The University of Arizona

UA Professors Training Afghan Journalism Faculty

UANews | July 9, 2013
Two UA journalism professors are working with 20 Afghan journalism professors to help them develop a professional curriculum for their journalism departments. Professors Kim Newton and Maggy Zanger are working with faculty from four universities as part of a two-week workshop in India that emphasizes multimedia techniques.

UA Ranked Top 10 for Latin American History

UANews | June 27, 2013
Ranked by the U.S. News & World Report, the UA's history department has gained top 10 status in the nation for it specialty area focusing on Latin America. Sharing the top 10 status with institutions such as the University of Texas at Austin, Yale University and Duke University means the UA department is among the nation's best for advancing knowledge about economic, social and political issues in Latin American countries.

How Men and Women Cooperate

UANews | June 24, 2013
Cooperation is essential in any successful romantic relationship, but how men and women experience cooperation emotionally may be quite different, according to new UA research. While men tend to mirror their partners' emotions during moments of high mutual cooperation, women might actually have the opposite response, suggests a study in the Journal of Social and Personal Relationships.

High School Students Get Taste of Archaeology, Cultural Heritage

UANews | June 21, 2013
High school students in the Linking Hispanic Heritage through Archaeology program have been learning about Hispanic heritage while getting hands-on archaeology experience at the Arizona State Museum. The program, an American Latino Heritage project, is funded by the National Park Service, developed by Environmental Education Exchange and facilitated by the UA.

Understanding the How-To of Effective Communication in Small Groups

UANews | June 19, 2013
Have you ever sat through an ineffective meeting? Joseph Bonito, a UA communication professor, and his colleagues are investigating how groups of staff members in smoking cessation programs and how youth robotics teams communicate and make decisions. Ultimately, Bonito is working to advance new and more effective ways of meeting and communicating in small groups.

UA Studies Socioeconomic Impacts of Deepwater Horizon Spill

UANews | June 18, 2013
The UA's Brian Mayer is conducting a long-term study to examine and mitigate the socioeconomic impacts of the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf Coast region. During the five-year project, funded by a $1.7 million grant, Mayer and a team of collaborators are working to assess social vulnerability and community resiliency in Gulf communities.