Project Spotlight

Stories about students and faculty engaged in hands-on research

Series Explores Faculty Research in CHaSS

To help elevate the faculty who have authored books, Julia M. Gossard, associate dean of research in the College of Humanities and Social Sciences (CHaSS), created CHaSS Book Talks. This series invites faculty with recent publications to share their resea...

CHaSS Student Spotlight: Beau Jenson

Beau Jenson is a double major in history and political science who interned at the Utah State Capitol this summer. Jenson was awarded support from the Experiential Learning Fund to facilitate the internship.

USU Folklore Partners to Highlight Utah Legends

USU’s Department of English is partnering with the William G. Pomeroy Foundation to celebrate Utah’s local folklore through the Legends & Lore Marker Grant Program, which helps communities promote cultural tourism through roadside markers.

Peacebuilding Student Spotlight

Joseph Myers is the CEO of a nonprofit serving displaced communities in Afghanistan and Syria while pursuing a degree in international studies at Utah State University. Learn more about Allies2Refugees and hear how Myers is already applying what he’s lear...

Latin Lab Translates Text for International Conference

The Ancient Language Working Group or “Latin Lab”, part of the Ancient Languages and Cultures graduate program in History at Utah State University, just completed a yearslong project translating a unique, untranslated manuscript called “Heroica Eulogia” w...

CHaSS Book Talks Recognize Faculty Research

A new series was recently introduced to promote the creative work and research conducted in the college. The CHaSS Book Talk series was designed to help facilitate a more robust intellectual community among faculty, staff, and graduate students, centering...

Anthropology research awarded NSF funding

The NSF has funded a study to understand how behavioral changes affect health outcomes. Associate Professor of Cultural Anthropology, François Dengah, will conduct a three-year project looking at the impact of gender roles and family life on an individual...

Award winning railroad research

Rails East to Ogden: Utah’s Transcontinental Railroad Story,” a publication in the Bureau of Land Management’s cultural resources series, has been recognized by the U.S. Department of the Interior.

Killer Corsets

USU history student Rachel Walker’s undergraduate research project examines the narrative surrounding corsets and their effects on women’s bodies.

Women at War

This USU history grad student seeks to illuminate women’s contribution in past national conflicts. In recent years, the number of women enlisted in the United States military has increased dramatically.

Brad Hansen

Brad Hansen works full time as the Grants Contracts Coordinator for the Montana Historical Society's State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO).

Colby Townsend

Colby Townsend, a graduate of our master’s program, won the Mormon History Association prize for best thesis this year, "Rewriting Eden with the Book of Mormon: Joseph Smith and the Reception of Genesis 1-6 in Early America".

Kelli Morrill

Kelli Morrill, received a $1,000 scholarship for her winning essay "Lights, Camera, and Whistling Solos: An LDS Roadshow."

Emily Crumpton

Emily Marie Crumpton graduated from USU in 2017 with an M.A. in History. Her primary research areas included media, gender, crime, and mortality in the United States during the Progressive Era.

Hayden & Allison Griggs

Haden and Alyson met in an undergraduate history class at Utah State University in 2015 and in addition to falling in love, saw the practicality of marrying a fellow major to save on textbook costs.

Re-enacting the Marathon Charge

At the culmination of his year-long research project, Daniel Porter, a student majoring in history and minoring in classics, ran 1.3 miles wearing 73 pounds of extra weight distributed across his body to replicate a set of ancient Greek armor and spear.