April 2014
UA Campaign Launch on April 11

Join us for the April 11 Campaign Kick-off! It's the launch of the biggest fundraising campaign in the University of Arizona's history, and we want you to be a part of it. SBS activities include a lecture titled "Marriage: Promises and Peril" and interactive displays on the science of language, the Middle East, and heritage foods. More

SBS Features
UA Researcher Finds Negative Impact of MTV Show '16 and Pregnant'

UANews | The MTV reality show "16 and Pregnant" is intended to prevent unplanned pregnancy, especially among teenagers. But Jennifer Stevens Aubrey, an associated professor in the Department of Communication, and her collaborators have found that teenagers who regularly watch the program actually develop beliefs and attitudes about pregnancy that are in opposition to the show's goals. More

UA legislative interns

From the UA to the Arizona State Capitol

UANews | UA legislative interns are keeping busy schedules while the Legislature is in session. They are meeting in Phoenix with statewide constituent groups, writing speeches, attending committee meetings and hearings, conducting research, summarizing and presenting bills, and preparing amendments. The UA College of SBS has coordinated this internship program for UA students for decades. Hear about the interns' experiences here.  

Searching for the Self: Morality Makes You Who You Are

UANews | What makes you who you are? Your experiences? Your memories? Your favorite foods? None of these truly define us. What people believe really make us individuals are our personal moral traits, according to a new study co-authored by Shaun Nichols, a professor in the Department of Philosophy. More 

Regents' Professor Mary Stiner
SBS Faculty Receive UA Teaching and Research Awards!

Faculty in SBS received three major UA teaching awards! Carol Schwalbe, an associate professor in the School of Journalism, received the University of Arizona Foundation Leicester and Kathryn Sherrill Creative Teaching Award. Both anthropologist Susan Shaw and sociologist Robin Stryker received Graduate & Professional Education Teaching and Mentoring Awards.  


In addition, UA anthropologist Mary Stiner was named a Regents' Professor. The title of Regents' Professor is reserved for faculty members whose exceptional achievements merit national and international distinction. Stiner is an expert in the Mediterranean cultures of the Middle Paleolithic through the Stone Age. More  

UA Journalism School Introduces New Course on Mobile Web Apps

The School of Journalism now offers an innovative course where students pitch an idea for a mobile application that does a social good. The course provides students with web programming skills, user application interface theory knowledge and a chance to develop his/her own web application. The course "Mobile Web Apps" is a partnership between the School of Journalism and the Arizona Daily Star. More 

SBS News Briefs 
Lane Kenworthy
*  The New York Times featured a Q/A with UA sociologist Lane Kenworthy on the subject of inequality. More  

*  Leila Hudson, a professor in the School of Middle Eastern and North African Studies, wrote an op-ed about fascist iconography for Aljazeera America.  More    

Anthropologist Norma Mendoza-Denton wrote an op-ed in the Arizona Daily Star titled "Why do we laud "toughness" in politics?" More
Geographer Connie Woodhouse co-wrote a letter to the editor that was published in The New York Times about how climate change is related to drought. More
Professor Margaret Wilder was the guest speaker at the Arizona Model United Nations High School Conference
The Arizona Model United Nations, which is supported by the School of Government and Public Policy, just held its 52nd annual High School Conference at the UA, teaching nearly 200 high school students from the U.S. and Mexico about the importance of collaborating in addressing global challenges. More

In honor of Women's History Month, UANews highlighted UA women whose achievements have had a lasting impact on the campus and beyond. Several of our faculty -- Elizabeth Kennedy, Miranda Joseph, Susan Karant-Nunn, Ofelia Zepeda, Diana Liverman, Susan Stryker, Sally Stevens and Monica Casper -- were featured. More here and here. 
Dept News
Upcoming Events
"Germany in Europe"
April 7-12
Events include a study abroad fair, a movie showing, a poetry reading, and an EU simulation!
Our School of Government and Public Policy is helping sponsor the week, and its faculty and students are also participating.


"Terrors of the Desert Sublime: Historical Political Ecology for a Sustainable Future"

Presented by the Center for Middle Eastern Studies

April 16, 4 pm

Location: Marshall 490


Magellan Circle Dinner
Annual dinner for the College's fundraising society
April 29, 5:30 pm

Location: Arizona Inn
$100/person. More

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