March 2014
SBS Features

Don't Miss the Festival of Books! 

Attention book lovers! The Tucson Festival of Books, one of the largest book festival in the country, will take place on Saturday, March 15 and Sunday, March 16 on the UA campus. The College of Social and Behavioral Sciences' faculty and units will be out in full force -- in booths, book signings and panels! Here is a summary of where to find the College of SBS at one of the coolest events in Tucson!  

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UA School of Journalism Director Testified at Senate Hearing on FOIA

Dave Cuillier, director of the School of Journalism, appeared before the Senate Committee on the Judiciary on March 11 to give feedback on the U.S. Freedom of Information Act. "The Senate is really interested in taking a look at how it can help improve citizens' access to federal government," said Cuillier, who is also president of the Society of Professional Journalists. "There are just a bunch of things that need to be done because really the process is broken." More

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SGPP Students Go To Washington 

In January 2014, the School of Government and Public Policy funded eight undergraduate students to attend the Inside Washington: Academic Seminar in Washington, D.C. The students raved about the experience. Ashley Gureviz wrote, "This was an opportunity of a lifetime and I am forever grateful that SGPP allowed me to attend." A special thanks goes to Melody Robidoux, whose Foundation helped provide travel funds. To read more student testimonials, click here.  

Town and Gown Lecture Features Ancient British Monuments

What did Stonehenge and other ancient monuments mean to the inhabitants of 16th and 17th century Britain? In the annual Town and Gown Lecture, Alexandra Walsham, a Cambridge professor of modern history, will explore the medieval traditions, legends and myths that accumulated around these mysterious structure and examine how attitudes toward them were shaped by the religious and political upheavals of the Reformation and the Civil Wars of the 1640s and 50s. The free lecture is on April 2 at 7 p.m. in the Ares Auditorium. The event is presented by the Division for Late Medieval and Reformation Studies. More

Mediterranean Archaeology Program Receives Books from Greek Government

The Archaeological Receipts Fund, part of the Greek Ministry of Culture and Sports, donated 70 volumes of the Archaiologikon Deltion (the official Archaeological Bulletin of Greece) to the UA. This archaeological publication will be an invaluable contribution to archaeological research in Mediterranean Archaeology within the School of Anthropology and the Center for Mediterranean Archaeology and the Environment. More

The Wolves in Our Dogs

Diana Liverman, a professor in the School of Geography and Development and the co-director of the Institute of the Environment, wrote an op-ed for Pacific Standard titled "The Wolves in Our Dogs: Are We Trying to Protect the Species Because They're So Much Like Man's Best Friend?" More 

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Upcoming Events
"Israel Amidst the Arab Turmoil"

The Jeffrey Plevan Memorial Lecture in the Arizona Center for Judaic Studies
March 27, 5 p.m.
Speaker: Itamar Rabinovich, President of the Israel Institute and Israel's former Ambassador to the United States
Location: the UA Hillel Foundation
Free. More 

Taleghani Lecture: "Voices of Spring" featuring Hossein Omoumi

Presented by the Department of Linguistics

March 27, 7:30 p.m. 

Features classical Persian music, combined with Persian poetry
Location: Crowder Hall
Free. More 

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