Social Sciences and Education

A student in a writing course taught by Jamey Rogers (Photo: Z Saenz, SBS Tech)
March 7, 2018
A national award reflects the UA’s investments in the program — including smaller class sizes — that are designed to enhance student academic and career success.
People who say "I" and "me" a lot aren't narcissists, but there may be something else going on, UA researchers found.
March 7, 2018
People who talk a lot about themselves are not narcissists as one might expect, but may be prone to depression, anxiety and other negative emotions, UA researchers found.
Sudha Ram, a professor of management information systems, directs the UA's INSITE, a center that focuses on harnessing the power of big data to help businesses and organizations make better-informed decisions. (Photo: Bob Demers/UANews)
March 7, 2018
Sudha Ram's research tracks students' social interactions and daily routines via their CatCard usage — and leverages that information to make predictions about freshman retention. Fast Forward, a UANews series, is examining the convergence of the digital, physical and biological worlds.
"Soldiers Plundering a Farm," by Sebatian Vrancx, 1620
March 7, 2018
The UA Division for Late Medieval and Reformation Studies is marking the 400th anniversary of the start of the Thirty Years' War with a series of events on "The Miseries of War."
Science City at the Tucson Festival of Books is all about interactivity for visitors.
March 6, 2018
Attendance for the event on the UA campus, which benefits literacy programs, now exceeds 100,000, and the presenters are a who's who from literature, science and pop culture.
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.