Magellan Circle Annual Celebration Reception

Please join Dean John Paul Jones III and the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences for the annual Magellan Circle reception on Wednesday, April 18, 2018 at 5:30 p.m. at Hacienda Del Sol.

You won’t want to miss this year’s reception! Enjoy hors d’oeuvres and drinks while mingling with fellow Magellan Circle members in the historic Hacienda Del Sol courtyard. Explore interactive displays featuring an intriguing array of SBS projects.

The cost for the Magellan Circle reception is $60. Attendees can purchase tickets online.

For additional information, please contact Oona Feddis at 520.626.0218 or

Here’s a sneak peek at the SBS exhibits:

Improving Community Wellbeing
This exhibit showcases the work of SIROW, the Southwest Institute for Research on Women, to address social inequities and improve community wellbeing. You can test your knowledge about your community and experience an interactive activity SIROW uses to discourage adolescents from using alcohol and other drugs.

Seeing What You Say: My Tongue Looks Like That??!!
How we articulate speech sounds is central to the study of spoken language. Ultrasound provides a real-time, non-invasive view of the tongue moving in your mouth. Stop by the Department of Linguistics’ table and try it out! See the differences in your tongue position for different vowels (e.g. in seat vs. sat vs. suit) and consonants (are the "k"s the same in keep and coop?).

Playful, Interactive Technologies
Join Lila and Ren Bozgeyikli, both assistant professors in the iSchool, as they share their work on human-computer interactions. Lila will present her recent work, including how virtual reality technologies can support an improved lifestyle, as well as her students’ works on teaching STEM concepts through playful mobile prototypes. Ren will showcase his work on enhanced virtual reality interactions and share video games developed by his students.

Journalists Under Attack Around the World
Violence against journalists is on the rise in many parts of the world. At this exhibit, you can learn more about who is killing the messengers and meet faculty from the School of Journalism and the Center for Border and Global Journalism who are examining this issue in the Middle East and in Latin America, and find out how they are training the next generation of reporters.

The Mt. Lykaion Excavation and Survey Project
Archaeologists in the UA School of Anthropology have been leading an excavation at the Sanctuary of Zeus on Mt. Lykaion in the Peloponnese, Greece, since 2004 in a collaborative project with the Greek Ministry of Culture. At this exhibit, you will learn more about the "birthplace of Zeus," and how the astonishing results are changing the way we understand the very origins and development of ancient Greek ritual and religion.

A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words: Visual Propaganda in the Reformation Era
The purpose of propaganda, be it modern or historical, is to paint a simple, black-and-white picture of the world. Join the Division for Late Medieval and Reformation Studies to interact with propaganda from the Reformation era and explore the shared visual language that made images effective five hundred years ago.