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Fostering Compassion for the Environment
Tuesday, April 4, 2017 - 4:32pm

During the month of April, people hear a fair amount about the environment. Earth Day is on April 22. And this year – in response to recent political actions that have prompted heightened concern...

Martin Luther and Education Reform
Tuesday, April 4, 2017 - 9:39am

While most people recognize Martin Luther’s role in sparking the Protestant Reformation, not many know about his advocacy of education for all children, including girls.

One pamphlet that...

Recent UA MFA Creative Writing Grad Wins Prestigious Whiting Award
Monday, April 3, 2017 - 2:58pm

This March, recent University of Arizona MFA alumnus Francisco Cantú  received the prestigious Whiting Award, a $50,000...

UA Wins NEH Grant to "Tribesource" Historic Films
Wednesday, March 29, 2017 - 9:33am

National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) Supports Native Narration of Midcentury Classroom Films

A University of Arizona project to repurpose midcentury non-Hollywood educational films...

UA Journ Professor Tapped for Film, Thanks to His 1987 Photo
Tuesday, March 28, 2017 - 12:07pm

A photo Kim Newton took during the South Korean democracy movement in 1987 still resonates in that country — so much that the University of Arizona School of Journalism faculty member was...

Are Public Protests in Jeopardy? Trends Indicate They Could Be
Tuesday, March 28, 2017 - 12:05pm

Officials in states including Georgia, Michigan, Oregon and Arizona have been pushing legislation recently that would restrain a person's ability to freely engage in certain protest tactics and...

Roshan Institute Assistant Professor in Persian and Iranian Studies Selected
Tuesday, March 21, 2017 - 8:48am

Thanks to a grant from Roshan Cultural Heritage Institute, the University of Arizona has hired Austin O'Malley, a new faculty member in Persian Studies to be housed in the School of Middle Eastern...

Three World-renowned Scholars Discuss the Art and Science of Mindfulness and Compassion
Wednesday, March 8, 2017 - 10:07am

A symposium and benefit reception for the University of Arizona Center for Compassion Studies hosted by the Arizona Friends of Tibet will gather three world-renowned...

Don't Miss the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences at the Tucson Festival of Books
Thursday, March 2, 2017 - 10:26am

It's almost time for the 2017 Tucson Festival of Books, held March 11-12 at the University of Arizona, which presents book lovers with a dizzying...

For Threatened Coffee Crops, Tree Rings May Offer Answers
Wednesday, March 1, 2017 - 8:59am

Coffee and climate come together on the mountainous slopes of Guatemala, where fields — and the livelihoods of indigenous farmers — are threatened by changing rainfall, rising temperature and a...

Dogs, Toddlers Show Similarities in Social Intelligence
Tuesday, February 28, 2017 - 8:54am

Most dog owners will tell you they consider their beloved pets to be members of their families. Now new research suggests that dogs may be even more like us than previously thought.

Evan...

Researchers Design Facial Recognition System for Lemurs
Tuesday, February 21, 2017 - 10:53am

The University of Arizona anthropologist Stacey Tecot has spent 17 years studying red-bellied lemurs in Madagascar's Ranomafana National Park. One of the biggest ongoing challenges in conducting...

UA Geographer Diana Liverman Selected as Expert for Special Report on Global Warming of 1.5° C
Monday, February 20, 2017 - 5:31pm

Diana Liverman, a Regents’ Professor in the School of Geography and Development, has been selected by the Intergovernmental Panel on...

Eight Questions: Ander Monson on the Essay, David Foster Wallace, and Constructing Culture through Writing
Tuesday, February 14, 2017 - 2:20pm

Ander Monson and six contributors to his most recent publication, How We Speak...

UA-Led Team Analyzes Tipping Points for Refugees
Monday, February 13, 2017 - 11:34am

Reporting via Twitter, Facebook and WhatsApp, some Aleppo residents broadcast during last year's siege and bombardment that they would not leave their Syrian city, even as they were in direct...

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