Spring 2018 Digests
Week of: April 16-20
Utah Community Action is seeking an intern for their Nutrition program for the summer semester. For more information and to apply, contact your Internship Coordinator.
Ever wondered about managing your personal finances? This course is for students interested in applying the concepts and tools of financial planning to their own life as well as those who wish to work with other people as a financial planning volunteer or professional. This course is also the foundation for a six-course sequence in financial planning offered through the Department of Family and Consumer Studies. This course is taught each semester.
Meet Lara Bauer, psychology major and member of the class of 2018! She's also one of two students who will be speaking at the undergraduate convocation on May 4. One of the most memorable moments during her degree was the time that she went to the Four Corners areas for five days with her Cognition in the Wild course. They saw ancient ruins and learned how the brain is cognitively restored in nature. After graduation, Lara will begin a master’s of public administration. Her ultimate goal is to work for a non-profit. Best of luck to Lara and all our graduates!
More job opportunities! VOA Utah currently has several openings. Full- and part-time positions available. Visit their website to learn more and apply!
Week of: April 9-13
STILL SEEKING: Urban Food Connections of Utah needs multiple interns to work with the organization and the Downtown Salt Lake Farmers Market this spring and summer! Positions include EBT SNAP, Market Kids, Nutrition, and Waste Wise internships. For more information, contact your Internship Coordinator.
Physical (also known as Biological) Anthropology is an exciting discipline that studies humans, and their closest living relatives, as biological beings living in cultural and natural settings. After this course, you will be able to answer questions regarding human origins, the relationship of humans to the rest of the animal kingdom, the origin, patterns, maintenance, and significance of human biological variation. You will also learn about the nature of heredity and how the environment has shaped many of our defining characteristics. The Spring 2018 course featured new videos of monkeys from the Hogle Zoo. This course if taught each semester.
Meet Rebeca Gonzalez, a first-generation college senior, pursuing a Bachelor’s Degree in Spanish Teaching. Rebeca’s passion for social change has guided her work in youth and community development for the past 4 years. Rebeca has gathered data to show the effect of educational programs in the community that saw her grow. Rebeca calls the Park City community her home. For this work, she was recently named the recipient of the University of Utah's Charles H. Monson Essay Prize. She was selected for the research she helped conduct in collaboration with Holy Cross Ministries on the nonprofit's school readiness program. Gonzalez's paper is titled "Supporting immigrant families through their involvement in early childhood education." For the research, 120 families were interviewed about their experience in the school readiness program. Holy Cross Ministries hopes to better understand the impact that its program has on children and families in the community. Gonzalez's faculty mentor is Cheryl Wright, associate professor of family and consumer studies.
Education At Work
Looking for a job? Education at Work is ten minutes away from campus, offers flexibility to fit your class schedule and tuition reimbursement! Visit their website to find out more and apply.
Week of: April 2-6
Urban Food Connections of Utah is seeking multiple interns to work with the organization and the Downtown Salt Lake Farmers Market this spring and summer! Positions include EBT SNAP, Market Kids, Nutrition, and Waste Wise internships. For more information, contact your Internship Coordinator.
What constitutes “abnormal” human behavior? Find out what the multiple definitions are an how they have evolved over time. The primary focus of the course will be the nature of various forms of abnormal behavior, including the description of each disorder’s various signs and symptoms. Learn about this and more from Dr Strassberg’s course. You might learn a thing or two about your Aunt Sally. This course is taught each semester both online and face-to-face.
Congratulations to the RISE party who were voted to be the new administration of ASUU! Two of the three executive positions are filled by CSBS students! Connor Morgan, center, is a biology and political science major who will serve as president. Maggie Gardner, right, is a human development and family studies major who will serve as VP of University Relations.
RISE’s platform centered around student safety, transparency and on-campus activities. If you have suggestions, ideas or concerns for the incoming administration, submit a comment.
Lassonde New Venture Development Center
Applications for the premier graduate program, Lassonde New Venture Development Center, are now open! Students form interdisciplinary teams and spend a year working to commercialize faculty inventions. All graduate students, from all colleges and backgrounds, are encouraged to apply. The deadline for applications is Saturday, April 7.
Week of: March 26-30
US Dream Academy is seeking interns! Participate in one-to-one or small group mentoring with elementary and middle school students who have a history of incarceration in their family and/or are at risk of failing school. For more information, contact your Internship Coordinator!
The college has several generation 2 online courses available to take. What is a generation 2 online 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.
My name is Hannah Samowitz, and I am a fourth-year undergraduate studying Psychology and Spanish. This year, I've been awarded the Outstanding Undergraduate Researcher Award for CSBS. My research uses the lens of environmental psychology to look at how we can motivate Utahns to engage with and support organizations that work towards cleaner air. Here in the Salt Lake Valley, we suffer from harmful levels of PM2.5 in our air, which poses short- and long-term health risks. Non-profit groups like HEAL Utah are working with local businesses and lawmakers to promote policies that would improve our air quality, but they rely on support from individual people. Results from my research show that reminding people of SLC’s air pollution problem via photos increases the amount of money they would donate to HEAL Utah, but this effect can only be seen among people with a deep attachment to natural areas in and around Salt Lake City.
Student Research Day
Have you been working on original research this year? Present your findings at Student Research Day for the opportunity to earn a cash prize! Applications are due Friday, April 6.
Week of: March 12-16
The United States Attorneys’ Office in Utah is seeking two student interns. This is a fantastic opportunity for any student interested in diving into some of Utah’s biggest cases. Click here to apply! For assistance with your application or to inquire about credit options, contact your Internship Coordinator!
In this course, you'll explore the interrelationships among families, schools, and the communities where they live. You'll be able to discuss successful forms of home school involvement, use resilience theory to present an intervention in the form an Action Plan, and explain a growth and fixed mindset and the outcomes of each.
My name is Ben Danh and I grew up here in Northern Utah! I’m currently a senior studying Sociology as a major and Economics and Anthropology as minors with a Diversity certificate. A field that I genuinely love learning about and immersing myself in is poverty and inequality. Not only does poverty and inequality tie my major and all of my minors together, it also brings in political, cultural, and social issues that exist in or society today. I decided to follow this path because as a first generation child of a single mother, I know how difficult it could be to excel socially and academically and I wish to help out those with similar backgrounds. As I delve deeper into the fields of academic advising and student affairs, the more I fall in love with helping others grow professionally and cultivating their interest and passions!
Bagels with Berg
Mark your calendars! On Thursday, March 29, Dean Cindy Berg will be in the BEH S Foyer from 10-11 AM, and she 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.
Week of: March 5-9
The University of Utah Prison Education Project is seeking interns and tutors. Applications are due Monday, March 26th. For more information, contact your Internship Coordinator!
How do you perceive color, recognize faces, or navigate through a space? In this course you'll explore how we experience and understand the world around us. You will learn about properties of the environment, such as light and sound, that are necessary for sensation and perception and much more. This course is taught each semester.
My name is Samira Gholami and I am third year pre-medical student studying Health, Society, and Policy with a minor in Nutrition. I was awarded the FLAS scholarship for the 17-18 academic year in Persian and let me just say, this experience has been بسیار خوب. I grew up learning both Persian (Farsi) and English at the same time, which resulted in a hybrid language our family has aptly termed "Finglish" (Farsi-English).
The FLAS scholarship has accented my interest in pursuing medicine wonderfully because it has allowed me to take language classes that will benefit me on my journey to becoming a translator for Persian speaking patients both at the Maliheh Free Clinic and ultimately, through my work as a physician in order to better connect with patients.
Week of: February 26-March 2
Health Policy and Communications Interns wanted! The Utah Health Policy Project is seeking summer interns to work on impactful projects that make a difference in Utah.To apply, contact your Internship Coordinator!
Campus-Community Series: Free Speech on Campus
February 28, 2018
Check the calendar for upcoming events!
What is the relationship between humans and the rest of the animal kingdom? How has the environment shaped many of our defining characteristics? In this course you’ll study humans and their closest living relatives, as biological beings living in cultural and natural settings. Find out more by looking at the syllabus. This course is taught every semester.
Congratulations to psychology Ph.D. students Kelsi Rugo and Julia Harris! They have both been selected by the Military Suicide Research Consortium for travel awards to attend their research training day at the American Association of Suicidology conference.
Rugo's project focuses on a fidelity analysis of crisis response planning for suicide prevention, in which she will be seeking to identify how reliability in clinician administration of crisis interventions influences outcomes.
Harris' project focuses on understanding how substance use in suicide risk overlap and influence each other.
Week of: February 20-23
It’s time to plan your summer internship! Contact your Internship Coordinator to learn about your options and find an internship that’s right for you.
What is stress? How do we define it? How do we measure it? In addition to lecture material, students will engage in a variety of experiential online activities involving self-monitoring of stressors and stress responses, as well as learning stress management techniques such as stress exposure reduction, mindfulness meditation, assertiveness training, time management, sleep quality improvement, and health behavior change.
Congratulations to Analeigh Marie Sanderson! She has been selected as a semi-finalist for a 2018-2019 Fulbright award. Finalists will be announced later this spring. Analeigh is majoring in environmental and sustainability studies and modern dance. If she is granted the scholarship she plans to pursue graduate studies in ecology and contemporary performance at the University of the Arts Helsinki. Best of luck, Analeigh!
Would you like to apply for a Fulbright scholarship in the future? Attend one of the info sessions this semester. The first one is Thursday!
Last day to reverse CR/NC option for first half classes | February 23
Speakers and Singers Needed
We want you! Enter to be a speaker at this year's CSBS convocation. Graduates and undergraduates please submit your application by March 1 at 5 pm.
Would you rather sing? We also need a singer for the national anthem. Auditions will be held this Friday, the 23rd and Monday the 26th. Email Aleta Tew to schedule your 15-minute audition.
Week of: February 12-16
The Children’s Justice Center is seeking spring and summer interns to work with their Child and Family Specialist. For more information and to apply, contact your Internship Coordinator.
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.
Congratulations to Chimedlkham Zorigtbaatar, economics PhD student, who has been awarded the William R. Waters research grant from the Association for Social Economics! She will use the grant to conduct fieldwork in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia, to study gender differences in time use and unpaid household work of children. This research will provide insights as to why and how "comparative" advantages of girls and boys in household tasks emerge and how it translates into the unequal division of unpaid household work and labor market discrepancies in later life as adults. Keep up the good work, Chimee!
Week of: February 5-9
It’s Career Fair Season! Bring your resume and wear your business best for the Career and Professional Development Center’s upcoming Career Fairs in the Union Ballroom. February 6: Student Job Fair. February 8: Career and Internship Fair. February 13: STEM Career and Internship Fair. See which employers are coming.
Human Factors and Ergonomics focuses on the role that human factors play in our daily lives. It happens when things don't work the way you expect or things are too similar. It also happens when things are hard to see or things get in the way and they don't work well together. This course is taught during Spring and Fall semesters.
My name is Michael Maher and I’m a graduate student in the Masters of International Affairs and Global Enterprise program. Previously, I completed my undergraduate degree in Geography: Geospatial Intelligence at BYU while also studying Mandarin. This past year I had the honor of receiving a graduate fellowship through the FLAS program, which has allowed me the opportunity to begin a study of the Russian language as well. In the future, I hope to work internationally and I am grateful for the help FLAS has given me in pursuit of this dream. I plan to continue my studies in Russian so that I am better able to both interact and contribute within the international community.
Nominate an Outstanding Academic Advisor
Do you know an academic advisor who has made a positive impact on campus and for students? Nominations are now being accepted for the Outstanding Advisor Award and Outstanding New Advisor Award. Nominations are quick and easy and due on Friday, February 9!
Week of: January 29-February 2
Four interns are still needed for these positions! Get your applications in ASAP. The Office of the Governor is seeking a Constituent Services Intern, and Utah Decides Healthcare is seeking three interns for their Ballot Initiative Project. Both opportunities are open to any major. For more information, contact your Internship Coordinator!
Intermediate Microeconomics talks about the Price Theory. Take gasoline for instance. The Price Theory asks why does gasoline cost the amount of money is costs? What is it about gasoline in the economy that gives rise to the price or any other? Learn the answers to these questions and more. This course is taught each semester.
I’m Stefania. I graduated from SLCC in May; this is my first semester at the University. I am majoring in Anthropology/EMPH: Human Ecology & Environmental Sustainability/EMPH: Land Management Conservation. Nature and being outdoors is very important to me. Natural settings, especially in urban environments, are key to human health and wellbeing. I spend my days working in the municipal park’s department where I live. Understanding our cultural practices and expectations can influence the health of our environment. At the U, I can learn how to improve our rapport with the natural world. I work with plants every day. Plants are primary producers creating their own energy directly from the sun. They’re amazing! My time here will clarify ways to improve their lives and in doing so, our lives as well.
“Study nature, love nature, stay close to nature. It will never fail you.” Frank Lloyd Wright
Apply for Undergrad Travel Support
Applications for the Undergraduate Research-Related Travel Support Program are now open! Apply by March 15 to be eligible for the first round of funding.
Week of: January 22-26
Looking for a last-minute spring internship? The Office of the Governor is seeking a Constituent Services Intern, and Utah Decides Healthcare is seeking three interns for their Ballot Initiative Project. Both opportunities are open to any major. For more information, contact your Internship Coordinator!
This course covers history, institutions and theory of international economic relations. You will be presented alternative theories relating to the patterns of international trade, commercial policy, as well as international macroeconomics, i.e. the relationships between national income and international trade and payments, balance-of-payments adjustment, international monetary arrangements, and foreign investment. This course is taught each semester.
My name is Caitlin Silianoff and I am a sophomore double majoring in Political Science and English with a minor in Mandarin. This past summer, I received a FLAS scholarship to complete an intensive Chinese language program at a university in Tianjin, China. In the future, I am interested in working in foreign affairs for the US government, specifically in the area of US-China relations, and this fellowship gave me an excellent opportunity to improve my language skills and immerse myself in Chinese culture. Back in Utah, I work at the U of U Confucius Institute and just completed an internship at the International Rescue Committee, a refugee resettlement agency here in Salt Lake City. I am excited to continue my study of international politics, and I hope to live and work abroad after graduation!
Earn a scholarship for 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. Applications due February 5.
Week of: January 15-19
Ready for an internship? Don't know where to start? Schedule a meeting with your Internship Coordinator! She can help you identify internships suited to your personal preferences and interests or program requirements.
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. Online core courses and some electives in PSY, ECON and FCS are Gen 2 courses. Check them out!
Hello, I am Carolyn Sharp. Currently, I am working as a peer advisor for the Political Science department. After graduating with a B.S. in Political Science, and a minor in Religious Studies, I intend to go to law school. Religion and politics are an important part of my life. In addition to studying politics, I am also serving as a member of the State Central Committee for the Utah GOP, and as a party officer for Salt Lake County GOP.
It is a dream of mine to cut big money out of politics and run candidates on their abilities rather than bank account balance. My personal mission is to work towards protecting the freedoms of religious believers as well as non-believers. I am also a licensed ham radio operator.
These scholars are committed to addressing key challenges facing our world. Each Solutions Scholar is supported with a $4,000 scholarship disbursed over two years. Applications due February 15.
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