Social Sciences and Education

Oct. 4, 2017
The fifth year of the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences series will go beyond news headlines to explore the current state of truth, trust and global relations in America.
Oct. 2, 2017
Thousands of people are hospitalized every year for dog bites, and aggressive behavior is a reason dogs end up in shelters. The UA's Evan MacLean studied the biology behind canine aggression, specifically the role of the hormones vasopressin and oxytocin. With UANews video.
Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey (left), UA student Charisse White and UA President Robert C. Robbins were on hand for the formal announcement of the Arizona Teachers Academy. (Photo courtesy of Arizona Board of Regents)
Sept. 27, 2017
The Arizona Teachers Academy, designed to bring more teachers to the state's high-needs schools, is drawing at the UA from career changers who are seeking master's degrees to enter the classroom. The new initiative began this fall at each of Arizona's three public universities.
Sept. 19, 2017
It's not always bad for children to be exposed to their parents' disagreements. Rather, it's how those disagreements are handled that really matters, according to a UA study.
This fall, Eric Plemons is teaching an undergraduate course on "Bodies in Medicine" and a graduate seminar in "Anthropology of the Body, Health and Illness."
Aug. 31, 2017
Focusing on facial feminization surgery, the UA's Eric Plemons explores how changing ideas about sex, gender and transgender are shaping trans- medicine.
Statue of Robert E. Lee in Emancipation Park in Charlottesville, Virginia
Aug. 28, 2017
In advance of a panel discussion on recent events in Charlottesville, Virginia, Susan Crane and Katie Hemphill shed light on the social and political power of monuments.
UA researchers Sudha Ram (right) and Barbara Mills (background) are leading an interdisciplinary National Science Foundation-funded project to synthesize archaeological data spanning several centuries of U.S history. (Photo: John de Dios/UANews)
Aug. 28, 2017
The interdisciplinary project, called cyberSW and led by the UA's Barbara Mills and Sudha Ram, was awarded a $1.7 million grant from the National Science Foundation. The project was one of four proposals chosen by an NSF program that supports new types of data-intensive research.
Noam Chomsky outside of Old Main at the UA. (Photo: John de Dios)
Aug. 17, 2017
Chomsky will serve as a laureate professor in the Department of Linguistics in the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences.
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.