September 2013 
SBS in the Community
Come On, Get Happy!  


This fall, we are presenting the first annual Downtown Lecture Series at the Fox Tucson Theatre. This year's theme: Happiness! The one-hour, free lectures will be on Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m.

Oct. 16: "Pursuing and Finding Happiness"

Oct. 23: "Compassion Training as a Path to Genuine Happiness"
Oct. 30: "How Our Surroundings Influence Happiness and Health"
Nov. 6: "The Evolutionary Links Between Exercise and Happiness"
Nov. 13: "Happiness -- A Feeling or a Future?"
For more information, click here.  

Happiness Lectur Series
In the Downtown Lecture Series, UA faculty will uncover the complexities of happiness by sharing insights from their diverse fields of study, including psychiatry, sociology, anthropology, philosophy, and integrative medicine. 
SBS Features
How Politicians Scare Voters to Their Side
Time Magazine | Research from Samara Klar, a new professor in the School of Government and Public Policy, shows that using fear tactics to sway voters often works.

"The threatening prime appears to increase worry, or anxiety," Klar writes, and the effect of that feeling becomes "an insurmountable counterweight" in situations where two parts of a person's identity are at odds on policy.


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Prof. Tim Finan talks with villagers in Bangladesh.
Empowered From Within
SBS Developments Magazine | Like generations before them, the first cohort of students in the newly minted Master's in Development Practice (MDP) have the bright-eyed zeal of people intent on changing the world. These students are being trained to find sustainable pathways out of hunger, poverty and scarcity.  

What can these students do that has not already been tried?
Apparently, quite a lot. A tide is turning in the world of development, and our UA students will band with other MDP students around the globe to leave their planet better than they found it.  More

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UA Wins Grant to Nurture Digital Activism in Youth

UA News | The UA Department of Gender and Women's Studies and Women in Science and Engineering, or WISE, will be holding workshops to train youth how to connect digital technology with social justice practices.


The UA-led project is one of only 16 projects in the nation to be awarded a Project Connect: Summer Youth Programming grant. The award is from the HASTAC Digital Media Learning Competition, with funding from the MacArthur Foundation Digital Media and Learning Initiative. More  


David Cuillier
David Cuillier
Journalism School Head Named President of Nat'l Journalism Group

Tucson Sentinel | The Society of Professional Journalists  installed David Cuillier, director of the UA School of Journalism, as its 97th president on Aug. 26.


"Today, professional journalists are needed more than ever -- given all the misinformation and bunk out there," Cuillier said. "A democratic society requires professionals skilled at collecting information, analyzing it, vetting it, and disseminating it clearly, quickly, accurately, and ethically. This is a calling, my friends." More


Links to Dept News
Upcoming Events
MENAS Colloquium
"Challenges Facing the American Muslim Community: FBI Surveillance Practices, Alienation and Entrapment"  
Sept. 6, 3 pm 

Location: Kiva Room, Student Union


Judaic Studies Lecture 
"Midwives of Rebirth: Rosenzweig, Women, and Relationship in the Weimar Jewish Renaissance"  
Sept. 25, 4 pm 
Location:  UA Hillel Foundation 

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