September 2015
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Anthropology Receives $3M Gift
At its 100th anniversary commemoration last week, the School of Anthropology announced that UA alumni Philip and Kathe Gust have committed the bulk of their estate--a transformative $3 million gift--to the school to support field research for graduate students. More
Philip and Kathe Gust with anthropology graduate student Claire Barker at the Homol'ovi Research Program laboratory. Photo by John de Dios.
SBS Features
Paul Hurh at the Poetry Center's Edgar Allan Poe mural
The Year of Poe
Paul Hurh, an associate professor in the Department of English, has been studying Poe for more than half his life. That expertise is coming in handy these days as he collaborates with Literacy Connects on "Big Read Connects Tucson," which is presenting a series of events and activities throughout the year to celebrate and explore Poe and his work. More
Chris Segrin
Parents: Don't Hover! 
Chris Segrin, head of the Department of Communication, urges parents not to stifle the growth of their college-age children, offering tips on how to avoid being a "helicopter parent."

"Children exposed to helicopter parenting end up having high levels of anxiety, an excessive sense of entitlement, minimal faith in their own ability to solve problems, and higher use of prescription medication," wrote Segrin. More 
Monica Casper
UA Press Launches Book Series With The Feminist Wire
The UA Press will be collaborating with The Feminist Wire on an innovative new book series offering critiques from a diversity of perspectives on U.S. popular culture, media, and politics, including anti-feminist representations and practices.

Monica Casper, a professor in the Department of Gender and Women's Studies and the associate dean of academic affairs for the College of SBS, is a managing editor of The Feminist Wire and co-editor of the series. More 
Dane Bell (right) puts an EEG net on Rachel Brown (left) for an experiment. Bell and Brown are current Ph.D. students. Photo by Zi Yang, Arizona Daily Wildcat.
How Genetics Affect Language
Tom Bever, a Regents' Professor in the Department of Linguistics, has found that right-handed and left-handed people use different areas of their brain to process language. He also found that right-handed participants with left-handed family members may organize language more similarly to people who are left-handed. More
Photo by Steve Riggs, AZPM
UA Writing Instructors Get Raises
Non-tenure-track writing instructors will receive salary increases of up to $9,000, bringing their average annual pay to $42,000. "Now was the right time to side on the part of fairness and compensation for the people who are the first to ensure the success of our undergraduate students," said John Paul Jones, dean of the College of SBS. More 
Anthropology in Action
This month, UANews highlighted some of the ways in which the School of Anthropology interacts with the Tucson community. These articles include: Community Farm Is UA Anthropology in Action; UA Helps Plant a New Kind of Library; Professor Is a Champion of Open Space; Identifying Missing Migrants; and Training the Next Generation. You can also view a photo gallery of anthropology over the years here.
Anthropology in Action: UA Partners With Food Bank's Community Farm
Anthropology in Action: UA Partners With Food Bank's Community Farm
SBS News Briefs 
Elly Zimmer
* Linguistics graduate student Elly Zimmer wrote a blog post about outreach. This year, she will be helping to staff linguistics booths at festivals such as Tucson Meet Yourself, the Tucson Festival of Books, and the American Association for the Advancement of Science Family Days Festival in Washington, D.C. More 
* Journalism Professor Maggy Zanger wrote an op-ed titled "Higher Purpose Found in Fighting Distant War," about soldiers, aid workers, and journalists returning to northern Iraq or Syria as the war against the Islamic State continues. More 
Anna Ochoa O'Leary
* Anna Ochoa O'Leary, head of the Department of Mexican American Studies, co-wrote an op-ed describing how the current controversy over fetal tissue research has clouded the work Planned Parenthood does to improve the quality of life for impoverished women. More 
* Reyna Araibi, an honors student in the School of Government and Public Policy, wrote an op-ed titled "On Immigration: Mr. Trump, You're Wrong." More 
Kory Floyd
Kory Floyd, a new professor in the Department of Communication, is quoted in the story "Online Relationships Can't Replace Personal Contact." Floyd has a new book out titled "The Loneliness Cure: Six Strategies for Finding Real Connections in Your Life." More
* The research of communication faculty and students on how the food industry continues to market unhealthy food to kids was featured in an Arizona Daily Wildcat story. More 
Brint Milward
* Brint Milward, the director of the School of Government and Public Policy, wrote an op-ed titled "Can Public Policy Survive Without Government?" More

* History Regents' Professor Michael Schaller, who wrote a book about Ronald Reagan, is quoted in the CNN story "GOP Candidates Battle to Claim Ronald Reagan's Mantle." More

* Communication Associate Professor Kate Kenski wrote an op-ed titled "Racism Is Not Isolated."
Erin Durban-Albrecht
* Gender and Women's Studies Ph.D. graduate Erin Durban-Albrecht won the 2015 Ralph Henry Gabriel Dissertation Prize from the American Studies Association.

David Raichlen, associate professor of anthropology, was named an 1885 Society Distinguished Scholar for demonstrating leadership in his field and commitment to student engagement
. More 
Manuel Muñoz
* Manuel Muñoz, associate professor of English, won an O. Henry Award for his story "The Happiest Girl in the Whole USA."  
* Philosopher Shaun Nichols continues to receive media coverage of his research on morality, memory, and identity, including stories in The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal.
Dept News
Upcoming Events
"The Raven and the Tomahawk: Poe, Poetry, and the Rise of Popular Criticism"
Presented by the Poetry Center and Big Read Connects Tucson
Sept. 24, 7 p.m.
Location: The Poetry Center
Speaker: Paul Hurh, English Department
Grand Opening of [email protected]
A celebration of the inauguration of the Centro de Estudios Mexicanos en Tucson (CEM-T) of the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM)
Sept. 25-29

Activities will include exhibits and lectures, as well as films and cultural presentations.   
Lecture by Judith Butler: "Said with Buber: Versions of Binationalism"
Presented by RelSec (Religion, Secularism, and Political Belonging)
Sept. 29, 7 p.m.
Location: ENR2 Room N120

Convergences: "The Future"
Presented by the Department of English
Oct. 2, 12 noon
Location: Modern Languages 453
This year's Convergences theme "Futures" will showcase the ways in which language and literature imagine, predict, and expect different shapes of things to come. 
Journalism at The Loft: "The Paper"
Presented by the School of Journalism
Oct. 8, 7 p.m.
Location: The Loft Cinema
"The Paper," a 1994 comedy from director Ron Howard about big city journalism, will be followed by a discussion with Sam Sifton, a senior editor at The New York Times.
"The Age of Clinton: the 1990s as a Golden Age for Americans, Israel and the Jews, or Not"
Presented by the Arizona Center for Judaic Studies
Oct. 11, 7 p.m.
Location: The Tucson Jewish Community Center
"Thieves of State: Why Corruption Threatens Global Security"
Presented by the Tucson Committee on Foreign Relations and the School of Government and Public Policy
Oct. 14, 12 noon
Location: Student Union, Kiva Room
Speaker: Sarah Chayes, senior associate at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
Downtown Lecture Series on Immortality
Presented by the College of SBS
Wednesdays, Oct. 14-Nov. 11, 6:30 p.m.
Location: Fox Theatre More
(He)arts at Home/ Corazones en Casa
Oct. 23, 5 p.m.
Location: Cesar E. Chavez, 2nd floor
The Mexican American Studies Department invites you to its "Open House" during homecoming week to celebrate the work of community artists.
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