political science

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.


HUMANS OF THE U: JESSAKA NAKAI

“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.”


MELDING PERSPECTIVES, FINDING SOLUTIONS

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


THE PRICE OF RICE

Do food products that are certified organic, kosher, biodynamic, etc. cost more? And if so, do grocery chains make these higher-priced food products equally available across different communities?


HUMANS OF THE U: LEIGH ANN, ALISON, HANNAH AND HALIE

“I just graduated with three of my daughters last week. I went back to school after graduating 27 years ago with an associate degree in nursing.”


MEET SHERRIE HAYASHI

Sherrie Hayashi joined the U two months ago as the Title IX coordinator and director of the Office for Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action.


Politics and performance

Cynthia Chen, an honors music major with an emphasis in flute performance and a minor in political science, has masterfully found a way to combine her love of music performance and drive for social and cultural activism.


2016 FULBRIGHT SCHOLARS

Four U students to travel across the globe teaching English, entering a master’s program and conducting research.