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Income Inequality: Safety Nets and Labor Organization

Date: Monday, November 30th, 2015
Time: 3:30 - 5:00 PM
Location: USTAR Auditorium, SMBB 2650
Guest Speakers: 
  • Sheldon Danziger - President, Russell Sage Foundation; Distinguished Professor of Public Policy
  • Richard Freeman - Herbert Ascherman Professor of Economics, Harvard University; Co-Director of the Labor and Worklife Program

Intergenerational Poverty in Utah

Date: Monday, December 7th, 2015
Time: 3:30 PM
Location: Hinckley Caucus Room (OSH 255)
Guest Speakers: 
  • Jon Pierpont - Executive Director, Utah Department of Workforce Services 
  • Casey Cameron - Deputy Director, Utah Department of Workforce Services
  • Tracy Gruber - Director of the Office of Child Care, Utah Department of Workforce Services, Senior Advisor of the Intergenerational Poverty Initiative


2015 CSBS Distinguished Alumni

Brian Haslam, Renee Morita, Rocco C. Siciliano and Paula Swaner were recently recognized for their outstanding lifetime achievements by being named this year's CSBS Distinguished Alumni. The recipients, along with family and friends, were invited to campus for a special luncheon in their honor.

Paris Attacks and the Refugee Crisis

Political science associate professor Claudio Holzner weighs in on how the recent terrorist attacks in Paris could affect the growing refugee crisis.

Tone of Voice Trumps Word Choice in Spousal Arguments

Psychology professor Brian Baucom's latest research uses vocal patterns and inflections for predicting marital success.

Breaking the Cycle of Poverty

CSBS alum Erin Trenbeath-Murray recently discussed the Salt Lake Community Action Program and the fight on intergenerational poverty.
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Alzheimer’s Link Leads to More Financial Planning

FCS professors Cathleen Zick, Robert Mayer and Ken Smith look at how growing awareness of genetics and disease can affect financial plans.

Economists Question Lake Powell Pipeline Costs

Economists Gabriel Lozada and Gail Blattenberger talk about cost concerns behind the proposed Lake Powell Pipeline.

2015 Outstanding Undergraduate Researcher

Congratulations to sociology student Margaret Carlson for receiving the 2015-2016 Outstanding Undergraduate Research Award for her research on Perceptions of Violence Against Women Among College Students in the US, Japan, India, Vietnam, and China.

Ted Koppel: Lights Out

Award-winning journalist and longtime “Nightline” anchor Ted Koppel spoke at the Hinckley Institute of Politics on Nov. 4 about the likelihood of a devastating cyber attack on the infrastructure of the United States.

U Geographers Help Map World Disaster

Geography associate professor Tim Edgar discusses how a team of students worked together on crowdsourced crisis mapping of the deadly earthquake in Afghanistan and Hurricane Patricia.

Utah’s Wage Gap and Discrimination

Voices for Utah Children intern Curtis Miller and economics professor Gunseli Berik discuss how fewer college degrees and discrimination against women are the root causes of the wage gap in Utah.

Beacons of Excellence Luncheon

NCVS executive director Craig Bryan was recently recognized for his excellence in providing transformative experiences to his students.

Op-ed: Utah schools deserve better than pseudo-science of ‘Pay for Success’

Political science associate professor Luke Garrott talks about Goldman Sachs' investment in Utah's social-impact bond for preschool education.
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Congratulations to anthropology professor Dennis O'Rourke for receiving a new grant from the National Science Foundation. This grant will fund his project entitled, "Collaborative Research: Birnirk prehistory and the emergence of Inupiaq Culture in Northwestern Alaska, archaeological and anthropological perspectives."
Congratulations to environmental and sustainability studies associate director Jenn Watt for receiving the Global Learning Across the Disciplines (GLAD) Grant.  Watt will use the grant for integrating global learning into the environmental and sustainability studies program.

November 30th-January 11th

Tuesday, December 1st, 2015 is Giving Tuesday.
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