The University of Arizona

You Are What You Tweet: Using Twitter to Track Dietary Habits

UANews | August 22, 2013
A UA-led study suggests the popular social networking site Twitter can be used to track what people eat and why. This could help individuals better understand what motivates their eating behavior and help health professionals develop tailored health and weight-loss interventions for individuals.

UA Faculty Member's Film Earns National Attention

UANews | August 15, 2013
UA film faculty member Lisanne Skyler directed a documentary in the aftermath of the Los Angeles riots that gained national attention. This week, “No Loans Today,” will be accessible around the globe for the first time. It is one of 15 films chosen by the Sundance Institute for digital commercial release.

UA Wins Grant to Nurture Digital Activism in Youth

UANews | August 13, 2013
The UA has been awarded a “Project:Connect” grant for the project “LoveMaps for Middle School: Nurturing Digital Activism for Social Justice.” The UA project, in partnership with The Feminist Wire, trains youth how to connect digital technology with social justice practices. It is one of just 16 projects funded out of 266 applicants.

UA Faculty Member Elected to National Council on Rehabilitation Education Board

UANews | August 7, 2013
The UA's Aisha Shamburger Rousseau has been elected to represent the western region on the national board of directors of the National Council on Rehabilitation Education. Rousseau, an assistant professor in the department of disability and psychoeducational studies, will travel to India in the fall to work with people with disabilities and women living with HIV and AIDS.

UA Working to Expand Student Research, Graduate Admissions

UANews | July 26, 2013
A number of programs at the UA focus on helping undergraduate students get to graduate school. Connecting those efforts is the UA's Undergraduate Research Opportunities Consortium, which involves undergraduates in University research and helps prepare them to pursue advanced degrees.

UA Faculty Member Helps Staff Legal Hotline for American Indian Journalists

UANews | July 19, 2013
The Native American Journalists Association has launched a new legal hotline to create dialogue and build stronger connections among journalists and tribal nations. Kevin R. Kemper, a UA assistant professor of journalism, will serve as the legal hotline's intake liaison.