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Students Practice Excavation Skills at University Indian Ruins

UANews | March 12, 2013
Students interested in archaeology get real experience working in the field at the University Indian Ruins, a 13-acre Hohokam village site owned and maintained by the UA since the 1930s. The site, normally closed to the public, will be open for tours on March 16 in honor of Arizona Archaeology and Heritage Awareness Month.

UA Sociologist's Book Explores Ongoing Labor Crises

UANews | March 7, 2013
Jeffrey Sallaz's new book, "Labor, Economy, and Society," looks at how labor operates in a capitalist society and how that may lead to recurring labor crises. Sallaz, who wrote the book because he was dissatisfied with discourse in the media surrounding the recession, said he hopes it can provide a new context for thinking about the recession and employment.

The Distance Between a Mistake and a Lie

UANews | March 4, 2013
UA researcher Don Fallis has spent years studying lies and deception in social interactions and popular culture, developing a framework to better explain the difference between an honest mistake and an intentional lie. He has published scholarly articles, essays and book chapters on "Game of Thrones," "The Big Bang Theory" and "The Catcher in the Rye."

The Power of Positive Communication

UANews | February 28, 2013
Positive communication is hugely beneficial to your relationships, your mind and your health, researchers say. The UA's Margaret Pitts and her collaborator, Thomas Socha, have organized the first collection of scholarly works devoted to positive interpersonal communication in their discipline.

UA to Host Water Security Experts at Annual Conference

UANews | February 26, 2013
The UA's Water Resources Research Center will host a conference on water security March 5 on the UA campus. Organized in partnership with the U.S. Geological Survey, the conference will cover topics such as climate change, water management and Arizona's water future.

Reconnecting Politics, Economics and Social Justice

UANews | February 21, 2013
In the UA’s highly competitive Philosophy, Politics, Economics and Law program, students are learning the foundational aspects of issues related to Constitutional law, economic welfare, social justice and other topics. Faculty members intend for students to have a deeper understanding of economic systems and political issues.