applications are due April 30!

Learn more about this seminar


Lavender Graduation

Wednesday, May 1 | 4-6 PM
Union Theater

Lavender Graduation is an annual ceremony conducted on numerous campuses to honor graduating Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Questioning, Intersex, and Asexual students.

At the University of Utah, Lavender Graduation is traditionally held the week of general commencement to acknowledge LGBTQIA* student achievements and contributions to the University of Utah.

Students graduating in May, August, or December of 2019 (undergraduate and graduate), are invited to take part in the celebration.

Register by April 22! 

More info about Lavender Graduation


Field Work: Aligning Poetry & Science
Native Sustenance

Thursday, April 18 | 7 PM
Marmalade Branch, Salt Lake City Public Library

In addition to a poetry reading, participants will learn about the unique work of each presenter.

  • Cynthia Wilson, traditional foods program expert from Utah Diné Bikéyah
  • Orlando White, poet and professor at Diné College
  • Lisbeth Louderback, curator of archaeology at The Natural History Museum of Utah and professor of anthropology 

 

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Week of: April 8-12

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Miriam Galecki

Meet Miriam Galecki! She’s a junior pursuing bachelor degrees in mathematics, business, and economics. Both her mathematics and economics majors have an emphasis in statistics while the business degree is focused in Quantitative Analysis of Markets and Organizations (QAMO). She has had internships with the Department of Math analyzing barrier islands for oil development, U Health analyzing market expansion/utilization opportunities, and her favorite internship was working with the U of U football team analyzing personal tracking devices’ data to create a coach’s tool for predicting athlete strain in future practices.

Miriam grew up in a rural community and attended an international boarding school. She is also a world class Taekwondo athlete and has been a member of the US National Team. She has had the opportunity to travel the world to compete.


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Degrees to Everywhere

Thursday, April 11 | 12:30-1:30 PM | GC 2950 

Join us as three young alums discuss how their degree inspired their journey to success.

Free food and a chance to network immediately following the event!

Lindsay Hadley
BS Sociology
Founder/CEO Hadley Impact Consulting

Tanya Vea
BA Sociology; BA Mass Communications
Exec. VP, News & Cross Platform Development
KSL 5 TV & KSL NewsRadio

Jason Ware
BS Economics
Chief Investment Officer, Chief Economist & Partner
Albion Financial Group

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Earth Week

April 9-13

Celebrate initiatives to achieve social equity, economic prosperity, and ecological integrity by participating in the University of Utah’s Earth Week activities.

Hosted by the Sustainability Office and ASUU Sustainability Board, with support from other student organizations.

FULL EARTH WEEK SCHEDULE


Remember to drop off your poster!

If you applied to present at Student Research Day, drop off your poster to the CSBS Dean's Office by 5 PM on Friday.

2019 CSBS STUDENT RESEARCH DAY


Pivot: Supporting the Research & Scholarly Community on Campus

Pivot is a new database that includes

  • Funding Opportunities
  • Directory of Researchers and their Profiles
  • Publishing Opportunities

Available to all U of U students, faculty and staff.

More info about Pivot



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Week of: April 1-5

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Kristianna Radley

Meet Kristianna Radley, psychology major and Solutions Scholar! "I am a second-year student working towards a bachelor’s in psychology, a business minor, and a human factors certificate. I am driven to work hard in everything I do. I love problem solving and have a passion for helping others. I hope to become a human factors engineer when I graduate. In this profession, I will work with teams to solve engineering problems and create good consumer interactions with products. I also hope to be an advocate of sustain practices in the business environment. I love making friends and working in team environments. I am so grateful for the opportunity to learn and tackle problems within our community through this program."


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April: Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM)

SAAM is a chance to raise public awareness about sexual violence and educate our community on how to prevent it. Please follow @uofuwellness on Instagram and check out the hashtag #UofUSAAM to learn more about the resources and support services the University of Utah provides for sexual assault survivors.

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Bagels with Berg

Wednesday, April 3 | 10:30 AM-12:00 PM
Gardner Commons | Second Floor, North Lobby

Dean Cindy Berg wants to hear from you! Share your experiences of what it is like to be a student in the college and how we can make that experience the best for all of you. Plus free bagels and schmear!

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Last Day to Apply!

Grad students, today is the last day to apply for CSBS fellowships. Be sure to wrap up your application before 11:59 PM tonight!

References have until April 8 to submit their letters, but it is YOUR responsibility to make sure they are submitted. You cannot see the letter but will be able to tell if it was received.

ALL CSBS SCHOLARSHIPS AND FELLOWSHIPS

Undergraduate deadline has passed. Consider applying next year!

For questions or more information, please contact us at scholarships@csbs.utah.edu or 801.581.8620.


Addiction and its Stigmas

Thursday, April 4 | 2:30 PM
Marriott Library, Gould Auditorium

Join us for a panel dialogue on addiction and its stigmas. Fight the addiction, not people with addiction.

Sponsored by Honors College Praxis Lab | Addictions: 'Crack'-ing Open the Myths and Recover at the U.


CSBS Student Research Day

Tuesday, April 16 | 12-3 PM
Gardner Commons, Third Floor

Both graduate and undergraduate students in the college will be given the opportunity to showcase original research projects using poster presentations, and family and friends are encouraged to attend as well. A panel of faculty judges will evaluate the projects.

Three cash prizes will be awarded for best posters in each of the graduate research and undergraduate research categories. The Student Choice Award will be given out to the student whose poster receives the most votes during the main exhibition period.

First Prize: $250
Second Prize: $150
Third Prize: $100
Student Choice Award: $100

Apply by April 5


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Networking & Nachos

April 2, 2019

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Week of: March 25-29

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Kenneth Blake Vernon

Meet Kenneth Blake Vernon, anthropology doctoral student! "While the University is situated far from my home in the Arkansas River Valley, I consider myself lucky that the circuitous route of my life has led me here. In the U's Department of Anthropology, the lights are always on. I mean, the people here are deeply committed to what they do. They love their research, and it's infectious. You can see the effect in the caliber of students they produce. Everyday I feel nothing but gratitude for having the opportunity to work with the outstanding faculty and students of this world class department."


Society, Water & Climate March Luncheon

Thursday, March 28 | 12:25-1:45 PM
Gardner Commons | Eccles Auditorium (Room 2950)

“Prehistoric Climate, Land Use, and Social Change in Southeastern Utah”
Brian Codding | Associate Professor, Anthropology

“Influence of Landscape Legacies on Riparian Plant Communities in a Changing Environment”
Jennifer Shah, Ph.D. | Assistant Professor ENVST / Research Assistant Professor Geography

Sponsored by NEXUS, SWC, & GCSC

 

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Nonacademic Career Options for Ph.D. Students

Wednesday, March 27 | 5-7 PM
Gardner Commons | Eccles Auditorium (Room 2900)

Former CSBS Ph.D. students will share their non-academic career position experiences.

Food and refreshments provided after event 

Guest Speakers:

Dr. Jayme Day | Sociology | Research Scientist, New York City Dept. of Social Services
Dr. Ted Coxworth | Anthropology | Senior Director of Analytics, Progrexion
Dr. Komson Chanprapan | Economics | Senior Machine Learning Scientist at Overstock.com
Dr. Michael Geuss | Psychology | Human Research and Engineering Directorate, US Army Research Lab
Dr. Jennifer Seelig | Political Science | Director of Community Empowerment, Salt Lake City Mayor’s Office

Tips and Resources:

Cathy Tingstrom | Graduate Career Coach, University Career & Professional Development Center

MORE INFO


Week Against Prisons

March 25-29, 2019

Join Students Against Mass Incarceration in Week Against Prisons for events discussing mass incaceration, the prison-industrial system, and prisons themself specifically in the United States criminal justice.

We will be discussing current conditions and explore what actions we can take now to build for a better and more just future.

VIEW THE FULL SCHEDULE


Featured Scholarship

Martin Harris Hiatt Endowed Fellowship

For all grad students in CSBS! No other criteria.

This scholarship was established in 1991 with a gift by the estate of Martin H. Hiatt. More info about the Martin Harris Hiatt Endowed Fellowship. Filter for "College of Social and Behavioral Science".

 

ALL CSBS SCHOLARSHIPS AND FELLOWSHIPS

Undergraduate Deadline has passed. Consider applying next year!
Graduate Deadline: Monday, April 1. ONE WEEK AWAY!

For questions or more information, please contact us at scholarships@csbs.utah.edu or 801.581.8620.


 

CSBS Student Research Day

Tuesday, April 16 | 12-3 PM
Gardner Commons, Third Floor

Both graduate and undergraduate students in the college will be given the opportunity to showcase original research projects using poster presentations, and family and friends are encouraged to attend as well. A panel of faculty judges will evaluate the projects.

Three cash prizes will be awarded for best posters in each of the graduate research and undergraduate research categories. The Student Choice Award will be given out to the student whose poster receives the most votes during the main exhibition period.

First Prize: $250
Second Prize: $150
Third Prize: $100
Student Choice Award: $100

Apply by April 5


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Week of: March 18-22

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Leota Coyne

Meet Leota Coyne, triple major in environmental and sustainability studies, geography, and urban ecology. She was recently awarded the Chevron Foundation-Undergraduate Research Scholarship by UROP!

"Receiving the Chevron Foundation scholarship for the summer 2019 semester allows me to continue my research on the collapse of ancient civilizations in Ethiopia. Working with Professor Power from the Natural History Museum and Department of Geography for a third semester, we are focusing on sedimentary evidence of long-term impacts from the rise and fall of the Aksumite Empire in northern Ethiopia and Eritrea. My research focuses on ~3000-year long sediment sequence, including changes in soil organic content and soil minerals, that captures the rise and fall of the Aksumite period. I hope to provide evidence of landscape legacies from the intensification of dry-land agriculture and burning practices recorded in soils through time. I hope this Chevron Foundation scholarship will allow me to provide additional insight on what happened to the Aksumite and, more importantly, what broader lessons can we learn from the rise and fall of past human societies."


Nonacademic Career Options for Ph.D. Students

Wednesday, March 27 | 5-7 PM
Gardner Commons | Eccles Auditorium (Room 2900)

Former CSBS Ph.D. students will share their non-academic career position experiences.

Food and refreshments provided after event 

Guest Speakers:

Dr. Jayme Day | Sociology | Research Scientist, New York City Dept. of Social Services
Dr. Ted Coxworth | Anthropology | Senior Director of Analytics, Progrexion
Dr. Komson Chanprapan | Economics | Senior Machine Learning Scientist at Overstock.com
Dr. Michael Geuss | Psychology | Human Research and Engineering Directorate, US Army Research Lab
Dr. Jennifer Seelig | Political Science | Director of Community Empowerment, Salt Lake City Mayor’s Office

Tips and Resources:

Cathy Tingstrom | Graduate Career Coach, University Career & Professional Development Center

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CSBS Student Research Day

Tuesday, April 16 | 12-3 PM
Gardner Commons, Third Floor

Both graduate and undergraduate students in the college will be given the opportunity to showcase original research projects using poster presentations, and family and friends are encouraged to attend as well. A panel of faculty judges will evaluate the projects.

Three cash prizes will be awarded for best posters in each of the graduate research and undergraduate research categories. The Student Choice Award will be given out to the student whose poster receives the most votes during the main exhibition period.

First Prize: $250
Second Prize: $150
Third Prize: $100
Student Choice Award: $100

more info about student research day


Featured Scholarship

Herbert W. Gustafson Endowed Graduate Fellowship

For grad students in CSBS who are in the pursuit of quantitative study of human social behavior.

This scholarship was established in 2008 with a gift from the Herbert W. Gustafson Estate. More info about the Herbert W. Gustafson Endowed Graduate Fellowship. Filter for "College of Social and Behavioral Science".

ALL CSBS SCHOLARSHIPS AND FELLOWSHIPS

Undergraduate Deadline has passed. Consider applying next year!
Graduate Deadline: Monday, April 1

For questions or more information, please contact us at scholarships@csbs.utah.edu or 801.581.8620.


Online Courses

FCS 2400-090 | Modern Family: A Life Course Perspective

The purpose of this course is to introduce students to topical issues and perspectives surrounding the modern family. This course examines how the institution of the family not only shapes individual lives but also how the family itself, its forms and functions, is influenced by larger social forces. We will examine the social significance of the American family by looking at how families have varied across American history, social groups, and social contexts. It is hoped that through discussion and debate about family-related issues, that students will be able to critically evaluate how social structure and social change have impacted the family, and what these changes mean for society and individuals. 

Fall 2019 Online Courses  


Addiction and its Stigmas

Thursday, April 4 | 2:30 PM
Marriott Library, Gould Auditorium

Join us for a panel dialogue on addiction and its stigmas. Fight the addiction, not people with addiction.

Sponsored by Honors College Praxis Lab | Addictions: 'Crack'-ing Open the Myths and Recover at the U.


Week Against Prisons

March 25-29, 2019

Join Students Against Mass Incarceration in Week Against Prisons for events discussing mass incaceration, the prison-industrial system, and prisons themself specifically in the United States criminal justice.

We will be discussing current conditions and explore what actions we can take now to build for a better and more just future.

View the full schedule



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Week of: March 4-8

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Jenea Varela

Meet Jenea Varela, psychology major and Solutions Scholar! "I was born and raised in Layton, Utah. I chose to major in psychology because I find the human mind fascinating but another reason is because personally, I think that mental health is just as important as physical health and it is sometimes overlooked when looking at one’s illness. I plan to get my PhD in clinical psychology and work with people in the military struggling with depression, PTSD, and other mental illnesses."


Anxiety and Depression across the Lifespan

Tuesday, March 5 | 6-7:30 PM
Gardner Commons | Siciliano Auditorium (Room 1900)

The event is tomorrow, but you can submit a question for the panelists today! Use the button below.

The Eric Moerer Memorial Lecture Series presents
Anxiety & Depression across the Lifespan

Moderator: Mary Nickles, KUTV Channel 2 News

Guest Panelists:
Elisabeth Conradt | Assistant Professor, Psychology
Rep. Steve Eliason | Utah House of Representatives, District 45
Christina Lecluyse | Clinical Social Worker, University Counseling Center
Philip Osteen | Associate Professor, Social Work
Perry Renshaw | Professor, Psychiatry
Sonia Salari | Associate Professor, Family and Consumer Studies 

Submit a quesiton for the panelists


CSBS Student Research Day

Tuesday, April 16 | 12-3 PM
Gardner Commons, Third Floor

Both graduate and undergraduate students in the college will be given the opportunity to showcase original research projects using poster presentations, and family and friends are encouraged to attend as well. A panel of faculty judges will evaluate the projects.

Three cash prizes will be awarded for best posters in each of the graduate research and undergraduate research categories. The Student Choice Award will be given out to the student whose poster receives the most votes during the main exhibition period.

First Prize: $250
Second Prize: $150
Third Prize: $100
Student Choice Award: $100

more info about student research day


CCI needs your help!

The Campus Contraceptive Initiative is conducting research to assess student health on campus, and we need your help. By taking the 10-minute survey, the CCI hopes to understand student knowledge and experiences with sexual and reproductive health. Your response will help the CCI assess the need for programs to expand access to sexual and reproductive health services at the University of Utah. 

Take the survey, and you can be entered to win one of 33 Amazon Gift Cards for $50! The survey is completely anonymous, and responses are de-identified from the participant for the entry for the prizes. CCI will only use the provided email from the participant to contact for the giveaway. 

For more information or questions, please contact Grace Mason, Founder and President of Campus Contraceptive Initiative.

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Featured Scholarship

Earl and Elies Skidmore Endowed Graduate Fellowship

For all grad students in CSBS! No other criteria.

Earl S. Skidmore earned a bachelor's degree from the University of Utah where he majored in Sociology and Anthropology and earned minors in Zoology and Chemistry. Earl's studies at the University were interrupted by two years of service in the U.S. Navy. Later in his career, Earl returned to higher education earning a Ph.D. in Chemistry from Stanford University.

Earl began his career working for Phillips Petroleum in Spokane, Wash. After three years, he moved to the San Francisco Bay area and eventually owned and operated four gas stations, Skid's royal Stations. In 1958, Skidmore sold the stations and began Pressure Vessel Service, a chemical company specializing in handling corrosive chemicals and creating a variety of chemical solutions. Earl devoted over 30 years to PVS and to the chemical industry, serving as president of Esbro Chemical and president of the Northern California Chemical Association.

Earl and Elies have given scholarships to CSBS students for several years. In 2007, they endowed this scholarship.

More info about the Earl and Elies Skidmore Endowed Graduate Fellowship. Filter for "College of Social and Behavioral Science".

ALL CSBS SCHOLARSHIPS AND FELLOWSHIPS

Undergraduate Deadline has passed. Consider applying next year!
Graduate Deadline: Monday, April 1

For questions or more information, please contact us at scholarships@csbs.utah.edu or 801.581.8620.


Online Courses

The Fall 2019 Semester Schedule is now online!

The college has several generation 2 courses available to take. What is a generation 2 course you ask? It’s a course that has been taught online for years in some form and has now been updated. There is a consistent template to the homepage and modules. This course utilizes the full functions and tools of Canvas. They have recorded lectures, introductions from the instructor, a course overview, and weekly feedback. Some assignments may be multi-media based as well as group work and online discussions.

Fall 2019 Online Courses 



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Week of: February 25-March 1

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Tiffany Shapiro

Meet Tiffany Shapiro! “I am in the Master of Social Work and Master of Public Administration joint program. I am passionate about economic empowerment and trauma work with women in poverty, and particularly survivors of domestic violence. My goal is to work at the organization and macro level, advocating for policies that work to improve trauma-informed services, self-determination, and resilience. The joint program is perfect for my goals and I am gaining a comprehensive and thorough education that is challenging me to question my biases and think critically about many different angles of policy, advocacy, and working with marginalized persons.

"I am a professional victim's advocate and sexual assault crisis counselor, a mother of five wonderful children (plus one amazing daughter-in-law) and five darling grandchildren. I love learning and am thrilled to have the opportunity to study at the graduate level. I hope to possibly pursue a PhD in the future, but regardless will remain a lifelong learner."


CSBS & Red Cross Blood Drive

HAPPENING UNTIL 3PM TODAY!
Union East Ballroom

Give blood. Every 2 seconds someone in the U.S. needs blood. 

Didn't make an appointment? No worries. Walk-ins are welcome! Donors will receive a coupon for a free Del Taco Shake.


CCI needs your help!

The Campus Contraceptive Initiative is conducting research to assess student health on campus, and we need your help. By taking the 10-minute survey, the CCI hopes to understand student knowledge and experiences with sexual and reproductive health. Your response will help the CCI assess the need for programs to expand access to sexual and reproductive health services at the University of Utah. 

Take the survey, and you can be entered to win one of 33 Amazon Gift Cards for $50! The survey is completely anonymous, and responses are de-identified from the participant for the entry for the prizes. CCI will only use the provided email from the participant to contact for the giveaway. 

For more information or questions, please contact Grace Mason, Founder and President of Campus Contraceptive Initiative.

start the survey


Featured Scholarship

Stephen C. & Lynda M. Jacobsen Endowed Scholarship

For all undergrads in CSBS! This is the first year this scholarship has been available. Will you be the first recipient?

We are looking for a student who is engaged in community service or a student with entrepreneurial pursuits. The award is intended for a student who is experiencing financial need and has a minimum GPA of 3.2.

More info about the Stephen C. & Lynda M. Jacobsen Endowed Scholarship. Filter for "College of Social and Behavioral Science".

ALL CSBS SCHOLARSHIPS AND FELLOWSHIPS

Undergraduate Deadline: Friday, March 1 |THIS FRIDAY!
Graduate Deadline: Monday, April 1

For questions or more information, please contact us at scholarships@csbs.utah.edu or 801.581.8620.


 

Speak or Sing at Convocation!

We need an undergraduate and a graduate to speak at their respective convocations. Not sure what to say? No worries, we've got you covered! Tips for content and structure are included on our website.

Submissions are due Monday, February 25 by 5 PM. (Only graduating students are eligible to speak.)

Enter to be the Student Speaker

We need students to sing the national anthem at the undergraduate and graduate convocations.

Auditions will be held in 15-minute blocks on Friday, March 1 and Monday, March 4 from 10 AM-4 PM. (While graduating students are preferred, we welcome auditions from students who are not graduating this spring.)

audition for the national anthem 


Anxiety and Depression across the Lifespan

Tuesday, March 5 | 6-7:30 PM
Gardner Commons | Siciliano Auditorium (Room 1900)

The Eric Moerer Memorial Lecture Series presents
Anxiety & Depression across the Lifespan

Moderator: Mary Nickles, KUTV Channel 2 News

Guest Panelists:
Elisabeth Conradt | Assistant Professor, Psychology
Rep. Steve Eliason | Utah House of Representatives, District 45
Christina Lecluyse | Clinical Social Worker, University Counseling Center
Philip Osteen | Associate Professor, Social Work
Perry Renshaw | Professor, Psychiatry
Sonia Salari | Associate Professor, Family and Consumer Studies 

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Week of: February 19-22

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Elizabeth Porter

Meet Elizabeth Porter, healthy, society & policy major and Solutions Scholar! “I was born and raised in Utah and when it came to deciding where to go to college, the University of Utah was an excellent choice. I’ve always enjoyed the outdoors, I grew up playing soccer, going on hikes with my family and friends, kayaking, and rock climbing. I hope to finish my undergraduate and then travel and work for a year, and then go to graduate school where I plan on studying Health Administration."


SWC February Luncheon

Thursday, February 28 | 12:25-1:45 PM
GC 2950 (Eccles Auditorium)

“Dust Threatens Utah’s Snow”
McKenzie Skiles | Assistant Professor, Geography

“Historic Climate Introduced Bark Beetle Epidemics & Management Responses”
Jennifer Watt | Associate Director, ENVST

Lunch provided if you RSVP by February 25. Please inform us of any dietary restrictions. Click button to RSVP and use subject line “RSVP for February SWC Luncheon.”

Sponsored by NEXUS, SWC, & GCSC

RSVP Today


merrill riddFeatured Scholarship

Merrill Ridd Scholarship

For students majoring in geography. Student should have an educational focus in GIS and the environment.

Merrill Ridd is an emeritus professor of Geography. Before becoming faculty at the U in 1967, he worked with groups such as the U.S. Forest Service and National Science Foundation. In 1975, Dr. Ridd established the Center for Remote Sensing and Cartography with funding from NASA, conducting and publishing research as a training ground for over 45 graduate student advisees, first on campus and then at the University Research Park. Having a background in geography, geology, and ecology Dr. Ridd was the lead-off instructor of the five professors who introduced the Environmental (& Sustainability) Studies program at the University of Utah. 

More info about the Merrill Ridd Scholarship. Filter for "Geography".

ALL CSBS SCHOLARSHIPS AND FELLOWSHIPS

Undergraduate Deadline: Friday, March 1
Graduate Deadline: Monday, April 1

For questions or more information, please contact us at scholarships@csbs.utah.edu or 801.581.8620.


 

Speak or Sing at Convocation!

We need an undergraduate and a graduate to speak at their respective convocations. Not sure what to say? No worries, we've got you covered! Tips for content and structure are included on our website.

Submissions are due Monday, February 25 by 5 PM. (Only graduating students are eligible to speak.)

Enter to be the Student Speaker

We need students to sing the national anthem at the undergraduate and graduate convocations.

Auditions will be held in 15-minute blocks on Friday, March 1 and Monday, March 4 from 10 AM-4 PM. (While graduating students are preferred, we welcome auditions from students who are not graduating this spring.)

audition for the national anthem 


CSBS & Red Cross Blood Drive

Monday, February 25 | 10 AM-3 PM
Union East Ballroom

Give blood. Every 2 seconds someone in the U.S. needs blood. 

SCHEDULE YOUR APPOINTMENT

Streamline your donation experience and save up to 15 minutes by visiting redcrossblood.org/rapidpass to complete your pre-donation reading and health history questions on the day of your appointment!


 

Apply to be a Goff Scholar

Deadline: Friday, March 1

Explore how far you can go through the Goff Scholars Strategic Leadership Experience. Strategic leaders find problems and solve them. They take ownership of value creation and make important and hard-to-reverse decisions — all while enlisting others to pursue worthwhile goals. Strategic leadership is rarely taught in classrooms, so consider applying for this unique program that blends classwork with real projects for different organizations. You will work on teams, build a suite of valuable real-world skills and discover your strategic leadership potential. The application process is competitive.

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Week of: February 11-15

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Junfu Zhao

Meet Junfu Zhao! “I am currently a Ph.D. candidate in economics. I chose economics as my graduate major because economics could help me understand the dynamics of human society and thereby provide instructions on how to make a better world.

I was born in a small county in the middle of China. As I moved from the county to the nearest city and then to Beijing for education, I witnessed the diametrically different life trajectories experienced by my primary-school classmates, high-school classmates, and university classmates. This was a manifestation of the uneven development of China’s society during the last 40 years. I was lucky because I got the mere chance to escape my poor county and eventually traveled to the US for higher education. I would like to go back to China after my graduation and would like to devote my knowledge and energy to making a more equal society in China."


Ethnographic Research Workshops with Timothy Pachirat

Wednesday, February 13 and Thursday, February 14
Gardner Commons Rm 4150

Timothy Pachirat, author and political scientist will be conducting workshops on doing ethnographic research, issues of ethics in ethnography, and his current research projects.

He will also be doing limited meetings with students and faculty members (students will take first priority) to discuss research projects and ideas.

And if all that doesn't entice you, free lunch will be provided both days to those who RSVP!

FULL WORKSHOP SCHEDULE AND RSVP INFO


Apply to be a Solutions Scholar!

Deadline: Friday, February 15

This program admits a cohort of approximately 20 students each fall. These scholars are committed to addressing key challenges facing our world like immigration, inequities facing women, climate change, poverty, human rights, the obesity crisis and more. Course instruction together with experiential learning, research and internship experiences help develop the skills needed to be the solution to the most pressing issues of our day.

Each Solutions Scholar is supported with a $4,000 scholarship disbursed over two years.

SOLUTIONS SCHOLARS INFO


Edward ChristensenFeatured Scholarship

Edward and Claudia Christensen Scholarship

For students majoring in anthropology with an emphasis in cultural anthropology.

Edward R. (Ned) Christensen has achieved wide intellectual accomplishments in a variety of academic and professional fields and is devoted to civic and social service. He graduated from the University of Utah in 1948 with a B.S. in Chemistry and an M.S. in Chemistry in 1949. During his career as a research chemist with Texaco, Inc., Mr. Christensen earned an M.S. in Industrial Administration from Union College. Following his retirement Ned pursued a PhD in Anthropology and graduated in 2009.

 

More info about the Edward and Claudia Christensen Scholarship. Filter for "Anthropology".

ALL CSBS SCHOLARSHIPS AND FELLOWSHIPS

Undergraduate Deadline: Friday, March 1
Graduate Deadline: Monday, April 1

For questions or more information, please contact us at scholarships@csbs.utah.edu or 801.581.8620.


Opioid Overdose Prevention

Williams Building (295 S. Chipeta Way)
Rooms 223 A & B
Wednesday, February 13 | 4-6 PM

The health outreach program Utah Naloxone is in need of volunteers to build opioid overdose prevention kits. Pizza will be served!

Email utahnaloxonebc@gmail.com with questions or for future dates. View the event on Facebook.

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CSBS & Red Cross Blood Drive

Monday, February 25 | 10 AM-3 PM
Union East Ballroom

Give blood. Every 2 seconds someone in the U.S. needs blood. 

SCHEDULE YOUR APPOINTMENT

Streamline your donation experience and save up to 15 minutes by visiting redcrossblood.org/rapidpass to complete your pre-donation reading and health history questions on the day of your appointment!



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Week of: February 4-8

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Jessica Marshall

Meet Jessica Marshall, anthropology major and Solutions Scholar! “I'm originally from Boise, Idaho. Other than school, I spend my time volunteering for Planned Parenthood, working with the Asian American Student Association, and watching Indie movies. After graduation, I want to attend law school at UCLA in pursuit of a degree in International Human Rights Law."

Would you like to become a Solutions Scholar? The deadline to apply is Friday, February 15!


 

CSBS & Red Cross Blood Drive

Monday, February 25 | 10 AM-3 PM
Union East Ballroom

Give blood. Every 2 seconds someone in the U.S. needs blood. 

Schedule your appointment

Streamline your donation experience and save up to 15 minutes by visiting redcrossblood.org/rapidpass to complete your pre-donation reading and health history questions on the day of your appointment!


Bright Futures Foundation LogoFeatured Scholarship

Bright Futures Foundation Scholarship
For students majoring in environmental and sustainability studies.

Bright Futures Foundation is a nonprofit organization founded on the belief that we can work together to provide meaningful change for people living in far less abundant circumstances.

More info about the Bright Futures Foundation Scholarship. Filter for "Environmental and Sustainability Studies".

ALL CSBS SCHOLARSHIPS AND FELLOWSHIPS

Undergraduate Deadline: Friday, March 1
Graduate Deadline: Monday, April 1

For questions or more information, please contact us at scholarships@csbs.utah.edu or 801.581.8620.


 

Scholarships and Financial Aid Workshops

Marriott Library, Room 1735
Friday, Monday, February 4, 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Thursday, February 7,  11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Find out more about:

  • How to apply for University of Utah scholarship opportunities.
  • How to maximize your external scholarship search.
  • Completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
  • Completing your Financial Aid Checklist and verification
  • The different types of financial aid available, such as grants, loans, and work-study

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Graduate Student Social

Marriott Library, Graduate Reading Room, 1180A
Thursday, February 7, 11 AM-1 PM

Come visit the Graduate Reading Room and learn about all the services the library can provide to help you. We will also have free sushi, bagels, coffee, tea, and more!

Graduate Student Social INFO


Become a CSBS Ambassador

Applications due Friday, February 8
Earn a scholarship by working with CSBS! The ambassador program is looking for a diverse group of individuals who are passionate about their studies in CSBS and want to share that passion by connecting with students both in person and through social media.

CSBS AMBASSADOR INFO



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Week of: January 28-February 1

 

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Miranda Jones
Meet Miranda Jones, psychology major and Solutions Scholar! “I am interested in furthering my study in psychology because I am fascinated by the human condition. Specifically, my area of interest within psychology is cultural psychology. As a person with exceptional privilege, it is my responsibility to use my opportunities in higher education to elevate those who may not have similar access. The history of psychological research with marginalized populations has been far from ideal. In my personal research, I aim to use a Community-Based Participatory approach as to always work with communities of interest rather than create harm."

Would you like to become a Solutions Scholar? The deadline to apply is Friday, February 15!


Become a CSBS Ambassador

Applications due Friday, February 8
Earn a scholarship by working with CSBS! The ambassador program is looking for a diverse group of individuals who are passionate about their studies in CSBS and want to share that passion by connecting with students both in person and through social media.

CSBS AMBASSADOR INFO


Danielle VaccaFeatured Scholarship

Danielle Vacca Memorial Scholarship
For juniors or seniors majoring in psychology whose lives have been affected by a drunk or impaired driver.

The Danielle Vacca scholarship was established in 2013 by Danielle Vacca's father, Joe Vacca, and her grandmother, Sina Vacca, to honor Danielle Vacca. Danielle was a University of Utah student killed in an auto accident by a drunk and impaired driver.

More info about the Danielle Vacca Memorial Scholarship. Filter for "Psychology".

ALL CSBS SCHOLARSHIPS AND FELLOWSHIPS

Undergraduate Deadline: Friday, March 1
Graduate Deadline: Monday, April 1

For questions or more information, please contact us at scholarships@csbs.utah.edu or 801.581.8620.


University Ambassador Applications Open

Applications due Friday, February 1

The University Ambassadors bring a deeper understanding of the university to prospective students, parents, counselors, and other visitors by sharing their Utah signature experience and providing an insider’s perspective of being a student at the U.

INFO SESSIONS
Emma Eccles Jones Welcome Center Wednesday, January 30 from 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

MEET THE AMBASSADORS MIXER
Emma Eccles Jones Welcome Center Wednesday, January 30 from 6:00 PM -7:30 PM

UNIVERSITY AMBASSADOR INFO


Become a Suit Up Scholar!

Apply to recieve a scholarship that will provide full professional attire (suit, shirt, shoes, and accessories) needed for your upcoming career! Applications due Friday, February 1.

SUIT UP SCHOLAR INFO


Degrees to Everywhere

GC 2018, Hinckley Caucus Room
Wednesday, January 30, 12-1 PM

Join us as three young alums discuss how their degree inspired their journey to success! Free food and a chance to network immediately following the event!

Our Panelists:
-Nico Dato | VP of Marketing, Podium 
’13 Economics
- Lindsay Hadley | Founder / CEO, Hadley Impact Consulting
'06 Sociology
-Blake Murray | Co-founder / CEO, Divvy
'09 Environmental Studies (Now Environmental and Sustainability Studies)

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Week of: January 22-25

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Cici Longi

Meet Cici Longi, health, society and policy major and Solutions Scholar! “I am the third oldest out of seven kids. I am the first member of my family to attend college so being here for my second is such an amazing experience. I'm Polynesian so a big part of my culture is family and they are one of my main motivators for going to school. I aspire to be a doctor, leaning towards the orthopedics field. I want to go into medicine because I want to be one of the select few that sacrifice years of their own life to ensure that others can live their best healthy lives. Growing up I didn't really have many academic role models but I know that I can succeed in achieving my career goals by staying focused on them and realizing that the hard work I put in now will pay off in the end when I'm working in the medical field doing what I love."

Would you like to become a Solutions Scholar? The deadline to apply is Friday, February 15!


Become a Suit Up Scholar!

Apply to recieve a scholarship that will provide full professional attire (suit, shirt, shoes, and accessories) needed for your upcoming career! Applications due Friday, February 1.

Suit Up Scholar INFO


Degrees to Everywhere

GC 2018, Hinckley Caucus Room
Wednesday, January 30, 12-1 PM

Join us as three young alums discuss how their degree inspired their journey to success! Free food and a chance to network immediately following the event!

Our Panelists:
-Nico Dato | VP of Marketing, Podium
’13 Economics
- Lindsay Hadley | Founder / CEO, Hadley Impact Consulting
'06 Sociology
-Blake Murray | Co-founder / CEO, Divvy
'09 Environmental Studies (Now Environmental and Sustainability Studies)

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Featured Scholarship

Utah Correctional Association Scholarship
For students majoring in criminology

If you plan to work for a state, county, or local criminal/juvenile justice agency or a provider of services to these agencies after graduation, this scholarship is for you! (Note: preference will be given to those applicants who already work in the above agencies.)

More info about the Utah Correctional Association Scholarship. Filter for "Sociology/Criminology".

ALL CSBS SCHOLARSHIPS AND FELLOWSHIPS

Undergraduate Deadline: Friday, March 1
Graduate Deadline: Monday, April 1

For questions or more information, please contact us at scholarships@csbs.utah.edu or 801.581.8620.


Online Courses

FCS 3380-090: Social Science & Health Care 
Take a (virtual) hike with us! Family & Consumer Studies is now offering a course taught by Lori Kowaleski-Jones and developed with the School of Medicine. This course will explore ways in which social behavioral factors influence health. It is essential that future health care providers consider how the family structure, culture, and environment positively and negatively impacts the type of care a patient receives over the life course. Sign up for this course today! This course is taught once a year.

SPRING 2019 ONLINE COURSES



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Week of: January 14-18

ginny andersenStudent Spotlight

Erik Fronberg
Meet Erik Fronberg, environmental and sustainability studies major and Solutions Scholar! “I began pursuing my degree at the University of Utah in 2017 after returning from a two year Latter-day Saint mission in South Korea. My academic interests include ecology, sustainability, and urban development. After completing my undergraduate studies, I intend to apply for the Master in Public Policy program here at the U and eventually begin a career in civil service. When not studying or attending lecture I make time for practicing the piano – my favorite composer is Fredrick Chopan – or for exploring Downtown. I enjoy spending time with my yours-mine-and-ours family and adore all five of my siblings. I consider my tight-knit group of friends both my support crew and lifeline but like meeting new people at every opportunity."

Would you like to become a Solutions Scholar? Info sessions about the program are next week! More info can also be found on our website.


Degrees to Everywhere

GC 2018, Hinckley Caucus Room
Wednesday, January 30, 12-1 PM

Join us on Wednesday, January 30 from 12-1 in the Hinckley Caucus Room as three young alums discuss how their degree inspired their journey to success! Free food and a chance to network immediately following the event!

Our Panelists:
-Nico Dato | VP of Marketing, Podium
’13 Economics
- Lindsay Hadley | Founder / CEO, Hadley Impact Consulting
'06 Sociology
-Blake Murray | Co-founder / CEO, Divvy
'09 Environmental Studies (Now Environmental and Sustainability Studies)

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Student Website Designer Wanted

The Health, Society and Policy Program is looking for a work study student to help with their website 10-19 hours each week.

WEB DESIGNER JOB POSTING


 Featured Scholarship

Oakley J. Gordon Memorial Endowed Scholarship

For nontraditional CSBS students

We look for good students who do not fit the traditional mold, who are facing additional challenges in getting an education, who have not been able to step directly into college from high school and proceed at a normal pace, students who could use a little help. More info about the Oakley J. Gordon Memorial Endowed Scholarship.

ALL CSBS SCHOLARSHIPS AND FELLOWSHIPS

Undergraduate Deadline: Friday, March 1
Graduate Deadline: Monday, April 1

For questions or more information, please contact us at scholarships@csbs.utah.edu or 801.581.8620.


Online Courses

SBS 2700-090: Career Exploration 
This fully online course is designed for majors in the College of Social & Behavioral Science who are ready for hands-on career exploration and implementation. Students will engage via media with a range of professionals working currently in a variety of relevant social and behavioral science fields, while gaining practical skills in personal branding, resume and cover letter writing, interviewing and researching available jobs. Students in this course will develop and refine job search documents, connect with professionals in their prospective field, create a professional online presence, and develop an individualized job search strategy. This course is taught every spring.

SPRING 2019 ONLINE COURSES


Solutions Scholars Workshop

GC 3825 
Wednesday, January 16 12-1 PM
Thursday, January 17 12-1 PM

Join us on the 16th or the 17th to learn more about how you too can become a CSBS Solutions Scholar!

What is the Solutions Scholars?

This program admits a cohort of approximately 20 students each fall. These scholars are committed to addressing key challenges facing our world like immigration, inequities facing women, climate change, poverty, human rights, the obesity crisis and more. Course instruction together with experiential learning, research and internship experiences help develop the skills needed to be the solution to the most pressing issues of our day.

Each Solutions Scholar is supported with a $4,000 scholarship disbursed over two years. Applications are due February 15.

SOLUTIONS SCHOLARS WORKSHOP INFO



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Week of: January 7-11

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Ginny Andersen
Meet Ginny Andersen, anthropology major and Solutions Scholar! “I come from a small town called Tooele and in that small town lies my family's business, Asylum 49. Growing up in a haunted house environment has shaped me a lot as a person, in the most positive and life changing ways. It helped lead me to the person I am today, such as my passion for bones. I knew I wanted to be an Anthropologist since I was about 7 or 8. When the TV show Bones aired, I wanted to be the main character that studies bones. With strong will, passion, good grades and great help, I am on my way to working and studying bones. After completing my undergraduate, I would like to go to Berkeley to get my graduates degree and then after get my Ph.D. in Anthropology. My biggest goal in life is, strive to live my life to the fullest and succeed in all my endeavors."

Would you like to become a Solutions Scholar? Info sessions about the program are next week! More info can also be found on our website.


Scholarship & Fellowship Applications OPEN!

Are you a nontraditional student? Are you a member of an underrepresented group? Are you a DACA student? Is your GPA less than stellar? We have scholarships for every type of student in CSBS! Applications are open now.

Solutions Scholars Deadline: Friday, February 15 (see workshop info below)
Undergraduate Deadline: Friday, March 1
Graduate Deadline: Monday, April 1

For questions or more information, please contact us at scholarships@csbs.utah.edu or 801.581.8620.

CSBS ScholarshipS and Fellowships


Solutions Scholars Workshop

GC 3825
Wednesday, January 16 12-1 PM
Thursday, January 17 12-1 PM

Join us on the 16th or the 17th to learn more about how you too can become a CSBS Solutions Scholar!

What is the Solutions Scholars?

This program admits a cohort of approximately 20 students each fall. These scholars are committed to addressing key challenges facing our world like immigration, inequities facing women, climate change, poverty, human rights, the obesity crisis and more. Course instruction together with experiential learning, research and internship experiences help develop the skills needed to be the solution to the most pressing issues of our day.

Each Solutions Scholar is supported with a $4,000 scholarship disbursed over two years. Applications are due February 15.

Solutions Scholars Workshop Info


Online Courses

POLS 1100: U.S. National Government 
This course provides an introduction to American government and politics. The course covers the principles on which the national government rests, the nature of political action in the U.S., and the dynamics of the Congress, Presidency, Judiciary, and Bureaucracy.

This course is intended for students of all majors interested in an introductory survey of the American political landscape, including those students completing the requirements of the political science pre-major. The course is open to students of all levels, but it is intended primarily as a first course in American politics for lower-division students.

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Last Updated: 4/18/19