Social Sciences and Education

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.
Images and data from the UA’s Mars HiRISE camera are being used to help visually impaired students gain interest in scientific exploration and study.
July 5, 2017
The National Science Foundation has awarded more than $1 million to researchers Sunggye Hong and Stephen Kortenkamp, who are designing accessible educational tools and launching a Mars-related project to encourage students with visual impairments to pursue careers in STEM.
June 21, 2017
Research has shown that how trusting a person is may depend, at least in part, on his or her genes. However, distrust does not appear to be inherited in the same way.
UA faculty members Celeste González de Bustamante and Jeannine Relly
June 15, 2017
A new study by UA researchers Jeannine Relly and Celeste González de Bustamante aims to help global policymakers respond to the killings and take collective action.
June 15, 2017
The Confluencenter for Creative Inquiry has awarded two teams of UA faculty members a total of $30,000 to initiate interdisciplinary projects focusing on border issues.
June 13, 2017
UA researchers found that fathers sing and talk more about emotions with daughters, and use more achievement-oriented language and do more roughhousing with sons.
This ceramics workshop on the Greek island of Paros was preserved beneath a modern residence. (Photo courtesy of Eleni Hasaki)
June 12, 2017
The UA's Eleni Hasaki and her collaborators created a searchable database of hundreds of Greek kiln locations, spanning nearly 5,000 years of history, to help archaeologists.
The World Language collection at Worlds of Words is located inside the classroom workshop at the UA College of Education. The collection is for research and public use.
June 6, 2017
Worlds of Words, housed in the UA College of Education, has introduced a World Language collection, which includes titles in Arabic, Korean, Swedish, Chinese and Russian. More than 300 of the new donations came directly from UA faculty members Brenda Frye and Sergey Cherkis.
UA College of Education assistant dean Sara Chavarria and Ronald Marx, dean of the college, speak to the purpose of the University's first Upward Bound program. Slated to begin in the fall, the program will help improve education access and degree attainment for low-income and first-generation students. (Photo courtesy of the office of Raúl Grijalva)
June 5, 2017
For the first time, the UA will offer the federally funded program, training low-income and first-generation students in academic preparation, field research and financial literacy.