CSBS The Social Life Monthly

Featured Events

Degrees to Everywhere
A Panel Event

Date: Tuesday, October 27th, 2015
Time: 12:00 - 1:00 PM
Location: Hinckley Caucus Room (OSH 255)
Guest Speakers: 
  • Representative Rebecca Chavez-Houck, Utah Democratic Whip, District 24
  • Mayor Robert Dahle, Holladay
  • Mayor Ben McAdams, Salt Lake County
  • Jen Seelig, former Utah State Legislature Representative, District 23
  • Mike  Zuhl, Government and Public Affairs Director, R & R Partners

Geography Awareness Week
November 16-20th, 2015

Wild & Scenic Film Festival

Date: Wednesday, November 18th, 2015
Time: 6:00-9:30 PM
Location: Utah Museum of Fine Arts
$10 for Students
$15 for Non-students
Click here to purchase tickets

Intergenerational Poverty in Utah:
Recent Findings from Department of Workforce Services 2015 Report 


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


Distracted Driving Rates High for Most Devices

Psychology professor David Strayer and research assistant Joel Cooper released a new study that shows it can take up to 27 seconds to regain full attention after issuing voice commands on devices.

Howler Monkeys and Sex Tactics

Anthropology professor Leslie Knapp's latest research suggests that male howler monkeys have evolved two sex tactics to pass on their genes.

Climate Change and Birth Weight

According to a new study by geography professor Kathryn Grace, climate change is negatively affecting birth weights in Africa. 

Ancient Babies Boost Bering Land Bridge Layover

Anthropology professor Dennis O'Rourke recently released a study that links many Native Americans to infants buried in Alaska 11,500 years ago.   

Native Communities Across North America Lack Access To Clean Water

Political science professor Dan McCool discusses the struggle many native communities face to get clean water.

FCS Professor Receives Book Award

FCS and ethnic studies professor Armando Solorzano's book, "We Remember, We Celebrate, We Believe; Recuerdo, Celebracion, y Esperanza: Latinos in Utah" was awarded Meritorious Book of the Year by the Utah Division of State History and the Utah Historical Society.

LSA Extends Travel Grants Deadline

The Law and Society Association invites CSBS faculty and graduate students to apply for a travel grant to attend this year's annual meeting in New Orleans. 

Becker TV Ad: McAdams on Biskupski’s Vision and Leadership

Political science professor Tim Chambless suggests that the television advertisement featuring Mayor Ben McAdams is negative, personal, and could potentially backfire.
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Congratulations Dennis Wei from geography on being awarded a Ford Foundation grant. Wei and his team will study spatial inequality in China to raise awareness of the uneven effects of reforms in China and promote more equitable and sustainable development and urbanization.

October 27th-December 7th

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