Brenda Bowen

How to assess a community’s resilience

A case study in a Mexican ranching village shows how communities’ resilience depends on whether the scale of their preparation matches the scale of challenges they may face.

Confronting climate change

As a tier-one research institution with a world-class health center, the U is uniquely positioned to develop new approaches to addressing climate change.

The Wasatch Front: A living lab

A new cross-campus partnership multiplies and unifies the U’s environmental observations of the Wasatch Front.


After three years as associate director of the Global Change & Sustainability Center, Bowen becomes director on July 1, leading the next era of interdisciplinary environmental and sustainability research.