CSBS The Social Life Monthly
The 2015-2016 academic year has started at the University of Utah College of Social and Behavioral Science, and it's guaranteed to be an exciting one. Below, you will find our featured events and the latest news, as well as an opportunity to help us come up with a new slogan for the college!

Featured Events

Ride to Zero

Join us Saturday, August 29th for the Ride to Zero, a fundraiser event geared toward preventing veteran suicide.

Date: Saturday, August 29th, 2015
Time: 9:30 AM-12:30 PM Registration, Food, and Family Activities
1:00 PM Kick Stands Up
5:00 PM Live Music at the Royal
 *Must be 21 years or older 
Location: Riverton City Centennial Park (Starting point)
The Royal (Ending point)
Register Today

Connecting to CSBS Breakfast: Society, Water and Climate

CSBS Associate Dean Rick Forster will present on the Society, Water, and Climate (SWC) interdisciplinary faculty cluster. SWC connects research on hydrology, air quality, climate change, societal response, and policy, seeking to meld multiple scientific perspectives to lead society towards sustainable water solutions in a changing world.

Date: Friday, September 25th, 2015
Time: 8:00-9:00 AM
Location: Red Butte Garden Classroom
Click here to RSVP


The Goldilocks Theory of Marriage

Family and consumer studies professor Nicholas Wolfinger's latest research suggests that waiting too long to get married can actually increase the likelihood of divorce.

Postpartum and Fathers

Research by psychology professor David Huebner shows that gay couples entering fatherhood increases commitment to their primary relationship while simultaneously decreasing time and energy for relationship maintenance.

The Ultimate Buddy System

Geography post doctoral researcher Clement Miege talks about bonding with fellow ice scientist Ludovic Brucker during their excursions in Antarctica and Greenland.

Your Life Story

Psychology professor Monisha Pasupathi recently discussed the concept of humans as "storytelling animals."

Utah and Pakistan Team up to Solve Water Issues

Economics professor Tariq Banuri and engineering professor Steve Burien just signed a five-year USAID project that will help secure the availability of clean water in Pakistan.  The project will support the training of professionals that plan, design, build, operate, maintain and manage safe and resilient water systems for agriculture, industry and metropolitan users.

Mexican Politics

BYU Radio's Top of Mind featured political science professor and associate director of the Center for Latin American Studies Claudio Holzner to discuss the political implications of El Chapo's recent prison escape.

Allan Schnaiberg Outstanding Publication Award

Sociology professors Brett Clark and Andrew Jorgenson were recently awarded the Allan Schnaiberg Outstanding Publication Award for their paper, "Are the Economy and the Environment Decoupling? A Comparative International Study, 1960-2005" from the Environment and Technology Section of the American Sociological Association.

Archaeological Investigations in Nevada

Anthropology professor Brian Codding and Affiliates of University of Utah Archaeological Center (UUAC) wrapped up the summer with an exciting archaeological investigation in Grass Valley, Nevada. 

Venous Thromboembolism

Health, Society and policy co-chair and economics professor Norman Waitzman co-authored a new study that aims to better identify the incidence of post-surgery blood clotting and related health issues. 

Community Foundation of Utah's Enlightened 50

Environmental and sustainability studies professor Adrienne Cachelin was recognized by the Community Foundation of Utah and welcomed into the Enlightened Fifty for sharing “her boundless knowledge and contagious passion with students inspiring them to examine the complexities of food systems.”
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August 24th - September 25th

Fall Classes Begin: August 24th
University Welcome Week: August 22nd-28th
Ride to Zero: August 29th
Utah VS Michigan (@Utah): September 3rd
Labor Day: September 7th
Utah VS Utah State (@Utah): September 11th
Dean's List Breakfast: September 15th
Connecting to CSBS Breakfast: September 25th

What does social and behavioral science mean to you?

Our mission in CSBS is to instill a social science way of thinking about critical challenges to the social and natural world (e.g., climate change, immigration, health challenges such as obesity, income inequality). 

We strive to achieve this mission through innovative teaching, cutting-edge research, and confronting these challenges in our communities so that students and faculty can address these challenges.

Help us come up with a new slogan that captures our mission 
and you could win a CSBS laptop bag and a $25 gift card!

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