Social Sciences and Education

Jan. 16, 2020
University of Arizona researchers hope to create an AI agent that can gather and use information about humans' social interactions in order to help teams meet their goals.
Students discussed findings from the Poverty in Tucson Field Workshop with community members, city officials and nonprofit organizers.
Jan. 9, 2020
Low-income households in Tucson are struggling with the cost of housing, according to findings presented by students from the annual Poverty in Tucson Field Workshop.
University of Arizona alumna and former faculty member Jeannette Maré founded Ben's Bells in 2003. This year, she reduced her hours with the nonprofit to return to school and study kindness in the Department of Communication. (Photo courtesy of Ben's Bells)
Dec. 16, 2019
Jeannette Maré enrolled as a doctoral student in the Department of Communication, where she will research how best to equip people to practice kindness during difficult conversations.
Nov. 20, 2019
A wildlife ecologist shares what researchers know about when, where and why snakes are scarce in the winter, and how climate might change their behavior.
Nov. 18, 2019
Researchers found that some religious people experience financial stress due, in part, to religion's demands on their time and money. Yet, others feel their religious involvement and support of their church community reduces their financial stress.
McClelland Hall
Nov. 14, 2019
In the inaugural Regents' Cup, team members will participate in rounds of civil dialogue, solutions, persuasive storytelling and Oxford-style debate, sharing true stories from personal experiences.
UArizona journalism students take part in a discussion about news reporting techniques. (Photo: FJ Gaylor)
Nov. 7, 2019
UArizona social sciences placed No. 32 in the U.S. and No. 16 among all U.S. public institutions in Times Higher Education's World University Rankings 2020 By Subject.
A NSF-funded project will evaluate the impacts of environmental variability on rural agricultural production and how this affects urban food security, and, in turn, how urban population growth affects the demand for local and regional agricultural production. (Courtesy of Tom Evans)
Nov. 5, 2019
A $1.6 million NSF grant will allow researchers to study the challenges associated with food security in urban areas prone to drought and climate variability in sub-Saharan Africa.
Nov. 5, 2019
If you're always scoring 100%, you're probably not learning anything new. A UArizona-led research team found that the "sweet spot" for learning is 85%.