Social Sciences and Education

Aug. 15, 2018
A $2.5 million National Institutes of Health Research Project Grant is funding research into the diagnosis and misdiagnosis of speech sound disorders in bilingual Latino children.
The SuicideWatch subreddit is an online space where individuals can anonymously seek and receive emotional support.
Aug. 13, 2018
An analysis of posts made by males to a subreddit for people experiencing suicidal thoughts suggests the forum may function as a safe space to receive gender-specific support.
Young people ages 15-25 who "self-select" their news are more likely to attend youth political events or protests, research shows.
Aug. 13, 2018
Young people who seek out news online on their own, rather than relying on conventional media or news articles posted on social media, are more likely to participate in political activism.
A seed grant will fund "A New Habitat for Manufactured Housing in Tucson," which hopes to create a foundation to transform Tucson’s most socially and environmentally vulnerable manufactured housing communities into healthy, sustainable and just places to live.  (Photo: Mark Kear)
Aug. 8, 2018
Projects centering on manufactured housing for low-income families and on a more balanced approach to agriculture and wildlife habitat have been selected for grants to UA researchers and community partners.
Blackfeet Burning Crow Buffalo Range, painting by Charles Marion Russell, 1905.
July 24, 2018
In a new study, researchers found that burning by indigenous hunters combined with climate variability to amplify the effects of climate on prairie fire patterns in the northern Great Plains.
July 9, 2018
People who engage in more substantive conversations are generally happier; however, small talk does not appear to be linked to unhappiness, as prior research suggested.
June 26, 2018
The new B.A. in Food Studies and B.S. in Nutrition and Food Systems will offer UA students additional opportunities to explore the interdisciplinary nature of food.
A Mixteca-style mask decorated with turquoise mosaic from the collections of the Smithsonian Institution-National Museum of the American Indian (Photo: Alyson M. Thibodeau)
June 14, 2018
Scholars have argued that the Aztec and Mixtec civilizations acquired turquoise through import from the Southwest. However, analyses reveal the true geologic source as Mesoamerica.
Elahé Omidyar Mir-Djalali
June 14, 2018
The new professor will join the School of Middle Eastern and North African Studies in the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences and will teach Persian language courses at all levels.