Utah Wellbeing Project
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Alumni Spotlight: Samantha Patterson
2018 graduate Samantha Patters discusses her path to Horrocks Engineers, where she works as an Environmental Public Involvement Specialist.
USU Eastern Police Academy links to Blanding in a first-of-its-kind program
USU Eastern's Police Officer Academy graduates first class of cadets after the program's expansion to USU Blanding in a new video and hands on format that is the first-of-its-kind.
Branching Out: How the Coyote Flat Killer changed Criminal Justice
CHaSS Criminal Justice Professor is an expert on solving very cold cases.
Eddy Berry Honored With Lifetime Achievement Award
Professor Eddy Berry, Director of the graduate program in Sociology and the Director of the Yun Kim Population Lab, receives award from the Center for Women and Gender.
Giraffe Award winner Chris Gonzalez, others honored in 2019 CHaSS awards
College of Humanities and Social Sciences distributed many awards for excellence during the 2018-19 school, including Prof. Chris Gonzalez, who 'stuck his neck out' and won CHaSS's Giraffe Award
Latinx leaders share inspirational stories during lunch events
CHaSS faculty members take part in lunch series sponsored by USU's new Latinx Center, hosted by Chris Gonzalez, the center's Director and English associate professor.
Koralene Tapoof named Aggie Hero
Koralene Tapoof, sociology student at Uintah Basin Regional Campus, was named a 2018 Aggie Hero.
Faculty Present at Inclusive Excellence Symposium
Sociology and Social Work faculty members work to advance equity and inclusion at annual symposium.
Homecoming With SSWA: Rewrite "The Scotsman"
Students and faculty reimagine USU's famous song.
Gulzar H. Shah and Wu Xu Reunite at the Pop Lab Celebration
Graduates reunite at Yun Kim Population Lab 50th anniversary celebration and a week later publish an article called "Health Informatics Innovations & Applications"
Why are there fewer women CEOs? Media seek answers from two USU researchers
Sociologists Christy Glass and Management Expert Alison Cook look at what's behind recent spate of resignations of big-company CEOs who are women.
Respected population lab marks 50 years' research into the human condition
Yun Kim demography laboratory celebrates 50th anniversary with symposium
“10 Tips to Use Your Sociology Major to Land Your Dream Job”
Undergraduate Mary Briggs Ott offers interviewing advice for other sociology students.
Faculty and student research collaborations
Mehmet Soyer, Temporary Assistant Professor of Sociology, has recently helped many USU student present their original research.
From USU to CDC
Chung-won Lee completed her PhD in 2000 with a focus in demography and public health.
Alumni Spotlight: Stephanie Malin
Stephanie Malin speaks with us about her job as Assistant Professor at Colorado State University.
Alumni Spotlight: Michael Sanderson
After earning his BA and MA from USU, Michael Sanderson went on to work at the Utah Department of Health before moving to his current position in the NYC Department of Health. He shares his experience.
Faculty Spotlight: Jess Lucero
Jess Lucero, MSW Program Coordinator and Associate Professor, is recognized for her volunteer work with refugees in Cache valley.
Alumni Spotlight: Sofiya Yuvshanova
2016 graduate and Fulbright scholar, Sofiya Yuvshanova, discusses her work as a Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist at the UN.
Alumna Holly Jeffcoat
Holly Jeffcoat is named Dean of SMU Libraries.
Faculty and students present research
Students and faculty will present at the 24th International Symposium on Society and Resource Management (ISSRM).
PhD Candidate Kristen Koci
PhD candidate Kristen Koci wins best oral presentation award at the Break the Cycle of Health Disparities Conference at Emory University.
In the News: USU Alumna Wins Governor's Award for Excellence
Dr. Wu Xu is awarded the Governor’s Award for Excellence for outstanding public service.
Alumni Spotlight: Joyce Mumah
Joyce Mumah, a 2011 graduate, talks with us about her work as an Associate Research Scientist at the African Population and Health Research Center.
The Department of Sociology, Social Work, and Anthropology (SSWA) announces the creation of a new student scholarship: The Human Rights and Social Justice Ambassadorship
Information and application for Human Rights and Social Justice Ambassador.
Dr. Eric Reither has been named as Associate Dean of Research
Dr. Eric Reither was recently named as Associate Dean of Research by Joseph Ward, Dean of the College of Humanities and Social Science. Along with him, Evelyn Funda and Matthew Sanders have accepted positions as Associate Dean of Graduate Studies and Asso...
Dr. Courtney Flint was recently awarded the 2016 Natural Resources Research & Interest Group William R. Freudenburg Award of Merit
Dr. Courtney Flint was recently awarded the 2016 Natural Resources Research & Interest Group William R. Freudenburg Award of Merit at the Rural Sociological Society Meeting.
E. Helen Berry's edited book called "essential" by New York Times
E. Helen Berry's edited book, Rural Aging in 21st Century Amnerica, with Nina Glasgow, was called "essential" by the New York Times.
New Faculty Member - Gabriele Ciciurkaite
Gabriele Ciciurkaite will join our faculty in Fall 2016 after completing her PhD in Sociology at the University of Kentucky. Gabriele is a medical sociologist with research expertise in the social determinants of health, social stratification and quantit...
Visit from Dr. Mark Brennan
Dr. Mark Brennan, Professor and UNESCO Chair of Rural Community, Leadership, and Youth Development at Penn State University, visited the SSWA Department for a few days in April.
New Faculty Member - Jennifer Givens
Jennifer Givens will also be joining our faculty in Fall 2016. Prior to joining us, Jennifer was an Assistant Professor at Washington State University.
Douglas Jackson-Smith becomes the new President-Elect of RSS
Doug Jackson-Smith has been announced as the 2016-17 President-Elect of the Rural Sociological Society.