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New Publication: Black-White Disparities in 2009 H1N1 Vaccination among Adults in the United States: A Cautionary Tale for the COVID-19 Pandemic

New Publication: Black-White Disparities in 2009 H1N1 Vaccination among Adults in the United States: A Cautionary Tale for the COVID-19 Pandemic

01/25/2021

A new publication from USU Sociology's Dr. Eric Reither and Dr. Sojung Lim highlights black-white disparities for the vaccine during the 2009 H1N1 pandemic and what that means for the COVID-19 pandemic.

Utah, How Are You?

Utah, How Are You?

12/19/2020

When one first encounters the Utah Wellbeing Survey Project, it's only natural to assume that the data collection and analysis orchestrated by Utah State University sociologist Courtney Flint is something done in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Newest Publications from Sociology Faculty

Newest Publications from Sociology Faculty

08/10/2020

See the newest research from our very own Sociology faculty members, Courtney Flint, Jennifer Givens, and Guadalupe Marquez-Velarde

Dr. Eddy Berry

Eddy Berry named winner of 2020 National ESS Excellence in Multistate Research Award

07/22/2020

The National Excellence in Multistate Research Award recognizes experiment station scientists who are conducting exemplary research and outreach efforts across multiple states.

Systematic Methods for Analyzing Culture: A Practical Guide – New Book by François Dengah

Systematic Methods for Analyzing Culture: A Practical Guide – New Book by François Dengah

01/28/2021

USU Anthropology and SSWA for happy to announce a new book published by one of our very own anthropology faculty members, François Dengah, titled Systematic Methods for Analyzing Culture: A Practical Guide.

New Publication: Black-White Disparities in 2009 H1N1 Vaccination among Adults in the United States: A Cautionary Tale for the COVID-19 Pandemic

New Publication: Black-White Disparities in 2009 H1N1 Vaccination among Adults in the United States: A Cautionary Tale for the COVID-19 Pandemic

01/25/2021

A new publication from USU Sociology's Dr. Eric Reither and Dr. Sojung Lim highlights black-white disparities for the vaccine during the 2009 H1N1 pandemic and what that means for the COVID-19 pandemic.

$3.5 Million Gift to Utah State Will Accelerate Cutting Edge Mind-Body Wellness Work

$3.5 Million Gift to Utah State Will Accelerate Cutting Edge Mind-Body Wellness Work

01/12/2021

A generous gift of $3.5 million from Stanley H. Block, M.D., and his wife, Carolyn Bryant Block, strengthens the I-System Institute for Transdisciplinary Studies and makes possible the first named professorship for the Social Work program.

Utah, How Are You?

Utah, How Are You?

12/19/2020

When one first encounters the Utah Wellbeing Survey Project, it's only natural to assume that the data collection and analysis orchestrated by Utah State University sociologist Courtney Flint is something done in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

December Publications Release

December Publications Release

12/07/2020

Read about the latest publications from USU Sociology faculty – featuring publications from Jennifer Givens and Guadalupe Marquez-Velarde.

November Publications Release

November Publications Release

11/23/2020

Latest publications from USU Sociology faculty and graduate students

Utah prison inmates, families despair as COVID-19 spreads in prison - Deseret News

Utah prison inmates, families despair as COVID-19 spreads in prison - Deseret News

11/20/2020

Utah State - Kaysville MSW student featured in Deseret News article about COVID-19 situation in Utah's prisons. Photo by Spenser Heaps.

USU Anthropologists Receive Funding to Study Water Heritage in the Mountain West

USU Anthropologists Receive Funding to Study Water Heritage in the Mountain West

10/09/2020

Molly Boeka Cannon and Anna Cohen, along with their research assistants, have received funding to study Water Heritage in the Mountain West.

USU Museum of Anthropology Awarded $74,000 for Collections Care

USU Museum of Anthropology Awarded $74,000 for Collections Care

09/16/2020

Utah State University’s Museum of Anthropology receives $74,464 in grant funding from the U.S. Department of the Interior to sustain ongoing care for archaeological collection

September Publications Release

September Publications Release

09/10/2020

Read the newest publications from sociology faculty from September 2020

Newest Publications from Sociology Faculty

Newest Publications from Sociology Faculty

08/10/2020

See the newest research from our very own Sociology faculty members, Courtney Flint, Jennifer Givens, and Guadalupe Marquez-Velarde

Eddy Berry named winner of 2020 National ESS Excellence in Multistate Research Award

Eddy Berry named winner of 2020 National ESS Excellence in Multistate Research Award

07/22/2020

The National Excellence in Multistate Research Award recognizes experiment station scientists who are conducting exemplary research and outreach efforts across multiple states.

USU Sociology's Courtney Flint appointed to national committee

USU Sociology's Courtney Flint appointed to national committee

07/22/2020

Courtney Flint has been appointed to a national committee by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine.

Social Work Professor Jump Norman Receives Annual Mentorship Award

Social Work Professor Jump Norman Receives Annual Mentorship Award

07/07/2020

Vonda Jump Norman says a big part of mentoring is helping students realize that everyone struggles at one time or another, and that it's alright to ask for help.

Four-year sociology degree now available online

Four-year sociology degree now available online

06/22/2020

Sociology bachelor's degrees and criminal justice emphasis now available entirely online

SSWA faculty contribute to local discussion on health disparities in current crisis

SSWA faculty contribute to local discussion on health disparities in current crisis

06/09/2020

Dr. Guadalupe Marquez-Velarde discusses the effects of COVID-19 on Utah's Hispanic or Latinx population for Utah Public Radio

USU's Department of Public Safety Hires New Investigator and Victim Advocate

USU's Department of Public Safety Hires New Investigator and Victim Advocate

06/08/2020

SSWA’s Sexual Assault and Anti-Violence Information Office (SAAVI) obtains grant to fund Victim Advocate

Dr. Guadalupe Marquez-Velarde explains racial health disparities and COVID-19

Dr. Guadalupe Marquez-Velarde explains racial health disparities and COVID-19

05/21/2020

Video: Dr. Guadalupe Marquez-Velarde discusses racial health disparities and COVID-19 with the fellows at the Berkman Klein Center for Internet and Society at Harvard University.

A Message to 2020 Grads from the SSWA Department Head

A Message to 2020 Grads from the SSWA Department Head

05/15/2020

SSWA Department Head Derrik Tollefson gives his congratulations to 2020 department graduates in the face of difficult circumstances.

USU Sociology's Dr. Mehmet Soyer named Undergraduate Mentor of the Year
Anthropologist: Successful communities need smart, and empathetic, members

Anthropologist: Successful communities need smart, and empathetic, members

04/24/2020

USU anthropologist Jacob Freeman answers the question: Do communities flourish more when composed of very smart people — or a more emphatic people?

Two USU social work students create resources sheet for people stuck in social isolation | Social Work

Two USU social work students create resources sheet for people stuck in social isolation

04/23/2020

USU social work students create resources for individuals in social isolation while stuck in the COVID-19 pandemic.

Mind-Body Bridging®: A Bridge to Self Discovery

Mind-Body Bridging®: A Bridge to Self Discovery

04/16/2020

Donor’s gift establishing the I-System Institute for Mind-Body Bridging will help therapy clients find their answers within themselves

USU Interfaith Fellows share inspirational messages in a time of COVID-19 anxieties
Research by Sociology Ph.D. Student and Faculty Featured in New York Magazine

Research by Sociology Ph.D. Student and Faculty Featured in New York Magazine

04/08/2020

Research done by Sociology Ph.D. student (Max Roberts) and faculty (Drs. Eric Reither and Sojung Lim) is featured in New York Magazine for its implications for COVID-19 Pandemic.

Make the Most of Uncertain Times by Creating Memories with Kids, says Social Worker

Make the Most of Uncertain Times by Creating Memories with Kids, says Social Worker

04/08/2020

Social worker Vonda Jump Norman says creative activities during these uncertain times build good memories that will last a child's lifetime.

Exhibit of early 20th-century editorial cartoons illustrates suffragist ideals

Exhibit of early 20th-century editorial cartoons illustrates suffragist ideals

06/28/2019

USU's Museum of Anthropology hosts "Women Speaking to Women: The Political Art of Nina Allender," an exhibit of the political cartoons Allender created for The Suffragist, a magazine published by the National Women's Party from 1913-1920. The exhibit cont...

Giraffe Award winner Chris Gonzalez, others honored in 2019 CHaSS awards

Giraffe Award winner Chris Gonzalez, others honored in 2019 CHaSS awards

03/29/2019

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

Anthro professor creates support group as safe space for religious discussion

Anthro professor creates support group as safe space for religious discussion

02/13/2019

Anthropology Professor Bonnie Glass-Coffin says the Interfaith Initiative has launched a new support group on campus to help students improve their mental health by discussing their religious identities.

Blanding exhibit reveals hard life, contribution of Chinese rail laborers

Blanding exhibit reveals hard life, contribution of Chinese rail laborers

02/11/2019

A new exhibit at Utah State University-Blanding focuses on the tens of thousands of Chinese immigrants who labored to bring the transcontinental race to a finish line at Promontory Point in Box Elder County. “Tunnels, Trestles, Track,” now open through A...

Latinx leaders share inspirational stories during lunch events

Latinx leaders share inspirational stories during lunch events

02/01/2019

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 named Aggie Hero

11/13/2018

Koralene Tapoof, sociology student at Uintah Basin Regional Campus, was named a 2018 Aggie Hero.

Faculty Present at Inclusive Excellence Symposium

Faculty Present at Inclusive Excellence Symposium

11/08/2018

Sociology and Social Work faculty members work to advance equity and inclusion at annual symposium.

Homecoming With SSWA: Rewrite "The Scotsman"

Homecoming With SSWA: Rewrite "The Scotsman"

11/06/2018

Students and faculty reimagine USU's famous song.

Gulzar H. Shah and Wu Xu Reunite at the Pop Lab Celebration

Gulzar H. Shah and Wu Xu Reunite at the Pop Lab Celebration

11/01/2018

Graduates reunite at Yun Kim Population Lab 50th anniversary celebration and a week later publish an article called "Health Informatics Innovations & Applications"

“10 Tips to Use Your Sociology Major to Land Your Dream Job”

“10 Tips to Use Your Sociology Major to Land Your Dream Job”

09/06/2018

Undergraduate Mary Briggs Ott offers interviewing advice for other sociology students.

Faculty and student research collaborations

Faculty and student research collaborations

08/30/2018

Mehmet Soyer, Temporary Assistant Professor of Sociology, has recently helped many USU student present their original research.

From USU to CDC

From USU to CDC

08/21/2018

Chung-won Lee completed her PhD in 2000 with a focus in demography and public health.

Anthropology Students Find Significant Artifacts

Anthropology Students Find Significant Artifacts

08/09/2018

Richard Olsen leads two assistants and eight students on an archaeological field school to Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument.

Stephanie Malin thrives at CSU

Stephanie Malin thrives at CSU

07/26/2018

Stephanie Malin speaks with us about her job as Assistant Professor at Colorado State University.

Found an artifact on your hiking trail? Love it, and leave it

Found an artifact on your hiking trail? Love it, and leave it

06/29/2018

When you come across artifacts on the trail, leave it in place. And, oh, that old sliver of purple glass? It’s an artifact, too.

Holly Jeffcoat named Dean of SMU Libraries

Holly Jeffcoat named Dean of SMU Libraries

06/12/2018

Jeffcoat graduated with an M.S. in sociology before earning her M.A. in library science at Arizona State University.

Jess Lucero recognized for work with refugees

Jess Lucero recognized for work with refugees

06/08/2018

Jess Lucero, MSW Program Coordinator and Associate Professor, is recognized for her volunteer work with refugees in Cache valley.

Faculty and students present research

Faculty and students present research

06/07/2018

Students and faculty will present at the 24th International Symposium on Society and Resource Management (ISSRM).

Kristen Koci wins prestigious award

Kristen Koci wins prestigious award

06/06/2018

PhD candidate Kristen Koci wins best oral presentation award at the Break the Cycle of Health Disparities Conference at Emory University.

Alumna Wins Governor's Award for Excellence

Alumna Wins Governor's Award for Excellence

06/06/2018

Dr. Wu Xu is awarded the Governor’s Award for Excellence for outstanding public service.

Joyce Mumah discusses her position at APHRC

Joyce Mumah discusses her position at APHRC

06/05/2018

Joyce Mumah, a 2011 graduate, talks with us about her work as an Associate Research Scientist at the African Population and Health Research Center.

Michael Sanderson at NYC Department of Health

Michael Sanderson at NYC Department of Health

06/04/2018

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.

Sofiya Yuvshanova discusses life after USU

Sofiya Yuvshanova discusses life after USU

06/01/2018

2016 graduate and Fulbright scholar, Sofiya Yuvshanova, discusses her work as a Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist at the UN.