The University of Arizona

Project Diversifies Voices in the National Public Sphere

UANews | April 24, 2014
The UA College of Social and Behavioral Sciences has brought The OpEd Project to Tucson. The national media outreach campaign trains women thought leaders to produce editorials for news outlets in an effort to diversify perspectives and opinions in the public sphere.

Mexican Culture's Endangered Whistle Speech Documented by UA's David Yetman

UANews | April 18, 2014
One of the jewels of the UA's Southwest Center is a documentary on the whistled speech of the Chinantecan people of Oaxaca, Mexico, who rely on the lifts and depressions of whistling to communicate across great distances. UA researcher David Yetman, who has devoted his career to studying and documenting the cultures of the Americas, collaborated to document the whistled speech of the last Chinantec whistlers.

Searching for the Self: Morality Makes You Who You Are

UANews | April 4, 2014
The quest for what defines individual identity – the self – drives many human philosophical, scientific and religious inquiries. UA professor Shaun Nichols has co-authored a study that provides an answer: Personal moral traits are considered the most important self-defining characteristics, he finds.

4-H Programs Bring Enrichment and Learning to Thousands in Arizona

UANews | March 28, 2014
Each year, children across the state learn new skills through Arizona's 4-H, organized by the UA's Cooperative Extension. It's providing life-changing experiences and setting many on the path to successful careers.

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

UANews | March 25, 2014
The MTV reality show "16 and Pregnant" is intended to steer teens away from unplanned pregnancy. But UA researcher Jennifer Stevens Aubrey and her collaborators have found that teenagers who regularly watch the show are actually developing beliefs and attitudes about pregnancy that are in opposition to the show's goals.

Camp Cooper Celebrates 50 Years of Environmental Learning in Southern Arizona

UANews | March 24, 2014
Since 1964, Camp Cooper has taught more than 130,000 children about the wonders of the Sonoran Desert. The center is managed through a groundbreaking partnership between the UA College of Education and Tucson Unified School District.