Social Sciences and Education

Study participants were shown faces and asked to identify the emotion. (Image: Neurobiology of Sleep and Circadian Rhythms)
March 22, 2017
When you're tired, your ability to interpret subtle expressions can begin to deteriorate, UA researchers found. But your ability to read more primitive survival-based emotions remains intact.
March 22, 2017
Some activists may be less willing to engage in protests as a result of certain legislative bills recently introduced in some states, UA professors Jennifer Earl and Toni Massaro say.
Melody Robidoux
March 20, 2017
Melody Robidoux, who is passionate about policy related to women’s rights and social justice, will fund the chair to be held by Brint Milward, director of the school.
This spring, UA instructors and graduate students are offering a reading course at the Whetstone Unit in the Arizona State Prison Complex. The participants in the course are incarcerated veterans in the "Regaining Honor” pod. (Photo courtesy of the Whetstone Unit)
March 20, 2017
The 47-year-old program is training students and faculty to help with prison writing workshops, offering an undergraduate course on prison writing and piloting an inmate reading course.
A portrait by Vasily Perov of Fyodor Dostoevsky, a popular 19th-century Russian writer
March 15, 2017
UA researcher Colleen Lucey has studied 19th-century Russian literature, finding a difference in the way authors such as Dostoevsky viewed prostitutes versus courtesans.
Ottoman camel corps at Beersheba in 1915 (Photo courtesy of the Library of Congress, licensed under Public Domain via Wikimedia Commons)
March 13, 2017
Through a biography, Benjamin Fortna tries to shed light on the Middle East during a period that witnessed the end of the Ottoman Empire and the birth of the Turkish Republic.
March 13, 2017
School of Journalism director David Cuillier was commissioned by the Knight Foundation to study the state of freedom of information today — and ways it might be improved.
March 8, 2017
The UA's Adriana Zuniga-Teran analyzed how four neighborhood designs influence residents' physical activity and well-being. Residents of traditional neighborhoods walk the most.
The Tucson Festival of Books supports organizations that work to improve literacy rates in southern Arizona. Those groups include Reading Seed, Literacy Connects and the UA's literacy outreach programs. To date, the festival has contributed more than $1.45 million to agencies that improve literacy in the community. (Photo: Jacob Chinn/UA Alumni Association)
March 6, 2017
The annual event on the UA campus is a colossus, potentially tougher to navigate than the writings of Tolstoy or Faulkner. You need a plan of attack. Here's a tip: Follow your interests, and you won't go wrong. There's plenty to like for animal lovers, foodies, science geeks, sports fans and newshounds.