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Inside Research at Utah State University

At Utah State University’s Sunrise Sessions, faculty and students share their research with alumni, community and business leaders from the Salt Lake area. Held quarterly in downtown Salt Lake City, these early-morning presentations detail how USU research is addressing pressing issues such as the obesity epidemic and hearing loss in children. All are invited to attend these events at no charge thanks to generous sponsorship by Regence Blue Cross Blue Shield.

Sunrise Sessions are free to the public! Let us know you know you’re coming by clicking the button above. We’ll make sure to save you a seat, and don’t forget: free breakfast.

Dr. Brian Higginbotham is the Associate Vice President for USU Extension and a Professor in the Department of Family, Consumer, and Human Development. He directs family-life Extension programs that promote healthy relationships. He also administers Utah’s legislated online Divorce Orientation course. His Utah Marriage Handbook is used in schools throughout Utah and is distributed by many county clerks. Dr. Higginbotham’s programs and resources have attracted more than $12 million in supporting grants, yielded over 40 academic articles, garnered multiple awards for excellence, and have extended USU’s family-life resources to every county in the state.

Relationship Education: Skills for Couples, Parents and Stepfamilies

Relationships can be a blessing or a curse. Fortunately, any relationship can be enhanced with the right knowledge, attitude, and skills – which are fostered through relationship education programs. Dr. Higginbotham has created one of the largest research-based relationship education initiatives in the country with programs for those who are single, dating, married, remarried, or divorced. With courses like Smart Steps for Stepfamilies, Parenting with Love and Logic, and How to Avoid Falling for a Jerk/Jerkette, he reaches tens of thousands of relationships while concurrently researching how, when, and why these programs are most effective.

Brian Higginbotham
06 Feb
7:30 am Little America Hotel
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Past Presentations

Victor Lee
08 Oct
7:30 am Little America Hotel
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Engaging Bodies and Minds in K-12 Education
Merideth Ferguson
08 Oct
7:30 am Little America Hotel
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You Can't Leave It at the Office: Fallout from Toxic Workplace Environments
Shawn Fisher
08 Oct
7:30 am Little America Hotel
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Through the Eyes of the Audience: A Theatre Artist's Measure of Success
Susannah French
22 Apr
7:30 am Little America Hotel
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Town and Country Reptiles: How Animals Respond to a Changing Environment.

About Sunrise Sessions

 

At Utah State University’s Sunrise Sessions, faculty and students share their research with alumni, community and business leaders. These early-morning presentations are held quarterly in the Salt Lake area. This no charge event is brought to you by the Office of Research and Graduate Studies and Advancement.

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Sponsorship

 
We would like to thank our sponsor Regence BlueCross BlueShield for making it all possible.