political science

How do politics and perceived risk affect vaccination willingness?

A pre-COVID study explores how we perceive disease risk.

What is sedition? What’s the 25th Amendment?

Questions abound in the wake of violence at the Capitol. Political scientist James Curry offers some answers.

U professor shows which states have strict or lenient voting rights laws

States’ laws regarding ballot counting, mail-in voting, early voting and voter ID requirements vary widely.

Statement regarding student complaint

College and department leaders respond to a student complaint and messages of concern.

Mail-in voting 101

How, when and why to vote by mail.

Getting past the politics of face coverings

Political scientist Phillip Singer explains why the politicization of public health measures is nothing new, and how to view wearing face coverings as a compassionate act.

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

Three men and two women stand against a backdrop holding clear glass awards.

College of Social and Behavioral Sciences honors alumni

For the college’s 50th anniversary, it honored an alum from each of the past five decades.


“After graduating, I want to help build a better bridge and provide a voice for my home community. We are one of the original groups of Utah Navajos and, a lot of times when it comes to issues we face in our community, our voices get drowned out by groups off the reservation.”


Society, Water and Climate Research Group melds scientific perspectives toward finding sustainable water solutions in a changing world.