Social Sciences and Education

A journalist (far right) with the news organization Rajasthan Patrika is pictured with law students from the Utthan Legal Aid and Service Organization, a nongovernmental organization in Jodhpur, India. The organization promotes use of the RTIA among college students; students contribute pocket money to hold RTIA workshops and to do legal work related to the RTIA.
Dec. 14, 2018
Journalists are often assumed to be the biggest utilizers of freedom-of-information legislation, but new research led by UA journalism professor Jeannine Relly found that collaborations between journalists, social activists and civil-society organizations were essential to the success of creating a right-to-information agenda in India.
Dec. 4, 2018
Research shows that when women believe more men are becoming stay-at-home dads, they are more likely to imagine themselves as the financial providers for their future families.
Parents should give their kids hands-on experience with money when they are still monitoring them and when stakes are low, a new study suggests.
Nov. 27, 2018
Providing children with hands-on experience with money is essential to preparing them for financial success, suggests a study by UA doctoral student Ashley LeBaron.
Brick-and-mortar stores remain an important part of our social fabric, with many consumers associating them with personal and societal benefits in addition to goods and services, according to a new study led by the University of Arizona.
Nov. 13, 2018
The majority of consumers think the extinction of brick-and-mortar stores would be bad for society, according to a new UA-led study that explores consumers' perceptions of today's transforming retail environment.
Scott Brill, CEO of Language Canvas and former research engineer with the UA Critical Languages Program. (Photo: Paul Tumarkin/Tech Launch Arizona)
Nov. 9, 2018
Since 1996, the University of Arizona Critical Languages Program in the College of Humanities has been developing interactive multimedia systems for less commonly taught foreign languages. To expand the impact of these expert-designed courses, the UA has licensed 13 of the courses to startup Language Canvas, which is taking them forward and making them available to schools, programs, and individual learners everywhere.
Comanche artist Jhane Myers and archaeologist Severin Fowles, featured in the series "Native America," search the Rio Grande Gorge for an ancient Comanche tipi encampment. UA anthropologist Lindsay Montgomery, who also is featured in the series, has studied hundreds of Comanche rock art images in this gorge. (Photo: Courtesy of Providence Pictures)
Nov. 7, 2018
Lindsay Montgomery is featured in an episode of a four-part PBS series that looks at Native American history and traditions across 15,000 years. "Native America" premieres on Nov. 13.
Valerie Shirley
Nov. 6, 2018
The U.S. Department of Education grant will double the number of Native American students in the UA Indigenous Teacher Education Project.
Shelby Smith was matched with her assistance dog Picasso through the nonprofit Canine Companions for Independence. UA researcher Evan MacLean is looking for ways to help organizations like Canine Companions identify promising assistance dogs sooner. (Photo: Bob Demers/UANews)
Oct. 25, 2018
Testing dogs' cognitive abilities might help predict which dogs will be most successful in various working roles, according to new research by Evan MacLean, director of the Arizona Canine Cognition Center.
Foreign Language and Area Studies fellowships help fund summer study abroad programs such as “Arizona in Jordan” through the UA Center for Middle Eastern Studies. Students are required to live with Jordanian host families, which reinforces the language acquisition happening in the classroom. (Photo: Christian Sinclair)
Oct. 25, 2018
Title VI grants from the U.S. Department of Education support teaching, research and outreach on critical world regions and languages and help the UA prepare students to thrive in a globalized world.