Social Sciences and Education

Aug. 14, 2017
Those with higher tolerance for incivility are more likely to comment on news stories, engage in online discussions, support candidates on social media and donate to campaigns.
Aug. 9, 2017
UA researcher Morgan Johnstonbaugh looked at whether gender affects what U.S. representatives talk about on Twitter, finding that political affiliation holds much greater sway.
Mother dogs' nursing style is one factor that seems to predict their offspring's success in guide dog training. (Photo courtesy of The Seeing Eye)
Aug. 7, 2017
Much has been written on the pitfalls of being a "helicopter parent," one who insulates children from adversity rather than encouraging independence. A new study seems to back up this finding — in dogs. Doting mothers reduced their puppies' chances of completing training to become guide dogs.
Wrestler El Santo
Aug. 7, 2017
A new course this fall, taught by Luis Coronado Guel, will teach UA students about the 20th-century history and culture of Mexico by looking at icons of the country's popular culture.
Adam Hough has traveled to the German cities of Wolfenbüttel and Augsburg for his research.
Aug. 2, 2017
The annual series starts Sunday at St. Philip's in the Hills Episcopal Church in Tucson and will focus on the impact of the Protestant Reformation on women, minorities and refugees.
The UA's Environment and Natural Resources 2 building
July 26, 2017
Projects involving Tucson Village Farm, South Tucson and the Texas border city of San Elizario have been selected for grants that apply UA expertise to challenges in the community.
July 24, 2017
The topic of "fake news" has dominated the headlines, but what counts as fake news and how can it be stopped? A new report from the UA addresses those questions.
The Confluencenter for Creative Inquiry's 2017-2018 Graduate Fellows are (top row, from left) Jenna Altherr Flores, Isan Brant, Conor Elliot Fitzgerald and Brittany Singletary and (bottom row, from left) Arica Crootof, Sophia Borgias, Saleh Ahmed, Saffo Papantonopoulo and Joseph Dupris.
July 11, 2017
Members of the Confluencenter for Creative Inquiry's class for 2017-2018 are studying issues such as California's Owens Valley water conflict and human allomaternal care.
July 10, 2017
While the detrimental effects of growing up in a high-stress environment are real and well-documented, they represent only part of the picture, according to researchers.