Social Sciences and Education

Aerial view of the Ceibal region in Guatemala. Lasers powerful enough to penetrate the dense jungle canopy allowed archaeologists to accurately map the ground surface below. (Photo courtesy of Takeshi Inomata)
March 5, 2018
A team of archaeologists, using LiDAR and led by UA professor Takeshi Inomata, is exploring the history and spread of settlement at the ancient Maya site of Ceibal in Guatemala.
Rubin Salter Jr. talks about the early years of Tucson's Beau Brummel Club in an oral history documented by the UA Libraries. (Photo: Beau Brummel Club)
Feb. 28, 2018
Archive Tucson offers an opportunity to keep learning about black history by listening to oral histories of key African-American figures from the city's past.
Exercise selfies and other social media posts describing your engagement in physical activities might motivate some friends, while negatively affecting body image in others.
Feb. 27, 2018
The more you see your friends post about exercise on social media, the worse you might feel about your own weight, according to a new study co-authored by a UA researcher.
Students from Paraguay, Bolivia and Peru were part of the the Study of the U.S. Institute (SUSI) program at the UA. "One of the most rewarding things for us is each one of these countries now has a network of SUSI alumni who are making changes," Marcela Vásquez-León says.
Feb. 20, 2018
Through a State Department program, the UA is working with student leaders from Latin America to improve their understanding of the U.S. and expand their leadership skills.
UA students Sarah Heath Howe (far left) and Sarah Johnson (seated, second from right) meet weekly with Changemaker High School students to help them prepare for their summer trip to Japan. It will be the first time on an airplane for some of the students, like Ricardo Goodman (in the baseball cap).
Feb. 13, 2018
The College of Education is working with a Tucson charter high school on a project designed to raise awareness of cyberbullying and promote the spread of kindness online.
CESL's inaugural final ceremony for its Intensive English Program with a group of engineers from Mexico in 1970, with CESL advisor Helen Abdulaziz (left) and the center's first director, Ernestine Neff (right), holding flowers
Feb. 7, 2018
CESL has adjusted to changing international challenges and has been an engine for internationalization at the UA.
Debi Chess Mabie and Chyrl Lander on the steps of the Dunbar Pavilion. The women want the pavilion to be a gathering place for diverse voices and cultures and to increase the understanding of the historic and cultural impact of people of African descent.
Jan. 19, 2018
The Dunbar Pavilion is "one of the last remaining physical representations of the African-American community here in Tucson," according to Debi Chess Mabie.
Those with a high level of concern for the world's plants and animals are the most likely to experience stress, and even symptoms of depression, related to climate change, researchers found.
Jan. 17, 2018
While some people have little anxiety about the Earth's changing climate, others are experiencing high stress — and even depression — based on their perception.
Jeff Plevan was a committed Wildcat who enjoyed his time at the University of Arizona and his alumni activities with the New York City MetroCats.
Jan. 8, 2018
Created in memory of a devoted Wildcat, the Jeffrey B. Plevan Chair in Israel Studies will allow the UA to hire an expert on modern Israel in the Arizona Center for Judaic Studies.