Social Sciences and Education

A rock was inserted into the mouth of a 10-year-old to keep the deceased child from rising from the grave and spreading malaria, researchers believe. (Photo courtesy of David Pickel/Stanford University)
Oct. 11, 2018
Archaeologists found the remains of a 10-year-old child with a stone inserted into his or her mouth at a fifth-century Italian cemetery. They think the stone was meant to keep the child from rising from the dead and spreading malaria to the living.
Tucson Meet Yourself draws 120,000 attendees every year to downtown Tucson for food, music, dance, and folk arts. (Photo: Steven Meckler)
Oct. 8, 2018
The popular folklife festival Tucson Meet Yourself has a long history with the University of Arizona and is rooted in the rigorous study and practice of folklore.
Oct. 7, 2018
UA Regents' Professor Diana Liverman is one of eight U.S. authors of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change's new report on global warming.
Oct. 2, 2018
In a new book, UA communication professor Stephen Rains explores how people diagnosed with serious illnesses turn to social media, online health forums and other digital resources for help coping.
Sept. 19, 2018
This year’s free Downtown Series at the Fox Theatre will examine how humans have used music to connect, communicate, examine our surroundings and express our identities.
The Worlds of Words Collection, housed in the UA College of Education, began in 2007 and includes about 40,000 books.
Sept. 19, 2018
A $1 million gift from Kathy and Jerry Short will support the UA's Worlds of Words, the nation's largest collection of global literature for children and young adults.
In a national survey, half of teens who were born female but identified as male reported having attempted suicide.
Sept. 10, 2018
Teens who were born female but identify as male, and teens who don't identify as exclusively male or female, are most at risk for attempting suicide, according to new research.
Laura Sharp (Photo: Miles Fujimoto/UA College of Social and Behavioral Sciences)
Sept. 4, 2018
Laura Sharp is embracing the field of visual geography, from story mapping Tucson's murals to examining how fictional shows shape our understanding of the physical world.
New research suggests that single moms may not be penalized in the same way as married mothers in the workplace, perhaps because they are perceived as both the primary caregiver and primary breadwinner.
Aug. 22, 2018
Previous research has shown that mothers and fathers experience different biases at work, but a new study suggests these biases disappear for single parents.