College of Social and Behavioral Sciences

Seismic monitoring may improve early warnings for glacial lake outburst floods

Seismic stations may provide a real-time, remote monitoring system to give early warnings of glacial lake outburst floods that devastate downstream communities. Global warming is drastically increasing the risk of these floods.


Silencing the booming chorus

From 2007 to 2009, a yellow fever virus outbreak nearly decimated El Parque El Piñalito’s howler monkey populations. Exposure to a past virus may have aided brown howlers’ survival.


First two Maj. Brent Taylor Scholarship recipients named

Scholarship honors Taylor’s life of public service and benefits graduate students in the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences


Barbara Tanner: The well-lived life

Tanner was a community leader, humanitarian, human rights activist, philanthropist and elementary education alumna of the University of Utah.


Earliest interbreeding event between ancient human populations discovered

The new study goes back further than 23andme could have ever imagined.


Ecosystems of early human evolution

To understand the environmental pressures that shaped human evolution, scientists must first piece together the details of the ancient plant and animal communities that our fossil ancestors lived in over the past 7 million years.