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Princess by Proxy: When Child Beauty Pageants Aren’t About the Kids

UANews | October 26, 2012
A new paper in the Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry takes a critical look at children's glitz beauty pageants. Author Martina M. Cartwright, UA adjunct professor of nutritional sciences, suggests that some parents who enter their children in pageants do so to serve their own needs rather than the needs of the child, exhibiting what she calls "princess by proxy."

UA Special Collections Acquires Sen. Kyl's Congressional Papers

UANews | October 24, 2012
The UA Special Collections has acquired committee files, hearing reports and other documents related to U.S. Sen. Jon Kyl's time in office. The acquisition formally was announced at the UA Special Collections on Oct. 24.

UA's Kate Kenski Tracks Election Through Talking Points, Tweets

UANews | October 22, 2012
Kate Kenski, an associate professor in the UA communication department, has spent her career studying elections. For the 2012 presidential election, Kenski is following Twitter feeds and studying talking points and the use of jokes.

UA Team Has Ideas to Improve Museum, Library Information Digitization

UANews | October 16, 2012
Digital library and archival collections are becoming increasingly popular given the Internet's emergence. Yet uniform standards for how to launch and manage such digital collections, especially those that are small-scale, are hard to come by. A UA School of Information Resources and Library Science team has some ideas for information professionals.

UA’s Arizona Operation: Military Kids Boosts Resilience

UANews | October 16, 2012
Arizona Operation: Military Kids, based in the UA College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, builds resilience and life skills in children whose parents are in the military reserves. The program recently was awarded the 2012 National Service Impact Award from the Corporation of National and Community Services.

UA Study Examines How News Spreads on Twitter

UANews | October 15, 2012
Sudha Ram, McClelland Professor of Management Information Systems at the UA, has conducted a study to see how news shared by major news agencies spreads on Twitter. The study, which looked at variables like how many times an article is retweeted or how long an article circulates on Twitter, could be useful in helping news organizations maximize their use of the social media platform.