SBS In The News

Interview with Author and UA English Professor Fenton Johnson
Friday, January 22, 2016 - 4:15pm

By: Adam al-Sirgany, M.F.A. in Creative Writing from the UA, Class of 2015

Fenton Johnson, a professor in the UA Department of English in the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences, will...

The UA’s International Security Studies Program Expands into the Middle East
Friday, January 22, 2016 - 12:35pm

This week, as more than 30 UA alumni from several Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) member nations visit the University of Arizona, two international MOU (Memoranda of Understanding) agreements were...

UA Receives NEH Grant To Help Create Hub for Southwest-Focused Humanities
Thursday, January 14, 2016 - 3:32pm

The National Endowment of the Humanities (NEH) recently awarded the University of Arizona Southwest Center (SWC), housed in the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences, a $500,000 challenge...

College of SBS at the Tucson Festival of Books!
Thursday, January 14, 2016 - 11:42am

The College of Social and Behavioral Sciences (SBS) is proud to announce its sponsorship of the 2016 Tucson Festival of Books, held on March 12-13 at the UA campus. This partnership not only...

Obama Appoints UA Doctoral Candidate to Humanities Council
Tuesday, January 12, 2016 - 9:35am

President Barack Obama announced his nomination of University of Arizona graduate student Shelly C. Lowe (Diné) — months after the White House gave her cousin and fellow Wildcat a "Champions of...

UA Shakespeare Scholars Enrich UA First Folio Exhibit
Thursday, January 7, 2016 - 2:00pm

Four hundred years after Shakespeare's death, his characters are timeless and familiar, from wide-eyed Miranda to grim Macbeth. But how do we know about Shakespeare's plays in the first place? For...

Preview of Global Human Rights Direct Website
Friday, December 18, 2015 - 2:21pm

Show & Tell @ Playground: Wednesday, Jan. 13
Global Human Rights Direct
Preview an activist website
6 p.m.-7:30 p.m.

It doesn’t take more than a quick...

Family History
Thursday, December 17, 2015 - 12:21pm

After high school, Ben Hesketh followed his brother, Matt, who was three years older, to the UA. At the end of his freshman year, Ben still hadn’t decided on a major. Maybe history, which he had...

A Wonderful Romance
Thursday, December 17, 2015 - 9:46am

Everlasting love inspired Frank DeFazio to create a scholarship for talented new English teachers.

One day in 2007, Frank DeFazio shot awake at 2 a.m. He suddenly knew what he must do to...

UA College of Social and Behavioral Sciences Launches New Center for Regional Food Studies
Friday, December 11, 2015 - 12:15pm

From agricultural sciences to folklore, cutting-edge nutrition to ancient food systems, UA researchers have a long history of researching, documenting and promoting the borderland culinary...

SBS Advisory Council Promotes Holiday Giving
Thursday, December 10, 2015 - 3:34pm

Over the past few weeks, Shayna Walker could barely open her office door as boxes piled up with donations. 

Walker was thrilled by the clutter. Walker, program coordinator for the...

Embracing Uncertainty
Monday, December 7, 2015 - 11:07am

By: Amer Taleb, Magellan Circle Scholar and UA journalism alumnus, class of 2015
Essay published in the 2015-2016 issue of SBS Developments magazine.

“Yes or No?”

It’s hard to...

UA Delegation to Attend Climate Conference
Wednesday, November 25, 2015 - 1:27pm

Led by UA geographer Diana Liverman, with funding from the Agnese Nelms Haury Program in Environment and Social Justice, a UA delegation will travel to Paris to participate in a highly anticipated...

UA Professors Provide Context, Perspective on Terrorism
Thursday, November 19, 2015 - 9:02am

Recent events in Paris have prompted a number of questions, including these: Why has global terrorism advanced so quickly? What part does religion play? And what actions should the United...

UA Receives Grant to Provide Arabic Language Training to ROTC Students
Tuesday, November 17, 2015 - 6:11pm

The University of Arizona has received a $500,000 grant to extend its Arabic language program for ROTC students for another year. The program is funded through Project Global Officer, known as...


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