Social Sciences and Education

Elahé Omidyar Mir-Djalali
June 14, 2018
The new professor will join the School of Middle Eastern and North African Studies in the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences and will teach Persian language courses at all levels.
A Mixteca-style mask decorated with turquoise mosaic from the collections of the Smithsonian Institution-National Museum of the American Indian (Photo: Alyson M. Thibodeau)
June 14, 2018
Scholars have argued that the Aztec and Mixtec civilizations acquired turquoise through import from the Southwest. However, analyses reveal the true geologic source as Mesoamerica.
Maggie Lindsay is one of 10 students, from middle and high schools across Arizona, to take place in the UA's Project POEM, a National Science Foundation-funded program designed to motivate teens toward careers in STEM. (Photo: Bob Demers/UANews)
June 13, 2018
Visually impaired teens attended the Sky School on Mount Lemmon as part of the UA's Project POEM, a National Science Foundation initiative aimed at motivating students with visual impairments toward STEM careers. It's a special cause for principal investigator Sunggye Hong. With UANews video.
Many study participants said purchasing e-books feels more like a rental experience than actual ownership of a product.
May 23, 2018
People feel differently about owning physical books versus e-books, a UA study shows. While you might think younger consumers prefer digital, that is not actually the case. It has to do with "psychological ownership," according to associate professor Sabrina Helm.
UA student Reneé Villaman explains findings from the Poverty in Tucson Field Workshop to community members.
May 18, 2018
Low-income Tucson households are less satisfied renting and living in north and east neighborhoods, according to UA students from the Poverty in Tucson Field Workshop.
When children share musical experiences with their parents growing up, they report having better relationships with their parents as young adults, according to a new study.
May 2, 2018
Researchers found that young men and women who shared musical experiences with their parents during childhood report having better relationships with their moms and dads.
May 1, 2018
The UA was ranked in nine areas of study in the Philosophical Gourmet Report, which covers hundreds of doctorate-granting philosophy programs in the English-speaking world.
Artist's rendering of a giant ground sloth being hunted by humans. Recently discovered footprints provide the first evidence that this scenario may have occurred in North America during the late Ice Age. (Illustration: Alex McClelland/Bournemouth University)
April 30, 2018
Researchers found fossilized human footprints inside the ancient footprints of a giant ground sloth, leading them to believe a human may have stalked the animal at the end of the Ice Age.
Christina Diaz received her Ph.D. in sociology with a concentration in demography from the University of Wisconsin, Madison, in 2015. Her research interests revolve around international migration, social stratification and processes of family formation. (Photo: Anna Augustowska/College of SBS)
April 20, 2018
Sociologist Christina Diaz has received a fellowship to investigate whether the arrival of new Asian and Hispanic immigrant populations influences American mainstream culture.