UA Studies Socioeconomic Impacts of Deepwater Horizon Spill
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.
Criminal Justice Major to Prep Students for Law Enforcement, Courts Careers
UA students interested in studying criminal justice will find a more robust program on campus starting this fall. Expanding from a concentration within the public policy and management program into its own major, the criminal justice program will prepare students for careers in law enforcement, corrections, courts systems and an array of related fields.
UA Faculty Expert Informs U.S. Supreme Court Case
Affirmative action in higher education once again will be at the forefront of national news as the U.S. Supreme Court's ruling in the Fisher v. University of Texas at Austin case is expected at any moment. The UA's Jeffrey Milem joined several researchers nationwide to develop an amicus brief summarizing key research on affirmative action in anticipation of the case.
UA Civil Discourse Institute Leads Community Conversations on Mental Health
The UA National Institute for Civil Discourse is joining forces with several other deliberative democracy groups to promote Creating Community Solutions, a series of events around the country that will allow people to engage in dialogue and action on mental health issues. President Barack Obama announced his National Dialogue on Mental Health on June 3 at the White House.