Social Sciences and Education

Center for Arabic Study Abroad fellows at an orientation dinner. (Photo courtesy of Harvard University)
April 16, 2019
The Center for Arabic Study is finding a new home at the UA, where it will be overseen by director Sonia Shiri.
Since 2007, several international organizations have helped recover more than 8,000 artifacts looted from the National Museum of Afghanistan. Through a unique partnership, the UA is teaching Afghani students how to fight back against illegal trafficking of cultural property. (Photo: Ninaras CC BY 4.0)
April 3, 2019
Students in Afghanistan attended an online UA class developed to raise their awareness of illicit trafficking and help them protect important cultural artifacts.
April 2, 2019
Whether you bend a rod or bend the rules, the brain processes the word "bend" similarly, with the sensory motor region playing a key role, according to new UA research.
Jason Dewland and Yvonne Mery of the UA Libraries and Sidecar Learning. (Photo: Paul Tumarkin/Tech Launch Arizona)
April 1, 2019
Inventors at the UA Libraries developed a new e-learning platform for creating easy-to-build tutorials. Now, startup Sidecar Learning is taking it to the world.
Jennifer Moscato said the Underwood Family Sonoran Landscape Laboratory was a significant source of inspiration for her team's 2018 Liba Wheat Memorial-award-winning project. (Photo: Bob Demers/UANews)
March 27, 2019
In "Building a Changing World," the UA College of Architecture, Planning and Landscape Architecture's studies of the built environment include how future urban design and planning projects must work hand in hand with surrounding natural environments.
Elise Lopez is the inaugural director of the UA Consortium on Gender-Based Violence. (Photo: Nividita Chatani/UA College of Social and Behavioral Sciences)
March 26, 2019
The Chris and Carrie Shumway Foundation's gift will support a center that seeks to model and inspire a radical shift in the way people think about and address gender-based violence.
The behavior of the pupil is helping researchers understand what goes on in the brain when humans make mistakes.
March 12, 2019
When humans make certain types of mistakes, their pupils change size, UA researchers found. This may offer clues to what goes on in the brain when people make suboptimal decisions.
Television shows like Marie Kondo's "Tidying Up" have shined a spotlight on minimalism and the potential benefits of decluttering.
March 6, 2019
Sabrina Helm says the decluttering trend can be good for the environment - as long as people aren't clearing space to make way for new purchases.
Just as we can savor a decadent dessert, so, too, can we savor a meaningful conversation. And the latter may be better for us.
Feb. 27, 2019
Just as we can savor a decadent dessert, so, too, can we savor a meaningful conversation. And the latter may be better for us, according to UA researcher Maggie Pitts.

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