College of Social and Behavioral Sciences

Elise Lopez is the inaugural director of the UA Consortium on Gender-Based Violence. (Photo: Nividita Chatani/UA College of Social and Behavioral Sciences)
March 26, 2019
The Chris and Carrie Shumway Foundation's gift will support a center that seeks to model and inspire a radical shift in the way people think about and address gender-based violence.
Chris Scott's visits to the Himalaya region now focus on both science and policy. (Photo: Courtesy of Chris Scott)
March 20, 2019
Udall Center for Studies on Public Policy Director Christopher Scott believes in the benefits of using science to inform policy and bringing policy into scientific research.
Journalism professor Kim Newton was a photojournalist based in South Korea when he snapped this photo of student protesters in 1987. That experience led to his participation in the documentary film "Witness to Democracy."
March 15, 2019
“Witnesses to Democracy” examines the pro-democracy movement in South Korea through the eyes of UA Journalism Professor Kim Newton and the mother of a slain student protester in 1987.
Just as we can savor a decadent dessert, so, too, can we savor a meaningful conversation. And the latter may be better for us.
Feb. 27, 2019
Just as we can savor a decadent dessert, so, too, can we savor a meaningful conversation. And the latter may be better for us, according to UA researcher Maggie Pitts.
Keith Allred (Photo: Anna Augustowska/UA College of SBS)
Feb. 26, 2019
Keith Allred, the new director of the UA’s National Institute for Civil Discourse, discusses how the institute plans to stem a rising tide of incivility that strains interpersonal relationships and paralyzes effective governing.
Feb. 14, 2019
The Chronicle of Higher Education has ranked the colleges that grant the most bachelor’s degrees in foreign languages, with the UA finishing among the top 10 in the nation.
In 2017, Greg Barron-Gafford's research team began growing crops beneath 9-foot solar arrays at the UA's Biosphere 2. (Photo: Bob Demers/UANews)
April 10, 2018
A project that involves growing plants beneath photovoltaic solar panels at Biosphere 2 is led by Greg Barron-Gafford in the UA School of Geography and Development.
UA journalism faculty member William Schmidt (left) interviews UA alumnus Richard Gilman about the Oscar-winning film "Spotlight." Gilman was publisher of The Boston Globe when it won a Pulitzer Prize for uncovering abuse by Catholic priests. The movie is based on the Globe's reporting.
Sept. 12, 2017
Jill Jorden Spitz, a 1989 UA journalism graduate, will talk about ethics and sourcing after Sunday's screening of "Shattered Glass," which kicks off the "Journalism on Screen" series.

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