Social Sciences and Education

A higher diversity of fresh foods reaching the tables of poor families can help correct chronic deficiencies in micro-nutrients and antioxidants that plague so called “food deserts” or neighborhoods with high levels of food insecurity due to their poor access to affordable vegetables and fruits.
Dec. 13, 2017
A UA report shows that Tucson is one of the top U.S. cities in its high diversity of edible plants affordably accessed, grown and eaten as a means to reduce food insecurity.
Kacey Seeloff photographs Stephanie Norton, a zookeeper at Tucson's Reid Park Zoo, during an enrichment session with Nico the giant anteater. Giant anteaters from South America are on the endangered species list. The zoo works with specialists from the Association of Zoos and Aquariums to ensure proper breeding practices of the zoo's mascot animal. (Photo courtesy of John de Dios)
Dec. 11, 2017
"A Modern Zoo," a short documentary made by a science journalism class of 18 students, explains how animal welfare, conservation and education are all important to today's zoos. Reporting on such efforts at Tucson's Reid Park Zoo was the focus of the class.
"Language universals" refers to the commonalities that occur across many different human languages.
Dec. 4, 2017
For years, researchers have been interested in the similarities seen across human languages. Those may stem from the brain's preference for efficient information processing.
Illustrations of the first Thanksgiving often are historically inaccurate, such as this 1932 painting by Jean Leon Gerome Ferris. The outfits the Pilgrims are shown wearing are wrong, and the Wampanoag did not wear feathered war bonnets, nor would they have been sitting on the ground. (Photo: Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division)
Nov. 20, 2017
As part of Native American History Month, UA professor Ronald Trosper gave a presentation about "The Real Meaning of Thanksgiving." For many Native Americans, he said, the day serves as a reminder of settler colonialism — and a history that is rarely told in its entirety.
Nov. 20, 2017
David Soren is well-known and loved in Italy's Umbria region, where he has worked on projects for more than 30 years. Now an olive named for him will be marketed internationally.
A field shot of people in the World Bank’s women's anti-poverty program in India (Photo: Nammu Hassan)
Nov. 7, 2017
The event invites discussion on the implications of the 2017 World Development Report. The World Bank plays a vital role in setting the agenda for international development discourse.
Nov. 7, 2017
Through its real-world, action-oriented curriculum, the UA’s new Human Rights Practice Program — one of the first of its kind — will train students from around the world.
Nov. 6, 2017
While social skills deficits have been linked to mental health woes, the UA's Chris Segrin has found that those who struggle in social situations experience more stress and loneliness.
Oct. 31, 2017
Involving experts from the UA and the community, the weekend conference will address a number of complex issues and launch the Consortium on Gender-Based Violence.